2016: Announcing Spaceport Norway at IAC 2016

Guadalajara, Mexico
Kindly invited and supported by International Astronautical Federation, Spaceport Norway was announced  for 500+ people at the Global Business Forum at IAC 2016.
A new business oriented conference, positioning space technology, infrastructure and services as a platform for sustainability, business development and innovation.
The feedback from the audience was great – countdown for our first conference started.

2017: SDGs, Earth observation & AI

Stavanger, Norway
The first Spaceport Norway business conference and expo was arranged. Focus on sustainable development goals, earth observation and digitalisation. Creative business workshops.
Copernicus Awards and the first Spaceport Norway Award.
 
Attendance, positive feedback and great support from ESA, NASA, UNOOSA, Norwegian Space Centre and many others. 184 delegates from 15 countries. Lift off!

2018: Ocean X Space

Stavanger, Norway
Announced Number Two at IAC 2017 in Adelaide, again kindly supported by International Astronautical Federation.
Maritime & space synergies and dependencies. Satellite infrastructure and autonomous ships. Business and innovation workshops.
ESA BA Awards, Copernicus Awards and the second Spaceport Norway Award.
Excellent partnership with European Space Agency Business Applications and Norwegian Space Centre.
Epic opening reception on the fjords.
256 delegates from 21 countries and close to 1000 young students got to meet and be inspired by the astronaut Paolo Nespoli!
Close to the Karman line…

2019: New theme - new city - new venue

Trondheim, Norway
We are leaving Stavanger! Spaceport Norway 2019 will be arranged  at Clarion Hotel & Congress in Trondheim – the third largest city in Norway and home of many major technology companies, a fast growing tech startup-scene, cutting edge research institutions and over 30.000 students!
The program development is in full progress, and will focus on RESOURCES. How we can extract, use and manage them better and in a more sustainable way. On earth….and on other celestial bodies. Robots, drones and rovers. Sensors and big data analytics. Waterless processing and efficient energy management. Artificial intelligence and remote & autonomous operations. Harsh environments from deep sea to outer space.
And the future industrial development on the moon.