Europe's Leading Military Satellite Communications Event, Global MilSatCom returns to London this November

  • Posted by Sonal Patel
  • September 30, 2015 12:51 PM BST
SMi have just announced, places are filling up fast for what is expected to be the biggest Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition to date.

Attendees will be able to join over 400 of the industry’s senior military figures and leading SatCom providers in London this November and have the chance to hear from 3 industry-leading keynote addresses, over 40 presentations, 3 interactive workshops and 3 panel discussions at Europe's leading military satellite communications event.


Due to the growing threats to national space assets and exploitation of space as a part of political and military warfare, Global MilSatCom 2015 will provide the ideal platform for senior international military and government representatives to convene and discuss current challenges and threats facing the satcom community and get an exclusive outlook of the latest technology, equipment and services the industry has to offer.


The UK Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne, will deliver the opening keynote address at this year's event which takes place from 3 - 5 November in London.


The Minister of State for Defence Procurement will be supported by other ministers from the Ministry of Defence including Air Commodore John Philliban, Head of Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, who is also lined up to attend and deliver a keynote address on day one of the conference.


The 2015 conference agenda features:


  • Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Air Commodore John Philliban, Head of Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Deanna Ryals, Chief, International MILSATCOM, U.S Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Brigadier General Jozef Nasiadka, Chief of Command and Control Directorate - J6, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
  • Commodore Christian Anuge, Deputy Director, Defence Space Agency, Nigerian Navy
  • Colonel Christophe Debaert, Head of Syracuse Program, DGA France
  • Colonel Dr Abas Kattala, ITC Engineer, Tanzania People's Defence Force
  • Colonel Atogeba Alobawone, Director, Directorate of Defence Communication and Information Systems, Ghana Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Eddy, Chief of Space Policy, Plans and Strategy, United States European Command
  • Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Achterkamp, Referent SatCom, Bundeswehr
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Saiboo, Head of CIS/J6 Department, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Commander Marcos Imperio, Assistant Chief of Fleet Staff for Weapons, Communications, Electronics and Information Systems, Philippine Navy
  • Wing Commander Rhys Taylor, J6 — Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force


To view the full conference agenda visit the event website


In addition there will be 3 new pre-conference workshops:


A) Global Government Payload Exploration - Led by Hosted Payload Alliance

B) How Small Satellites Can Enhance Military Communications Whilst Maintaining Cost-Efficiency - Hosted by Surrey Satellite Technologies

C) Perspectives on Ground Systems - Hosted by The Aerospace Corporation


The £100 early bird expires 30th September. Those interested in attending are advised to book their seat as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as the event is guaranteed to sell out.


For full details on all speakers, presentations and workshops please visit


For event enquiries please contact the team on: +44 (0) 207 827 6000 or

For media enquiries contact Sonal Patel on +44 (0) 207 827 6106 or



Global MilSatCom

3 – 5 November 2015

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK