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October 1st, 2013

Space and Satellite Regulatory Colloquium—One-Stop Gathering That Saves Time, Money + Energy (Event)

[SatNews] A wealth of 20 experts will gather for one day—something that would take months of travel and careful planning in order to meet with each of these professionals, let alone afford their individual rates.

A colloquium is defined as an academic seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting. This is an understatement with the elite and elegant list of 20 guest academics who will be presenting a plethora of information—and all in one day, October 24th!

What you don’t know in the area of emerging space law and regulatory issues that are facing the U.S. Administration and International governments can hurt you and be harmful and costly to you and your company.

Jones Day 7th floor conference center overlooking the capital building in Washington D.C.

The colloquium will be held at Jones Day Conference Facilities and is presented by SatNews in collaboration with ManSat and Jones Day on Thursday, October 24th from 8 am until 6 pm. The conference center overlooks the majestic U.S. Capitol Building. Here breakfast and lunch will be provided, and at the conclusion a reception will be held on the patio overlooking the Capitol Building with a wine tasting and cocktail hour.

Reservations are rapidly filling, and it is recommended that you register here today.

On October 24th, from 8 am until 6 pm, attendees will be in rapt attention gleaning words of wisdom from; bankers; a test pilot and astronaut; space policy and international affairs’ experts; a professor specializing in space law from Strasbourg, France; those with prestigious military careers focused on maintaining a safe and secure nation; satellite media; a Baroness and member of the House of Lords; an international lawyer; supplier of banking specific to the space industry; and a specialist in Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs, and a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate Corps.

The following is your introduction to this prestigious list of experts. Get to know those who will be speaking on Thursday, October 24th...

Ian Blumenstein

Ian Blumenstein
Ian Blumenstein’s practice is focused on representing investment banks and issuers in high-yield debt financings and other equity and debt capital markets transactions.

Over the course of his career, he has represented many of the world’s leading investment banks and corporate clients in a broad range of capital markets matters, including offerings and restructurings of high-yield debt securities, IPOs and secondary stock offerings, preferred stock offerings, offerings of convertible securities, PIPEs, and other private placements of debt and equity securities.

Ian also has extensive experience representing companies in other securities and general corporate matters, including restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, ‘34 Act compliance, and derivative securities.

Ian has represented corporate clients and many of the world’s top investment banks, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley, and UBS, in multimillion dollar debt and equity offerings for companies across a myriad of industries, with a particular emphasis on satellite and wireless and wired telecommunication, where Ian has been involved in numerous financings for companies such as PanAmSat, EchoStar Communications, LightSquared, ICO Holdings, ProtoStar, Ubiquitel, IWO Communications, and MetroPCS, among others.

Ian also previously served as managing director of high-yield capital markets at BancBoston Robertston Stephens, where he was responsible for high-yield origination and execution.

Patricia A. Cooper

Patricia A. Cooper
Patricia Cooper has served as President of the Satellite Industry Association since November 2007. As President, Ms. Cooper is SIA’s lead advocate for regulatory, legislative, export control, government services, public safety, and trade issues of critical importance to the Association’s diverse membership.

She also manages the day-to-day operations of SIA, including member communications, staff leadership, and SIA-sponsored events.

Patricia brings more than 20 years of experience in the satellite industry and in government. She joined SIA following a five-year tenure in the Federal Communications Commission, where she managed the FCC’s bilateral relationships with regulatory agencies across the world and, as Senior Satellite Competition Advisor to the International Bureau, served as lead author of the FCC’s inaugural satellite competition report to Congress.

Before joining the FCC, Patricia directed the international regulatory strategy for CoreExpress, a start-up intelligent data delivery company. For six years prior, she directed the international market access at PanAmSat Corporation during its transformation from a start-up single-satellite communications company to a global satellite system.

From 1989 to 1994, Patricia counseled U.S. satellite companies on international business opportunities for the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration and monitored telecom liberalization in the Americas. She began her communications career with Motorola’s U.S. Federal Government Affairs office in Wiesbaden, Germany. 

Patricia holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and German.

Gonzalo de Dios

Gonzalo de Dios
Gonzalo de Dios is an Assistant General Counsel at Intelsat, the largest provider of fixed-satellite services (“FSS”) worldwide.  In this capacity, he is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters affecting the company’s satellite operations outside of the United States, including foreign authorizations and permits for its satellites, international regulatory and standards setting activities affecting the company’s spectrum holdings, government relations, as well as legal support for operational, corporate, contractual, business development, strategic acquisitions and tax matters. 

In addition, Mr. de Dios supports legal and regulatory activities for the company in the United States, including relations with the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and other federal agencies, trade associations and organizations.

