Credit: US Embassy in Luxembourg

The United States Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans, confirmed today that Deputy Prime Minister Étienne Schneider will be present as a speaker at the Commercial Space Enterprise Summit in Washington D.C, taking place on 26 and 27 June 2019.

As a first step following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Luxembourg and the United States of America on 10 May 2019, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross invited Deputy Prime Minister Étienne Schneider to Washington DC for this week’s Space Enterprise Summit. The US Departments of State and Commerce will co-host the Summit to promote innovation and investment in the commercial space industry.

US Ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans stated: “Following on the heels of the Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Luxembourg on space, Deputy Prime Minister Schneider’s participation as a speaker to companies from around the world on innovation and investment in the commercial space industry will be another big step in advancing the direction of like-minded countries for space exploration and development". The Ambassador added that: “The Summit will create an opportunity to showcase Luxembourg’s efforts to grow its commercial and civil space industries and to highlight US-Luxembourg cooperation in working with other states to create an environment for the space industry to continue to flourish”.

Up to 350 leaders from industry and government across all sectors of the space community will convene to take part in two days of interactive engagement and exchanges on promoting space business.  The Summit will include sessions on commercial space activities, opportunities and challenges for industry to collaborate internationally and efforts to streamline existing regulatory regimes to accommodate rapid innovation and expansion of commercial markets.

Other speakers will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and numerous space industry business leaders.  Invitees include policymakers from governments and representatives of the commercial space industry from around the world.