International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
During October 21-25, 2019, Washington, D.C., will host the 70th anniversary of the world's most important event in the space sector - the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). On this occasion, the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) will organize an exhibition booth promoting the Polish space sector, as well as an economic mission to Washington, D.C. The POLSA booth will additionally provide a gathering point for representatives of the Polish space sector at IAC, so that participants may conveniently meet with Polish aerospace companies in one location. The "Polish Space Night" will be hosted by Polish Ambassador Mr Pawel Wilczek to strengthen networking opportunities and promotion of Polish space sector.
This will be the second time that the Polish Space Agency is an exhibitor at the International Astronautical Congress. This year’s participation is undertaken in cooperation with the Polish Industry Development Agency.
The theme of this year's International Astronautical Congress is "Space: The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future".
This is an excellent opportunity to recall the role of the many renowned scientists with Polish pedigrees during the pioneering period of space exploration: the theoretical works of Konstanty Ciołkowski and Ary Szternfeld; the participation of Polish engineers Mieczysław Bekker, Werner Kirchner, Eugeniusz Lasocki, Wojciech Rostafiński, Stanisław Stankiewicz and Kazimierz Piwoński in the Apollo program; the flight of the Polish cosmonaut Mirosław Hermaszewski as part of the Interkosmos program; and many others.
During the event, over 200 technical and plenary sessions, discussion panels, lectures and seminars as well as networking meetings and business-to-business (B2B) forums will be held. The program and information about the events preceding the congress are available at: https://www.iac2019.org/program2019/at-a-glance.
All interested please visit us at booth 5024.
The presence of the Polish Space Agency is possible thanks to cooperation with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology.
The booth was possibile thanks to cooperation between the Polish Space Agency, the Industry Development Agency and the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. Moreover, the event "Polish Space Night" was organized in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SPACE PL.
Polish Companies at IAC