Gold 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.
>> THALES GROUP


Silver 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.
>> INMARSAT


Bronze Sponsor

LeoSat Enterprises, based in Washington DC, was established in 2013 to leverage the latest developments in satellite communications technologies to develop and launch a new low-earth-orbit satellite constellation which will provide the first commercially available, business grade, extremely high-speed and secure data service worldwide.

The high-throughput satellites (HTS) will be interconnected through laser links, effectively creating an optical backbone in space which is about 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber backbones.  The constellation will provide an extremely fast, highly secure and low latency communications infrastructure for international business markets.  Start of the launch of the constellation is expected in 2020. 
>> LEOSAT


Bronze Sponsor

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.
>> SPEEDCAST


Promotional Sponsor

GTMaritime – Enabling Essential Communications At Sea
GTMaritime specialises in providing leading maritime Solutions and Services that ensure Maritime Business Operability, 365 days a year, with a dedicated 24/7 Support team.

Our solutions include e-mail, anti-virus protection and data file transfer, as well as crew communications and welfare solutions helping keep crew in touch with friends and family whilst at sea.  

All backed up by a market leading infrastructure, unrivalled 24-hour customer support, every day of the year - from UK and Singapore offices, and an established, growing network of resellers and partners around the world.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, WE ARE….
>> GTMARITIME


Promotional Sponsor

Kepler is a satellite telecommunications provider that delivers high-bandwidth global data services through a network of low-cost,  rapidly-deployable nanosatellites. To this date, Kepler is the only high-bandwidth connectivity provider for mobile applications in polar regions, offering maritime operators a cost-effective means to move large quantities of data everywhere. Kepler’s communication service uses Ku-band polar-orbiting satellites to significantly increase the data capability onboard vessels for operational and crew welfare applications.

Kepler is based in Canada, backed by Costanoa Ventures, IA  Ventures, and other leading investors. Named in 2018 one of the Top 10 Most  Innovative Space Companies in the world by Fast Company, Kepler is set to reshape the economics of satellite connectivity globally servicing mobile markets with new Satcom applications for LEO satellites.
>> KEPLER


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.

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>> NSSLGLOBAL


Morning Break Sponsor

Navarino is an advanced technology company in the maritime satellite communications industry. Its high quality products and services are developed at the leading edge of technology for the global merchant shipping sector.

Navarino is the one stop shop for maritime satellite communications, and its portfolio of services includes the full range of bandwidth options available through the latest generation of high throughput satellites. 

Navarino is also the developer and distributor of INFINITY, the state-of-the-art maritime bandwidth management and optimization solution that can be used on vessels equipped with any type of IP based satellite communications systems. 

Navarino has also recently launched Angel, the first cyber security service designed for maritime which is compatible with any type of satellite network.

With a client base of more than 500 shipping companies worldwide, the company has offices in Greece, Norway, Germany, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore, alongside a steadily growing international resellers' network.
>> NAVARINO


Lunch 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.
>> MARLINK