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AVALON 2019

CONFERENCES

Space Industry Association of Australia

Australian Space Industry Conference 2019

Reaching for the Stars – Growing Australia’s Space Economy

DRAFT PROGRAM

(subject to change - current at 14 February 2019)

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2019
MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
CLARENDON AUDITORIUM

0800 - 0820
Tea and Coffee on arrival – Clarendon Auditorium Foyer
0820 - 0830
Welcome Mr Rod Drury, Chair, Space Industry Association of Australia
0830 - 0840
Opening Address: The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
0840 - 0900
Keynote Address: Australian Space Agency - Mr Anthony Murfett, Deputy Head, Australian Space Agency
0900 - 0920
Defence Use of Space - Air Vice Marshal (retired) Mark Skidmore, Royal Australian Air Force Active Reserve
0920 - 0940
Defence Science and Technology Roadmap - Mr Andrew Seedhouse, Chief National Security and ISR Division, Defence Science and Technology
0940 - 1000
Sovereign Space Situational Awareness Capabilities Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO, Electro-Optics Systems Ltd
1000 - 1030
Morning tea - Clarendon Auditorium Foyer
1030 - 1050
CSIRO Space RoadmapDavid Williams, Executive Director – Digital, National Facilities and Collections, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1050 - 1130

Panel Discussion: Satellite Communications – Government and Commercial

Moderator:

David Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Space Environment Research Centre

Panelists:

Thomas Pfister, HO Space and Services Australasia, Airbus Defence and Space

Michael de la Chapelle, Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Defense Space & Security

Nick Leake, Head of Satellite Networks, Optus Networks

Glen Tindall, Head, Government Sales, Asia-Pacific, SES Satellites

Ashley Neale, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Speedcast Communications

Col Cooper, General Manager, Government and Defence, Viasat Australia

1130 - 1210

Panel Discussion: Position, Navigation and Timing / Satellite-based Augmentation Systems (SBAS)

Moderator:

Roger Franzen, Principal, Earthspace

Panelists:

Alan Smart, Senior Consultant, ACIL Allen Consulting

Andrew Anderson, Co-chair SBAS sub-group, Australian Strategic Air Traffic Management Group

Julia Mitchell, SBAS Test-Bed Project Manager, FrontierSI

John Dawson, Section Leader Positioning, National Positioning Infrastructure Branch, Geoscience Australia

1210 - 1315
Lunch – Clarendon Auditorium Foyer
1315 - 1345
Defence Project 799: Delivering Defence a new perspective on SpaceMr Scott Dewar, Director, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
1345 - 1425

Panel Discussion: Earth Observations - An Industry Perspective

Moderator:

Dr Adam Lewis, Head of National Earth and Marine Observations, Geoscience Australia

Panelists:

Rick Bailey, Licensed Products Manager, Geoplex Pty Ltd

Rob Coorey, Chief Executive Officer, Geospatial Intelligence Pty Ltd

Mr Shawn Cochran, Senior Manager, Raytheon Space Systems

George Dyke, Consultant, Symbios Communications (Australia)

Michael Clark, Director Technical Strategy, Thales Australia

1425 - 1435
Australian Space Research and Development OverviewAssoc Prof Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology
1435 - 1515

Panel Discussion: Research and Development; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); Future Workforce

Moderator:

Assoc Prof. Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology

Panelists:

Professor Anna Moore, Director, Institute for Space and Director Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian National University

Ms Jackie Carpenter, Director, One Giant Leap

Professor Michael Smart, Chair of Hypersonic Propulsion, Head Hyshot Group, University of Queensland

Professor Andy Koronios, Dean Industry & Enterprise, Professor of Information Systems, University of South Australia

Mr Michael Pakakis, Director, Victorian Space Science Education Centre

1515 - 1545
Afternoon tea - Clarendon Auditorium Foyer
1545 - 1625

Panel Discussion: Space Situational Awareness / Space Traffic Management

Moderator:

Tony Lindsay, Director, Lockheed Martin STELaRLab

Panelists:

Tom Johnson, Vice President Engineering, Analytical Graphics Incorporated

Dr Craig Smith, Chief Executive Officer, EOS Space Systems

Wing Commander Steven Henry, Deputy Director – Surveillance of Space, Royal Australian Air Force

Dr James Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Silentium Defence

Dr Greg Cohen, Associate Professor, University of Western Sydney

1625 - 1655

Panel Discussions: Regulatory

Moderator:

Bill Barrett, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants

Panelists:

Ms Donna Lawler, Principal, Azimuth Advisory

Joel Lisk, University of Adelaide Law School

1655 - 1725

Panel Discussion: Where does the Growth Come From - Australian Small-to-Medium Enterprises

Moderator:

Dr Tim Parsons, Co-Founder and Organiser, delta-V NewSpace Alliance

Panelists:

Jeremy Hallett, Executive Director, Clearbox Systems

Shaun Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Shoal Engineering Pty Ltd

Troy McCann, Chief Executive Officer, Moonshot Space Company

1725 - 1730
Wrap up and Close - Mr David Ball, Deputy Chair and Treasurer, Space Industry Association of Australia
1730
Australian Space Industry Conference 2019 Networking Function – Clarendon Auditorium Foyer

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2019
AVALON AIRPORT, GEELONG
AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW AND AEROSPACE & DEFENCE EXPOSITION CONFERENCE CENTRE

1030 - 1035
Welcome - Mr David Ball, Deputy Chair and Treasurer, Space Industry Association of Australia
1035 - 1100
Keynote Address: Space Investments from a Venture Capital Perspective - Mr Martin Duursma, Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
1100 - 1120
Keynote Address: Supporting Startups: Empowering Founders vs Picking Winners – Mr Kirk Drage, Entrepreneur in Residence, University of South Australia
1120 - 1200

Space Industry Association of Australia Members Showcase Presentations

Moderator:

Dr Tim Parsons, Co-Founder and Organiser, delta-V NewSpace Alliance

Presenters:

Dr Alex Grant, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Myriota

Dr William Crowe, Chief Executive Officer, High Earth Orbit Robotics

1200 - 1400
Lunch (self-catered); Flying Display
1400 - 1405
Welcome - Mr David Ball, Deputy Chair and Treasurer, Space Industry Association of Australia
1405 - 1440

Panel Discussions: Launch Innovations

Moderator:

Brett Biddington, Principal, Biddington Research Pty Ltd

Panelists:

Richard Allen, Founder and Managing Director, Australia Space Launch

Scott Wallis, Founder and Chief of Space, Equatorial Launch Australia

Adam Gilmour, Chief Executive Officer, Gilmour Space Technologies

Lloyd Damp, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Launch

1440 - 1500
Keynote Address: Challenges of new tech, from idea to reality, the DARPA approach -
Colonel (ret’d) Pamela Melroy, Director of Space Technology and Policy, Nova Systems
1500 - 1530

Panel Discussions: The Smallsat Revolution – Beyond CubeSats

Moderator:

Aude Vignelles, Executive Director, Australian Space Agency

Panelists:

Dr Kimberley Clayfield, Interim Leader, Space Technology Future Science Platform, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Dr Matt Tetlow, Chief Executive Officer, Inovor Technologies

Robert Curbeam, Sr Director and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Mark Ramsay, General Manager, Sitael Australia

1530 - 1600

Panel Discussions: New Space Applications

Presenters:

Mr David Shteinman, Managing Director, The Industrial Sciences Group

Dr Bob Gough, Head of Business Development Australia and Asia-Pacific, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd

1600
Wrap up and Close - Mr David Ball, Deputy Chair and Treasurer, Space Industry Association of Australia