SMi Group are proud to announce that the 19th annual Global MilSatCom will convene in London on 7th-9th November 2017.

At this year's Global MilSatCom there will once again be a range of networking opportunities:

  • Meet and network with service providers as well as military and government end-users from around the world that will make up the 500 attendees at this year’s conference and exhibition
  • Two evening networking receptions hosted by SES and Airbus at the end of days 1 and 2
  • Lockheed Martin will be hosting an invitation only pre-conference dinner on the 6th November at The Army & Navy Club in Mayfair, London.
  • On day one, SES will host their reception in the City Suite at the Park Plaza hotel with the invitation only Eutelsat evening dinner being held in the Chino Latino restaurant
  • Airbus will host their networking reception at London's historical and cultural Imperial War Museum on Wednesday 8th November.
  • More than three and a half hours of networking during the conference days


The main conference will see developments and updates to MilSatCom programmes from around the world discussed with presentations from leading figures and networking sessions throughout the 3 day event. Key themes and challenges at the core of the MilSatCom Community will be the basis of discussion and will include the need for resiliency and robustness within SatCom systems, interoperability and flexibility within platforms, as well as the growing importance of allied collaboration.

  • Meet and network with 500 attendees, including nearly 150 military personnel
  • Hear critical updates on military programmes and understand how your solutions can satisfy their requirements
  • Understand the latest technological solutions and how these best suit the end-user
  • Discuss the latest issues within the SatCom community including small-sat constellations, progress in the U.S. Wideband AoA, how nations are managing the increasing threats within the space domain and much more.


Previous Attendees Include;

30th Signal Regiment; ACR Electronics, Inc.; Actia Sodielec; Advantech AMT; Advantech Wireless Inc.; Aerospace Corporation; Airbus; AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE; Airbus Defence & Space Inc; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (ND SatCom Defence GmbH); Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Defence and Space SAS; Airbus DS GmbH; Armasuisse; Astrium Services Enterprises; Atos IT Services UK LTD; Avanti Communications; Avanti Communications Group ; Avanti Communications Group plc; Avascent; Belgian MOD; Bill Robins Ltd; Boeing; Boeing Defence & Space Group; Brazilian Armed Forces; Brazilian Army Staff; British Army; British Embassy; BT; Bundeswehr; Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Services Centre; Canadian Department of Defence; Central Research Institute of Economy, management and information systems «Electronics»; China Academy of Space Technology; Comtech EF Data; Comtech EF Data Corp.; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe ; CPI Satcom Division ; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation; DARPA; Datapath; Defence Science and Technology; Department of Defense; Des Networks ; DGA France; DRS Technical Services, Inc. ; DSTL; DTECH Labs, A Cubic Company; Eclipse; EEAS, Belgium; Embassy of Ukraine; ETL Systems; Euroconsult; European Defence Agency; European Space Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corporation; FMV; French Ministry of Defence; GATR Technologies; General Command of the Polish Armed Forces; German Armed Forces Support Command; Get Sat; Gulf Sat Communications; GulfSat; GVF; HARMONIC LIMITED; Harris CapRock; Harris Corporation; Hicap Telecom; High Commission of India; HISDESAT; Honeywell Aerospace; Hughes Network Systems; Hunter Communications Inc; Inmarsat; Intelsat General; Interlink cs; INTV; IRIDIUM ; ISS Networks; J6 DDC4- Cyber; Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation; JFC ISS; Joint Forces Command; JSC SATIS-TL-94; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Luxembourg Army HQ; LuxGovSat S.A.; Malaysian Ministry of Defence; MCC Corporation; MDA Satellite; METRACOM; MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force; MINDEF, Singapore; Ministero Della Difesa; Ministry Of Defence; Ministry Of Defence (Czech; Ministry of Defence, Belgium; Ministry of Defence, ISS Programmes; Ministry of Defence, UK; MoD; MOD Corsham; MOD/DE&S/ISS; NATO; NATO ACT; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIAgency); NATO Headquarters; NATO SOF HQ; ND SatCom GmbH; NDLO; New Zealand Defence Force; New Zealand MoD; Newtec; Nigerian Air Force; Nigerian Army; Nigerian Navy; Norsat International; Northern Sky Research; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Nova Systems; NSSL Global GmbH; NSSL Global Ltd; O H B - System A G; O3b Networks; Parliamentary Under Secretary Of State; Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), Ministry of Defence, UK; Polish Armed Forces; PWC; Qinetiq; Raytheon; Renaissance Strategic Advisors; Resortowe Centrum Zarzadzania Sieciami i Uslugami Teleinformatycznymi; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Aviation Services-Cedar Rapids; Royal Netherlands Army; Russian Embassy; Sangcom; Satcom Direct; SatCom Government Inc Airbus DS ; Satellite Communications; SES; SES GLOBAL; SES Government Solutions ; Shephard Media; Signalhorn GmbH; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; Skyware Technologies; SpaceNews, Inc; Spectra Group; SpeedCast; ST Electronics; Stellar Solutions Aerospace Limited; Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd.; SUPARCO; SurCom International; Surrey Satellite Technology; Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd; Tampa Microwave; Tanzanian People's Defence Forces; TECOM Industries, Inc.; Telesat; Telespazio; Tesat Spacecom; Tesat-Spacecom; Tesat-Spacecom Gmbh & Co Kg; Thales; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Communications & Security; Thales UK; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Traville Group; Tsofun Algorithm Ltd; Turkish Armed Forces; Turkish General Staff; Turkish Navy; UAE Space Agency; UK Delegation to NATO; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UKTI DSO; ultisat; Ultra Electronics - GigaSat; US EUCOM; USAF; USEUCOM; USSTRATCOM; Vertex Estonia ; Via Satellite - Access Intelligence Llc - Satellite Group; ViaSat ; ViaSat UK Ltd; ViaSat, Inc.; Vislink; VT iDirect; Wall Street Journal; Work Microwave GmbH; XTAR; XTAR LLC;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 SMi Group Welcome and Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES

8:45 Opening Address


  • MoD Space Policy
  • Wargaming- what lessons for the future?
  • SKYNET 5- lessons learned
  • SKYNET 6- next steps
  • Air Commodore Nick Hay

    Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head Capability C4ISR & SRO for Future Beyond Line of Sight Programme, HQ Joint Forces Command, UK MoD

    Subject to Final Confirmation: Nick Ayling

    Subject to Final Confirmation: Nick Ayling, DD Cyber and Space Policy, UK MoD

    9:30 Assessment and Strategic Vision on SatCom Bundeswehr

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Ruckes

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Ruckes, Staff Officer, Cyber-/T- Division, CIT I 3, German Federal MoD

  • Embedding SatCom within the new Cyber- and IT- forces
  • Providing mission assurance beyond 2025
  • Future requirements and planning
  • 10:00 Activities and Actualities in MilSatCom

    Colonel Laurent Jannin

    Colonel Laurent Jannin, Head of Syracuse III and IV Programs and MILSATCOM Operations, DGA France

  • Guaranteeing continuity of service for operational uses
  • Operational feedback and the solutions required to fulfil capability gaps
  • Future developments: Syracuse IV
  • 10:30 A Strategic Update on the GOVSATCOM Initiative and the Progress within 2017

  • Important developments and perspectives from the key stakeholders in the GOVSATCOM initiative
  • EU Commission: Findings of the Impact Assessment
  • EDA: Feedback from the GOVSATCOM Programme 0Demonstration and lessons learned
  • ESA: Progress in the Implementation of the GOVSATCOM Precursor Programme
  • Cooperation with allies within the EU and opportunities to improve collaboration
  • Future timeframes and targets for the GOVSATCOM Initiative
  • Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES

    Speaker to be Confirmed

    Speaker to be Confirmed, , European Commission

    Holger Lueschow

    Holger Lueschow, Programme Manager Satellite Communication and Project Officer Radio Spectrum, Capability, Armament & Technology, European Defence Agency

    Hermann Ludwig Moeller

    Hermann Ludwig Moeller, Head of Institutional and European Programmes Office, Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Ubiquitous Communications and the reality for the military?

    Richard Franklin

    Richard Franklin, Head of Secure Communications, Airbus

  • Exploitation of networks
  • Reality of big data
  • The importance of security
  • 12:10 Developing a European Governmental SatCom Infrastructure

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot

    Major Geoffroy Beaudot, SatCom and CIS Program Manager, Luxembourg Directorate of Defence

  • An overview of the current LuxGovSat SatCom resources
  • Key elements from the SATCOM strategy of the Luxembourg Defence
  • Challenges facing SatCom Programmes in the Luxembourg MoD
  • Addressing the need for experimented resources
  • Fostering the development of Public Private Partnerships
  • LuxGovSat and WGS, coordinating complementary partnerships
  • Future goals for the SatCom partnership and its potential applications

    12:40 GovSat-1 and more: An Ecosystem to Deliver Secure Satellite Communications

    Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer, Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat S.A.

