Global Sponsor

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading maritime communication, digital solutions and servicing specialist. The group which also includes Telemar, Palantir, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides the maritime industry with an integrated offering of broadband communications, digital solutions, bridge electronics and on-board maintenance. 

With more than 1000 employees worldwide the group is serving at least 1 in 3 vessels globally, covering all customer segments at sea including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing. The Marlink Group provides customers with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint and worldwide sales and service locations. A global 24/7 helpdesk, specialised competence centres, local presence on all continents and a network of 1000 service points staffed by highly qualified, certified service engineers, are supporting global customers to operate smarter and safer.

More than 70 years’ experience combined with strong satellite network operator and bridge electronics manufacturer partnerships enables the group to bring the power of broadband communication, maritime bridge technology and service excellence to customers globally. Marlink aims to further optimise customers’ business operations and enable the digital vessels of tomorrow.
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Exabyte Sponsor

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of $15.5 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex requirements.
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Petabyte Sponsor

Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. With a rich heritage spanning more than 35 years, Inmarsat enables the maritime industry to stay connected with its highly-reliable broadband satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services. Driving innovation in communications, Inmarsat is continually investing in new technology to shape the future of the connected ship and build maritime communities. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational efficiency, promote crew welfare and maximise safety at sea.
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Terabyte Sponsor

Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network — Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit:
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Promotional Sponsor

KNL Networks is an Oulu, Finland-based company that has created an independent secure network for maritime connectivity. By combining a state-of-the-art HF radio for long-range data communication and global cellular data for near-shore internet, KNL Networks is designed for the digitalization of the maritime industry. It should not be difficult to leverage the potential of the maritime digitalization – and KNL Networks has made it easier than ever. With defense-grade security, the world’s strongest coverage and affordable pricing, we are on a mission to make maritime IoT connections smarter. When you partner with us, we will provide you with solutions designed to optimize your operation, reduce costs and give you complete peace of mind. We believe that the shipping industry, like any modern business, should always be connected. KNLnetworks.com
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Promotional Sponsor

Given our prime focus on Physical Asset Management Software and Services, we are your ideal partner if you're the manager of a maritime vessel fleet, production site or any other maintenance-intensive business.

We will provide you with all the required software components to ensure continuous operation of your business; to plan and execute maintenance tasks, do stock management of spare parts and consumables, establish straight-through procurement to your suppliers, automate invoicing and budgeting processes, facilitate quality and risk management and govern all required documents.

Since our very beginnings we have been running all our software products on a centralized multi-tenant database. Hence, we were already providing cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions at a time when our competitors considered this a sound idea they would want to implement in far future.

Owing to MESPAS' cloud based software architecture, our customers can count on the advantages of unrivalled implementation speed at fully transparent costs without neither the need of onsite product installation, nor infrastructure, or expensive migration projects for product updates. Moreover, whenever we update manufacturers' product manuals or maintenance plans, these are instantaneously accessible for the entire MESPAS Community.
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Promotional Sponsor

NSSLGlobal is an independent service provider of satellite communications and IT support, committed to delivering high-quality voice and data services to customers anywhere in the world, regardless of location or terrain. Along with NSSLGlobal’s world-class VSAT network, the company brings together the best-in-class satellite solutions from key market providers such as Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium, to offer options across C-, L-, Ka- and Ku-Band networks.

In 2014 NSSLGlobal merged with the ESL Group, creating a satellite communications powerhouse with both organisations boasting extensive experience in the industry. Together the companies are committed to support customers locally, offering a large infrastructure of offices, teleports, service centres and local resellers across all the major continents. All backed by 24/7 Network Operation Centres, which provide nonstop technical support for every customer, whether on land or at sea.

For more information please visit:
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Promotional Sponsor

Skytek is a software development company serving the world’s most complex and demanding industries. It deals on a day-to-day basis with leading research organisations such as the European Space Agency and NASA. Our research and development team is at the heart of our success. We create powerful applications, attuned to specific commercial needs. 

Skytek’s International Procedure Viewer (IPV) platform was developed to assist astronauts in their daily execution of procedures onboard the International Space Station. The IPV technology provides instructions to Astronauts to help them perform manual, and often complex, tasks using electronic interactive procedures. This technology was launched to the International Space Station in 2005 and has been a key tool used by astronauts daily with over 13,000 procedures currently managed and executable in the system. Skytek’s IPV has won awards from both the EU and NASA for outstanding innovation. 

IPV MARINE, adapted from space to provide a paperless solution to support the electronic execution and information management of operational procedures onboard ships — leading to a safer, more efficient, greener, and secure maritime industry. 

Skytek is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a representative office at Harwell, UK.
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Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the largest provider of remote communications and IT services in the world. Speedcast’s fully managed service is delivered via a leading global, multi-access-technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 70+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive on the ground local support from 40+ countries. This global “network of networks” allows customers to entirely rely on the most robust, integrated infrastructure available in the market for their mission-critical applications. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic business partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet unique customer needs and enable business transformation. Speedcast extends its managed services through differentiated technology offerings including cyber-security, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves over 10,000 maritime and offshore assets around the world.
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Promotional Sponsor

Telenor Satellite is a major European satellite provider of broadcast and broadband services for customers in the media, maritime, and oil and gas sectors.

Utilising a hybrid network that comprises our satellite fleet, teleports and a terrestrial fibre network, Telenor Satellite delivers turnkey broadcasting solutions, end-user connectivity and application services via satellite throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

From the distribution of digital TV and radio content to millions of European homes to the provision of reliable communications in remote locations on land and at sea, we are committed to keeping our customers connected via satellite. Visit the company’s website at:
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Coffee Break Sponsor

MarineTraffic is the leading maritime information service used by shipping professionals to support their decisions and by maritime enthusiasts to track any ship in the world.  

Founded in 2007, the company has always been dedicated to making maritime information universally accessible. MarineTraffic relies upon a dynamic team delivering innovative digital solutions that drive efficiency and, ultimately, improve the maritime ecosystem as a whole.  

All MarineTraffic solutions are powered by data. Global real-time and historical ship positions combined with various data sources and analysis techniques result in a highly comprehensive source of actionable maritime intelligence.  

Welcome to MarineTraffic - global ship tracking intelligence made easy
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