An Affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Business Horizon Series: Free Enterprise and the Final Frontier

February 11, 2013
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center
US Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW
Washington, DC 20062

Examining the companies, investors and entrepreneurial leaders that are seeking to develop new industries and opportunities in commercial space through a half-day series of panels and speakers from the aerospace community. 

11:30 am Registration Opens
12:00 pm Luncheon
12:05 Welcome and Program Review


Rich Cooper, Vice President, Research and Emerging Issues, Forum for Innovation 

12:35 pm Keynote -- "Pluto is No Longer a Planet - And the Space Industry is No Longer What You Think"



1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Transition Break
1:30 pm We Have Liftoff — A Look at the Fastest Growing Sectors in Space Enterprise

The panelists will highlight some of the most prominent market areas for space enterprise (e.g. tourism, launch, geospatial, etc.). 

Moderator: RIch Cooper, Forum for Innovation 

2:40 pm - 2:45 pm Transition Break
2:45 pm “Houston, We Have an Investment.” A Look at the Financing and Investment of the Industry

The panel of experts will discuss the strategies and challenges the industry is facing to achieving its full potential and growth. 

Moderator: Nick Schulz, Scholar, Forum for Innovation

3:55 pm - 4:00 pm Transition Break
4:00 pm Liftoff Starts Here – States Investing in a New Frontier

The panelists will discuss how various states are creating opportunities within their borders for emerging commercial space industries. 

Moderator: John Raidt, Scholar, Forum for Innovation (confirmed)

4:50 Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Reception


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