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Global Space and Technology Convention 2024 Conference Programme .

15 February 2024 Conference Programme*
Registration Starts
9:20am – 9:25am
Opening Ceremony
9:25am – 9:30am
Welcome Remarks
Mr Jeremy Chan, Chairman, Singapore Space and Technology Ltd
9:30am – 9:40am
Opening Address
Guest of Honour: Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Republic of Singapore
9:40am – 9:50am
Key Announcements
9:50am – 10:00am
Singapore Space Address
Mr Ravinder Singh, Group COO (Technology & Innovation) & President, Defence & Public Security, ST Engineering
10:00am – 10:10am
Keynote Presentation: Unleashing the Power of Earth Observation Satellites for a Sustainable Tomorrow
Mr Manuel Lagarde, Vice-President, Head of Sales Integrated Space Solutions, Airbus Defence and Space
10:10am – 10:20am
Keynote Presentation: Enabling a Safe, Smart & Sustainable Singapore through Space-based Technology
Humans have constantly looked to the stars to better manage the cities they live in. SLA plays a critical role in enabling space based applications to be used for building a smart, safe, and sustainable city. SLA’s SiReNT is key to helping us locate and track objects accurately and precisely. In addition, SLA’s drive for partnerships between the industry and academic sector facilitates the building and deepening of space based competencies.
Mr Colin Low, Chief Executive, Singapore Land Authority (SLA)
10:20am – 11:00am
Tea Break / Visit to Exhibition / MOU Signings
11:00am – 11:20am
Luminary Sharing: Unveiling Possibilities – The Cosmic Catalyst of Technological Innovation
In this captivating opening keynote, we present a luminary whose influence reverberates across the industry. This distinguished speaker will delve into the heart of how space technology is driving global innovation on earth, in space and in the universe. The presentation will explore the remarkable ways in which space technology acts as a catalyst, igniting advancements across diverse technological realms.
Ms Candace Johnson, Entrepreneur, Founder and Investor
SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, ILS, Kacific
Chair of Seraphim Space Advisory Board and Partner
Founding Vice Chair of NorthStar Earth & Space
11:20am – 11:35am
Presentation: Sustainable Launchers
Mr Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer, Arianespace
11:35am – 12:25pm
Space Agency Dialogue: Amalgamating Data, Resources and Knowledge to Help Younger Space-Faring Nations
• H.E. Salem AlQubaisi, Director-General, United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA)
• Professor Anupam Ojha, Director, UKSA International and ESA
• Dr Naoko Sugita, Advisor to the Director, Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
• Mr Lionel Suchet, Chief Operating Officer, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
• Mr Li Guoping, Chief Engineer, China National Space Administration (CNSA)
Moderator: Mr Ronald Tong, Deputy Executive Director, Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn)
12:25pm – 12:40pm
Presentation: Mapping Earth from Space: Development and Trends

Geospatial information and technology are key enablers to ensure cities are safe, sustainable and smart. A large amount of geospatial information is captured from space utilising space-based technologies such as Earth Observation satellites and Global Navigation Satellite Systems. This presentation aims to update the developments and trends of “Mapping from Space”, focusing on geospatial data and information generation.
Dr Victor Khoo, Director, Survey and Geomatics Division, Singapore Land Authority (SLA)
12:40pm – 1:40pm
Lunch / Visit to Exhibition
Sub-Theme 1: Pioneering Smart, Secure, and Resilient Solutions
In an era defined by data, connectivity, and automation, we explore the synergy between space and intelligent technologies. From fortifying economies to safeguarding against emerging threats, this track illuminates the roadmap to a smarter, more secure, and resilient world, powered by space.


