Space Week Grand Opening

News:   Join us at the Swedish Pavilion as we inaugurate the Space Week at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

Starting today and throughout the rest of the week, the focus at the Expo is space. The Swedish Pavilion is hosting a grand opening with special guests to inaugurate the week. Here is the schedule for the event.

16:00 Introduction by Jan Thesleff, Commissioner General, Swedish Committee for Participation at Expo 2020.   (TBC)
16:05 Opening speech: Anna C Belfrage, chair Peace Parks Foundation Sweden
16:10 Keynote: Christer Fuglesang, Swedish physicist and astronaut
16:25 Launching Space for wildlife: Cecilia Hertz, Umbilical Design
16:35 Presenting the real picture of wildlife crime: Doug Gillings, Peace Parks Foundation
16.45 Mattias Sundin, Warp Institute
16:55 Panel. How space technologies can stop poaching and preserve biodiversity.
Panelists: Cecilia Hertz, Umbilical Design, Doug Gillings, Peace Parks Foundation, Tina Sjögren, Explorer,  Professor Jan Stael von Holstein.
Moderated by Konrad Olsson, Scandinavian MIND (TBC)
17:25 The Mars Rover Show, by students from Chalmers.


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