Accelerating Asia-Pacific Space Economies Through Partnerships: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices

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HonoluluTuesdaySeptember 5, 20233:00–5:00 pm HST
Washington, DCTuesdaySeptember 5, 20239:00–11:00 pm EDT
JakartaWednesdaySeptember 6, 20238:00–10:00 am GMT+7
TokyoWednesdaySeptember 6, 202310:00 am–12:00 pm JST

A wide range of Asia-Pacific countries have grown their outer space industries in recent years, and there now exists a spectrum of space economies at differing levels of maturity across the region, with potential complementarities that could synergize and catalyze the further development of this crucial sector. However, regional partnerships are an underexplored area for many of these emerging space economies. This event brought together experts to exchange perspectives on 1) the principal challenges inhibiting regional partnerships from playing a catalyzing role accelerating space economies, 2) comparative regional partnership experiences and models that may helpfully inform future efforts guiding space policy, and 3) the most promising regional partnership opportunities for the future in the Asia-Pacific across different space sectors.

Speakers included Malcolm Davis (Australian Strategic Policy Institute), Namrata Goswami (Independent Senior Analyst), Kristi Govella (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Jesse Morehouse (US Space Command) Alfred Oehlers (Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies), Mark Manantan (Pacific Forum), Craig McGilvray (Lockheed Martin), and Sam Wilson (The Aerospace Corporation).

This was an official side event of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum. It is co-organized by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, and Pacific Forum.