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28 & 29 May 2024, ICC Sydney

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About the summit

The Australian Space Summit and Exhibition is back for its third consecutive year, and it’s set to be bigger and more illuminating than ever before!

This extraordinary two-day event will feature two main stages, hosting over 70 speakers who will engage with an audience of more than 1,000 passionate space enthusiasts.

Join us as we bring together a remarkable line-up of local and international key opinion leaders who will take to the stage. Together, they’ll shed light on critical funding issues and unveil fresh opportunities for international collaboration that will fuel the growth of Australia’s space sector.

Our sessions will delve into discussions on how the space sector can become not just relevant but indispensable to everyday Australians and a driving force in the broader economy. Get ready to explore business opportunities, groundbreaking innovations, and real-world applications shaping the future.

Our audience represents the full spectrum of the space industry, from government and defence organisations to SMEs and major industry players. With enhanced networking opportunities, this diverse gathering is the perfect catalyst for unmatched cross-border collaboration.

Secure your place in space history!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative event shaping the future of space exploration and innovation in Australia. Register now to secure your spot at the Australian Space Summit and Exhibition 2024 and propel your space ambitions to new heights!

Join us as we unlock the future of space.

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This year’s summit will cover 4 key pillars

Space industry evolution


Diversity, skills, ethics, and beyond

Discover how diversity fuels innovation, skills drive progress, and ethics guide our mission in the Australian space sector. We’ll delve into the intricate tapestry of our industry, navigating regulatory frameworks, sustainable practices, technological disruptions, and cross-industry collaborations. Together, we’ll steer toward a balanced, resilient and pioneering space future.

Space sovereignty


Defence, government affairs and cross-border co-operation

Join us on an expedition into defence strategies, and global partnerships in the Australian space domain. Explore the intersection of defence, government affairs, and strategic collaborations, where we’ll chart the paths of security, diplomacy and innovation. It’s a strategic journey through the ever-evolving space landscape.

Space innovation


Transforming real-world challenges into opportunities for all

Unlock the potential of space science as it addresses real-world challenges for businesses and everyday Australians. Delve into the latest satellite advancement, sustainable solutions, and impressive new applications revealing new opportunities for growth and an improved quality of life.

Space marketplace


Fuelling business expansion and galactic commerce

Explore the thriving marketplace within the Australian space industry where innovation, investment and untapped potential converge. Understand how space is not just science, but also commerce. As we navigate this path, we illuminate avenues for business expansion locally and globally, inviting you to envision a future where the stars promise economic growth and boundless commerce.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

Australian Space Summit & Exhibition 2024

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Gain insights into the challenges of funding and how to ensure sustainable growth in the Australian space industry in the next five, 10 and 30 years.
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Explore how the Australian space sector remains relevant to the broader economy by showcasing everyday applications.
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Discover global expansion opportunities and how international collaborations can propel Australian manufacturers, space businesses and researchers to new heights.
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Understand the importance of increasing international relations for the development of the Australian space sector from grassroots to global prominence.
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Hear directly from the space and industry experts as they discuss strategic growth priorities to advance the space industry.
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Gain business insights and market intelligence on how to win business in the space industry and shape and drive your own business strategies.
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Network with key industry leaders, exhibitors and peers at the ‘always-on’ exhibition.

Australia’s thriving space industry

Australia’s space industry is in the midst of an extraordinary transformation. With permanent rocket launch sites, a dedicated Space Command, and active participation in global space initiatives, we are positioned as a leading space power. Our satellite activities are on the rise, launch capabilities are set to compete with the world’s best, and our footprint in global space exploration is expanding.

Join us at the Australian Space Summit and Exhibition 2024 to immerse yourself in the heart of this thriving industry. Experience firsthand the innovations, partnerships and opportunities that are propelling Australia to new heights in space exploration.

Who should attend?

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Government and space industry professionals

all government and space industry professionals, academics, and business owners
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Start-ups and established businesses

wanting to break into the domestic and international supply chain
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Organisations

looking to connect with decision-makers from across the space industry

Ticket pricing

Please note that registrations will be fact checked. Please ensure that you are selecting the correct option before completing your purchase.

STUDENT/GOV

SECOND RELEASE

SINGLE TICKET

$199

Excl. GST

TWO-DAY TICKET

$348

Excl. GST

SME

SECOND RELEASE

SINGLE TICKET

$599

Excl. GST

TWO-DAY TICKET

$999

Excl. GST

ENTERPRISE

SECOND RELEASE

SINGLE TICKET

$999

Excl. GST

TWO-DAY TICKET

$1,799

Excl. GST

Agenda highlights

Day 2

Launching beyond boundaries: Unpacking the competitive landscape of Australian spaceports
Michael Jones Michael Jones
Executive Chairman and Group CEO,
Equatorial Launch Australia

Day 2

Panel: Space Junk and situational awareness
James Bennett James Bennett
Executive Vice President,
EOS Space Systems

Day 1

PANEL: How will the space sector find another 15,000 workers by 2030?
Anntonette Dailey Anntonette Dailey
Lead for space STEM and diversity,
formerly Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency
Jackie Carpenter Jackie Carpenter
Managing Director,
One Giant Leap Australia Foundation
Dr Joni Sytsma Dr Joni Sytsma
Chief Technology Officer,
University of Southern Queensland iLAuNCH Program
Kaylee Li Kaylee Li
University Student Team Partnership Coordinator,
LEAP Australia

