On November 19 and 20, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, through the Special Secretariat for Strategic Affairs (SAE), the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) and the São Jose dos Campos Technology Park will hold the third edition of the Brazilian Space Industry Forum. The Forum will take place in São José dos Campos Technological Park, located at São José dos Campos. The objective of the Forum is create a debate environment where all stakeholders can change ideas and make business to improve the space sector. The public expected in the event is the private initiative, public entities, funding agencies, research institutes, universities and startups.
The Space Economy engages launchers´ hardware and software, satellites, ground equipment and applications’ sectors. Using satellite data and images makes possible to create solutions on remote sensing, communications, meteorology, positioning and navigation systems and data collection. Besides the space companies, the event will try to attract companies from other sectors that make use of space data and technology. New companies can thus create new opportunities of business.
The theme of the upcoming third edition will be: “Space Economy and Business”. The event will aim to discuss the socioeconomic benefits generated from the space sector, the possible applications, the forms of promotion for new companies, and to publicize the models of use of the launch centers. The idea is to broaden the target audience and invite strategic partners, including representatives from Latin America, the United States, and Europe. We hope to integrate the national industry with the global and private environment.
President - Aerospace Industries Association of Brazil (AIAB)
Managing Director - Technology Park of São José dos Campos
Mayor - São José dos Campos
Representative - Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI)
Representative - Ministry of Institutional Security Cabinet
Business Officer - US Embassy
Representative - Minister of Defense
Representative - Ministry of Economics
President - Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)
Representative - Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC)
CEO - Luxembourg Space Agency
Senior Director - CompTIA Space Enterprise Council
International Affairs Advisor - Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)
Senior Consultant - Euroconsult
Secretary - Competition and Competitiveness Advocacy of the Ministry of Economy
President - Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)
Director - Space Transportation and Licensing - Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)
Director - Department of Defense Products (DEPROD) - Defense Ministry
Deputy Executive Secretary - Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC)
Business and Space Activities Manager - Aerospace Industry Avibras
Commercial Manager - Thales Alenia Group (Omnisys/ Thales Alenia Space)
Electric Engineer - RJC Defense and Aerospace
Engineering Director - Orbital Engineering
Founding Partner - Fibraforte
Business Development Manager - AEL Systems
Director - National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
Director - JAXA
Director of Commercial Sales - SpaceX
Regulatory Affairs - OneWeB
Chief Technology Officer - GEOshare
Engineering Support Analyst - KBR
Senior System Engineer - TriSept
Co-Founder and CEO - New York Space Alliance
General Manager - ESA BIC Austria
Director - Senai Innovation Institute
Co-Founder & CEO - Space BD Inc.
Director of Operations - Concert Technologies
Legal and International Affairs Director - Paraguay Space Agency
Business Developer - INVAP Space Division
President - Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI)
Co-Founder - ALTAVE
Sales Director - Satellogic
CEO - HEX Geospatial Technologies
CEO - DIPTERON
Director - Visiona Space Technology
Coordinator - Brazilian Aerospace Cluster
Health Director - Everis
Planning and Development Director - Kennedy Space Center (NASA)
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Time Zones – Brazil covers four different time zones. Brasília’s time zone is the official time, defined at GMT – 3 hours. In summer, most Brazilian states advance their clocks by one hour. During this season, time difference between Brazil and most Western European countries is reduced significantly, placing Brazil, the Americas and Western Europe closer in time, thus minimizing jet lag.
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Car rentals – Rental cars are available at main airports and city centres. Brazilian and international brands operate locally.
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Transportation – For domestic air travel, the main airlines cover most destinations. For smaller towns, regional airlines offer high levels of comfort and safety. Buses are also a popular kind of transportation for interstate trips.
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São José dos Campos is the second most populous municipality in the interior of Brazil and belongs to the Paraíba Paulista Valley mesoregion. With several tourist attractions, it is also a city of economic importance with a high business potential. It is also the most important aeronautical and aerospace hub in Latin America.
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Marc Serres – Agência Espacial de Luxemburgo/ Luxembourg Space Agency – Download
David Logsdon – CompTIA Space Enterprise Council – Download
Céline Bouhey-Klapisz – Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) – Download
Simon Seminari – Euroconsult – Download
Carlos Augusto Teixeira de Moura – Agência Espacial Brasileira/ Brazilian Space Agency – Download
Paulo Eduardo Vasconcellos – Agência Espacial Brasileira/ Brazilian Space Agency – Download
Maj Brig do Ar Alcides Teixeira Barbacovi – Ministério da Defesa/ Defense Ministry – Download
Avandelino Santana Junior – Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial/ Aerospace Industry Avibras – Download
Leandro Cordeiro – Grupo Thales Alenia (Omnisys/ Thales Alenia Space)/ Thales Alenia Group (Omnisys/ Thales Alenia Space) – Download
Jefferson Luiz de Moura Lopes da Silva – RJC Defesa e Aeroespacial/ RJC Defense and Aerospace – Download
Jaqueline Vaz – Orbital Engenharia/ Orbital Engineering – Download
Jadir Gonçalves – Fibraforte – Download
João Alexandro Braga Maciel Vilela – AEL Sistemas/ AEL Systems – Download
Masami Onoda – JAXA – Download
Stephanie Ruth Bednarek – Download
Luciana Serrão Sampaio Longo – OneWeB – Download
Lindsay Wolff – GEOshare – Download
Darin Lindon – KBR – Download
Dean Blom – TriSept – Download
Sidney Nakao Nakahodo – New York Space Alliance – Download
André Pierre Mattei – Instituto de Inovação do Senai/ Senai Innovation Institute – Download
Masa Nagasaki – Space BD Inc. – Download
Petrônio Spyer Prates – Concert Tecnologias/ Concert Technologies – Download
Hebe Romero – Agência Espacial do Paraguai/ Paraguay Space Agency – Download
Leonardo Brocca – INVAP Space Division – Download
Bruno Avena – ALTAVE – Download
Luciano Giesso – Satellogic – Download
Leonardo Barros – HEX Tecnologias Geoespaciais/ HEX Geospatial Technologies – Download
Ana Cristina Galhego Rosa – DIPTERON – Download
Cleber Oliveira – Visiona Tecnologia Espacial/ Visiona Space Technology – Download
Marcelo Nunes – Cluster Aeroespacial Brasileiro/ Brazilian Aerospace Cluster – Download
Thomas Engler – Kennedy Space Center (NASA) – Download
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