SMi Group are proud to announce that the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will convene in London on 6th-8th November 2018.

Previous Attendees Include;

Actia Telecom; Advantech Wireless Inc.; AICOX SOLUCIONES S.A.; Airbus; Airbus Americas, Inc.; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (CIS and IS); Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Group; AQYR; ARIANESPACE; Army of the Czech Republic; Arralis Technologies Ltd ; Astrium Services; Astronics AeroSat; Atos IT Services UK LTD; Avanti Communications Group plc; Avascent UK; BAAINbw; Beijing Institute of Space Science & Technology; Belgian Defense; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; Brazilian Air Force; Brazilian Navy; BT; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Army; Canadian Department of Defence; Canadian Department of Defense; CCISE; China Academy of Space Technology; CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales ; Comtech EF Data Corp.; Comtech EF Data ; Comtech Xicom Technology; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe Limited; COMUKAMPHIBFOR; CPI Satcom Division ; Ctech Information Tech; Danish Defence; Danish Defence and Acquisition Organisation; Defence Space Administration; Deloitte Consulting; Deloitte.; DISA; DLR Space Adminstration; DSTL; EEAS, Belgium; esc Aerospace; ETL Systems Ltd; EU Commission; Euroconsult; European Defence Agency; European Space Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corp; Eutelsat America Corporation; FMV; French Ministry of Defence; GATR Technologies; General Dynamics ; General Dynamics Satcom Technologies; German MoD; Gilat Satellite Networks; Globecomm; GovSat; GovSat S.A; Harris Corporation; Hicap Telecom; HISDESAT; HMGCC; Hughes; Hughes Network Systems; Iai Elta Systems; iDirect ; iDirect Europe ; IHS Janes; Inmarsat, Inc; INNOVATIONSZENTRUM FUER TELEKOMMUNIKATIONSTECHNIK; INSA; Inster; Integrasys S A; Intelsat; Intelsat General; Interlink cs; Italian Defence General Staff; Italian MoD; Italian National Armaments Directorate ; Italian Navy; Japanese Cabinet Office; Joint Staff; JSAT International Inc. ; KRATOS; Kratos Defense And Security; Kratos Technology & Training Solutions; L3 Technologies; L3 Technologies, GCS Division; LinQuest Corp; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Space System Company; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; LuxGovSat S.A.; MacDonald Detwiler Associates; MARLINK; MBDA UK Limited; MCC Corporation; MDA; Media Broadcast Satellite Gmbh; METRACOM; Microwave Products Group; Military University Of Technology; MILSATCOM International; MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, USAF; MINDEF; Ministry of Defence UK; Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence, Italy; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, UK; Ministry of National Defence Poland; Ministryof Defence Brazil; MOD Netherlands; MOD Turkey SSM; MOI-NIC; NATO; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NATO INTERNATIONAL STAFF; NATO SHAPE; NATO SPECIAL OPERATIONS HQ; NCIA NATO; NEC Corporation; Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation; Newtec; Nigerian Defence Space Administration; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Nslcomm; NSSL Global Ltd; O3b Networks; Office Of Secretary Of Defense; Omnispace; Oneweb; Orbital ATK; Phasor Solutions Ltd; PJSC "DATAGROUP"; Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff; Qatar Armed Forces; QinetiQ; Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Republic of Korea Military ; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Aviation Services-Cedar Rapids; Rockwell Colllins; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; RSNE - MOD; RSNF - MOD; Saab AB; Samakin Nigeria Limted; Sat Consult; Satellite Evolution Group; Saudi Arabia MOD; SciSys; SciSys Ltd (Space & Defence); Scisys Plc; Semper Fortis Solutions; Serco; SES; SES GLOBAL; SES Government Solutions ; SES Networks; Shephard Media; Singapore Armed Forces JOPD; Singapore Space & Technology Association; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC/MCI; SOF Unit Formoza; Space News; SpaceNews, Inc; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Spectra Group ; Speedcast; SurCom International; TELEDIFE; Teledyne Paradise Datacom ; Telesat; TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LTD; Teletimes Media; Tesat Spacecom; Thales; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space UK; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; Thales Communications & Security; Thales Group; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; The Genus Group; The Signal Regiment - Joint Command Support Centre; Turkish Land Forces; Turkish Navy; U.S Air Force; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; UAE GHQ; UK Home Office; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UltiSat; UltiSat, Inc.; Ultra Electronics, Gigasat; Unique Broadband Systems; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Marine Corps; USAF; Vaeros Ltd; Vertex Estonia ; Via Satellite - Access Intelligence; ViaSat ; ViaSat Communications Inc; ViaSat Inc.; ViaSat, Inc.; Vislink Communications; Wall Street Journal; XTAR; XTAR LLC; ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS;



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London, United Kingdom




Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments 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


Intelsat General (IGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network. IGC provides its government and commercial customers with high-quality, cost-effective, communications solutions via Intelsat’s leading satellite backbone and terrestrial infrastructure. Our customers rely on IGC to provide secure and seamless broadband connectivity, video communications, and mobility services for mission-critical operations anywhere on the globe through our open, inter-operable architecture.



Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities across the ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions.

Lockheed Martin


Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.



Newtec Cy n.v. (www.newtec.eu) is a global industry leader, shaping the future of satellite communications. Newtec offers state-of-the-art COTS technology and equipment such as the Newtec MDM9000 modem and the Newtec Dialog Multiservice VSAT platform for government, defense and humanitarian programs seeking efficient, flexible, resilient and successful operations.



Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Thales is a leading global supplier of secure end-to-end satellite communication solutions for land, air and naval forces, using civilian and military satellites. The company is prime contractor and responsible for implementation of France's Syracuse III ground segment and networks. The company is also in charge of convergence of the Astride/Syracuse theatre networks and is prime contractor for the Venus On the Move French VAB light armoured vehicles for the French armed forces. Since 2001, Thales Alenia Space has supplied 15 military or dual-use satellites to armed forces in France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East. Thales’s System 21 multi-waveform satcom transmission system offers anti-jam capability, complies with NATO standards and is deployed in France and other NATO member countries.


Advantech Wireless


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.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.


Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. Two divisions of Comtech are exhibiting this year: Comtech EF Data (www.comtechefdata.com), the global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization; Comtech Xicom Technology (www.xicomtech.com), the premier supplier of high power amplifiers for satellite communications.



Inster designs and manufactures reliable SATCOM equipment for military satellite communications where the mobility and portability are the key factors: • High efficiency Low profile SOTM and Manpack Terminals based in phase array technology. • Highly Portable Tactical Satcom Terminals with rapid and accurate auto-acquisition in backpack and single case configurations.



XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.

Media Partners

GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

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GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.

Shephard Media

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Shephard Media’s mission is to be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business data, analysis and news. We believe that obtaining the information you need should be easy and affordable. Our content is instantly accessible, encourages debate and helps you with your key decisions. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative coverage.

Space News

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Since 1989, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it's the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in satellite telecommunications, SpaceNews keeps them informed.

Media Partners

Defense Daily Network


Defense Daily Network is the leading source for business news, market research, competitive analysis and actionable intelligence in the global defense industry. Subscribe to just one of our high-value content publications, or benefit from all facets of the market and subscribe to full Defense Daily Network Suite of award winning publications. With reporters based in Washington and beyond, Defense Daily provides insight into military procurements, policies, and congressional funding. Subscribers receive information about money-making opportunities in areas including aerospace, naval systems, C4I, information warfare, land warfare, rotorcraft, global positioning, and space and satellite. For 60 years, Defense Daily has provided defense decision-makers with timely news and analysis of business opportunities and trends.

Satnews Publishers


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.

Via Satellite


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


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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.


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.


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.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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