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Global MilSatCom 2015 is the leading military satellite communications conference and exhibition in Europe.

SMi Group's 17th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will take place on the 3rd - 5th November 2015 in London and will bring together over 400 people from both the military and industry.

The conference will allow the industry and military users to discuss future SatCom issues and upon greater collaboration, stronger relationships can be developed, thus ensuring greater efficiency and benefits for both parties in the coming years. 

The year's Global MilSatCom will be addressing current and future MilSatCom issues. Industry will identify the new and emerging technologies which can further enhance end user capabilities, such technologies discussed will enhance SatCom on the Move operations, address high throughput satellite capability in the military as well as the continual challenges of cost-efficiency and operational efficiency.

The military will provide overviews of national programs, capabilities and requirements and the challenges concerning lower budgets but increasing requirements – such overviews will include the use hosted payloads and how interoperability, protected SatCom and allied collaboration are enhancing capabilities whilst reducing costs.
 

 

• Learn about collaboration between industry and military on current and future SatCom issues

• Listen to over 40 Key Presentations discussing the latest topics such as the obstacles and benefits of interoperability, SatCom on the move, the need for greater spectrum, eliminating satellite jamming and protected SatCom

• Unbeatable networking opportunities: Meet with over 400 of the industry’s most senior military figures and the leading SatCom providers all in one place

• Hear from industry leaders on the latest satellite technologies which can enhance your operational efficiency and eliminate consistent issues

   

Previous attendees include;

Ability Sat; 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; 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 Mobile Data Corporation; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe ; CPI Satcom Division ; CST AG; Cst U K Ltd; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation; DataPath; 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.; GATR Technologies; General Dynamics ; German Armed Forces Support Command; German Center for Satellite Communications; GigaSat; Gilat Satellite Networks; Global VSAT Forum; Globecomm; Governments and Institutions, SES; Harris; 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 ASA; 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

7:45 Registration & Coffee

8:20 SMi Group Welcome

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES
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8:35 Opening Ministerial Address

Philip Dunne

Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence
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9:00 Host Nation Address

Air Commodore John Philliban

Air Commodore John Philliban, Head of Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, Ministry of Defence
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9:30 Meeting The Future UK Milsatcom Technology Challenges Today

Rick Greenwood

Rick Greenwood, Head of Government Communications Engineering and Operations, Airbus Defence & Space
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10:00 Morning Coffee In The Exhibition Hall

10:30 French MILSATCOM: A Full Operational Capacity - Preparing Its Renewal

Colonel Christophe Debaert

Colonel Christophe Debaert, Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France
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·         French MoD MILSATCOM strategy

·         French MILSATCOM: an achieved full operational capacity

o   Protected, resilient and high data-rate satellite capacity

o   Full range user ground segment – from COTS based ground segment to hardened protected system  

·         Towards the renewal of French MILSATCOM capacity

o   Essential military requirements

o   Next generation Fr MILSATCOM on the track

 

11:00 Addressing The Wide Range Of Military Communications

  • MILSATCOM deployment scenarios
  • End-to-end interoperable solutions
  • Thales: one stop-shop supplier

     

  • Catherine  Dargeou

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

    Etienne Boucharlat, Solution Manager, MilSatCom and Tactical Networks, Thales Communications & Security

    11:30 The Bundeswehr Satellite Communication System

            •        Overview of current Bundeswehr Satellite Communication System

            SatCom requirements of the German Armed Forces today and tomorrow

            Bandwidth

            Antennas

            SATCOM on the Move

            Participation of MoD Germany at the "Heinrich Hertz-Satellite Mission“

            Military payload on a civilian satellite

            Next generation SATCOM Bundeswehr

     

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Nahlen

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Nahlen, Executive Officer Telecommunication, Satellite Communication and Core-Network, Bundeswehr

    12:00 Commercial SatComs As An Integral Component Of Defence Communications Planning

    Matthew Child

    Matthew Child, VP Global Government Sector, Eutelsat Government

            Changing needs of the military

            How commercial operators are responding

            Balancing protected with commercial SatComs

            Eutelsat's Quantum Class - adapting to the needs   

     

    12:30 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Thales Group and Thales Alenia Space

    13:45 MILSATCOM Innovation – Addressing The Military’s “Wicked” Challenges

    Justin Keller

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

    ·         An Unstable World – Growing threats and challenges to MILSATCOM

    ·         Translating operational needs into technical solutions

    ·         Commercial & Military SATCOM synergies, and differences

    ·         Full Spectrum resilience: “Real” protection vs “Pseudo” protection

    ·         Opportunities for creative evolution and affordable architectures

     

    14:15 How Close Is The Future? And What Does It Mean To Us Now?

    Andy Start

    Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government
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  • The “Internet of everything” and “internet of everywhere” is driving unprecedented changes in the ways industry and governments operate around the world 
  • This acceleration in the rate of change is making it increasingly difficult for government specific SatCom to keep pace
  • Andy Start will draw out some of the key trends and look at how this is likely to impact the future of government SatCom across the world 
  • 14:45 An Update Of The GOVSATCOM Programme: Finally, The Right Basis For A European Cooperation?

    Davide Di Domizio

    Davide Di Domizio, Project Officer for Space Programmes, European Defence Agency
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            Background

            What basis for a European cooperation?

            State of play

            Perspective

     

    15:15 BLOS Solutions For An A2AD Environment

    Daniel  Losada

    Daniel Losada, Senior Director of Defense Systems, Hughes Network Systems LLC
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    ·         New developments in protected sitcom waveforms and systems

    ·         Smaller, lighter terminals for quick deployments

    ·         Deploying a global ISR network

     

    15:45 Afternoon Tea In The Exhibition Hall

    16:15 LuxGovSat - Affordable And Secure Access To Military Space

    Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), LuxGovSat SA
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  • LuxGovSat company background
  • Overview of the satellite
  • Applications and uses
  • Key take-aways

     

  • 16:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Practical Problems And Solutions To Next Generation SatCom Interoperability

            A short introduction to the national SatCom programmes and GovSatCom

            Joint satellite programmes internationally and how they prove successful and profitable interoperability in the defence forces is achievable

            US-Australia Wideband Global SatCom Satellite

            NATO's post 2000 SatCom programme (NSP2K)

            The major challenges to date and how these can be overcome with strategic planning to ensure a more profitable future for Western Europe's defence forces

            The implementation and timelines of national SatCom programmes in Western Europe as well as GovSatCom

            Why joint SatCom services are becoming more complex in reality

            Can the clear benefits guarantee interoperability in Europe within the next 10 years?

     

    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES
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    Major John Genouw

    Major John Genouw, Head of Tactical Intranet, Competence Centre Aviation Equipment & Communication and Information Systems (CC V&C), Belgium Defence
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    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo, Head of CIS/J6 Department, Royal Netherlands Army
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    Davide Di Domizio

    Davide Di Domizio, Project Officer for Space Programmes, European Defence Agency
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    17:20 Milsatcom Capabilities From Commercial Providers

    Richard Sheehan

    Richard Sheehan, Sales Manager, Harris Corporation

    17:50 Embracing The Complexity Of Border Security Networks Over Satellite

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Market Director Government, Defense & Mobility Satcom , Newtec
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            Successful border security satellite networks are resilient to changing environments and everyday operational realities such as immigration, conflict

            Need for a network over satellite that covers all corners of a nation (land, sea and air) and beyond

            Border security networks connect multiple applications and multiple services to a single satellite platform

            Exchange of ISR, biometrics, situational awareness, administrative data both at high and low data rates need to be supported

     

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

    18:30 Drinks Reception Sponsored by SES

    20:00 Dinner Sponsored by Eutelsat

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
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    8:55 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Next Generation MILSATCOM: From A U.S. Department Of Defense Perspective

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
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            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

     

    9:25 COMSATCOM As A National Security Enabler

    Timothy Deaver

    Timothy Deaver, Corporate Vice President, Development , SES Government Solutions

    ·         COMSATCOM offers resiliency

    ·         COMSATCOM offers more affordable and flexible solutions to us and other governments

    ·         We must improve planning and procurement practices for the future

    ·         International cooperation and collaboration is essential for success

     