Mr. de Dios has extensive experience and knowledge in the telecommunications arena, and has worked in-house with multinational corporations (PanAmSat Corporation, Winstar Communications) as well as with law firms advising customers on both domestic as well as international telecommunications matters (Coudert Brothers, L.L.P. and Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans, P.L.L.C.).

Mr. de Dios serves as a Board member of the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (“USTTI”), a non-profit organization that brings together industry and government to provide intensive tuition-free ICT training to participants from developing countries, as well as a trainer.  He is a 1994 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a 1990 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Jeff Foust

Jeff Foust
Jeff Foust is a senior analyst and project manager with the Futron Corporation of Bethesda, Maryland, and has been with the company since late 2001. He investigates current conditions and future trends in domestic and foreign commercial, civil, and military launch industries and related markets, including emerging industries such as space tourism and smallsats. He is also the editor of The Space Review, a weekly online publication with essays and articles about space policy, commercialization, exploration and other issues. He has a Ph.D. in planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. with honors in geophysics and planetary science from the California Institute of Technology.

David Hartshorn

David Hartshorn
David Hartshorn is Secretary General of the GVF, the London-based non-profit international association of the satellite industry. GVF consists of more than 230 member organizations from every major region of the world and from every sector of the industry, including mobile and fixed satellite operators, manufacturers, system integrators, and other service providers.

  Supported by 15 affiliate offices, two regional offices and seven working groups, Mr. Hartshorn leads the Forum’s global efforts to facilitate the provision of satellite-based communications solutions throughout all nations of the world.

Mr. Hartshorn works closely to support national-, regional- and global-level policy makers as they formulate state-of-the-art satellite regulatory frameworks. He is also responsible for creating greater awareness of the commercial, economic, political and technological advantages that satellite-based communications provide. GVF’s training, product quality assurance, network validation, and other programs are an important means by which these aims are achieved.

Henry R. Hertzfeld

Henry R. Hertzfeld
Dr. Henry R. Hertzfeld is a Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the Space Policy Institute, Center for International Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at GW. He is an expert in the economic, legal, and policy issues of space and advanced technological development. Dr. Hertzfeld has served as a Senior Economist and Policy Analyst at both NASA and the National Science Foundation, and is a consultant to both U.S. and international agencies and organizations.  He is author of many articles on the economic and legal issues concerning space and technology.  Dr. Hertzfeld is a member of the Bar in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. He can be contacted at: hrh@gwu.edu or hhertzfeld@law.gwu.edu .

David Howgill

David Howgill
David is founder and President of Huckworthy; providing international applied technology consulting to the private and government sectors since 2003.  Huckworthy assists current and future industry leaders to access new markets and grow their business through strategic product, partnering and marketing efforts.  Huckworthy works with civilian and military applications for government, and commercial sector solutions in telecommunications, security and energy.

David serves on the Advisory Boards of CENTRAL Oil and Gas Corporation of America, a small field domestic oil and gas producer; and Valaurum, which enables small investors access to the gold markets and artisanal gold producers a higher yield route to market.  David also serves as Senior Consultant to SiRRAN Communications, an emerging leader in encrypted communications applications (SecureMobile) and modular LTE carrier networks.

David has specialized in the international technology marketplace for almost 20 years; his international cross functional management experience and successful track record in the CCTV, Security, VoIP, Satellite and Wireless markets bring a unique blend of talents to clients and partners.

Professor Ram S. Jakhu

Professor Ram S. Jakhu
Prof. Ram Jakhu has over thirty years of experience in space-related fields.  He is Associate Professor at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  From 1995 to 1998, he served the International Space University, Strasbourg, France, as a Professor and the first Director of the Master of Space Studies program.

Prof. Jakhu's research interests include law and policy of space applications, space debris, space safety and space security. He has authored a book and more than 60 articles in several reputed journals and edited books entitled ‘Space Safety Regulations and Standards’, ‘National Regulation of Space Activities,’ and ‘ICAO for Space.’

Dr. Jakhu organized and chaired three international interdisciplinary congresses dealing with space debris mitigation, remediation and on-orbit serving and presented their reports to the UNCOPUOS.

Dr. Jakhu is the founder and President of Cyber & Space Telecom Inc., a consulting firm specializing in space and telecom law and policy, which has completed over 30 consulting assignments for various entities from around the world.

He is a Member of the Space Security Council of the World Economic Forum. He is a ‘Fellow’ and the Chair of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety. For 14 years he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). In 2007, he received a “Distinguished Service Award” from the IISL for a significant contribution to the development of space law. He holds Doctor of Civil Law (Dean's Honors List) and Master of Law (LL.M.) degrees from McGill University, Canada, as well as LL.M., LL.B., and B.A. degrees from Panjab University, India.

Michael Lopez-Alegria

Michael Lopez-Alegria
Michael Lopez-Alegria is the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He comes from a distinguished background in aerospace which includes positions as a Naval Aviator and test pilot (Capt., U.S. Navy, Ret.), NASA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander.

