CONFERENCE PROGRAMME *

“THERE IS NO SPACE B”

As NSE ExpoForum turns its gaze toward space, it embraces the spirit of exploration, innovation, and progress. Just as the Renaissance redefined humanity's understanding of the world, NSE ExpoForum seeks to redefine the relationship with space and its potential impact on Earth.
Three journeys towards Space Renaissance that will showcase the transformative power of space technology, accelerate technology transfer, drive economic growth and foster successful integrations of space innovations into terrestrial applications, benefitting society as a whole. By doing so, NSE ExpoForum strives to catalyze a new wave of advancements, just as the Renaissance paved the way for a cultural and scientific rebirth.
*The programme may be subject to variations

DAY 1
5th DECEMBER 2023

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Registration & Welcome Coffee
Believe it or not, even the infinite space is a limited resource, or better said, it is a new precious resource that needs to be protected and kept available for the rising new space economy actors, for the benefit of human kind.

09:00 am – 10:00 am

Attendees registration

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Greetings

Luca Voglino – President Investimenti Spa
Roberta Angelilli – Vice President Lazio Region

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Minister introduction

Moderator:
Paolo Chiariello – Editor-in-Chief, Fortune Italia

Adolfo Urso – Italian Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Opening

Moderator:
Paolo Chiariello – Editor-in-Chief, Fortune Italia

Alberto Tuozzi – President E. Amaldi Foundation
Adolfo Urso – Italian Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy
Elda Turco Bulgherini – Vice President, Italian Space Agency ASI
Mauro Piermaria – Director for Programs & Strategies and Deputy Head, Office for Space & Aerospace Policies, Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Luigi Riggio – Col., Head of Space and Aerospace policies unit, COMINT Secretariat

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Conference setting: “There is No Space B”

Alberto Tuozzi – President E. Amaldi Foundation
Gianluigi Baldesi – Head of Ventures and Financing Office, ESA
Fiammetta Diani – Head of Market, Downstream and Innovation, EUSPA
Paul Flament – Head of DEFIS.C.2 unit European Commission

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Conference setting: “There is No Space B” – Protection of the Dark Sky

Sara Lucatello interviewed by Piero Benvenuti

Sara Lucatello – INAF, Vice President of the European Astronomical Society
Piero Benvenuti – IAU, Interim General Secretary

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Guest greetings

Moderator:
Alberto Tuozzi – President E. Amaldi Foundation

Industry point of view

Giampiero Di PaoloDirector of Domain Observation & Navigation Italy, Thales Alenia Space
Giuseppe Lenzo – SVP Marketing and Sales, Telespazio
Stefano Tatoni – Italy Region Vice President, RHEA Group
Angelo Vallerani – Head of Institutional Relations, OHB

Agencies & Research Centers point of view

Aarti Holla-Maini – Director, UNOOSA (recorded message)
Antonio Blandini – President, CIRA
Antonella Cavallari – Minister Plenipotentiary, General Secretary, IILA
Carlo Doglioni – President, INGV

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break
Important grey areas of space regulation exist. In the next future, global actors are likely to increasingly compete over key aspects of space regulation, such as utilisation and appropriation of resources in space.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Round Table “Geopolitics of space: the need of a global law”

Moderator:
Eva GiovanniniJournalist, RAI

Speakers:
Sergio MarchisioProfessor of Space Law, La Sapienza University of Rome
Steven Mirmina Adjunct Professor of Space Law, Georgetown University Law Center University
Marcello SpagnuloScientific Advisor, LIMES Geopolitical Review
Jill A. StuartDr., Academic at London School of Economics

In the past few years, space and cyberspace have moved from ‘key enablers’ to a recognized position as domains, alongside the ‘traditional’ domains, land, maritime and air.

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Round Table “Space Domain”

Moderator:
Giovanni CapraraJournalist, Corriere della Sera

Speakers:
Roberto AcetiCEO, OHB Italia
Alejandro Arévalo Alegría – Col., Air Attaché at Embassy of Chile, London
Andrea ConsoleLt. Col., Italian Air Force, Deputy Chief of the Policy and Innovation Branch, Defence General Staff – Space Policy Office
John D. Patrick Col., Director NATO Space Centre
Luigi Riggio Col., Head of Space and Aerospace policies unit, COMINT Secretariat

4:15 pm – 4.30 pm

Coffee Break
Protecting space means understanding the space above us. It means that we must understand the various impact that the observation and exploration of the space has had during the course of the centuries.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Round Table “Space Culture”

Moderator:
Alberto ImprodaLawyer, ISIA University

Speakers:
Ginevra AmadioJournalist, Malacoda Ente Culturale
Guido AristaEntrepreneur, Elital
Alessandra BonavinaDirector and producer, CEO, Next One Film Group
Pietro FolenaPresident, Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi
Laura IppolitiWriter, Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia”
Mattia MorFounder & CEO, Emotion Network (remote)
Ersilia VaudoChief Diversity Officer, ESA

The approach to the growing space economy by private companies and institutions in the USA and Europe has been substantially different. Is it time for Europe to adopt the US model?