    13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:20 Augmenting MilSatCom with Secure and Agile ComSatCom

    David Bair

    David Bair, Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat America Corporation

  • ComSatCom adapting to evolving military needs?
  • EUTELSAT QUANTUM fitting the most demanding military CONOPS
  • Secure Virtual Satellite Operator new paradigm to serve the military community even better
  • 14:50 Optimising Future MilSatCom Capabilities for the Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    Colonel Jan der Kinderen

    Colonel Jan der Kinderen, Programme Manager MilSatCom, Defence Material Organisation (DMO), Netherlands MoD

    • Overview of NLD (Mil)Satcom roadmap 2017-2040, containing:.
    • Required robustness of Satcom main driver for contracts
    • Maximising international cooperation (in space and on the ground).
    • Exponential growth of SatCom requirements

    15:20 Integration and Automation Driving the Future of Satellite Services

    Stuart Daughtridge

    Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President Advanced Technology, Kratos Technology and Training Solutions

    125+ HTS launches in next eight years will require anywhere from 300 to 1300 new gateways, along with steadily lowering bandwidth costs, which will drive new approaches to architecture design, operational management and managing CapEx/OpEx costs. All of which will require:
    • Advanced Ground System Architectures
    • Accelerated Ground System Deliveries
    • Automated Service Delivery
    • Integrated Service Assurance
    • New Capabilities Utilizing Advanced Technologies

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Session Details to be Confirmed

    Speaker Details to be Confirmed

    Speaker Details to be Confirmed, , Boeing

    16:50 Key Requirements to Enhance Italian SatCom Capabilities and Growth

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro

    Lieutenant Colonel Luigi Mauro, Chief, SATCOM Section, Department 1, Computer Science, Telematics and Advanced Technologies, Ministry of Defence, Italy

  • SICRAL 3: The key programme for the SICRAL constellation and Italian MoD moving forward
  • Feedback from operational use and resulting requirements for future development
  • The benefits of international partnerships and aims for further collaboration
  • Collaboration with the French DGA on SICRAL 2 and ATHENA-FIDUS

    17:20 A new vision of secure broadband communications services on the field

    Laurent Alimi

    Laurent Alimi, MilSatCom and Tactical Networks Solution Leader, Thales

  • Where are we regarding the operational demands and constraints?
  • Which solutions and architectures to bring broadband secure services to the forces
  • How to deploy these capabilities anywhere in the world

    17:50 Keeping MoDs On-the-Move through Innovation. Newtec Dialog: Efficiency On the Move

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Market Director Government & Defense SatCom, Newtec

    • On-the-move applications nowadays are confronted with increased demand for higher data throughputs to support bandwidth-consuming services such as ISR sensor relay, welfare, situational awareness, e-medicine, etc.
    • There are multiple challenges to run satellite links for naval, airborne and terrestrial applications due to the fact that they are on-the-move or on-the-pause and that they need to respect SWAP (size, weight & power) constraints due to the limited size of the platform itself
    • Innovative technologies on board the Newtec Dialog VSAT platform increase the operational efficiency for MODs and provide secure and resilient satellite links at maximum service availability for mission critical communications

    18:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:30 Networking Reception Sponsored by SES

    20:30 Evening Dinner (Invitation Only) Sponsored by Eutelsat

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research, LLC

    8:40 Developing Next Generation MILSATCOM Capabilities and the importance of early Allied involvement

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief of International MilSatCom, US Air Force

    • An update on the U.S. Protected Tactical projects
    • Discussion on why early allied collaboration is critical for both cost-efficiency and satisfying collective user requirements
    • The importance of allies in the acquisition process to ensure successful integration for all parties
    • Next steps for Allied engagements in U.S. Next Generation capabilities

    9:10 HTS Eyes in the Sky: From boots on the ground, to next gen ISR

    Nicole Robinson

    Nicole Robinson, Vice President, Government Market Solutions Centres, SES GLOBAL

    • Five years of rapid growth in UAV capabilities by governments worldwide
    • New platforms = increased sophistication in SATCOM connectivity and capability
    • Next generation solutions launched by SES for multi-orbit, multi-frequency across a suite of ISR assets

    9:40 Enhancing Future DoD Infrastructure Capabilities in the Space Domain

    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst, Chief Information Office, Department of Defense

    • Providing security, agility and cost-effectiveness to future US DoD infrastructure capabilities
    • Progress in the modernisation of the ground segment: The Enterprise Ground System (EGS)
    • The Wideband AoA and its outlook on the future of US satellite systems

    10:10 Operational Challenges and MilSatCom Choices

    Andy Rayner

    Andy Rayner, Director International, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space System Company

    • Understanding the Threats
    • Getting the Protection Right
    • Satisfying Evolving User Needs
    • AEHF and MUOS status updates

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Way Ahead for US SATCOM: The Wideband SATCOM Analysis of Alternatives (AoA)

    • An update on the Wideband Communications Analysis of Alternatives
    • Assessing future programmes and satellite capabilities with a focus on affordability
    • Benefits of integrating commercial and international partners
    • Implications and developments expected in 2018

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research, LLC

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief of International MilSatCom, US Air Force

    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst, Chief Information Office, Department of Defense

    Eron Miller

    Eron Miller, Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

    Michael Rupar

    Michael Rupar, Branch Head, Transmission Technology Branch, Code 5550, US Naval Research Lab