1:40pm – 2:20pm
Panel: Connected Horizons – Satellite-Enhanced Global Transportation and Connectivity
With tremendous advancements in GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and DGSS (Differential Global Satellite System) technology, panelists discuss how satellite technologies are reshaping air, land and maritime traffic management in the face of growing global logistics disruptions, introduction of autonomous transportation systems and a rising demand for more secure systems.
• Dr Victor Khoo, Director, Survey and Geomatics Division, Singapore Land Authority
• Professor Grzegorz Brona, Co-owner and CEO, Creotech Instruments
• Mr David Foo, Assistant Chief Executive (Ops-Tech), Maritime Port Authority
• Ms Siu Min Lee, Regional Business Development Director, Inmarsat
Moderator: Mr Jeremy Hallett, Executive Chairman, Space Industry Association of Australia
2:20pm – 2:30pm
Presentation: Creating Global Transparency With Persistent High-Resolution SAR
Mr John Cartwright, SVP and Head of Product for Data, ICEYE
2:30pm – 3:10pm
Panel: Maritime Watch – Elevating Defence and Security through Earth Observation
Experts discuss how the latest developments in Earth Observation are impacting monitoring, management, response and enforcement across our global waters. From challenges of data interpretation and technology integration to the creation of the right regulatory frameworks, they unpack what is happening on the ground and look ahead at future trends
• Mr John Serafini, CEO, Hawkeye 360
• Mr Fergus Miller, Strategic Business Lead, In-Space Missions Limited
• Mr Clément Galic, Chief Executive Officer, Unseenlabs
Moderator: Mr Sreeram Ananthasayanam, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
3:10pm – 3:50pm
Panel: Cyber Sentinels – Securing Tomorrow’s Space Assets
As we move from the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Internet is Everything age, cyber risks will rise at an unprecedented rate. What are the latest encryption techniques to safeguard satellite communications? What are the security challenges in space communications that lie ahead? How can AI be securely integrated into cybersecurity innovations? How do we future-proof our global supply chains? This panel discusses how technology, international collaboration and regulation come together to shift cyber security into high gear.
• Dr Yan Michalevsky, Co-founder, Cryptosat
• Dr Robert Bedington, CTO and Co-Founder, SpeQtral
• Mr Tony Holt, Director of Business Development and Propositions, In-Space Missions
Moderator: Mr Chris Cubbage, Director & Executive Editor, MySecurity Media
3:50pm – 4:20pm
Tea Break / Visit to Exhibition
Sub-Theme 2: Our Planet for the Next Generation
Amidst the critical global climate crisis that casts shadows over human existence, we unveil how space technology emerges as a beacon of hope. From deciphering climate patterns to anticipating catastrophic events, satellite data becomes a lifeline. As we stand at the crossroads of environmental turmoil, this sub-theme explores the profound potential of space technology to predict, manage, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Join us as we delve into the innovative strategies shaping a sustainable planet for generations to come.


4:20pm – 4:30pm
Presentation: Space for SDGs: Unveiling the Risks
Dr Olga Sokolova, CTO, Sirin Orbital Systems AG
4:30pm – 5:10pm
Panel: Humanitarian Horizons – Mitigation, Preparedness, and Recovery from Disasters
2023 has been a record year for earthquakes, wildfires, droughts, floods, landslides, cyclones and storms – and in the face of the burgeoning climate crisis, these catastrophes will only grow exponentially year-on-year. With the public, private and people sectors now more united than ever behind one common goal, panelists examine key developments in space-based innovations, collaboration, advanced Earth Observation, data-sharing, and technology accessibility and integration to get ahead of the catastrophe curve.
• Mr Christian Patouraux, Founder & CEO, Kacific Broadband Satellites
• Assoc Prof Sang-Ho Yun, Associate Professor at ASE/EEE of NTU and Director of EOS Remote Sensing Lab
• Ms. Lesley Cordero, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, The World Bank
• Mr Kazutaka Kumeno, Deputy General Manager, Space Business Development Dept., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation HQ
• Mr Yutaka Moriai, Executive Officer, Group President, Global Business Group, Space Business Unit, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
Moderator: Mr Chris Chiesa, Deputy Executive Director, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)
5:10pm – 5:50pm
Panel: Sustainable Futures: Using Satellite Data for Climate-Resilient Smart City Planning
In 2050, there will be 10 billion people living on the planet with 75 per cent of them living in cities. How can GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), data mapping and enhanced satellite imagery help us design more sustainable, smart cities for a future that is already on our doorstep? This panel examines the different ways that space technology and data can be used to leapfrog urban planning strategies today to mitigate the impacts of climate change and urban heat to reshape the model of sustainability.
• Dr Motoyuki Arai, Founder & CEO, Synspective Inc.
• Dr Heein (Ian) Yang, Team Manager of Space Studio, CONTEC
• Mr Luke Fischer, CEO, SkyFi
• Mr Aylwin Tan, Chief Customer Solutions Officer, CapitaLand
Moderator: Ms Nicolette Yeo, Director, Innovation, Singapore Space and Technology Limited
End of Day 1
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cocktail Reception

* Programme may be subject to change.

