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SA Space Forum to highlight opportunities for growth

SA Space Forum to highlight opportunities for growth

Stephen Kuper

South Australia will host leading local and international space players to discuss how SA’s flourishing space sector can help grow and support a variety of industries at the South Australia Space Forum in December.

The sixth South Australia Space Forum, hosted by the South Australian Space Industry Centre (SASIC) and the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) with support from the newly established Australian Space Agency, will focus on national space policy and establish a public dialogue between potential users and the providers of space technology.

SASIC chief executive Richard Price said the forum provides a fantastic platform for relationship building and will strengthen the dialogue between space technology providers and end users.

"We are collaborating on a national level with both the Australian Space Agency and the Space Industry Association of Australia to support this ever-growing forum," Price said. 

Lead space sector consultant and principal at US-based Deloitte Consulting Bill Beyer will head a strong line-up of key speakers, including SIAA chairman Michael Davis, Nova Group director Peter Nikoloff, Andy Koronios from the University of South Australia and SASIC director Nicola Sasanelli AM.

"With nearly 400 space leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers already registered for the forum, this event provides a clear indication of the momentum behind our local space industry," Price said. 

For the first time, the forum will also include an exhibition area where Australian space companies, associations, private consultancies and research organisations can showcase the latest in space technology.

Price said, "Our space community has highlighted the mining, agriculture and construction sectors as priority growth areas that can benefit from growth opportunities through advancements in space technology."

The biannual forum continues to attract growing interest in the space sector, locally, nationally and internationally and has grown from 110 participants at the first forum in May 2016 to more than 300 at SASIC's last event in April this year.

"This forum will be the perfect opportunity to explore future collaboration opportunities and connect space technology providers with end users," he said. 

The forum will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday, 5 December 2018 and will feature a full day of presentations and expert panels, with a focus on stimulating ideas, sharing information about emerging technologies and discussing industry trends. 

Registrations for the forum close on Wednesday, 28 November 2018. More information, including registration, is available here

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