Doors open to Global MilSatCom, Europe's leading military satellite communications event next week

  • Posted by Yulia Rotar
  • November 1, 2016 10:39 AM GMT

SMi will proudly host Europe's leading military communications event for satellite professionals next week on the 8 -10 November 2016. The 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition takes places at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK.

With over 450 confirmed attendees from all over the globe, 3 industry-leading keynote speakers, over 35 high-level industry presentations, 3 panel discussions and 2 interactive workshops, Global MilSatCom presents itself as an unmissable event of the year. Global MilSatCom 2016 also offers attendees’ access to the exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies within the arena which will provide further networking opportunities for delegates with the leading operator and SatCom solution providers.

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Nations confirmed to attend include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.

Key presentations that will feature at the conference will discuss the latest topics on SatCom which include: SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

The best-to-date speaker line up includes leading satcom experts from UK MoD, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, New Zealand Defence Force, U.S. Air Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa plus many more.

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Latest confirmed organisations include: UK Ministry of Defence, Canadian Department of Defence, UK Space Agency, NATO HQ, Italian Defence General Staff, Finnish Defence Forces, Danish Defence Aquisition and Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Army of the Czech Republic, DSTL, MilSatCom Systems Directorate U.S. Air Force, Italian Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office (U.S. Air Force), US NATO, Evertz, Honeywell, Inmarsat Govenment Services, L3 Communications, ViaSat, Dassault-Aviation, Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd, Euroconsult, Raytheon, Pegasus Global, Surrey Satellite Technology, Globecomm, Tesat Spacecom, Gom Space, INDRA SISTEMAS, ORBIT Communications Systems Ltd, Soditech, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Intellian Technologies and many more.

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:
• Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
• Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Global MilSatCom 2016 is sponsored by: SES (Lead Sponsor), Airbus Defence and Space (Gold Sponsor). Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, GovSat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales, ViaSat. Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Unique Broadband Systems, XTAR.

18th annual Global MilSatCom
8th-10th November 2016
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK
Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168,
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054,
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on

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