Space Sector Forum 2018
24 maja 2018
The Space Sector Forum 2018 took place on May 24, 2018, at Centrum EXPO XXI Warsaw. The Forum was an excellent opportunity to discuss the potential and achievements of the Polish space sector and the directions of its development.
The introduction of the forum reviewed the Polish Space Strategy. The implementation of the strategy was evaluated by representatives of the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Inspectorate of Innovative Technologies Implementation, Polish Space Agency and entities associated in the Polish Space Industry Association.
The first session of FSK2018 was devoted to the results of the Polish space strategy evaluation and successful implementations of one and a half years since strategy publication. In this part of the conference, the Polish Space Industry Association also presented recommendations regarding the amount of the ESA optional program contribution and, together with the Polish Space Agency, presented the most important projects that can be implemented as part of the National Space Program.
Next sessions were devoted to the European space sector, and more precisely to the actors who create it. The second session was held by representatives of the European Space Agency, the European Commission, the European Southern Observatory, non-governmental organizations such as SME4Space. During the third session, the representatives of the largest space sector companies presented opportunities for cooperation with the Polish space industry in the ESA programs, the European Commission and in commercial projects.
An important part of the 2018 Space Sector Forum was the largest exhibition in Poland of achievements of Polish entities in the space sector and supporting institutions. During the exhibition, participants were able to talk to entrepreneurs and ask about current and future projects. In the exhibition participated around 60 entities.
For interested, a B2B session also took place.
The event was organized by the Polish Space Industry Association with the support of Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Industrial Development Agency JSC. FSK2018 was under the patronage of EU Industry Day 2018.