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WIA-E at a Le Bourget event

Dear WIA-E members,

we are pleased to inform you that, since its foundation, WIA-Europe organises events in the frame of international conferences, workshops and air shows offering a platform for networking, sharing experiences and views on the challenges of global changes in gender diversity, on expanding leadership and inspire young girls in STEM studies.

One of our major annual events will take place during the International Paris Air & Space Show at ā€˜Le Bourget on 20thĀ  June at 16:00, at the ESA pavilion. The ESA pavilion will be located in its usual place between the full-scale models of the Ariane 1 and Ariane 5 launchers.


– 16:00-16:05 Welcome by Claudia Kessler, President, WIA-E

– 16:05-16:15 Presentation by Jan Woerner, ESA Director General

– 16:15-16:40 Round table ā€œOur common future on space and security. Where are we today?ā€


  • Christina Giannopapa, Director of Professional Development, WIA-E
  • Fiorella Coliolo, Director of Corporate Members and Events, WIA-E


  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, IAF
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President, International Institute of Space Law, IISL
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair, DLR Executive Board
  • Roberto Battiston, President, ASI
  • Jean Loic Galle, President and CEO, Thales Alenia Space
  • Fatoumata Kebe, PhD, Observatory of Paris

– 16:40-16:45 WIA-E Testimonial Video, Annamaria Nassisi , Director of Communications, WIA-E
– 16:45 -17:00 Award Ceremony


  • Chris Welch, Chairman, Awards & Grants Committee, WIA-E

– 16:45-16:50 ā€œSpace for Inspiration & Women Leadershipā€ Claudie Haignere, ESA Astronaut & DG Special Advisor

– 17:00-17:05 Closing Remarks by Luisella Giulicchi, Chair of the Board of Directors, WIA-E

– 17:00-17:30 Group photo & Networking reception

  • Date: June 20, 2017
  • Time: 16Ā – 17.30 p.m.
  • Venue: Le Bourget
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