to: 26 Apr 2019


Marrakech, Morocco


SAVE THE DATE – The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Centre Royal De Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS) with the support of the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) are pleased to invite you to the first ever Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries – GLEC 2019 from 24 – 26 April 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco.

First Conference of its kind, #GLEC2019 aims at actively engaging emerging countries in the space scene by highlighting the socio-economic benefits of space applications; by understanding the various financial models for the optimal resourcing of national space programs; by identifying opportunities for technology and skills transfer; by creating awareness about the base infrastructure requirements needed for operationalizing national space programs and by creating awareness on the essential legislative and policy elements that must be considered in establishing the foundation for national space programs.

The Conference programme is designed to bring together the international community, including senior representatives of the major space agencies, industry, governments, policy makers, academia and NGOs. These leaders in the field will converge in Marrakech to present results, exchange ideas, debate roadmaps, and discuss the future opportunities provided by space activities to emerging nations.

The Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC 2019) is the latest of the IAF’s series of Global Space Conferences which was initiated in 2010 in Beijing with the Global Lunar Conference (GLUC); followed by the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) in 2012 in Washington and 2017 in Beijing; the Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC) in 2014 in Paris and in 2018 in Montevideo; the Global Space Innovation Conference (GLIC) in 2015 in Munich; and the Global Conference on Space and the Information Society (GLIS) in 2016 in Geneva.


Emma Huis, Press Officer