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SMi Group's are delighted to announce the 6th annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific, which convenes in Singapore on 26th-27th May 2016. This year's conference will provide national updates on space and MilSatCom programmes and how the development of these programmes is satisfying current critical regional requirements. 

Our unrivalled speaker lineup will have critical SatCom programme updates from across Asia-Pacific as well as the strategic role of the USA and Canada in the region. Also, independent organisations such as UNOOSA and ITU will explain how space-based assets and satellite are critical for emergency communications and disaster response in the region.

Space is becoming more apart of modern and political warfare and the current climate is rapidly evolving in Asia-Pacific. Japan have recently changed their overall defence policy and space will be a key component for national security and the likes of Malaysia and India are developing their national space programmes. In this backdrop, MilSatCom Asia-Pacific will prove to be a critical conference that will allow for greater regional collaboration to both combat external threats but also enhance disaster response with effective use of regional space assets.  

 

  • Meet and network with the Singapore Armed Forces
  • Hear the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programmes
  • Learn how the US Armed Forces are optimising space assets in disaster response and ensuring a strategic advantage
  • Discuss current allied partnerships and how these can be developed to maximise common goals and initiatives
   

Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space SAS; Armed Forces Philippines; Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore; Defence Technology Cooperation Attache; Defense Science&Technology Center Far-East; Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam; DSTA; Embassy of Romania; Embassy of the Republic of Poland; Eur Asian Technology Holdings; Eurasian Technology Holdings; Eutelsat; Eutelsatasia; Geospatial Information Agency BIG; Global VSAT Forum; Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems; Hughes Network Systems; IHS Jane’s Navy International; Indonesia Maritime Studies; Information Technology Center; Institute of Technology Bandung ; Intelsat General; Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation; MINDEF Legal Services; MINDEF, Singapore; Ministry of Defence, Japan; Ministry of Defence, Singapore; Naval Research Lab; New Zealand Defence Force; O3b Networks; SES; SES GLOBAL; Shun HIng; Singapore Armed Forces; Singapore Space & Technology Association; Singapore Space and Technology Association; SingTel; ST Electronics (Satcoms & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd; The Aerospace Corporation; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; Turkish General Staff; United States Department of Defense ; US Embassy in Singapore; USAF; USMC; ViaSat;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gregg Daffner

Gregg Daffner CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,

9:10 An Overview of the Australia Defence Force’s Future and Current SatCom Capabilities

Commodore David Greaves

Commodore David Greaves Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence

• The Australian Defence Force’s operational use of SatCom and the unique challenges faced
     o Concurrent operations
     o Dispersed locations
• What are the future requirements and why are they critical to the Australian Defence Force’s civil and international commitments
• The potential for further international collaboration after the success of the US-Australia Wideband Global SatCom Satellite
 

9:50 Procurement Options For State of the Art MilSatCom

Simon Barker

Simon Barker Business Development Associate – Asia, Airbus Defence and Space

  • New tools for Special Forces
  • Sovereign capability vs commercial SatCom
  • Is protected SatCom the safest option?

     

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 How Malaysia’s MilSatCom Capabilities Have Been Enhanced Since The Recent Satellite Launch

    Lieutenant Colonel Ilime Ibrahim

    Lieutenant Colonel Ilime Ibrahim Programme Manager, Ministry of Defence Malaysia

    •          The key specifications and the current status of Malaysian satellite programmes
    •          How Malaysia’s first dedicated MilSatCom satellite will transform current capabilities
    •          Overcoming recent challenges to ensure effective strategic communications through the satellite
    •          The potential for regional cooperation to further develop capabilities
    •          To what extent will future requirements be shaped by current operations

    11:40 The Use Of Global SatCom Services To Satisfy National And Regional Security Requirements As Well As Maximising Effectiveness In International Operations

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force

    •          Frequent use of SatCom in New Zealand Defence Force and the unique challenges we face
         o    National Disasters
         o    bandwidth
    •          The value of WGS satellite to New Zealand and how effective collaboration will help contribute to current and future requirements
         o    The need for WGS
         o    New Zealand’s contribution
         o    The specific benefits of WGS to New Zealand
    •          The future SatCom requirements and why these will maintain and enhance NZDF’s operations
     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Speaking Slot Reserved For O3b

    D D'Ambrosio

    D D'Ambrosio EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks

    14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: To What Extent Can APAC Nations Optimise Allied Collaboration To Satisfy Critical Regional Requirements

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,

    Colonel James Bortree

    Colonel James Bortree Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force

    Wisit Atipayakoon

    Wisit Atipayakoon Programme Officer, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Telecommunication Union

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commodore David Greaves Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence

    • Current and future requirement gaps across Asia-Pacific and what are the determining factors
    • Current coalitions and alliances in the region and how these have proven mutually beneficial
    • How dependent is interoperability on the type of operation/exercise
              o Disaster response
              o Military operations
    • The potential for full allied interoperability and how to overcome the current challenges faced

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 How UN-SPIDER Optimise Disaster Response With Space Based Assets

    Shirish Ravan

    Shirish Ravan Head of Beijing Office, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs

    • Role of earth observation in implementing Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030
    • International mechanisms supporting disaster response through earth observation satellites
    • UN-SPIDER in supporting disaster response, damage assessment and recovery
     

    15:50 Satellites for Emergency Communications and Disaster Response

    Wisit Atipayakoon

    Wisit Atipayakoon Programme Officer, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Telecommunication Union

    • Satellite technologies for emergency communications
    • National Emergency Telecommunications Plan
    • Regulatory barriers for emergency satellite communications
    • Space-based applications

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    16:45 Drinks Reception Hosted by Airbus Defence and Space

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,

    9:10 How The 607th Air & Space Operations Center (607 AOC) Satisfy The Full Spectrum Of C4 Capabilities For U.S Pacific Command and U.S Forces Korea Operations

    Colonel James Bortree

    Colonel James Bortree Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force

    • Ongoing regional military operations and how 607 AOC are overcoming the unique challenges to provide effective C4
    • Ensuring adaptability to provide effective C4 in response to emergency military and humanitarian operations
    • Ongoing regional allied interoperability and collaboration to enhance space capability and protect space assets in response to growing external threats
    • How 607 AOC plan to satisfy future requirements, enhance capabilities and further develop space assets
     

    9:50 Optimising Disaster Relief Response Across Asia-Pacific With U.S Space Assets

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Turpin

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Turpin Head of Strategic Asia-Pacific Policy, Department of Defense

    · Recent trends in disaster relief across Asia-Pacific and to what extent is this shaping current and future space requirements
    · How the U.S. Military provides support to nations impacted by disasters
    · How to overcome the shortfalls in the International Community’s ability to respond to and mitigate the impact of disasters
    · The potential to leverage commercial efforts to establish a constellation of space-based or high altitude LTE internet connectivity platforms
     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Challenge of the New Maritime Order in East Asia

    Dr James Boutilier

    Dr James Boutilier Special Advisor, International Engagement, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters

    • China's discovery of the value of sea power
    • The problematic maritime environment in the Indo Pacific region over and against Mil Sat issues
    • A critical feature of the growth of Asian navies
    • Regional efforts to articulate maritime codes of conduct and the necessity for greater maritime domain awareness, surveillance capability, and enhanced communications

    11:40 Speaking Slot Reserved for Eutelsat

    Matthew Child

    Matthew Child Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Indonesia – Stepping Up To Satellite Based Net-Centric Warfare Program with SatKomHan

    Tom van der Heyden

    Tom van der Heyden Senior Program Advisor, SatKomHan Program Office, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia

  • SatKomHan - A satellite-based communications infrastructure which will deliver nationwide cyber secure interoperability across all Indonesian Homeland Security Services
  • A review of the technical and operational drivers at the foundation of Indonesian Ministry of Defense’s new satellite program
  • A perspective on the enormous task of planning and building a total, end-to-end, space and ground segment, mobile satellite service for Indonesian homeland security.
  • 14:00 How GK2(GEO-KOMPSAT-2) Program Is Ensuring COMS Follow-on Mission In Korea