    9:55 CP 9A0130: Future NATO SatCom Post 2019, Alignment With Current And Future Goals And Requirements

    Tom Plachecki

    Tom Plachecki, Chief of Network Services & IT Infrastructure Service Line, , NATO Communications and Information Agency
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         Announcement of NATO's planned future purchases of commercial and dedicated military bandwidth and the initial drivers

         The arrangement for NATO's SatCom Provision Post 2019

    o   National defence forces

    o   Commercial Providers

    o   Other capabilities and components

         The importance of planning, preparation and collaboration with the committed national defence forces and commercial providers in achieving NATO's capacity requirements by 2019

     

    10:25 MILSATCOM Mission Effectiveness

    Brian M Rodriguez

    Brian M Rodriguez, Director Business Development and Strategy, Raytheon Company

    • Protection, Resiliency, Interoperability, Sovereignty
    • Balancing military and commercial, interoperability and sovereignty
    • Effective integration of technologies
    • Thoughts on ways forward

       

    10:55 Morning Coffee In The Exhibition Hall

    11:25 International Business In A Secure Communications World

    Steve Mills

    Steve Mills, Head of Global Sales & Marketing, Government Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
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    •             Beyond the technical capabilities

    •             What are the challenges and what are we looking for?

    •             Make the business local

     

    11:55 Why The Launch of MUOS 3 And The MUOS Constellation Will Lead Next Generation Worldwide Mobile SatCom

    Harold Haney

    Harold Haney, Chief, SATCOM & Spectrum Management Division, United States Strategic Command
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                 The launch of MUOS 3 and how it contributes to the overall goals of the MUOS constellation

                 Why MUOS 3 capability emphasises the importance of joint cooperation and modernisation in providing the U.S. forces with resilient communications in the harshest environments.

                 Why the launch of MUOS 3 will vastly improve secure SatCom for the mobile U.S forces

                   o             Next generation narrowband tactical communication system

                   o             Secure on-demand voice and data communications services

                 How the MUOS constellation guarantees requirements for services beyond U.S military operations

                   o             Worldwide coverage for emergency assistance, including disaster response and humanitarian relief

     

    12:25 Partnering to Provide Global Accessibility to Affordable MILSATCOM

            ·         Short introduction to Boeing’s MILSATCOM products and services: Boeing as MILSATCOM innovator with discriminating products and services

    ·         WGS International Partnerships and Boeing’s role in supporting the USG

    ·         Emerging need, both domestically and internationally, for protected comms

    o    Boeing helping SMC develop exportable PTW for coalition use

    ·         BCSS and Inmarsat-5 service availability for international use

    o    Global constellation by 2015; WGS-like Ka-band capabilities

    ·         Hosted payloads as an affordable entry-level investment (e.g. IS-22 for ADF)

    o    Access through rideshare on COMSATs – Boeing can help match make and be the catalyst for these kinds of deals

     

    Dan Hart

    Dan Hart, Vice President, Boeing Defence & Space Group

    12:55 Networking Lunch Sponsored By Hughes Network Systems LLC

    14:15 How European Command’s Operations Are Enabled By And Reliant Upon Space-Based Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy, Chief of Space Policy, Plans and Strategy, United States European Command
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    ·         Building international partnerships for the sharing of space-based information and capability in the European theater of operations

    ·         Space operations in a contested European theater of operations; how do we fight through it

    ·         SATCOM is a key capability for European Command’s operational success

     

    14:45 Affordable Protected Satcom Solutions For Coalition Partners

    Tim Frei

    Tim Frei, Vice President, Communication Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
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            Growing threats demand protected communications to provide assured MILSATCOM

            Protection must include the whole system (ground, electronic and cyber) and address threat execution vs threat mitigation

            EHF protected SATCOM for the price of unprotected SATCOM is now within reach and a range of proven EHF solutions is available, including hosted and freeflyer solutions

            Sovereign, interoperable protected SATCOM enhances international partnerships and future coalitions, while preserving the capability for independent actions that are in the each nation’s interest 

     

    15:15 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications For Government And Military Applications

    "D" D'Ambrosio, EVP, Government Solutions, O3b Networks
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    ·         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 located around the world

    ·         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)

     

    15:45 A Framework for SATCOM Governance

    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, SATCOM Programs & Policy Analyst, US DOD CIO

  • Synchronization and architecture alignment
  • Resource alignment
  • Interoperability and integration
  • Establish strategy, policy, plans, standards, metrics

     

  • 16:15 Afternoon Tea In The Exhibition Hall

    16:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: How Greater Internal And International Collaboration In The US Will Lead To Greater Cost-Efficiency For SatCom Acquisition In The Future

      

  • How to enable faster, more cost-effective and more efficient solutions to meet U.S. MilSatCom Government needs
  • The success of current allied partnerships in Europe and the Pacific and the potential to develop relationships in South America
  • The importance of internal collaboration in the US and the practical problems that currently inhibit this
  • How greater collaboration will bring more than just improved cost-efficiency

     

     

  • Claude Rousseau

    Claude Rousseau, Research Director, Northern Sky Research (NSR)

    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
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    Harold Haney

    Harold Haney, Chief, SATCOM & Spectrum Management Division, United States Strategic Command
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    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy, Chief of Space Policy, Plans and Strategy, United States European Command
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    Brian M Rodriguez

    Brian M Rodriguez, Director Business Development and Strategy, Raytheon Company

    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, SATCOM Programs & Policy Analyst, US DOD CIO

    17:30 What Does The Impending Commercialization Of Government And Military SATCOM Mean For The Future Of COMSATCOM?

    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler, VP, Satellite Networks and Space Services, Intelsat General Corp
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    •      On the ground

    •      In the air

    •      In space

    ·        In cyber space

     

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

    18:20 Coaches Depart For Drinks Reception At The Bond In Motion, Covent Garden, Sponsored By Airbus Defence And Space

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Patrick H Rayermann

    Patrick H Rayermann, Director, Strategic Sales and Development, Airbus DS Government Solutions, Inc.

    9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Maximising The Capabilities Of The Polar Communications And Weather (PCW) Satellite In Order To Provide Multiple Solutions To Current Challenges In The Arctic

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence
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    9:30 Affordable Capabilities Delivered

    Andy Lincoln

    Andy Lincoln, Chief Technology Officer, Tactical SatCom Networks, ViaSat, Inc.
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  • Delivering Ku- and Ka-band services worldwide                   
  • Delivering multi-mission capabilities with reduced SWaP and affordable logistics   
  • Delivering high security to the Tactical Edge                                   
  • Building affordable protected communications

     

     

  • 10:00 Squeezing More Out Of Less – Smarter Solutions

    Mark Lambert

    Mark Lambert, VP Sales & Marketing, Managing Director, EMEA Region, Advantech Wireless
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            Overview of recent technology developments

            Maximising effectiveness on a limited budget

            Case study of user experience

            What’s next? Looking around the corner

    10:30 Morning Coffee In The Exhibition Hall

    11:00 Towards the Next Wave - The Evolution of Satcom Technology for Military and Government Users

    Matt Orlando

    Matt Orlando, Director, Technical Sales, Honeywell Aerospace

  • Narrow Band through Wide Band Requirements
  • Commercial and Military Constellation Utilization
  • Helicopter and Fixed Wing Requirements
  • 11:30 The Use Of Global SatCom Services To Satisfy National And Regional Security Requirements As Well As Maximising Effectiveness In International Operations

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor, J6 – Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force
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            Frequent use of SatCom in New Zealand Defence Force and the unique challenges we face

            National Disasters

            Restricted bandwidth

            The value of WGS satellite to New Zealand and how effective collaboration will help contribute to current and future requirements

            The need for WGS

            New Zealand’s contribution

            The specific benefits of WGS to New Zealand

            The future SatCom requirements and why these will maintain and enhance NZDF’s operations

     

    12:00 Agile and Secure Military Satellite Solutions for the Modern Era

    James Hinds

    James Hinds, Director of Strategy Development Space Systems, Airbus Defence & Space

  • In the last twenty five years, the shift from conventional warfare to dealing with asymmetric threats, increased use of electronic and cyber offensive measures and the need to effectively manage the Battlespace has placed more complex challenges in the area of communications.
  • Within the overall portfolio of communications technologies, satellite based beyond line of sight solutions are playing and increasingly vital role in creating flexible and easily deployed solutions for the modern war fighter and the command chain.
  • This session looks at not only the technology solutions that are now available to provide flexible, reliable and secure communications deployable globally but also the methods of delivery to the customer.

