2018 Roundtable on Value and Benefit Creation in Commercial Space

When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: New York City, Offices of Reed Smith LLP

In October 2016 SWF and the Heinlein Prize Trust (HPT) organized the Roundtable on Value Creation in Commercial Space at the Explorers’ Club in New York City. In 2017, working in partnership with the space law practice group at Reed Smith LLP, SWF and HPT organized the second in the annual Roundtable series in Washington, DC. The Third in the Roundtable Series was convened in New York City on September 5th, 2018 with support from the New York Space Alliance (NYSA).

The one-day invite-only Roundtable convened representatives from the commercial space community and the institutional and investment banking community for discussion of creating, measuring, and sustaining long-term value and benefit from commercial space development. The event took a Roundtable approach with moderated discussions between a small group (apx. 50) of invited participants. A series of three “Discussions” was held. Each Discussion began with short presentations from invited speakers. A moderated dialogue between all attendees and participants followed. Collectively, the event aimed to identify the questions, challenges, and opportunities surrounding efforts to create and sustain commercial ventures and value in each Discussion area. 

Event Materials

Final Agenda

A Summary Report is forthcoming

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Ian Christensen, Director of Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation, ichristensen@swfound.org

Michael Simpson, Director Emeritus, Secure World Foundation, msimpson@swfound.org

Last updated on October 1, 2018