The highly anticipated second edition of the Space Suppliers Summit is set to take place on February 6-7, 2024, in the vibrant city of Glasgow. Building on the success of the inaugural event, this summit promises to be a pivotal moment for the global space manufacturing industry, bringing together key players, thought leaders, and innovators to foster collaboration and drive advancements in space exploration and technology across the supply chain.

What to Expect:

The Space Suppliers Summit Glasgow 2024 will serve as a dynamic platform for professionals and enthusiasts alike to engage in discussions, network with industry leaders, and explore the latest trends and innovations in the upstream space manufacturing sector. The two-day event will feature a diverse range of sessions, including keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops.

Key Themes:

UK’s National Space Strategy and Capability Base

This theme will focus on the UK’s National Space Strategy and Capability Base that represents a pivotal milestone in the nation’s journey towards harnessing the vast potential of space exploration and innovation. This visionary initiative combines strategic planning, cutting-edge technology, and international collaboration to establish the UK as a leading global player in the realm of space exploration and exploitation. By outlining a comprehensive framework, the UK is poised to capitalize on the limitless possibilities offered by space, furthering scientific discovery, technological advancements, and economic growth.

Innovations in Satellite Manufacture and Commercial Launch

This session will serve as an opportunity for regional, national and global space industry stakeholders to come together and explore the latest advancements in satellite technology and commercial launch capabilities. By bringing together experts, entrepreneurs, and visionaries from the UK and around the world, we aim to explore the boundaries of what is possible in space and revolutionize how we harness its immense potential.

Upskilling and Inspiring the Future Space Workforce

Like many other industries today, the space sector needs to encourage and empower the next generation of professionals. This session will look at the strategies, programs, and initiatives that promote the development of skills and knowledge among aspiring space sector specialists. By addressing the evolving demands of the space sector and bringing together professionals from industry, government and academia, this conference explores how we can shape a future workforce that is equipped to push the boundaries of human knowledge and lead us into a new era of space exploration and innovation.

In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing

This conference theme focusses on the transformative potential of advanced technologies that are enabling various capabilities in space. From in-orbit manufacturing to forging and testing materials, this subject brings together industry leaders, researchers, and experts to explore the latest advancements and applications of in-orbit services. Showcasing ground-breaking innovations and technologies, this session will explore the ways in which space operations can unlock new possibilities for exploration, sustainability, and value creation in space. Enabling Technologies for New and Advancing Space Markets.

Developments and New Technologies in Space Propulsion

This session will explore the latest advancements and breakthroughs in the field of space propulsion, looking at the cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches that are revolutionizing space travel and enabling humanity to push the boundaries of exploration further than ever before. This subject seeks to help accelerate the development of transformative technologies and shape the future of space travel.

Promoting a Safer and More Sustainable In-Space Environment

Operating in a sustainable way is imperative to ensure the long-term success of activities in space. This session brings together experts, policymakers, industry leaders, and researchers to address the challenges associated with space debris, space traffic management, and sustainable practices. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, the conference aims to develop strategies and policies that promote the responsible and sustainable use of space, safeguarding both current and future space missions and stakeholders.

Cybersecurity for Space-Based Services

The importance of safeguarding space-based services and systems from cyber threats cannot be underestimated. We will bring together various experts to address the evolving challenges and vulnerabilities in the realm of space cybersecurity. By exploring innovative solutions, sharing best practices, and fostering collaboration, the conference aims to enhance the security and resilience of space-based services that are vital for communication, navigation, Earth observation, and other critical space activities.

Confirmed Speakers:

The Space Suppliers Summit Glasgow 2024 boasts an impressive line-up of speakers, including renowned experts, industry veterans, and visionaries from Airbus Defence & Space, Lockheed Martin, European Space Agency, Skyrora, CGI, Eutelsat and more.

Attendees can expect insights from professionals at the forefront of space exploration, providing valuable perspectives on the current state and future trajectory of the industry.

Networking Opportunities:

In addition to the insightful sessions, the summit offers ample networking opportunities for participants to connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and business partners.

Attendees will have the chance to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and contribute to the collective growth of the space industry.

Pre-Arranged Business Meetings:

Upon registration, attendees gain access to an intuitive and user-friendly meeting scheduling platform. This platform empowers participants to peruse a diverse range of profiles, identify potential collaborators, and schedule one-on-one meetings at their convenience. From leading suppliers to industry experts, participants can connect with key players who align with their goals, paving the way for ground-breaking partnerships.


The summit will take place at the Technology and Innovation Centre of the University of Strathclyde, a state-of-the-art facility equipped to host this gathering of space industry leaders and enthusiasts.

Cocktail Reception at Glasgow City Chambers:

On the evening of February 6th, attendees are invited to a prestigious cocktail reception at the Glasgow City Chambers. This exclusive event will provide a unique opportunity for networking in a sophisticated and historic setting.


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