SMi will host Europe's leading military communications event for satellite professionals next week on 3-5 November 2015. The 17th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition takes places at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK.
With over 400 confirmed attendees from all over the globe,3 industry-leading keynote speakers, over 40 high-level industry presentations, 4 panel discussions and 3 interactive workshops, Global MilSatCom presents itself as an unmissable event of the year. Global MilSatCom 2015 also offers attendees’ access to the exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies.
Nations confirmed to attend include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA and many more.
Key presentations 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.
The 3 industry leading opening-day keynote addresses consist of:
- Opening Ministerial Address: Philip Dunne, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Keynote Address Day 2: Deanna Ryals, Chief International Military Satellite Communication Division, MilSatCom Systems Directorate, US Air Force
- Keynote Address Day 3: Lieutenant Colonel AbdeBellahnid, Directorate of Joint Capability, SATCOMS & SAR Requirements, Canadian Department of National Defence The 2015 agenda will also include:
- Air Commodore John Philliban, Head of Joint User C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of 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