ENC 2017 PLENARY SESSIONS – Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Subject to modification – last update April 20, 2017

09:00   Opening Session: Navigation Science and Strategy
09:00 Welcome address by Prof. Bertrand Merminod, ENC 2017 General Chair
09:10 Mr. Fridolin Wicki, Swiss Office of Topography – swisstopo
09:20 Mr. Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director for the GSA
09:30 Mr. Matthias Fässler, Federal Roads Office
09:40 Miguel Manteiga Bautista, European Space Agency
09:50 Col. Frank Zane, US State Department/PNT Advisory Board
10:00 Mr. Pascal Rochat, Spectratime
10:10 Prof. Claude Nicollier, EPFL + Swiss Space Center
How not to get lost in Low Earth Orbit !
10:30 Break
11:00     Expert Panel: Multi-system operation and services
11:00 Introduction and Moderation by Prof. Chris Rizos, UNSW, Australia
11:03 Mr. Carlo Des Dorides, Galileo (GSA)
11:10 Lt David Besson, US Air Force GPS Directorate
11:17 Mr. Igor Silvestrov, VNIIFTRI, delegate for GLONASS
11:24 Mr. Jun Shen, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Center, China Satellite Navigation Office, COMPASS
11:31 Mr. Yoshiyuki MURAI, Director, QZSS Promotion Office NEC (Supporting Cabinet Office of Japan)
11:38 Mr. Imtiaz Ali Khan, Indian Space Research Organisation, Technical Liaison Officer, delegate for GAGAN
11:45 General Debate
12:30 Lunch & Exhibition Opening

Detailed program links:

  • Pre-conference meetings May 9   [ link ]
  • General program – conference overview   [ link ]
  • Detailed list of all sessions and presentations – [ link ]
  • Chronological list view [ link ]

Keynote Speakers on May 11 and May 12

Thursday 11 May 2017 – Morning keynote speakers

Mr. Matthias Petschke, European Commission
Galileo and EGNOS, now and soon

Mr. Tom Powell, The Aerospace Corporation, Navigation Division
The roots of satellite-based navigation


Friday 12 May 2017 – Morning keynote speaker

Prof. Chris Rizos, University of New South Wales
GNSS going forward: 10 questions that need answering