March 23, 2021

IAF SPRING MEETINGS, CNES AND IAF SIGN AGREEMENT ON HOSTING OF IAC 2022 IN PARIS

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 March, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is holding its traditional yearly Spring Meetings in virtual mode. These meetings bring together over three days the federation’s Technical and Administrative Committees and its International Programme Committee tasked with selecting presentations for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the 72nd edition of which will be held this year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 25 to 29 October on the theme “Inspire, Innovate & Discover for the Benefit of Humankind”.

Friday 26 March, at the meeting of the IAF Bureau, CNES Chief Operating Officer Lionel Suchet and IAF President Pascale Ehrenfreund will sign the agreement setting the terms for the hosting by CNES of the 73rd IAC to be held from 18 to 22 September 2022 at the Paris Convention Centre.

The theme for IAC 2022, Space for @ll, aims to reach out beyond the space community and afford excellent networking opportunities for all communities outside the space sector with a view to forging new contacts and potential partnerships. CNES is working full out to make this event in Paris a great success and to showcase French and European space on the international stage.

Founded in 1951 to foster dialogue between the world’s scientists and international cooperation in space activities, the IAF is pursuing its mission faithful to its motto “Connecting @ll Space People”. Today, its members include leading space agencies, industries, learned societies, associations, research institutes, universities and museums worldwide, in developed and emerging nations.

Every year at IAC, more than 40 technical and administrative committees support IAF’s mission to advance knowledge about space and foster the development of space assets and international cooperation.

CONTACTS
Pascale Bresson     Press Officer     Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 75 39    pascale.bresson@cnes.fr
Raphaël Sart    Head of Media    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 74 51    raphael.sart@cnes.fr