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SMi Group are proud to announce that the 18th annual Global MilSatCom will convene in London on 8th-10th November 2016.

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

  • Service providers as well as key military and government end-users to make up 500 attendees for the conference and exhibition.
  • Two evening networking receptions hosted by SES and Airbus Defence and Space at the end of days 1 and 2 
  • SES will host their reception in the City Suite at the conference hotel whilst Airbus Defence and Space invite you to the Royal Chelsea Hospital 
  • Two invitation only evening dinners hosted by Lockheed Martin at the The Army and Navy Club in Mayfair and Eutelsat in the Chino-Latino restaurant in the conference hotel. 
  • More than three and a half hours of networking during the conference days

At the main conference itself products and services will be unveiled. There will also be new updates on military SatCom programmes and crucial topics will be discussed. These include the potential for greater exploitation of commercial services to satisfy end-user military requirements, how the great demand for more resilient and protected SatCom is being satisfied and  the potential for SatCom on airborne platforms. Such topics will be addressed by the likes of the UK MoD, UAE Space Agency, Oneweb and U.S Air Force.

 

 

  • Meet and network with 500 attendees, including 100 military personnel
  • Hear critical update on military programmes and understand how your solutions can satisfy their requirements
  • Discuss topical issues, such as the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements
  • Understand the latest technological solutions and how these best suit the end-user

 

Previous Attendees Include;

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

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 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 (Subject to Final Confirmation)

Philip Dunne (Subject to Final Confirmation), Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
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9:00 UK MoD Strategic SatCom Update

Air Commodore Nick Hay (TBC)

Air Commodore Nick Hay (TBC), Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence

9:30 SPECIAL GUEST ADDRESS: How The UAE Space Agency Is Fast Becoming The Pioneer Of Space Exploration In The 21st Century

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General, UAE Space Agency
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• An overview of the recent MoU’s with international space agencies and how this will advance the UAE’s space exploration
• An overview of the current structure and research projects undertaken by the UAE Space Agency and how this is contributing to the Mars mission
     o Space Research Centre
     o National Training Plan
• Further opportunities for international cooperation and collaboration to strengthen possibilities for global space exploration
 

10:00 ESA - Supporting Innovation In Secure SatCom For Governmental Use

Magali Vaissiere

Magali Vaissiere, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
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• An outline of the ESA’s key goals and timelines to support governmental secure SatCom innovation
• A phased approach to strengthen Europe’s SatCom industry to develop innovative technology solutions and new services in security
• ESA's Govsatcom Precursor initiative in coordination with the European Commission and the European Defense Agency
• Towards 2020: Preparing for a European operational GovSatCom

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Speaking Slot Reserved for Airbus Defence and Space

11:30 French MilSatCom: A Consistent System for Armed Forces

Colonel Christophe Debaert

Colonel Christophe Debaert, Head of SatCom Programmes, DGA France
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  • MILSATCOM architecture for operational requirements
  • Deployed system from France to troops on the field
  • IP transformation feedback : RF-IP layers interactions
  • COMSAT NG : assuring MILSATOM capability  continuity
  • COMSAT NG space segment : two first satellites procurement
  • COMSAT NG ground segment : new requirements
  • 12:00 Welcome To The Eutelsat Quantum World

    Matthew Child

    Matthew Child, Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat

    • What makes the Eutelsat Quantum so special?
    • Ensuring availability, agility and assurity
    • Military communications in the 5G era

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:50 An Update On SICRAL2 And How MilSatCom Services Are Being Provided For The Italian Armed Forces

    Colonel Leonardo Musmanno

    Colonel Leonardo Musmanno, Head of Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems , Ministry of Defence, Italy
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    • Athena Fidus and Sicral2 – how key national requirements can be met with international allied collaboration
    • An outline of next-generation requirements and how SIGMA and SICRAL 3 will satisfy these
         o SIGMA - UHF and Ka satellite network for institutional and governmental services
         o SICRAL 3 - SHF and UHF advanced military SATCOM System
    • Ensuring their successful launches through a robust financial programme
         o Public-private partnerships
         o Government agencies


     

    14:20 GOVSAT-1 - A Key European Governmental Satcom Infrastructure

    Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer, Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat S.A.
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    • Programme overview
    • GOVSAT-1 capabilities
    • Enabling defence and security applications

    14:50 COMMERICAL PANEL DISCUSSION: How Industry Are Satisfying The Key Requirements For SatCom in ISR

    • An outline of the key challenges in supplying SatCom for UAVs and RPAS and how these are being overcome
         o Technical challenges
         o Regulatory, safety and privacy
    • Key considerations for SatCom integration into next-generation UAS
    • Ensuring the effective implementation of SatCom for ISR platforms
    • Integrating SatCom into manned systems to optimise ISR operations
    • Key comparisons for SatCom integration into manned and unmanned systems and main recommendations for operational efficiency

     

    Daniel  Losada

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

    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General

    Brian Rodriguez

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

    Colin Sage

    Colin Sage, Director, International C3 & ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.

    15:35 Afternoon Tea

    16:05 MilSatCom Evolution

    Dan  Hart

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

    16:35 An Update On Future NATO SatCom

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Dr Gregory Edwards, Director of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA

    • Ensuring successful integration of current and new NATO SatCom in support of strategic NATO goals
    • Roadmap following the approval of the new capability package (CP9A0130)
    • The key capabilities and how these will be provided
         o SHF, UHF and EHF Space Segment Capabilities: 2020-2035
         o Ground and Control Segment Capabilities: new and/or upgrades for ground terminals, modems and network control
     

    17:05 What Makes MilSatCom Fit For The Battlefield?