     

  • 12:30 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Hall

    13:30 AFRICA PANEL DISCUSSION: How MilSatCom Capabilities Are Enhancing Responses In National Emergencies And The Requirements To Optimise Efficiency In Future Operations Across Africa

    Patrick H Rayermann

    Patrick H Rayermann, Director, Strategic Sales and Development, Airbus DS Government Solutions, Inc.

    Colonel Dr Abas Kattala

    Colonel Dr Abas Kattala, ITC Engineer, Tanzanian People's Defence Forces

    Mark Lambert

    Mark Lambert, VP Sales & Marketing, Managing Director, EMEA Region, Advantech Wireless
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    Colonel Kennedy Ogbole

    Colonel Kennedy Ogbole, Commander of 50 Space Command, Nigerian Army

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Market Director Government, Defense & Mobility Satcom , Newtec
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    14:15 An Overview of the Development of Satellite Communications Capabilities in the Polish Armed Forces

    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka, Chief of Command and Control Directorate - J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

    • The overview of the transformation process of satellite communications in the Polish Armed Forces – from an analog to a digital system.
    • The overview of the satellite communications system operated in the Polish Armed Forces – current status
    • Area of responsibility and role played by Command and Control Directorate – J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces in the process of the development of satellite communications capabilities – the manager of capability.
    • Steps toward enhancing capability – extension ground segment of the satellite infrastructure.

    14:45 How The Netherlands Are Maximising And Improving National MilSatCom Capabilities Whilst Maintaining Their Affordability

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo, Head of CIS/J6 Department, Royal Netherlands Army
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    ·         From international cooperation to operational partnership and concept development

    ·         Business Continuity

    ·         Capability Gaps – a reality check

    ·         Closing operational remarks

     

    15:15 An Overview Of Belgium’s MilSatCom Programmes And How Effective Collaboration Is Maximising The Benefits For Operations

    Major John Genouw

    Major John Genouw, Head of Tactical Intranet, Competence Centre Aviation Equipment & Communication and Information Systems (CC V&C), Belgium Defence
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    ·         Belgian MilSatCom in 2015 : overview

    ·         Cooperation as a cornerstone for the Belgian Satcom

    ·         Experiences in operational SatCom use

    ·         Future developments and ideas

     

    15:45 Afternoon Tea In The Exhibition Hall

    16:15 COMMERCIAL PANEL DISCUSSION: An Outline Of Current And Future Trends And how They Will Shape Satellite Technology 10 Years And Beyond

    John Yates

    John Yates, Consultant, Satellite Communications
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    Paul Millington

    Paul Millington, Head of UK Government Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
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    Timothy Deaver

    Timothy Deaver, Corporate Vice President, Development , SES Government Solutions

    Justin Keller

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

    17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Commodore John Philliban

    Air Commodore John Philliban

    Head of Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France
    Colonel Dr Abas Kattala

    Colonel Dr Abas Kattala

    ITC Engineer, Tanzanian People's Defence Forces
    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
    Harold Haney

    Harold Haney

    Chief, SATCOM & Spectrum Management Division, United States Strategic Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

    Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy

    Chief of Space Policy, Plans and Strategy, United States European Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo

    Head of CIS/J6 Department, Royal Netherlands Army
    Lieutenant Colonel TJ Macintosh

    Lieutenant Colonel TJ Macintosh

    Defence Space Agency,
    Philip Dunne

    Philip Dunne

    Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence
    Tom Plachecki

    Tom Plachecki

    Chief of Network Services & IT Infrastructure Service Line, , NATO Communications and Information Agency
    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    J6 – Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force

    "D" D'Ambrosio

    EVP, Government Solutions, O3b Networks
    "D" D'Ambrosio

    As EVP, Government Solutions O3b Networks, “D” is responsible for identifying the Government satellite service’s needs & requirements and ensures that O3b services are capable meeting these needs worldwide. These customers include both military and civilian agencies. “D” has a proven understanding of government communications satellite requirements and programs stemming from his involvement with numerous government programs employing wideband and narrowband satellite services for customers in the land, maritime and aviation sectors, both fixed and mobile. “D” is a COMSAT alumnus and since departing COMSAT has worked for Stratos Global, Iridium Satellite, Loral, Inmarsat, and Boeing, expanding the government’s commercial satellite usage of the company’s satellite services by introducing new capabilities and technology to the government. “D” was in the U.S. Navy, initially on destroyers and then became a member of Special Operations. “D” served in both active and reserve branches, While in the reserves, he was activated for Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada), Operation Just Cause (Panama), and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1st Gulf War). After the Gulf War, at the special request of the Secretary of the Navy, he served in Latin America for over two years doing counter-drug operations. He retired from the Navy in 1996. “D” holds a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters in business and management from Webster University.

    Air Commodore John Philliban

    Head of Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, Ministry of Defence
    Air Commodore John Philliban

    Air Commodore John Philliban was commissioned into the Engineer Branch in February 1989. As a communications-electronics (CE) officer, he has undertaken various CE tours which have included postings to the Falklands and Cyprus. On promotion to squadron leader, Air Commodore Philliban took up the appointment of Officer Commanding Communications & Electronics Squadron at the Department of Specialist Ground Training at RAF College Cranwell. Following this tour, he was posted to Tactical Communications Wing (TCW), RAF Brize Norton, where he took up the post of Officer Commanding 2 Squadron.

    During his time at TCW, Air Commodore Philliban participated in various Exercises and Operations, including Exercise SAIF SAREEA, Operation VERITAS, FINGAL and TELIC. During Operation TELIC, he held the position of A6 Chief of Staff within the UK Air Component Command. Posted and promoted to wing commander in May 03, he took up his new post of SO1 J6 Policy (Combined Communications Electronics Board (CCEB)) at the Ministry of Defence. After some 18 months in post, Air Commodore Philliban was posted to the Joint Services Command and Staff College to undertake Advanced Staff Training. He graduated with a Kings College London MA in July 2005 and was posted to Headquarters Strike Command as SO1 Equipment Capability within the newly formed Joint Air Land Organisation, with specific responsibility for upgrading the Forward Air Controller equipment line of development.

    In March 2007, he took up the appointment of Manning 13, where he was the Career Manager for approximately 360 wing commanders from the Engineer and Supply branches. On promotion to gp capt, he was posted to RAF Leeming in Dec 08 to take up Command of 90 Signals Unit. On completion of this tour, Air Commodore Philliban was posted to the Joint Forces Intelligence Group, initially located at MOD Feltham but, during his time, relocated to RAF Wyton, as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander. Following a short stint at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, Air Commodore Philliban took up his new appointment as Head of Joint User C4ISR & Cyber on 31 January 2014.
    John is married to Jane, a teaching assistant, and they have two children, Joshua and Lauren, aged 16 and 14 respectively. He enjoys outdoor pursuits such as walking and skiing, as well as eating out and imbibing.

     

    Andy Lincoln

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

    Mr. Andy Lincoln has over 25 years’ experience in satellite and wireless communications, including 16 years at ViaSat. Andy started his career as a developer of FDMA and frequency hopping modems for the US DoD market at Linkabit in the 1980s. At ViaSat, he transitioned from development to project leadership and product line management in ViaSat’s commercial VSAT network systems group, helping to expand the use of IP bandwidth-on-demand and ViaSat’s Paired Carrier Multiple Access (PCMA) technologies to the VSAT market. For the past 10 years, Andy has focused on high performance SATCOM modems for the US DoD, NATO, and Allied markets including the MD-1366 EBEM, MD-1377 Joint IP Modem, LinkWay, ArcLight, as well as ViaSat’s PCMA hub canceller products. He is a key contributor to STANAG 4486 ed 3. (EBEM) and 4622 ed. 2 (Joint IP Modem) open standards for SATCOM modems. Andy is currently helping to define ViaSat’s next generation SATCOM waveform, modem, and terminal architectures. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and the University of California San Diego, respectively.

