Preliminary Programme

PRELIMINARY as of: 05 March 2015

  

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DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, 18 MARCH 2015

OPENING SESSION     

09:30 – 10:00

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council, ICAO 

Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

   

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote Speech

Julie Payette, OC, CQ, Former Astronaut CSA,
Chief Operating Officer of the Montreal Science Center

 

10:30 – 11:00

 

Coffee Break

 

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THEME 1     Uniting the Community

11:00 – 12:00

Uniting the Aerospace Community

Regulators, industry, and service providers all have different objectives in the realm of space. However, they all share a common objective vis-à-vis the commercialization of outer space, and all stakeholders need to come together to realize this. This session will provide a forum for exchanging the various points-of-view, as well as discussing lessons learnt from aviation’s 100 years of experience.​

 

Moderator

Stephen Creamer, Appointed Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO


Presentations

  • Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI)
  • Doug Davis, Chair of CANSO’s Collaborative Airspace Workgroup (CAWG), CANSO
  • Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA
  • Niklas Hedman, Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section, UNOOSA
  • Yuri Fattah, Programme Manager, Multidisciplinary Priorities, ICAO

12:00 – 13:30

 

Lunch

  

13:30 – 15:30

Regulatory Practices in Aerospace Activities

The session will give an understanding on regulatory mechanisms under international aviation law and international space law. It will provide a first-hand experience of how regulators are currently carrying out their duty for the safe and orderly development of aerospace activities. This will also be a forum for sharing experience from different regulators. The session will also look at current authorization, certification and licensing practices for commercial space transportation.

 

Moderator

Niklas Hedman, Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section, UNOOSA


Presentations

  • Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Asst. Prof./Deputy Director — International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University, President — IISL
  • Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Jeremy Stubbs, Programme Lead Commercial Spaceflight Regulation, Intelligence, Strategy and Policy, Civil Aviation Authority, United Kingdom
  • Charles Leader, Director of Strategic Planning, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), FAA, United States
  • TBD, Japanese Representative
  • Paul Dempsey, Director, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law

15:30 – 16:00

 

Networking Break

 

16:00 – 17:30

Regulatory Practices in Aerospace Activities

(Continued)


Moderator

Paul Dempsey, Director, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law


Presentations

  • Tommaso Sgobba, Exec. Director, Int’l Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, with
    Edward Mango, Board Member, International Space Safety Foundation
  • Taro Kuusiholma, Special Advisor, CAA Finland
  • Marcel Zuckschwerdt, Director, Policy and Strategy Department, FOCA, Switzerland
  • Benedetto Marasa, Deputy Director General, Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), with
    Ferdinando Dolce, Head of Aero-Space System Engineering Group, Italian Air Force
  • Martin Griffin, Strategy Division, Directorate of Air Traffic Management, EUROCONTROL
  • Margaret Polkowska, Representative of Poland on the Council of ICAO, ICAO

17:30

 

Welcome Reception

 

End of Day 1


 

DAY 2 – THURSDAY, 19 MARCH 2015

THEME 2     Ensuring the Safe Launch and Evolution of Aerospace Transport

09:00 – 11:30

Integration with aviation  - Aerospace Transportation Providers/Aerospace Operators

Safety management and systems engineering  practices are becoming common practice now in aviation. These are very useful concepts that will help integrate the operations of all aerospace vehicles within the controlled airspace.

 

Moderator

Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF)


Presentations

  • Jeff Greason, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, XCOR Aerospace
  • Pascal Jaussi, Founder Swiss Space Systems (S3)
  • William Pomerantz, Vice President, Special Projects, Virgin Galactic
  • Daniel Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division, FAA
  • Cassie Kloberdanz Lee, Business Development Manager, Space Systems, Sierra Nevada Corp.
  • Christophe Chavagnac, SpacePlane Programs Manager & Chief Engr.,, Airbus Defence & Space
  • Hideyuki Taguchi, Section Leader, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

11:30 – 13:00

 

Lunch

  

13:00 – 15:00

Integration with aviation - Launch Site / Air and Space Port Operations
(continued)


Moderator

José Mariano López Urdiales, Founder and CEO, Zero2Infinity Spain


Presentations

  • Stuart Witt, CEO and General Manager, Mojave Air & Space Port
  • Sven Kaltenhaeuser, Head of Department : ATM Simulation, DLR Institute of Flight Guidance
  • Simon Kloppenburg, Commercial Developer, Airport Development, Curacao Holding Company
  • Karin Nilsdotter, CEO SpacePort Sweden (tentative)
  • Satoshi Fujiwara, Senior Engineer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Video Message

Franklin Chang Diaz, former Astronaut NASA,
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Ad Astra Rocket Company

15:00 – 15:30

 

Networking Break

NGAP SPEED NETWORKING SIDE EVENT

 

15:30 – 17:30

Not beyond reach – access and equity to aerospace transportation
Like air transportation, the space sector must be inclusive and open to all. This session will look at the many opportunities of all States and stakeholders with regards to the burgeoning industry of space transportation.

 

Moderator

Yuri Fattah, Programme Manager, Multidisciplinary Priorities, ICAO


Presentations

  • Oscar Garcia, Chairman and CEO, InterFlight Global Corporation
  • Andy Quinn, Managing Director, Saturn SMS
  • Luciano Saccani, Director, Int’l Business Development, Space Systems, Sierra Nevada Corp.
  • Sanat Kaul, Chairman of IFFAAD India Chapter, former rep. of India on the ICAO Council
  • Ram Jakhu, Associate Professor, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
  • Joseph Pelton, Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University
  • Phetole Sekhula, Advocate of the High Court of South Africa

End of Day 2


 

DAY 3 – FRIDAY, 20 MARCH 2015

THEME 2     Ensuring the Safe Launch and Evolution of Space Transport (continued)

09:00 – 10:30

Motivating the next generation
As a community, we need to motivate and inspire the youth of today, and give them confidence that a career in the commercial space industry is not a gamble or a dream, but is quickly becoming a reality and taking shape under our very eyes.

 

Moderator

Mohamed Elamiri, President, International Foundation For Aviation And Development


Presentations

  • Lewis Groswald, Representative, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
  • Andrea Harrington, Erin JC Arsenault Fellow, McGill Inst. of Air and Space Law (IASL)
  • Gwendolyn Mazzotta, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
  • Jeffrey Osborne, Researcher, University of Toronto Inst. for Aerospace Studies, Int'l Space University (ISU)
  • Benjamyn Scott, Alumnus, International Institute of Air and Space Law Leiden University
  • Karima Laib, Graduate student, HEC Montreal, Int'l Space University (ISU)

10:30 – 12:00

Putting it all together / Next steps

 

Moderators

Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Nancy Graham, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO


Panellists

  • Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council, ICAO
  • Stephen Creamer, Appointed Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO
  • Niklas Hedman, Chief of the Committee, Policy and Legal Affairs Section, UNOOSA
  • Paul Dempsey, Director, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
  • José Mariano López Urdiales, Founder and CEO, Zero2Infinity Spain
  • Yuri Fattah, Programme Manager, Multidisciplinary Priorities, ICAO
  • Mohamed Elamiri, President, International Foundation for Aviation and Development
  • Charles Leader, Chairman of the ICAO Space Learning Group, Director of Strategic Planning, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), FAA, United States

CLOSING SESSION

12:00 – 12:30

Closing Remarks

Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Nancy Graham, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO

  

End of Symposium

 

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