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Global MilSatCom 2014 is the leading military satellite communications conference and exhibition in Europe.

SMi Group's 16th Annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will take place on the 4th - 6th November 2014 in London and will bring together over 400 of the industry’s key senior military representatives who use MilSatCom in their operations alongside the world’s leading SatCom solutions providers and operators.


Global MilSatCom 2014 will give end-users the opportunity to hear about the newest technologies to help them develop more secure satellite communications with services that are cost-effective and efficient, giving them an advantage over their opposition. Solution providers will be able to network with the decision-makers in the Armed Forces on SatCom equipment and therefore will have the opportunity to make new contacts and get ahead in the marketplace.

The focus for Global MilSatCom 2014 will be looking at current operational challenges faced by MilSatCom end-users such as difficulty of establishing SatCom capability when troops have just been deployed, managing MilSatCom on difficult terrain and the issue of securing cost-efficient MilSatCom. The conference will be focusing on how to overcome these challenges, be more cost-efficient through international cooperation with both military and civil projects.


 

 

 

 

 

Key features of Global MilSatCom 2014:

  • Presentations from the Industry-Leaders in MilSatCom: France, Italy, Canada and US
  • Over 30 Key Presentations discussing the latest topics within the SatCom community
  • More operationally-focused presentations from New Zealand Defence Forces and a Former DISA Engineer
  • Over 100 senior military representatives from across the world
  • Region-focused conference agenda for more specialised content: Day 1 will focus on EU, Day 2 the Americas including Latin America and Day 3 will feature stand-alone presentations and discussions from the three main regions Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
  • Unbeatable networking opportunities: Meet with over 400 of the industry’s most senior military figures and the leading SatCom providers all in one place
  • Large exhibition space full of the leading operators and SatCom solutions providers showcasing the latest technologies

 

New For 2014

New Nations to speak: Turkey, India, Argentina and Ghana

Two NEW workshops from two NEW workshop leaders:

Role of Satellite in Operational Situational Awareness - Latest Technological Trends Hosted by Satellite Applications Catapult

Satellite Interference - Technology and Tools Hosted by Satellite Interference Reduction Group

 

Key benefits of attending

  • Hear our keynote speakers representing new countries: India and Turkey
  • Hear from French and  Italian Armed Forces on the recent international cooperation success story: Athena & Fidus Sicral 2
  • Gain an insight into SatCom from the Naval industry - communications on ships operating in the arctic region and US Naval SatCom use
  • Learn from operational case-studies on recent operations and the MilSatCom infrastructure
  • Hear from the Turkish Armed Forces about their current operations 
  • Look into the future of US national space architecture through the US DoD’s presentation
  • Hear a MilSatCom view from Africa - including new speaker for this year Ghana Armed Forces

 

Global MilSatCom 2013 attendees said of the event:

" I am always pleased to participate in this annual event. The SMi Group does a superb job in arranging the right speakers, sponsors and activities....so my hat is off to your outstanding coordination efforts"

Harold Haney, USSTRATCOM

“As a newcomer to Global MILSATCOM, I can tell you that I absolutely got a lot out of the event and I hope to get to future meetings. It was an excellent event and the SMi team did a fantastic job”

Deanna Ryals, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air force

 
 

 
 

Actia Sodielec ; Advantech AMT; Advantech Wireless; Aerospace Corporation; Agencia Espacial Mexicana; AGI; Air Command Control; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Defense and Space; ANSYS, Inc.; Arianespace; ARINC; Army HQ; Astrium; Astrium SAS; Astrium Services; Astrium Services – Government Communications; Astrium Services Government, Inc; Australian Defence Staff, London ; Avanti Communications Group plc; Aviation Week; Battlespace; Belgian Defense; Boeing; Boeing Company ; Brazilian Air Force; British Army; British Embassy; Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Services Centre; Canadian Department of Defence; Centre National de Gestion des Frequences; Chemring Technology Solutions ; Cobham Antenna Systems; Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas; Cobham Technical Services; Comtech EF Data; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe ; CPI Satcom Division ; CST AG; Cst U K Ltd; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation; Defence; Defence Research & Analysis; Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA); Des Networks ; DGA France; DSTL; Eclipse; Embassy of the Russian Federation; Embassy of Ukraine; ETL Systems; ETM Electromatic ; European Defence Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corp.; Eutelsat Inc; GATR Technologies; General Dynamics ; German Armed Forces Support Command; German Centre for Satellite-Communications ; GigaSat; Gilat Satellite Networks; Global VSAT Forum; Globecomm; Governments and Institutions, SES; Harris CapRock; HQ SACT - NATO; Hughes; Hughes Network Systems; I Direct; Ibetor; Ibetor - Everis Aerospacial y Defensa; iDirect; iDirect Europe ; iDIRECT UK LIMITED; Inmarsat; Integral Systems Europe; Intelsat General; Intelsat General Corp.; ISS - Network Technical Authority; ITA-AF; Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation Jamms; Joint Forces Command; KACST; Klas Telecom; Klas Telecom Inc; L - 3 Global Communications Solutions; L-3 Narda Microwave-West; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co; M O D ; MCC Corporation; MDA Satellite; Metracom; MEXICAN SPACE AGENCY; MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence, Brazil; Ministry of Defence, France; Ministry of Defence, Information Systems and Services; Ministry of Defence, ISS Programmes; Ministry of Defence, Italy; Ministry of Defence, UK; Ministry of Defence, Ukraine; Ministry of Defence,UK; MoD; MOD Corsham; MOD DES ISS Programmes; MOD/DE&S/ISS; NATO HQ ; NATO NADREP- EDA Central PoC; NATO SPECIAL OPERATIONS HQ; Navtelsat; Navy Command HQ; ND SatCom; ND SatCom GmbH; New Zealand Defence Force; New Zealand MoD; NewSat; NewSat Ltd; Newtec; Nigerian Air Force; Norsat International; Northern Sky Research; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Nova Systems; NovelSat; NSSL Global Ltd; O H B - System A G; O3b Networks; Paradigm ; Paradigm Communication Systems Ltd; Philippine Navy; Progressive Digital Media; Qatar Armed Forces ; Qatari Armed Forces; RAF UK; Raytheon; Raytheon (UK); Reder Engineering; REDU SPACE SERVICES SA; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Sweden; Royal Air Force; Royal Australian Navy (R A N); RT Logic; RUSI; SAAB AB; SafeComSat; Sangcom; Santander Teleport; SATIS; SES ; SES Government Solutions ; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; Skyware Global; Space News; Spectra Group; Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd.; Suparco; SurCom International; Telecom Italia; Telenor; Telenor Satellite Broadcasting; Telespazio; Thales; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Communications & Security; The Aerospace Corporation; The Avascent Group; The Shephard Group; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; Turkish Navy; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UltiSat; Ultra Electronics - GigaSat; Ultra Electronics Ltd; US Air Force; US ARMY / Systek; US Embassy; USSTRATCOM; Vertex Estonia ; ViaSat; ViaSat UK Ltd; ViaSat, Inc.; Vislink International; Work Microwave GmbH; XTAR ;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:40 SMi Welcoming Address

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President, Governments and Institutions, SES

8:50 French MOD SatCom Roadmap

Colonel Christophe Debaert

Colonel Christophe Debaert, Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France

• Technical issues and solutions
• Overview of French MOD satcom approach-ground network
transformation
• Athena- mastering international cooperation
• Future challenges facing the French MoD MilSatCom programme

9:20 What a global satellite operator can contribute to the European Ambition

Matthew Child

Matthew Child, Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat

  • Satellite’s key role in providing global defence, security, emergency response or diplomatic communications
  • Enabling cost-effective and secure high throughput global services over Europe
  • Providing more choice and flexibility through integrated solutions
  • 9:50 Italian Defence SATCOM – Short term Achievements and Future Initiatives

    • Current status of MilSatCom in Italy
    • Athena Fidus & Sicral 2- An example of successful teamwork
    • Providing Services to NATO
    • The future: PPP’s and International Cooperation Opportunities

    Captain Cataldo Lombardi

    Captain Cataldo Lombardi, Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems, Director,Teledife Segredifesa, Italian Ministry of Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel Raffaele Iovino

    Lieutenant Colonel Raffaele Iovino, Lieutenant Colonel, Ministero Della Difesa

    10:20 Secure & Efficient Satellite Communications

    Simon Hoey

    Simon Hoey, Sales Director- Europe and NATO, Harris CapRock

    • Leveraging international capabilities to provide high quality, local
    services
    • Optimising network architecture for tailored solutions

    10:50 Morning Coffee Sponsored by Gilat Satellite Networks

    11:20 Dutch Military Satellite Update

    Captain Ulrich Berrevoets

    Captain Ulrich Berrevoets, Program Manager NL Military Satellite Communication, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

    12:00 Achieving assured Global satcom services

    Colin Paynter

    Colin Paynter, Managing Director, Airbus Defence & Space

  • Value of information for command control and situational awareness
  • Catering for evolving and dynamic operational requirements
  • Importance of operator heritage and support
  • 12:20 Space Communications Concept for the last mile operations

    Patrick Heuline

    Patrick Heuline , Satcom & Tactical Networks Head of Marketing, Thales Communications

    Vydian Pau

    Vydian Pau, Systems Engineering, Thales Communications

    12:50 SatCom assurance: Disruptive innovation for disruptive problems

    Stuart Daughtridge

    Stuart Daughtridge, Vice President of Advance Technology, Kratos Technology and Training Solutions

  • As the demand for satellite capacity continues to grow so does the importance of protecting this precious resource from the disruptive effects of accidental and hostile interference
  • We present the state-of-the-art ‘tool-box’ of current ground-based solutions aimed at addressing this issue and maintaining SATCOM link quality
  • Also provided is a  ‘look forward’ at what can be expected from the innovators in industry in terms of novel technologies designed to tackle these issues from a new perspective
     
  • 13:10 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Thales

    14:50 Future MilSatCom: Finding the Nexus of Affordability, Capability, & Resilience

    Justin Keller

    Justin Keller, Director, Advanced Programs, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

    15:20 Bringing Connectivity Where It’s Needed Most in an Agile Operational Environment

    Eric Watko

    Eric Watko, Vice President, Telecom and Space Systems, iDirect

    Exploring how Militaries can achieve:
    • Maximum flexibility in BLOS deployments when it comes to ground
    infrastructure requirements
    • More flexible capacity allocation rather than dedicated capacity
    • Greater portability resulting from reduction in SWaP

    15:50 Leveraging High Throughput Satellites to increase force capability with reduced Operational Cost

    Andy Start

    Andy Start, President, Global Government, Inmarsat

    • Global High Throughput Mobile Satellite Services are now a reality delivering global coverage, high capacity links and outstanding value for money
    • Presenting results from recent trials and operational deployments to illustrate how this emerging capability can concurrently increase force capability and reduce operational cost

    16:20 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Gilat Satellite Networks

    16:50 Tactical Satcom - Field Considerations and Implementation Examples

     Brigadier General (Res) Moshe (Chico) Tamir

    Brigadier General (Res) Moshe (Chico) Tamir, Corporate VP & President of Defense & HLS Division, Gilat Satellite Networks

    • SoTM -land and maritime, trade off and technical considerations
    • Man pack vs man portable
    • The UAV challenge
    • Field examples

