New Records, New Exhibitors, New Format, New Venue – Space Tech Expo Launches in Pasadena, CA, May 24-26, 2016

February 8, 2016 | By More

February 8, 2016, Pasadena, CA – A new year brings new change, focus and even greater expectations, as Space Tech Expo – co-located with Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo – continues to expand in scope, as well as exhibitor and attendee numbers. With many new exhibitors welcomed, including: BAE Systems, AeroVironment, NASA AFRC and JPL, January saw the most activity in the show’s five-year history – signaling continued excitement and business opportunity for the industry in 2016.

Space Tech Expo 2016

With revenues in space and satellite manufacturing continuing to grow year on year, the event looks set to beat last year’s 45% increase in attendance figures and 25% increase in exhibitors, as visitor registrations are already tracked higher than this time last year. Fifty-two companies signed up to exhibit in just one month, meaning Space Tech Expo 2016 will host its largest event ever, with 230+ exhibiting companies and 1,700+ participating companies joining the show in Pasadena, CA, May 24-26, 2016.

The venue move from Long Beach to Pasadena has been widely supported by the local space and aerospace businesses, with JPL not only exhibiting but also featuring in the Space Tech Conference proceedings, with Deputy Director, Gen. Larry James presenting a keynote address.

The refined and restructured two-day conference brings together leading representatives of the military, government and commercial space sectors. There will be a focus on examining how military and government organizations can deliver space missions by working closely with the commercial sector, leveraging the latest innovative technologies and business models. The conference also takes a deep dive into the rapidly evolving space-to-space market, and offers specific sessions examining the plethora of emerging on-orbit services and technologies.

Confirmed speakers include Claire Leon, SES, DAF, Director – Launch Enterprise, Space and Missile Systems Center; Michael Gazarik, Vice President – Engineering, Ball Aerospace; Steve Stich, Deputy Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA; Mark Rawlins, Chairman, Space Data Association, and Director of Communication System Operations, Eutelsat; Jim Keravala, COO, Shackleton Energy Company.

The new format sees Day 3 switch over to a Free Sessions day, allowing attendees to hear the small-business needs of government and military organizations, as well as prime contractors; visitors will simply be able to access the sessions with their free expo hall pass.

To view the Space Tech Conference agenda please click here.

For full exhibition and conference details, or to register to attend, visit

For more information about Space Tech Expo, please contact: Gordon McHattie, Event Director, Space Tech Expo

+44 1273 916 309 (UK) or US toll-free +1 855 436 8683

About Space Tech Expo

The West Coast’s premier space event returns to California for three days of knowledge sharing and networking alongside the largest supply chain exhibition of its kind.

With capabilities ranging from cryogenics, laser systems, materials, nanotechnology, imaging, environmental test, motion simulation, magnetics, capacitors, spacewire, NDT and connectors through to electroforming, engineering services, precision machining, 3D printers, ground systems, mission management and reconnaissance satellites, Space Tech Expo 2016 will bring a multitude of networking opportunities through focused receptions and events for attendees and exhibitors throughout the commercial, civil and military space supply chain.

About Space Tech Conference

The Space Tech Conference agenda will examine how military and government organizations can deliver space missions by working closely with the commercial sector to leverage the latest innovative technologies and business models. The conference also takes a deep dive into the rapidly evolving space-to-space market and offers specific sessions examining the plethora of on-orbit services and technologies emerging.

On May 26, Space Tech Expo is delighted to host the free-to-attend Gov/Mil/Prime Requirements day. The session will be held in the exhibition hall, allowing all attendees to participate and hear the upcoming space supply chain requirements of government and military organizations, as well as major prime contractors.

Key topics for 2016:

  • Commercial, defense and new space – the inflection point
  • Launch market trends – reusability and affordability
  • Simplifying and improving ground systems architecture
  • Commercializing new technologies
  • Driving innovation with new space players
  • Cross-sector collaboration in space situational awareness
  • Enabling space-to-space commerce and on-orbit services


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Gordy McHattie

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Gordy McHattie is Event Director of Space Tech Expo / Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo at Smarter Shows. Gordy has a Combined Hons Degree in Industry and Enterprise, Media Studies, Psychology and English Literature. He worked at his first exhibition when he was just 16 years old, before building a successful career in Premium Automotive Sales and Finance, where he was Sales and Business Manager at both BMW and Audi dealerships. Gordy then moved into the space technology industry and has recently helped launch Space Tech Expo Europe which will be co-located with Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany, 17-19 November, 2015 Now in its 4th year, Space Tech Expo has established itself as one of the largest industry gatherings in the world, it attracts scientists, engineers, C-level professionals, government representatives, policy makers, space agencies, military, venture capitalists and investors, industry entrepreneurs, and buyers from the satellite communications marketplace. With over 170 exhibiting companies, Space Tech Expo is a full-line event established to introduce the supply chain to the wider buying chain. Contact Gordy:, tel: +1 855 436 8683

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