The Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) has released its initial program for the Australian Space Industry Conference 2019, combining government policy, industry developments and Defence updates and covering subjects from launch systems to earth observation, satellite communications and space situational awareness.

Panel members and speakers will include Australian Space Agency Deputy Head Anthony Murfett, Gilmour Space Technologies Chief Executive Officer Adam Gilmour, Myriota CEO Dr. Alex Grant, Inovor Technologies CEO Matt Tetlow and Professor Anna Moore, Director of Mount Stromlo Observatories Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre.


They will be joined by many of the leading lights of Australia’s space community from industry, government and academia.


The program will include presentations or panel sessions across topics such as the CSIRO’s Space Roadmap, Defence use of space, Australian space research and development and Defence Project 799: Enhanced Satellite ISR Capability.


AVALON 2019 organiser Aerospace Australia Limited and the SIAA have joined forces to present the conference, which will begin at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday 25 February before moving to the AVALON 2019 exposition at Avalon Airport on 26 February.


SIAA’s David Ball said the conference could not have come at a more opportune time for an industry setting out to chart its future course.


“The past two years have seen a step change in the visibility of Australia’s space industry and the contributions it is already making to science and the economy,” Ball said.



“With creation of the Australian Space Agency we are now taking the critical early steps in building a focused, strategic future for our industry. The 2019 Australian Space Industry Conference is about growing Australia’s space economy, and the list of presenters includes many who will be instrumental in making that happen.”

Press release AVALON 2019