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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.

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Global MilSatCom 2016 - 30/06/2016

Brazil prepares the SGDC for launch: Hear the latest update from the Brazilian Air Force

The Brazilian Air Force will provide the latest update on the SGDC launch at SMi Group’s 18th annual Global MilSatCom, taking place in November 2016 in London. Proudly supported by SatelliteIRG

SMi Group announces Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis, Head of the Geostationary Satellite and Strategic Communications (SGDC) Training Section, Space Operations Center, Brazilian Air Force, to join the unrivalled speaker line up for Global MilSatCom 2016, taking place in London on the 8th-10th November.

Recently in the news: Brazil's Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) entered the last stage of testing...The launch is scheduled for the window December 2016/February 2017 (Source: telecompaper *).

Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis will be speaking on how SatCom is transforming National Defence capabilities across the forces with the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC). Presentation highlights include updates on the SGDC, to be launched in 2017, how the telecommunications satellite meets a broad spectrum of civil and military requirements across the country, and information on space technologies absorption and training programs.

Major Luciene da Silva Demenicis will also discuss the status of Brazilian Space Activities: SCD, CBERS, StarOne C1 and C2 Satellites, Space Activities National Program (PNAE) and Space Systems Strategic Program (PESE), and the Brazilian Air Force Space Operations Center (NuCOPE-P).

For further information or to register for this event, visit 

"This is my first Global MilSatCom Conference and it has been a very informative learning experience. I look forward to coming back as a delegate from Canada and contributing further". Canadian Department of National Defence.

In 2016, there will be over 450 attendees and over 20 Government and Military speakers. 3-day event programme features over 25 exclusive case-study driven presentations, 3 panel discussions and keynote addresses from UK MoD, UAE Space Agency, DISA and Department of National Defence Canada.

The unrivalled expert speaker panel will include key decision makers from U.S. Department of Defence, Italian Ministry of Defence, Danish Defence Command, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Italian Ministry of Defence, Belgian Defense, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, Department of National Defence Canada, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, U.S Air Force, SES, Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Raytheon, Hughes Network Systems, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, LuxGovSat and many more.

Over 35 key presentations will feature the latest topics on SatCom including: 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 event will also highlight collaboration between industry and military on current and future SatCom issues, how to understand the latest technological solutions, and how these best suit the end user.

Plus, event agenda includes 2 pre-conference workshops, taking place on the 7th of November 2016:

  • 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.

Visit to view the complete list of speakers, the 3-day event schedule and information on delegates, sponsors and supporters.

Lead Sponsor: SES. Gold Sponsor: Airbus Defence & Space. Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, LuxGovSat, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales, ViaSat. Exhibitors: Comsat, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporaton, Uniquesys.

Global MilSatCom 2016 is proudly supported by Via Satellite, Shephard Media, Global VSAT Forum, MSUA, Defense Express, Northern Sky Research, RF Globalnet, Space Agenda, and many more.

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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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