ADM Space Summit

30 April 2019 | Hyatt Hotel, Canberra







Tuesday 30 April 2019

9:00 OPENING | Opening remarks from the ADM Managing Editor and Chair

Katherine Ziesling, Managing Editor, ADM



Hear from the Minister responsible for developing Australia’s space industry on the Governments approach to the sector and how it’s future will support the prosperity on the country.

The Hon Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

9:40 KEYNOTE | Outlining the Role of the Australian Space Agency in Growing a Commercial Space Sector

  •  Hear from the Australian Space Agency on it’s role in developing a domestic space sector and coordinating international space relationships
  •  Generating a thriving space industry able to contribute to the wider economy
  •  Highlighting how current regulations and legislations impact the industry
  •  What is the potential for the overall industry – How economically powerful, domestically important and internationally respected can it be?

Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency

10:10 The Defence Force’s Involvement in Space

  •  How is the Defence Force supporting the development of space technologies?
  •  Space as a military frontier
  •  How will Space shape the future of the Defence Force?

10:40 Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:10 Australia’s Space Future and Australia’s Position in Global Space Expansion

  •  Developing and building a globally competitive, domestic space sector
  •  The value of space to the economy and national security
  •  What is the potential for Australia’s space capability?

Dr Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst, ASPI


11:40 Industry and Government Collaboration: Airbus’ Role in Increasing Australia Space Sector Capability

  • Developing technology and improving local skill sets to support the sector
  • Strengthening partnerships between Industry and Government
  • Incorporating local SME’s into projects
  • Transforming space industry

Valentin Merino, Head of Defence and Space Australasia, Airbus

12:10 Boeing’s Commitment to Research and Development in the Australian Space Sector

  • A- Current collaboration and programs
  • How does Australia’s technology, innovation and workforce skills compare to the world?
  • What and where can Boeing contribute?

Michael De La Chapelle, Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Defence Space & Security

12:40 Lunch


13:40 Gilmour Space Technologies; Current Commercial Space Objectives

  •  What does the future hold for commercial space activities?
  •  Ongoing and future projects of Gilmour Space Technologies
  •  How far can Australia’s domestic launch capability support space operations?

Adam Gilmour, Director, Gilmour Space Technologies

14:10 Australian Benefits Flowing From Asia-Pacific’s First Commercial Spaceport

  • The value of the Arnhem Space Centre’s (ASC) venture to the Australian Space Ecosystem and the broader community
  • The ASC launch capability – vehicles, orbits and customers
  • Industry engagement with the ASC
  • Australia’s Space Industry in 2030 – a pragmatic conversation

Carley Scott, CEO, Equatorial Launch Australia


14:40 Supporting Space Industry Growth in South Australia

  • Highlighting the potential of the sector in South Australia and to South Australians
  • What does South Australia offer to the sector?

Nicola Sasanelli, Director – South Australian Space Industry Centre, Defence SA

15:10 Afternoon Tea

15:40 Queensland role in the development of an Australian Space Industry

  • Developing, designing and manufacturing technologies within the state
  • Creating jobs and supporting Queensland’s economy
  • Supporting space industry

Air Vice-Marshal Neil Hart (Ret’d), Chair, Queensland Space Industry Reference Group & Strategic Defence Advisor for Aerospace, Queensland Government

16:10 Researching, Developing and Utilising Space Technologies

  • Improving Australian technology and space capability
  • Becoming a world leading space hub
  • Collaboration with space industry

Prof Tanya Monro, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence

16:40 PANEL | Joining the Space Race: How can SMEs Benefit from a Commercial Space Sector?

  • Including SMEs in the development of Australia’s Space Industry?
  • What can SMEs offer the expansion of Australia’s Space Sector?

Carley Scott, CEO, Equatorial Launch Australia
Flavia Tata Nardini, Co-Founder & CEO, Fleet Space Technologies

17:25 Closing Remarks from the Chair

Katherine Ziesling, Managing Editor, ADM

17:30 Networking Drinks