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  1. 1. SMi Group - The Organisers of Global MilSatCom present 25 - 27 2013 February AMWAJ ROTANA, JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE, DUBAI MEAs leading military communications event for CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INCLUDE: satellite professionals Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari, Qatar Emiri Signal The Middle East & Africa face extensive security Corps., Qatar Armed Forces challenges. SatCom technology provides Deputy Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh, enhanced capability for tackling the prevalent Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force issues in the region such as disaster preparedness Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin, Director, and management, border surveillance, aerial Directorate of Space Technology, HQ Nigerian Air reconnaissance, deployed operations and Force multiple maritime, land and air operational Commander Andy Rayner, SO1 Strategic Networks, requirements. The upgrading, maintenance and Cap C4ISR, UK MoD coordination of communications systems has Mohamed Ibrahim, Director of Satellite Systems Development & Test Laboratory, National Authority for therefore become a key objective for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) Egypt contingent states- attend SMi’s MilSatCom Dr. Mohamed Ismail Elnaggar, Communication Middle East & Africa and… Engineering Department, Khalifa University • Receive strategic and technical presentations Mohamed Mahmoud, Integrated Systems Engineering, designed to analyse and educate about the NARSS/Kyutech Institute of Technology MEA region Dr. Obaid Saif Al Hajri, Director, Sharjah Regional • Meet and develop professional networks with Office, Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations (ISESCO) regional SatCom stakeholders Mohamed Mahmoud, Integrated Systems Engineering • Engage with the experts during panel Department, National Authority for Remote Sensing and discussions and question and answer sessions Space Sciences • Continue your relationship with the MilSatCom Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer, brand in an emerging marketplace Thuraya Linda Reiners, President, Commercial Ventures, Lockheed Martin Space Systems The conference programme will focus upon the Matthew Malek, Director, Strategic Operations, following hot topics: AGi Anthony J. Colucci, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Regional programmes; hosted payloads; Space Systems/Loral MilSatCom solutions; international cooperation; David Cavossa, President Government Solutions, Harris pooling commercial and military assets; SatCom CapRock delivery and strategy; SatCom for UAVs; the Nicolas Stephan, General Manager Middle East, development of satellite technologies in the MEA LSE Space region. Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky ResearchPOST-CONFERENCE SITE VISIT & TOUR - 27 FEBRUARY 2013 I THURAYA PRIMARY GATEWAY AND HQ LEAD SPONSOR GOLD SPONSOR SPONSORED BY: Register online or call us on +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 BOOK BY 31 OCTOBER AND SAVE £300 | BOOK BY 30 NOVEMBER AND SAVE £100
  2. 2. DAY ONE I 25 February 2013 08.30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE 13.10 NETWORKING LUNCH 09.00 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS MILSATCOM SOLUTIONS & Robert Demers, VP Government Services, GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY COOPERATION Thuraya 14.10 HOST NATION ADDRESSES & REGIONAL FOCUS CASE STUDY: How the UK MoD Provides SatCom • The operational perspective 09.10 • Delivering the solutions HOST NATION KEYNOTE ADDRESS • Prioritising defence’s needs and satisfying the wider needs of Speaker Subject to Final Confirmation the user • MilSatCom capability strategy Commander Andy Rayner, SO1 Strategic Networks, 09.40 Cap C4ISR, UK MoD Is Satellite Still Mission-Critical? • The relevance of mobile satcoms in a fibre world 14.40 • Convergence with other satellite and terrestrial networks The Critical Role of Tactical Satcom in Deployed Operations • The role of satellite in defence automation • Expeditionary forces – evolving requirements • The importance of emergency preparedness • Technology development and constraints • Applications in the new theatres of Africa and Asia • Deployed operation case study Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer, • Future developments Thuraya Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government & Gordon McMillan, Director Government Services, Inmarsat Global Xpress Programme 10.10 Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) MilSatCom: Exploring New 15.10 Capabilities SESSION RESERVED FOR SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL • Strategic Vision, goals and objectives Anthony J. Colucci, Vice President Marketing & Sales, • Nigerian Communications Satellite projects Space Systems/Loral • Currents AFN efforts in Milsatcom • Possible Opportunities 15.40 • Challenges AFTERNOON TEA Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin, Director, 16.00 Directorate of Space Technology, HQ Nigerian Air Don’t Overlook Narrowband: The Future of International Force Government and Industry Partnerships • Much recent attention has been paid to broadband; what’s 10.40 happening in the narrowband world? MORNING COFFEE • What are some of the benefits and constraints of narrowband offerings for users who need secure voice, text 11.00 and low-data-rate critical communications? SESSION RESERVED FOR ASTRIUM • How are international governments and industry collaborating to meet narrowband demand despite the ongoing shortage? 11.40 David Cavossa, President Government Solutions, The Wireless Com Landscape in the UAE Harris CapRock • Communications systems cooperation - industry/government/academia 16.30 • Innovation and entrepreneurship in the UAE- who and Resources Optimization for Operations and Maintenance of where? MilSatCom Assets • Harnessing a knowledge-based economy • Satellite and ground stations • Satellite ground terminals Dr. Mohamed Ismail Elnaggar, Communication • Network management system Engineering Department, Khalifa University • Success stories Nicolas Stephan, General Manager Middle East, 12.10 LSE Space SESSION RESERVED FOR ROCKWELL COLLINS 17.00 12.40 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND EgyptSat-2 Project and Educational Satellite Lab END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE • EgyptSat-2 project plan progress 17.10 • Satellite development & test laboratory POST CONFERENCE RECEPTION AND • Educational satellite system program LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED BY • International cooperation Mohamed Ibrahim, Director of Satellite Systems 18.30 Development & Test Laboratory, National Authority for ADDITIONAL NETWORKING SESSION Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) Egypt SPONSORED BYRegister online at • Alternatively fax your registration to
