6-7 March 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre


Nikolai Khlystov

Lead for Future of Space. World Economic Forum

Speaker profile

Nikolai Khlystov is the Lead for Future of Space at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum, in Geneva, Switzerland. Nikolai leads the organization’s various efforts related to space such as Future of Space Economy and Policy, Responsible Space Activities and the Global Future Council on Space. He has supported the Socio-Economic Panel of the Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group and is currently a member of the IAA Permanent Committee on Space Traffic Management. He has participated in a number of space related panels and conversations. Nikolai first became passionate about space in his first year in university. He is a graduate of the Global Leadership Fellows Master programme at the Forum; he also holds a master’s degree in international business management from University of Geneva and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

World Economic Forum


Thursday 08 June


15:40 - 16:30   |   Keynote Theatre

PANEL: Creating new economies in space

Doron Zauer

General Partner,
Earth & Beyond Ventures

Sam Adlen

Chief Strategy Officer,
Satellite Applications Catapult

Simon Reid

Managing Director, UK,

Elizabeth Seward

Head of Space Strategy & Future Business,
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

Dr Craig Brown

Investment Director

Nikolai Khlystov

Lead for Future of Space,
World Economic Forum