    17:20 Military SATCOM Payload on a Civilian R&D-Satellite - DEU Experiences

    Colonel Volker Quante

    Colonel Volker Quante, Branch Chief 16.3 SATCOM, The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)

    • Sharing a common satellite bus instead of procuring yet another satellite
    • Challenges of inter-ministerial co-operation between the departments of Defence and Economic Affairs and Energy
    • Different budgeting procedures, different interfaces between government and industry , different procurement and project management processes

    17:50 Broadband communications to ships operating in the arctic region

    Peter Malmberg

    Peter Malmberg, Senior Engineer Satellite Systems, Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), Danish Defence

    • Operational need, reason for establishing this service
    • Alternative possibilities for implementing the service
    • Technical challenges and selected solution
    • Experiences after a few years of service

    18:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and end of Conference Day 1

    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan, Vice-President, Governments and Institutions, SES

    18:30 Drinks Reception Hosted by SES

    20:30 Dinner sponsored by Eutelsat

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:40 SMi Welcoming Address

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research

    8:50 Next Generation MILSATCOM: from a U.S. Department of Defense Perspective

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Directorate, U.S. Air Force

    • U.S. Air Force current and future MILSATCOM architectures
    • Current studies, efforts, and results that relate to next generation MILSATCOM concepts
    • Acquisition and technical challenges faced under the current governing policies
    • Open dialogue with the international community about collaborative opportunities in the next generation MilSatCom arena

    9:20 Leveraging commercial SATCOM experience with the U.S. Government in Satisfying Global Government Requirements and Growing Demand

     Brigadier General Tip Osterthaler

    Brigadier General Tip Osterthaler, President & CEO, SES Government Solutions

  • USG fiscal environment has enabled a series of innovative discussions on new ways of acquiring SATCOM capability
  • Applications driving global government demand boast strong similarities to that of the US military (mobility, ISR, etc.)
  • Budgetary constraints and innovations in procurement models are leading a trend towards global government collaboration to gain access to SATCOM capability
  • 9:50 Emerging Commercial SATCOM Capabilities for Future National Security Needs

    Rory Welch

    Rory Welch, Director of Business Development, Intelsat General

    ·         SATCOM is a critical enabler for national security missions

    ·         Commercial SATCOM is essential to satisfy current and future national security requirements

    o   Explosive growth in global commercial SATCOM capacity and new technological capabilities … improved efficiency & flexibility

    o   Emerging commercial high-throughput satellites (HTS) are matching or outpacing capabilities of military systems,  enhanced performance & resiliency

     

     

     

    10:20 Breaking Bad: SatCom Issues and Challenges on the Ground

    Wehart Hosea

    Wehart Hosea, Chief Engineering Branch (Retd), DISA CENTCOM FORWARD

    • Operation Enduring Freedom, Winter 2001, Karshi-Kanabad AB (K2), Uzbekistan
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003, Mannheim, Germany
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
    • Southwest Asia (SWA) Theater Network Operations Center (TNOC), 2010, Bahrain

    10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Providing commercial agility in mission critical environments

    Nancy Ho

    Nancy Ho, Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space

  • Understanding the value of control from a customer perspective
  • Tailoring the solution mix to meet core and non-core needs
  • Partnering for the future, not just for today
  • 11:50 Emerging Trends in MilSatCom

    Michael Rupar

    Michael Rupar, Head, Satellite and Wireless Networking Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

    • Mil-Std 188-164B for SATCOM
    • Commercial-Military Hybrids
    • SatCom on the move
    • Enabling Technologies

    12:20 The Complexity of Government and Defense Operations Urges for Multi-Service MilSatCom Networks

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Market Director Government & Defense, Newtec

    • Multi-Service networks tackle various traffic types, services, applications and satellite return technologies on one platform
    • Multiservice networks need to contribute to the efficiency of Milsatcom operations
    • Milsatcom Operations are not static, the locations of theater change and more on-the-move applications need to be supported
    • The MF-TDMA and SCPC choice as return technology is no longer an issue: get the more efficient Newtec Mx-DMA

    12:50 Canadian Armed Forces Satellite Communications: Current and Future Initiatives

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of Defence

    • Today: Protected Military Satellite Communications
    • Mercury Global
    • Medium Earth Orbit Search & Rescue
    • Tomorrow: Tactical Narrowband Satellite Communications

    13:20 Networking Lunch sponsored by Hughes

    14:20 Protected Milsatcom for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Threats

    Tim Frei

    Tim Frei, Vice President, Communication Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

    • Growing threats – the need for more than just commercia SatCom
    • New, more affordable protected satcom systems for international users
    • The benefits of Interoperability and international cooperation in protected SatCom

    14:50 Space Technology Activities at Aeronautics Institute of Technology

    Colonel Pierre Mattei

    Colonel Pierre Mattei, Colonel, ITA, Brazilian Armed Forces

  • Short history as an introduction to ITA
  • ITA as center of excellence in Space Education for Brazilian MoD
  • Current didactic activities and research
  • Near future activities
  • 15:20 Preparing for Transformation in MilSatCom

    Andy Lincoln

    Andy Lincoln, Chief Technical Officer, Tactical SatCom Networks, ViaSat, Inc.

    • Accessing global coverage and high capacity
    • Building on what we have to what we need
    • Trends in protected satcom over transponder satellites

    15:50 Smarter Solutions For An Unknown Future

    Mark Lambert

    Mark Lambert, VP Sales & Marketing EMEA, Advantech Wireless Inc.

  • In a world of Defence cuts, what innovations can be fast-tracked from the commercial environment?
  • Reducing size and weight of the tactical SatComs terminal
  • How can we deal with the unpredictability of future MilSatComs requirements?
  • 16:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:40 Affordable Protected and Resilient SatCom to Meet Global Challenges

    Brian Rodriguez

    Brian Rodriguez, Director, International Programs, The Raytheon Company

  • Global Challenges in today's environment
  • Protected SatCom history and future direction
  • Affordability and resiliency tailored to mission needs
  • Global Solutions in today's environment
  • 17:10 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications for Government and Military Applications

    D D'Ambrosio

    D D'Ambrosio, EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks

  • O3b Networks provides global HTS communications services over a constellation of medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites
  • Unique capabilities include: up to 1.6 Gbps throughput, round trip latency of 150msec or less, and steerable beams that provide services where you need it/when you need it
  • Secure gateways strategically located for readily available access to fiber connectivity
  • Supported applications include: In-theater, deployable 3G/4G LTE backhaul; Secure global cloud (Big Data) services; latency sensitive ERP applications, and high throughput maritime communications  (>400Mbps)
  • 17:40 Global MilSatCom

    Daniel Losada

    Daniel Losada, Senior Director- Defense Systems, Hughes Network Systems

    18:10 Communications systems in Earth Observations Satellites (EOS)

    Maximiliano Erazu

    Maximiliano Erazu, Satellite Communications, CONAE

    • Earth Observations Satellites: Communications systems in scientific space missions
    • S - Band communications systems: Telemetry command and Ranging systems used in LEO Satellites:Ground and onboard systems
    • X-Band communications systems: High Data rate systems, modulation types, Ground and onboard systems
    • System communication channels for next generation of EOS: Challenges and opportunities

    18:40 Chairman's closing remarks and end of Conference Day 2

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research

    19:00 Departure for The Bateaux Reception sponsored by Airbus Defence & Space, Embankment Pier

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:25 SMi Welcoming Address

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Patrick H. Rayermann

    Patrick H. Rayermann, Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space

    8:40 Indian Keynote session: Acquisition Plans and Procurement Procedures in India

    Lieutenant General Rtd Anil Chait PVSM AVSM VSM ADC

    Lieutenant General Rtd Anil Chait PVSM AVSM VSM ADC, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee CISC, Ministry of Defence India

  • Capability building and its challenges.
  • Self-reliance and indigenization.
  • Procurement procedures
  • Incentivisation and promotion – Defence Industry
  • 9:10 Operating in a Bandwidth Constrained Satellite Environment

    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee, C4 EW Requirements Maritime, New Zealand Defence Force

  • Know what you need to communicate
  • Reducing overhead
  • Providing Reliability and Availability to the user
  • A Strategy to remain connected

     

  • 9:40 Enabling Higher Throughput On-The-Move Services for Growing Global ISR Demands

    Nigel Chandler

    Nigel Chandler, Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space

  • Optimising performance in support of military operations
  • Providing more choice and flexibility through integrated solutions
  • Accommodating future needs
  • 10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Way Ahead for Philippine Navy SatCom

    Colonel Eric E Nicanor

    Colonel Eric E Nicanor, Commander, Philippine Navy

    11:10 Australian Defence Force Update

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commodore David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Royal Australian Navy (R A N)

  • Strategic Drivers - The Australian Context
  • Current and Approved Future Capabilities
  • What next?
  • 11:40 Providing Global Accessibility to Affordable MILSATCOM

    Dan  Hart

    Dan Hart, VP, Government Space Systems, Boeing Defence & Space Group

  • Overview of Nigerian Land and Sea Based Economic Interest
  • Nigerian SPACE Roadmap and SATCOM Infrastructure
  • Nigerian Air Force MilSatCom Efforts and Projections
  • Intended SatCom Projects
  • 12:10 Panel Discussion: Acquistion Plans and Procurement Procedures in Asia-Pacific

    Patrick H. Rayermann

    Patrick H. Rayermann, Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space

    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee, C4 EW Requirements Maritime, New Zealand Defence Force

    Colonel Eric E Nicanor

    Colonel Eric E Nicanor, Commander, Philippine Navy

    Dan  Hart

    Dan Hart, VP, Government Space Systems, Boeing Defence & Space Group

    12:40 YahService - The Evolution of Satellite Communication Services

    Hisham Fadel

    Hisham Fadel, Director of Business Development, Yahsat

    • The development of the Ground Terminals and how Yahsat predict the future of satellite services industry

    13:10 Networking Lunch

    14:10 Breakthrough MilSatCom Solutions

    Catherine Dargeou

    Catherine Dargeou , Business Development - Commercial & Military Markets , Thales Alenia Space

  • Advanced MilSatCom Architecture focusing on scalability and flexibility
  • Addressing evolutions and challenges of a SatCom mission over the lifetime of a new generation satellite
  • 14:40 MilSatCom in the Ghana Armed Forces: The Strategic Roadmap

    Colonel Atogeba Alobawone

    Colonel Atogeba Alobawone, Director Communication, Ghana Armed Forces

  • A case for MilSatCom in the Ghana Armed Forces.
  • Operational deployment and Challenges in the procurement of SatCom assets
  • The strategic roadmap
  • 15:10 Tanzania People’s Defence Forces Update

    Colonel AS Kattala

    Colonel AS Kattala, Colonel, Tanzania People's Defence Forces

    • Current usage of MilSatCom in operations
    • Overcoming MilSatCom difficulties in the terrain
    • Future plans for SatCom in Tanzania

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 Turkish Military Satellite Communication-Today & Future

  • Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) MilSatCom Capabilities
  • Research & development projects
  • Dr. Lieutenant Colonel Cihan Ercan

    Dr. Lieutenant Colonel Cihan Ercan, TAF Satellite Communications Project Officer, Turkish Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Cem Sinan Barim

    Lieutenant Colonel Cem Sinan Barim, Chief of Satcom Management Centre, Turkish Armed Forces

    16:40 MilSatCom Roadmap for Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN)

    Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

    Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin, Director, Directorate of Space Technology, Nigerian Armed Forces

    17:10 Panel Discussion: Middle East & African SatCom Challenges

    Colonel Atogeba Alobawone

    Colonel Atogeba Alobawone, Director Communication, Ghana Armed Forces

    Colonel AS Kattala

    Colonel AS Kattala, Colonel, Tanzania People's Defence Forces

    Patrick H. Rayermann

    Patrick H. Rayermann, Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space

    Hisham Fadel

    Hisham Fadel, Director of Business Development, Yahsat

    17:30 Open for business: How UK Government Policy is Supporting UK Industry

    Peter Lindsay

    Peter Lindsay, Head of Security & Regulation , UK Space Agency, UK Space Agency

    18:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Patrick H. Rayermann

    Patrick H. Rayermann, Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Cataldo Lombardi

    Captain Cataldo Lombardi

    Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems, Director,Teledife Segredifesa, Italian Ministry of Defence
    Colonel AS Kattala

    Colonel AS Kattala

    Colonel, Tanzania People's Defence Forces
    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France
    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Directorate, U.S. Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Cem Sinan Barim

    Lieutenant Colonel Cem Sinan Barim

    Chief of Satcom Management Centre, Turkish Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    C4 EW Requirements Maritime, New Zealand Defence Force
    Lieutenant General Rtd Anil Chait PVSM AVSM VSM ADC

    Lieutenant General Rtd Anil Chait PVSM AVSM VSM ADC

    Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee CISC, Ministry of Defence India
    Maximiliano Erazu

    Maximiliano Erazu

    Satellite Communications, CONAE

    Brigadier General (Res) Moshe (Chico) Tamir

    Corporate VP & President of Defense & HLS Division, Gilat Satellite Networks
     Brigadier General (Res) Moshe (Chico) Tamir

    Brigadier General Tip Osterthaler

    President & CEO, SES Government Solutions
     Brigadier General Tip Osterthaler

    Andy Lincoln

    Chief Technical Officer, Tactical SatCom Networks, ViaSat, Inc.
    Andy Lincoln

    Andy Start

    President, Global Government, Inmarsat
    Andy Start

    Brian Rodriguez

    Director, International Programs, The Raytheon Company
    Brian Rodriguez

    Captain Cataldo Lombardi

    Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems, Director,Teledife Segredifesa, Italian Ministry of Defence
    Captain Cataldo Lombardi

    Captain Ulrich Berrevoets

    Program Manager NL Military Satellite Communication, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
    Captain Ulrich Berrevoets

    Catherine Dargeou

    Business Development - Commercial & Military Markets , Thales Alenia Space
    Catherine Dargeou

    Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research
    Christopher Baugh

    Colin Paynter

    Managing Director, Airbus Defence & Space
    Colin Paynter

    Colonel AS Kattala

    Colonel, Tanzania People's Defence Forces
    Colonel AS Kattala

    Colonel Atogeba Alobawone

    Director Communication, Ghana Armed Forces
    Colonel Atogeba Alobawone

    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France
    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Colonel Eric E Nicanor

    Commander, Philippine Navy
    Colonel Eric E Nicanor

    Colonel Pierre Mattei

    Colonel, ITA, Brazilian Armed Forces
    Colonel Pierre Mattei

    Colonel Volker Quante

    Branch Chief 16.3 SATCOM, The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)
    Colonel Volker Quante

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Royal Australian Navy (R A N)
    Commodore David Greaves

    D D'Ambrosio

    EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks
    D D'Ambrosio

    Dan Hart

    VP, Government Space Systems, Boeing Defence & Space Group
    Dan  Hart

    Daniel Losada

    Senior Director- Defense Systems, Hughes Network Systems
    Daniel Losada

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Directorate, U.S. Air Force
    Deanna Ryals

    Dr. Lieutenant Colonel Cihan Ercan

    TAF Satellite Communications Project Officer, Turkish Armed Forces
    Dr. Lieutenant Colonel Cihan Ercan

    Eric Watko

    Vice President, Telecom and Space Systems, iDirect
    Eric Watko

    Gerard Donelan

    Vice-President, Governments and Institutions, SES
    Gerard Donelan

    Hisham Fadel

    Director of Business Development, Yahsat
    Hisham Fadel

    Justin Keller

    Director, Advanced Programs, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    Justin Keller

    Koen Willems

    Market Director Government & Defense, Newtec
    Koen Willems

    Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

    Director, Directorate of Space Technology, Nigerian Armed Forces
    Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Cem Sinan Barim

    Chief of Satcom Management Centre, Turkish Armed Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Cem Sinan Barim

    Lieutenant Colonel Raffaele Iovino

    Lieutenant Colonel, Ministero Della Difesa
    Lieutenant Colonel Raffaele Iovino

    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    C4 EW Requirements Maritime, New Zealand Defence Force
    Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee

    Lieutenant General Rtd Anil Chait PVSM AVSM VSM ADC

    Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee CISC, Ministry of Defence India
    Lieutenant General Rtd Anil Chait PVSM AVSM VSM ADC

    Mark Lambert

    VP Sales & Marketing EMEA, Advantech Wireless Inc.
    Mark Lambert

    Matthew Child

    Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat
    Matthew Child

    Maximiliano Erazu

    Satellite Communications, CONAE
    Maximiliano Erazu

    Michael Rupar

    Head, Satellite and Wireless Networking Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
    Michael Rupar

    Nancy Ho

    Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space
    Nancy Ho

    Nigel Chandler

    Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space
    Nigel Chandler

    Patrick H. Rayermann

    Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space
    Patrick H. Rayermann

    Patrick Heuline

    Satcom & Tactical Networks Head of Marketing, Thales Communications
    Patrick Heuline

    Peter Lindsay

    Head of Security & Regulation , UK Space Agency, UK Space Agency
    Peter Lindsay

    Peter Malmberg

    Senior Engineer Satellite Systems, Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), Danish Defence
    Peter Malmberg

    Rory Welch

    Director of Business Development, Intelsat General
    Rory Welch

    Simon Hoey

    Sales Director- Europe and NATO, Harris CapRock
    Simon Hoey

    Stuart Daughtridge

    Vice President of Advance Technology, Kratos Technology and Training Solutions
    Stuart Daughtridge

    Tim Frei

    Vice President, Communication Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
    Tim Frei

    Vydian Pau

    Systems Engineering, Thales Communications
    Vydian Pau

    Wehart Hosea

    Chief Engineering Branch (Retd), DISA CENTCOM FORWARD
    Wehart Hosea

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    • YahClick – offers home solutions, business solutions and transportable solutions
    • YahService – offers managed solutions and government capacity
    • YahLink – offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking capacity and backhauling capacity

    • Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011 and the company’s second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012.
      Yahsat is wholly owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company.
      To learn more about Yahsat or Mubadala Development Company log onto: www.yahsat.ae or www.mubadala.ae.

    Supporters

    Workshops

    Satellite Interference - The Technology & Tools
    Workshop

    Satellite Interference - The Technology & Tools

    Riverbank Park Plaza
    3rd November 2014
    London, United Kingdom

    Catapult lead workshop on latest technology trends for operational situational awareness

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    Intelsat General Awarded Air Force Contract to Study Commercialization of Satellite Control Network

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    Intelsat General Awarded Contract Extension for Delivering American Forces Radio and TV Service

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    AISR Missions on Intelsat Epic NG Ku-band

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    MilSatCom Promotional Video

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    Interview with Andy Start

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    Interview with Dave Bettinger

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    Interview with Diana Goody

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    Interview with Gidi Talmor

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    Interview with Martin Jarrold

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    Interview with Tip Osterthaler

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Advantech Wireless

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.AdvantechWireless.com

    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.


    Airbus Defence and Space

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.airbusdefenceandspace.com

    Airbus Defence & Space is Europe’s Nº1 company in Defence and World’s Nº2 in Space, with a workforce of more than 40,000 employees worldwide. The company operates through four business lines: Military Aircraft, Space Systems, Communications Intelligence and Security, and Electronics. Airbus Military Aircraft is the only military and civic/humanitarian transport aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and support a complete family of mission and transport aircraft capable to accomplish the most varied missions. It also produces a wide range of Unmanned Air Systems and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Airbus DS is responsible for the heavy military transport A400M program, as well as the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft and for further military derivatives based on Airbus civil aircraft. The product portfolio also includes a smaller “Light & Medium” transport and mission aircraft: C295, CN235 and C212. The mission system FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System) can be assembled and disassembled quickly to combine roles surveillance, rescue and transport. The solutions offered cover the full range of security requirements, from maritime surveillance to sophisticated signal detection. Airbus DS has sold over 1,800 military aircraft to 144 operators in 69 countries, delivering to the highest standards.


    Anatech Electronics, Inc.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.anatechelectronics.com/

    Anatech Electronics, Inc., is a privately-held, ISO 9000:2000-certified company founded in 1990 that focuses on the design and manufacturing of RF and microwave filters and related products. Our broad array of products are employed in commercial, aerospace and defense, and industrial applications throughout the world. We specialize in rapidly responding to customer needs and creating cost-effective solutions to meet them.
    Please visit Anatech Electronics website for further information.


    Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.comtechtel.com/

    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. Two divisions of Comtech are exhibiting this year: Comtech EF Data (www.comtechefdata.com), the global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization; Comtech Xicom Technology (www.xicomtech.com), the premier supplier of high power amplifiers for satellite communications.


    CUBIC|GATR Technologies

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.gatr.com/

    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.


    DataPath

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.datapath.com/

    DataPath specializes in advanced communications solutions tailored to the unique requirements of aerospace, broadcast, government, and infrastructure clients. Our solutions include a range of both custom and commercial off-the-shelf field communications and information technology products, including satellite communication systems, network management software, and cyber security services. All of our offerings are backed by 24×7 customer care and global field support. At DataPath we are passionate about helping our clients achieve mission success. For more information, visit www.datapath.com.


    ELTA SIGINT, EW & Communications Division

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.elta-iai.com

    ELTA Systems Ltd., a group and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, is a leading defense electronic company in the field of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Early Warning and Control, Homeland Security and Self Defense. ELTA offers comprehensive solutions based on in-house developed Radar, Electronic Warfare & Communication systems; including advanced SATCOM solutions for airborne, naval and ground based platforms.


    ESL

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.eurosatlink.com

    ESL is a leading global communications solutions provider and system integrator, focused on delivering customized solutions to Governments as well as to the commercial shipping and offshore industries. ESL provides mobile communication solutions tailored to individual requirements regardless of location, service, or technology required.


    Gilat Satellite Networks

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.gilat.com/

    Gilat is a leading provider of satellite-based broadband communications products for major defense organizations around the world. The company’s antennas, BUCS, modems and VSATS feature minimized SWAP (Size, Weight and Power), making them ideal for a variety of SOTM requirements including UAV and other airborne applications, Homeland Security and C4I.


    Harris CapRock

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.harriscaprock.com/

    Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions, specifically for remote and harsh environments including the maritime, energy and government markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, local presence in 23 countries, and more than 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.


    Hughes

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.hughes.com/

    Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and communications solutions globally. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS).


