HISPASAT celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert held at the Royal Theatre in Madrid. The event was presided by His Majesty the King, the Spanish Minister of Industry, José Manuel Soria, also being present. Other renowned members of the Spanish government attended as well, alongside top managers from the aerospace, telecommunications and television industries.
In her speech, the president of HISPASAT, Elena Pisonero, claimed that the Company was born "from a shared dream" to "achieve independent space communication" and drive a project "that would propel the national space industry". "We should feel genuinely proud of achieving this dream", she said, whilst thanking "the team of highly-qualified professionals, who made it possible" for their "hard work and effort". Indeed, Pisonero pointed out that the bid for Brazil, which began to take shape in 2001, was "the most important business decisions" the Company had ever made, since it "created a foothold for expansion across the Atlantic" where today, over half of the Company's income is generated.
Event - Video report
Speech of Elena Pisonero