Sevilla wants to host the International Astronautical Congress

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Sevilla wants to host the International Astronautical Congress
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Sevilla City Council, backed by the government, wants to host the International Astronautical Congress IAC2024 of the International Federation of Astronautics.

Seville’s candidature will be presented at the end of October in Dubai, host of the 2021 edition of the IAC and the Universal Exposition, where the chosen candidature for the 2024 congress will be announced.

The Spanish bid is made up of a team led by representatives of the National Institute for Aerospace Technology(INTA), an agency of the Ministry for Defence, which is an ex officio member of the IAF, and an alliance of public and private organisations made up of representatives of Seville City Council and FIBES-Contursa, CDTI (Ministry for Science and Innovation), ICEX (Ministry for Industry), the Ministry for Economic Transformation of the Regional Government of Andalusia, Andalusia Aerospace Cluster, University of Sevilla, TEDAE and other industry players, such as Airbus, among others.

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Coinciding with the IAF Assembly within the Dubai programme, the CDTI will also receive confirmation of its admission as a member entity of the Federation.


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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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