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Australian Space Summit set to be biggest ever

Next week’s Australian Space Summit is set to be the biggest-ever gathering of the industry in NSW in recent memory.

The event, set to take place on Wednesday at the ICC in Sydney, will feature speakers including Michael Jones, the group executive director of ELA, Enrico Palermo, head of the ASA, and Air Vice Marshall Cath Roberts, head of Defence Space Command.

So far, around 750 people are set to attend the day-long summit, with around 1,000 attending either the summit and/or the awards in the evening. Today is your very last chance to register for tickets, which you can still purchase here.

Aside from industry big hitters, its panels will tackle the most significant issues in the sector, from gender diversity to Australia’s participation in sending humans to the moon and the rise of hypersonic vehicles. Half of its speakers will be female, too.


Space Connect editor Adam Thorn said he hoped it would be a forum for candid discussions from panellists.

“Coming a week after the budget, we hope this can be a gathering to honestly discuss our industry’s progress alongside what it needs to do to move forward.”

After a sell-out inaugural event in 2022, the Australian Space Summit will also return with an all-new “always-on” exhibition with three content streams across space verticals.

It will offer the opportunity to engage and hear directly from space experts and industry professionals committed to advancing Australia’s space industry.


Delegates will hear from leaders in space technology, R&D, STEM, the defence industry, government, SMEs, and new entrants to the space supply chain as they share their insights and experiences within the sector.

It will be held on Wednesday, 17 May at ICC, Sydney.

Click here to buy tickets and don’t miss out!

For more information, including agenda and speakers, click here.

Adam Thorn

Adam Thorn

Adam is a journalist who has worked for more than 40 prestigious media brands in the UK and Australia. Since 2005, his varied career has included stints as a reporter, copy editor, feature writer and editor for publications as diverse as Fleet Street newspaper The Sunday Times, fashion bible Jones, media and marketing website Mumbrella as well as lifestyle magazines such as GQ, Woman’s Weekly, Men’s Health and Loaded. He joined Momentum Media in early 2020 and currently writes for Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

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