MilSatCom Updates to be Delivered from the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, Romania and Brazil at Global MilSatCom 2019

  • Posted by Maria Ardael
  • July 9, 2019 11:56 AM BST
SMi Reports: Global MilSatCom 2019 to have five new nations in its speaker line-up presenting this November in London.


Conference organisers, SMi Group, are thrilled to announce that new nations the Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, Romania and Brazil will be delivering exclusive briefings at the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition, taking place on 5th-7th November in London.


They will be covering:

“Future MilSatCom for the Dutch Armed Forces” presented by Mr Michel Leenaarts, MILSATCOM Programme Manager, Defence Materiel Organisation, Netherlands MoD


“Norway’s Space Programme – Key Milestones in Development” presented by Colonel Stig Nilsson, Head of Space Program, Norwegian MoD


“Commercial Hosting Military Payloads: Malaysian’s Experience” presented by Colonel Ilime Bin Ibrahim, Commanding Officer MAF Satellite Communication Centre, Malaysian Armed Forces


“SatCom and the Space Segment – Plans for Growth in the Data Age” presented by Colonel Mihai Burlacu, Deputy Head of Communications and IT Department, Romanian MoD


“The Brazilian Armed Forces Approach to C4I” presented by Major General Sergio Luiz Tratz, Deputy Chief of Army Staff - G2, Brazilian Army


“Roadmap for Future Brazilian MilSatCom Capabilities” presented by Major General Jose Vagner Vital, Vice President,Brazilian Space Systems Commission, Brazilian MoD


The brochure with the three-day agenda and full speaker line-up is available to download online:    


The full conference agenda includes over 50 senior speakers, representing:

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, United Kingdom and USA


This year, conference delegates will have the opportunity to meet and network with 550+ attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry at two drinks receptions and two conference dinners:


Lockheed Martin Gala Dinner at the Army and Navy Club

4th November at 19.00 – 21.00, invitation only


SES Networks Evening Reception at St James’ Court

5th November at 18.45 – 20.15


Eutelsat Dinner at St James’ Court

5th November, 20.30 – 22.00, invitation only


Airbus Evening Reception at the Science Museum

6th November, 19.00 – 21.00


Plus, the Small Satellites and Disruptive Technology Focus Day will return on the 4th November, to further explore developments in LEO small satellite constellations and how to exploit these networks to deliver more capability on the ground. 


For those interested in attending Global MilSatCom, there is an early bird saving of £100 for places booked before 30th September. Registrations can be made online at   


21st annual Global MilSatCom

Focus Day: 4th November 2019

Conference and Exhibition: 5th – 7th November 2019

London, UK


Lead Sponsor: SES Networks

Gold Sponsor: Airbus

Silver Sponsor: Eutelsat

Sponsors: Avanti, COMSAT, GetSAT, GovSat, Inmarsat, Intelsat General, Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Laser Communications Coalition (LCC), Newtec, Oneweb, Raytheon, SES Government Solutions, Thales, Viasat

Exhibitors: Datapath, Hytec Inter, Idirect, Inster, Media Broadcast Satellite, PlaneWave Instruments, SCISYS UK, Skyrora, Spectra Group, Teledyne, US Air Force, Xtar


For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or


For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or 


About SMi Group: Established since 1993, 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 world's 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