WELLINGTON: Space Faring New Zealand - An International Endeavour
Thursday, 11 February 2021 5:30pm - 7:00pm
GBLT1, Old Government Buildings, Victoria University of Wellington

SPEAKER: Dimitri Geidelberg - Principal Advisor - New Zealand Space Agency

Dimitri Geidelberg is the Principal Advisor, Space Policy and Regulatory Systems, in the New Zealand Space Agency. He leads a number of work streams including on space sector development, international partnerships and Earth observation.

Dimitri joined the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment in 2016. Prior to moving into the New Zealand Space Agency he worked on innovation policy and international science connections, including negotiating agreements with Australia, Singapore and Israel, as well as working on New Zealand’s involvement in the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project.

Dimitri’s earlier career was at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with a focus on New Zealand’s relationships with Australia and the Pacific. He has served at New Zealand’s diplomatic missions in Canberra, Suva and Port Moresby as well as short stints in New York, Rarotonga and Warsaw.

In his address to the Wellington Branch, Dimitri will discuss the international dimensions of New Zealand's space activities.