DEFENCE SPACE 2018
The Defence Space Conference 2018 will be a ground breaking event that will engage with, educate and inspire the space community, particularly those involved in its military application. With a plethora of respected speakers from the military, Government, industry and academia, Defence Space 2018 will explore the MOD’s Space ambition against the back drop of national and international plans, demonstrating their growing strategic interest in the Space domain. The conference will go on to enable the injection of innovation and thought leadership on how Defence can become a leading participant in future Space initiatives and facilitate modernising Defence. The 2 day conference will host up to 500 delegates with an evening reception on the first day. The conference will be delivered by the Air Power Association on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence.
‘Reflecting our critical reliance on Space and the risks and opportunities it presents, Defence Space 2018 provides an important and timely opportunity to focus on space capabilities and future thinking, including strengthening partnerships with like-minded nations and building resilience.’
Air Vice-Marshal Michael Wigston, CBE, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
“This is a fascinating time for the UK Defence and Space, as we move into an era of new national capabilities and partnerships in this critically important, vibrant and inspiring sector. Defence Space 2018 seeks to provide a platform for the MOD to debate emerging thinking on a wide variety of Space issues with stakeholders from across the Space community. In addition to MOD providing a unique ‘window’ into their thinking, there will also be significant international, industry, academic and other Government department contributions with aim of promoting cross-sector discussions centred on Defence Space capabilities and future plans. This promises to be a ground-breaking conference for the UK and I am delighted that the Air Power Association are delivering it on behalf of MOD. See you at Defence Space 2018.”
Air Commodore (Ret’d) Mark Roberts CBE, Chairman, Air Power Association
“Understanding of Space, our reliance on it, value of services from it, capabilities, threats and risks are becoming essential knowledge for all and we are on the path to normalise Space thinking and planning across every aspect of what we do.”
General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB, DSO & Bar OBE, ADC, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
We are delighted to announce the following have confirmed participation for Defence Space 2018:
Minister of Defence Procurement, Guto Bebb MP
Will Jessett, Director Strategic Planning
Graham Turnock, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency
Air Vice-Marshal Rocky Rochelle, Chief of Staff, Capability, Air Command
Further details of the programme of events will be updated regularly as speakers are confirmed.