e-Workshop: The Australian and Italian Space Industries and their roles in the COVID economic recovery

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Italian and Australian Space Industries meet in a online workshop to review and redefine their roles towards the COVID economic recovery 

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Rome – Perth – Adelaide, June  7th, 2021- SITAEL, is pleased to host to the workshop “The Australian and Italian Space Industries and their roles in the COVID economic recovery” that will take place online June  7th, 2021 at 10:00 Rome (CEST) – 17.30 Adelaide (ACST ).

Every €1 invested in space returns on average €6 to the general economy. It is important to remark it during this unprecedented crisis generated by the Covid-19 that could significantly impact the space budgets. Space creates value to the economy and society, Space solutions will become even more indispensable in the Post-Crisis World, Sustained Investment in space will support a Durable Economic Recovery.

In this context, at the presence of Steven Marshall – Premier of South Australia , Gen. Luigi De Leverano Military Adviser to the Italian Prime Minister, Francesca Tardioli – Ambassador of Italy to Australia, Margaret Twomey – Ambassador of Australia to Italy, Giorgio Saccoccia – ASI President, Enrico Palermo – ASA Head of Agency, Italian & Australian Space Industries and institutions will meet to share the strategies to reshape their roles in the post-COVID age with the aim of enhancing the cooperation between the two countries and sustaining the space economy towards a durable economic recovery.


WELCOME – 10:00 CEST/17.30 ACST

Vito Pertosa – Angel Group President

Francesca Tardioli – Ambassador of Italy to Australia

Margaret Twomey – Ambassador of Australia to Italy

Enrico Palermo – ASA Head of Agency

Steven Marshall – Premier of South Australia

Giuseppe Acierno – DTA President

Roberto Pini – Director Institute of Applied Physics CNR, member of the Scientific Committee of the Tuscan District

Giorgio Saccoccia – ASI President

Gen. Luigi De Leverano – Military Adviser to the Italian Prime Minister


Moderator: Nicola Sasanelli, SmartSat CRC Director, CEO Andy Thomas Space Foundation

Italian Focus

  • Chiara Pertosa, President SITAEL
  • Massimo Bercella, CEO Bercella
  • Fabio Nichele, CEO Tyvak
  • Francesco Cupertino, Rector Politecnico di Bari

Australian Focus

  • Mark Ramsey, General Manager SITAEL Australia
  • Matt Tetlow, CEO Inovor
  • Rajat Kulshrestha, CEO Space Machines Company
  • Michele Trenti, Professor University of Melbourne


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