Space Tech Expo

Space Tech Expo

September 1st, 2020
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Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components. The exhibition and conference draw attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers across the supply chain for commercial, government and military space.

High-level industry experts shared their insights on the most important developments and challenges facing space engineers and manufacturers today at 2019’s expanded, free-to-attend conferences. Speakers included ESA, DLR, Airbus, and PLD Space.

With its 100-year history of space and technological innovation, Bremen has grown into a major industry hub. Today, the city continues to make great strides in the aerospace sector, establishing itself as a think tank for the space and aerospace industries and welcoming thousands of sector representatives to the not-to-be-missed Space Tech Expo Europe. The 2020 event will see thousands of technical attendees from the entire supply chain network with more than 300 exhibiting companies. Together, they represent all areas of the space sector which include space agencies, satellite and launch manufacturers, technology suppliers and service providers. Confirmed exhibitors include ESA SME Office, DLR, OHB, Thales Alenia Space, ArianeGroup, Tesat-Spacecom, MBDA, Fraunhofer Space, Orbital ATK, BAE Systems and many more.

The three-day trade fair held at Messe Bremen, is dedicated to space technology engineering and manufacturing products, services and solutions. It is free to attend for all industry and trade professionals.

Andreas Gerber, director of international affairs at Bremen Invest, says, “We are very much looking forward to seeing Space Tech Expo Europe return to Bremen, the hub of space and aerospace innovation. We’ve calculated that Bremen has, in terms of residents, the highest aeronautics and aerospace employment density in Germany with approximately 12,000 employees working in the local aeronautics and space industries sector, turning over more than €4 billion annually, so this show is very well placed. The 2017 expo was very highly regarded by all those who attended and we’re confident to see the success of the show grow in 2020.” 

Returning to the show is the popular, complimentary B2B Matchmaking Service enabling attendees to connect with other businesses on a one-to-one basis. Organised in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network Bremen, the matchmaking service offers pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings, along with the opportunity to upload an online profile, your business requirements and invitations to meetings to a dedicated website.

This October, people from all spheres of the space technology industry will gather in Bremen, Germany for Space Tech Expo Europe – an event that showcases the latest in aerospace excellence – and its free-to-attend forum sessions: the Industry Forum and Technology Forum.

Taking place on 24-26 October, the forums run alongside the main exhibition, which is Europe’s premier event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. It draws attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, buyers and manufacturers, and innovations for civil, military and commercial space applications will be on display.

The Industry Forum and Technology Forum both boast a three-day programme bursting to the seams with keynote sessions, panels and audience-interactive discussions. Key talking points at the Industry Forum include understanding the benefits and overcoming the challenges of increased collaboration among international space agencies; how software and HTS are meeting the demands of the insatiable communications and mobile market; identifying and addressing the gaps in space traffic management policy; expanding commercial enterprise in space; and whether reusability or cost-efficient design will take off in Europe. The agenda is brimming with names from some of the sector’s most renowned companies; featured speakers include ESA’s Professor Dr.-Ing Johann-Dietrich Wörner, SES’s Martin Halliwell, DLR’s Professor Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund and OHB’s Guy Perez. 

Meanwhile, presentations at the Technology Forum will explore major technological innovations and breakthroughs, including the leaps forward in electric propulsion; the importance of additive manufacturing and how it is best utilised in future space applications; how digitisation improves supply chain, engineering, testing and operations processes; new engineering approaches through augmented reality; and the latest developments in thermal management, electronics and avionics. Well-respected and prominent speakers billed to take the stage include OHB’s Egbert Jan van der Veen, Airbus Defence and Space’s Katherine Pegg, Glenair’s Roland T Logan Jr and Curtiss-Wright’s Dave Lowney.

The free-to-attend forums mark an unmissable date in the calendar for anyone working in or connected to the space technology sector. The keynote sessions on the opening morning will see politicians and decision-makers from leading European space agencies and major organisations share their perspectives on the future of the European space industry. Attendees will gain a unique insight into the launcher, satellite manufacturing and space exploration industries and learn how SMEs and start-up companies are securing their positions within the European space industry.

As well as hearing from industry trailblazers, the forums also offer the unparalleled opportunity to meet with hundreds of potential partners and suppliers under one roof and view thousands of products on the exhibition floor. Vast in scope, not only do the forums delve into core industry developments and tackle prominent issues, they also cover the most compelling elements from space technology sub-sectors, broad and niche.

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The two forums and B2B Matchmaking sessions will take place alongside 300+ exhibiting suppliers on the show floor at Messe Bremen. Registration is free and includes access to the hall, all speaker sessions and B2B matchmaking.



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