2009 Space Business Forum: New York Brings Industry Leaders and Financial Community Together

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Next month’s Space Business Forum: New York will provide financial analysts, investment bankers, institutional advisors, venture capitalists, insurers, and others from the financial community with the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with space industry leaders. Presented by the Space Foundation in association with Toffler Associates, Space Business Forum: New York is June 4 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City.

Among the confirmed speakers are:

  • Gary E. Payton, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs
  • Thomas B. Pickens, III, president and chief executive officer, Astrotech Corporation
  • Eric C. Anderson, co-founder, president and chief executive officer, Space Adventures
  • Andrew Africk, senior partner, Apollo Advisors
  • Anita Antenucci, managing director, Houlihan Lokey
  • Hoyt Davidson, managing member, Near Earth, LLC
  • Joe Fuller, Jr., president and CEO, Futron Corporation
  • Richard Garriott, private space traveler
  • Kenneth Gordon, president and chief executive officer, Antelum Capital Partners, LLC
  • Steven Kenney, partner, Toffler Associates
  • Lon Levin, president, SkySeven Ventures
  • Gwynne Shotwell, president, SpaceX
  • Heidi Wood, managing director and senior equity analyst for aerospace, defense and defense electronics, Morgan Stanley
  • Maureen E. Wylie, chief financial officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The wide-ranging Forum will touch on historical financial performance, outlooks and trends, business models, and business opportunities across the $257 billion space economy, which ranges from new commercial ventures to established businesses. In addition, the Forum will provide attendees with a look at government acquisition processes and the role of space in national security. Additional speakers, including senior industry and financial executives, will be announced as they are confirmed.

Attendees who register by May 15 will receive a guaranteed spot in the space-limited event, as well as saving $200 and receiving a special advance electronic version of the Space Foundation’s The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. Attendance is limited to ensure an intimate setting. For registration information, go to or contact Space Foundation customer service at 1-800-691-4000. Members of the media are invited to attend at no cost.

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2009 (Volume: 8, Issue: 5).