Lopez-Alegria received his Bachelor of Science degree in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security and speaks Spanish, French and Russian.

He has over three decades of experience with the U.S. Navy and NASA in a variety of roles including Naval Aviator, Navy engineering test pilot and program manager, NASA astronaut, ISS commander, and assistant director of flight crew operations. Lopez-Alegria has flown on Space Shuttle missions STS-73, STS-92, and STS-113, and served as Commander of ISS Expedition 14 in which he flew to and from the ISS aboard a Soyuz TMA-9. He holds three NASA records: longest spaceflight (215 days); most number of Extravehicular Activities (EVA) (10) and cumulative EVA time (67 hours 40 minutes). Lopez-Alegria has most recently served as the Assistant for ISS to the Director of Flight Crew Operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Rebecca MacPherson

Rebecca MacPherson
Rebecca MacPherson joined Jones Day in January 2013 where she advises clients in the transportation sector, with a particular focus on strategic and regulatory issues in the airline, aviation, and commercial space transportation sectors.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Rebecca served as assistant chief counsel for international law, legislation and regulations at the Federal Aviation Administration. She provided legal and policy guidance to the FAA on matters associated with the development of regulations governing all aspects of aviation and commercial space transportation, as well as the day-to-day implementation of all existing standards and regulations.

Rebecca was also responsible for developing novel solutions to industry problems within the confines of existing regulations and statutes. She provided guidance on Next Gen equipage and operating requirements, the allocation of slots at congested airports, and the FAA’s authority to impose limitations on debris re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

She routinely represented FAA interests to the White House, Congress, and other federal government agencies where she provided expertise on numerous high profile initiatives.

Jennifer A. Manner

Jennifer A. Manner
Jennifer A. Manner is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at EchoStar Corporation where she is responsible for the company’s domestic and international regulatory and policy issues. 

Prior to this, Ms. Manner was Deputy Chief of the Office and Engineering and Technology and before that Deputy Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Secuirty Bureau where she has had a focus on broadband and other related issues. Ms. Manner previously worked as a Principal at ZComm Strategies LLC.

Before that, Ms. Manner was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at SkyTerra Communications, LLC, where she handled the company's domestic and international regulatory and policy issues. Before joining SkyTerra, Ms. Manner served as Senior Counsel to FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy with responsibility for wireless, international and new technology issues. 

Ms. Manner joined the Commissioner's office after working at MCI Communications Corporation, later WorldCom, Inc., as Associate Counsel for Foreign Market Access and then as International Wireless Services and Director of International Alliances.

Prior to this position, Ms. Manner was an associate in the Communications Group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, L.P. Before joining Akin, Gump, Ms. Manner was an Attorney-Advisor at the FCC.

Currently Ms. Manner serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and previously served as an adjunct professor of the Washington College of Law at American University. Ms. Manner has published several books on telecommunications issues and has written numerous law review articles.

Ms. Manner received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, from which she was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Political Science. She received her J.D. cum laude from New York Law School and LL.M. with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Manner is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., New York and Connecticut.

Pamela L. Meredith

Pamela L. Meredith
Is an attorney at law at the firm, Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P. As Chair, Space Law Practice Group Ms. Meredith advises clients in Commercial space project planning and implementation; commercial space transactions; risk management and insurance; licensing and regulation; export controls; dispute resolution; and commercial arbitration.

Additionally, Ms. Meredith has been an Adjunct Professor of Satellite Communications and Space Law at American University's law school in Washington, D.C. since 1989.

Her bar admissions include District of Columbia and New York.

Clayton Mowry

Clayton Mowry
Clayton Mowry is President of Arianespace, Inc., with responsibility for managing Arianespace's customer, industry and governmental relations at the company's U.S. affiliate.

The Washington, D.C.-based Arianespace, Inc. was established in 1982, and is a key element of Arianespace's international presence. Approximately one-fourth of the more than 340 launch services contracts signed by Arianespace since its creation in 1980 are with U.S. customers, and over half involve U.S.-built spacecraft.

Mowry joined Arianespace, Inc. from the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), where he was executive director of the nonprofit alliance that represents leading U.S. satellite manufacturers, service providers and equipment suppliers.

Prior to the SIA, he worked as a satellite industry analyst and senior international trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Telecommunications, and was a Presidential Management Intern and trade policy analyst covering the space launch industry for the Department of Commerce.

Mowry holds degrees in political science and economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MBA from Georgetown University.

J. Armand Musey

J. Armand Musey
J. Armand Musey is the president and founder of Summit Ridge Group LLC.

Armand specializes in the satellite, media and telecommunications industries. He has a unique blend of 16 years of equity research, investment banking and consulting experience.

Armand has completed dozens of financial valuation, strategic analysis, business development, corporate governance and business plan creation assignments in the communications industry and has experience working on numerous financing and M&A transactions.

