14 October 2021 “Developing the UK Space Sector” Online

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westminster business forum thumbnailI hope to be able to attend this online half-day forum on the morning of 14 October 2021. The Westminster Business Forum always puts on great events that attract policy makers, academics and industry alike. Full details of this Forum are on the event webpage Developing the UK space sector – regulation and government strategy, investment, capabilities and competitiveness, and national and global opportunities

“This conference will examine the opportunities presented by the UK National Space Strategy, expected to be released later this year – as well as priorities for forthcoming legislation, investment, infrastructure, skills, environmental responsibilities, and spreading the benefits of development across the UK.

Delegates will also discuss commercial priorities for the space sector, including what will be needed to achieve key goals for delivery and sector growth, opportunities for collaboration, and next steps for making the UK an attractive destination for space markets.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Ian Annett, Deputy CEO for Programme Delivery, UK Space Agency; Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunication and Integrated Applications and Head, ECSAT, European Space Agency; and Steve Eisele, Vice President, Business Development, Virgin Orbit.”

See the webpage for full details and to book; a standard ticket is £190 + VAT

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.