    11:50 Utilising COMSATCOM Capabilities for the Armed Forces and DISA’s Key Role

    Eron Miller

    Eron Miller, Chief, SATCOM Division, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

    • DISA: The commercial SatCom expert for the DoD
    • Opportunities to integrate COMSATCOM into military use
    • Small Sats
    • Hosted payloads
    • Looking forward: How to effectively fulfil next-generation strategic communication requirements through long term investments

    12:20 Advancements in “Airborne ISR SATCOM”

    Rick Lober

    Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems

    • Exploring rapid advances in satellite technology which are allowing for higher data rates
    • Providing better efficiency and smaller size
    • Assessing weight and power for the airborne ISR market in both fixed and rotary wing applications

    12:50 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Hughes

    14:00 The Importance of Airborne Connectivity and Enabling your Assets Today

    Hughes Boulnois

    Hughes Boulnois, Head of SpaceDataHighway, Airbus

    • Benefits of laser communications for aircraft and EO satellites
    • Focus for enhanced defence applications

    14:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    15:00 Effectively Utilising SATCOM in Arctic and Mountainous Regions

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Myers

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Myers, Deputy G-6, US Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa

    • Operating above the Arctic Circle
    • Limited Access to Wideband SATCOM
    • Highly Elliptical Orbit Options
    • Narrowband Capabilities and Returning to the Fundamentals

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 How the Changing Face of SatCom is Improving Life for the World’s Militaries

    Chris Tully

    Chris Tully, Vice President, Sales, Marketing, & Business Development, Intelsat General

    • GEO/LEO Interoperability- the story of the Intelsat/One Web merger and what it means to global satcom
    • Initial year-in review on the world’s first high-throughput satellite platform - Intelsat EpicNG
    • A new way to lease SatCom - IntelsatOne Flex managed services

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Protecting the Connected Warfighter

    Andy Lincoln

    Andy Lincoln, Chief Technical Officer, Tactical Network Solutions, ViaSat, Inc.

    • From RF, Cyber, and Insider Threats
    • With Affordable, Scalable Approaches
    • That Work over Multiple Transport Networks

    17:00 Enhancing the SATCOM Ground Segment for US Forces

    Michael Rupar

    Michael Rupar, Branch Head, Transmission Technology Branch, Code 5550, US Naval Research Lab

  • Introductions
  • Modifications & Updates
  • Non-interference
  • Smaller terminals
  • Phased Array Antennas
  • Many platforms & waveforms (e.g., ISR) cannot use the current MIL-STD-188-165
  • Lack of Net-Centric interface
  • Expansion for modern day interfaces
  • Current status of programmes
  • 17:30 Protected Resilient SATCOM

    Brian Rodriguez

    Brian Rodriguez, Director Business Development and Strategy, Protected Communication Systems, Integrated Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon

    • Evolving threat environment
    • Current state- space and terrestrial
    • Activities and potential approaches- space and terrestrial
    • Thoughts on future state- space and terrestrial

    18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    18:30 Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by Airbus

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Chairman to be Confirmed

    Chairman to be Confirmed, , Airbus

    8:40 OPENING ADDRESS: An Update on Canadian MilSatCom

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz

    Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Forces

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Direction of Future MilSatCom Programmes for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces

    Subject to Final Confirmation: Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi

    Subject to Final Confirmation: Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, Commander of Defence Communication Command, Republic Of Korea Military

  • Developing new MILSAT
  • Utilizing C, Ku-band and L-Band commercial satellite
  • Working with international partners to manage satellite network threats
  • 9:40 Power Amplifier Systems and Modules for SATCOM & Military Application

    Alex DelMistro

    Alex DelMistro, Business Development & Sales Manager, Unique Broadband Systems

    • GaN/GaAs/ LDMOS-based high power indoor and outdoor amplifier systems (SSPA/TWTA liquid or air cooled), phase combined to achieve power level up to 10 KW. All frequencies L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka and Q
    • High power “SSPA” solid-state PULSE amplifiers for RADAR Application. All frequencies L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka and Q
    • Power Amplifier build RF modules (PALLETS) from 10 to 250w. All frequencies L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka and Q. HMIC- Hybrid Microwave Integrated Circuit
    • Passive Components (coplers, combiner, high power connectors, flexible waveguide etc…

    10:10 Developing SATCOM Capabilities for an Integrated NZDF: Future 2035

    • 2016 White Paper and governments commitment to enhancing defence capabilities
    • Developing the ground and space segments
    • International partnerships moving forward

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh

    Lieutenant Colonel James Dryburgh, DDC4OPS CIS Branch, New Zealand Defence Force

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 A Roadmap for the Space Systems Strategic Programme (PESE)

    Colonel Jose Vagner Vital

    Colonel Jose Vagner Vital, Executive Vice President of Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Commission (CCISE), Department of Air & Space Technology- DCTA

