Fifth PSSI Space Security Conference

Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships

On June 9—11, 2019, the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) will convene in Prague the fifth event in its Space Security Conference series. 

It will focus on the rapidly advancing threats to space operations and the role of space partnerships in addressing – and, hopefully, mitigating – this higher risk environment. It will examine the issue of space hybrid operations that span an increasing number of areas (including the commercial space sector), as well as the non-democratic model of space partnerships. Previous PSSI Space Security Conferences were held in Prague (in 2011 and 2016), Tokyo (in 2013) and Washington, DC (in 2017), co-organized with the European Space Agency’s European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the Office of National Space Policy of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office, the Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

The topics of this year's gathering will include:

  • Evolution of the Counterspace Threat
  • Space Domain Awareness and Hybrid Operations
  • Space Resilience and Risk Mitigation
  • Competition for International Space Partnerships
  • Deterrence and Space Crisis Management
  • Private Sector Role in Space Security


Preliminary Conference Program

Sunday
9 June 2019

Opening Reception (by special invitation only)

Monday
10 June 2019

Coffee and Registration
Opening Session
Panel 1:
Evolution of the Counterspace Threat
Coffee Break
Panel 2:
Space Domain Awareness and Hybrid Operations
Special Address
Buffet Luncheon
Panel 3:
Space Resilience and Risk Mitigation
Coffee Break
Panel 4:
Competition for International Space Partnerships
Gala Dinner (by special invitation only)

Tuesday
11 June 2019

Coffee and Registration
Opening Session
Panel 5:
Deterrence and Space Crisis Management
Coffee Break
Panel 6:
Private Sector Role in Space Security
Closing Luncheon


Speakers

To be Announced


About Series

The Institute, in partnership with PSSI Washington, initiated in 2010 what is now regarded as the leading NGO conference series in this field. The purpose of these events has been to illuminate the evolving threats to space security. These events have repeatedly called for more robust contingency planning and allied crisis management procedures as well as greater resilience, deterrence and creativity concerning measures available to penalize transgressions (e.g. cross-domain responses, etc.) Four such international conferences have been convened to date, involving leading space security experts and senior officials from Europe, the Unites States and Japan. Two were held in Prague (in 2011 and 2016), one in Tokyo (in 2013), and one in Washington, DC (in 2017). The key partnering organizations included ESA’s European Space Policy Institute, the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office of National Space Policy, the Secure World Foundation, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The fifth conference is currently planned to be held in Prague on June 9—11, 2019. More information about the past events available here


Co-sponsors

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CO-ORGANIZERS
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PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
NEC Corporation


Sponsorship Opportunities

Since 2011, PSSI has organized the premiere NGO conference series worldwide on the subject of space security. Four such international conferences have been convened to date, involving leading space policy-makers, academic experts, senior military officers distinguished NGO representatives and private sector operators from Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Two of these gatherings were held in Prague, one in Tokyo, and one in Washington, DC. The key partnering organizations included ESA’s European Space Policy Institute, the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office of National Space Policy, the Secure World Foundation, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

PSSI, in partnership with its affiliate organization PSSI Washington, is presently preparing its fifth conference in this series. The event will be held on June 9—11, 2019 in Prague. We are confident it will prove a special opportunity for companies seeking a higher profile in the space community. We would like to invite you to attend, and help sponsor, this established conference series.

Key sponsorship benefits

  • Relationship-building with high-level government officials, experts and leading representatives of the space industry
  • Attendance at the opening reception at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence
  • Attendance at the conference private gala dinner near the Charles Bridge
  • Corporate logo on all conference materials/banners and acknowledgements from the podium at the outset of the event
  • Other benefits tailored to the level of sponsorship

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Jana Robinson, Space Security Program Director
jrobinson@pssi.cz


Contact

Dr. Jana Robinson

Space Security Program Director
jrobinson at pssi.cz

Jakub Pražák

Space Security Project Assistant
prazak at pssi.cz


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