Space Enterprise Summit

Space Enterprise Summit

Co-Hosted by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce

Harry S. Truman Building
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC
June 26 – 27, 2019


Day One – June 26

12:30 pm Registration

2:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks: Video

  • Karen Dunn Kelley, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce: Remarks 
  • Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, NASA
  • Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State: Remarks

3:00 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm Commercial Perspectives Roundtable: Video
The Role of Commercial Entities and the Path to the Trillion Dollar Economy
Leaders from across the space industry discuss their company’s role in fostering the expansion of the space sector, including insights into how policies have affected their growth, and what it will take to get to the trillion dollar space economy.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Ron Epstein, Senior Equity Analyst, Bank of America
  • Dan Hart, CEO, Virgin Orbit
  • Jimi Crawford, Founder/CEO, Orbital Insight
  • Ron Lopez, President, Astroscale USA
  • Curt Blake, CEO, Spaceflight Industries
  • Suzi McBride, COO, Iridium
  • Dan Hendrickson , Vice President, Astrobotic

4:30 pm Heads of Agency Roundtable
New Policies and Perspectives for Collaboration
Space is an interdisciplinary field and the number of government entities with space equities has increased. This is an opportunity for senior officials and heads of space agencies to discuss their plans to enhance commercial collaboration towards developing a sustainable space economy.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Wayne Monteith, FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
  • Sylvain Laporte, President, Canadian Space Agency
  • Koichi Wakata, JAXA Vice President, Director General, Human Spaceflight Technology
  • Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Luxembourg

5:30 pm Day One Concludes
The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives: Remarks

6:00 pm VIP Reception
Remarks by Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council


Day Two – June 27

7:00 am Registration

8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks: Video

8:50 am Space Inspiration to Space Innovation: Video
Science fiction plays a pivotal role in inspiring engineers and scientists, who work to convert parts of those worlds into reality. Classics like Star Wars and Star Trek and new mediums today continue to inspire the general public. This panel will explore how the creators of science fiction use our love of space to educate and inspire innovators and futurists.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Marina Koren, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
  • Deborah Barnhart, Director, U.S. Space & Rocket Center (Home of SpaceCamp)
  • John de Lancie, Actor, Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Christian Davenport, Journalist, The Washington Post and Author of The Space Barons

9:40 am Open Architectures and Data Sharing in the Age of Transparency: Video
This panel takes an in-depth look at Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management while examining questions regarding data sharing and interoperability, global participation in open architecture systems, and the role of commercial providers in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of SSA data and STM services.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Kevin O’Connell, Director of Space Commerce, Department of Commerce
  • Pascal Faucher, Chair, EU SST Consortium
  • Andrew D’Uva, Advisor, Space Data Association
  • Susumu Yoshitomi, Executive Director, Japan Space Forum

10:40 am Networking Break

11:00 am Partners in Long Term Sustainability: Video
States will provide an overview of how their domestic and commercial space policies have developed to ensure the responsible use of space.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Ken Hodgkins, Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, U.S. Department of State
  • Elle Agnew, Manager, International and Regulatory Affairs, Policy Department, Canadian Space Agency
  • Andre Rypl, Embassy Secretary at Embassy of Brazil in Vienna
  • Arfan Chaudhry, Head of International Policy, UK Space Agency
  • Audrey Schaffer, Director, Space Strategy and Plans, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Tammy Ben-Haim, Minister for Public Diplomacy, Israeli Embassy

11:50 am Lunch
Hosted in U.S. Diplomacy Center

1:30 pm Role Models for Emerging Space States: Video
This panel will highlight emerging space nations and their regulatory authorities. It will address the economic power and financial benefit of transparent regulatory regimes and discuss the potential negative impacts of dual regulation.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Peter Martinez, Secure World Foundation
  • Tim Bradley, Australian Minister Counsellor for Industry, Science & Education
  • Talal Al Kassi, Senior Advisor, UAE Space Agency
  • Marta Mager, Head of Agency, New Zealand Space Agency
  • Simonetta Di Pippo, OOSA Director, United Nations
  • Casey Mace, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States to Luxembourg

2:25 pm Remarks
Remarks by Thomas Dorame, Vice President of Strategic Operations, Space Foundation

2:30 pm Business Relationships in the Global Space Era
The future of space is commercial, which means new opportunities for industry to partner and interact with government stakeholders. This panel examines such opportunities and addresses changes in how the commercial space industry interacts with government, both from the regulatory and supplier-customer perspective.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Mike Gold, COMSTAC
  • Indra Hornsby, Executive Vice President for Corporate Development, Rocket Lab
  • Takeshi Hakamada, CEO, iSpace
  • Caryn Schenewerk, Sr. Director, Space Flight Policy, SpaceX
  • Cindy Martin-Brennan, Director of Stakeholder Management, National Lab ISS
  • Hidekazu Takakura, Director of Japan NSPS
  • Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, Department of Energy
  • Talal Al Kassi, Senior Advisor, UAE Space Agency

3:25 pm Networking Break

3:50 pm Private and NGO Partners in Long Term Sustainability in Space
This panel will exchange views on how industry played a pivotal role in developing the 21 guidelines on long term sustainability in outer space and the importance of continuing to ensure industry best practices are adopted by the broader international community.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moderator: Dan Dumbacher, Executive Director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Mary Lynne Dittmar, Executive Director, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
  • Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association
  • Steve Nixon, President, SmallSat Alliance
  • Timothy Maclay, Head of Mission Systems Engineering, OneWeb
  • Travis Langster, Vice President DoD and Intel Space Business Development, Analytical Graphics Inc.

4:45 pm Closing Remarks: Video 

  • Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans & Intl Environmental & Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Kevin O’Connell, Director of Space Commerce, Department of Commerce

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