PROGRAMME

Below you will find the programme of the 2023 Munich New Space Summit. We will inform you here as soon as we have a preliminary programme for the 2024 Summit. Stay tuned!

11:00 hrsRegistration (11 – 13 hrs)
13:00 hrsWelcome and Opening
Manfred Wolter, Head of the Department of Innovation, Research, Technology, Digitalisation at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs Regional Development and Energy
Michael Meurer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Munich Aerospace e.V.
13:15 hrsKeynotes on the Definition of New Space
Moderation: Ulrich Bobinger

Marc Steckling, Senior Vice President Space Systems Germany, Airbus; Vice Chairman, BDLI Space Forum
Sebastian Scheiding, SME Spokesperson Space, BDLI (German Aerospace Industries Association)
Derek Harris, Business Operations Manager, Skyrora & CEO, Ecosene Bertrand Saint-Guilhem, Sales Director, Infostellar
Strategies & Programmes for New Space
14:15 hrsThe European Commission
Martina Sindelar, DG Defence Industry and Space, Space Research, Innovation and Start-ups, European Commission
14:45 hrsThe European Space Agency (ESA)
Dietmar Pilz, Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, European Space Agency
15:15 hrsNASA
Badri Younes, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation, NASA
15:45 hrsCoffee Break
16:30 hrsRound Table Discussion
High-Ranking Public Officials on “New Space, Powerful Movement in Space?”
Moderation: Ulrich Bobinger

Anna Christmann, German Federal Government Coordinator for Aerospace
Dietmar Pilz, Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, ESA
Gilles Rabin, Counselor for Space, French Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Martina Sindelar, DG Defence Industry and Space, Space Research, Innovation and Start-ups, European Commission
Badri Younes, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation, NASA
17:30 hrsCoffee Break
18:00 hrsRound Table Discussion
High-Ranking European Officials of Industry on “New Space, Powerful Movement in Space – also for Europe?”
Moderation: Ulrich Bobinger

Massimo Comparini, CEO, Thales Alenia Space Italy, Deputy CEO, Senior Executive Vice President Observation, Exploration and Navigation of Thales Alenia Space
Marco Fuchs, CEO, OHB SE and BDLI Vice President Space
Enrique Fraga, General Manager Space Systems, GMV
Pierre Godart, CEO, Ariane Group GmbH
Sebastian Scheiding, Managing Director, Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH; SME Spokesperson Space, BDLI (German Aerospace Industries Association)
Marc Steckling, Senior Vice President Space Systems Germany, Airbus; Vice Chairman, BDLI Space Forum
19:00 hrsBus shuttle to Munich “Residenz”
20:00 hrsBavarian State Reception at Munich “Residenz”
22:00 hrsBus Shuttle back to Ludwig Bölkow Campus, Taufkirchen (on demand)
09:00 hrsPresentations
Strategies & Programmes of Space Agencies on New Space

Moderation: Ulrich Bobinger

Slobodan Danko Bosanac, President, Adriatic Aerospace Association
Ricardo Conde, President, Portuguese Space Agency
Andreas Geisler, President Aeronautics and Space, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Gilles Rabin, Counselor for Space, French Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Walther Pelzer, Member of the Executive Board DLR, Director-General, German Space Agency
Grzegorz Wrochna, President, Polish Space Agency
11:00 hrsCoffee Break
11:30 hrsNew Space industry pitches and round table discussions
Start-Ups & SMEs present innovative ideas and projects – Pitch Session New Space Start-ups & SME Ecosystem

(Session powered by bavAIRia e.V. and AZO)
Moderation: Daniela Dobreva-Nielsen, Head of Business Development, AZO – Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

Bastian Behrens, CEO, Blackwave
Jan Beushausen, CEO, delta Orbit
Cornelis (Niels) Eldering, Head of ESA Business Incubation and ΦLabNet at the European Space Agency
Maximilian Maier, CEO, KINETIK Space GmbH
Ernst K. Pfeiffer, CEO, HPS GmbH
Alex Plebuch, CEO, deltaVision GmbH
Axel Roenneke, CCO, OroraTech GmbH
Daria Stepanova, CEO, AIRMO GmbH
12:30 hrsLunch
13:30 hrsNew Space, powerful development for space and downstream applications – Round Table Discussions
(Session powered by bavAIRia e.V. and AZO)
Moderation: Frank Negretti, Member of the Board, bavAIRia e.V.