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Round Table “The Space Economy as seen from the two sides of Atlantic”

Moderator:
Leopoldo Benacchio – Senior Scientist, INAF

Speakers:
Laurie Leshin Director, NASA JPL (recorded message)
Marco VillaEVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Terran Orbital (remote)
Roberto Vittori – Gen. Italian Air Force, ASI/ESA Astronaut
Frank Webb – Program Manager, NASA JPL

6:00 pm

Business Aperitif @Fiera Roma

DAY 2
6th DECEMBER 2023

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome Coffee
Government and Private funds are triggering new ventures to follow the new space driven opportunities: from Earth Observation…

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Round Table “From the EU Recovery Plan New Earth Observation Services for the Central Government”

Moderator:
Federica Mastracci – IRIDE Service Segment Manager in the IPT, ESA

Speakers:

Carlo CacciamaniDirector, Italia Meteo
Elena FrancioniHead of Sales Italy, e-GEOS
Serena GeraldiniCoordinator of National Copernicus Relay network and Valorization board of Italian User Forum, ISPRA
Giorgio LicciardiHyperspectral Data Analysis Expert, ASI
Paola Carmela PagliaraDirector of technical and scientific activities for risk forecasting and prevention, Civil Protection Dept. (remote)
Giovanni Sylos LabiniCEO, Planetek Italia

…to Cybersecurity…

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Round Table “Cybersecurity and new space economy: role, market opportunities in space and on ground”

Moderator:
Roberto Mazzolin,
Chief Defence, Security and Technology Strategist, RHEA Group

Speakers:
Rebecca MeadsLead Security Solutions Architect EMEA, AWS
Cristian Petrollini – Senior Cybersecurity Architect, RHEA Group
Oscar PozzobonPresident & CEO, Qascom
Patrick TrinklerCEO, CYSEC

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Coffee Break
…to the new Launchers, the big challenge for the strategic access to space.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Round Table “Emerging players in European Launch Industry and the challenge with USA and China”

Moderator:
Augusto Cramarossa
Head of Strategic Area, ASI

Speakers:
Sylvain Bataillard COO, HyPrSpace
Enrico CavalliniHead of Space Transportation, Space Infrastructures & In Orbit Systems Dept., ASI
Marino FragnitoSenior Vice President, Arianespace
Marco MarianiCEO, SAB Launch Services
Giulio RanzoCEO, AVIO

New private funds for new ventures are coming: they are opportunities for both investors and companies.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Round Table “Investment opportunities in the NSE”

Moderator:
Gianluigi Baldesi
Head of Ventures and Financing Office, ESA

Speakers:
Stefania Ascione – Head of R&I and European Funds Advisory, Intesa San Paolo
Marino FragnitoVenture Partner, The Flying Object
Umberto MosettiCEO, 3iP
Andrés Pesce – CEO, Kayyak Ventures

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break
New needs in education arise to face the new space economy challenges.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Round Table “Education for the Space Economy”

Moderator:
Francesco Cupertino
– Rector, Politecnico di Bari

Speakers:
Ezio Bussoletti – Institutional Space Advisor 
Simonetta Di PippoDirector, Space Economy Evolution Lab, SDA Bocconi (remote)
Renato KrpounHead Swiss Space Office at State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation (remote)
Milena LerarioCEO, Airbus Italia
Guido SaraccoRector, Politecnico di Torino (remote)
Donatella SciutoRector, Politecnico di  Milano (remote)

A window on Latin America, a new promising key player.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Round Table “New Space Economy for Latin America”

Moderator:
Tatiana Ribeiro Viana
Science & Technology Secretary at IILA

Speakers:

Enrique Antonio Alvarez Diaz – CEO, Vidalis Mexico
Alejandro Arévalo Alegría – Col., Air Attaché at Embassy of Chile, London
Alessandra Favero Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, EMBRAPA
Lucas FonsecaCEO, Airvantis
Veronica La ReginaSpace Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank
Loreto MoragaPresident of the Chilean Space Association, ACHIDE

Moon resources exploitation is the real future business opportunity.

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Round Table “Moon Opportunities”

Moderator:
Marco TantardiniEuropean Lead Space Strategy and Business Development, Lockheed Martin
Edoardo Vittori SEE Lab, Bocconi

Speakers:
Cesare CapararoHead of Programs, ALTEC
Immacolata Donnarumma ASI Research Coordination and High Education Unit, Italian Delegate at the ESA Science Programme Committee
Trent Martin Vice President of Lunar Access, Intuitive Machines
Andrea PatassaCpt., Italian Air Force , ESA Astronaut Reserve
Stefano Pescaglia Founder, EVOLUNAR

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Coffee Break
Space food will be a key enabler for future long term outer space inhabitants.

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Round Table “Feed the Future Astronauts”

Moderator:
Roberto Vittori Gen., Italian Air Force, ASI/ESA Astronaut

Speakers:
Immaculata De Vivo Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (remote)
Nicola Di NoiaGeneral Manager, UNAPROL
Eugenio Luigi IorioProfessor at UNIUBE University, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Silvia Massa Researcher and Biologist, ENEA
Giovanni ScapagniniFull Professor Human Nutrition, University of Molise
Giovanni Spera – President SISDCA, La Sapienza University
Raffaele Tiberino– CEO, Sudalimenta

8:30 pm

Networking Dinner @Il Vero Alfredo

DAY 3
7th DECEMBER 2023

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome Coffee
From space new opportunities to protect and improve our home earth: new services for local administrations…

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Round Table “From the EU Recovery Plan New Earth Observation Services for the Local Government”

Moderator:
Marco Casucci – IRIDE EO development in PA sector, ESA

Speakers:
Maria Libera BattagliereHead of Pilot Projects Office – Downstream and Application Services, ASI
Marco CarlettiHead of the Information System and Spatial Planning Sector, Toscana Region
Andrea CrucianiCEO, Agricolus
Valeria FascioneCouncillor of Research, Innovation and Startup, Campania Region
Maura Lazzara – Space Business Account Manager, Engineering Group (Engineering D.HUB)
Marcello MaranesiCEO, GMATICS
Roberto Tartaglia PolciniCEO, MapSat

…new approaches to mitigate the risks and to protect from damages…

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Round Table “Monitoring Natural Disasters from Space – State of the Art and Perspectives”

Moderator:
Maria Fabrizia Buongiorno
Coordinator, COS-INGV

Speakers:
Simona AndreazzaCo-General Direction, ANIA
Philippe BallyEO Application Engineer, ESA
Paolo MinciacchiCEO, e-Geos
Roberto Mulatti Managing Director, Space – Serco Europe
Mauro RosiUniversity of Pisa and member of the CGR of Italian Civil Protection Dept.

11:00 – 11:30 am

Coffee Break
…new measures to build resilience from space weather threats...

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Round Table “Operational Space Weather in the New Space Economy Era”

Moderator:
Luca Spogli – President, European Space Weather and Space Climate Association (E-SWAN), INGV

Speakers:
Juha-Pekka LuntamaHead of Space Weather, Space Situational Programme Office, ESA
Yana ManevaTechnical Support for Space Weather Operations, Royal Observatory of Belgium
Alberto PellizzoniPI of the SOLARIS project, National Institute of Astrophysics
Marco StangaliniSpace Weather Scientist, ASI

...and new computing mechanism in space science for data analysis, simulations and communications.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Round Table “Quantum Computing for Space”

Moderator:
Roberto Mazzolin – Chief Defence, Security and Technology Strategist, RHEA Group

Speakers:
Davide Calonico – Head of Division “Quantum Metrology and Nanotech”, INRIM (remote)
Michele Mosca – CEO & Co-founder, evolutionQ
Tommaso Occhipinti – CEO, QTI Quantum Telecommunications Italy
Nicolas Ramponi – Senior Projects Delivery Manager, INT-UQKD, RHEA Group
Antonio SturialeDirector, Domain TLC Italy, Thales Alenia Space
Giancarlo Varacalli – Head of TLC & NAV Department, ASI

To conclude: a quick overview of the future Italian road to space.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Round Table “The Space National Vision”

Moderator:
Mariano BizzarriProf. Experimental Medicine, La Sapienza University of Rome

Speakers:
Massimo Claudio Comparini – Deputy CEO, SVP Observation, Exploration & Navigation, Thales Alenia Space
Mario Cosmo Science & Research Director, ASI
Franco FedericiGen., Military Advisor to Italian PM
Paolo FinoProf. Materials Science & Technology, Politecnico di Torino
Massimo MazzolaFormer President, Space Italy
Marcello SpagnuloScientific Advisor, LIMES Geopolitical Review

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ROUND TABLES

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KEYNOTES

INSPIRATIONAL TALKS

PITCH COMPETITION

STUDENTE CHALLENGE

B2B NETWORKING

THEMATIC EVENTS

SPACE ECONOMY AWARD

TECH TRANSFER AWARD

DEMONSTRATIONS

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

INDUSTRY TREND INSIGHTS

INVERTOR FORUMS

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PARTICIPANTS

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