Welcome to the first international conference and exhibition on space technologies in Latvia
Building Key Baltic, Nordic and Central European Partnerships with Africa Counterparts
The International Conference on Collaboration in Space Technologies (ICCST) supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, and organised by the Latvian Space Cluster in partnership with the Space Technology and Science Group Oy (STSG), is the first Baltics, Nordics and Central European conference event in Latvia focused on identifying and developing key partnerships in Space technologies. This first event in future series of the conference will focus on identifying key partnerships with the African continent in space technology capabilities building and related education and training.
Industry, research base, official representatives from international governments and networking organizations as well as political decision makers are invited to attend the conference. Conference will provide excellent opportunities for networking and individual B2B matchmaking sessions, as well as exhibition of products and services provided by the participants of the conference.
ICCST is a pioneering event to fast-track collaboration among companies from Baltics, Nordic and Central Europe with the African continent in space technologies.
Don't miss out on this opportunity of meeting new business partners.
It is my great pleasure to invite and welcome you to the first International Conference on Collaboration in Space Technologies - ICCST, taking place in our beautiful and picturesque capital Riga - the European Capital of Culture 2014.
The focus of this conference is to identify and build key partnerships between the Baltics, Nordics and Central European (BNCE) countries with the African continent in space technology capabilities-building and related education and training, therefore I am honored to welcome all participants from our two continents. The Conference brings together high-level experts and professionals in space science and technologies from across the Baltic Sea region to discuss opportunities for cooperation. I am sure it will be a unique opportunity for industry, academia and government to meet and set common milestones for collaboration in space technologies and science. The results of the conference will be used as a foundation for further cooperation between Baltic Sea region countries and African Union member states for years to come.
I believe developing the African continent’s space sector community through proactive engagement enabled by a united BNCE – Africa platform will also pave the way for enhancing our economic landscape.
In addition to attending this exciting and dynamic conference in space technologies, I also welcome you to see our wonderful city and meet the people living in the Culture Capital of 2014.
I wish you a fruitful conference and exhibition, and a wonderful time in Riga!
Minister Ina Druviete