The British Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to attend a lunch with guest speaker, Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of the Economy who will speak on the topic of the Spaceresources.lu initiative. This will take place on Wednesday 01 February 2017 at 12.00 at La Table du Belvedere, Kirchberg.
In February 2016 The Government of Luxembourg announced its willingness to engage more actively in the development of a particular domain of the space sector: the utilization of space resources. Since the middle of the eighties’, when the Société Européenne des Satellites (SES) has been created, Luxembourg has been actively making use of orbital resources in the form of geostationary orbital positions and satellite communication frequencies. The country will now focus on another type of resources, the materials that can be found on celestial bodies, like asteroids. The use of those resources hold a large potential for future technological innovation, economic activity and growth with a promise of ecological and social benefits. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider will present the initiative and the main elements of the strategy to develop this new economic sector.
Etienne Schneider joined the government in February 2012 as Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade in the coalition government formed by the Christian Social Party (CSV) and the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP).
Following the legislative elections of 20 October 2013, Etienne Schneider was appointed Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Minister of Internal Security, Minister of Defence on 4 December 2013 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the LSAP and the Green Party (“déi gréng”).
We shall be meeting at 12:00 noon and lunching at 12:30 at La Table du Belvedere, Kirchberg. The cost of the event is: BCC Members: Euros 40, Non-Members: Euros 55 payable online or in cash at the door. If you wish to attend this event please complete the reservation form.
CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING NO LATER THAN 12:00 NOON MONDAY 30th JANUARY 2017. WHERE NO WRITTEN CANCELLATION IS RECEIVED WE WILL REGRETTABLY HAVE TO INVOICE FOR THE COST OF THE EVENT.
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