New SpaceCom Show Set to Take Off in Houston in 2015
A new show that will explore the business of space - the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition (SpaceCom) – is set to launch Nov. 17-19 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Supported by NASA's Johnson Space Center, SpaceCom is designed to catalyze the economic development of space, the creation of new business models to support that development and the application of space technologies across important industry sectors of the global economy, according to show organizers.
"The impact of space commerce is already being felt across the economy, as businesses in industry sectors such as medical, energy, communications, manufacturing, and transportation see bottom-line benefits from new space technologies and exploration-creating unprecedented opportunities to develop new partnerships and business relationships across the aerospace eco-system, and to expand the industry as a whole," said Ellen Ochoa, NASA's Johnson Space Center director and SpaceCom advisory board chairman.
She added, "I look forward to the ideas and innovations that will emerge from the discussions and presentations shared at the event."
SpaceCom is a unique partnership between the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Houston First and show organizer National Trade Productions.
In 2012, the global space economy grew by nearly seven percent, with the vast majority of the market fueled by the commercial sector.
The show will examine the transformation and growth taking place across the aerospace market driven by the rise of privately-funded companies, the development of innovative technologies and business models, new approaches to public-private collaboration, and the application of space technologies to industries across the economy.
SpaceCom also will offer a three-day conference program, exploring the application, business, technology and collaboration issues related to the commercialization and development of space.
In addition, there will be a showfloor featuring interactive demonstrations from leading companies across the emerging space commerce community.