    Etienne Boucharlat

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

  • With operational feedback from the frontline, the presentation will examine cases of Satcom for land OTM, submarines and surface ships together with UAVs and mission aircraft platforms:
  • Compatibility between satcom mission and the platform mission
  • Climatic, mechanical and electromagnetic constraints
  • Electronic attacks
  • Solutions and technologies to maximize availability, survivability and MTBF
  • 17:35 Five Steps Towards Efficient MilSatCom Operations With Newtec Mx-DMA® VSAT Return Technology

    Koen Willems

    Koen Willems, Market Director Government & Defense, Newtec

    • Industry leading spectral efficiency
    • Seamless Real-¬time Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation
    • Highest Service Availability at Minimal Cost
    • Optimised SWaP-¬-C (Size, Weight, Power and Cost) for Remote Satcom Terminals
    • Unmatched Operational Efficiency providing remotely located personnel the peace of mind and to keep focused on their core tasks

    18:05 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:30 Networking Reception Sponsored by SES

    20:30 Evening Dinner Sponsored By Eutelsat

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research, LLC

    8:55 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ensuring Effective Strategic Communications For Deployed Warfighters Through DISA’s Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services Programme

    Clare Grason

    Clare Grason, Programme Manager Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services, DISA
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    • An outline of the key features of the EMSS programme to ensure a strategic advantage for the warfighter
         o Global handheld voice, data, paging, and sim-less Short Burst Data (SBD) communications
    • How the Iridium satellite network is providing effective coverage for EMSS
    • Tactical on-the-move communications with the Distributed Tactical Communication System (DTCS)
    • Potential for further development of the programme and how the programme’ long-term sustainability will be maintained
     

    9:25 Satellite Communications: Enabling Critical Surveillance Capabilities

    Nicole Robinson

    Nicole Robinson, Corporate Vice President, Government Market Solutions, SES

    • Commercial satellite communications serves as the backbone for ground and air-based surveillance platforms used by global government customers today
    • Industry must partner with government to innovate "best in class" SATCOM solutions for next generation ISR platforms
    • SATCOM network-enabled surveillance nodes can deliver enhanced situational awareness and enhance border security, migration management efforts and keep troops out of harm’s way
     

    10:05 How The DoD Teleport Program Ensures Effective Interoperability Between Multiple SatCom Systems In The U.S

    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst, Department of Defense

    • Main goals and initiatives of the programme and how these will be satisfied
         o Gateway to the Global Information Grid (GIG)
         o Complete access to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN)
    • An outline of the three phases and roadmap of the programme
         o Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Extreme Data Rate (XDR) addition via Navy Multiband Terminal addition.
         o WGA X/Ka via Army Modernisation of Enterprise Terminal addition.
         o Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to legacy interoperability via the MUOS to Legacy Gateway Component (MLGC).
    • Key challenges and obstacles to full interoperability and how these can be eliminated for future projects
     

    10:25 Morning Coffee

    10:55 MilSatCom – Ensuring Mission Relevance

    Justin Keller

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

    • Supporting the User: Don’t forget the “Military” in “MIL-SATCOM”
    • Resilience: Getting beyond the buzzword
    • Technology trends – Operational benefits
    • MUOS and AEHF – growing relevance for tomorrow’s missions
    • Acquisition lessons for future procurements

    11:25 Delivering Broadband To The Battlespace

    Andy Lincoln

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

    • Assessing current and future capability gaps
    • Closing the gaps affordably, with low risk
    • Adding resilience, protection, and disaggregation

    12:05 PANEL DISCUSSION: Adapting To Evolving Threats By Creating More Resilient And Robust MilSatCom Systems

    • An outline of the components of space systems that are more at risk and how these align with the evolving threats
    • Strengths and weaknesses of current commercial solutions and government programmes that are designed to address the threats
    • The best method to successfully integrate greater resiliency into MilSatCom systems so long-term threats will be minimised
    • How external threats could evolve and the key components that need to be considered long-term to ensure resiliency

    Claude Rousseau

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

    Clare Grason

    Clare Grason, Programme Manager Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services, DISA
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    Dean Olson

    Dean Olson, Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst, Department of Defense

    Deanna Ryals

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler, Assistant Chief of Staff G6, US Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa

    12:40 Networking Lunch Sponsored by Hughes Network Systems

    14:00 Speaking Slot Reserved for Airbus Defence and Space

    14:30 Ensuring Effective And Efficient Network Services For NATO Operations

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, J6, NATO Joint Forces Command Brunssum

    • Role of JFCB in planning process and execution of CIS support to operations
    • Challenges in providing secure and robust services in operations
    • Prospect of expectations to CIS in operational environment

    15:00 Staying Ahead Of The Bits: How HTS Is Enabling Mobility Applications And Performance To Meet The Accelerating Demands Of Data Hungry Users

    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General

    • Key considerations for operating in an HTS architecture
    • Choosing throughput or coverage—what matters most?
    • How fast can I go: speeds and feeds
    • New service models — cost vs. flexibility

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 How The U.S Can Maximise Key Capabilities Across The U.S Armed Forces With Greater Allied Collaboration And Advanced Planning

    Deanna Ryals

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

    • Current examples of successful allied collaboration to enhance allied and U.S capabilities
    • An outline of the US Air Force’s next-generation requirements and why allied collaboration is critical for both cost-efficiency and satisfying requirements
    • The importance of allies in the acquisition process to ensure successful integration for all parties
    • How industry are responding to interoperability and the level of flexibility to ensure all requirements are satisfied

    16:30 Transforming MilSatCom with Commercial Technologies

    Daniel  Losada

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

  • Advanced waveforms for micro terminal based service
  • Protected communications
  • High throughput gateways and terminals for worldwide deployment
  • Next generation airborne SATCOM including rotary wing aircraft
  • 17:00 How The Marine Corps Is Optimising Satellite Communications For Regional Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler, Assistant Chief of Staff G6, US Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa

