MilSatCom Middle East & Africa 2014 Conference

February 24-25, 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Proceedings

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US$ 623.75

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The Middle East and Africa face extensive security challenges and SatCom technology provides enhanced capability for tackling the prevalent border surveillance and deployed operations issues in the region. The upgrading and maintaining of communications systems has therefore become a key objective for contingent states. This prioritising of communications systems, particularly satcom means there is a need for increased learning in this area. It is for this reason that we have brought our MilSatCom Middle East & Africa Event again to Dubai this year.

Our 2nd Annual MilSatCom Middle East & Africa 2014 event in Dubai, the business hub of the Middle East,  will be focusing on the future of MilSatCom. The key to the future of MilSatCom is learning from each other to further the industry therefore this year’s event will have a particular focus on bringing expertise and accelerating learning about this sector in this region. The agenda will be made up of representatives with experience in diferent areas of MilSatCom from the operational use of MilSatCom to the development of the satellites themselves. There will be presentations from those with developed MilSatCom capability along with those along with those who are looking to expand their capability and break into the market. With the key players from both the military and the satcom solution providers present, MilSatCom Middle East & Africa is the place to be to accelerate your learning and meet the opinion-leaders in this market.

Why Attend This Event:

  • Hear direct from the United Arab Emirates Space Reconnaissance Centre about their projects and benefit from their expertise
  • Learn about new SatCom projects in the Middle East and where you can invest in the future of satellite technology in this region
  • Get an insight into the issues faced by the MilSatCom industry including space debris and how to combat it
  • Explore new developments in SatCom in Africa and network with the Nigerian Navy
  • Investigate how MilSatCom evolves along the chain from the academic research into the finished working product and how academics can help design the best products
  • Hear about the future of MilSatCom - Telehealth capability and the benefits for the defence forces

PLUS - Attend The Post-Conference Workshop

Flexible, Cost Effective, Multi-Mission Commercial Solutions for Military Forces
Hosted by: Shady Ahmed Ali, Business Development Director for MEA at SatCom Direct and Nathan Andrews, Business Development Manager, SatCom Direct International

Don't miss the chance to be a part of this new and exciting event, bringing together the key players and industry experts from the region and across the world.

Hear From The Expert Speaker Line-Up

  • Anthony J. Colucci, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Space Systems/Loral
  • Brigadier Syed Zulfiquar Ali, Commander, Strategic Command of Pakistan
  • Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research
  • Colonel AS Katala, Tanzanian People's Defence Forces
  • Dr Mohamed Mahmoud, Integrated Systems Engineering Department, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
  • Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin, Director, Directorate of Space Technology, Armed Forces of Nigeria
  • Hannes Potgieter, Product Manager, VASTech
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ali Alshehhi, Manager Space Reconnaissance Centre, UAE Armed Forces
  • Mazen Nassar, Installation Training Lead for the Middle East, Global VSAT Forum
  • Mohamed Ibrahim, Director of Satellite Systems Deveopment and Test Laboratory, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
  • Nicholas Stephan, Director and General Manager, LSE Space Dubai
  • Omran Sharaf, Director of Space Image Processing & Analysis, EIAST
  • Patrick Heuline, Head of Mobile Communication Marketing, Thales Communications & Security
  • Riaz Lamak, International Director Benchmarking & Validation, GVF Sat Forum
  • Senior Executive, Antrix Corporation Limited
  • Sethu Menon, Senior Researcher, Space Policy Institute

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Who Should Attend

Industry Profile
Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts and Officers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • Networks and architecture
  • Satellite systems and applications
  • Engineering
  • Space development
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Customer support
  • Sales, marketing and business development

Military and Government Profile
Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project and Programme Managers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • J6, A6, G6 and N6
  • Procurement and acquisitions
  • Research Scientists
  • Systems Integration


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P.O. Box 86834, Dubai, U.A.E.
T: +971 4 428 2000
F: +971 4 434 3666

Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-2999