11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Securing space for future generations

Space isn’t an owned entity by any one party, and is reliant on global leaders to collaborate, secure it and utilise it safely. Space is now a leading landscape for defence operations and is now listed as an operational domain, alongside maritime, land, air and cyberspace.

Following the UK Government’s launch of the Defence Space Strategy, which saw expenditure on space increase to £6.4bn over the next 10 years, Space-Comm Expo is a must-attend platform for key discussions, meetings and showcases to take place with leaders across the defence and security landscape, both in the UK and internationally.

Defence & Space

Since its inception in 2021, the Space-Comm Expo has brought the defence and space community together, enabling discussions around the dual use of space and its importance to the defence sector. As one of the key events focused on the commercialisation of the space sector, it aims to highlight the strategic role that the commercial space industry plays in developing sovereign defence capabilities.

In the last edition of the Space-Comm Expo, the focus of the discussions was around space sovereignty and the future of global space governance, and we welcomed Ms Natalie Moore from the UK Ministry of Defence to highlight the department’s priority for space. We also had the opportunity to host the Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Luke Pollard, who shared his perspectives on how can space support the armed forces in the future. We also had a video address delivered by Minister George Freeman, where he mentioned how both the Department of Science Innovation and Technology and the Department of Defence and Procurement led by Minister James Cartlidge are working together are implement the space strategy to deliver the landscape needed for the growth of the industry.

For 2024, our aim is to further expand our footprint in the defence sector and provide an opportunity for the defence stakeholders to engage in discussions and networking opportunities. To support this, we are launching a dedicated theatre that will focus on defence space applications, alongside the keynote theatre, which will host some important keynote and panel discussion sessions, involving thought leaders from the space-defence ecosystem.

Industry-leading insight

The defence and security themes are weaved through the entire Space-Comm Expo agenda.

New for 2024, the show has also launched dedicated defence theatre, enabling exhibitors, partners, government and attendees to share knowledge across the defence and security themes all on one stage.

Key sessions include:

Building sovereign PNT capabilities

John Pottle, Director, Royal Institute of Navigation.
Dean Thomas, Position, Navigation and Timing Lead, UK Space Agency.
David Hill, Senior Director Strategic Programmes, Viasat.

Harmonising Space Security and Orbital Responsibility: The interplay of defence space capabilities and sustainable practices

Prof Nicolas Peter, President, International Space University.
Dr Rory Holmes, UK Managing Director, ClearSpace.
Nik Smith, Regional Director UK & Europe, Lockheed Martin UK SPACE.
Chris White-Horne, Deputy CEO and Chief Delivery Officer, UK Space Agency.
Louis Head, International Co-Lead, Space Exploration and Innovation, DLA Piper.

The Rising Concerns of Grey Zone Space Wars

Duhita Govindji, Associate Partner, PA Consulting.
Dr. Giorgio Cioni, Director of Armament and Aerospace Capabilities, NATO.
Brigadier-General Mike Adamson CD, Commander 3. Canadian Space Division.
AVM Paul Godfrey, Commander, United Kingdom Space Command.

The underestimated threat of cyber attacks and how it affects national space capabilities

Dr Sharon Lemac-Vincere, Associate Professor, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde.
Arne Matthyssen, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, RHEA Group.
Stefanie Grundner, Consultant, German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Panaglobo.
Richard Goodall, Head of Strategy Cyber Programmes UK, Airbus Defence and Space Ltd..

A hub for defence & security leaders

Innovators and pioneers from across the global space defence leaders will be showcasing their technology, services and knowledge across the two-days of Space-Comm Expo. Click here to view the full exhibitor list.

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