    Andy Start

    President, Inmarsat Global Government
    Andy Start

    Andy is responsible for the delivery of Inmarsat services to the military, emergency services,
    security service, border agencies, coastguard, and all other non-US government customers
    across the world. A member of Inmarsat’s Executive Committee, he runs a global team with
    hubs in Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands, South Africa, the UK, UAE, Canada,
    Washington and Miami.

    Andy has an extensive experience of leading large defence businesses on an international
    basis. Prior to joining Inmarsat he was President of Harris Corporation’s international
    tactical radio business, Managing Director of BAE Systems Platform Solutions Business, and
    Director of EADS Astrium’s Military Space Business.

    During his time at EADS Astrium he responsible for the Skynet 4 program and was
    instrumental is the creation of the Skynet 5 service provision that enables UK MOD to
    exploit military and commercial satellite communications across the complete array of
    military tasks and operations.

    Andy has completed two Government secondments: one into the UK MOD, the other into
    the Department of Trade and Industry where he was responsible to the Secretary of State
    for leading the development of the UK’s National Aerospace Strategy.
    Outside of his business responsibilities Andy sits on the board of governors at Mid Kent
    College and is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a chartered member of the
    Institution of Engineering and Technology. Andy lives in Kent with wife Alison, and has
    three grown up children.
     

    Brian M Rodriguez

    Director Business Development and Strategy, Raytheon Company
    Brian M Rodriguez

    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

    Chief of Command and Control Directorate - J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka

    Catherine Dargeou

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

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

    Catherine Dargeou has been involved with Thales Alenia Space for 14 years and had to deal with various facets of the satellite telecommunication
    domain ranging from hardware design to payload and system design, and business development.

    Her main achievements include hardware development of a spread spectrum TT&C receiver, Eutelsat W7 payload design, O3b system design and business development.

    Although most of her past activities were part of the commercial domain, she recently jumped into the Defense domain.

    In her current position, Catherine leads business activities related to the renewal of milsatcom capacities in Europe in particular for France, UK, Italy and NATO.

    Catherine has graduated from ENAC, the French National School of Civil Aviation
     

    Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Christopher Baugh

    As the founder and research director for NSR since 2000, Mr. Baugh leads all NSR multi-client research and single-client projects related to the satellite, wireless and media industries. He has participated in a number of individual client studies around the world, performing research and market analysis on strategic and technical topics for clients in the telecommunications industry.

    Before founding NSR, Mr. Baugh served as Senior Analyst for Pioneer Consulting. Prior to Pioneer, Mr. Baugh was an International Trade Specialist and Economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. While at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Baugh was a recipient of the Charles F. Meissner Memorial Award for his work on trade negotiations in the International Trade Administration.

    Mr. Baugh also has extensive legislative and analytical experience from his work for the Committee on International Relations and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, both in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Mr. Baugh holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Westminster College and a Master’s Degree in International Relations/Economics from The George Washington University.
     

    Claude Rousseau

    Research Director, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Claude Rousseau

    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France
    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Col Arm Christophe Debaert, Head of Syracuse III program and MILSATCOM, Direction Générale de l’Armement, Ministry of Defence, France
    Christophe Debaert works for the French Ministry of Defence, at DGA (Directorate for acquisition). He is currently Head of Syracuse III Programs and MILSATCOM operations, which includes acquisition and maintenance for Syracuse space and ground segments, and development of the satellite Sicral 2, in cooperation with Italy. At the same time, he is head of ATHENA/COMCEPT operations which includes the KA satellite, also in cooperation with Italy, and its ground segment. Prior to that, he was successively Chief of governmental product and system security evaluation and expertise division and in charge for ministry of defense of Pleiades observation satellite system at DGA, deputy director for expertise center in the middle-east and Chief of global civilian security division at DGA. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1997 and Ecole National des Techniques avancées in 1999, in addition with a master in cryptography.
     

    Colonel Dr Abas Kattala

    ITC Engineer, Tanzanian People's Defence Forces
    Colonel Dr Abas Kattala

    Colonel Kennedy Ogbole

    Commander of 50 Space Command, Nigerian Army
    Colonel Kennedy Ogbole

    Dan Hart

    Vice President, Boeing Defence & Space Group
    Dan Hart

    Daniel Losada

    Senior Director of Defense Systems, Hughes Network Systems LLC
    Daniel  Losada

    Dan Losada has more than 17 years of experience with every facet of satellite communication technology, from developing hardware to designing and implementing strategic satellite applications and systems.

    In his current role as Sr. Director of Defense Systems, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) at Hughes, he manages Defense programs for Hughes. Mr. Losada is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering – both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published in the field of Communication Systems and design of Frequency Hopping Patterns for Spread Spectrum Communications.
     

    Davide Di Domizio

    Project Officer for Space Programmes, European Defence Agency
    Davide Di Domizio

    Davide DI DOMIZIO is a Lieutenant Colonel of the Italian Air Force now in service in EDA as Project Officer for Space Programmes. He is in charge of the Agency activities in space based Earth Observation, Space Situational Awareness and GNSS. He has a long experience in Computer Systems Management and in Space Programmes. Before joining EDA, he has been employed in the Space Office of the Italian MoD National Armaments Directorate where he was the Defence technical responsible for COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation programme and the Italian representative to the MUSIS international programme.

    Dean Olson

    SATCOM Programs & Policy Analyst, US DOD CIO
    Dean Olson

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
    Deanna Ryals

    Ms. Deanna L. Ryals is the Chief of the International Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Division within the MILSATCOM Systems Directorate (MC), Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Los Angeles, AFB, CA. The division is responsible for providing an enterprise-wide approach to jointly acquiring MILSATCOM systems with key international partners and allies and identifiying future opportunities for joint development of capabilities, architectures, policies, and technologies. SMC/MC is currently partnering with seven allies across the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) and Advanced Extermely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite programs and is executing eight Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) totaling $1.7B in international partner contributions.

    Etienne Boucharlat

    Solution Manager, MilSatCom and Tactical Networks, Thales Communications & Security
    Etienne Boucharlat

    Gerard Donelan

    Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES
    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard brings more than 30 years’ experience in satellite and governmental communications. With SES ASTRA since 2003, his expertise covers commercial broadcast and communications services as well as public sector projects and government services. Gerard spent 14 years in the British military and 11 years in various satellite positions for NATO whilst based in Norfolk, Virginia on the international staff of the Supreme Allied Commander. His responsibilities encompassed NATO SatCom, crypto, land and maritime communications. He received several commendations from NATO for the work he undertook during this time. As an engaged industry representative he is an appreciated speaker at conferences, National Defence Universities and a contributor in NATO working groups.

    Harold Haney

    Chief, SATCOM & Spectrum Management Division, United States Strategic Command
    Harold Haney

    Mr. Harold (H2) Haney is Chief, Satellite Communications & Spectrum Management Division, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Division, Command and Control (C2), and Communications Directorate (J6), United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He leads the collective efforts of a multi-disciplined staff of military (four military services represented), civilian, and contractor personnel providing centralized management, planning, and synchronization, of Department of Defense global military & commercial satellite communication (MILSATCOM/COMSATCOM) resources, Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum, Missile Defense Systems, SATCOM architecture development and terrestrial gateways. He is equally accountable for partnering with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Air Force to develop international agreements for the mutual exchange of satellite communications. Exploratory discussions and memorandum of agreement negotiations include recurring senior level interactions with the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, and Canada. He is also US advisor to the NATO SATCOM Working Group, working interoperability, operating standards and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Iraq operations support with the 27 nation members. Mr Haney’s diverse responsibilities also comprise special user DIV/VIP world-wide communications services, operational sponsorship for the Global Electromagnetic Spectrum Information System (GEMSIS) program and combatant command leader & advocate for SATCOM standardized tactical entry points (anchor stations), and Global Broadcast Services (GBS) theater information management. Mr. Haney has been serving USSTRATCOM for over 26 years and the Department of Defense for more than 47 years. He assumed his current position on 1 June 2010.

