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SMi are delighted to present the 5th Annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition. Due to the increased investment in SatCom across Asia-Pacific the continual growth in the market, this event is a must-attend for satellite professionals.

 

 

Our conference this year has a focus on SatCom as a tool in disaster relief and also the role of SatCom in the maritime disputes across the Asia-Pacific region. Our expert speaker line up includes representatives from Singapore, New Zealand, Philippines, USA, Indonesia, Vietnam and Canada and with such a vast array of experts, you will be able to understand and be keep up to date on the latest developments in the fast growing SatCom market.

Along with the expert military and public sector speakers, major stakeholders in the market will further discuss MilSatCom requirements and proprietary solutions to MilSatCom programmes across the region as well as looking forward with future capabilities of SatCom.


 


 

  • Hear from local and international militaries on the use of SatCom in disaster relief to further explore your own SatCom capabilities
  • Learn about the role of SatCom in enforcing maritime codes of conduct and managing the sea
  • Listen to future SatCom capabilities and current procurement to solve your SatCom problems

 

   

Previous attendees include: 

Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Canadian Department of Defence; Centre for Asia Studies; Centre National de Gestion des Frequences; Cobham PLC; Defence Science And Technology Agency; Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore; Defence Technology Cooperation Attache; DND-AFP; DSO National Laboratories; DSO National Labs; DSTA; Embassy of Romania; Embassy of the Republic of Poland; Embassy of Ukraine; Emerging Markets Communications; Eutelsat; Eutelsat Asia Pte Ltd; GigaSat; Global VSAT Forum; Harris CapRock; Hellenic Navy; IDirect Asia; iDirect Asia Pte Ltd.; IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security; IHS Jane’s Navy International; Independant Consultant; John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Mahdi Bagh Computers; Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); Malaysian Ministry of Defence; MINDEF; Ministry of Defence, Singapore; Nanyang Polytechnic (School of Engineering); New Zealand Defence Force; Nigerian Air Force; Northern Sky Research; Nova Systems; O3b Networks; Philippine Navy; Royal Thai Navy; RSN-IFC; SATIS; Singapore Armed Forces; SingTel; SKT Perfect JSAT Corporation; Sky Perfect Jsat; ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd; Tanzanian People's Defence Forces; Tesat-Spacecom; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; US Embassy, Singapore; USDAO Singapore; USSTRATCOM; XTAR ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gregg Daffner

Gregg Daffner, Hong Kong Correspondent, Global VSAT Forum

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Newly Emerging Space Agenda in Japanese Defense Policy

Komei Isozaki

Komei Isozaki, Director, Space Policy Office, Ministry of Defence, Japan

9:50 Emerging Trends in MilSatCom, Updated

Michael Rupar

Michael Rupar, Head, Satellite and Wireless Networking Section, Naval Research Lab

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Enabling Higher Throughput On-The Move Services For Growing Global ISR Demands

·          Optimising performance in support of Military operations

·           Providing more choices and flexibility through integrated solutions

·           Accommodating future needs

 

Stephen Mills

Stephen Mills, Head of Global Satcom Services and Governmental Sales, Airbus Defence & Space

11:40 Extending multiband military radio communication range over L band satellite system

Lee Foh Cheong

Lee Foh Cheong, Chief Engineer, Director Engineering & Customer Solution, Singtel

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Commercial SATCOM - Critical Communications Infrastructure in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities and Risks.

Gerard Donelan

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES

·         Commercial SATCOM is critical communications infrastructure for civilian and defence agencies around the world

·         International collaboration toward access to future space capabilities

·         Insufficient capability in the Asia Pacific arch as compared to other regions in the world – opportunities and risks associated with “business as usual”

·         What can be done?  How can we best leverage commercial SATCOM providers in the future to meet our defence, security and institutional needs

 

14:00 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications for Government and Military Applications

D D'Ambrosio

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

·          Security : Robust and Redundant Approach

·          Operational Concept -4LGTE Services at the Tactical Edge Today

·          Governmental Aeronautical Applications

·          Applying FLV O3b Ka-band upgrade to fleet

 

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 The World of Maritime Axis on Asean One Sky and Military Satcom

Connie  Rahakundini Bakrie

Connie Rahakundini Bakrie, Executive Director, Indonesia Maritime Studies

  •  Indonesia with a world maritime axis paradigm
  • Indonesian proposal for ASEAN solution on regional maritime disputes
  • The world airspace
  • The prospect and use of MilSatCom for the world airspace axis
  • 15:50 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, Hong Kong Correspondent, Global VSAT Forum

    16:00 Networking and Drinks Reception Hosted by Airbus Defence & Space

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, Hong Kong Correspondent, Global VSAT Forum

    9:10 The Use of global satcom services – A New Zealand Defence Force Perspective

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick, Joint Commander Engineer, New Zealand Defence Force

  • New Zealand Defence Force Satcom inventory 
  • Plans and future acquisitions for Satellite services and systems
  • Recent experiences in Satcom experience in New Zealand Defence Force operations
  • The New Zealand Defence Force WGS story so far 
  • 9:50 Commercial SatComs as an integral component of Defence Communications planning

    Matthew Child

    Matthew Child, SVP Government Services, Eutelsat

    ·          Changing needs of the military

    ·          How commercial operators are responding

    ·          Balancing protected with commercial SatComs

    ·          Eutelsat's Quantum Class - adapting to the needs

     

     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Security Cooperation and SATCOM: 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities in the APAC Region

     

  •  Mitigating the impact of natural disasters
  • Optimizing disaster relief efforts through joint cooperation

     

  • Jen Pearce

    Jen Pearce, PACOM Analyst, ProSol via USMC

    11:40 The Importance of Building Cyber Security into the Foundation of Today’s Satellite Communications

    Tom van der Heyden

    Tom van der Heyden, CEO, Eur Asian Technology Holdings
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      ·        The requirement for interoperability as the foundation of Homeland Security is well served by satellites.

