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Conference Documentation: MilSatCom Middle East & Africa

Conference Documentation: MilSatCom Middle East & Africa

This upcoming year is a big year for the Middle East & Africa Defence industry, with Abu Dhabi hosting the IDEX Exhibition 2015. Based on this fact, and on the recommendation of our various strategic supporters SMi is proud to present its 3rd Annual MilSatCom Middle East & Africa, 23rd-24th February in Abu Dhabi.

The event will boast a tailored programme based on current issues across MilSatCom covered by a series of internationaI speakers. In addtion to having representatives from the Middle East, the conference will have African representation too as we explore the challenges of using satcom across difficult terrain. We will also be hearing from nations outside the region sharing their experiences as end-users and the latest technologies in the satcom industry.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Speaker, Title, Global VSAT Forum
9:10
Use of DubaiSat-2 and its application
Speaker, Title, EIAST
9:50
The Regulatory Framework for SatCom in the UAE : Helping the Industry
Speaker, Title, TRA
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
South African Defence Force’s SatCom Update
Speaker, Title, South African National Defence Force
11:40
Space Technology and Military Transformation: A Case Study of Nigeria Armed Forces
Speaker, Title, Nigerian Navy
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:30
Government & Military SatCom in the Middle-east: An Alphabet Soup of Solutions
Speaker, Title, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
14:10
SeS and the Luxembourg Government join forces for emergency.lu & SatMed
Speaker, Title, SES
14:10
SeS and the Luxembourg Government join forces for emergency.lu & SatMed
Speaker, Title, Embassy of Luxembourg
14:50
Afternoon Tea
15:20
The Nigerian Space programme: policies and Laws, practices and prospects with the security operatives
Speaker, Title, National Space Research And Development Agency
16:00
Global regulatory standards around drones
Speaker, Title, AA Access Partnership
16:40
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Speaker, Title, Global VSAT Forum
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Speaker, Title, Global VSAT Forum
9:10
SatCom in Sub-Saharan Africa
Speaker, Title, Tanzanian People's Defence Forces
9:50
MilSatCom in the Ghana Armed Forces: The Strategic Roadmap
Speaker, Title, Ghana Armed Forces
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Africa : The Next Hub of Government and Military SatCom Markets
Speaker, Title, African Centre for Science and International
11:40
Towards an integrated African space policy and strategy
Speaker, Title, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:30
Can commercial Satellite links be secured?
Speaker, Title, Skystream
14:10
Optimizing Satellite Communications
Speaker, Title, Comtech EF Data
14:50
Afternoon Tea
15:20
Challenges in Ground Systems ... Field Satcom Initiatives
Speaker, Title, Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
16:00
Security Requirements, Political Changes and Technological Advancements Fuel Demand for Networks Integration
Speaker, Title, Global VSAT Forum
16:40
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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