Thank you for attending the UK Space Conference 2017!
Attended by over 1,200 delegates, the UK Space Conference proved to be an unmissable forum for the UK and international space community, bringing together government, industry, academia, customers, suppliers, education providers, researchers and the financial community.

The two and a half day programme presented a compelling forum to discuss the changing political, economic and technological landscape impacting the UK space industry. 

UK Space Conference 2017 – by numbers: 

1225 industry delegates attended across the 3 days 
224 speakers 
28 in-depth parallel sessions
5 main plenary sessions
20 ‘Space 101’ sessions
2,000 members of the public attended the Outreach event ‘Discover                   Space in Manchester’
109 exhibitors
580 people attended the Gala Dinner & Sir Arthur Clarke Awards
17 million Twitter impressions – the Hashtag #ukspace2017 was among              the top-trending UK hashtags during the event
95% of delegates rated the event ‘excellent or good’


UK Space Conference 2017 Objectives
The aim of the UK Space Conference 2017 is to be inclusive and forward looking:

• To bring together people and groups from within and outside the space community. 

• To exchange visions and ideas for using space, its technology and satellite enabled-services to shape our future.

• To discuss how new knowledge and space-based capabilities can drive social and economic progress into the 2030s and beyond.

Multiple plenary and parallel sessions with  informative and interactive presentations, workshops and debates will cover a wide range of topics and using feedback received from the last conference a new Programme Committee is developing an agenda that addresses the most pressing interests of this rapidly changing sector




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Why attend?

  • Hear about the UK space sector strategy from the experts.
  • Engage in discussions with leading players from government, industry and academia.
  • Participate in authoritative sessions that will give you insights into the fast-changing space market, emerging challenges and opportunities.
  • Take part in the UK space community's best networking opportunity
  • Find solutions to problems you face, build your contact network and increase your understanding of key issues.
  • Join colleagues from across the space sector at the Networking Evening Reception (day one) and Gala Dinner and Sir Arthur Clarke Awards (day two).
  • Visit the exhibition, which will feature over 100 leading and innovative organisations from across the UK space community, plus interactive networking areas and an innovation zone.

Who should attend?

  • Space industry – large and small businesses
  • Academics
  • Organisations using or interested in using space – e.g. digital, infrastructure and transport
  • Education providers
  • Financial community
  • Government
  • Media
  • Researchers
  • Space environments and biomedicine communities
  • Students

New for 2017

  • Larger exhibition containing a dynamic and interactive networking hub.
  • Innovation Zone featuring pioneering technology that will shape the future of the space sector.
  • Networking evening reception in the exhibition area.
  • Space 101 - A series of workshops and training sessions covering topics of interest to those new to the space sector..

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