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Program Day 1, March 13


15:30 - 16:00 hrs

Official Opening of the Exhibition and Champagne welcome*

*offered by NavCert

16:15 - 18:45 hrs


This event takes place at the Alte Kongresshalle (Old Congress Hall), Am Bavariapark 14, 80339 München

Welcome addresses:

Thomas Pany, Professor of Satellite Navigation, ISTA/FZ Space, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Neubiberg, Germany

Michael Meurer, Professor, Head of Navigation Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Eva-Maria Kern, President, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Neubiberg, Germany

Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Chair of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany

Roland Weigert, State Secretary, Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development, and Energy, Munich, Germany

Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General, European Space Agency (ESA), Paris, France

Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director, EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), Prague, Czech Republic

Anna Christmann, Member of the Bundestag, Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Berlin, Germany

Stefan Schnorr, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, Berlin, Germany



Claus Kruesken, Presenter, Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting), Munich, Germany


Panel Members:

​​Paraskevi Papantoniou, Director (acting) for Space, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Pascal Claudel, Chief Operating Officer, EUSPA, Prague, Czech Republic

Francisco-Javier Benedicto Ruiz, Director of Navigation, ESA, Paris, France

Harold Martin, National Coordination Office for Space-Based PNT, Washington DC, USA

Jiang De, China Satellite Navigation Office, Beijing, China

Damien Bellier, Deputy Interministerial Coordinator for GNSS and EGNOS, CNES, Paris, France 

Anke Pagels-Kerp, Divisional Board Member for Space, DLR, Cologne, Germany

20:00 hrs


hosted by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development, and Energy 

(bus shuttle will be available)

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