New Networking Themes Announced for London Conference Agenda on Offshore & Oceanic Communications, 25th-26th June 2013




LONDON – The organisers of the 9th international conference in the Maritime Insights/Broadband Maritime Series have announced complementary additions to the range of topical perspectives to be presented at ‘Maritime Insights Europe 2013: GVF Broadband Maritime Offshore & Oceanic ~ Networking towards a high throughput space’, to take place on 25th & 26th June at the Strand Palace Hotel, London, United Kingdom.


The GVF-EMP Conference Partnership, which also organises the international Oil & Gas Communications Conference Series and the High Throughput Satellite Roundtable Series, has also announced an updated speaker line-up which will now include, in company alphabetical order:


  • Brendan O’Mahony, Market Access & Licensing Management, Access Partnership


  • Mark Lambert, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Managing Director, EMEA Region, Advantech


  • Bob Billett, European Sales Director, Applied Weather Technology


  • Indran Sivarajah, Consultant, Avanti Communications


  • Chris Insall, Manager, Commercial Programmes, Cobham SATCOM


  • Mike Gold, Vice President Sales, Europe & CIS, Comtech EF Data


  • Richard Roithner, Director, Satcom, Euroconsult


  • Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, GVF


  • Mark Woodhead, Managing Director, Headland Media (now part of KVH Industries)


  • James Cemmell, Head of Government Affairs, Inmarsat


  • Danielle Edwards, Maritime Product Manager, Mobility INTELSAT


  • Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG


  • Captain Goran Vidak, Director, Jadran Pismo


  • Chris Baugh, President, NSR


  • Ton Ebbenhorst, Business Development Manager, Orange Business Services


  • Michel Verbist, Head, Business Development Satellite Services, Orange Business Services


  • Nick Burrett, Regional Director, Northern Europe, Enterprise, SES


  • Mark Warner, Business Development Director, ShipServ


  • Roger Adamson, Chief Executive Officer, Stark, Moore Macmillan & Chairman, International
  • Maritime Sales & Marketing Association


  • Colin Mackay, Vice President, Engineering, Teledyne Paradise Datacom


  • Michael Carter, Sales Director EMEA, Network & Data Services, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting


  • Kyle Hurst, Director of Market Development, Maritime, Thuraya


This London event speaker line-up will address a range of current key topics which will be set against an historical backdrop wherein for many years the technologies and services enabling communication at sea were expensive.  The practical use of relatively high-cost, and limited, bandwidth was of quite restricted application, and certainly not ideally suited to the facilitation of vessel-at-sea integration with corporate networks, enabling vessels effectively to become functional remote offices, with satellite communications infrastructures and applications being extended to allow the expansion of the ship’s captain’s role to that remote office manager.  This extension of access to the rest of ships’ crews has also allowed personnel to both expand the scope and reach of their maritime training, and use the advantages of the Internet and Social Media to remain in contact with home.


In addition to the organisations speaking in the programme, other attending organisations will include the following (alphabetically listed as of 17th June):


AFRIKANET OXFORD Consultech UK; Applied Satellite Technology (AST); CET Teleport; e2V; FDN Marine; GangAn Shipping Supply Company; GlobeCast; Globecomm Maritime; Greenwich Maritime Institute; H2O Satellite; Harris CapRock; Hughes Network Systems; KVH Industries; Mariner Communications/Maritime Insight; Nautilus International; Navarino UK; Ocean Mobile; Orbit Communications Systems; Orbit CSE; Paradigm; PT Telekunikasi; Sematron; Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation; UNICEF; Wire & Ether Communications.


Commented Martin Jarrold, Conference Chairman, “The satellite communications industry continues to accelerate its transition to new technology deployments and service delivery models, wherein a broader range of segments of the maritime industry are able to leverage the advantages of very small aperture-based (VSAT-based) communications, in addition to the traditional usage of demand assigned, pay-per-megabyte, services in the L band of Mobile Satellite Service (MSS).”


Mr Jarrold continued, “This means that the maritime communications environment will continue to progress from its former wholly narrowband communications axis, into the broadband age, employing stabilised antenna systems to access Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) in the C, Ku, and increasingly, Ka bands of the satellite frequency spectrum, as well as tracking antenna systems to access the very soon to be launched high throughput satellite constellation operating in MEO.”


Topics now listed for discussion in the London programme, which is sponsored by Inmarsat, Intelsat, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, and Comtech EF Data, include the following themes:


  • The Satellite Operator & Network Provider: Maritime Deployment of New Global Broadband Resources


  • Maritime Communications: Identifying, Understanding and Leveraging the Sector’s Essential Dynamics


  • Investing in Future Satellite Capacity to Satisfy Growing Communication Requirements in the Maritime Sector


  • New Satellite Operator Dynamics for the High Seas: The High Throughput Evolution


  • Evolution of Maritime Satcoms Services & Equipment: Technical Innovation for an Expanding Market


  • A Battle of the Bands on the High Seas: L-band is Still a Rock Star


  • Maritime ICT & Business Solutions: eBusiness Strategy & Implementation Afloat


  • Mini-Panel 1 on the Maritime Communications Seascape


  • Maritime Satellite Applications: Assessing Priorities in Today’s Market


  • Cloud Computing over the Ocean: Maritime Industry Satellite Networking


  • Evolution of Maritime Satcoms Equipment: Automobiles as a “Driver”


  • Communications & Weather Data: Information Streams for Ship Energy Efficiency Management


  • High-Seas Networking Solutions: Small Cells & the HTS Evolution


  • The Ocean-Going Office on the Bridge: Integrating Operational Ship Management Applications & Communications


  • The ICT Seascape for Ships’ Crews 1: Internet Delivered Entertainment Services & the Social Media Expectation


  • The ICT Seascape for Ships’ Crews 2: Advancing Education & Professional Training


  • Maritime Communications & Radio Frequency Interference: The Strategic Defence of Inshore & High-Seas Satellite Networking


  • Mini-Panel 2 on the Maritime Communications Seascape


  • New Maritime Antenna Technologies: The Multi-Band Challenge in a Stabilised Market


  • Charting the Latest Course: The Satellite Navigation and Satellite Communications Interface


  • Regulatory & Licensing Open Forum – Communications Inshore & on the High Seas: Who Makes and Enforces the Rules?


The conference website provides the very latest updated information on speakers and the programme schedule of conference topics.


Delegate registrations are still open and may be arranged by contacting Paul Stahl at the email address shown below. For more information please contact the Series organisers’.  Their contact details are, with GVF, Martin Jarrold at mailto:[email protected], and with EMP, Paul Stahl at mailto:[email protected].

Date: 25/06/2013

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