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Open forum on the draft Space Protocol to the Cape Town Convention

Published by Rob Goldsmith on Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:58 pm via: source
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BNSC invites those interested in satellite finance, whether as manufacturers, operators, users, lawyers or financial institutions, are cordially invited to participate in an ‘Open Forum’ to be held on Thursday 17th September 2009 at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) at 1 Victoria Street, London, starting at 9.30am.



The Forum will be an examination of the Unidroit draft Space Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. The draft will be examined at the third session of the Unidroit committee of governmental experts, and it is envisaged that, subject to the approval of the Unidroit Governing Council, a fourth session in the first half of 2010 will be followed by a Diplomatic Conference to adopt the Protocol.

After introductory remarks by Professor Richard Crowther from BNSC’s partner, The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Professor Sir Roy Goode, who represents the UK as Co-Chairman of the Drafting Committee, will lead a discussion on key aspects of the draft Protocol. Those attending are encouraged to contribute their own expertise to the discussion and to put forward any ideas they may have for elaboration or improvement of the text.

Participants will be sent a copy of the Convention and a draft of the Protocol together with an explanatory memorandum.

A number of experts involved in the space industry have indicated their intention to take part in this participatory seminar. Those who have not yet registered but wish to attend should complete the online form below as soon as possible (please note that we have limited capacity and that requests to attend will be treated on a first come, first serve basis).

To be held on Thursday 17 September 2009
at The Department for Business Innovation and Skills,
1 Victoria Street,
London SW1H 0ET
starting at 9.30am BST

Please note: this event is by invitation only!

The form is available Here

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