Diverse & Innovative: Leading Speaker Line-Up Finalised by GVF-C21

LONDONGVF and Century 21 Communications (C21) have announced preliminary details of the speaker line-up for the Satellite & The Cloud 2020: Deployments Across the Satellite Driven Value Chain conference.  Taking place at London’s Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge on 3rd March, the conference programme – which is supported by principal sponsor Kratos, and Corporate Sponsors Hughes and Comtech EF Data – has the objective of analysing the extent to which satellite and the Cloud is a match made, if not quite in heaven, then in GEO, MEO and LEO orbit.

LONDON – A diverse and innovative programme of speakers – together with a cross cutting group of companies representing the satellite, cloud, end-user groups and communications industries consisting of over 80 registered companies  – characterises the uniqueness of the ‘Satellite & The Cloud 2020: Deployments Across the Satellite Driven Value Chain’ conference, which takes place at London’s Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge on 3rd March.

The Satellite & the Cloud conference, a new addition to the GVF-C21 events portfolio, encompasses four key themes – [1] A Satellite Operator’s Perspective… New Capabilities in Space and New Realities on the Ground; [2] View from the Ground Segment… Transforming the Ground – Challenges, Innovations and a View to the Future; [3] Enabling Environment and Associated Technologies; and [4] Embracing Opportunity… New Business Models and Financial Perspectives – and has attracted the participation of a wide sweep of organisations all of whom share a vital interest in the continuing evolution of the Cloud-based services market.

With the satellite communications industry and Cloud-based services industry each positioning to leverage the capabilities enabled by the other industry, the number and range of organisations contributing to the conference programme is revealing.

Interest in the event has been received at an unprecedented level and “free-to-attend” registrations have now been closed. Resulting from this very welcome but unexpectedly large number of delegates, and consequent on increases in catering and other costs, a registration fee is now required for anyone registering after 7th February 2020.

The conference programme is supported by principal sponsor Kratos, and Corporate Sponsors Hughes and Comtech EF Data, and has engaged the participation of the 20 organisations which feature in the speaker panels

Attending delegates include representatives of Airbus Defence & Space; Amazon Web Services; Babcock International; BBC; bigblu; British Telecom; CNN; European Space Agency; ManSat; Marsh JLT Specialty; McKenzie Intelligence; Nethope; Network Rail; Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Salesforce; and, SpaceX (with the full list available now).

Fee-based delegate registration for the event is still open.  


GVF is the only global non-profit association of the satellite industry.  Founded in 1997 and headquartered in London, it brings together organizations from around the world representing the satellite ecosystem that are engaged in the development and delivery of satellite technologies and services for consumers, commercial and government organizations worldwide.  GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, which is achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders.

C21 (Century 21 Communications) was launched as EMP in 2004 to develop and manage a niche portfolio of highly specialized conferences analysing the mission-critical communications needs of major corporate and government end-users, particularly in remote locations where connectivity is a major challenge. C21 events are focused on rapidly developing as well as developed regional markets. C21 works very closely with key industry and government bodies as well as commercial entities with shared interests, to ensure that all events are stakeholder driven, and that critical industry objectives are analysed in depth and from a variety of perspectives. Contact paul.stahl@uk-emp.co.uk.

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