16 February 2024 Conference Programme*
Registration Starts
8:30am – 9:15am
Industry Chiefs Dialogue – Importance of a Space Division to Enhance Business Agility
• Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
• Mr Tony Holt, Director of Business Development and Propositions, In-Space Missions
• Mrs Ada Shani, Managing Director, IAI Asia Pte. Ltd
Moderator: Mr Jonathan Hung, Executive Director, Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn)
9:15am – 9:30am
Featured Country Address
Professor Anupam Ojha, Director, UKSA International and ESA
9:30am – 10:15am
Panel: Promoting Space Sector Engagement
The panel will look to present the UK, opportunities, future engagements, collaboration and business opportunities.
• Josh Broom, Head of Space for the Department of Business and Trade
• Charlie Haire, Head of Business Development for RAL Space, STFC
• Peter Stocken, Head of Business Development & Sales for In-Space Missions
• Rafel Jordab Siquier, CEO and founder of Open Cosmos
Moderator: Kaoutar Abousmir, Head of International Space Strategy for the Department got Science, Innovation and Technology
10:15am  – 10:45am
Tea Break / Visit to Exhibition
10:45am – 11:25am
Regional Space Agency Dialogue – Enabling Sustainable Regional Development through Space
• Dr Damrongrit Niammuad, Deputy Executive Director, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency
• Dr Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr., Director General, Philippine Space Agency
• Mr Waleed A. Alsaleh, Director of Space Ecosystem Development, Communications, Space & Technology Commission
• Mr Jonathan Hung, Executive Director, Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn)
• Mr Madin Maseeh, President, Maldives Space Research Organisation (MSRO)
Moderator: Ms Jacqueline Chan, Partner, Milbank LLP
Sub-Theme 3: Expanding the Horizons of Space
With the pulsating rhythm of innovation and privatisation, new and old horizons converge. From rekindling space exploration to crafting sustainable, green technologies and embedding neural networks in our systems, possibilities flourish. This sub-theme probes into leveraging these transformations for optimised outcomes and spearheading inventive solutions to future challenges.


