Wales Space Conference – Agenda

Wales Space Conference 2022 

Delivered by Space Wales in partnership with the MOD / UK Space Command 

09:30 Reception opens Tea and Coffee available 
10:00 Welcome and Opening  
10:05 Keynote  Opening Address  Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston Chief of The Air Staff 
10:20 The defence arena: A reflection on the importance of Space in defence   Juliana Suess RUSI 
10:50 Developing and Delivering Defence’s Space Ambition  Group Captain Richard Niven,  UK Space Command 
11:30 UK Defence Solutions Centre UKDSC Overview  Tim Davies UK Defence Solutions Centre 
11:35  Wales – “The Size of Wales” A tour of Wales’s capabilityJohn Whalley 
11:50 Wales – SMEs are our backbone Presentations from: 
Spaceport Snowdonia  
Space Forge 
Smallspark Space Systems
Space Flight Academy  
Microlink Devices 
Glyndwr Innovations  
Alan Davies
Representative of each company  
12:30 Lunch Exhibits available 
14:00 Wales – A home for Primes Presentations from: 
Northrop Grumman 
Alan Davies 
Representative of each company
14:40 National Assets in Wales: 
Semi-Conductor Applications Catapult  
Dickie Davis – Welsh Government  
Elaine Choules – Welsh Government   
Andy Sellars  
15:00 Cyber as a Focus Presentation placing Cyber at the centre of our thinking and actions  Chris Gausden, – Arcanum Cyber Security  
15:15 Future Generations The challenge of encouraging future generations to the space sector  Sophie Bartlett – Cardiff University  
Sharon Levrement – Association for Science and Discovery Centres 
15:35 Working together How Wales can support the Defence Agenda and Space Command in particular  Q+A/Panel discussion:
John Whalley 
Group Captain Richard Niven 
16:00 Close Alan Davies

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