    IBETOR

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ibetor.es/

    IBETOR focuses on state of the art manpack and satcom-on-the-move systems for land, airborne and maritime platforms in different bands (X, Ka, …). We develop and integrate our own antenna control and positioning solutions compliant with the most demanding requirements; our technology is widely used by Spanish MoD and other defense and security organizations.


    iDirect

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.idirect.net/

    iDirect is a global leader in IP-based satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable our partners worldwide to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. Our product portfolio sets standards in performance and efficiency to deliver voice, video and data connectivity anywhere in the world. Visit iDirect at www.idirect.net.


    Inmarsat

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.inmarsat.com/government

    Inmarsat is a long-time trusted partner to government organizations, delivering the world’s most advanced global, mobile SATCOM services that are highly reliable, secure and affordable. Built with government users in mind, Inmarsat provides resilient, flexible and scalable alternatives that augment military satellite resources, anytime, anywhere.


    Intelsat General

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.intelsatgeneral.com

    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.


    Klas Telecom

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.klastelecom.com/

    Klas Telecom has over 22 years of experience specializing in the engineering and development of remote access networking equipment for U.S. and international SATCOM and other deployable networking environments. Over 10,000 government satellite-based communication deployments have relied on Klas Telecom technology, and the company has supported over 2,000 unique secure network deployments to remote locations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Klas Telecom’s latest Voyager product line leverages Inmarsat and other satellite service provider technology to equip communications operators with the smallest, most capable and scalable networking systems on the market.


    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.kratosdefense.com/

    For more than 30 years, Kratos has been the acknowledged leader in providing secure management, delivery and distribution of data and information from space and terrestrial-based platforms into networks for defense, intelligence, government and commercial satellite and aerospace applications. Solutions represented at Global MilSatCom include those from the Kratos family of companies, including SAT Corporation, RT Logic, and Kratos Integral Systems Europe, which combine market leading COTS products, custom developed modular software, and advanced engineering services to address the specific needs of partners and customers.


    L3 GCS

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.globalcoms.com

    L3 GCS is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of deployable Satellite Communications Equipment. Our Panther and Hawkeye family of terminals are offered in 60cm to 2.4m apertures and available in Ku-, X-, Ka- and C-Bands. GCS also offers customized Communications-on-the-Move solutions as well as 24/7 managed services.


    Lockheed Martin Space Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


    Newtec

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.newtec.eu/

    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.


    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.northropgrumman.com

    Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman has a well-established international presence serving customers in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and European regions. Northrop Grumman has provided protected satellite communications payloads for the military for 30 years – the only company that provides this capability – and is now developing increasingly affordable protected solutions.


    Raytheon

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.raytheon.com

    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.


    ST Electronics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.stee.stengg.com

    ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) offers its signature Agilis range of RF products for satellite broadband communications. Customers in more than 100 countries have implemented these comprehensive suites of RF products, supported by our experienced in-house design team, advanced manufacturing facility and regional service centres. With decades of proven track record and team of professionals, we provide the widest choice, innovative and reliable products to our customers globally.


    Thales Alenia Space

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.thalesaleniaspace.com

    THALES ALENIA SPACE supplies satellites, payloads, equipment, systems and services for telecommunications, observation, navigation and exploration programmes, as well as orbital Infrastructures and space transportation systems.


    Thales Communications & Security

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.thalesgroup.com

    Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security markets. In 2014, the company generated revenues of €13 billion with 61,000 employees in 56 countries. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.


    The Boeing Company

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.boeing.com

    Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems (S&IS), headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., is the company's center for all intelligence systems and government/ commercial satellite systems. S&IS offers end-to-end intelligence services and has competency in large-scale systems integration; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; and navigation and communication systems.


    Ultra Electronics, Gigasat

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ultra-gigasat.com

    Ultra Electronics, GigaSat is a leading supplier of highly portable satellite communications systems for government and secure broadband data applications. Innovative composite materials are utilised in our comprehensive portfolio of terminals which are MIL-STD accredited and are fully certified for operation on the Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) constellation of satellites.


    ViaSat Inc.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.viasat.com

    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.


    Work Microwave GmbH

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.work-microwave.de/satcom_technologies.html

    WORK Microwave’s Satcom Technologies division provides advanced satellite communications equipment for use by teleco’s, broadcasters, integrators, and government organizations operating satellite earth stations, SNG vehicles, flyaways, and other mobile or portable applications. The rugged design according to MIL-Std also provides military customers with an extremely reliable product suitable even under environmental adverse conditions.


    YahSat PrJSC

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.yahsat.ae

    Based in Abu Dhabi, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat) provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, and communications use across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Central and South West Asia. Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services, including:
  • YahClick – offers home solutions, business solutions and transportable solutions
  • YahService – offers managed solutions and government capacity
  • YahLink – offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking capacity and backhauling capacity

  • Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011 and the company’s second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012.
    Yahsat is wholly owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company.
    To learn more about Yahsat or Mubadala Development Company log onto: www.yahsat.ae or www.mubadala.ae.

    Media Partners


    Digital TV Europe

    Supporters
    http://www.digitaltveurope.net

    Digital TV Europe is the leading international publication covering the business of broadband and pay-TV across all delivery platforms, whether cable, DTH, IPTV or DTT. It is read by senior executives at board level and by senior management in engineering, content distribution, finance and marketing, and remains the top information choice for anyone who needs to stay at the forefront of the business of delivering video, voice and data.


    Satnews Publishers

    Supporters
    http://www.satnews.com

    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.


