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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Sylvain Laporte

Sylvain Laporte
Canadian Space Agency

Sylvain Laporte is the as President of the Canadian Space Agency. Before being appointed, Laporte was the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, a federal organization responsible for enforcing the Patent Act and managing requests related to trademarks, copyright, industrial design protection and patents. In that role, he was also Commissioner of Patents and Registrar of Trademarks. Previously, Laporte held the position of Executive Director, Industrial Technologies Office, at Industry Canada, where he was responsible for managing financial contribution programs in research and development for the aerospace, defense, security and space industries. Before joining public service, Laporte worked for the Canada Post Corporation in various sectors, such as marketing, retail, logistics and information technology. He gained extensive experience as an aerospace engineer over the course of his 20-year career with the Canadian Forces and held various positions in fields such as engineering, maintenance, and human resource management. Laporte holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean and a master's degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College in Kingston.

Participating Events

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.:
Panel: Space Agency Leaders
Symposium Program
Location: International Center: Main Stage

Elliot H. Pulham

Chief Executive Officer
Space Foundation

Dr. Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi

Director General
United Arab Emirates Space Agency

Professor Roberto Battiston

Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Dr. Gwang-Rae CHO

Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)

Sylvain Laporte

Canadian Space Agency

Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez

General Director
Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D.

Netherlands Space Office

David Parker, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
United Kingdom Space Agency

Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso

President and Chief Executive Officer
Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Chairman of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Yuichi Yamaura

Vice President, Strategy, International Relations and Industrial Collaboration
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Additional Panelists TBA

Additional Panelists
To Be Announced


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