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.


  Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
  Airbus Defence & Space 
  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT)
  Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation (APSCO)
  Boeing Defense, Space and Security
  CNES France (French Space Agency)
  Commercial SpaceFlight Federation
  Czech Space Alliance
  Deep Space Industries
  Deimos imaging & Urthecast
  Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd.
  DLR (German Aerospace Center)
  ECM Space Technologies GmbH
  Etihad Airways
  German Orbital Systems (GOS)
  Horizon Satellite Services (HSS)
  Imhotep Business Services
  Innovative Solutions in Space BV (ISIS)
  International Launch Services (ILS)
  International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  Joerg Kreisel International Consultant (JKIC)
  Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR)
  King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST)
  Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems
  MDA Corporation
  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI)
  Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
  National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
  National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)
  Netherlands Space Office (NSO)
  Orbital ATK
  Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI)
  Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
  Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTH)
  Secure World Foundation (SWF)
  Sharjah Center for Astronomy & Space Sciences (SCASS)
  Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
  Space Systems Loral (SSL)
  Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL)
  Tethers Unlimited
  Thales Alenia Space
  The Global Space Institute
  Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company
  Torridon Group
  UAE Space Agency
  UK Space Agency
  Univerisity of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
  Vector Space Systems
  Virgin Galactic 
  World Ocean Council (WOC)