    • History
    • Current scenario
    • What comes next


    11:40 Advances to Combat Complex MilSatCom Challenges

    Dr Tanvir Ahmad

    Dr Tanvir Ahmad, Space Systems, MilSatCom, Airbus

    • Challenges and drivers in MilSatCom systems
    • Overview of recent innovations
    • Future trends to combat complex military needs

    12:10 How the Defence Space Agency Effectively Utilises MilSatCom Capabilities and Space Assets to Support the Nigerian Armed Forces

    Commodore Christian Anuge

    Commodore Christian Anuge, Director ICT, Nigerian Defence Space Agency

    • Considering holistic SatCom solutions to combat consistent challenges the Nigerian Armed Forces face
    • Operational case studies of how MilSatCom contributes and optimises responses to peace and war time missions
    • Future goals to enhance space assets and capabilities

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:50 The Spanish Armed Forces and their MilSatCom SPAINSAT-NG (Next Generation) Capabilities

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

    • The road from present operational needs to the new SPAINSAT-NG capability requirements
    • The benefits of international partnerships and Spanish actions towards further collaboration
    • Spanish involvement in the EU GovSatCom initiative
    • The Spanish GOV Operator: A successful private-public partnership (PPP) model

    14:20 Update on Future NATO SATCOM Projects

    Bernd Kremer

    Bernd Kremer, Service Line Chief, Directorate Infrastrcture Services, NATO Communications and Information Agency

  • Ground segment
  • Space segment
  • Toward meeting NATO LoA
  • 14:50 Enhancing SATCOM Capabilities in the Czech Republic

    Lieutenant Colonel Martin Vlach

    Lieutenant Colonel Martin Vlach, Senior Staff Officer, Communication and Information Systems Agency, Army of the Czech Republic

  • Feedback since the implementation of full SATCOM service launched in 2017 and key lessons learned
  • Focus areas in 2017: Developing anchor station capabilities
  • G2G cooperation and CZ’s potential role
  • The benefits of collaboration to enhance cost-effectiveness and efficiency
  • Assessing the feasibility of TACSAT and SATCOM-on-the-move
  • Looking ahead: Future goals and timeframes
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 PANEL DEBATE: Ground Segment Innovations Ensuring Effective End-to-End Secured Satellite Communications

    With the importance of enabling secure mission critical connectivity anywhere and at any time growing for defence forces around the globe, the ground segment plays an ever more vital role. This panel will provide an opportunity for industry representatives from leading organisations in the Satellite Community to discuss the challenges facing the ground segment and the solutions that they can provide as the end-users demand for flexibility and increased bandwidth continues to grow.
    • R&D progress being made in the ground segment how this can benefit military users
    • Applications and implications for SatCom-On-The-Move
    • Ground systems for HTS satellites
    • Importance of interoperability and flexibility in ground terminals
    • An outline of key considerations and challenges
    • How industry looks to overcome these

    Peter de Selding

    Peter de Selding, Paris Bureau Chief, SpaceNews, Inc

    Panel Member To be Confirmed

    Panel Member To be Confirmed, , Airbus

    Rick Lober

    Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems

    Stuart Daughtridge

    Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President Advanced Technology, Kratos Technology and Training Solutions

    Panel Member to be Confirmed

    Panel Member to be Confirmed, , Lockheed Martin

    Brian Rodriguez

    Brian Rodriguez, Director Business Development and Strategy, Protected Communication Systems, Integrated Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon

    Gary Echo

    Gary Echo, Business Development Manager, ViaSat

    16:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Developing Japan’s Space Diplomacy and the Importance of Allied Collaboration

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui

    Colonel Shinichiro Tsui, Counsellor, National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office

    • Japan’s Space Policy and future goals
    • Feedback and benefits from the launch of the DSN-2 Military Communications Satellite
    • Enhancing space capabilities through international cooperation with allied partners

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three




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    Boeing’s global satellite business, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., is the company's center for government and commercial satellite systems. Boeing offers end-to-end intelligence services and large-scale systems integration; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; and navigation and communication systems.



    Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 39 satellites, the company provides global communications solutions for government, broadcast, broadband, telecoms and data markets. With extensive coverage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Eutelsat plays a vital role in interconnecting services between Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Our customer-focused approach with tailor-made solutions makes us the supplier of choice for government service providers, NGOs and disaster recovery/humanitarian communications providers. A leader in innovation, Eutelsat will revolutionise telecom markets with a new era of commercial satellite services for government, mobility and data markets. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat’s offices and teleports around the globe work closely with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.



    GOVSAT-1 is a multi-mission satellite that offers X-band and military Ka-band capacity over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a public private venture between the Government of Luxembourg and SES, it combines the benefits of a stable European Government and NATO member with the experience and competences of a leader in satellite operations.



