About Abu Dhabi Space Debate

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, The Abu Dhabi Space Debate is a unique platform for global space leadership. Gathering industry and government from the highest level, this two-day event is set to debate the space industry’s most pressing challenges and drive the new space economy.


  • A platform for raising global space challenges to Heads of State and Government at the highest level of influence
  • A multinational dialogue identifying global needs for strategic capabilities, services, infrastructure, legal frameworks and resources
  • A catalyst for the development of public and private space programmes
  • A resolution forum for the cooperative use of space
  • Securing commitment to space as a technology sector most critical for future sustainable development