    RF Globalnet

    Supporters
    http://www.rfglobalnet.com

    VertMarkets, Inc., publishes industry-specific trade magazines that serve key decision-makers and professionals in a select set of targeted vertical markets. As a complement to VertMarkets' leading online industry Web sites, the magazines offer readers compelling editorial, providing news analysis, market trends, technical reviews, case studies, technical papers, and other educational articles authored by some of the most respected experts in the industries we serve. Additionally, each magazine has a comprehensive Buyer's Guide section designed to promote the latest innovations and products from the leading companies in the market. VertMarkets' circulation model aligns directly with the needs of our readers, as our magazines are aggressively distributed at and around many key industry Tradeshows throughout the year. VertMarkets plans to continue building on the support we give our readers by expanding our magazine publishing business.


    MyBroadband

    Supporters
    http://www.mybroadband.co.za

    MyBroadband is the largest IT website in South Africa. As the dominant player in this market MyBroadband attracts over 80% of all traffic to IT websites. Furthermore, MyBroadband is the only IT website to form part of the top 10 largest websites in the country. MyBroadband sees over 1 million unique readers a month who are largely attracted by the quality content and breaking industry news. MyBroadband has the largest social networking platform for IT professionals in SA with over 4,8 million posts and 85,000 registered members. As the largest forum in South Africa, MyBroadband sees a variety of IT professionals and has become a hub of activity for IT and telecommunications discussions.


    Via Satellite

    Supporters
    http://www.viasatellite.com

    Via Satellite is the leading global satellite magazine, providing expert business analysis and technical insights into the satellite, telecom, wireless and space industries. The readers of Via Satellite are provided with timely and valuable editorial, essential in remaining competitive and profitable in the global satellite marketplace. For more information on our products and to sign up for free trial subscriptions go to http://www.viasatellite.com .


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

    Supporters
    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.


    Defense Conferences

    Supporters
    https://www.marketresearchmedia.com

    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.


    Focus Defense

    Supporters
    http://www.focus-defense.com/

    Focus Defense is an independent monthly web-based publication devoted entirely to the French modern Armed Forces, which include Land, Air and Naval Forces. Each issue explores Defence matters with comprehensive coverage of the French military forces and reporting including strategic and military analysis.

    Focus Défense covers all aspects of defence technology, domestic defence programmes and French forces units, as well as interviews and viewpoints from military headquarters’ top Executives, Senior Executives of the Armament Agency DGA and key players from the Defence Industry.


    Czech Space Alliance

    Supporters
    http://www.czechspace.eu

    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.


    World Teleport Association

    Supporters
    http://www.worldteleport.org

    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.


    Infodefensa.com

    Supporters
    http://www.infoespacial.com

    Infoespacial.com is the only Spanish media, dedicated only to the Space Sector. We have a weekly newsletter with the most important news of the sector sent to more than 5,000 individually registered subscribers. Edited by communication professionals in the Space Sector, we provide daily information on space agencies, industry, research and development, satellite launches and exploration of deep space, among other topics. We also broadcast videos, opinion articles and the most important documents for the Sector.


    SatellitePro Middle East

    Supporters
    http://www.satelliteprome.com

    SatellitePro Middle East addresses all aspects of the satellite industry, covering the key vertical markets including Oil & Gas, Broadcast, Telco, Maritime, Government & Military, Aviation and Enterprise. Experts discuss the paramount issues within the industry, from interference and regulation to standards and market breakthroughs. Our target audience includes satellite operators, telco professionals, oil and gas bigwigs and maritime players. It also caters to systems integrators, distributors and manufacturers, looking to further expand into the Middle East. As part of our endeavour to be actively involved with the satellite community in the region, SatellitePro Middle East hosts seminars, workshops and related events. We encourage industry players, who want to be involved in similar events, to get in touch with us for further details. SatellitePro Middle East is published from Dubai. It is circulated throughout the MENA region. Its digital edition reaches satellite industry professionals the world over.


    ASD MEDIA

    Supporters
    http://www.asd-network.com

    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
    Stefan.koopman@asdmedia.nl


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

    Supporters
    http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/

    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


    Drastic News

    Supporters
    http://www.drasticnews.com/

    The Drastic News website is your one-stop shop for all things Drones, Robotics, Automation, Security, Technology, Information and Communications. Be kept up-to-date with all the latest industry news and products. It is proudly produced by the publishers of the Australian Security Magazine and the Asia Pacific Security Magazine.


    Space Agenda

    Supporters
    http://www.spaceagenda.com

    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


    Defence Suppliers

    Supporters
    http://www.defence-suppliers.com

    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.


    Al Defaiya Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.defaiya.com

    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).


    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

    Supporters
    http://www.suirg.org

    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.


    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com/

    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.


    Military Systems and Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

    Military Systems & Technology is an on-line resource for the International Military Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a major platform for communication between buyers and sellers. It profiles the very latest Military Systems and Technology from Defence Companies around the Globe. Also listing up and coming Military Exhibitions and Events.


    Infodefensa.com

    Supporters
    http://www.infoespacial.com

    Infoespacial.com is the only Spanish media, dedicated only to the Space Sector. We have a weekly newsletter with the most important news of the sector sent to more than 5,000 individually registered subscribers. Edited by communication professionals in the Space Sector, we provide daily information on space agencies, industry, research and development, satellite launches and exploration of deep space, among other topics. We also broadcast videos, opinion articles and the most important documents for the Sector.


    Army Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.army-technology.com

    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.


    IWCE’s Urgent Communications

    Supporters
    http://www.urgentcomm.com

    Leading the Communications Technology Industry IWCE’s Urgent Communications is the nation’s authoritative source of information on communications technology — how it evolves and how it is used. IWCE’s Urgent Communications serves key communications market segments including government/military; public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical & 911); utility; transportation & business enterprise. Depend on the sources that industry leaders rely on for technology news, trends and analysis — mobile, online and in person.


    Teletimes International

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    http://www.teletimesinternational.com

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    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.


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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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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