    • SATCOM Consolidation: From multiple families to fewer, more expeditionary systems
    • Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa's (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) use of SATCOM systems to support distributed operations
    • En route mission planning and command and control capabilities
    • Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia
    • Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services
    • Mobile User Objective System
    • Network on the Move Shipboard
     

    17:30 Evolution Of Protected Resilient SatCom

    Brian Rodriguez

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

    • Emerging Missions and New Platforms
    • Protected Tactical Edge AJ SATCOM for the Warfighter
    • Commercial SATCOM Integration
    • Evolution to Affordable High Performance Terminals
     

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

    18:20 Coaches Depart for Airbus Defence and Space Networking Reception at Royal Chelsea Hospital

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Patrick Rayermann

    Patrick Rayermann, Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How Tactical Narrowband Satellite Communication (TNS) Project Will Satisfy Next-Generation SatCom Requirements

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

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

    • An outline of the TNS project roadmap and key timelines to ensure successful final delivery in 2023
    • Key capabilities of the TNS Project and how this satisfies long-term requirements
    • Overcoming the main challenges to ensure the successful operational efficiency of the TNS project

    9:40 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Communications for Government and Military Applications

    Jack Deasy

    Jack Deasy, VP of Government Sales, O3b Networks

    • O3b Networks provides global HTS communications services over a constellation of medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites
    • Unique capabilities include: up to 1.6 Gbps throughput, round trip latency of 150msec or less, and steerable beams that provide services where you need it/when you need it
    • Secure gateways 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)

    10:10 Satisfying Critical MilSatCom Requirements In The NZDF

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor, Joint Communication and Information Systems (J6), New Zealand Defence Force

    •          An outline of the unique NZDF Challenges and how these are being minimized
         o NZDF AOR
         o NZDF ORBAT – Our Platforms
         o SATCOM ORBAT
         o Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HADR) - MCIP
         o Restricted Bandwidth – Combined Services Pool
    •          How NZDF are optimising WGS capabilities to satisfy key national requirements
         o Benefits to NZDF and the NZ contribution
    •          An outline of next-generation SatCom capabilities and requirements in line with NZDF 2035
     

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Near Arctic Communication Challenges

    Erik Sletengen

    Erik Sletengen, Senior Engineer, Satcom, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation

    • Introduction to Norwegian networking with satellite capacity
    • Low elevation angles and northern terrain constraints
    • Increased availability by using inclined satellites
    • Experience with Iridium OpenPort in Arctic
    • Alternative HEO-plans
    • LEO/MEO expectations
    • Conceptual Satcom/LTE convergence
     

    11:40 Supporting the Warfighter in the Information Age

    • Supporting the ISTAR community deliver products efficiently via SATCOM
    • Empowering the User community to manage and exploit their allocated bandwidth resource
    • The benefits of Adaptive Satellite Access Technology in meeting Satcom on the Move requirements
    • More for Less; the improvements achieved in SATCOM with Gallium Nitride Solid State Power Amplifiers
     

    Alastair Lawson

    Alastair Lawson, Director of Business Development (Defence), Advantech Wireless

    12:20 GOVERNMENTAL PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring Effective Communication Capabilities in the Arctic and Harsh Environments

  • Key  considerations to ensure robust communications in arctic conditions
  • Case studies of recent arctic operations and the key lessons learnt
  • How future requirements will impact the procurement options for arctic communication capabilities
  • An outline of the unique challenges faced with military communications in the Arctic and how these are overcome
  • Erik Sletengen

    Erik Sletengen, Senior Engineer, Satcom, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

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

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor, Joint Communication and Information Systems (J6), New Zealand Defence Force

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Speaking Slot Reserved for Airbus Defence and Space

    14:30 How SatCom Is Transforming National Defence Capabilities Across The Forces With The Geostationary Defense And Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC)

    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis

    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis, Head of the Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications Training Section, Space Operations Center, Brazilian Air Force

    • Status of Brazilian Space Activities: SCD, CBERS, StarOne C1 and C2 Satellites.
    • Space Activities National Program (PNAE) and Space Systems Strategic Program (PESE).
    • Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) to be launched in 2017:
    o telecommunications satellite that meets a broad spectrum of civil and military requirements across the country.
    o space technologies absorption and training programs.
    • The Brazilian Air Force Space Operations Center (NuCOPE-P).
     

    15:00 Danish Approach, Solutions, And Concerns With Regards to Military Use Of SatCom

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Valentin Nielsen

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Valentin Nielsen, CIS Operations Support Department, Danish Defence Command

    • Optimising civilian and military assets to satisfy key requirements
    • The demand for the civilian society to meet military requirements
    • MilSatCom vulnerability and overcoming this to ensure operational efficiency

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 How Belgium Defence Satisfies Military Communication Requirements

    Major Nicolas Stassin

    Major Nicolas Stassin, Defense Staff/Strategy Department/Defense Development Division/ Capabilities Section/Enabling Space, Belgian Defense

    • Belgian Defence operations in a nutshell
    • Space-based capabilities and services as major enablers for expeditionary forces
    • SatCom current solutions
         o Partnerships
         o Cooperation
         o Commercial providers
    • Requirements and needs for the future
    • Potential options
     

    16:30 Balancing And Integrating MilSatCom And Commercial Services: Dilemmas And Solutions For The Hungarian Defence Forces

    Major Attila Horvath

    Major Attila Horvath, SatCom Specialist, Hungarian Defence Forces

    • Solution for VSAT: VNO hosted by an allied nation
         o Selection of the host operator
         o The question of on-the-job training for the virtual operator
         o The residual risk of connecting the host and the VNO via landline
    • Solution for TACSAT: Inmarsat L-TAC with VHF
     

    17:00 SPECIAL CLOSING ADDRESS: How Military Forces Could Benefit From OneWeb Services

