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Space Sector Market Performance and Trends — Featured Discussion at Space Business Forum: New York

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 10, 2008) — Senior Wall Street analysts will discuss the performance and impact of space-related businesses in the overall market during a panel at the upcoming Space Business Forum: New York.  “Sector Performance, Trends, and Expectations: Space, Aerospace, Defense, and Defense Electronics;” will address existing trends and areas of growth across the industry. The inaugural Space Business Forum: New York is designed for Wall Street analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, and high-risk insurers to engage in meaningful dialogue with industry leaders. This one-day, exclusive event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City.

Ms. Heidi R. Wood, managing director and senior equity analyst in aerospace, defense, and defense electronics, Morgan Stanley will moderate this discussion. Panelists include Mr. Mark Oderman, managing director, CSP Associates; Mr. Rob Stallard, division director, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.; and Mr. Thomas W. Watts, managing director, equity research, telecom, cable, and IP services, Cowen and Company, LLC.  The panel will take place at 9:50 a.m. 

Other forum panels span the diverse financial and business aspects of the space industry including  “Government Acquisitions — Where Space Dollars are Flowing in Aerospace ;” Hedgefunds and Private Equity;” “Climate Change and Green Energy: Meeting the Challenges with Space Technology;” “Converged Media — A Natural for Space;” and “On the Record – CEOs and CFOs Talk Business.”

Mr. Stephen Attenborough, commercial director, Virgin Galactic recently confirmed his participation as a featured speaker.  Other recently confirmed panelists include Mr. Andrew D. Africk, senior partner, Apollo Advisors, L.P.; and Mr. Henry E. Dubois, chief financial officer, GeoEye.

Additional featured speakers include The Honorable Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the United States House of Representatives and chairman of the Gingrich Group; Ms. Joanne M. Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Francois Auque, chief executive officer, EADS Astrium; Mr. Eric C. Anderson, president and chief executive officer, Space Adventures, Ltd; and Mr. David L. Ryan, sector vice president and general manager of the Civil Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Space Technology.
Forum underwriters include Corporate Underwriters Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin and Underwriters Arianespace, Boeing, ISDR Consulting, SpaceVest, and Wyle. AVIATION WEEK, The BRIDGE Media Group, and The New York Times are the media sponsors.  A full list of confirmed speakers, a preliminary agenda, and online registration are available at Note that seats are limited.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.  A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.  It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office, and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation conducts Strategic Space and Defense 2008, from 6-8 October in Omaha, Neb.  The 25th National Space Symposium, the premier annual gathering of the global space community, will take place March 30 — April 2, 2009, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.  For more information, visit