Cornelis (Niels) Eldering, Head of ESA Business Incubation and ΦLabNet at the European Space Agency
Kristina Nikolaus, CEO & Co-Founder, OKAPI:Orbits GmbH
Ernst K. Pfeiffer, CEO, HPS GmbH
Thomas Sinn, CEO, DCUBED
Daria Stepanova, CEO, AIRMO GmbH
Timo Stuffler, Director Business Development, OHB
Peter R. Taubenreuther, CEO, STT-SystemTechnik GmbH
15:00 hrsSpace Companies present innovative ideas and projects

Stefan Brieschenk, COO, Rocket Factory
Gerald Hagemann, Head of Liquid Propulsion, Ariane Group
Bernd J. Hoefer, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, DiMOS Operations GmbH, Kiefersfelden
Ralf Münzenmayer, DLR & Export Future Programs and Proposals, Earth Observation and Science, Airbus
Timo Stuffler, Director Business Development, OHB
Herwig Zech, Product Manager for Laser Products, Tesat-Spacecom
16:00 hrsCoffee Break
16:30 hrsNavigating the opportunities and challenges of the emerging in-Orbit economy and its connection to Earth – Round Table Discussions
(Session powered by bavAIRia e.V. and AZO)
Moderation: Daniela Dobreva-Nielsen, Head of Business Development, AZO – Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

Christian Bauer, CTO, delta Orbit
Bastian Behrens, CEO, Blackwave
Manfred Jaumann, Head of LEO and Suborbital Programmes, Airbus Defence and Space
Clemens Kaiser, Chief Program Officer, Rivada Space Networks
Alex Plebuch, CEO, deltaVision GmbH
Axel Roenneke, CCO, OroraTech GmbH
18:00 hrsShowcase Innovation
Presentations of Innovative Research Projects


Leonidas Askianakis, ActLabs
Majid Azimi, CEO, Ternow GmbH
Manuel La Rosa Betancourt, Co-Founder & CEO, Neutron Star Systems
Zsófia Bodó, Co-Founder & COO, UPRAspace
Derek Harris, Business Operations Manager, Skyrora & CEO, Ecosene
Max Najork, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Data Machine Intelligence Solutions GmbH
Florian Schili, Co-Founder, Sat:IO
Volker Ziegler, Head of Department Communication Technologies, Airbus
20:00 hrsMunich New Space Night
Speaker: Nicola Winter, Member of the ESA astronaut reserve, Project Leader at the German Aerospace Centre
Financial instruments, Legal Aspects and Sustainability of New Space
09:00 hrsRound Table Discussion
Investment funding stages and their reality

(Session powered by SpaceTec Partners)
Moderation: Rainer Horn, Managing Partner, SpaceTec Partners

Thomas Felix Baden, Managing Partner, Neventa Capital, Geneva
Daniel Biedermann, NewSpace Capital, Luxembourg
Andre Ronsoehr, Investment Principal, Seraphim Space, London
Christian Ziach, Principal, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bonn, Germany
Lynn Zoenen, Principal and Managing Director, Alpine Space Ventures, Munich
10:00 hrsRound Table Discussion
The most eminent legal and regulatory issues in the context of New Space

(Session powered by BHO Legal)
Moderation: Ingo Baumann, BHO Legal

William Blunt, Senior Legal Counsel – Commercial & Space, Spire Global, Luxembourg
Catherine Doldirina, General Counsel, D-Orbit, Italy
Cécile Gaubert, General Counsel, Exotrail, France
Reyhaneh Nadjafi, ClearSpace SA, Renens(VD), Switzerland
11:00 hrsCoffee Break
11:30 hrsPanel Discussion
Sustainability & Space: Panel Discussion
(Session powered by SpaceTec Partners)
Moderation: Anna Purkhauser, Senior Consultant, SpaceTec Partners

Part 1: in-Space Sustainability
Thomas Eggenweiler, Commercial Director, Neuraspace
Holger Krag, Head of the Space Safety Programme Office, ESA
Luc Piguet, CEO & Co-Founder, ClearSpace SA, Lausanne

Part 2: Space for Sustainability on Earth
Reinhard Blasi, Market Downstream and Innovation Manager, EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), Prague
Felix Ferstl, Investment Manager, Ananda Impact Ventures, Munich
Thomas Grübler, CEO, OroraTech, Munich
Harriet von Kügelgen, Chief Commercial Officer, AIRMO, Munich
12:30 hrsExperience exchange with successful start-ups and scale-ups
(Session powered by SpaceTec Partners)
Moderation: Carolina Botelho, Senior Consultant, SpaceTec Partners

Bulent Altan, CEO, Mynaric, Gilching
Victor Ertl, Lead Business Development & Marketing, The Exploration Company, Munich/Toulouse
Declan Ganley, CEO, Rivada Networks, Munich
Daniel Metzler, CEO, Isar Aerospace Technologies GmbH, Munich
13:30 hrsClosing & Adjourn
Michael Meurer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Munich Aerospace e.V.
Andreas Lermann, Managing Director, Munich Aerospace e.V.
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