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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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Global MilSatCom 2016 - 26/09/2016

Spanish MoD to provide an update on their National MilSatCom Program at Global MilSatCom 2016

SMi are excited to announce Brigadier General Carlos J. De Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry Of Defence, will speak at Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals.

SMi Group are delighted to announce Brigadier General Carlos J. De Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry Of Defence, will be presenting on day three of the conference on "Spanish MoD MilSatCom Program, Our Roadmap To Enhanced Military Operations In An Efficient Way."

In his presentation Brigadier General Carlos J. De Salas will provide an overview of capabilities of the present Spanish MilSatCom Program and the steps in its development. He will also discuss the Spanish approach to increase “MilSatCom Standardization and Capacity” at NATO and EU level (ie: CP130 and GOVSATCOM) and will provide a quick overview of the main Spanish National Space industries.

Other speakers recently confirmed to present include Commodore David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications, Australian Department of Defense; Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK MoD; Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD; David Bair, Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat America Corporation.

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 95% sold out for Global MilSatCom 2016! Those who are interested in attending are advised to contact SMi, the organisers, today to secure participation and benefit from the £100 off early bird offer expiring on the 30th of September, 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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