    Michael Radermacher

    Michael Radermacher, Director of North American Business Development, Oneweb

    • Provide overview of OneWeb satellite constellation, ground network, user terminals, and service offerings
    • The key benefits of OneWeb services include:
         o High throughput, low latency services to very small user terminals
         o Near global coverage with seamless transition between coverage footprints
         o Flexible service offerings to balance performance with cost to meet customer requirements
         o Multiple access technologies to extend connectivity from user terminals to end users
     

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brian Rodriguez

    Brian Rodriguez

    Director Business Development and Strategy, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon
    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research, LLC
    Clare Grason

    Clare Grason

    Programme Manager Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services, DISA
    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Head of SatCom Programmes, DGA France
    Colonel Leonardo Musmanno

    Colonel Leonardo Musmanno

    Head of Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems , Ministry of Defence, Italy
    Deanna Ryals

    Deanna Ryals

    Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
    Gerard Donelan

    Gerard Donelan

    Vice-President Governments and Institutions, SES
    His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi

    His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi

    Director-General, UAE Space Agency
    Magali Vaissiere

    Magali Vaissiere

    Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
    Major Attila Horvath

    Major Attila Horvath

    SatCom Specialist, Hungarian Defence Forces
    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis

    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis

    Head of the Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications Training Section, Space Operations Center, Brazilian Air Force
    Matthew Child

    Matthew Child

    Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat
    Nicole Robinson

    Nicole Robinson

    Corporate Vice President, Government Market Solutions, SES
    Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer

    Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat S.A.
    Patrick Rayermann

    Patrick Rayermann

    Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space
    Philip Dunne (Subject to Final Confirmation)

    Philip Dunne (Subject to Final Confirmation)

    Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
    Skot Butler

    Skot Butler

    President, Intelsat General
    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Joint Communication and Information Systems (J6), New Zealand Defence Force

    Alastair Lawson

    Director of Business Development (Defence), Advantech Wireless
    Alastair Lawson

    Andy Lincoln

    Chief Technical Officer, Tactical Network Solutions, 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.

    Brian Rodriguez

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

    Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research, LLC
    Christopher Baugh

    Clare Grason

    Programme Manager Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services, DISA
    Clare Grason

    Clare A. Grason is the Program Manager, Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). EMSS is an $800 million global satellite program that provides the Department of Defense, federal and foreign partners with unlimited access to the commercial Iridium constellation, a mesh-network of 66 in-orbit cross-linked satellites, through a dedicated, EMSS controlled gateway. In this role, Ms. Grason leads of team of professionals who support the program through various disciplines including engineering, acquisition, finance, operations, and management.

    Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Grason was the Program Manager for a classified telecommunications system within DISA’s National Leadership Command Capabilities Center (NLCC). In this role Ms. Grason was responsible for the planning and implementation of systems; financial and contract management strategies; and execution and monitoring of plans to ensure systems met approved cost, schedule and performance requirements. She was the lead subject matter expert and advisor in the acquisition planning and administration of the NLCC and oversaw the Center's vast and numerous contracts for all DISA and externally sponsored classified contracts. Ms. Grason began her career at DISA as a contracting officer, and served as the Chief, Special Projects Contracting Branch, which held a contracts portfolio valued at over $2 billion.
    Prior to joining the government, Ms. Grason was a retirement planner for
    T. Rowe Price.

    Ms. Grason graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from West Virginia University in 2005, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
    Ms. Grason is DAWIA Level 3 certified in contracting.
     

    Claude Rousseau

    Research Director, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
    Claude Rousseau

    Colin Sage

    Director, International C3 & ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.
    Colin Sage

    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    Head of SatCom Programmes, DGA France
    Colonel Christophe Debaert

    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 Leonardo Musmanno

    Head of Navigation, Surveillance and Communication Satellite Systems , Ministry of Defence, Italy
    Colonel Leonardo Musmanno

    EDUCATION
    • Degree in Physics at University of Calabria in Cosenza in June 1985
    • Master Degree in “International Strategic Studies” at university “La Sapienza” in Rome in 2004
    • Master Degree in “Management of Materials and their Complex systems” at University “La Sapienza” in Rome in 2006

    CURRENT POSITION
    • HEAD 3rd DIVISION “Navigation, Surveillance and Communications Satellite Systems” at Italian MoD – National Armament Directorate - Direzione Informatica, Telematica e Tecnologie Avanzate (TELEDIFE)
    • Legal responsible of the magazine “Aeronautical Meteorology”

    PREVIOUS ASSIGNEMENTS
    • Director of the Italian National Meteorological Service (I-NMS) operated by the Air Force
    • Permanent Representative of Italy with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
    • Chief of the International Affairs Office of the Italian National Meteorological Service
    • Chief of the Office of International Cooperation and Quality Management systems
    • Deputy Chief of the Space Office
    • Chief of the Space Programmes Section
    • Chief of the Meteorological Satellite Section of the operational centre of I-NMS at Pratica di Mare
    • Chief of the Meteorological Radar Section of the operational centre of I-NMS
    • Deputy Chief of the Regional Meteorological Centre of Brindisi
    • Chief of the Service for Analysis and Forecast in the Regional Meteorological Centre of Brindisi
    • Chief of the Section for the processing of data of the Regional Meteorological Centre of Brindisi, also responsible for the Southern flight region and the Southern Mediterranean
    • Chief of the Technical Section of the Regional Meteorological Centre of Brindisi
    • Teacher in the Academy of the Air Force for the training courses for WMO meteorologists and ICAO forecasters in radar meteorology, atmospheric physics, satellite systems and meteorological instruments
    • Expert of radar meteorology, nowcasting and satellite data
    • Chief Forecaster
    • Forecaster for aviation and marine navigation
    • Joined the Italian National Meteorological Service in October 1986

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
    • Head of Italian delegations to the Councils of EUMETSAT and ECMWF, and in the EUMETNET and ECOMET Assembly
    • Responsible for the activity of the Lead Entity of the H-SAF Consortium of EUMETSAT in support to operational Hydrology and Water management
    • Member of the commission of the Italian Space Agency for the selection of the national experiment for the ESA-ASI astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on board of the International Space Station (November 2014-May 2015)
    • Adviser of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) for the ESA Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme that also includes a Space Weather segment
    • Adviser to the ESA Programme Board on Earth Observation (PB-EO)
    • Technical Manager involved in space EUMETSAT programmes MFG, MSG, MTG, EPS, POST EPS, JASON 2/3 and Sentinel 6
    • Expert for the Earth Observation satellite systems of the Air Force
    • Expert for the Meteorological programmes and environmental activities of ESA in particular the Sentinel programme of Copernicus, Earth Explorer and Earth Observation Envelope Programmes
    • Definition of the MoUs with the European Union (Ue) in order to give to the Ue Satellite Centre (EUSC) in Madrid EUSC the access to the COSMO-Skymed products
    • Definition of the MoUs with the European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC) in Madrid to improve cooperation in education and training in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite photo-interpretation
    • Member of the Italian Steering Board of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) since 2012 called Copernicus
    • Expert for the GALILEO programme in the National activities for PRS (Public Regulated Service)

    Dr. MUSMANNO has been responsible for the definition of the following INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
    • Agreement with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Rome for the fight against hunger due to meteorological conditions producing droughts, desert locusts and other calamities
    • Agreement with the Joint Research Centre of the European Union in Ispra (Varese) for storm surge and tsunami alerts
    • Agreement with Argentina for the exchange of data and systems and bilateral cooperation
    • Agreement with Croatia for meteorological marine activities in the Adriatic Sea

    • Agreement with EUMETSAT for the establishment of a consortium for the Hydrology –Satellite Application Facility (H-SAF)
    • Agreement with the European Space Research INstitute (ESRIN, Frascati) for the operational exchange of data and products from Cryosat satellite mission
    • Agreement for the Consortium for small-scale numerical weather prediction modelling “COSMO” with Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Greece and Romania
    Dr. MUSMANNO has been responsible for the definition of the following NATIONAL AGREEMENTS
    • Working agreement with the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Research (IMAA), Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) of the Italian national Research Council (CNR)
    • Working agreement with the Higher Institute of Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Sea and Land protection
    • Working agreement with the Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV)
    • Working agreement with the Harbour Offices (Capitanarie di Porto)
    • Working agreements with the Universities of Genoa, Roma La Sapienza, Roma Tor Vergata and Perugia
    • Working arrangements with municipalities, provincial and regional offices

    PUBLICATIONS

    Dr. Musmanno is the author or co-author of numerous papers on various meteorological subjects including:
    -the automatic detection and forecasting of convective systems;
    -the COSMO-SkyMed satellite products and service for hydrological and environmental applications;
    -characteristics of the meteorological instruments for the forecasting of extreme events.

     

    Dan Hart

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

    Daniel Losada

    Senior Director of Defense Systems, Hughes Network Systems
    Daniel  Losada

    Dean Olson

    Senior SATCOM Policy Analyst, Department of Defense
    Dean Olson

    Deanna Ryals

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

    Dr Gregory Edwards

    Director of Infrastructure Services, NATO NCIA
    Dr Gregory Edwards

    On 1 December 2014, Dr Gregory Edwards assumed the post of Director Infrastructure Services in the NATO Communications and Information Agency. He is responsible for the life cycle aspect of the Telecommunications Networks and IT Infrastructure; Core and Enterprise Services; Information Technology Modernization Program Executive oversight; in addition to comprehensive solutions for Cyber Security and System Management and Control for the entire NATO Alliance.

    Prior to joining NATO, Dr Edwards held various positions at the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) (2010 –2014). As the Vice Director of Joint Information Environment (JIE) Technical Synchronization Office he led the architectural engineering and design to develop the JIE for the Department of Defence (DoD). He orchestrated activities with Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies to realize a JIE comprised of shared IT infrastructure, enterprise services, and a single security architecture goal. As the Deputy for Command Centre Operations for DISA, he led day-to-day operations for an $8.7M, 263 person staff, global Command Centre responsible for DoD Information Enterprise operations and executing global cyber security defence for US Cyber Command. In 2013 he was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, under the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program to serve as a Senior Telecommunications Advisor to the Afghanistan Minister of Communications and Information Technology. In 2008, Dr Edwards joined Qwest Government Services Inc. as a Senior Program Manager responsible for managing a $150M fiber optic transport and $500M provisioning services contract portfolio.

    Prior to assuming this position, he served as an officer in the active duty Air Force, Communication and Computer Systems for 26 years. His career of distinguished and honourable service included communications and electronic leadership, management, operations, planning, engineering and integration responsibilities. Highlights are serving as the Senior US Joint Service Communications Director and Information Officer in South Korea. He also led DISA’s unclassified Data Network Services Branch in executing a budget of $200M for global data network program management, provisioning, sustainment and life-cycle support. As the Executive Assistant to the Director of DISA, he helped translate a command, control, communications, computer and intelligence system vision into actions focused on revolutionizing military affairs. He also served as a DISA liaison with the National Security Agency to integrate Public Key Infrastructure technology into the Defense Message System. As a military Foreign Area Officer, he was a skilled linguist and served as the Director of a Korean Language translations division.

    Dr Edwards earned Bachelors degrees in both Computer Science and Management, Masters degrees in National Resource Strategy from the National Defence University and Information Resource Management from Webster University. In 2011, he received a Doctorate in Applied Management and Decision Sciences, Information Technology Systems from Walden University. He is a graduate of Yonsei University’s Korean Language Centre. He earned several military medals and awards of distinction, as well as, official commendations from the Republic of Korea’s Chief of Staff of the Army and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff for C4ISR interoperability accomplishments. Publication: Doctoral thesis, “Federal Government Information Systems Security Management and Governance are Pacing Factors to Innovation”.