    Hughes is America’s master builder-architect for defense and intelligence satellite communications, giving form to our clients’ net-centric visions. Our technological innovation, commercially-proven platforms and entrepreneurial culture help us open new areas of thought, research and development in satellite communications. Our customers count on Hughes to deliver the most advanced technologies and highest standard of communications solutions to support their global missions.

    Intelsat General


    Intelsat General (IGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network. IGC provides its government and commercial customers with high-quality, cost-effective, communications solutions via Intelsat’s leading satellite backbone and terrestrial infrastructure. Our customers rely on IGC to provide secure and seamless broadband connectivity, video communications, and mobility services for mission-critical operations anywhere on the globe through our open, inter-operable architecture.



    Kratos is a specialized technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions. Kratos' core capabilities are engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include C5ISR, satellite communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems.

    Lockheed Martin


    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.



    Newtec Cy n.v. (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Newtec offers state-of-the-art COTS technology and equipment such as the Newtec MDM9000 modem and the Newtec Dialog Multiservice VSAT platform for government, defense and humanitarian programs seeking efficient, flexible, resilient and successful operations.



    Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.



    Thales is a leading global supplier of secure end-to-end satellite communication solutions for land, air and naval forces, using civilian and military satellites. The company is prime contractor and responsible for implementation of France's Syracuse III ground segment and networks. The company is also in charge of convergence of the Astride/Syracuse theatre networks and is prime contractor for the Venus On the Move French VAB light armoured vehicles for the French armed forces. Since 2001, Thales Alenia Space has supplied 15 military or dual-use satellites to armed forces in France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East. Thales’s System 21 multi-waveform satcom transmission system offers anti-jam capability, complies with NATO standards and is deployed in France and other NATO member countries.

    Unique Broadband Systems


    Unique Broadband Systems (or UBS) is a Canadian multinational company that specializes in Military and Radar, SATCOM, Broadcast, Medical and Scientific , RF and Digital Telecommunication Technologies , design and manufacturing of complete digital transmission systems as well as individual components for digital audio and video broadcasting.

    ViaSat Inc.


    As a proven innovator, ViaSat provides defence forces with quality support and game-changing technologies: mobile and fixed broadband SATCOM, accredited high-speed encryption, cyber threat monitoring and management, low SWaP and multi-channel Link 16 terminals. ViaSat pushes the boundaries of being connected – and secure – even under the most challenging circumstances.


    Advantech Wireless


    Advantech Wireless is the leading wireless broadband telecommunications solution provider for Commercial, Critical Infrastructure & Government and Military clients. Our smarter solutions give our customers the freedom to reach further, to achieve reliable connectivity anywhere in the world, and accomplish critical missions of global significance. Smarter Solutions. Global Reach.

    Comtech Telecommunications Corp.


    Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The following divisions are exhibiting: Comtech EF Data (www.comtechefdata.com) and Comtech Xicom Technology (www.xicomtech.com).

    CUBIC|GATR Technologies


    CUBIC|GATR, manufactures highly-deployable satellite communication terminals that enable high-bandwidth satellite communications in remote areas. GATR terminals reduce logistical size up to 85% while delivering the same performance as rigid antennas, making it ideal for first-in deployments and remote applications. GATR is used by U.S. Military, Intelligence, & Homeland Security, at Ku-, C-, and WGS certified X- & Ka-band.



    Inster designs and manufactures reliable SATCOM equipment for military satellite communications where the mobility and portability are the key factors: • High efficiency Low profile SOTM and Manpack Terminals based in phase array technology. • Highly Portable Tactical Satcom Terminals with rapid and accurate auto-acquisition in backpack and single case configurations.



    SCISYS supplies IT systems, software solutions and engineering support services to Space and Defence sectors. Our offering includes software and systems integration; provision of satcom operators, as well as ground and space segment software spanning from early mission concepts to implementing automation for large satellite constellations, including security and encryption.

    The Aerospace Corporation


    The Aerospace Corporation provides engineering and acquisition management support as well as objective technical analyses and assessments to our customers. Aerospace’s involvement in space and space-based systems has been focused on reducing development risks and costs and enabling a high probability of mission success. We support long term planning and the immediate needs of space programmes from inception and definition through design, architecture and engineering to launch, deployment and data collection.



    XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

    Media Partners

    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems

    Official Publication

    IJIDSS proposes and fosters discussion on the development of novel computational intelligence techniques and their application to support systems used by defence personnel. The scope of application covers strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the entire defence sector, covering areas such as intelligence gathering and analysis, capability assessment, tactics modelling and evaluation and logistics management as well as military systems integration and both semi-autonomous and autonomous systems.

    International Journal of Mobile Communications

    Official Publication

    The world of mobile communications is not a trend, but a phenomenon. IJMC, a fully refereed journal, publishes articles that present current practice and theory of mobile communications, mobile technology, and mobile commerce applications.

    International Journal of Space Science and Engineering

    Official Publication

    IJSpaceSE publishes original and multidisciplinary research papers in all areas of space activities with special emphasis on space and planetary exploration, earth observation, mission analysis, spacecraft and payload design, navigation and control and related space technology. Subject areas include all the current fields of interest related to the above mentioned areas.

    International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management

    Official Publication

    IJSCPM aims to improve the state-of-the-art of worldwide research in the areas of satellite systems, networks, components, policy, management and services by publishing high-quality papers in this area, and by exposing readers to the various methodologies, tools, techniques, algorithms, results and applications involved.

    Media Partners

    Satellite Evolution Group


    The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.

    Defence and Security Alert


    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

    We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.



    Viasatellite.com, integrating SatelliteTODAY, delivers actionable news and in-depth analysis in all sectors of the market (broadcasting, enterprise, military, broadband, commercial and civil space) providing users with a complete picture of the satellite landscape on a daily basis.

    Asian Military Review


    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.



    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.

    Inderscience Publishers


    Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.

    Everything RF


    everything RF - www.everythingRF.com keeps you up to date with the RF & Microwave Industry. We publish industry news, white papers and technical articles. We have the largest RF & Microwave product database on the internet which consists of product catalogs from over 500 Manufacturers. Use parametric search tools to narrow down on products based on your requirement. Download datasheets, compare products and get quotations. Quotations are routed to the manufacturers (or their distributors) who get back to you with the details. Visit www.everythingRF.com to learn more.

    Naval Technology


    Naval-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on technology in the defence industry, covering projects, trends, products, services and more in the naval sector. With a team of journalists situated around the world, naval-technology.com, along with sister sites www.army-technology.com and www.airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important space. This is combined with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of naval equipment suppliers and their products, free white paper downloads and company press releases, making naval-technology.com the key point of reference for the naval sector.

    Global Military Communications


    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.

    Aerospace Technology


    Al Defaiya Magazine


    Launched in 1993 by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal, the Arab Business magazine, and the Monch Publishing Group, Al Defaiya’s uniqueness stems from several factors:

    • Second to none editorial offering the widest range of locally tailored surveys, backed by regular interviews with Arab Defense Ministers. • Close contact with local Offset companies, Regional Delegates, and Arab Military Attaches in Europe, USA, Russia, and CIS. • Unique source of market research, including the one and only ARABIC WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC. • Active participation in major Defense & Aerospace Exhibitions. • In June 2009, Al Defaiya launched a new on-line service, www.defaiya.com fully dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Aviation, and Security. • Al Defaiya magazine is available on ipad (since November 2012).

    European Sting


    The European Sting is the new online, Brussels based, European media that was born to bring a different critical and truly independent angle to European News and Affairs. The Sting is giving every day the fierce fight for a better and stronger European Union through constructive criticism and unique insights. We are treating daily in a unique way European Politics, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Business and ICT Agenda. We are committed to bridge the gap between Brussels and the EU member states by freely voicing the views of every European citizen. Tired of reading the basics? Visit http://www.europeansting.com and be part of the Hive that disrupts European Media.

    Asia Pacific Security Magazine


    The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is the sister publication to the Australian Security Magazine. It is published bi-monthly – on the alternate month to the Australian Security Magazine – and its content complements the Australian Security Magazine with a strong focus on events. It is available online to read by all and upon every issue release a direct link is sent to a database of subscribers who are industry decision makers.

    RF Globalnet


    The Pulse Of RF & Microwave Engineering, serving the needs of engineering professionals since 1996. We provide RF/microwave engineers with the tools they need to do their jobs, offering a vast technical library, a new products directory, the latest industry news, downloadable software, technology-specific Resource Centers, and more.



    Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
    • Be informed on the latest market developments; www.asd-network.com
    • Find the latest business news; www.asd-network.com
    • Find the upcoming events; www.asd-network.com
    • Find companies and organizations; www.asdsource.com
    • Distribute news globally. www.asdwire.com
    The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

    For more detailed information please contact with: ASD MEDIA

    Australian Security Magazine


    The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. It is published bi-monthly and is distributed free of charge to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and also sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all security professionals.

    Homeland Security


    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/epaper-gs.html

    Teletimes International


    Teletimes International, a premier business publication focused towards the Telecom, Satellite and ICT sectors of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, proactively leverages knowledge and insights from executives and decision makers. In its 11th year of publication, Teletimes is media partner to almost all major events and conferences in these regions. Envisioning a scholarly publication, Teletimes actively participates in high profile industry events, seminars, conferences and exhibitions to provide the latest research, analyses and developments to its readers. Teletimes has achieved a qualitative edge by capitalizing on the age-old need for information. Visit www.teletimesinternational.com for Online Edition and more information.

    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)


    Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC) is a Washington, DC-based international market research and strategic consulting firm serving the homeland security community. HSRC provides premium market, technology and industry expertise that enables our global clients to gain critical insight into the business opportunities that exist within the Homeland Security & Homeland Defense market. Government clients include the US, UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Singapore. US Congress, DHS, US Army, US Navy, DOD, DOT, GAO, NATO, and the EU are among others. HSRC serves over 600 private sector clients, including all major defense contractors and many Fortune 500 companies.



    GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Subscribe to GeoConnexion magazines and sign up for free GeoConnexion Newsletters: visit GeoConnexion.com Tel: +44 1223 279151; Email: info@geoconnexion.com

    Czech Space Alliance


    Czech Space Alliance is an association of 15 Czech aerospace SMEs who combine their strength in international marketing, bidding and lobbying for industry interest. Czech Republic became full ESA member in November 2008 and the alliance members won the lion’s share of the 1st ESA tender for the CR, covering space h/w, navigation s/w, optics, EO s/w and others. The Alliance is a founding member of the pan-european space assoociation SME4space.

    Space Agenda


    SpaceAgenda designed to allow you to reach Space events gathered from all around the world. Now, conferences, workshops, congress,symposiums, training courses, seminars, meetings and outreach events are just one click away.

    You may search events according to date, country, type of event or simply by typing your interest keywords. "SpaceAgenda" is an interactive platform which provides organizers to submit their events.

    You can easily get informed about updates via your Twitter, Linkedin,Facebook accounts or via RSS Feeds. www.spaceagenda.com

    International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications


    A fundamental, omnipresent feature of the global information age is that cyber-capabilities, e.g. computing, communication and control, are inherently embedded in numerous physical/engineered systems from the nano-world to large-scale systems-of-systems. Many scientific/technological challenges require intensive multidisciplinary studies, calling for new formulations, techniques and innovative solutions from a spectrum of communities in systems engineering/control/communications. IJSCC offers a vibrant discussion forum in this interdisciplinary area, especially communication systems augmented by control techniques and control systems whose components are interconnected via communication networks.

    Army Technology


    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.

    Microwave Journal


    Microwave Journal has served the RF/microwave industry for nearly 60 years with practical design information for engineers working in military, satellite and commercial applications. Sign up today for your FREE subscription to the monthly print/digital edition and we’ll start you with our annual “Satellite and Radio Communications” February issue. If Signal Integrity/Power Integrity/EMC is your thing, check out our new resource at www.signalintegrityjournal.com and register for all-access content and our newly launched newsletter. FREE subscription on www.mwjournal.com/subscribe

    Armada International


    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

    Soldier Modernisation


    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.

    Satnews Publishers


    Satnews Publishers is a leader in the delivery of timely and accurate news and data for the commercial and military satellite industries. Satnews publications include Satnews Daily, Weekly, Mobile, SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine. Our data products include the International Satellite Directory and SatFinder, both industry standard tools. Visit: www.satnews.com.

    Global Defence Technology


    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.

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    Defence Suppliers


    Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.

    Int J of Aerospace Systems Science & Engineering


    IJASSE provides an international, peer-reviewed forum which focuses on system-level research and development regarding astronautics and aeronautics. The journal emphasises the unique role and increasing importance of informatics on aerospace. It fills a gap in current publishing coverage between outer space vehicles and atmospheric vehicles by highlighting interdisciplinary techniques, presenting systematic mechanisms and assembly integration and verification (AIV) techniques from a bionic point of view.

    Official Associations

    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

    Official Associations

    GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.

    Northern Sky Research

    Official Associations

    Northern Sky Research (NSR) is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in telecommunications technology and applications. NSR primary areas of expertise include satellite and wireless networks, emerging technology, and media applications. Our services and clients cover the entire globe. With extensive expertise in all geographic regions and a number of telecommunications sectors, NSR is a leading provider of in-depth market insight and analyses. Since each NSR product is based on future perspectives, our analyses allow our clients to stay a step ahead of the competition and plan for future opportunities in all markets.

    World Teleport Association

    Official Associations

    Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry.


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    London's most stunning 4-star deluxe, new build, hotel to open for many years! The impressive Riverbank Park Plaza is situated on the south side of the River Thames, opposite the Tate Britain art gallery, and occupies stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. The hotel boasts 394 deluxe guestrooms including superior and executive rooms and suites, as well as a brasserie restaurant and bar, on-site business centre and executive lounge. Riverbank Park Plaza offers some of the most spectacular conference and events facilities in the city! Each room is fully air-conditioned and features state-of-the-art technical and audiovisual facilities including wireless high speed Internet access. As well as being able to accommodate 660 guests for a reception, Riverbank Park Plaza also offers the Thames Room, which having floor-to-ceiling windows, boasts breathtaking views of the river Thames and creates the ideal venue for special events.



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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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