His involvement with a wide breadth of companies has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of a range of media and telecom issues and the complex web of relationships underlying the sector’s competitive dynamics and associated regulatory issues.

Baroness Emma Nicholson

Baroness Emma Nicholson
Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne was ennobled and took her seat as a member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom Parliament in 1997, having also served as a Member of the House of Commons and, subsequently, in the European Parliament.

She is a member of the United Kingdom Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Security and Defense Assembly.

She chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Foreign Affairs; and for Economic Development in Iraq & the Region. She is Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Human Trafficking; for EU Enlargement; and for Georgia; and remains an active participant in a large number of these Groups.

Professor Joseph N. Pelton, Ph.D.

Professor Joseph N. Pelton, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph N. Pelton is the Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University.

He served as Chairman of the Board (1992-95) and Vice President of Academic Programs and Dean (1995-96) of the International Space University of Strasbourg, France. Dr. Pelton has also served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, which at that time was the world’s largest graduate level telecommunications program.

Dr. Pelton has held a number of executive positions at Comsat and Intelsat including serving as Director of Strategic Policy for Intelsat. Dr. Pelton has written extensively about all aspects of space and has published over 35 books and over 300 articles in the field.

Dr. Pelton is a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), a member of its Executive Board and Chairman of its Academic Committee. He is also the former President of the International Space Safety Foundation of the U.S. as well as a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety. 

During the period 2006 to 2009 he served as the founding president president of the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) Foundation. Dr. Pelton was the founder of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and remains as the Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Dr. Pelton was also the Founding President of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI). Dr. Pelton was elected to full membership in the International Academy of Astronautics in 1998 and was awarded in 2001 the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for lifetime achievement.

He was elected to the Hall of Fame of the Society of Satellite Professionals International in 2001. Joseph N. Pelton lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Eloise Pelton. He has three children: Emily, Elaine and Alexander Pelton.

He has his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, his Masters from New York University and his BA from the University of Tulsa.

Patrick H. Rayermann

Patrick H. Rayermann
Patrick Rayermann is Senior Manager, Business Development of Astrium Services Government, Inc. In his role as a Senior Manager, Business Development for Astrium Services Government, Inc., Rayermann is responsible for helping to guide the company’s engagement with DoD leadership at all levels and building awareness for how the DoD can affordably meet many of its COMSATCOM and MILSATCOM requirements.

Mr. Rayermann has over 30 years of experience in satellite operations and policy with the United States Army, DISA, and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Before joining Astrium, Rayermann worked as a Senior Director of Strategy and Development for Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he supported senior leadership by identifying strategic challenges facing customers and providing innovative solutions.

Prior to Orbital, Rayermann served in for 30 years in the U.S. Army, in roles that included Chief of Staff of DoD EA for Space; Director of Comm-FIO for the National Security Space Office; and Chief of Space and Missile Defense Division within the G-3/5/7 of US Army Headquarters. Other assignments included command, operations, logistics, cooperative international efforts, acquisition, and policy development.

He is a member of the AIAA, AFCEA, the Society of Satellite Professionals International and the Army Space Professionals Association.

Rayermann holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and Masters degrees in Information Management from Webster University and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Dr. Del Smith

Dr. Del Smith
Dr. Del Smith has more than 35 years of experience as an international lawyer dealing with high-technology law, including the financing, regulatory, institutional, and international aspects of telecommunications and satellite communications.

His specializations include direct satellite broadcasting, utilization of the geostationary orbit, international telecommunications policy, technology transfer, transborder data flow, satellite insurance, and computer/communication interactions.

He has represented satellite manufacturers, banks, and space insurance underwriters in numerous transactional matters. These include assessments of financial, technology, and country risks; drafting and negotiation of investment agreements and loan documents; conduct of corporate valuations and due diligence analyses; international and domestic legal and regulatory compliance; and preparation of corporate disclosures.

He has also advised satellite companies on the security and financing aspects of delivery-in-orbit satellite construction contracts.

Christopher Stott

Christopher Stott
Christopher Stott is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ManSat, the Isle of Man based company working in the regulation of geostationary satellite communications.

Building upon the Isle of Man’s preeminent position as a supplier of world-class banking and financial services to the space industry, ManSat provides tailored business services to meet the needs of the international space industry, specifically focused on providing access to geostationary orbits and associated radio frequencies.

Prior to founding ManSat, Chris worked with Lockheed Martin Space Operations, and before that in launch services for the Boeing Company.

Chris holds as Masters of Space Science degree from the International Space University.

Tom Tshudy

Tom Tshudy
Prior to joining ILS in June 1998, Tshudy served as division counsel for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space.

Previous positions include director of business management for Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs and group general counsel at McDonnell Douglas Corporation and six years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate Corps.

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