11:25am – 12:10pm
Panel: Edge Computing in Space Missions
With edge computing the key to accelerating the democratization of space and extracting the value of massive amounts of space data, experts in the field discuss how satellites can be outfitted as edge devices, the challenges and the tremendous implications edge computing has for accelerating access to space data and applications.
• Mr Avi Shabtai, CEO, Ramon Space
• Mr Victor Chun, Chief Business Officer, TelePIX
• Mr Michał Zachara, COO, KP Lab
• Dr Yonatan Winetraub, Co-founder, Cryptosat
Moderator: Associate Professor Tan Tin Wee, Chief Executive, National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore
12:10pm – 12:25pm
Presentation: AI Horizons – A New Frontier with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Space
Mr Coby Schondorf (M.Sc.), Manager, Intelligence Solutions based on AI & Data Science, ELTA System Ltd.
12:25pm – 1:25pm
Lunch / Visit to Exhibition
1:25pm – 2:05pm
Panel: Beyond the Horizon: Strategic Insights into Space Technology Financing and Investments
As the space industry rapidly evolves, established companies and emerging startups must understand the funding mechanisms and investment strategies involved. This panel brings together industry experts, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs to explore the complex realm of space technology financing. They will offer strategic insights into investment landscapes, technological trends, and the evolving dynamics that shape the future of the industry.
• Mr Vishesh Rajaram, Founding Partner, Speciale Invest
• Dr Mark Shmulevich, Managing Partner, Aloniq
• Mr Remi Choong, Principal, Elev8.vc
• Mr Mark Boggett, Chief Executive Officer, Seraphim
Moderator: Mr Jake Saunders, Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services, ABI Research
2:05pm – 2:50pm
Panel: Pioneering Possibilities – Enabling Next-Generation Space Stations to Propel Technological Frontiers
With the plan for the International Space Station to be decommissioned by 2031 and the privatization of space stations, the race for next-generation space stations is on. From modular designs and latest power and communications technologies to research facilities, self-sufficiency and economic viability, the space industry is buzzing with activity as the next-generation space station discussion opens up new opportunities for the commercial space sector – which our esteemed panel will examine in more detail.
• Mr David Caponio, SVP, Product & Business Development, Vast Space
• Mr Ryota Nakanishi, General Manager, Space Business Dept., Mitsui Bussan Aerospace
• Ms Dana Baki, Chief Commercial Officer, The Exploration Company
• Mr Rohit Jha, CEO & Co-Founder, Transcelestial
• Mr Garvey McIntosh, Senior Director for International Government Business, Axiom Space
Moderator: Mr Joerg Kreisel, CEO, JKIC | Chairman + Co-Founder, iBOSS | Secretary, CONFERS Executive Committee
2:50pm – 3:35pm
Panel: Celestial Innovators: Revolutionising Launch Services for Tomorrow’s Missions
An estimated 7500 active satellites orbit Earth and about 50 on average take to the skies every week. With the burgeoning interest in space, esteemed experts on the panel share the recent technological innovations in space launch capabilities, discuss the role of AI and automation in optimizing launch operations, and advancements in materials and manufacturing processes like 3D printing to achieve reusability, safety, scalability, flexibility and cost efficiency.
• Mr Simon Gwozdz, CEO, Equatorial Space
• Dr Ho Chaw Sing, CEO, NAMIC Singapore
• Mr Giritharan Thiruppathirajan, Chief of Staff, AgniKul Cosmos
• Mr Keiji Atsuta, General Manager of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, Interstellar Technologies Inc.
Moderator: Mr Kevin French, Publisher, Talk Satellite
3:35pm – 4:05pm
Tea Break / Visit to Exhibition
4:05pm – 4:20pm
Tech Talk – Space Based Solar Power – Societal Moonshot Seeking Global Leadership
Mr Martin Soltau, Co-CEO, Space Solar Group
4:20pm – 4:35pm
Presentation: Sustainability in LEO – What the Data Shows Does the Data Show Us
Mr Terry van Haren, President APAC, LeoLabs
4:35pm – 5:15pm
Panel: Advancing Innovation in Space Exploration – Robotics Redefined for Manufacturing, Materials, and Beyond
The final frontier of space is fast becoming the next big opportunity in robotics as all eyes turn to the emerging growth sector of robotic manufacturing, in-orbit manufacturing and materials innovation in space. Industry leading lights discuss how the increased global interest in space is fuelling the growth of in-space manufacturing, and the challenges and solutions ahead.
• Mr Francois Dubrulle, Founder & CEO, Qosmosys
• Mr Luke Gordon, Head of Business Development, Solestial
• Mr Masayuki Urata, Sales Officer, ispace, inc.
• Professor Bernard Foing, CEO, LUNEX Euromoonmars
• Dr Mark Woods, Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Director, and Head of the Robotics, AI and Autonomy Group, Centre For Modelling and Simulation, South West Space Partnership
Moderator: Ms Alexandra Vidyuk, Founder, Space Ambition
5:15pm – 6:00pm
Panel: Space Life Sciences – Nurturing Health, Sustainability, and Innovation on Earth
For decades, research in space has been quietly pushing the innovation agenda for life on Earth. But with the exponential increase in launch missions, skyrocketing commercial activity and pressing climate change needs, our panelists from diverse fields discuss the far-reaching impact of life science research in space for medical advances and food security, dissecting the opportunities, challenges and future directions.
• Mr Kohei Yoshioka, Co-CEO and CFO, IDDK Co., Ltd.
• Mr Felix Steiner, Space Access Lead, Yuri Gravity
• Dr Roy Ang, Scientist, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), A*STAR
Moderator: Mr Raphael Roettgen, Founder, E2MC
End of Day 2

* Programme may be subject to change.