AGM & Industry Lunch 2016


Monday 07 March 2016

National Space Centre, Leicester

The AGM in 2016 is to be held at the impressive National Space Centre in Leicester where we have exclusive use of the facility for our event. The National Space Centre is the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and space science. It is an amazing building filled with rockets, satellites, Martian surfaces and other amazing artefacts. The building also houses experts and a full Space Communications team.


At the AGM itself there will be reports about the last 12 months including the presentation of the Accounts. There will also be the appointment of Officers, including a new Vice-Chairman, and several vacancies for Council members to be filled. Following the AGM there will be a selection of topical presentations followed by our industry lunch.

Our after-lunch speaker in 2016, thanks to the sponsorship support from one of the world’s leading suppliers of latices and emulsion polymers, Synthomer (UK) Limited, is the renowned Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.  Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Since then she has spent her career to date making novel, bespoke instrumentation in both the industrial and academic environments. Managing multidisciplinary teams, these instruments have ranged from hand held land mine detectors to an optical subsystems for the James Webb Space Telescope, (The JWST is a joint ESA/NASA venture due to replace the Hubble Space Telescope around 2018).

After lunch speaker - Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist and broadcaster referred to as the BBC’s ‘face of space’. She is the presenter of the astronomical institution The Sky at Night, has fronted a number of space documentaries, and regularly appears on science and non-science programmes. A fascinating speaker, her key note speech after BASAs industry lunch is a not to be missed event.

A new addition to the programme is Geoff Meade MBE.  Geoff Meade was Europe Editor of the Press Association for 35 years, a popular and well known member of the Brussels press corps. He is regularly chosen to comment on the big issues of Europe both in the media and live, with serious insight and surprising humour.  As well as providing ready analysis, Geoff enjoys dispelling 100 European myths in 30 minutes.

Geoff Meade MBE

Having spent over three decades covering Europe from its Brussels heart, Geoff has reported on the rise and fall of politicians, treaties, scandals, alliances and currencies. In addition to the PA Geoff has also written for European magazines E!Sharp and The Bulletin and collected his thoughts and experiences in a book All in a Day’s Shirk. He frequently appears on various European TV channels and presents the European Parliament’s own monthly Leaders of Europe show. He is also a regular moderator at European institution events and conferences.

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  • £105.00 - Early bird
  • £130.00 - Standard


All prices are per person and exclude VAT.  Early bird rates ends 31 January 2016.




Free parking at the National Space Centre is available to all attendees but you must display a valid parking permit.


Parking permit download (PDF format)



Price Includes

Price includes both AGM and Industry Lunch.



AGM Only

If you would only like to attend the AGM (and NOT the Industry Lunch), then attendance is free of charge.



Group Discount

5% discount applies to bookings of 10 or more people.  To qualify all party members must be booked together as part of the same group booking.



Guests of member companies

The AGM is open to members only, however the Industry Lunch is open to both members and guests of member companies.  Guests of member companies are particularly welcome and should join us at the close of the AGM (approximately 12:00).



Company Tables

Although seating is informal, we are able to reserve company tables of 10 people if required.  To reserve a company table please make your booking in the standard way and then contact Mint Events (see contact details at bottom of page) to advise that you would like a private table reserved.

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