Westminster Business Forum

The UK space sector - sector growth, priorities for Space19+, and the future for international collaboration

November 2019

This conference will discuss the future for the UK space sector.

The agenda in summary

  • Where next for UK space? with Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency;
  • Future collaboration between the UK and Europe - with Magali Vaissiere, Head, ECSAT, Harwell UK, European Space Agency;
  • The development and regulation of commercial spaceflight in the UK - with Paul Cremin, Commercial Spaceflight Policy & Regulation Lead, International Aviation, Safety & Environment, Department for Transport;
  • Facilitating the future growth of the UK space sector:
    • Defence, space, and government’s role as an anchor customer to the industry - with Captain Dave Moody, Deputy Head of Space, Joint Forces Command, MoD;
    • The space industry sector deal - with Graham Peters, Chairman, UKspace; Chairman, Space Growth Partnership and Vice President, Space, ADS;
    • Skills and workforce priorities - with Professor Anu Ojha, Director, UK National Space Academy and Member, STFC Council;
    • Spaceports and launch capabilities in the UK - with Glenn Caplin, Chief Executive, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP;
    • Regulation and supporting industry growth - with Joanne Wheeler, Managing Partner, Alden Legal; and
  • Commercialising UK space - key industry priorities - with Nik Smith, Lockheed Martin; Nick Shave, Inmarsat and Peter Mountney, Odin Vision.

Participation by policy officials

Westminster Business Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Cabinet Office; Defra; DCMS; DfT; DIT; European Space Agency; Government Legal Department; HM Treasury; HSE; IPO; MoD; Office of the Secretary of State for Wales; RAF; UK Export Finance; UK Space Agency and the Welsh Government.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Business Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates