Information session

"International Space Cooperation for a Safe and Sustainable World"

22 July 2020 , 16:00 (SEET)

Online session

 The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria, with the support of Sofia Tech Park and Risk Space Transfer – Technology Transfer Office at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, are organizing on July 22, 2020 an Information session: “International Space Cooperation for a Safe and Sustainable World”.

The event is the third in a series of online events, dedicated to space, during this year and is part of the implementation of the project “Feasibility Space Study of Bulgaria”. In the frame of the project is conducted a study to assess the development potential of Bulgaria’s industrial capabilities with potential in the space sector, its technologies and readiness to collaborate with the European Space Agency, aiming at development of National Space Strategy and Programme.

The Session aims to present information to the Bulgarian institutions (state administration, public and scientific organizations) for opportunities to develop cooperation and partnership with leading organizations in the American space sector.

During the information session, lectures will be presented by Dr. Jamie Morin, vice president at Aerospace Corporation, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Senior Director - European Affairs, Planet and Mesut Ciceker, Sales Representative Principal, Europe - Lockheed Martin. In the session will take participation also the Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria - Liliya Ivanova and Miguel Hernandez, Senior Commercial Officer USA Embassy, Sofia. Full programme of the event is available here.

The event is organized with the support of: US-Bulgarian Chamber in America & European Center for Transport Policies

To participate in the information session is necessary to register at the following link: 

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You can watch the record of the Information session HERE

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Information Session Speakers

 Miguel Hernandez, Senior Commercial Officer USA Embassy

Miguel Hernandez,
Senior Commercial Officer USA Embassy

In 2018, Miguel Hernandez began a four-year posting as the Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria from where he also covers Northern Macedonia He previously served at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow where he focused on commercial diplomacy cases in the healthcare, information technology, customs, and intellectual property areas.
He started his career at Commerce in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow where he handled market access issues around the world. He held Desk Officer positions for Mexico, Canada, and the Middle East. He was detailed for a year as a Brookings Legislative Fellow working on foreign policy, human rights, defense, and trade issues through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Dr. Jamie Morin,
Vice president at Aerospace Corporation

Jamie M. Morin is vice president of Defense Systems Operations, Defense Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation. He assumed this position on March 29, 2017. In this role, Morin serves as executive director of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy, which provides objective analysis and comprehensive research to ensure well-informed, technically defensible, and forward-looking space policy. Morin most recently served as director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) for the Department of Defense, where he led the organization responsible for analyzing and evaluating the department’s plans, programs and budgets in relation to U.S. defense objectives, threats, estimated costs, and resource constraints.

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk,
Senior Director - European Affairs, Planet

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk is the Senior Director for European Affairs at Planet. A Polish/American national, has worked at the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth Unit. She also worked at the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, Space Policy and Research Unit. Before she joined the Commission, Agnieszka was the Brussels Office Director for the Secure World Foundation. In addition, she is the former Chairperson and the former Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. Agnieszka also worked at the European Space Policy Institute as a research fellow. Agnieszka serves as the Vice President - Europe for the World Space Week And Sits on the Board Of Directors for the Women in Aerospace-Europe. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Space Security at the Polish Defence Academy.
Mesut Ciceker,
Sales Representative Principal, Europe - Lockheed Martin Space
Mesut Ciceker has 43 years of experience in the aerospace industry, including spacecraft manufacturing, satellite operations, and launch operations. He worked in the European head office of Lockheed Martin in Brussels as Director Corporate Business Development between 2002 and 2008 prior to moving to Rome where he opened the corporate office and managed until Oct 2012. He previously worked in the space sector for Spar Aerospace (Montreal, Canada), RCA Astro Electronics (Princeton, New Jersey-USA), GE Astro Space (Princeton, New Jersey-USA), SES Astra (Luxembourg), Arianespace (Paris, France) and Orbital Sciences Corporation (Dulles, Virginia, USA).

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