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October 23rd, 2017

London is the Location for This Year's SMi Global MilSatCom Event

SMi Group's 19th annual Global MilSatCom event will convene in London from November 7 through 9, 2017.

At this year's Global MilSatCom, there will once again be a range of networking opportunities:

  • Meet and network with service providers as well as military and government end-users from around the world that will make up the 500 attendees at this year’s conference and exhibition
  • Two evening networking receptions hosted by SES and Airbus at the end of days 1 and 2
  • Lockheed Martin will be hosting an invitation only pre-conference dinner on the November 6 at The Army & Navy Club in Mayfair, London
  • On day one, SES will host their reception in the City Suite at the Park Plaza hotel with the invitation only Eutelsat evening dinner being held in the Chino Latino restaurant
  • Airbus will host their networking reception at London's historical and cultural Imperial War Museum on Wednesday 8th November
  • More than three and a half hours of networking during the conference days

The main conference will see developments and updates to MILSATCOM programs from around the world discussed with presentations from leading figures and networking sessions throughout the three day event. Key themes and challenges at the core of the MILSATCOM Community will be the basis of discussion and will include the need for resiliency and robustness within SATCOM systems, interoperability and flexibility within platforms, as well as the growing importance of allied collaboration.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, UK MoD
  • Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head of Capability, C4ISR and SRO for Future Beyond Line of Sight Program, HQ Joint Forces Command, UK MoD
  • Dr Graham Turnock, Chief Executive, UK Space Agency
  • Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, Commander of Defence Communications Command, Republic of Korea Military
  • Colonel Cameron Stoltz, Director Space Requirements, Director General Space, Canadian Forces
  • Colonel Shinichiro Tsui, Counselor National Space Secretariat, Japanese Cabinet Office
  • Deanna Ryals, Chief of International MilSatCom, U.S. Air Force


Attendees will be able to meet and network with 500 attendees, including nearly 150 military personnel as well as hear critical updates on military programs and understand how your solutions can satisfy their requirements. The latest technological solutions will be discussed as well as how best to suit the end-user. Discussions will take place to tackle the latest issues within the SATCOM community, including smallsat constellations, progress in the U.S. Wideband AoA, how nations are managing the increasing threats within the space domain and much more.

To register for the important event, please access this direct link...