UK MoD & US Space Force Amongst Speaker Line-Up for SMis 22nd Annual Global MilSatCom

Top Quote SMi Group Reports: The 22nd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition will once again host a varied speaker line-up of military, government and industry experts from across the globe. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 06, 2020 - SMi Group are pleased to announce that the 22nd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition will return to London at the on the 10th, 11th and 12th November 2020, alongside a Disruptive Space Technology Focus Day on the 9th November.

    Featuring a packed agenda of over 50 insightful presentations, this year's conference will examine some of the core issues surrounding the dynamic MilSatCom landscape, making it an essential date for all those in the industry. Delegates can expect to hear SATCOM updates from 10+ nations, including comprehensive coverage of the UKs MilSat strategy, SKYNET 6, developments in US SATCOM following the emergence of the Space Force, and much more.

    Interested parties should register by 30th September to save 100 with the early bird discount:

    Global MilSatCom 2020 will once again host senior military, defence agencies, government representatives and industry experts from across the globe to explore the most crucial concepts and updates in the industry:

    Host nation speakers:
    Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smyth, Director Space, UK MoD
    Captain David Moody, Deputy Head, Space, UK STRATCOM
    Barry Austin, Skynet 6 Program Manager and Deputy Head of Networks, ISS, UK MoD
    Commodore (Retd) Ian Annett, Deputy CEO for Project Delivery, UK Space Agency
    Dr Michael O'Callaghan, Space S&T Programme Manager, DSTL

    International key speakers:
    Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Space Force
    Colonel Ryan Gulden, Director, SATCOM Integration, SMC, US Space Force
    Mr Joseph Vanderpoorten, MILSATCOM Advanced Concepts, Portfolio Architect, SMC, US Space Force
    Ms Clare Grason, Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO), US Air Force Space Command
    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares, Head of Satellite and Cyber Systems, Spanish MoD
    Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis, Assistant Chief of Staff ACOS J6 Cyberspace, NATO SHAPE
    Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Mr Michel Leenaarts, Programme Manager SATCOM, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
    Squadron Leader Rob Bexley, Capability Manager Aerospace C4, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Forces
    Colonel Eduard Schnabel, Branch Head Chief Digitization Officer, German Army
    Colonel Laurent Jannin, Program Director for French SATCOM Programs, DGA
    Lieutenant Colonel Seiji Manabe, Deputy Director, National Security Space Section, National Space Policy Secretariat/ Cabinet Office
    Colonel Stig Nilsson, Head of Space Program, Norwegian MoD
    Captain Andrew Dittmer, Navy Liaison to Space Education Training Centre & N7, NAVIFOR, US Navy
    Mr Charles Cooper, Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management, US Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Mayorga, Head Coordination and Space Programs, Satellite and Cyber Systems, Spanish MoD

    The conference brochure containing the agenda and full speaker line-up and focus day information is available to download from the conference website:

    Gold Sponsor: Airbus
    Silver Sponsor: Eutelsat
    Sponsors: GovSat I Inmarsat I Kratos I Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Service I Lockheed Martin I Northrop Grumman I ST Engineering iDirect UK I Telesat I Thales Communications I Viasat
    Exhibitors: Hytec Inter I Inster I Marlink SAS I Media Broadcast Satellite I ND Satcom I XTAR

    For details on sponsoring, exhibiting or promoting your brand/services bespoke packages, please contact Alia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal, Marketing, on +44(0) 207 827 6162 or email ssapal ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    SMis 22nd Annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition
    Conference: 10th 12th November 2020
    Focus Day: 9th November 2020
    Location: Park Plaza London Riverbank, London, UK
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