UAE to Host Conference for Heads of Arab Space Agencies

11.03.2019 UAE
UAE to Host Conference for Heads of Arab Space Agencies

UAE to Host Conference for Heads of Arab Space Agencies

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A separate conference for Heads of Arab states’ space agencies will be held within the Global Space Congress, slated for March, to discuss space industry development in the Arab world, the press service of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency said.

The UAE Space Agency will host the Global Space Congress in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi on 19-21 March.

“During the Global Space Congress, which will be held on March 19-21, a special conference uniting heads of Arab space agencies and organizations will be held in order to discuss the situation in the Arab states’ space industry and the mechanisms for joining efforts toward development of this sphere,” the press service added.

The Global Space Congress will bring together heads of international space agencies and companies, representatives of governmental organizations, researchers and scientists. The event will focus on modern space exploration technologies and personnel training, among other topics.

Mohammed Ahbabi, Head of the UAE Space Agency, has said that the agency regarded the congress as a possibility to boost Arab states development, enhance space cooperation within the region and also to attract Arab youth to work in the space sphere.

The Global Space Congress, hosted by the UAE Space Agency, is a strategic gathering of global space industry leaders. Promoting the worldwide industry of space, the Congress brings together over 700 key space agencies, commercial space, academia and end users of space services to evaluate the biggest opportunities in the space sector and to get exposure to the world’s most vibrant and energetic new space programs.

Focused on partnerships, the Congress enables these leaders to focus on collaborative development and the implementation of core space and satellite technology strategies, bringing global and regional economic benefits.

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.

 

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