The Global Space Congress is an exclusive, strategic gathering of global space industry leaders taking place in Abu Dhabi in January 2017. An unrivalled platform to promote the worldwide industry of space, the Congress brings together key public and private stakeholders to evaluate the biggest opportunities in the space sector and to get exposure to the world’s most vibrant and energetic new space programmes.

The Global Space Congress is where space policies are defined and strategies developed; where new applications for space technology are showcased and the development of highly skilled technical workforces to support national development are promoted. It hosts discussions and initiatives that will have a practical and lasting impact on the overall development of the space sector in the Middle East and globally.

The Congress is an important gathering of the global space industry and has grown from the Global Space and Satellite forum, with five previous events in support of emerging space markets. It will gather over 600 experts from the across the world, including Heads of Space Agencies, C-Level executives from leading space and aerospace companies, government ministries, top researchers and academics. The Congress enables collaborative development and the implementation of core space and satellite technology strategies, bringing global and regional economic benefits.


  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO)

  CNES France - (French space agency)
  Commercial SpaceFlight Federation

  Deep Space Industries

  Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd.

  DSI GmbH


  Horizon Satellite Services (HSS)

  International Launch services
  International Telecommunication Union

  ISIS - Innovative Solutions in Space BV

  Italian Space Agency
  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR)
  Lockheed Martin
  MDA Corporation (Montreal, Canada)
  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
  National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)
  Nat'l R&D Institute for lasers, plasma and radiation physics
  Netherlands Space Office (NSO)


  Orbital ATK


  Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
  Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
  Space Generation Advisory Council
  Surrey Satellite Technology LTD

  Thales Alenia Space

  Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company


  UAE Space Agency
  University of Ontario Institute of Technology

  Vector Space Systems

  Virgin Galactic (US Office)
  World Ocean Council