6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Wednesday 07 June

11:20 - 12:10   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Fostering the UK space economy

The new space age is key to developing new frontiers and limitless opportunities. The increasing private investments and commercialisation of space has opened doors for new possibilities in the space sector. As the private sector becomes the leading player in the domain, international collaborations with Governments and partners have become crucial to foster secure, safe and sustainable growth in the industry. This session will bring senior executives from the global space agencies to understand their views on the industry’s future and ways to stimulate the growth of the new space economy that is sustainable and reliant.


  • Giacomo Gato, Associate Partner, McKinsey&Company
  • Dr Paul Bate, CEO, UK Space Agency
  • Doug Liddle, Vice Chair, UKspace
  • Rebecca Evernden, Director of Space, Department of Science, Innovation and Technology
  • David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, National Space Champion

See speaker profiles

Giacomo Gatto

McKinsey and Company

Dr Paul Bate

Doug Liddle

In‑Space Missions Ltd

David Morris

Rebecca Evernden

Department of Science, Innovation and Technology