    Dr Sang Ryool Lee

    Dr Sang Ryool Lee Director of GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Program Office, Korean Aerospace Research Institute

    • The main objectives of GK2
         o Weather Monitoring including Space Environment Monitoring (GK2A)
         o Ocean Monitoring (GK2B)
         o Environment Monitoring (GK2B)
    • Overcoming the main challenges of hosted payloads to ensure effective efficiency
    • Ensuring the GK2 system development under KARI’s responsibility
    • The launch of GK2 and further plans for geostationary satellites in Korea

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Information Security and Government System Planning

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr Deputy Executive Director , Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office)

    • Information security and the Philippine government
    • Integrating information security in government information system planning
    • Wireless access to online services and security
    • Security for critical information infrastructures

    15:50 The Use of Satellites and Space Based Assets to Ensure the Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in South East Asia

    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie

    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie Executive Director, Institute for Defence and Security Studies Indonesia

    • An outline of the main challenges faced by Indonesia in the maritime domain
    • The prospect and use of MilSatCom for the world airspace axis
    • The development of maritime surveillance and satellite capabilities in Indonesia

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel James Bortree

    Colonel James Bortree

    Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force
    Commodore David Greaves

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence
    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force
    Shirish Ravan

    Shirish Ravan

    Head of Beijing Office, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs
    Tom van der Heyden

    Tom van der Heyden

    Senior Program Advisor, SatKomHan Program Office, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr

    Deputy Executive Director , Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office)
    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr

    Colonel James Bortree

    Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force
    Colonel James Bortree

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence
    Commodore David Greaves

    D D'Ambrosio

    EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks
    D D'Ambrosio

    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie

    Executive Director, Institute for Defence and Security Studies Indonesia
    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie

    Dr James Boutilier

    Special Advisor, International Engagement, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters
    Dr James Boutilier

    Dr Sang Ryool Lee

    Director of GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Program Office, Korean Aerospace Research Institute
    Dr Sang Ryool Lee

    Gregg Daffner

    CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,
    Gregg Daffner

    Lieutenant Colonel Ilime Ibrahim

    Programme Manager, Ministry of Defence Malaysia
    Lieutenant Colonel Ilime Ibrahim

    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Turpin

    Head of Strategic Asia-Pacific Policy, Department of Defense
    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Turpin

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force
    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Matthew Child

    Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat
    Matthew Child

    Shirish Ravan

    Head of Beijing Office, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs
    Shirish Ravan

    Simon Barker

    Business Development Associate – Asia, Airbus Defence and Space
    Simon Barker

    Tom van der Heyden

    Senior Program Advisor, SatKomHan Program Office, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia
    Tom van der Heyden

    Wisit Atipayakoon

    Programme Officer, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Telecommunication Union
    Wisit Atipayakoon

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    ASSOCIATED EVENTS

    Global Government Payload Exploration for Asia-Pacific
    Workshop

    Global Government Payload Exploration for Asia-Pacific

    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
    25th May 2016
    Singapore, Singapore

    Bespoke System Solutions for Maritime MILSATCOM Applications
    Workshop

    Bespoke System Solutions for Maritime MILSATCOM Applications

    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
    25th May 2016
    Singapore, Singapore

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    392 Havelock Road , Singapore, Singapore

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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.


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    http://www.eutelsatasia.com

    Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 40 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.

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    392 Havelock Road
    Singapore 169663
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    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

    Overlooking the historic Singapore River, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is a premier five star conference hotel where luxurious elegance and contemporary style go hand in hand. Our luxury hotel in Singapore lets you experience the best of what the city has to offer. It is ideally located within easy reach of the Central Business District and the waterfront precincts of Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay with their lively dining and entertainment venues.
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    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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