Abu Dhabi: The first edition of the Abu Dhabi Space Debate has kicked off in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The event is held at ADNOC Business Centre where ministers, heads of state and senior public and private sector officials within and outside the UAE will join the conference.
The two day event organized by the UAE Space Agency, is expected to have an attendance of 300 decision-makers and representatives from 47 international space institutions and agencies along with the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,
According to Mr. Salem Al Qubaisi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency, the conference will discuss a few of the most important issues together with sustainability, entry to space and reducing space threats.
Mr. Al Qubaisi added that, “The debate will also discuss the geopolitical implications of space exploration through to regulation and the respective roles that the public and private sectors will need to play in the future.”
In addition, the two day debate will highlight the rise of mega-constellations, arming of space assets and the position of space programs in protection and intelligence gathering.
The event concentrates on three major topics, space sustainability, space accessibility and space security as well as forms an important new global forum for the space industry, nations, business leaders and policymakers to come together and forge real consensus and address the issues facing growth and innovation in space.
More than 52 space entities from 46 countries are participating in the two day event.