Dubai; Credit: MECO

Luxembourg's Ministry of Economy, together with the Chambre de Commerce, are organising a trade mission to the United Arab Emirates from 24-30 October, focused on the space sector, and have issued a call to companies to participate.

A number of (sectoral) trade missions are being planned in order to promote the various sectors of the Luxembourg economy to a large Emirati and international public during the World Expo in Dubai. Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai will finally take place from 1 October to 31 March 2022. 

The space sector trade mission is being organised to the United Arab Emirates in the presence of Luxembourg's Minister of Economy, Franz Fayot. The mission will take place in parallel with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Dubai. The IAC, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East, is the most important annual meeting of the world's space ecosystem, attracting nearly 6,000 participants from all over the world each year. For this 72nd edition, Luxembourg will be present with a national pavilion, organised with the support of the Luxembourg Space Agency, hosting eight Luxembourg exhibitors (Gomspace, Ispace, LIST-ERIN, Maana, Offworld, Saturne Technology, SES and Spire).

To facilitate the access to the IAC for the visit of the Luxembourg delegation, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce will pay half of the registration fees for a maximum of two representatives per registered company. In addition to the visit and access to the IAC, the programme of the economic mission includes a guided tour of EXPO 2020 DUBAI (including VIP access to the Luxembourg pavilion), as well as meetings between companies and prospects and networking events in the presence of the Minister of Economy. 

On the sidelines of these events, Minister Fayot will also have several political meetings with members of the UAE government and several major players in the space sector.

Companies interested in learning about and participating in the space mission program are invited to register online, up to 23 September 2021 at the latest, via this link

Useful links 

International Astronautical Congress:

Luxembourg at Expo 2020 Dubai:

Complete economic programme during the exhibition: