The best long-term investment for companies and the world? The space business.
James Causey is the Executive Director of SpaceCom (opens in new tab), a commercial space conference and exposition. He has more than 40 years of diverse business experience including acquisitions, divestitures, strategic communications and biotech. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Leeds Beckett University in 1975 and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1977. As the Executive Director of SpaceCom, he has leveraged his decades of professional experience and education to cultivate a culture of innovation and excitement about the burgeoning commercial space industry. With the predicted value of this sector in the trillions of dollars, he has created an annual event that brings together business executives with the best innovators in the space industry to discuss ways to build sustainable commercial activities using space technology on Earth and optimizing suborbital and low Earth orbit environments for new commercial space customers. SpaceCom is hosted annually by the city of Houston in collaboration with NASA, the Johnson Space Center and the Houston Economic Development Community.