    James Hinds

    Director of Strategy Development Space Systems, Airbus Defence & Space
    James Hinds

    John Yates

    Consultant, Satellite Communications
    John Yates

    John Yates has 28 years of experience in the commercial space sector. After having held key satellite project management positions at SES-Astra and Inmarsat he now works as a freelance consultant providing expert advice and interim management for companies, organisations and governments world-wide in the commercial satellite telecommunications sector.

    Justin Keller

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

    Koen Willems

    Market Director Government, Defense & Mobility Satcom , Newtec
    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems (@WillemsKoen) currently holds the position of Market Director for Government and Defense at Newtec, a market leader in satellite communication technologies. As well as developing the Government & Defense market and assisting to large projects, he shares his expertise in ISR, Airborne, MWR, SIGINT/COMINT, border security, humanitarian and (civil) government satellite networks with Newtec engineering teams in order to develop application-fit technology.

    In his previous role as Product Marketing Director at Newtec he was responsible for the launches of many of Newtec’s newest products and technologies including professional IP modems, the all new MDM6000 modem series, FlexACM®, Cross-Layer-Optimization, Bandwidth Cancellation and S2 Extension technologies.

    Willems has more than 15 years’ experience working in the technology industry. His career began in 1998 at speech technology company Lernout & Hauspie, where he held a project management position. Following this he moved to electronics giant Toshiba where he was Product Marketing Manager for the Benelux and later the European market. Koen has a Master's degree in English & Scandinavian Languages (University Ghent, Belgium, 1997) and a Master's degree in Marketing Management (Vlekho Business School in Brussels, 1998). He holds a Six Sigma Black Belt for product development and process improvement.

    You may know Koen as a Newtec technology evangelist through his regular appearance in editorials in satellite focused publications, white papers and speaking slots at conferences around the world.

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

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

    Abde Bellahnid is a professional engineer. In 2008 he was posted to the Director of Space Development under the Chief of Force Development (CFD), national defence headquarters Ottawa. CFD is responsible for all force development aspects of the Canadian military space programme, focusing from conception of capabilities to their acquisition and deployment. LCol Bellahnid holds the position of Director of Space

    Requirements/SATCOM & SAR Requirements. SATCOM is a major component of the Space Support to CF’s line of Operations. The objective of the SATCOM section is to ensure DND has guaranteed access to space lines of communication with global reach that are robust ad survivable. LCol Bellahnid presently coordinates a number of ongoing programs including the Protected Military SATCOM, the Mercury Global, the Medium Earth Orbit Search And Rescue (MEOSAR) and the Tactical Narrowband SATCOM project.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy

    Chief of Space Policy, Plans and Strategy, United States European Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy

    Lieutenant Colonel Eddy was commissioned into the United States Air Force in 1997 through the ROTC program at The Citadel. Following graduation, he served in a variety of operational assignments including Missile Operations, Instructor duty, and Space Operations. Prior to duty at European Command Headquarters, Lt Col Eddy was the Director of Operations at the 2nd Space Warning Squadron where he was directly responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) that provides immediate global and theater missile warning for defense of the United States, overseas combatant commands, and Allies.

    In his current position, Lt Col Eddy plans and advocates for the critical space based capabilities that support and enable EUCOM operations. His focus includes capabilities from SATCOM, PNT, ISR, and Missile Warning. Lt Col Eddy is also in charge of European Command’s space engagement and works closely with US Strategic Command to build relationships with allies and partners.
     

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Nahlen

    Executive Officer Telecommunication, Satellite Communication and Core-Network, Bundeswehr
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Nahlen

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo

    Head of CIS/J6 Department, Royal Netherlands Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo

    Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo (1961) joined the Netherlands Army in 1985. After graduating from the Royal Dutch Military Academy in 1990 LtCol Saiboo was appointed with the Royal Signal Corps in the rank of second lieutenant.

    Since 2007, LtCol Saiboo has held the position of Chief of the Army Command and Control Support Centre of Expertise at the Army Doctrine Command. He served as Chief G6 at the Royal Netherlands Army Staff in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Currently he holds the position of Head J6 (CIS Operations) of the MoD Directorate Operations in the Hague, the Netherlands.

    LtCol Saiboo subsequently developed international operational experience serving with the United Nations in the former Republic of Yugoslavia (1995, Plans Officer Staff UNPROFOR), with NATO lead SFOR mission in Bosnia (2001, Officer in Charge of the Multinational Division Signal Support Company) and with NATO lead ISAF mission in Afghanistan (2006/2007, J6 of the (NLD/AUS) Task Force Uruzgan). LtCol Saiboo served Military Attaché and Advisor to the USA State Department at the Office of the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem (2011).
     

    Lieutenant Colonel TJ Macintosh

    Defence Space Agency,
    Lieutenant Colonel TJ Macintosh

    Commodore Christian Anuge is an alumni of the Nigerian Naval College Port Harcourt from where he joined the Nigerian Navy in June 1984. He has served on board several Nigerian Navy ships, notably as part of Naval Task Force, ECOWAS Monitoring Group, Liberia in 1991. He completed a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife in 1999. He proceeded to obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Satellite Communication from the African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology, Nigeria in 2005. He was trained as a Certified Satellite Orbit Engineer at the Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunication Technology, China in 2007. In addition, he is an alumni of the International Space University Strasbourg from where he obtained an Msc in Space Management in 2010. Furthermore, he holds a Masters in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

    Commodore Anuge is a corporate member of the Space Engineering Division, Nigeria Society of Engineers. He is a fellow of the National Defence Collge, Nigeria . Commodore Christian Anuge is currently the Director of Information and Communication Technology at the Nigerian Navy Headquarters Abuja. He does gardening and plays Lawn tennis at his leisure.
     

    Major John Genouw

    Head of Tactical Intranet, Competence Centre Aviation Equipment & Communication and Information Systems (CC V&C), Belgium Defence
    Major John Genouw

    John Genouw started working in 2006 as the Material Resources Manager for Satcom. For four years he was contract owner for civilian and military airtime leasing, but also for investment projects and maintenance for the own military anchor station, all military Fly Away and Naval Satcom antennas and some commercial Satcom equipment. During the next four years he was Joint Operational CIS resources manager and thus responsible for all CIS equipment in support of training activities and operations abroad. After a one year Higher Staff Course in 2014 he took over command of the “Tactical Intranet” subdepartment, with highly educated technical CIS specialists to support operations, including the team in charge of the Satcom anchor station.

    Mark Lambert

    VP Sales & Marketing, Managing Director, EMEA Region, Advantech Wireless
    Mark Lambert

    Mark Lambert has been active in the military communications arena for over 25 years, working for a number of R&D companies and technology consultancies, focused on developing innovative solutions. He is currently VP of Sales & Marketing for Advantech Wireless in the EMEA region, where he is also Managing Director of their operations in the region. Advantech Wireless are known for delivering innovations to the military satellite communications market from across their product range of antenna and antenna controllers; frequency converters and amplifiers; modems and VSAT systems.

    Matt Orlando

    Director, Technical Sales, Honeywell Aerospace
    Matt Orlando

    Matthew Child

    VP Global Government Sector, Eutelsat Government
    Matthew Child

    Patrick Biewer

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO), LuxGovSat SA
    Patrick Biewer

    <p>Patrick Biewer was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LuxGovSat in July 2015. Patrick has held a number of senior positions within SES since he joined in 1993, and has accumulated some impressive leadership experience during his career. More recently, from 2010 until December 2014, Patrick held the position of Managing Director with SES Broadband Services (SBBS) prior to its combination with SES Techcom in 2015. As CEO of the new joint venture, Patrick reports directly to the LuxGovSat Board of Directors. In his new role, Patrick Biewer assumes the responsibilities for all of LuxGovSat's business activities, with an initial focus on setting up the LuxGovSat team and on building customer relationships with International institutions, such as the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) or the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).<br /> &nbsp;</p>

    Patrick H Rayermann

    Director, Strategic Sales and Development, Airbus DS Government Solutions, Inc.
    Patrick H Rayermann

    Paul Millington

    Head of UK Government Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
    Paul Millington

    Paul Millington has worked in the space industry for over 25 years and has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience which has been intrinsic to many of Airbus Defence and Space’s (formerly Astrium) most successful business ventures. Today, Paul heads up the UK Government (satellite) Communications business reflecting his years of satcom services business experience and his familiarity with the UK market. Paul is primarily responsible for ensuring continued evolution of the services business to meet growing UK Government customer demands, and for securing a lead role for the Company in the UK’s next generation Milsatcom programme.

    Previously, Paul was the VP Strategy, Marketing and Next Generation Programmes for Astrium Services Government Communications and was responsible for implementing strategic initiatives as well as managing Marketing and Intelligence operations. Paul was tasked with maintaining the company’s preeminent position in military satellite communications services by securing a lead role in all of the major next generation European Milsatcom programmes.

    Prior to this, Paul was Head of Business Growth for Astrium Services following his successful tenure as Business Director at Paradigm Secure Communications as the business grew over 10 fold in 6 years. Before joining Airbus (or its predecessor companies) Paul worked as a Project Engineer at Nortel.

    Paul was instrumental in the creation of Paradigm, the company set up to pursue the Skynet 5 project as a PFI. In 2001, as Head of Business and Finance for Paradigm, he authored the Business, Commercial and Financial proposals for the Skynet 5 competition. After being awarded ‘Preferred Bidder’ status Paul led the negotiations for the concession agreement contract with the UK MOD. In 2004 Paul was responsible for developing and implementing Paradigm’s export business to other militaries worldwide. Under Paul’s directorate, Paradigm was awarded, as part of a tri-nation team (UK, Italy and France), the concession to supply military satellite capability to NATO for 15 years as well as additional international milsatcom contracts with 5 other nations. In 2005, he led the team that delivered an innovative and award winning offer for a 3rd Skynet satellite under the PFI, providing service enhancements and improved business revenues.

    Paul has an MBA and a BSc in Engineering with Business Studies, is married with 3 girls and lives in Newport, Essex.
     

    Philip Dunne

    Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence
    Philip Dunne

    Philip Dunne was appointed Minister of State for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence on 11 May 2015, having previously served as Minister for Defence, Equipment, Support and Technology, since 6 September 2012.

    Philip was elected Conservative MP for Ludlow, Shropshire in 2005.
     

    Education

    He studied politics, philosophy and economics at Keble College, Oxford University.

    Political career

    After the 2010 election, Philip was appointed Assistant Government Whip, a role he had carried out in Opposition. He has been a member of the work and pensions select committee, the public accounts committee and the Treasury select committee. In September 2012 he was appointed a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State as Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, with responsibility for defence procurement and defence exports.

    Career outside politics

    Before coming involved in politics, Philip spent over 20 years in business and investment banking, working in New York and Hong Kong. He also co-founded the Ottakar’s bookshop retail business, which he helped to run for 18 years. He has had responsibility for his family farm since 1987.

    Minister of State for Defence Procurement

    The minister is responsible for the procurement and support of equipment, and science and technology domains within the Ministry of Defence (MOD). He has ministerial responsibility for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the entity within the MOD that employs over 12,000 civil servants and military personnel to deliver the entirety of defence’s equipment capabilities.

    The minister oversees delivery of the Defence Equipment Plan, a £160 billion, 10 year strategic plan to deliver cutting edge equipment and services which enable the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force to operate effectively.

    Responsible management of the defence budget enables the minister to oversee some £20 billion of defence expenditure per year, which currently accounts for over 40% of the government’s direct procurement with the private sector, demonstrating the contribution and significance of defence to the UK economy.

    The minister’s key portfolio interests are:
    •supporting the Secretary of State for Defence on SDSR
    • DE&S reform
    •delivery of the Defence Equipment Plan
    •nuclear enterprise
    •defence exports
    •defence information systems and services
    •defence science, technology and innovation, including the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
    •defence relations with the Gulf and Asia
    •relations with defence industry
    •asset disposal

    The minister is a member of the Defence Board.
     

    Richard Sheehan

    Sales Manager, Harris Corporation
    Richard Sheehan

    Rick Greenwood

    Head of Government Communications Engineering and Operations, Airbus Defence & Space
    Rick Greenwood

    CIS SATCOM Head of Engineering and Operations, Airbus Defence and Space

    Rick joined EADS in 2003 and in 2005 became the Space Director overseeing the Skynet 5 spacecraft and ground systems build phase, launch and operations. In 2007 he took on wider responsibilities to include all Space and Engineering activities. In 2012 Rick was appointed the Head of Engineering and Operations in the new CIS SATCOM division. He is responsible for the future technical strategy for SATCOM, and bringing into service new space and ground assets, across the business. He remains responsible for the Skynet fleet and new spacecraft development; and as part of this has encouraged the development and processes for the UK milsatcom geostationary SSA capability with links to the UK and US SPOC and civilian organisations such as the SDA.

    Rick started his career in the RAF for 6 years, with his last posting as the Skynet 4 Chief Instructor. He then held various posts with ESA as the Ulysses spacecraft operations engineer and with Eutelsat during the commissioning and operations of Eutelsat F2 satellites and new satellite control centre. Prior to joining EADS, Rick was the Technical Manager with the UK MOD, on secondment from the Defence Research Agency, with responsibility for the technical lead on the Skynet 5 phase studies and developing Skynet 5’s position in the Global Communication Network Architecture with the MOD’s Integration Authority. During his 5 years at DRA he was also involved in the launch and operations of the STRV satellites, and supporting the stage 2 Skynet 4 LEOP campaign.

    He was elected Fellow to the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2011.
     

    Simon Hoey

    Sales Director for Europe & NATO, Harris CapRock
    Simon Hoey

    Skot Butler

    VP, Satellite Networks and Space Services, Intelsat General Corp
    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler brings two decades of satellite and telecom industry experience to his responsibility in managing an integrated sales, marketing and business development organization which serves all of Intelsat General’s customers, including the U.S. DoD, NATO, civil agencies and commercial enterprises within the U.S. and Europe.

    Preceding IGC, Mr. Butler held sales, business development and strategy roles at satellite services companies DRS and Verestar. Mr. Butler earned his MBA at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He stays active in industry groups including Society for Satellite Professionals International, the Washington Space Business Roundtable, and the Satellite Industry Association

    Steve Mills

    Head of Global Sales & Marketing, Government Communications, Airbus Defence and Space
    Steve Mills

    Steve is the Head of Global Satellite Services and Government Sales within the CIS group of Airbus Defence and Space. Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises.

    Joining the Royal Navy Submarine service in 1985, Steve specialized in beyond line of sight communications, operations and information security. During his 16 year military career he held various posts including sea going operations, NATO appointments in the UK and Italy and embedded strategic and tactical support roles within UK’s central command, where he focussed on satellite and mission critical communications.

    It was his ability and understanding of mission critical delivery and resilience that took Steve out of the Royal Navy in 2001 and into the commercial sector and after two years in New York working with the World’s top banking and trading organisations, Steve returned to satellite communications. Before taking up his appointment at Airbus Defence and Space in 2015, Steve spent over 4 years at Inmarsat as a Senior Director in the Global Government team.

    Steve lives on the UK’s East coast, he is married with two children and enjoys squash, golf and gardening.
     

    Tim Frei

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

    Timothy J. Frei is vice president of Communication Systems for the Space Systems division of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems and advanced technologies critical to our nation’s security.

    In this role, Frei leads the Communication Systems organization that provides architectures, systems, payloads, advanced products and technologies to satisfy communication current and future needs of air, space and terrestrial users across the Department of Defense, Intelligence, NASA, civil, commercial and international communities. Communication Systems is building on a rich legacy of world class capabilities in the wideband radio frequency, optical and protected Milsatcom domains to develop next generation system solutions and products that satisfy ever-increasing user demands for affordable and assured data transport. Frei is responsible for the development, production, integration and test of the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and Enhanced Polar System payloads, and on-orbit operations of the AEHF and Milstar payloads. These systems are our nation’s global, protected Satcom capabilities for the joint forces and allies. Additionally, Frei is responsible for a diverse set of advanced communication technology products, systems and services in the Milsatcom, wideband and emerging comm business arenas.

    Prior to his current assignment, Frei was the vice president of the System Enhancements and Product Applications (SEPA) organization, overseeing all aspects of Space Systems’ growth, including strategy formulation, program and product development, technology roadmapping and discretionary investment portfolio management. SEPA is responsible for the acquisition and transition of space programs for restricted national, civil and military space customers.
    Previously, Frei was vice president of Advanced Systems, responsible for the formulation and execution of the sector’s strategy for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Recognizance (ISR) market area. He provided vision and leadership to the National System team engaged in ISR new business pursuits through identifying, qualifying and capturing both follow-on and new system and technology contracts.

    Earlier in his career, Frei served as the director of Engineering Operations and director of System Engineering within the Northrop Grumman Space Technology sector. Additionally he held the role of SEIT lead and chief engineer on major space system development programs. His program experience spans over 20 different space programs in 11 different mission areas, covering all phases of engineering, from concept definitions, through design, production, integration, test, launch and operations.
    Frei earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from UCLA. He completed the UCLA Executive Program at the Anderson School of Business. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

    Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

    Timothy Deaver

    Corporate Vice President, Development , SES Government Solutions
    Timothy Deaver

    Tom Plachecki

    Chief of Network Services & IT Infrastructure Service Line, , NATO Communications and Information Agency
    Tom Plachecki

    Mr Tom Plachecki is the Chief of the Network Services and IT Infrastructure Service Line for the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency. He is responsible for the overall lifecycle responsibility to implement and sustain a coherent NATO Communications, Network and IT capability.

    Tom has 27 years of Aerospace and Defence Industry experience in Business, Program and Technical Manager and Engineer. His organizational experience includes time with United Technologies, General Dynamics and Motorola.

    Mr Plachecki has a BSEE and an MBA. In addition he holds numerous program management, security, and IT certifications
     

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    J6 – Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force
    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    WGCDR Taylor joined the RNZAF in 1986 as an Avionics Technician, serving on various military aircraft types, before commissioning in 1997 as a Communication and Information Systems Officer (CISO).

    As a CISO, Rhys has performed various ground-based and Aeronautical CIS roles.

    Rhys completed his MSc at the UK Royal School of Signals (Bournemouth University) in 2009, promoted to Wing Commander, and assumed the role of Director of Air Force CIS.

    In 2012, Rhys deployed as the NZ Military Advisor with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. On his return, Rhys was posted to his current role of J6.
     

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    Workshops

    Global Government Payload Exploration
    Workshop

    Global Government Payload Exploration

    Riverbank Park Plaza
    2nd November 2015
    London, United Kingdom

    Perspectives on Ground Systems
    Workshop

    Perspectives on Ground Systems

    Riverbank Park Plaza
    2nd November 2015
    London, United Kingdom

    Global MilSatCom 2016, 8-10 November 2016, London, UK, EVENT AGENDA

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    Advantech Wireless

    Sponsors
    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
    http://www.satcom-airbusds.com/

    Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year. We are world leaders in providing global fixed and mobile satellite communication services to governments, militaries and security forces. Indeed, as the world’s number one private-sector military satellite communications provider, we deliver the flexibility, resiliency and security required by demanding governments and militaries . And we do this for all communications applications, whether they’re land, airborne or naval. As a truly global organisation, we at Airbus Defence and Space understand local markets, allowing us to support our customers wherever they are. With regional strategic sales and support services in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, our presence on the ground where our customers need us most is bolstered by our global reach.


    Boeing

    Sponsors
    http://www.boeing.com

    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

    Sponsors
    http://www.eutelsat.com

    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

    Sponsors
    http://www.govsat.lu/

    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.


    Harris CapRock

    Sponsors
    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.


    Honeywell Aerospace

    Sponsors
    http://aerospace.honeywell.com

    Honeywell Aerospace innovates and integrates thousands of products and services which can be found on virtually every type of commercial airliner, business jet, military aircraft and space vehicle in operation today. From takeoff to landing, Honeywell solutions help make flying safer, more efficient, more connected and more cost effective.


    Hughes

    Sponsors
    http://www.hughes.com

    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.


    Inmarsat

    Sponsors
    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
    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.


    Lockheed Martin Space Systems

    Sponsors
    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
    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
    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.


    O3b Networks

    Sponsors
    http://www.o3bnetworks.com/

    O3b Networks is a global satellite service provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, ISPs, enterprise and government customers in emerging and under-connected markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber-optic network, providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low-cost, high-speed, low latency internet and mobile connectivity.


    Raytheon

    Sponsors
    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.


    Thales Alenia Space

    Sponsors
    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
    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.


    ViaSat Inc.

    Sponsors
    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.

    Exhibitors


    Avanti

    Exhibitors
    http://www.avantiplc.com

    Avanti connects people wherever they are - in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 150 partners in 118 countries, Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.


    Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

    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

    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

    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.


    ETL Systems

    Exhibitors
    http://www.etlsystems.com

    Specialising in custom build solutions, ETL Systems design and manufacture RF equipment with resilience and high performance. That is why 75% of the main NATO governments use ETL equipment to protect their citizens. Global market sectors ETL supply to include satellite operators, teleports, governments, defence organisations and broadcasters.


    Get SAT

    Exhibitors
    http://www.getsat.com

    Get SAT, is the leading provider of micronized satellite on-the-move terminals for ground, air and maritime applications. Our state of the art InterFlat panel technology, along with a powerful controller creates the best in its class SWaP product in the market today, delivering the highest quality with highest performance to our customers.


    Nova Systems SATCOM

    Exhibitors
    http://www.novasystems.com/markets/information_communication_space/satcom_capabilities

    Nova Systems SATCOM maintains a leading position in the Australian SATCOM industry. Our highly skilled SATCOM engineers have capabilities covering project specification/ requirements definition, engineering, integration, installation, test and evaluation, operations and logistics. Our capabilities have seen us consistently deliver high quality SATCOM project outcomes to commercial and defence customers.


    NSSLGlobal

    Exhibitors
    http://www.nsslglobal.com/

    NSSLGlobal is an independent service provider of satellite communications and IT support, committed to delivering high-quality voice and data services to customers anywhere in the world, regardless of location or terrain. Along with NSSLGlobal’s world-class VSAT network, the company brings together the best-in-class satellite solutions from key market providers such as Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium. In 2014 NSSLGlobal merged with the ESL Group, creating a satellite communications powerhouse, together the companies are committed to support customers locally, offering a large infrastructure of offices, teleports, service centres and local resellers across all the major continents. For more information please visit www.nsslglobal.com.


    Satcom Direct

    Exhibitors
    http://www.satcomdirect.com

    Satcom Direct is the preferred aeronautical connectivity solution for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company provides customers with the highest level of continuous service and support available in the industry, while delivering products and applications that exceed customer expectations.


    Spectra Group

    Exhibitors
    http://www.tacsat.net

    Spectra Group, providers of secure satellite voice and data communications, presents Slingshot®, a lightweight unit that converts existing tactical radios to SATCOM. Using Inmarsat’s L-TAC™ service, SlingShot is a straightforward and cost-effective way to achieve secure BLOS Command & Control communications on the move, using UHF and VHF radios.


    The Aerospace Corporation

    Exhibitors
    http://www.aerospace.org

    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.


    Vislink

    Exhibitors
    http://www.vislink.com

    The compact size and mobile characteristics of Vislink systems are ideally suited for video collection in sensitive operations. Inherently secure digital transmission capabilities prevent unauthorized interception during surveillance missions. Digital technology is improving communications at all levels of government by incorporating key communications for county, state and federal agencies into a fully integrated covert surveillance network. Vislink's technology can enable everyone to share and receive standard and high-definition video and data in real-time from multiple locations - allowing them to work more effectively, even in the tightest of situations.


    Work Microwave GmbH

    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.

    Exhibitors


    Avanti

    Exhibitors
    http://www.avantiplc.com

    Avanti connects people wherever they are - in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 150 partners in 118 countries, Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.


    Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

    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

    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

    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.


    ETL Systems

    Exhibitors
    http://www.etlsystems.com

    Specialising in custom build solutions, ETL Systems design and manufacture RF equipment with resilience and high performance. That is why 75% of the main NATO governments use ETL equipment to protect their citizens. Global market sectors ETL supply to include satellite operators, teleports, governments, defence organisations and broadcasters.


