IAC & EXPO Dubai
IAC & EXPO Dubai

International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

During October 25-29, 2021, Dubai, UAE, will host 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. 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. Additionally, during the event will take place the Polish Business Mission to the Dubai, UAE and POLSA with The Polish Investment and Trade Agency will organize The “Polish Business Day – Innovations and trends in the space industry” meeting. Event will take place on the EXPO 2020 in the Polish Pavilion.

This will be the third time that the Polish Space Agency is an exhibitor at the International Astronautical Congress.

The theme of this year’s International Astronautical Congress is “Inspire, Innovate & Discover for the Benefit of Humankind”.

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://iac2021.org/about.

All interested please visit us at booth H8-31.

The presence of the Polish Space Agency is possible thanks to cooperation with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. Moreover, the event “Polish Business Day – Innovations and trends in the space industry” was organized in cooperation with The Polish Investment and Trade Agency.

About Expo 2020 Dubai

EXPO 2020 in Dubai will be the first World Exhibition to be organised in an Arab country. Poland is among several dozen countries which are building their own pavilion at the World Exhibition EXPO 2020. The Polish Pavilion will be the main arena for presentations and information about Poland. On the Polish side, the participation is coordinated by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, and EXPO 2020 itself in Dubai will take place between October 1st, 2021 and March 31st, 2022. Expo is a project based on cooperation. In line with the Exhibition’s motto “By joining minds we create the future”, several dozen public and private entities are involved in Poland’s preparations for EXPO Dubai 2020. We focus on combining different experiences, competences, ways of thinking and sensitivity. That is why from the very beginning a number of entities, including the Polish Space Agency, have been involved in shaping the Polish presence at the World Exhibition EXPO 2020.

The date of POLSA’s presence – 19-29.10.2021