Limited places remaining for Global MilSatCom 2015

  • Posted by Sonal Patel
  • October 12, 2015 12:04 PM BST
SMi will be hosting their biggest event of the year on the 3rd-5th November as the 17th annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition take places at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK.

With a presence of over 400 of the industry’s senior military figures and leading satcom providers, this exclusive event is guaranteed to sell out as it provides attendees with an unbeatable networking opportunity. Conference attendees will get the chance to hear: a ministerial address, a host nation address, 3 industry-leading keynote speakers, over 40 high-level presentations from across the globe, 4 panel discussions and the option to participate in 3 interactive workshops.

Key presentations that will feature at the conference will discuss the latest topics on SatCom which include: the obstacles and benefits of interoperability, SatCom on the move, the need for greater spectrum, eliminating satellite jamming, protected SatCom and the collaboration between industry and military on current and future SatCom issues.

2015’s impressive conference agenda features the following line up:

  • OPENING MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK Ministry of Defence
  • HOST NATION ADDRESS: 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 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
  • Tom Plachecki, Chief of Network Services & IT Infrastructure Service Line, NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • Harold Haney, Chief, SATCOM & Spectrum Management Division, US Strategic Command

As well as gaining the most current information on satcom, those who choose to attend can take full advantage of the opportunity to partake in three pre-conference work-shops. These are entitled Global Government Payload Exploration which is hosted by Payload Alliance; How Small Satellites Can Enhance Military Communications Whilst Maintaining Cost-Efficiency hosted by Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd and Perspectives on Ground Systems which is hosted by The Aerospace Corporation.

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

Global MilSatCom 2015 confirms that SES are the proud leading sponsor and are accompanied by a vast range of sponsors including: Airbus Defence & Space, Advantech Wireless, Boeing, Eutelsat, Harris CapRock, Honeywell Aerospace, Hughes, Inmarsat, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, LuxGovSat, Newtec, Northrop Grumman, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales Alenia Space, Thales, ViaSat | Exhibitors: The Aerospace Corporation, Avanti, Comtech Telecommunications Corp, DataPath, ETL Systems, GATR Technologies, Get Sat, Nova Systems SATCOM, NSSLGlobal, Satcom Direct, Spectra Group, Vislink, WORK Microwave.

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

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


Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition

3 – 5 November 2015

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK