SUMMIT PROGRAMME

Due to current travel and availability restrictions, speakers will be a combination of in-person, virtual and pre-recorded. 
Speaker format will be confirmed closer to the Summit date.

8:00

Arrival, morning coffee and networking sponsored by Nova Systems NZ

9:00

Welcome remarks / MC David Downs, Mark Rocket

9:05

Opening address / Hon Dr Megan Woods, Mayor Lianne Dalziel

9:15

Keynote 1
Astronaut Pamela Melroy, Deputy Administrator, NASA (Virtual)

10:00

Keynote 2
Peter Beck, CEO, Rocket Lab

10:40

Morning tea

11:10

Panel Discussion: Affordable Space Access
Peter Beck, CEO, Rocket Lab
Stefan Powell, CEO & CTO, Dawn Aerospace
Moderator: Nick Borroz, Rotoiti

11:45

Panel Discussion: Women In Space
Anna Kominik, Independent Director/Advisor
Jessica Tucker, Senior Associate Systems Engineer, Beca
Sarah Blyde, Rocket Lab
Dr Lisa Brown, General Surgeon
Dr Priyanka Dhopade, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland
Dr Sarah Kessans, School of Product Design, University of Canterbury
Moderator: Kate Breach, Technical Specialist – Aerospace, Space Policy and Regulatory Systems, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

12:30

Lunch break sponsored by Tourism New Zealand

1:30

Panel Discussion: Aerospace and High Altitute Policy Panel
Andrew Johnson, Manager – Space Policy and Regulatory Systems / Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Bronwyn Turley, Deputy Chief Executive, System & Regulatory Design, MoT
Keith Manch, Director and Chief Executive, CAA NZ
Val Sim, Director Legal Services / Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Additional Panellists TBC
Moderator: Anna Kominik, Independent Director/Advisor

2:15

Panel Discussion: Aerospace Projects
Emily Blythe, Pyper Vision
Linda Falwasser, Project Tāwhiki
Malcolm Snowdon, Argo Navis Aerospace
Max Arshavsky, Zenno Astronautics
Philipp Sueltrop, Kea Aerospace
Additional Panellists TBC

3:00

Afternoon tea

3:30

Panel Discussion: Access to Aerospace Capital
Ashwath Sundaresan, Investment Manager, Pacific Channel
Imche Fourie, CEO, Outset Ventures
Niamh Given, WNT Ventures
Kate de Ridder, Bridgewest Ventures
Martin Duursma, Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
Troy McCann, Funder, Moonshot
Additional Panellists TBC

4:15

Panel Discussion: Building an Aerospace Nation 
Anna Kominik, Independent Director/Advisor
James Powell, CFO, Dawn Aerospace
Mark Rocket, CEO, Kea Aerospace
Peter Beck, CEO, Rocket Lab
Shaun Johnson, CEO, Merlin Labs NZ
Moderator TBC 

5:00

Closing remarks / Mark Rocket