  3. 3. DAY TWO I 26 February 2013 08.30 RE-REGISTRATION & COFFEE 13.50 Nano-Satellites: Challenges and Opportunities 09.00 • Future directions in building nano-satellites CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS • Focus on telecommunication applications Robert Demers, VP Government Services, • The Satellite Test Center at Kyutech, Japan Thuraya • Design and implementation of a fault tolerant reconfigurable avionics system for nano-satellites REGIONAL FOCUS PART 2 Mohamed Mahmoud, Integrated Systems Engineering Department, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences 09.10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SatCom in the Qatar Armed Forces 14.30 • Current capability and tools for SatCom MilSatCom Perspectives from a U.S. Satellite System Integrator • Future requirements and plans • Missions • International partners and cooperation in signals and • Driving requirements SatCom • Technology considerations • Qatari research and development of SatCom • Challenges & Opportunities • Innovative business models Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari, Qatar Emiri Signal Linda Reiners, President, Commercial Ventures, Corps., Qatar Armed Forces Lockheed Martin Space Systems 09.40 HOSTED PAYLOADS Safety and Security of MSS for the Military User • Position reporting 15.00 Hosted Payloads Plans and Policy in the US • Troop location • Existing plans and policy in the US- what are the drivers and • Security of traffic and implications for military users who is involved? • Available solutions • How hosted payloads can assist in multinational/allied security David Moss, Director Government Solutions, • Translating plans into effective hosted payloads strategies gap? Thuraya Peter Marquez, Former Director of Space Policy, National Security Council, The White House 10.10 15.30 Communications Capability of the Pakistan Police and Future Examination of Satellite Markets in the Context of the Shifting Plans Demand in the MEA Region • Current systems and technology • Current government and military demand on commercial • Views on satellite communications and requirements satellites • How fast and quality communications can assist counter- • How ground troops stationed in the Middle-East provided terror operations double-digit growth for the industry and how troop withdrawals from the Middle-East have affected business • The potential for SatComs to assist in border management • What will drive the market in the coming years and how will Deputy Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh, military and commercial satellites address the bandwidth gap? Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research 10.40 MORNING COFFEE 16.00 AFTERNOON TEA 11.00 16.20 Enhancing SatCom System Design and On-the-move Hosted Payloads: Utilizing Available Power, Mass and Space on Operational Performance Commercial Satellites in the MEA Region • Predicting SatCom availability and performance for on the • Missions suited for hosted payloads move systems ground, air, space • The advantages of hosted payloads • Avoiding SatCom failure due to intentional jamming and • Tailoring communication systems • The MEA requirement and potential applications unintentional interference Edgar Milic, Senior Manager Business Development, • Leveraging the higher ground to support BLOS MENA & Government Services, SES communications Matthew Malek, Director, 16.50 Strategic Operations, AGi Hosted Payloads Panel Discussion Hosted Payloads continue to remain a hallmark of modern SatCom plans and policy and is a topic of discussion that is 11.30 gaining traction in the MEA region- daily. So, what are the SESSION RESERVED FOR ASTRIUM requirements for Hosted Payloads and the policies that govern them in the MEA region? This panel discussion will engage with 11.50 operators, technical experts and manufacturers in an attempt Lowering the Cost of Access to Space to answer this question and to further explore MEA • Space travel and private enterprise: Developing safe and requirements and capability. Invited Panellists: affordable transportation systems Anthony J. Colucci, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Space Systems/Loral • Reusable space transportation systems Edgar Milic, Senior Manager Business Development, • SpaceXs target: MARS MENA & Government Services, SES Christophe Bauer, VP Commercial Sales, Linda Reiners, President, Commercial Ventures, Spacex Lockheed Martin Space Systems Peter Marquez, Former Director of Space Policy, 12.20 National Security Council, The White House Mayank Khanna, Senior Satcom Engineer and Trainer, SESSION RESERVED FOR EUTELSAT LSE Space 12.50 17.30 NETWORKING LUNCH CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE+44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 • GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
