Space Policy/Industry Dialogue 2017

The annual Space Policy/Industry Dialogue has the objective to connect the industry from the space sector with politics and agencies to allow for an open and fruitful discussion on the status and future of the sector. A regular exchange of information between industry and policy is substantial to learn about expectations, barriers and the future roadmap of space in Europe. Moreover, particular challenges and opportunities exist for the space applications industry that need to be addressed on a European level. The Space Policy/Industry Dialogue provides a platform to facilitate the discussion among key stakeholders from space & space applications and the possibility for networking and meeting alike during the event.

This year’s Space Policy/Industry Dialogue is focused on debating the future of space and space applications. To what extent do companies need to reorient due to the changing framework: financial framework post2020, EU space strategy, the ESA’s Ministerial decisions, mega-trends and the developments linked to New Space?

How can politics and agencies support companies in order to maintain and extend their competitiveness and what is politics expecting from Europe’s companies? Along with this, Galileo and Copernicus are now @work - Galileo delivering first basic services since mid-December 2016 and after the recent launch of the fifth Copernicus satellite, Sentinel 2B, in March 2017, Europe is entering the tough competition for market shares in navigation and earth observation applications. What are the next steps to be undertaken?


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AGENDA - 24 May 2017  -  English

09.30   Registration
  • Johannes von Thadden, Airbus DS
  • Frank Negretti, bavAIRia e.V.
  • Dietmar Schneyer, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology
13.20Key Note - Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal
13.301st Panel Discussion: Future of Space


  • Monika Hohlmeier, European Parliament
  • Ulrike Bohlmann, European Space Agency (ESA)
  • Gerd Gruppe, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
  • Johannes von Thadden, Airbus DS
  • Marco Fuchs, OHB SE
  • Ernst K. Pfeiffer, HPS GmbH
  • Martin Blaser, Advanced Space Power Equipment GmbH


  • Frank Negretti, bavAIRia e.V.
12.00Lunch Break
13.00Key Note - Tobias Miethaner, BMVI
13.152nd Panel Discussion: Future of Space Applications


  • Reinhard Blasi, European GNSS Agency (GSA)
  • Tobias Miethaner, BMVI
  • Alexander Mager, Ludwig Bölkow Campus
  • Andreas Nil, MediaMobil Communication GmbH
  • Thorsten Rudolph, Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Stefan Saradeth, GAF AG


  • Roya Ayazi, NEREUS
14.45Wrap-up & Conclusions - Jean-Jacques Tortora, ESPI
15.00End & Get-together - Roya Ayazi, NEREUS & Bärbel Deisting, bavAIRia e.V.
16.00End of event