Leading military and industry experts will meet in Singapore to discuss the potential of MilSatCom in Asia-Pacific

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SMi is pleased to announce that the fourth annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific conference is due to take place in Singapore on 14th and 15th May 2014.

4th annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific

Given Singapore’s launch into the space and satellite industry with the new Singapore Office for Space Technology & Industry announced this summer, we decided to hold our conference again in the Asia hub Singapore. This initiative is made up of many different organisations including the Singapore Armed Forces and according to various sources, will have a profound impact on Singapore’s satellite industry. As well as exploring the new satellite opportunities in both the civil and defence sectors, this year’s conference will be focusing particularly on the implications of the US forces moving out to Asia, new technological advancements such as picosatellites and maritime security and other issues facing the industry such as cost-effective usage of satellites.

The 2014 speaker line-up includes presentations from:

  •     Lieutenant Commander Owen Gee, C4 EW Requirements Maritime, New Zealand Defence Force
  •     Captain Jirapol Wongwit, Director of Policy and Plans Division, Royal Thai Navy
  •     Captain Anthony Rommel SD Reyes PN GSC, Global Satellite Communications, Philippine Navy
  •     Major Melissa Reyes, Deputy Project Director, Canadian Department of Defence
  •     Lionel Frion, Engineer Spectrum, French Ministry of Defence
  •     Harold Haney, Chief Space & Missile Defense Division, USSTRATCOM
  •     Patrick Gibassier, Head of Government Satcoms Export Sales, Airbus Defence & Space
  •     "D" D'Ambrosio, EVP, Government Services, O3b Networks
  •     Tom Cheong, Vice President & General Manager Asia-Pacific, iDirect Asia
  •     Nicolas Stephan, Business Development Director Asia, Swedish Space Corporation
  •     Tim Frei, Vice President Communication Systems Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  •     Dr Danielle Wood, Adjunct Researcher, Systems Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  •     Gregg Daffner, GVF Hong Kong Correspondent/CEO, Global VSAT Forum
  •     Jose del Rosario, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research
  •     Lieutenant Commander Georgios Mantzouris, Ph.D, Hellenic Navy
  •     Riaz Lamak, International Director Benchmarking & Validation, Global VSAT Forum
  •     Seshadri Vasan, Head, Strategy and Security Studies, Centre for Asia Studies

For more information about this industry leading event, to download the event’s brochure including complete list of speakers and their presentations, or to register, please go to http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014milsatcom-asia7.asp.

This year's conference highlights are:

  • Hear from a technical expert about emerging satellite programmes in Asia
  • Learn about the US Forces pivot to the Pacific and implications for the SatCom industry in Asia from US representatives
  • Explore picosatellites and their implications for the future of Maritime from the Hellenic Navy
  • Hear from the Philippine Navy about their future plans for MilSatCom
  • Discuss the future of SatCom in Asia and other issues facing the region such as cost-effective use of SatCom
  • Gain an insight into the legal aspects of satellite certification in Asia and satellite filing requirements from the French MoD
  • Meet and network with satcom solutions providers, top military representatives and satcom experts in this field

For further details contact James Hitchen on +44(0) 207 827 6054 or e-mail jhitchen(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk.

Media-partners contact: Julia Rotar (jrotar[at]smi-online[dot]co[dot]uk), Daniel Lee (dlee[at]mi-online[dot]co[dot]uk)

Event’s website http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014milsatcom-asia7.asp.

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