Forum: Lazio, Region of Space

From Colleferro – 2022 Space Capital, the new challenges of the Space Economy

A unique ecosystem in Italy, highly innovative and interconnected, to promote industrial growth, research and development of the territory

On Friday 22 October at 4.30 pm (Dubai time) / 2.30 pm (Italian time) in the Amphiteathre of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and live streaming on this site, the conference will be dedicated to the new sides of the Space Economy and the Lazio aerospace sector, with particular attention to the present and future of Colleferro, European Space Capital 2022, the historic founding city and stronghold of the most important Italian aerospace industry, Avio, where the Vega launcher, a true jewel of Made in Italy, was born.

The Forum will present the Lazio Region as a Land of Space, which hosts a complete production chain of the space industry and adopts a model of innovation capable of interpreting the great technological adventure, imagining solutions aimed at improving life on Earth: from environmental monitoring to precision agriculture, from the management of natural emergencies to the protection of critical infrastructures and telemedicine. The meeting, of an international nature, will start with the presentation of “Colleferro 2022 Space Capital”. Next year the city of Colleferro will hold the Presidency of the Communauté des Villes Ariane, the European Association of Space Cities founded in 1988.
The Forum will also be an opportunity to retrace the history of the city of Colleferro, which, while maintaining an industrial vocation, today looks to the future with a view to sustainable development, through an urban regeneration programme and new training opportunities to attract young talent.
In addition, topics linked to the activity programmes planned for this year of the Italian Presidency will be addressed, also involving representatives of the Bordeaux Metropolitan Area, from which Colleferro will receive the baton at the end of 2021.
Guests include some of the most significant regional businesses in the aerospace and space economy sector, such as Leonardo, Avio and Thales Alenia Space Italia.