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Space2Connect is a place to explore and discuss emerging space-based solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s digital economy. Giving an outline across the whole satcom upstream and downstream business value chain, we aim to foster partnerships and inspire new strategies for technology development and market growth.

The conference consists of both plenary and parallel sessions with virtual networking opportunities. The opening plenary sessions are where manufacturers, satellite operators, space agencies, small companies, entrepreneurs, technical experts and investors are encouraged to quiz executive-level guests who deliver keynote speeches.

During parallel sessions at Space2Connect we will continue to exchange ideas, share plans, develop relationships, and seek inspiration to thrive in the new space age. You will be able to choose from a wide range of topics showing the latest developments in advanced technology, products and services for satellite communications, discuss the role of space in rail and maritime transport, explore how space-enabled 5G/6G connectivity is transforming society, and much more!

See you at the 2022 edition if you want to become one of the binding elements between today’s challenges and future chances!


Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications at ESA, says: "I am proud to participate in the first ever 'Space2Connect' conference. In our interconnected world, data is like electricity and connectivity is like its distribution network. It’s all about getting the data to everyone, everywhere and all the time. We are working with institutions,  entrepreneurs and innovators in the European space industry to boost innovation and competitiveness, and support them in developing societal solutions for improving life on Earth."

- Elodie Viau


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This first edition of the Space2connect conference has been digital! Enjoy this short video to discover how we involved remote attendees through the adoption of the "Let's get digital" webinar platform and check all the opportunities provided during the conference days.
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ESA Satcom Final Presentation Days

Final Presentation Days is an annual ESA event for European and Canadian industry and ESA technical experts to showcase the latest developments in advanced technology and products for satcom. It represents a unique opportunity to gain an overview of all the recently completed activities and the achievements made within the ESA ARTES Advanced Technology (AT), Competitiveness and Growth (C&G) and Future Preparations (FP) programmes.

Final Presentation Days 2021 event has been part of the first edition of the Space2Connect annual conference.

Parallel Sessions

A diverse range of parallel sessions provided by industry represented the core of the Final Presentation Days 2021. These sessions aimed at providing a concise overview of all the recently completed activities and the achievements made in ARTES AT, C&G and FP programmes

In this edition, approximately 130 parallel sessions are occurred.

Panel Discussions

Plenary panel discussions complemented the parallel sessions with live interaction among key industry players, addressing the latest technology trends in the satcom domain. This edition included a total of two panel discussion: Space2Ground and NewSpace2Connect.

ESA Elevator Pitches

Thematic ESA elevator pitches were broadcasted during coffee breaks, providing useful insights on topics linked to the sessions. In this edition, approximately 16 elevator pitches took place during coffee breaks of parallel sessions.


In this edition, Space2Connect was complemented with a virtual exhibition " Exhibit2Connect " and several virtual networking proceedings, where attendees received complementary content and multi-purpose networking.


Exhibit2Connect brought the sense of a virtual exhibition with complementary content provided on-demand, mainly composed of:

  • Industry Elevator Pitches & E-posters: ESA offered a unique opportunity to any telecom space professional from ESA Member States to provide an overview video and/or a e-poster to take part in a wide catalogue of industry elevator pitches and e-posters, which were made available on demand to any Space2Connect2021 attendees (professionals and investors) during the conference.
  • Industry Exhibits & Demos: Industry was invited to provide a video demo/exhibit of an ARTES activity technology, product, system or service and to take part in a wide catalogue of industry exhibits and demos. This industry content have been made available on demand to all Space2Connect2021 attendees, including professionals and investors, for the duration of the conference.

Digital & Green

We are currently experiencing a transition into the Digital & Green economy era, where satellite communications plays a key role in significantly transforming society and economic ecosystems at a fast pace. This session presented new opportunities within the Digital & Green satcom landscape, including:

  • AI/ML, Cloud & Virtualisation
  • Digital Twins
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Green Value
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