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Space Dinner is the annual national space conference and NIFRO´s main event and a meeting place for representatives of the space industry, R&D communities, members of Parliament, representatives of the Government and stakeholder,

Space Dinner is the only space policy conference in Norway and it takes place in Oslo at the beginning of February each year.

Participation is by invitation only.


Space Dinner – The Space Industry Conference 2018*.

13th February 2018, Grand Hotel, Karl Johansgate 31, Oslo


13:00          Registration and coffee.

13:30          Welcome, Ms Eline Oftedal, Director, NIFRO.

13:35          Satellite data – the key to future autonomous navigation

Mr Geir Håøy, CEO, Kongsberg Gruppen

Mr Eldar Hauge, CEO, Indra Navia

Mr Trond Hovland, Director, ITS Norway

14:30          The NIFRO prize award.

14:45          Coffee break

15:15          Why build a national space industry? Mr Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA

How to build a national space industry? Mr Richard Peckham, Chairman , UKSpace

Norway – a successful space nation? Mr Bo Andersen, director, Norwegian Space Agency

16:00          Discussion: “How to build a small space nation – the role of the State”.

Mr Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA Mr. Richard Peckham, Chairman, UKSpace and,

Mr Bo Andersen, director, Norwegian Space Agency

16:30         Andøya; ”Europe´s gateway to space”, Mr Odd Roger Enoksen, CEO, ASC

16:50         Concluding remarks, Mr Christian Hauglie-Hanssen, President, NIFRO.

17:00         Refreshments

18:00         Space Dinner banquette, “Speilsalen”.


Moderator: Mr. Erik Wold


*The first part of the conference, until 15:15 hours, will be conducted in Norwegian, and the same is applicable form 16:30 to end of conference program.