  4. 4. POST-CONFERENCE SITE VISIT & TOUR- 27 FEBRUARY 2013 Site Visit to Sharjah In Association With Primary Gateway and Thuraya HQ About the Primary Gateway Thurayas Primary Gateway is situated in Sharjah and is responsible for Thurayas entire network in addition to serving as the mobile satellite systems main digital exchange. The Primary Gateway houses the satellite operation centre, which monitors and controls satellite movement, ensuring the ongoing maintenance of satellites in geo- synchronous orbit. The striking glass structure comprises the satellite control facilities and the gateway station. The satellite control facilities includes the satellite operation center, uplink beacon station and satellite payload central point, while the gateway station includes the gateway station subsystem, network switching subsystem and the advanced operations center and operations support subsystem. Outside the primary gateway building are the primary dish (c-band antennae) and the back up dish whose function s to command the satellite. Billed as the only such facility in the Middle East region, Thuraya’s Primary Gateway station provides the necessary interface with other Thuraya gateway (via satellite) and public terrestrial networks 08:30 11:30 Meet at Amwaj Rotana Hotel Transfer from PGW to Thuraya lobby / Shuttle bus transfer to HQ in Tecom, Dubai Primary Gateway (PGW) 12:15 09:15 Arrival at Thuraya HQ Arrival at PGW and security checks 12:30 Introductions 09:30 Welcome and ‘meet and greet’ 12:45 session including historical Lunch break at Thuraya HQ overview of the PGW 13:30 10:00 Tour of Thuraya World (hands-on Tour commences of PGW’s demonstration of Thuraya’s technical facilities and products and solutions) Innovation Centre including Q&A and interactive session 11:00 Refreshment break 15:00 Visit ends / Shuttle back to hotel 25 February 2013- Reception and Local Entertainment Sponsored by ThurayaPlease join Thuraya on the Sundeck for a delegate reception and local entertainment at the end ofconference Day One. The evening will commence at 17.30. Discuss the key talking points from theday’s presentations and unwind with your peers in an informal setting. This is not to be missed! SMi’s Event CommunitiesSMi Group is a global events organiser specialising in business to business conferences, workshops and masterclasses. To furtherenhance the SMi experience, we have launched our very own SMi Event Communities. These will be exclusive, private and securecommunities in which our clients will learn, share, engage and network. The SMi Event Communities will build and expand yourexperience beyond the conference, workshop or masterclass that you attend. Not just another "social network”, SMi’s EventCommunities have been specifically designed around the needs of our delegates, speakers and sponsors, allowing all of our clientsto foster longer-term relationships with other attendees for year round engagement beyond the event. To take part all you need todo is register for this event.
  5. 5. Register online at Alternatively fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLELEAD SPONSOR Thuraya Telecommunications Company Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach.GOLD SPONSOR Astrium - A global space industry leader, Astrium offers world-class expertise and extensive prime contractor experience across all sectors - satellite systems, payloads, ground segment and equipment for all civil and military applications, a complete range of launcher capabilities, orbital systems, manned space activities, and a wide portfolio of space-based services. www.astriumservices.comSPONSORED BY AGI AGI develops commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities. Used by more than 40,000 engineers, operators and analysts worldwide, AGI software avoids the cost of reinvention, eliminates stovepipes and reduces risks associated with unproven tools. AGI tools are used to model complex systems (aircraft, satellite, ground vehicles), along with their sensors and communications, in the context of the mission environment. Through integrated visualization, these tools bring a clear understanding of system behavior and performance measured against mission objectives. These capabilities are available in the format most convenient to the user. Harris Caprock Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions, specifically for remote and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, local presence in 23 countries, and over 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific. Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Lockheed Martin Commercial Ventures Lockheeed Martin Commercial Ventures is a major line of business of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. It is a leader in providing commercial communications and remote sensing satellite systems, wind monitoring technology, and advanced applications, services and products to customers worldwide. Commercial Ventures also directs business pursuits and programs in adjacent markets. Space Systems / Loral (SS/L) Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) is the world’s leading provider of commercial satellites. SS/L has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world for a broad range of services. Billions of people around the world depend on SS/L satellites every day. SpaceX develops, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. In its first four launches, Falcon 9 proved its reliability in back-to-back successful flights. In May 2012, Falcon 9 delivered the Dragon spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, making SpaceX the first commercial company in history to visit the orbiting laboratory. And in October 2012, SpaceX again successfully delivered cargo to and from the space station, officially beginning the era of commercial cargo resupply. Official Media Partners Supporting Media Partners
  6. 6. MILSATCOM MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 25 - 27 FEBRUARY 2013 | AMWAJ ROTANA, JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE, DUBAI 4 WAYS TO REGISTER www.milsatcom-mea.comFAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor South,PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS EARLY BIRD □ BOOK BY 31 OCTOBER AND SAVE £300 OFF CONFERENCE PRICE DISCOUNT □ BOOK BY 30 NOVEMBER AND SAVE £100 OFF CONFERENCE PRICE CONFERENCE PRICES GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE I would like to attend: (Please tick as appropriate) Fee Total MILITARY, GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR RATE □ 3 Day Price Including Conference, Unique Reference Number Workshop, Site Visit & Community Access £899.00 £899.00 Our Reference LV D-018 DELEGATE DETAILS COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS □ 3 Day Price Including Conference, Please complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. 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