    Erik Sletengen

    Senior Engineer, Satcom, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
    Erik Sletengen

    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.

    His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi

    Director-General, UAE Space Agency
    His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi

    H.E Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi has been appointed as Director General of the UAE Space Agency after having the responsibility of designing and creating the agency.
    He obtained his first Degree in the USA, then his MSc and PhD in the United Kingdom within the Information and Communication Technologies domain where he has published more than 20 scientific papers.

    Dr Ahbabi has contributed and led numerous strategic projects in the ICT domain towards the benefit of the UAE government. He has also led a UAE Armed Forces Think Tank Project within the Centre of Excellence. His role embedded advising the military and government at a strategic level on emerging concepts and technologies in the area of smart defense, cyber warfare and space developments.

    He was the head of YAHSAT MilSatCom and other Space Projects. He has an active role in ITU-R, UN Space working groups and ICT professional associations.
    Dr Ahbabi is also a key speaker in a number of international conferences in the area of Smart Defense, mil-Space, Cybersecurity, and Smart governments. He is also a board member of YahSat Company and of the UAE ICT fund.

    In his role as the Director General of the UAE Space Agency, he leads a team of 50 that manages the UAE’s space sector. He is responsible for realizing the agency’s goals of growing this Sector. He recommends the National Space Strategy and related laws, policies, and regulations to the government. He promotes and supports Industrial and R&D space projects. Dr. Al Ahbabi is also responsible for establishing and maintaining international relationships and partnerships, coordinating with national concerned authorities and providing guidance to non-government space sector organizations.

     

    Jack Deasy

    VP of Government Sales, O3b Networks
    Jack Deasy

    Justin Keller

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

    Koen Willems

    Market Director Government & Defense, Newtec
    Koen Willems

    Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Valentin Nielsen

    CIS Operations Support Department, Danish Defence Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Frank Valentin Nielsen

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler

    Assistant Chief of Staff G6, US Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa
    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Sandler

    Magali Vaissiere

    Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency
    Magali Vaissiere

    Magali Vaissiere is the Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications of ESA (responsible for the ARTES programme of ESA R&D programme in satellite telecommunications and applications with an annual budget of 300 Meuros-) since 2008.

    She is also the Head of ECSAT (UK Centre of ESA located in Harwell) since July 2013.

    Before joining ESA, she has worked in industry: EADS-Astrium Satellite (for 15 years) and earlier in Thomson-CSF Radars (9 years).

    Education: engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications de Paris (Telecom Paris Tech) & Master of Sciences of Stanford University, Executive MBA from the Centre de Perfectionnement aux Affaires.

    Since March 2014; Member of the French "Académie des Technologies".

    • ECSAT
    ECSAT (the European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications) is ESA’s new facility in the UK. It is based at the Harwell Science Innovation and Business Campus in Oxfordshire. First opened in 2009, ECSAT is being developed by ESA following agreements reached between the UK and ESA in Nov. 2012. ECSAT supports activities related to telecommunications, integrated applications, climate change, science and technology.
    The expansion of ESA in the UK matches the increased importance given to Space by the UK.

    Major Attila Horvath

    SatCom Specialist, Hungarian Defence Forces
    Major Attila Horvath

    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis

    Head of the Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications Training Section, Space Operations Center, Brazilian Air Force
    Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis

    Major Nicolas Stassin

    Defense Staff/Strategy Department/Defense Development Division/ Capabilities Section/Enabling Space, Belgian Defense
    Major Nicolas Stassin

    Matthew Child

    Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat
    Matthew Child

    Michael Radermacher

    Director of North American Business Development, Oneweb
    Michael Radermacher

    Nicole Robinson

    Corporate Vice President, Government Market Solutions, SES
    Nicole Robinson

    Patrick Biewer

    Chief Executive Officer, LuxGovSat S.A.
    Patrick Biewer

    Patrick Biewer is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LuxGovSat, the Public-Private Venture between the Government of Luxembourg and SES. He reports directly to the LuxGovSat Board of Directors and is in charge of all of LuxGovSat's business activities, building customer relationships with International institutions, such as the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) or the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

    Mr. Biewer has held a number of executive positions since he joined SES in 1993 and has accumulated some impressive leadership experience during his career.
    Prior to joining LuxGovSat, he held the position of Managing Director of SES Broadband Services (SBBS) since 2010. Mr. Biewer is a Luxembourg national and was educated in France and the UK. He holds a Master Degree in Telecommunications and an MBA from the Open University.

    Patrick Rayermann

    Business Development, Airbus Defence & Space
    Patrick Rayermann

    Philip Dunne (Subject to Final Confirmation)

    Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
    Philip Dunne (Subject to Final Confirmation)

    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.

    Personal life

    He is married with 2 daughters and 2 sons.
     


    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.

    Senior Representative

    J6, NATO Joint Forces Command Brunssum
    Senior Representative

    Skot Butler

    President, Intelsat General
    Skot Butler

    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Joint Communication and Information Systems (J6), New Zealand Defence Force
    Wing Commander Rhys Taylor

    Sponsors

    Exhibitors

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    Official Associations

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    Workshops

    Architecting Space Systems
    Workshop

    Architecting Space Systems

    Riverbank Park Plaza
    7th November 2016
    London, United Kingdom

    The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution
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    The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution

    Riverbank Park Plaza
    7th November 2016
    London, United Kingdom

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    Sponsors


    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.


    Avanti Communications

    Sponsors
    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 180 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.


    Boeing

    Sponsors
    http://www.boeing.com

    Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 160,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide. Boeing is organized into two business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Supporting these units are Boeing Capital Corporation, a global provider of financing solutions; Shared Services Group, which provides a broad range of services to Boeing worldwide; and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology, which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect innovative technologies and processes.


