The UK Space Agency, an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is supporting a new commercially-focused event: an exhibition and conference set to drive growth across UK space sector.

Space-Comm Expo, taking place on May 25-26, 2021 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, will present a showcase of technology, thought-leadership, debate and analysis, and business growth opportunities.

Hosted by Farnborough International and organised by Hub Exhibitions, with support from the UK Space Agency, UKSpace, ADS Group, KTN and other founding partners, Space-Comm Expo is an opportunity for industry, academia and government to meet with a dedicated focus on exploring the commercial future of space for business, defence and aerospace.

Graham Turnock, CEO of the UK Space Agency, says of the event: “The UK Space Agency is pleased to support the Space-Comm Expo. This platform will showcase the innovation, entrepreneurship and international collaboration that characterises the UK’s commercial space sector. It’s a fantastic opportunity to come together after what has been a very challenging 2020 for everyone, and to look ahead to the UK’s future opportunities in space.”

Five theatres situated on the exhibition floor will be the location for content delivered in five “very distinct formats”. From C-suite keynote addresses through to a demo lab and dedicated product showcase theatre, this programme offers a comprehensive snapshot of the issues and challenges leading the space industry. There is also a focus on the design, production and manufacture of small satellites and satellite applications, and a downstream theatre with sessions exploring applications such as satellite navigation, earth observation and satellite communications.

Business growth opportunities including:

  • Meet the buyer
  • A dedicated Start-up Zone for businesses under three years old.
  • Private roundtables for pre-arranged meetings to find synergies and identify opportunities that boost investment returns.

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, comments: “Through Space-Comm Expo we’re creating an opportunity for the highly innovative space industry to push commercial as well as technological boundaries.

“Space-Comm Expo is a new style of event for the industry reflecting its dynamic nature and ensuring maximum value for exhibitors and visitors. Shaped with input from a number of organisations including UKSA and ADS Group, this will be a targeted and strategic opportunity for different sectors of this vibrant and fast-growing industry to come together and move forward in a number of different ways, whether that’s knowledge sharing, innovation insight or business growth.”