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Tomorrow we are at the International Conference “Space4You – Space, a driver for Competitiveness and Growth” promoted by Apulia Region and NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies), in collaboration with the Apulian Aerospace District, will take place in Bari, the main city of Apulia region, in the South of Italy, on 27th and 28th of February 2014.

This conference will bring together representatives from European Regions, European Commission, space agencies, industries, regional and national institutions, academia, space associations, research institutions and universities, citizens, to highlight the fundamental role of “Space as a driver for Competitiveness and Growth”.

Space technologies have become an important part of everyday life. Participants will present how the use of space assets and applications is fundamental for European Regions, to foster new business and to address social, economic and security challenges with efficient and sustainable tools.

The programme includes user-driven sessions, thematic sub-sessions, round tables and special events that will allow European Regions and key-players to open debate, to share knowledge and expertises on the importance of space applications – and derived services – for growth, social benefits and sustainable development.