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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 - 21/09/2016

Australian Department of Defence confirmed to speak at Global MilSatCom 2016

SMi are excited to announce David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Australian Department of Defense will speak at Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals.

The Defence White Paper, released in February 2016 by the Turnbull government, says that access to space intelligence will become increasingly important over coming years. The paper flags that Australia will spend an extra $3 to $4 billion on enhanced satellite imagery capability as well as up to another $2 billion on space situational awareness systems and radars out to 2039. (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald*)

SMi Group are delighted to announce Commodore David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Australian Department of Defense, has joined the 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition, taking place in London, UK, on the 8th-10th November 2016.

In his unique presentation entitled “An Overview of the Australia Defence Force's Future and Current SatCom Capabilities" Commodore Greaves will discuss: The Australian Defence Force's operational use of SatCom and the unique challenges faced (concurrent operations; dispersed locations); The future requirements and why are they critical to the Australian Defence Force's civil and international commitments; The potential for further international collaboration after the success of the US Australia Wideband Global SatCom Satellite; How Australia will satisfy next-generation MilSatCom requirements.

Commodore Greaves will also be co-chairing a panel discussion on day three of the conference on “Ensuring Effective Communication Capabilities in Polar Regions and Harsh Environments.’

Further information available at

This year's Global MilSatCom will bring together over 450 of the industry’s key senior military representatives alongside the world’s leading SatCom solution providers and operators. There will be over 120 military and government attendees from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.

The three-day event agenda includes unique presentations from UK Ministry of Defence, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, Australian Department of Defence, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, GovSat and many more.

Some of the important topics that will be covered by these speakers 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.

For a full list of speakers and agenda please visit 

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

Delegate places now over 92% sold out for Global MilSatCom 2016! Those who are interested in attending are advised to contact SMi, the organisers, today to secure participation, alternatively you can register online at 

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

*Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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