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Global, Regional, and Domestic Satellite Leaders Converge on Sydney for the Australasia Satellite Forum 2015 - Updated AGENDA >>>

Keynote: Paul Fletcher, Parliamentary secretary to the communications minister, Australian Government

Keynote: Commodore David Greaves, Commander Defence Strategic Communications (CDSC), ADF

Paul Sheridan – Vice President Optus Satellite
Glen Tindall - VP Asia Pacific, SES
Terry Bleakley - Vice President Asia, Intelsat
Phil Cross, Sales Director, IPSTAR Australia & New Zealand

Richard Bowles, Directeur du Bureau, Arianespace
Keith Ramsay
, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Gateway Teleport Ltd.
Bill Hope, Principal, Colong Mountain

Sandeep Kumar, Head of Satellite Sales, Telstra 
Loyley Ngira, CEO, Our Telekom in the Solomon Islands
Gary Cobain, Head of ICT Business Solutions, Digicel Pacific Group
Chris Althaus, CEO, AMTA
John Hawker, Vice President Australia Pacific, ABS
Henrik Jacobsen VP Asia Pacific, Network Innovations Asia Pac Pty Ltd

Clint Ah Sam, Chief Engineer, Sky Pacific
Andy Start - President, Global Government, Inmarsat
Pierre Benoist d’Anthenay, Deputy CEO, Eutelsat Asia
Maui Sanford
, Consultant, MS Consulting
Tony Colucci, Vice President, SSL
Mario Querner, Vice President, Newtec Asia
Bernhard Conoplia, Head of Strategy - Delivery, Foxtel
Matt Dawson, Program Director, satellite NBN Co
Oded Sheshinski, Regional Vice President, APAC, Gilat Satellite Networks

Christopher Baugh, President, NSR
Nick Leake, Director Satellite Customer, Optus Satellite
Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, SpeedCast
Chris Hill, Chief Technology Officer & Managing Director Asia Pacific
Michael Abela, CEO, Skybridge
Susan Bull, Senior Analyst, Comsys
Don Buchman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Mobility, ViaSat Inc
Simon Cathcart, Executive Director, FetchTV
Ryo Nakamura, Deputy General Manager, H-IIA/H-IIB Launch Services, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
Head of ACMA Spectrum Policy, Invited
Andrew Johnson, Chairman,  bmobile-Vodafone
Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, SimonTD & Associates Asia
Ted McFarland, Vice President, Orbital ATK
Erwin Hudson, Program Manager, NBN Co Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS) Ground System, Viasat Inc
John Stanton CEO, Communications Alliance invited
Bob Horton, Representative, GVF
Patrick M. French, Head of Business Development Asia-Pacific, Intelsat

Colin Cooper, General Manager Government and Defence - ViaSat Australia" for the panel.
Todd McDonell, Vice President Global Government Solutions, Inmarsat
Alexander Jeuck, GM Governments & Institutions Asia Pacific, SES

Joe Bravman, CEO, Omnispace
Andrew Taylor, VP Sales, Pacific Islands, Speedcast
John Humphrey, Strategic Advisor, Leosat, Inc.
Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, NSR

Eric Jones, Principal, Satman

talk Satellite and CommsDay are delighted to announce the 6th annual Australasia Satellite Forum to be held on 19th & 20th May 2015 at the Westin Hotel, Sydney, Australia. The Australasia Satellite Forum is a great success and receives great acclaim from sponsors, delegates, and speakers.

 - Two Full Days

Talk Satellite and CommsDay will once again convene the highly successful Australasia Satellite Forum 2015.  A gathering of world and domestic satellite leaders will converge on Sydney for this now TWO Full Day event on the 19 & 20 May 2015 at the Westin Hotel, Sydney, Australia. The aim is to identify and initiate needed dialogue for the development of Satellite as a primary delivery mechanism for universal service purposes.  The Australasia Satellite Forum, will provide a uniquely inclusive forum to address issues of urgent concern to governments, military, enterprise, and end user entities.

Expo – NEW!!

The Australasia Satellite Forum continues to grow year on year and it is therefore important to develop the event in line with market demand. We have received numerous requests for an exhibition area to enable companies to show their products and services in a more visible environment. In response we shall open up a further ballroom adjacent to the Forum where exhibition booths will be available for booking. This will attract further visitors from the value chain that appreciate the trade show experience to conduct their business requirements.

Australasia Satellite Forum Topics

Mobility Presentation by Christopher Baugh

Mobility Markets at a Crossroad
Across land, sea and in the air, users of satellite increasingly demand bandwidth and services at a faster pace than ever before.  Still, MSS systems fulfil the needs of 90% of users with reliable, low bandwidth services such as voice and M2M applications. With future systems including HTS in GEO/MEO/LEO intending to raise the bar via higher throughput, will enough of a market exist to serve planes, trains and land-mobile platforms?  At the crossroad between volume and quality of service, what will be the impact of this junction in the market, and how will it be felt across all mobility platforms in the region and globally?

Enterprise Presentation by Simon Bull

The fog begins to clear?

After unprecedented change in the VSAT market over the past few years driven by new satellite developments, changing economics and a rapidly expanding terrestrial infrastructure, is the new market environment beginning to become clearer and where is VSAT technology most applicable?  VSAT operators need to play to the strengths of both VSAT and satellite technologies whilst also understanding how to position their expertise and applications within demanding vertical segments.  The opportunities are immense, but so equally are the challenges.

Panel - Thought Leadership - Satellite Operator Roundtable
Panel - Mobility Session Panel- Growth Market or Oversupplied Mirage?

Panel - Pacific Island connectivity and service development

Panel - Broadband, to the edge and beyond
Panel - Development and Innovation in Satellite Systems: Satellite Manufacture / Ground Segment
Panel -
Unbreakable Links:  Asian satellite budgets, broadcasting & broadband
Panel -
Enterprise Network and Services Oil & Gas, Mining

Panel - Military - Increasing capability to the warfighter through satellite
Panel - Security  - Critical National Infrastructure
Case Study - Operational Satcoms
Panel - Regulatory Issues

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