Annual Spaceport Summit

2023 Annual GSA Spaceport Summit

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8th Annual GSA Spaceport Summit
Orlando, FL
February 20, 2023

2023 Schedule

8:00 AM: Check-in and Registration

8:30 AM: GSA Accomplishments in 2022
James Causey, Executive Director, Global Spaceport Alliance

8:40 AM: Chairman Reports: Latest News Impacting the Spaceport Ecosystem
Dr. George Nield, Chair, Global Spaceport Alliance

8:50 AM: FAA’s Office of Space Transportation: Goals for 2023
Kelvin Coleman, Associate Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

9:20 AM: US Space Force: Progress Report
Col. James T. Horne, III, Deputy Director, Launch and Range Operations, Space Systems Command, Patrick Space Force Base

9:50 AM: GSA Initiative 1: A Global Rapid Response and Readiness Network Commercial and Military Space Activities
Dr. George Nield, Chair, Chair, Global Spaceport Alliance
Col. James T. Horne, III, Deputy Director, Launch and Range Operations, Space Systems Command, Patrick Space Force Base
Lt. General (Ret.) David J. Buck
, President, BRPH Mission Solutions (Invited)

10:30 AM: Break

11:00 AM: GSA Initiative 2: Building the Future Global Workforce For Aerospace
Alice Carruth, Public Information Officer, Spaceport America

11:20 AM: Member Reports: Lessons Learned & Operational Updates

12:15 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM: Member Reports: Lessons Learned & Operational Updates

2:00 PM: Working Group Reports:
Point to Point: Oscar Garcia, Founder & CEO, InterFlight Global Corp.
Academic Partnerships: Alice Carruth. Public Information Officer, Spaceport America
Policy: Matt Anderson, Senior Advisor of Government Affairs, Air Liquide
Infrastructure Funding: Victoria Mechtly, Business Development Aerospace & Federal, RS&H

2:45 PM: Break

3:15 PM: Innovative Cluster Development in the U.K. (panel discussion)

3:45 PM: A Possible Federal Tax Credit Option for Commercial Space Infrastructure
Matt Anderson, Senior Advisor of Government Affairs, Air Liquide
Nate Whigham, President, EN Capital

4:15 PM: Offshore Launch Options
Tom Marotta, CEO & Founder, The Spaceport Company

4:30 PM: An Essential Resource: Spaceports Online Reference Guide
Patricia Hynes, Director, New Mexico FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation

4:45 PM: Group Discussion: Marketing Your Spaceport
Facilitator: Izzy House, Author, Spaceport Marketing (Feb. 2023)

5:30 PM: Get to Know Your Federal and Local Officials
Craig J. Smith, Executive Director, Oklahoma Air and Spaceport

5:45 PM: Group Photograph

6:00 PM: Adjourn

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