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SMi Group Ltd

Global Event Producing Company

The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

Our aim is to provide you with the highest Quality Events in Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors, which are timely, relevant and important to you and your company!

We pride ourselves on being connected to the best and most Knowledgeable Expert speakers in your business sector. We believe in bringing you together with your peers in order to Learn, Engage, Share and Network with the very best. We hold events in over 30 major cities throughout the world including London, Paris, Singapore and have welcomed over 200k participants from 80 countries to our events.

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18th annual Global MilSatCom - 01/11/2016

Doors open to Global MilSatCom, Europe's leading military satellite communications event next week

SMi will proudly host Europe's leading military communications event for satellite professionals next week on the 8 -10 November 2016. The 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition takes places at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK.

With over 450 confirmed attendees from all over the globe, 3 industry-leading keynote speakers, over 35 high-level industry presentations, 3 panel discussions and 2 interactive workshops, Global MilSatCom presents itself as an unmissable event of the year. Global MilSatCom 2016 also offers attendees’ access to the exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies within the arena which will provide further networking opportunities for delegates with the leading operator and SatCom solution providers.

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Nations confirmed to attend include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.

Key presentations that will feature at the conference will discuss the latest topics on SatCom which include: SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

The best-to-date speaker line up includes leading satcom experts from UK MoD, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, New Zealand Defence Force, U.S. Air Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa plus many more.

For full details on all speakers, presentations and workshops please visit

Latest confirmed organisations include: UK Ministry of Defence, Canadian Department of Defence, UK Space Agency, NATO HQ, Italian Defence General Staff, Finnish Defence Forces, Danish Defence Aquisition and Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Army of the Czech Republic, DSTL, MilSatCom Systems Directorate U.S. Air Force, Italian Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office (U.S. Air Force), US NATO, Evertz, Honeywell, Inmarsat Govenment Services, L3 Communications, ViaSat, Dassault-Aviation, Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd, Euroconsult, Raytheon, Pegasus Global, Surrey Satellite Technology, Globecomm, Tesat Spacecom, Gom Space, INDRA SISTEMAS, ORBIT Communications Systems Ltd, Soditech, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Intellian Technologies and many more.

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Global MilSatCom 2016 is sponsored by: SES (Lead Sponsor), Airbus Defence and Space (Gold Sponsor). Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, GovSat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales, ViaSat. Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Unique Broadband Systems, XTAR.

18th annual Global MilSatCom
8th-10th November 2016
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK
Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168,
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054,
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on

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