    Eutelsat

    Sponsors
    http://www.eutelsat.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.


    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.


    Hughes

    Sponsors
    http://www.hughes.com/

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


    Intelsat General

    Sponsors
    http://www.intelsatgeneral.com

    Intelsat General provides satellite communications solutions to military, commercial and government customers over Intelsat’s fleet of more than 50 satellites and a global terrestrial network of teleports and fiber infrastructure. Intelsat General also offers these customers the option of placing a dedicated hosted communications payload aboard an Intelsat satellite. From remote military outposts, disaster recovery sites and U.S. embassies to health and homeland security agencies, Intelsat General’s solutions support even the most complex operations, from routine to mission critical, anywhere on the globe. These solutions address the numerous communications challenges inherent in a wide range of applications. From Airborne ISR/UAV scenarios to Distance Learning to Logistics, Intelsat General engineers can enhance government, military and commercial communications to allow customers to achieve their mission objectives. Based in McLean, VA, Intelsat General is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A, the world’s largest and most experienced provider of fixed and mobile satellite services for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, ISPs and government agencies.


    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors
    http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

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


    Newtec

    Sponsors
    http://www.newtec.eu

    Newtec Cy n.v. (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications, offering state-of-the-art COTS products and solutions for the Government, Defense, Broadcast, Broadband Access, Backhaul and Trunking markets. With its passionate commitment to R&D Newtec remains in the forefront of technological development, continuing the pioneering contributions that have led to satellite industry standards including DVB-S2X, DVB-S2 and revolutionary VSAT technology such as the Newtec Dialog Multiservice Platform.


    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 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.


    Thales

    Sponsors
    http://www.thalesgroup.com

    Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.


    ViaSat, Inc.

    Sponsors
    http://www.viasat.com

    With ViaSat's satellite communications and cybersecurity systems and services, warfighters can securely access information anywhere: Worldwide airborne mobile broadband; UHF to Ka satellite services & systems; WGS-certified & NATO STANAG accredited; Software-defined satellite networking; Real-time situational awareness & Blue Force Tracking; On-the-move & At-the-halt command & control.

    Exhibitors


    COMSAT

    Exhibitors
    http://www.satcomdirect.com/

    COMSAT, Headquartered in Herndon, Va., is part of Satcom Direct (SD), the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. With a direct lineage from the COMSAT organization that was created by the Communications Satellite Act of 1962, the company has played an important role in the SATCOM industry from its inception to present day. COMSAT offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection. COMSAT’s key milestones include being a founding member of Intelsat; operating the Marisat fleet network, which provided the first mobile satellite communications services to the United States Navy; and founding the initial operating system of Inmarsat from the company’s two earth stations.


    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. Its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. These divisions are exhibiting: Comtech EF Data and Comtech Xicom Technologies.


    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.


    GATR Technologies

    Exhibitors
    http://www.gatr.com/

    GATR manufactures deployable inflatable satellite communication terminals, which dramatically reduce the weight and volume of SATCOM terminals (by as much as 80%) used for rapid deployment of high-bandwidth data/voice/video connections. GATR terminals have been used all over the globe by the US and allied military, intelligence, diplomatic and homeland security organizations Ku-, C-, and WGS certified X- and Ka-bands.


    Iridium Communications Inc.

    Exhibitors
    http://www.iridium.com/

    Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to anywhere, in real time. Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers an innovative portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications.


    Spacepath Communications

    Exhibitors
    http://www.space-path.com/

    Based in the UK, Spacepath Communications manufactures and designs a wide range of high-power travelling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA), redundant system controllers and sub-systems that cater for a wide range of military applications, supporting ground-based, shipboard, trailer-mount and back-pack satellite communications covering C, X, Ku, DBS, Ka & Q/V Bands. We also offer a comprehensive range of solid state amplifiers (SSPA) providing small, lightweight, efficient power solutions covering all uplink frequencies. Backed by extensive industry experience, our satellite professionals provide in-depth engineering assistance, unparalleled customer service and world-wide technical support spanning North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.


    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 is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the objective application of science and technology toward the solution of critical issues affecting the nation’s space program.


    Unique Broadband Systems Ltd

    Exhibitors
    http://www.uniquesys.com/

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

    Media Partners


    Al Defaiya Magazine

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.defaiya.com

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

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


    Viasatellite.com

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.satellitetoday.com/index.html

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

    Media Partners


    Drastic News

    Supporters
    http://drasticnews.com/

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


    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com/

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


    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.


    Airforce Technologies

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

    Used daily as means of creating partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the air force industry, this comprehensive resource supplies the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, white papers, event information and a thorough breakdown of products and services.


    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.


    Mind Commerce

    Supporters
    http://www.mindcommerce.com

    The Mind Commerce® mission is to provide customized research, consulting, training, and writing services for the telecommunications and IT industry within our areas of expertise. Mind Commerce clients include manufacturers, developers, service providers, industry organizations, and government. Mind Commerce partners include various leading firms in the telecommunications industry. Mind Commerce differentiates itself from its competition by meeting the unique needs of its clients through customized product development and service delivery.


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    Space Careers

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    Run by space professionals, Space Careers is the fastest and most cost-effective way for employers and recruitment agencies to find skilled candidates within the space and defence industry, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional recruitment channels. Most of the leading European space and defence industry players have already chosen to include Space Careers in their recruitment campaigns and we are confident that your Company could also benefit from our targeted audience.


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporters
    http://www.soldiermod.com

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


    Police Oracle

    Supporters
    http://www.policeoracle.com

    Police Oracle is the leading independent police Internet portal in the UK. Used by officers of every rank and from every UK police force it has become the default resource for officers and support staff to keep informed of police current affairs, job opportunities, best practice and law updates.