    Get SAT

    Exhibitors
    http://www.getsat.com

    Get SAT, is the leading provider of micronized satellite on-the-move terminals for ground, air and maritime applications. Our state of the art InterFlat panel technology, along with a powerful controller creates the best in its class SWaP product in the market today, delivering the highest quality with highest performance to our customers.


    Nova Systems SATCOM

    Exhibitors
    http://www.novasystems.com/markets/information_communication_space/satcom_capabilities

    Nova Systems SATCOM maintains a leading position in the Australian SATCOM industry. Our highly skilled SATCOM engineers have capabilities covering project specification/ requirements definition, engineering, integration, installation, test and evaluation, operations and logistics. Our capabilities have seen us consistently deliver high quality SATCOM project outcomes to commercial and defence customers.


    NSSLGlobal

    Exhibitors
    http://www.nsslglobal.com/

    NSSLGlobal is an independent service provider of satellite communications and IT support, committed to delivering high-quality voice and data services to customers anywhere in the world, regardless of location or terrain. Along with NSSLGlobal’s world-class VSAT network, the company brings together the best-in-class satellite solutions from key market providers such as Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium. In 2014 NSSLGlobal merged with the ESL Group, creating a satellite communications powerhouse, together the companies are committed to support customers locally, offering a large infrastructure of offices, teleports, service centres and local resellers across all the major continents. For more information please visit www.nsslglobal.com.


    Satcom Direct

    Exhibitors
    http://www.satcomdirect.com

    Satcom Direct is the preferred aeronautical connectivity solution for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company provides customers with the highest level of continuous service and support available in the industry, while delivering products and applications that exceed customer expectations.


    Spectra Group

    Exhibitors
    http://www.tacsat.net

    Spectra Group, providers of secure satellite voice and data communications, presents Slingshot®, a lightweight unit that converts existing tactical radios to SATCOM. Using Inmarsat’s L-TAC™ service, SlingShot is a straightforward and cost-effective way to achieve secure BLOS Command & Control communications on the move, using UHF and VHF radios.


    The Aerospace Corporation

    Exhibitors
    http://www.aerospace.org

    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.


    Vislink

    Exhibitors
    http://www.vislink.com

    The compact size and mobile characteristics of Vislink systems are ideally suited for video collection in sensitive operations. Inherently secure digital transmission capabilities prevent unauthorized interception during surveillance missions. Digital technology is improving communications at all levels of government by incorporating key communications for county, state and federal agencies into a fully integrated covert surveillance network. Vislink's technology can enable everyone to share and receive standard and high-definition video and data in real-time from multiple locations - allowing them to work more effectively, even in the tightest of situations.


    Work Microwave GmbH

    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.

    Media Partners


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

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    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.


    Northern Sky Research

    Supporters
    http://www.nsr.com

    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.


    SatComs UK

    Supporters
    http://www.satcoms.org.uk

    Satcoms UK is a website providing free educational resources explaining satellite communications (satcoms) from the basics up to a working level suitable for attending one the many courses available to those wishing to take things further. The main aim of the website is to help promote the satcoms industry in Europe and across the World by providing free publication of Press Releases, Product Information, articles about satellite services, teleports, VSAT terminals or anything at all to do with satellite communication.


    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.


    APSCC

    Supporters
    http://www.apscc.or.kr

    APSCC (Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council) is a non-profit international organization representing all sectors of satellite and space-industries including satellite service providers, manufacturers, launch service providers, risk management companies, broadcasters, and government organizations. APSCC is a membership-base organization, and its membership is open to any organization involved in the industry with interests in the Asia-Pacific. The overall objective of the APSCC is to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the region through conferences, forums, workshops as well as exhibitions for the socioeconomic welfare of the region. www.apscc.or.kr.


    Global Military Communications

    Supporters
    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    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.


    TelcoProfessionals

    Supporters
    http://www.telcoprofessionals.com

    TelcoProfessionals(TP) is an interactive, content rich, blog- and video-centric online community, and business exchange, developed exclusively for the Telecom and Media industry. We are dedicated to individuals working in the industry globally, as a place they can find and help each other get ahead. TP includes a full Telecom & Media events listing, blogs from Thought Leaders, videos of the people shaping the industry’s future, and forums. TP allows you to network directly with over 110,000 like-minded unique viewers from 206 countries. To enhance your professional profile and network for future business opportunities, or to visit our jobs portal, join us today on www.telcoprofessionals.com


    Copybook - Military

    Supporters
    http://www.copybook.com/military

    Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


    FAM Fuerzas Militares

    Supporters
    http://www.fuerzasmilitares.com/

    Ikonos Press is a international publishing company dedicated to Defence Communication. We work with the main international defence companies and MoD around the world, participating in the main internacional defence fairs. We publish the next magazines:

    FAM-Fuerzas Militares: the best selling defence magazine in Spanish language. Distributed in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

    FAM-World Naval Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international naval fairs.

    FAM-World Military Forces: Special edition magazine in English to be distributed in the main international air/defence fairs. WWW.FUERZASMILITARES.COM


    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


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

    Supporters
    http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


    Satellite Evolution Asia / E M E A

    Supporters
    http://www.satellite-evolution.com

    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.


    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

    Supporters
    http://www.gvf.org

    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.


    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.


    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.


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

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    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.


    Defence Industries

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    Defence Industries, our one-of-a kind business venture has been an across- the –board network that intensifies the defence industries market by promoting paramount companies in the sector. Being an industry specific market resource center, defence industries allies buyers and suppliers across the global defence industry, for better business outputs. Used as a means that creates partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the defence industry, this comprehensive resource is a knowledge bank of the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, forthcoming events, white papers, interviews by industry professionals about the latest technologies developed in the industry, informative articles, and an elaborate categorization of products and services. Our promotional strategies, targeted at an array of relevant professionals, enhance market-visibility, in the Defence Industry.


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    Asian Military Review

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    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.


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    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.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk


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    Al Musallh Magazine

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    Al-musallh magazine is a monthly magazine specialized in defense and strategic affairs. It is Issued by the Libyan National Army for the specialist reader, who is interested in Defense and Strategic Affairs. The magazine analyze and study important topics related to defense and strategy, The magazine discusses critical and important issues objectively. Bringing to you the world up-to-date defense weapon technology and defensive techniques and strategic visions.


    Defence and Security of India

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    DEFENCE AND SECURITY OF INDIA (DSI) is India's only publication on national security, strategic affairs & policy matters. DSI is a high quality strategic affairs magazine that has a South Asian perspective. The magazine focuses on national security issues through insightful & analytical writing by top experts on national strategy, defence & security, diplomacy, foreign policy, economics, energy security and nuclear deterrence etc. DSI reaches out to decision makers in the armed and paramilitary forces, policy makers in government & ministries, strategic analysts, security agencies, domestic defence industry & international defence manufacturers who are looking at India as potential market.


    Al Defaiya Magazine

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    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:

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    Defence Guide

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    www.Defence-Guide.com is an International Military Site, and has as primary scope to establish an electronic magazine dealing, with international news on defence manufactures and technology. More specific, this International Military Guide – unique for the three Branches of the MoD and Law enforcement , includes among others the following: • Companies profiles/products/projects, • Military magazines • Event presentation, (Conferences-Seminars-Exhibitions) • Defence news (RSS system) • Press articles and Press Releases • Cooperates with Embassies , Def. Associations & Think Thanks • Performs Marketing Research / Optimization to Def. Companies • Focuses also on Consulting Services In the context of the above, and beyond our continuous Site information with the latest defence news from this area, we provide information notes to Key Officers serving the MoD, and we are running independent researches on matters dealing with questions that we receive from Armament Departments.


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    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.


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    The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the users of satellite services for mobile communication and navigation worldwide. It serves the interests of users by fostering communications among and between users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of satellite systems, and the various entities that may affect the future of the industry. In addition, MSUA reviews, analyzes and reports on, from a user’s perspective, the activities, regulatory decisions and critical events of the satellite-enabled mobile communication and navigation industry. Finally, MSUA provides a means of assembling mobile users’ views on system and service concerns and conveying this information to the appropriate authorities.


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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.

    CPD Certificates

    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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