The opening ceremony of IASA (2015) was held at the 8th conference room of New Main Building at Beihang University in the morning of April 20th, 2015. Mr. Tao Zhi, Vice President of Beihang University, Mr. Yin Liming, President of China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), representatives of experts, all the trainees as well as representatives from Department of Military-Civil Technology Integration of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China(MIIT), China National Space Administration(CNSA) and the National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) have attended the opening ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Weng Jingnong, Executive Director of the Regional Centre and Dean of the International School of Beihang University.
Mr. Tao Zhi delivered a speech on behalf of Beihang University and the Regional Centre. He expressed warm welcome to all the guests and trainees, and sincerely showed his appreciation to the great supports to the Regional Centre from MIIT, CNSA, China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO), CGWIC and other cooperators. He hoped this program would give participants an in-depth understanding of the latest research and practical achievements of China aerospace and satellite application technology, and promote exchanges among international space communities. He also expected the program to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation in this field. He believed all of the participants could benefit a lot from this program not only in academic issues, but also in practical aspects.