Empowering all Women, in Space and on Earth

WIA-E Breakfast at IAC 2016

67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), September 26th – 30th 2016 Guadalajara , Mexico (www.iac2016.org).

WIA-Europe Breakfast, Wednesday, 28th September 2016, 07:00 – 08:30, Room/venue: Guadalajara Hall 7

Women in Aerospace Europe will host its traditional Networking Breakfast starting at 7.00 a.m. where you can enjoy the first coffee or tea of the day whilst listening to our one-and-a-half hour program. The event will open to you the possibility for networking, meeting old acquaintances, get to know new counterparts, meet and exchange with colleagues and friends.

WIA-E Ā Breakfast Agenda

Welcome address

  • Simonetta di Pippo, Director United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs UNOOSA andĀ Honorary President Women in Aerospace Europe, WIA-E
  • Kiyoshi Higuchi, President International Astronautical Federation IAF
  • Francisco Javier Mendieta Jimenez, Director General Mexican Space Agency AEM
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of Executive Board German Aerospace Center DLR


  • Kay Sears, Vice President of Strategy and Business DevelopmentĀ Ā Ā  Lockheed Martin
  • Jan Wƶrner, Director General European Space Agency ESA
  • Simonetta di Pippo, Director UNOOSA, Honorary President WIA-E
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES and incoming president of IAF

The IAC is the one place and time of the year where all global space actors come together. The event attracts more than 3000 participants each year. Covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space information and developments in academia and industry, networking opportunities, contacts and potential partnerships

WIA Europe attendance at IAC to

ā€œā€¦ contribute in shaping the role of women and changes perceptionsā€

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