Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 26 June

14:00 -14:30 - Chinese Space Programme presentation

by Yu QI – Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department, China National Space Administration (CNSA)

14:30-16:00 - Round table 1: Space Economy

This round table will highlight the current evolutions and upcoming trends occurring within the global space economy. Space has always been a major factor in economic development for many fields by integrating and developing new technologies, infrastructures and services. Nowadays, this dynamic takes a significant ramp up as space – throughout new added-value services, private investments, strong ecosystems, new entrants – provides new attractive economic opportunities and approaches for all industries and institutions.


Facilitated by Claire JOLLY – Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OCDE

Keynote speaker: Thanh-Long HUYNH – Chief Executive Officer, Quantcube

Foreseen speakers:
Lucy EDGE – Chief Operations Officer, Catapult

François LOMBARD – Senior Vice President, Director of Intelligence business Airbus Defence and Space

Corinne MAILLES – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Telespazio
Viktoria OTERO DEL VAL – Vice President Innovation & Strategy, Thales Alenia Space

Véronique SEGUIN – Vice President Marketing, Sales & Communication, SODERN

16:30 - Welcome Adress

by Lionel SUCHET, CNES Chief Operating Officer

16:35 - Round table: Industry challenges facing future space markets and ambitions

Jean-Loïc GALLE – President and Chief Executive Officer, Thales Alenia Space

Nicolas CHAMUSSY – Executive Vice President Space Systems, Airbus

Benoît MOULAS – President, COMAT

Pierre DELSAUX – Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Gilles RABIN – Director of Innovation, Applications and Science, CNES

17:30 - Round table: Regional ecosystem for space innovation

Carole DELGA – President of the Occitanie Regional Council

Bernard KELLER – Vice-President, Toulouse Métropole

Philippe ROBARDEY – President, Toulouse Haute-Garonne Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Frédéric PRADEILLES – Director of Digital Technologies and Operations – Toulouse Space Centre Site Director, CNES

17:55 - Institutional and Policy Speeches

Yulang TIAN – Secretary General, China National Space Administration (CNSA)
Johann-Dietrich WÖRNER – Director General, ESA
Pierre DELSAUX – Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Jean-Yves LE GALL – President, CNES

18:45 - Inauguration

Startups village


19:15 Welcome Reception sponsored by Airbus and Space Alliance