MILAN WILL HOST THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS (IAC) IN 2024
Dubai, 29 October 2021 – The city of Milan will host the 75th edition of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2024, the most important international event in the space sector. The announcement was made by the Committee composed by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the Italian Aeronautics and Astronautics Association (AIDAA), global academic representatives, and Leonardo, the Italian aerospace industry leader.
Milan’s candidacy was strongly supported by the Italian Government through the Inter-ministerial Committee for Space and Aerospace and the local institutions, including the President of the Lombardy Region and the Mayor of Milan.
Milan was selected over other important candidate cities such as Budapest (Hungary), São Paulo (Brazil), Seville (Spain) and Adelaide (Australia). The Italian city was selected by more than 400 delegates from 71 countries from the International Astronautical Federation’s General Assembly, which gathered in Dubai from 25th to 29th October at the 72nd edition of the IAC.
The IAC, founded in 1951, is organised annually by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). The congress currently includes 73 member states represented by all the main space agencies, companies, research centres, universities, associations, and museums.
The arrival of the IAC in Milan marks success for the Italian space sector as a whole. Furthermore, it is a reward for the excellence of the city and it recognises Italy’s leading role in the global space economy. Milan has a thriving and consolidated space ecosystem comprising of industry, SMEs and start-ups, research centres and universities. These all contribute to the innovation and technological development of various international space programmes.
Website : www.iac2024.org