    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


    Space Agenda

    Supporters
    http://www.spaceagenda.com

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

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

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


    International Journal of Space Science and Engineering

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijspacese

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


    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.


    Defense Express

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

    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


    Armada International

    Supporters
    http://www.armadainternational.com

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


    International Journal of Mobile Communications

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmc

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


    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


    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.


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

    Supporters
    http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/

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


    International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijscc

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


    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.


    SourceSecurity.com

    Supporters
    http://www.sourcesecurity.com/

    SourceSecurity.com is the world's leading security industry publication, with an audience of over 180,000 visits monthly. SourceSecurity.com US Edition is specifically dedicated to the US and Americas security market. In addition to its unique and unrivalled comparative database of security products comprising over 18,000 products, including CCTV camera brackets & mounts, security bollards and barriers, video servers and access control system & kits, content includes news & analysis, latest applications, and a directory of security companies and security events. The site also features in-depth coverage of products and applications in vertical markets such as government & public services, remote monitoring and industrial & commercial security. Dedicated areas for network IP security and biometric security recognise the emergence and growth of these technologies, while experts from the industry contribute their valuable insights on business and technology trends. With its depth and breadth of content, SourceSecurity.com is the definitive resource for the security industry.


    Australian Security Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.australiansecuritymagazine.com.au/

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


    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

    Supporters
    http://www.suirg.org

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


    ArmedForces.co.uk

    Supporters
    http://www.armedforces.co.uk

    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


    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


    Defence and Security of India

    Supporters
    http://www.defencesecurityindia.com/

    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.


    SUAS Global

    Supporters
    http://www.suas-global.com/

    SUAS-Global represents UAV Operators, Manufacturers and Service providers all over the World providing them with an online community, the latest information and updates, valuable resources and benefits as well as 24/7 support. SUAS-Global works directly with regulators and legislators and we have partnered with leading specialist organisations to ensure that we have access to the very latest information and guidance needed by our members. Our team have years of experience as operators, airworthiness experts and successful business owners so we are well placed to assist our members.


    ProManufacturingZone.com

    Supporters
    http://www.promanufacturingzone.com

    ProManufacturingZone.com is the daily digest of technical developments for design and manufacturing engineers in the manufacturing and processing industries. Sections cover (among others) Design & Manufacturing Software, Electrical Components, Electronic Components, Fastening and Joining, Machine Building, Automation, Materials & Processes, Mechanical Components, Packaging, Power Transmission, Process Plant, Production Logistics, Materials Handling, Sensors, Transducers, Test & Measurement Equipment.


    Asian Military Review

    Supporters
    http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

    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.


    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijidss

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


    International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management

    Supporters
    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijscpm

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


    Global Defence Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

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


    Satellite Evolution Group

    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.


    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.


    Defence and Security Alert

    Supporters
    http://www.dsalert.org

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

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



    Homeland Security

    Supporters
    http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/

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


    Inderscience Publishers

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    http://www.inderscience.com

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


    Satnews Publishers

    Supporters
    http://www.satnews.com

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


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

    Supporters
    http://www.hsrc.biz

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


    evvnt Ltd

    Supporters
    http://www.evvnt.com

    evvnt enables people all over the world to fill their events utilising the most effective event listing sites on the web. Every minute, with little more than a click, more events and conferences appear in listings, in search engines and on mobile - discoverable by both category and location. With next to no effort customers of evvnt get better attendance, while consumers find events they previously had no idea existed. To date customers in 70 countries worldwide have submitted over 500,000 thousand event listings, created over 300,000 live links, and generated 1 million clicks to ticketing and registration pages. Learn more at www.evvnt.com


    DefenseFile.com

    Supporters
    http://www.defensefile.com

    DefenseFile.com is a free online news and product resource for the global defense and aerospace industries. DefenseFile is a valuable resource for procurement executives and others involved in specifying and purchasing defense-related goods and services within aerospace, marine and navy, land, manufacturing, personnel and backup equipment sectors.


    Russian Space Web

    Supporters
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com

    RussianSpaceWeb.com is a public-supported independent publication, not affiliated with any government or private institution. The mission of this site is to preserve and popularize history of space exploration, to promote cooperation in space and to provide independent coverage of space program.


    Defence Industries

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    http://www.defence-industries.com

    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.


    SecuritySolutionsWatch

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    http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/



    Epicos

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    http://www.Epicos.com

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


    GeoConnexion

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    http://www.geoconnexion.com

    GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. To view the magazines: http://www.geoconnexion.com


    Teletimes International

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    http://www.teletimesinternational.com

    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.


    ProSecurityZone

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    http://www.prosecurityzone.com

    ProSecurityZone brings the latest security news to professionals throughout the world every day, offering them industry insight, new developments and inspiring ideas. Each day, news is added to our growing archive, creating a rich and valuable information resource for anybody involved or interested in the security industry. With free access, free publication of news and free newsletter distribution, both users and suppliers have the world of security at their fingertips.


    RF Globalnet

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    http://www.rfglobalnet.com

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


    ARMSCOM.net

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    http://www.armscom.net

    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


    Defense Conferences

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    http://www.marketresearchmedia.com

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

    Official Associations


    Czech Space Alliance

    Official Associations
    http://www.czechspace.eu

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


    Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)

    Official Associations
    http://www.msua.org

    The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the users of Mobile Satellite Services 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 Mobile Satellite Services industry. Finally, MSUA provides a means of assembling mobile users’ views on system and service concerns, and conveys this information to the appropriate industry representatives and other authorities.


    World Teleport Association

    Official Associations
    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.

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    Riverbank Park Plaza

    18 Albert Embankment
    London SE1 7TJ
    United Kingdom

    Riverbank Park Plaza

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

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    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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