On Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 08:00 – 09:30 WIA-Europe successfully held its traditional WIA-E Breakfast and Awards Ceremony during the IAF Spring Meetings in Paris.
More than 150 participants gathered to hear most interesting interventions by prominent keynote speakers, 3 Heads of leading European space agencies and distinguished corporate members:
- Prof. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Director General, European Space Agency ESA
- Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales CNES
- Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center DLR
The audience was welcomed by WIA-Europe’s President Simonetta di Pippo and by IAF’s President Kiyoshi Higuchi.
Claudia Kessler, Chair of the WIA-Europe Board of Directors, introduced the WIA-Europe 2016 Outstanding achievement Award winner, Candace Johnson and held the laudatio. Candace Johnson gave an impressive speech. More information – see Press Release here.
The Chair of the WIA-E Awards & Grants Committee, Prof. Chris Welch, together with WIA-Europe’s Director of Professional Development, Christina Giannopapa, presented the WIA-E 2016 Student & Young Professional Award winner, Michaela Musilova. More information – see here.
WIA-Europe was proud to announce its new corporate members ASI, GSA and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Jim Crocker, Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. gave a short statement.
WIA-Europe would like to congratulate the Awards winners and express sincere thanks to all speakers, WIA-E individual and corporate members present, WIA-E local groups leaders and Board members.