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STA luncheon w Sylvain Laporte, President, Canadian Space Agency

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St SE Eisenhower Room., Washington, DC, US,

Space Transportation Association will be hosting a luncheon with Sylvain Laporte, President, Canadian Space Agency, who will provide insights on Canada's commitment to Lunar Gateway and highlights of Canada's Space Strategy

When? Wednesday, May 22st 11:30am-1:00pm.

Where?    Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St SE Washington, DC, Eisenhower Room.

Parking?  Details will be provided once confirmed. 

Metro? Capitol South Metro Station.                                                                                                                   

RSVP?  RSVP by Friday, May 17th. 

Register?  To register, email Rich Coleman at 

Looking forward to it!

Rich and Ali

Richard Coleman


Alexandra Hale

Director of Events & Research

Space Transportation Association


Phone:  703-855-3917


Before being appointed as President of the Canadian Space Agency, Sylvain Laporte was the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) effective April 2011. CIPO is a federal organization responsible for administering the Patent Act and managing requests related to trademarks, copyright, industrial design protection and patents. As CEO of CIPO, Mr. Laporte was also Commissioner of Patents and Registrar of Trademarks. 

Previously, he held the position of Executive Director, Industrial Technologies Office (ITO) at Industry Canada, where he was responsible for managing financial contribution programs in research and development for the aerospace, defense, security and space industries. 

Mr. Laporte joined Industry Canada in March 2007 as the Chief Informatics Officer (CIO).

Before joining the public service, he worked for the Canada Post Corporation in various sectors, such as marketing, retail, logistics and information technology. 

The President gained extensive experience as an aerospace engineer over the course of his 20-year career with the Canadian Armed Forces. He held various positions in such fields as engineering, maintenance, and human resource management.

He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, and a master's degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College in Kingston.

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