Day 1

Panel: What’s next for collaboration between space’s middle powers?
Anntonette Dailey Anntonette Dailey
Lead for space STEM and diversity,
formerly Executive Director at the Australian Space Agency
Professor Anna Moore Professor Anna Moore
Director,
ANU Institute for Space - Inspace

Day 1

Panel: Empowering diversity in STEM: Unveiling solutions from the landmark government review
Dr Joni Sytsma Dr Joni Sytsma
Chief Technology Officer,
University of Southern Queensland iLAuNCH Program
Professor Chris Lawrence Professor Chris Lawrence
Associate Dean (Indigenous),
Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Day 2

Panel: The short, medium and long-term potential of hypersonic tech
Michael Smart Michael Smart
Co-Founder, CTO and Head of Engineering,
Hypersonix Launch Systems
Dr Sandy Tirtey Dr Sandy Tirtey
Director of global commercial launch services & Director of Rocket Lab Australia,
Rocket Lab

Day 2

To be annouced

Day 2

Cyber security: Protecting critical space assets in a digital age
Liam Garman Liam Garman
Editor,
Defence & Security, Momentum Media
Dr Jordan Plotnek Dr Jordan Plotnek
Lead Partner, Senior Lecturer, Space Sector Technical Lead,
Critical Infrastructure at Anchoram Consulting, University of South Australia, CI-ISAC

Day 1

Earth observation: The critical application defending, protecting and advancing Australia
Professor Marta Yebra Professor Marta Yebra
Director ,
Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence

Become an exhibitor

New to 2024, the Australian Space Summit and Exhibition provides an ‘always-on’ exhibition run in tandem with the conference.

Attendees have the option to take in sessions at multiple stages or connect with exhibitors throughout the day.

Partners and exhibitors will be in the same expo hall as our sessions, allowing attendees the option to listen in on sessions without sound bleed or interference and to connect with influential space businesses at exhibitor booths.

What this means for exhibitors

Higher level of visibility.

Benefit from huge branding uptick on the day.

Your exhibition space and branding will be prominently displayed throughout the days.

Permanent visibility to all delegates in the room.

Have more meaningful conversations.

Benefiting from an 'always-on' expo format.

No more waiting for a break to network!

Periods to connect with the people who may change your business – you’ll have the chance to have long conversations with influential space industry and government delegates.

Gamification will also ensure that all delegates are incentivised to connect with you – your only issue will be managing the traffic!

Summit speakers

Lynn McDonald
Lynn McDonald
Vice President, Test and Flight Operations,
Blue Origin
Col. Walter Villadei
Col. Walter Villadei
Head of the Italian Air Force Representative in the US for the activities of Access to Space within the Commercial Spaceflight Axiom Space, Inc.
Dr Paul Scully-Power
Dr Paul Scully-Power
AM DSM,
Australia’s First Astronaut
Loredana Santo
Loredana Santo
Professor of Manufacturing Processes, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Head of the Space Sustainability Center
Prof. Fabrizio Quadrini
Prof. Fabrizio Quadrini
Full professor in Manufacturing Technology, Coordinator of the Bachelor in Engineering Sciences University of Rome Tor Vergata Department of Industrial Engineering
Dr Joni Sytsma
Dr Joni Sytsma
Chief Technology Officer,
University of Southern Queensland iLAuNCH Program
Professor Marta Yebra
Professor Marta Yebra
Director ,
Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence
Jen Malone
Jen Malone
Founder,
Young Astronauts Club
Sirisha Bandla
Sirisha Bandla
VP of Government Affairs & Research Operations,
Virgin Galactic
Thomas Benke
Thomas Benke
Manager - Ansys Electronics Business,
LEAP Australia

What others say

“What a great experience, to engage and share ideas with space industry professionals all over Australia. As an individual who is just breaking into the space industry, I found it encouraging and inspiring. I can’t wait to see what engaging conversations will be had and held at the Space Connect Space Summit next year.”
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Fiona Henderson University of Queensland
“The Space Summit was both engaging and informative. I learned a great deal about advances in the sector, opportunities for collaboration and the vision for Australia's space program. Looking forward to next year's event!”


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Eva Galfi, International Trade Advisors
“It was a brilliant event - very insightful - exciting & scary all at the same time! Loved the content and networking sessions”




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Event highlights

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About the Awards

The space industry’s event of the year

Now in its fifth year, the AusSpace24 Awards is the benchmark for excellence in the emerging field of space.

Recognising the leading individuals and businesses driving the development of Australia’s space economy, the AusSpace24 Awards universally acknowledges all space industry stakeholders – from the major listed organisations and corporates servicing Australia’s space sector to SMEs, start-ups, academic institutions and associations driving innovation and accelerating the industry to new heights.

The awards are open to all businesses supporting the Australian space industry across fields including launch, telecommunications, satellites, energy, mining and transport, as well as defence, agriculture, disaster and water management.

The AusSpace24 Awards celebrates the best of the best in Australia’s space sector and the outstanding contribution of professionals and businesses working within the space industry across 24 categories.

The awards have quickly become the benchmark for excellence in the space industry, with some of the most progressive and exciting space businesses in Australia capitalising on the awards program to drive business growth, attract investment and expand their capabilities for space consumers.

Celebrate with your team in style at the industry’s night of nights at the black-tie event in May.

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