Space Frontier Foundation to Host NewSpace Europe 2018 Conference in Luxembourg Aimed at Identifying Barriers, Opportunities in the Global Space Economy

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NewSpace Europe 2018 Will Bring Together Entrepreneurs, Investors, Major Corporations, and Government Agencies to discuss Breaking Barriers in Launch, Remote Sensing, Investment, Space-based Economy, and Communication

Luxembourg City to Host NewSpace Europe 2018

The Luxembourg Space Agency actively supports the space community by providing a business-friendly environment that enables world-class innovation.

The Space Frontier Foundation, a global non-profit organization committed to opening the space frontier to human settlement through the power of free enterprise, announced today that it has partnered with the Luxembourg Space Agency to host the 2nd annual NewSpace Europe Conference on November 27 and 28, 2018, at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL). Hundreds of leaders from industry and government will come together to explore how the industry can break down barriers to economic growth and fuel the expansion of the newspace industry with a focus on launch, remote sensing, space-based economy, investment, and communication.

“Europe is a leader in the space economy which is fueling job creation through innovation and economic growth globally. The government and people of Luxembourg are committed to leading the European community and we are proud to partner with the Luxembourg Space Agency for another year,” said Jeff Feige, Chairman of the Space Frontier Foundation. “This is a critical time to come together to ensure that we are breaking down the barriers to growth.”

Presenters include, but are not limited to, Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire Global; Alison Lowndes of NVIDIA; Chris Cummins, COO of Nanoracks; Dennis Stone of NASA Johnson Space Center; Eric Destanik, CMO of SpaceChain; Matti Ekdahl, Director of Business Development of IceEye; Bhayva Lai of STPI; Niels Buus, CEO of GOMSpace; Mike Gleaves, Founder of Arralis; and Carla Filotico of SpaceTec Partners.

Said Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency, and Vice-Chairman of the ESA Council, “The space sector is a priority sector that Luxembourg has been promoting since its entry into the space business more than 30 years ago. The Luxembourg Space Agency actively supports the space community by providing a business-friendly environment that enables world-class innovation. We are pleased to partner with the Space Frontier Foundation for the second edition of the NewSpace Europe conference and to empower the development of the Luxembourg and international NewSpace economy.”

To register, visit http://www.newspace-europe.lu or contact Sara Jennings at sara.jennings(at)spacefrontier(dot)org for more information regarding attendance and sponsorship.

About Luxembourg Space Agency
The mission of the Luxembourg Space Agency is to promote the economic development of the space sector in Luxembourg by providing support to the space industry, attracting new businesses, developing human resources, offering innovative financial solutions and supporting academic learning and research.
Under the authority of the Ministry of the Economy, the agency’s main aims are: 1) development of the Luxembourg space ecosystem and synergies with businesses and organisations outside the space sector; 2) expansion of key skills and expertise, job creation and increasing the contribution of the space sector to Luxembourg’s economy: 3) evolution of local human resources to benefit from the dynamism of the sector and the appeal of space and its potential, especially for young people: and 4) promotion of Luxembourg and its space sector on a global scale. For more information, please visit http://www.space-agency.lu

About Space Frontier Foundation
Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is a leading 501(c) 3 non-profit organization committed to opening the space frontier to human settlement through the power of free enterprise. The Space Frontier Foundation forges cross-industry relationships, drives public engagement and advocates governmental support through special projects, events and strategic congressional campaigns to build a thriving space economy. We are dedicated to providing an avenue for incubation and collaboration that supports entrepreneurs in the space industry. The Space Frontier Foundation is the host and organizer of the NewSpace Conference, an annual event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers and policy leaders to advance the commercial space industry. For more information, please visit http://www.spacefrontier.org

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