Satnews Daily
September 8th, 2017

An Updated Agenda for SMi's Global MilSatCom Event is Now Available

SMi’s Group has recently released an updated agenda for the 19th Global MilSatCom 2017, taking place on November 7 to 9 in London — the full program can be found at this direct link.

Now featuring a speaker line-up of more than 50 defence satellite communications experts, the event program has been curated to explore the growing demand to enhance SATCOM capabilities and to discuss strategies and requirements including the UK Ministry of Defence’s plans for Skynet 6. Additional key additions to the agenda include an opening Ministerial Address from Harriett Baldwin MP, the UK’s Minister for Defence Procurement; a keynote address from Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency; and industry presentations from Airbus, Northrop Grumman, and NATO.

This year’s program is inarguably the best and most international in the event’s history,” SMi Managing Director Dale Butler said. “Delegate numbers are up by 30 percent and the event is looking to attract around 500 attendees this year, which will be a new record for the conference series.”
With 40+ presentations from leading commercial players and over 20 military and government personnel, this year's agenda will feature highlights including:

  • Updates to international MILSATCOM programs including new nations such as Japan, Republic of Korea, Nigeria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
  • Sessions on key themes and challenges at the core of the MILSATCOM community such as the Wideband AoA and GovSatCom initiative, the demand for flexibility and resiliency in a contested environment, ground segment R&D advances, SATCOM-on-the-Move (SOTM) capabilities, as well as the surging importance of interoperability and allied international cooperation
  • Dedicated networking sessions including two evening dinners and two networking receptions
  • An exhibition area with 40 booths to help you understand the latest technological solutions available in the market
  • Two exclusive pre-conference workshops (6th November) on "Global Government Payload Exploration" and "Interference in SATCOM Systems"


The full roster of speakers and presentations can be found at this direct link to that information...

For those interested to attend, registration is now live on the event website.

The final Early Bird discount of £100 for this conference will expire on September 29.

19th Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition
November 7 to 9, 2017
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK