Latin America's SatCom Capability Unveiled This September in Maceio

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SMi Group reports (2015.08.28): MilSatCom Latin America 2015, the only regional meeting place for military satellite communications specialists, will take place in Maceio, Brazil, this September. Registration closing soon.

MilSatCom Latin America 2015

Confirmed attendees include representatives from Brazilian Armed Forces, Telespazio Brasil S.A., Telesat Brasil, SATIS, Advantech Wireless, Hisdesat, SynQor and many more.

Latin America has been a prominent region in advancing its SatCom capability with countries such as Brazil, Chile and Mexico all either launching or planning to launch domestic satellite programs.

MilSatCom Latin America 2015, now in its second successful year, is the only regional meeting place for military satellite communications specialists and all those responsible for optimising security and surveillance of national and air space and key domestic assets. For more information please go to http://www.milsatcom-latinamerica.com/prwebrm

Confirmed attendees include representatives from Brazilian Armed Forces, Telespazio Brasil S.A., Telesat Brasil, SATIS, Advantech Wireless, Hisdesat, SynQor and many more.

"As a Lieutenant Colonel from the Brazilian Air Force, I have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the second annual MilSatCom Latin America Conference and Exhibition. We are proud to once again support and participate in such an important regional meeting that will help advance and shape Military Satellite Communications in Latin America. This event will offer attendees the opportunity to hear from key players both in the military and industry in one of Brazil's most beautiful locations, Maceio..." Lieutenant Colonel Jose Everardo J. Ferreira, C2 Departments Technical Coordinator, Brazilian Ministry of Defence

The complete 2-day event programme available at http://www.milsatcom-latinamerica.com/prwebrm

Featured Speakers and Presentations:

  • An update on the PESE – The Strategic Program of Brazilian Space Systems delivered by Major Brigadier Carlos Minelli de Sá, President of the Brazilian Air Force Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Commission (CCISE)
  • Spanish MoD MILSATCOM Program, Our Roadmap To Enhanced Military Operations In An Efficient Way

Speaker: Brigadier General Carlos Salas Murillo, Head of C4ISR and Space Systems, Directorate General of Armament and Equipment (DGAM), Spanish Armed Forces

  • The French SATCOM Strategy: Enhancing Data Delivery Through Space Situational Awareness

Speaker: Colonel Frank Scher, Chief Space Capabilities, Joint Space Command, French Ministry of Defence

  • Creating A Reliable And Responsive Military Information Assurance Through The Use Of Military Satellites

Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Acting Director General Space & Joint C4ISR, Department of National Defence, Canada

  • Successes Of The MEXSAT Satellite Program for National Security

Speaker: Hugo Montoya, Director of Innovation and Competitiveness, Mexican Space Agency

Speakers at MilSatCom Latin America 2015 include:
1. Major Brigadier Carlos Minelli de Sá, President of the Brazilian Air Force Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Commission (CCISE)
2. Colonel Hélcio Vieira Junior, Commander Main Special Operations Centre, Núcleo do Centro de Operações Espaciais Principal (NUCOPE-P) Brazilian Air Force
3. Colonel Marcio Teixeira de Campos, Chief C2, Brazilian Armed Forces
4. Brigadier General Carlos Salas Murillo, Head of C4ISR and Space Systems, Directorate General of Armament and Equipment (DGAM), Spanish Armed Forces
5. Colonel Frank Scher, Chief Space Capabilities, Joint Space Command, French Ministry of Defense
6. Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Director General Space & Joint C4ISR, Department of National Defence, Canada
7. Colonel (Retd) Ricardo Veiga, Former SatCom Manager, Brazil MoD
8. Colonel Armando Lemos Technical Director, ABIMDE
9. Cristovam Nascimento, Brazil Correspendant, Global VSAT Forum, (Chairman 2014)
10. HUGO MONTOYA DIAZ, DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS, MEXICAN SPACE AGENCY
11. Maxi Erazu, Space Communications Engineer, SAOCOM Mission, CONAE, Argentina
12. Walter Bartels, President, Brazilian Aerospace Industries Association (AIAB), Brazil    
13. D D’Ambrosio, EVP, Government Solutions, 03b Networks
14. Rich. Y. Pang, Vice President, Product Management, Government Market Solutions Center, SES

The event programme 2015 also includes an exclusive pre-conference masterclass on "How to do business with the Brazilian Armed Forces," hosted by the Defence and Security Industry Association of Brazil, ABIMDE. This informative masterclass with Colonel (Retd) Ricardo Veiga, Former SatCom Manager, Brazil MoD and Colonel Armando Lemos Technical Director, ABIMDE, will allow participants to understand the procurement process within the MoD from ‘contact to contract.’ Further information can be found at http://www.milsatcom-latinamerica.com

For more information or to register visit the website, alternatively contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email jhitchen(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk

MilSatCom Latin America 2015 is proudly sponsored by O3b Networks, SES, The Aerospace Corporation and Visiona.

The meeting is supported by Global VSAT Forum, Mobile Satellite Users Association, World Teleport Association, Segurance & Defesa, Infodefensa.com, LatinNews.com, Fuerzas Militares, ViaSatellite, TelcoProfessionals, Soldiermod, SpaceNews, Nothern Star Research, Satellite Evolution Group, and many more.

Official website: at http://www.milsatcom-latinamerica.com/prwebrm

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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