Australia will establish a national space agency to grow its space industry, the government has said.
Acting Industry Minister Michaelia Cash said it was "crucial" that Australia capitalised on the rapid growth of the global space industry.
"The agency will be the anchor for our domestic co-ordination and the front door for our international engagement," Ms Cash said.
The Australian government estimates the global space industry to be worth more than A$400bn (£235bn; $318bn).
The conference will be attended by thousands of global space experts, including the heads of other national agencies and private companies.
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