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World Space Tourism Business
Conference 2014

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
PROGRAMME
DAY ONE (23 January 2014)
08:00 Registration
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:15 Keynote Address
Spaceport business and potential growth of suborbital spaceflights: economic benefits and potential markets through 2020
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Examining and evaluating the technical aspect for an operation of commercial suborbital spaceflight across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region’s air space: an update
11:00 Background and recent trends in commercial human spaceflight industry including space tourism and satellite ventures
11:45 Candid discussion and experience on private space exploration: lesson to be learned and challenges for global space community
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Suborbital tourist flights: perspective from leading industry players
14:45 Will inter-orbital dominate the space tourism industry: key challenges and opportunities
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Outer spaces as a new frontier for hospitality and tourism
16:30 Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities in building space hotel
17:00 End of Day One
DAY TWO (24 January 2014)
09:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
09:15 Personal spaceflight business: mitigating risk and insurance for launch operators and builders
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Maximizing the orbital flight experience for the space traveler
11:00 Marketing spaceships for the suborbital personal spaceflight industry
11:45 Strategic candid discussion with leading market players and experts
When will the market prove that investors can actually make money on space tourism?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 How to talk space with oil-rich Gulf sheikhs across Middle East and potential space tourists across Asia Pacific, Europe and the region
14:45 Safety and mission assurance: lesson to be learned from previous missions
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Attracting capital: what most space startups still do not understand
16:30 Panel Discussion
Space tourism reusable launch vehicle: meeting future space tourists’ expectations – what you need to know
17:00 End of Conference

Operating a multi-billion commercial space flights to consumers across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region: commercial reality and investment prospects
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The recent growth of activities towards developing passenger space travel services is very promising. Virgin Galactic successfully tests re-entry, prepares for space tourism in 2014 with commercial space flights to consumers across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region are now a commercial reality, with prospect of a multi-billion investment opportunity. Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region provides a huge market for space travel, given the amount of wealth in the region. Against this backdrop, World Space Tourism Business Conference 2014 provides a timely platform to share perspective and market update to bring about the industry further. This conference will discuss thoroughly the evolution of space tourism over the next decade across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region. Where is the industry now? Where it heading and what is needed to realise the dream of affordable space travel across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the region? Significantly, this conference will be a platform to present the latest draft of commercial opportunities and long-term strategy for space tourism and exploration, including key issues in examining possible new commercial services and technologies. It will create new opportunities and thorough insight from a range of industries, from private engineering to insurance brokerage and luxury travel, of how different sectors can be a part of this exciting journey, and benefit from exploring new horizons and opportunities in the business of space tourism.

Financial space-based commercial applications: potential opportunities
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Apart from technological, manufacturing and operational capabilities necessary to operate in these markets, financing and insurance make an important contributions to the success of space-based commercial applications. There is therefore a mutual interest for space agencies, industrial space sector, commercial operators, downstream analysts and financiers and insurers, to jointly consider common potential problems. The purpose of this Conference is to consider problems that increase costs and risks and to look at potential opportunities to resolve such problems in an effective and systematic manner.

Who Will Attend
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This Conference will brings together those with a stake in its future (private space companies, venture capitalists, industrial partners, tourism agencies, media interest as well as potential space tourists) to create a forum for increasing awareness, forging relationships for and breaking down barriers to the development of private spaceflight. In addition, leading regional and international industry players in the investment and space communities will gather to discuss recent innovations in early- and mid-stage finance within the commercial space, spaceport, satellite and space-related information technology industries. In addition, invited industry leaders will attend this Conference including those from:

  • Space agencies with a similar interest in the development of space-based applications.
  • International space industry, particularly at prime contractor level seeking to extend their business opportunities and to understand the concerns of operators and insurers.
  • Suborbital space operators who will be interested in potential technological improvements and safeguards to reduce operational risks, in order to attract lower finance and insurance rates and reduce or limit the number of insurance exclusions.
  • Space Insurers and financiers who wish to reduce risks and to extend investment and business opportunities.
  • Launch providers as well as parties involved directly and indirectly in launching commercial spaceflight.