U.S.-Brazil Space Summit

March 18, 2019 11:30 AM

Washington, D.C.

U.S.-Brazil Space Summit
The CompTIA Space Enterprise Council and the Federation of Industries of São Paulo State cordially invite you to attend a U.S.-Brazil Space Summit on March 18, 2019, on the occasion of the visit of President Jair Bolsonaro.

Date & Time
Monday, March 18, 2019
Registration: 11:30– 12:00
Program: 12:00 – 15:30

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
(202) 347-3000


U.S.-Brazil Space Summit

11:30 – 12:00    Registration and Lunch

12:00 – 12:10    Opening Remarks and Introduction of Brazilian Ambassador to the United States
Todd Thibodeaux, President & CEO, CompTIA
Amb. Rubens Barbosa, President, Superior Council on Foreign Trade, FIESP

12:10 – 12:20    Remarks by Brazilian Ambassador to the United States Sérgio Amaral

12:20 – 13:05    Keynote
Introduction by CompTIA President & CEO Todd Thibodeaux
Speaker: Brazil Space Agency Head Carlos Moura

13:05 – 13:55    U.S. – Brazil Space Collaboration in the Public Sector

13:05 – 13:20     Remarks by U.S. National Space Council Executive Secretary Scott Pace

13:20 – 13:35     Space Situational Awareness Sharing Agreement and DOD Perspective – Heidi Robinson, Director, Space Policy Engagement, Office of the Secretary of Defense

13:35 – 13:55     A Congressional Perspective on the U.S. – Brazil Space Relationship – Senator Roberto Rocha

13:55 – 15:30     U.S. – Brazil Private Partnerships in Space and the Promise of our Commercial Future

13:55 – 14:15     A U.S. – Brazil Space Collaboration – Joao Paulo Campos, President, Visiona and Stanley Kennedy, President, Oakman Aerospace

14:15 – 14:30     Department of Commerce Perspective on the U.S. – Brazil Space Relationship – Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce

14:30 – 14:50     Providing Broadband in Brazil’s Remotest Areas – Bruce Cathell, Vice President, ViaSat and Waldemar Gonçalves, President, Telebras

14:50 – 15:10     Space Education Initiative – Augusto César de Mendonça Brasil, diretor da Faculdade UnB Gama, Univ. of Brasília and Marco Carvalho, Dean of the College of Engineering and Science, Florida Institute of Technology

15:10 – 15:30     Brazil’s Vision for a Commercial Future in Space – Colonel Cláudio Olany, Head of Space Systems, Committee for the Coordination and Implementation of Space Systems, Brazilian Air Force

15:30 – 15:40     Closing Remarks
David Logsdon, U.S. - Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue Space Working Group U.S. Lead
Amb. Rubens Barbosa, President, Superior Council on Foreign Trade, FIESP

Registration is now Closed:
Please contact David Logsdon at dlogsdon@comptia.org with questions.

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