     

    ·        Designing, building and implementing secure network infrastructure - Cyber Security must be designed into the foundation of satellite networks.

     

    ·         Satellite communications in Southeast Asia; financial, homeland security, government and other critical communication infrastructure need to be secure from Cyber Attacks

     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 The Impact of Multinational MilSatCom Cooperation to face SAR activities and disaster-hit areas: Panel Discussion

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, Hong Kong Correspondent, Global VSAT Forum

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick, Joint Commander Engineer, New Zealand Defence Force

    Jen Pearce

    Jen Pearce, PACOM Analyst, ProSol via USMC

    Lee Foh Cheong

    Lee Foh Cheong, Chief Engineer, Director Engineering & Customer Solution, Singtel

    Kirk Russell

    Kirk Russell, Consultant Engineer, Airbus Defence & Space

    14:00 Mapping of Disaster Prone Location by GPS and Toponym

    Mochamad Irwan Hariyono

    Mochamad Irwan Hariyono, Senior Staff, Geospatial Information Agency BIG

  •  Challenges of mapping in the future
  • Mitigation of natural disaster quickly and efficiently
  • Utilization of integrated GPS and maps
  • Understanding toponym in geospatial
  • 14:40 Freedom of Navigations

    Nguyen Than Yen Huong

    Nguyen Than Yen Huong, Vice President, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

    ·         Power shift among major powers and implication development and cooperation in the Asia – Pacific  

    ·          How the current power shift among the big powers in the Asia – Pacific

    ·          Strategic approach to opportunities and challenges for freedom of navigation in the region;

    ·          How the countries in the region should contribute to sea capacity, regional development and cooperation

     

    15:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Afternoon Tea

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, Hong Kong Correspondent, Global VSAT Forum

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Mochamad Irwan Hariyono

    Mochamad Irwan Hariyono

    Senior Staff, Geospatial Information Agency BIG

    Connie Rahakundini Bakrie

    Executive Director, Indonesia Maritime Studies
    Connie  Rahakundini Bakrie

    D D'Ambrosio

    EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks
    D D'Ambrosio

    Gerard Donelan

    Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES
    Gerard Donelan

    Gregg Daffner

    Hong Kong Correspondent, Global VSAT Forum
    Gregg Daffner

    Hendriatiningsih Sadikin

    Associate Professor, Institute of Technology Bandung
    Hendriatiningsih  Sadikin

    Jen Pearce

    PACOM Analyst, ProSol via USMC
    Jen Pearce

    Kirk Russell

    Consultant Engineer, Airbus Defence & Space
    Kirk Russell

    Komei Isozaki

    Director, Space Policy Office, Ministry of Defence, Japan
    Komei Isozaki

    Lee Foh Cheong

    Chief Engineer, Director Engineering & Customer Solution, Singtel
    Lee Foh Cheong

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Joint Commander Engineer, New Zealand Defence Force
    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Matthew Child

    SVP Government Services, Eutelsat
    Matthew Child

    Michael Rupar

    Head, Satellite and Wireless Networking Section, Naval Research Lab
    Michael Rupar

    Mochamad Irwan Hariyono

    Senior Staff, Geospatial Information Agency BIG
    Mochamad Irwan Hariyono

    Nguyen Than Yen Huong

    Vice President, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
    Nguyen Than Yen Huong

    Stephen Mills

    Head of Global Satcom Services and Governmental Sales, Airbus Defence & Space
    Stephen Mills

    Tom van der Heyden

    CEO, Eur Asian Technology Holdings
    Tom van der Heyden

    Mr. van der Heyden is a satellite and secure communications industry veteran with significant hands-on management and technology experience, having developed many satellite based commercial and military networks in Asia over the last 30+ years.

    Recently Tom has been leading the development of nationwide secure Mobile Satellite communication systems for Indonesia as well as earth observation satellites for C4ISR applications for another Southeast Asian country.

    Tom’s accomplishments include; building the Indonesian television broadcast satellite (Cakrawarta) program from concept through turn-key launch and operation; designing the first geostationary lightsat satellite – the STAR bus; designing and building the Indonesian Air Force satellite based logistics network; designing the USA Consolidated Space Operations Center – Communications Segment, the center for managing many U.S. space assets; leading the implementation of the first integrated COMSEC - satellite communications equipment for the NSA.

    He attended the University of Heidelberg, Germany, the U.S. government Satellite and Cryptology Engineering School, University of Maryland, and George Washington University. He holds patents jointly with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in spacecraft design.
     

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    Airbus Defence and Space

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    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.


    Eutelsat

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    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.


    O3b Networks

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    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.


    SES

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    SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES is trusted by governments and public institutions around the world to deliver vital communication links. Our global satellite fleet helps deliver successful independent security, defense, civil and industry projects that serve your specific requirements, including hosted payloads and bespoke networks. SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in four key market verticals (Video, Enterprise, Mobility and Government). It provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions, and businesses worldwide. SES’s portfolio includes the ASTRA satellite system, O3b Networks and MX1.


    Singtel Satellite

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    With over 35 years of experience in fixed satellite services and more than 20 years in mobile satellite services, SingTel Satellite’s footprint covers more than 100 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions. We have three teleports point to more than 30 satellites and are supported by an extensive terrestrial network of more than 200 PoPs in over 160 global cities. It is the provider of choice for various industries such as banking, broadcasting, energy, government agencies and NGOs.

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    Teletimes International

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    Via Satellite

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    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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