Minister To Attend Space Symposium In USA

April 15, 2018

The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs said they continue to “lead Bermuda’s exploration of its space assets in an effort to determine future economic benefit,” and the ”next step is participation at the 34th Space Symposium this week at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.”

“The Minister, Deputy Premier Walter H. Roban, and technical officers are joining commercial, government and military space industry professionals for the event that begins tomorrow [Apr 16],” the Ministry said.


“Thousands of space professionals and space industry leaders from more than 40 countries are expected to participate as speakers, panelists, attendees and exhibitors in this year’s symposium, one of the world’s largest space events.

“On Wednesday, the Deputy Premier will represent Bermuda on a panel entitled ‘Emerging Space Economies.’ He will share the stage with the Director General of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency and the General Director of the Mexican Space Agency.”

The Deputy Premier commented, “Bermuda is developing a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework to attract and enable the next generation of commercial space activity. The framework will expand Bermuda’s existing pro-business regulatory environment to support emerging space-related technologies and trends.

“We want to incentivise companies interested in this business to establish a presence in Bermuda. Our focus will be on providing an environment for such companies to flourish, while protecting and enabling the substantial interests of Bermudians.

“Attending this event provides us with an opportunity to network with a wide variety of people who can help advance our commercial and regulatory prospects.

“The Space Symposium is the leading event of its kind and billed as the premier global commercial, civil, military and emergent space conference.”

According to the event website, “Thousands of space professionals and space leaders from more than 40 countries are expected to participate as speakers, panelists, attendees and exhibitors in the largest Space Symposium to date.

“For 2018, the Symposium’s sold-out Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and expanded Pavilion features 200 displays of the latest in space technology, products and services, with 29 exhibitors from outside of the U.S., including companies based in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.”

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  1. Spanner breath says:

    WT___ this guy can’t organise a bus schedule. And now this thanks voters. More water money.

  2. puzzled says:

    More fluff and fancy and money spending.

    Bermuda has no current support nor product for this.

    Don’t forget to visit the east end and the nature reserves for a few years before it is leased to mighty

  3. Beam me up Scotty

    • campervan says:

      yes please :-)

    • Vortex says:

      Ha-ha, this is insane!
      The ultimate jolly.
      Publish expenses please. Oh sorry, its the PLP.

  4. Brady says:

    Quite possibly the most sensible comment you’ve ever made.

  5. Micah says:

    We got lots space cadets in bermy

  6. Lives in Reality says:

    The American space programme put men on the moon, satellites in orbit and helped in establishing the International Space Station. It even came up with the concept of the missile defence programme called “Star Wars” in the 80′s.

    Give it the the PLP to envision their own space initiative based off another great space themed movie, Spaceballs.

  7. Zevon says:

    Where is that new bus they had delivered months ago? Still being fitted out with its 8 speaker 3,000 watt stereo?

  8. Stevie says:

    Space cadets are the PLP & BIU & their followers. Has anyone seen the new bus yet?

    • wahoo juice says:

      We are in the process of attaching the booster rockets in order to be ready for our space program called Bermuda in space (BS for short).

  9. Malachi says:

    …….for a second there I thought we were sending a Minister into space. But then when I noticed it was Roban, I realized he is already there!!

  10. Gustav says:

    why don’t he fix the buses first ?
    cant fix it but looking into the space ………

  11. One Who Escaped says:

    It’s about time we got Bermuda’s booming aerospace industry on the map.

  12. Onion Puke says:

    Would have been better to send him to a symposium on clowns.

  13. Zevon says:

    He can catch up with the friends he made in 2011 when he attended the Space Symposium in Paris. A lot of good that did.