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Aviation and Space Symposium
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3rd Edition

11 September 2024

Organized by the Center for Aviation and Space Competence of the University of St. Gallen & OLMA Messen

Organized by
University of St. Gallen
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All Day Aviation +
All Day SPACE

300

Participants
 

30

Exhibitors & Partners
 

25

Speakers
 

6

Sessions | AS Symposium & Forum
 

All day B2B Matchmaking & TALENT Day

Partners and Sponsors

Beyond Gravity
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swiss aerospace cluster
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Leonardo
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Schwarzer Himmel

SPEAKERS

Prof. Claude Nicollier

Prof. Claude Nicollier

ORIGINS Moderator, Astronaut

Benedikt Würth

Benedikt Würth

Ständerat St. Gallen

Prof. Ulrich Walter

Prof. Ulrich Walter

ORIGINS Moderator, Astronaut

Rafael Enzler

Rafael Enzler

President St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourism

Dr. Raphael Widmer-Kaufmann

Dr. Raphael Widmer-Kaufmann

Fellow CFAC-HSG

Oliver Grassmann

Oliver Grassmann

EVP Satellites Beyond Gravity

Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund

Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund

President COSPAR / WEF Space Council

Sascha Hardegger

Sascha Hardegger

CEO Dufour Aerospace

Dr. Andreas Wittmer

Dr. Andreas Wittmer

Managing Director CFAC-HSG

Dr. Peter Guggenbach

Dr. Peter Guggenbach

CGO Swissto12

Torsten Hoffmann

Torsten Hoffmann

Award-winning Filmmaker

Philip Bärtschi

Philip Bärtschi

Attorney-at-Law

Prof. Dominique Foray

Prof. Dominique Foray

Innovation Economist

Aviation and Space Symposium

AS Symposium
SUSTAINABLE AVIATION MEETS COMMERCIAL SPACE

In 2024, a top-class range of speakers from the aerospace industry will present and discuss current research and industry trends to a B2B and academic audience, addressing future challenges and opportunities followed by exciting panel discussions on our main stage in St. Gallen.

 

SPACE Track:

  • NewSpaceRace

  • Innovatisation in Space

 

AVIATION Track:

  • Future Aviation

  • Autonomy & Artificial Intelligence

Aviation and Space Symposium

SPECIAL FORUMS
SPACE LAW &
ROTORCRAFT

For the first time, the Symposium will host two special forums, addressing topics of particular interest and bringing together leading experts on the following subjects:

Space Law Forum:

  • Space - The Regulatory Framework

  • Space Law Updates (in Europe)

 

Rotorcraft Forum:

  • Propulsion Systems

  • Autonomy Systems

Aviation and Space Symposium

EXHIBITION |
NETWORKING PLATFORM & Career Day

Our new venue Hall 9.0 features a unique Foyer & Marketplace setting, offering bespoke lounge areas, static displays, table top areas and the renowned b2match networking and matchmaking zone next to our hospitality area.

In 2024, more than 300 matchmaking slots will enable industry, academia and talents to meet & exchange.

Exhibitors

Aviation and Space Symposium
Aviation and Space Symposium
Aviation and Space Symposium

The Aviation & Space Symposium 2024 is welcoming a handpicked selection of partners and exhibitors from industry, science and academia, showcasing their products, services and projects at one of OLMA's state-of-the-art exhibition areas. Our Exhibition Foyer in Hall 9.0 offers more than 1'200 sqm of prime location. Booth / Table top availability is limited to 30 spots (10x Partners = XXL + Lounge, 20x E-xhibitors = Table tops, 5x A-cademia = XL).

Exhibitor / Partner Application Form

Partner / Exhibitor Category
GOLD (2'499.- CHF), incl. XL space + 4 tickets
STANDARD (999.- CHF), incl. table top space + 2 tickets

PROGRAM

Symposium & Forum Day (Hall 9.0)

 

08.00

  • WELCOME COFFEE | Exhibition

09.00–09.20

  • Opening Session
    (with Claude Nicollier, Professor & Astronaut)

Andreas Wittmer, Rafael Enzler​

09.30–10.45

  • AS Symposium SPACE Track I: NewSpaceRace – Commercial Projects Beyond the Prestige
    (Moderated by Pascale Ehrenfreund, President COSPAR | former Chairwoman DLR)

Oliver Grassmann, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Peter Guggenbach​

  • Rotorcraft Forum: Sustainability: Propulsion Concepts for VTOL

(Hosted by Swiss Helicopter Association - SHA) 

10.00–12.00

  • Matchmaking Slots (1:1) + Career Day Slots

11.00–12.15

  • AS Symposium AVIATION Track I: Future Aviation – How We Travel in 2040

(Moderated by Andreas Wittmer, Managing Director Center for Aviation and Space Competence CFAC-HSG)

Researchers, Industry Experts + Leaders (tbc)​

  • Space Law Forum I: The Regulatory Framework in Space

(Moderated by Raphael Widmer-Kaufmann Fellow CFAC-HSG)

Merve Erdem-Burger, Ingo Baumann, Philip Bärtschi

— LUNCH | Exhibition —

Venue Information

This year's Aviation and Space Symposium will be held in Hall 9.0 of the OLMA Fairgrounds in St. Gallen. There are plenty of parking spaces directly next to the exhibition hall. The opening event and the Network Evening will take place in the OLMA Moststube.

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Aviation and Space Symposium 2022

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