Investment Minister Reinforces Support for Trade in Space Sector

Graham Stuart (Credit: Chris McAndrew)
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NEWPORT, Wales (UK Government PR) — On Tuesday, 24 September, the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart, delivered a keynote speech at the UK Space Conference 2019 in Newport, Wales to reinforce the government’s commitment to boosting investment and exports in the UK space sector.

UK space exports are set to grow to £25bn in the next decade, meeting the industry and government target for space exports to make up 60% of the sector’s revenue by 2030.

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Garriott to Headline Annual UK Space Conference

Space millionaut Richard Garriott – back from his trip to the International Space Station – will headline UK Space Conference 09, which will be held April 1-4 at Charterhouse School, near Godalming Surrey.

The UK Space Conference brings together members of the UK space community including: students, young professionals, academics, institutions, organisations and commercial ventures. They are able to take part in lectures, panel discussions, networking opportunities, a careers fair and other events.

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