0830-0930       Registration



0930-0945       Welcome Remarks from GVF-EMP



Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, GVF



0945-1015       Introduction from the Chair & Opening Backdrop Presentation



“The Business of New & Expanding Markets, New & Enhanced Services, and New & Evolving Technologies”


John Finney, Founder & President, Isotropic Systems


1015-1130       Roundtable Session 1: The Operators… A New Focus from Orbit



Constellations Reimagined – from LargeSats to CubeSats

HTS Supply – the Aeronautical & Maritime Corridors Is the “App” Now Driving Satellite Design?

HTS, the Cloud & IoT; Bandwidth – (Price) Wars in Space?

Competing Down the Value Chain; How will HTS & the Mega-LEOs Compete?


Moderator: Michael Pollack, Founder & President, Traville Group




Kumar Singarajah, Director Regulatory Affairs & Business Development, Avanti Communications

Luisa Fernandez Peña, Products & Services Manager, Marketing, Hispasat

Simon Grey, Senior Vice President, Eutelsat

Ronald van der Breggen, Chief Commercial Officer, LeoSat

Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President Data & Mobility Services Europe, SES Networks

Julian Crudge, Managing Director UK, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting


1130-1200       Refreshment Break



1200-1315       Roundtable Session 2: The VARs… New Challenges in a Brave New World



Transformation in the Satellite Broadband Value Proposition

Today’s Most Dynamic Markets; Dynamism in Throughput/Pricing Packages

The Cloud & the IoT – Bringing New Opportunity to the VAR Proposition?

What Does the Mobile Market Need from VARs?


Moderator: Anver Anderson, Managing Director, Anver Ltd




Anna Guégan, Manager Policy & Market Access, Access Partnership

Alvaro Sanchez, Director Sales & Marketing, Integrasys

Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG

Bill Green, Director EMEA, SpeedCast

Michael Pollack, Founder & President, Traville Group


1315-1415       Lunch



1415-1530       Roundtable Session 3: The Ground Segment… Evolving Dynamics



Equipping the ESIM & Next Generation HTS Mobility Solutions

The VSAT Antenna… Getting Smaller, the Changing Form Factor

Phased Array… Markets & Scales Characterised; In the Cyber Zone… Best Practice in Vendor & Customer Collaboration

Does Growth in Terminal Numbers Mean More Interference?

Terminal Cost, Design & Function… Does the Customer Get What the Customer Wants?


Moderator: Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, GVF




Amir Yabo, Product Manager, Satellite Networks Business Unit, Advantech Wireless

Drew Klein, Vice President Sales & Marketing, C-COM Satellite Systems

Andy Lucas, Senior Vice President Operator Vertical, Comtech EF Data

Yair Maor, General Manager Europe, Gilat Satellite Networks

Jo De Loor, Market Director HTS & Enterprise, Newtec

Denis Sutherland, Vice President, Business Development, VT iDirect


1530-1600       Refreshment Break



1600-1715       Roundtable Session 4: Is Mobility Everything?



Where Next for ESIM? HTS for IoT on Land, on Sea, in the Air

Mobile Trunking & Backhaul – A Defining Role for Satellite in the Future 5G Mobile World

Mobility – Who Are the End Users?

Navigating a Changing Value Chain – Acquisitions & Alliances; But, What About Enterprise VSAT, Consumer Broadband, Video, Government & Military?


Moderator: Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, GVF




Andy Lucas, Senior Vice President Operator Vertical, Comtech EF Data

Antonio Franchi, Future Projects, European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC)

Deepukrishnan Pillai, Senior Analyst Strategy & Market Intelligence, SES Corporate Development

Remi Challamel, Senior Business Development & Sales Manager, Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd

Richard Wyrwas, Principal Engineer, Government Services, ViaSat


1715-1730       Closing Remarks from the Chair, from GVF-EMP & End of Roundtable


1730-1800       GVF Board of Directors Election 2017