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The Event

Held under the auspices of the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union, the EU Space Conference 2021 is gathering high-level institutional speakers, industry representatives and members of the European space ecosystem.

The event is the opportunity for attendees to first-hand insights into the European Union’s Secure Connectivity initiative.

The Agenda

Secure Connectivity initiative,
an innovative EU space-based global secure connectivity system

Welcome Addresses
  • Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, in charge of Defence Industry and Space, European Commission

Secure Connectivity Initiative,
a major boost for the European New Space ambition

Panel Discussion

This Session aims at further exchanging on the EU Secure Connectivity Initiative and its great opportunities for the European industrial ecosystem and beyond.
This panel discussion will delve into the merits of Space-based secure connectivity for governments and businesses in an evolving international system.

  • Catherine Kavvada, Director for Innovation and Outreach, Directorate General for Defence Industry and Space, European Commission
  • Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
  • Olivier Lemaitre, Secretary General, Eurospace
  • Aarti Holla-Maini, Secretary General, EMEA satellite operators Association – ESOA
  • Juan Tomás Hernani, CEO of SATLANTIS & President of the Young European Enterprises Syndicate Space (YEESS)

Closing Remarks
  • Niklas Nienass, Member of the European Parliament