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Spanish Armed Forces Brigadier General Carlos Salas Murillo Special Guest Presentation at MilSatCom Latin America 2015

SMi Group is pleased to announce Spanish Ministy of Defence will deliver a special guest presentation on the Spanish MoD MILSATCOM Program

MACEIO, ALAGOA, BRAZIL, June 25, 2015 / -- SMi Group reports: (2015/25/06, Maceio, Brazil): MilSatCom Latin America 2015, the only regional meeting place for military satellite communications specialists, will take place in Maceio, Brazil, on September 22-23 2015.

Brigadier General Murillo will present on Day Two of the conference, delivering an overview of the present and near future capabilities of our MIL-SATCOM (Space) and SECOMSAT (Land & Navy) Programmes. He will discuss the Spanish steps towards developing a new SP MoD MILSATCOM Programme and their approach to increase Standardization and Capacity at the NATO and EU levels, as well as increase GtG programmes with Latin American Countries. The special guest presentation will conclude with a quick overview of the main SP National Space Industries.

This year’s MilSatCom Latin America 2-day event programme will feature a high level of military and government briefings from those directly responsible for advancing these satellite capabilities. After the 2014 event, where there were over 100 attendees, this Septembers' meeting is set to continue to attract the region’s main SatCom protagonists. Registration is now live. More information about the event is available at

2015 Host Nation Keynote Speakers and Regional Expert Speakers Include:
• Colonel Hélcio Vieira Junior, Commander Main Special Operations Centre, Núcleo do Centro de Operações Espaciais Principal (NUCOPE-P) Brazilian Air Force
• Colonel Marcio Teixeira de Campos, Chief C2, Brazilian Armed Forces
• Brigadier General Carlos Salas Murillo, Head of C4ISR and Space Systems, Directorate General of Armament and Equipment (DGAM), Spanish Armed Forces
• Colonel Frank Scher, Chief Space capabilities, Joint Space Command, French Ministry of Defense
• Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Alejandro Villasenor Navarro, Department of Communications, SEDENA, Mexico
• Cristovam Nascimento, Brazil Correspendant, Global VSAT Forum, (Chairman 2014)
• Hugo Montoya Diaz, Director of Innovation and Competitiveness, Mexican Space Agency
• Walter Bartels, President, Brazilian Aerospace Industries Association (AIAB), Brazil
• Harold Haney, Chief, Satellite & Missile Defense C4 Division, Department of Defence, USA
• Colonel Abde Bellahnid, Director General Space & Joint C4ISR, Department of National Defence, Canada
• Vice Admiral (retired) Carlos Afonso Pierantoni Gamboa, 1st Vice President, ABIMDE (Defence and Security Industry Association of Brazil)
• D D’Ambrosio, EVP, Government Solutions, 03b Networks

The complete 2-day event programme including all speakers and their presentations is available at

Key Benefits of Attending MilSatCom Latin America:
• Keynote Briefings from senior officers from Brazil and surrounding Latin American nations
• A unique focus on enhanced military capability through the development and implementation of SATCOM programs
• Briefings on: payload optimisation, cyber security deterrents, overcoming satellite interference, real time data delivery to military operations, power enhancement and capacity increases and bandwidth maximisation
• High level panel discussions featuring technical managers and project engineers from military as well as industry
• Focused discussion groups tackling key challenges facing SATCOM program managers in the region
• SATCOM equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology

For those who are interested in attending this event, there is currently an early bird discount of $200 before the 30th June 2015

SMi’s MilSatCom Latin America conference includes a pre-conference masterclass entitled: How to do Business with the Brazilian Armed Forces, Hosted by Vice Admiral (retired) Carlos Afonso Pierantoni Gamboa, 1st Vice President, the Defence and Security Industry Association of Brazil

For more information or to register visit the website, alternatively contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email

MilSatCom Latin America 2015 is proudly sponsored by O3b Networks.

The meeting is supported by Global VSAT Forum, Mobile Satellite Users Association, World Teleport Association, Segurance & Defesa,,, Fuerzas Militares, ViaSatellite, TelcoProfessionals, Soldiermod, SpaceNews, Nothern Star Research, Satellite Evolution Group, and many more.

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