9-10 November 2017
Haliç Congress Center
Istanbul, Turkey
2017/11/08 08:30:00


Satellite Conference

Satellite Conference  

Industry influencers, market experts and academia will gather for the 3rd Global SatShow’s satellite conference. Pivotal trends and issues impacting the industry will be addressed by the most esteemed players, who will outline the challenges, solutions and opportunities. The renowned CEO conference will see leaders create a roadmap to surviving today’s highly disruptive market for a successful future. The industry is evolving and the need for cross-sector dialogue and co-operation has never been greater. The 3rd Global SatShow is the stage where industry players will converge to shape the future of communications solutions. Be part of the synergy!

Conference Programme



Highlight: Don’t miss this crucial session!

5G has the potential to change the world. But it also poses great challenges and uncertainty. In order to realise the enormous benefits of 5G, the satellite and wireless industries need to work together. ESOA, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, is calling on the industry to create a plan of action for 5G and spectrum. The 3rd Global SatShow conference will be the venue for the industry to band together to address arguably the most important issue. From access and regulation, to satellite interference and business models, the challenges and solutions will be presented during a session that cannot be missed.

The 3rd Global SatShow conference covers key topics from multiple sectors. These include:

Broadcasting Trends

Enabling the Multiscreen Era

5G & Spectrum Sharing

Smart Living

IoT & M2M

Ground Segment Developments

Teleports of the Future

Space Business Economics


Innovation in Space

Enabling HTS

Mobility Trends

Connected Transport

Earth Observation & Remote Sensing

Human Skills Capital

Future Space Generations

Pricing Trends

New markets

Schedule and Agenda

9 Nov.
8:30 - 18:00
Registration & Exhibition
9:45 - 10:30
Opening Ceremony
10:30 - 11:00
Royal tour

A Turkish tradition, the attending dignitaries take a tour of the exhibition floor.

11:30 - 12:30
Spectrum Turf Wars
The subject of spectrum is contentious and as the rollout of 5G advances, so does the complexity increase. The challenges are ample, but 5G is also a catalyst of new business models and opportunities. But just how does satellite fit in in the 5G market? How does the industry go about spectrum sharing? How will satellite interference be managed? What opportunities are there for satellite and what about the challenges? From new entrants to new business models, what changes will 5G force? This session will address these issues and provide insight and solutions.
13:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
Satellite Gets Smart
A myriad benefits for healthcare, safety, efficiency, the environment and more are afforded by M2M and smart living. But if pockets of connected cities are surrounded by underserved rural and remote communities, then this potential can never be reached. How can satellite enable broader and even global smart living? What are the new ways that remote and mobile IoT are being used? Where does satellite fit in in M2M? How is satellite enabling mobile markets, from the connected car to aviation? What new customers are remote sensing and satellite imagery bringing in? What are the challenges and opportunities? This exciting track will put these developments in the spotlight.]
17:00 - 18:00
Business In Space 2.0
A look at how developments in launch vehicles as well as mission extension vehicles are redefining the economics of doing business in space. What impact will electric propulsion have? Considering the emergence of nanosatellites, zero-gravity 3D printers, spaceports and asteroid mining, is space the new frontier of innovation? This exciting session puts the latest technology, trends and possibilities in the spotlight, and illustrates why space has never been cooler.
Close of Day 1
19:00 - 21:00
Networking Reception
10 Nov.
8:30 - 18:00
Registration & Exhibition
09:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 12:30
Teleporting to the Future
How are teleports keeping up with the evolving satellite industry? HTS, soaring mobility demands, redefined business models and changing markets mean that teleports have to react in order to secure their place in the future. What are the keys to surviving and succeeding in this transforming ecosystem? With partnerships abound, what does this mean for cyber threats and security? How are new approaches fitting into the RF industry? How is efficiency being raised? This track covers the developments, challenges and solutions.
13:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 16:00
Gound Segment 2.0
HTS is a game changer but only if the ground segment can enable this technology. What has happened? And has this game changer been profitable for the ground segment? Who has benefited? What rapid developments have transpired? What are the challenges? What still needs to be done? Where are the opportunities?
17:00 - 18:00
SILAwards & CEO Summit: Redifining the Roles
Evolution usually thins the herd. Will everybody make it? How are downward pricing trends forcing new business models? How are players adapting? What additional value-added services, strategic partnerships, and cutting-edge innovation have emerged? How is satellite going to address over capacity? The times have changed, the world has changed – is satellite up-to-date? Is satellite innovating? This pivotal CEO panel will offer valuable insight and seek to provide a roadmap to surviving these challenging times and securing a future.


The Global SatShow is currently accepting speaker requests and invites interested candidates to apply for a position. If you would like to be a speaker at one of our conference sessions, please download the speaker request form and return it to the conference director. Alternatively, contact the conference team for more information by clicking the button below.


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Exhibition Venue

The Haliç Congress Center is located in the Golden Horn at 19 Eski Karaağaç Avenue, 34445, in Istanbul, Turkey

Dates & Timing

Exhibition  9-10 November   8:30 – 18:00

Networking Reception  9 November   19:00 – 21:00

How to Get There

Coming from the airport? The venue is 20 minutes from Atatürk Airport and 45 minutes from Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

Haliç Congress Center is seven minutes from Taksim and Eminönü, and a few minutes away from the E5 and TEM connections. The only congress centre located by the sea, it offers guests access to the sea from Sütlüce Port, either by event boats or city line ferries.

Need an airport transfer? Please contact the Global SatShow management team and we will make arrangements for you.


Require a Visa?

Turkey provides direct access to travellers from numerous countries; granting visa-free entrance or visa upon arrival. However, if you require a visa in advance, we recommend you apply through the e-Visa website, it’s the quickest and easiest way and is done in three simple steps. The website is available in multiple languages for your convenience.



In need of a hotel? Stay at one of our partner hotels and enjoy discounted rates as a valued Global SatShow visitor. These hotels are conveniently located near the exhibition venue. Please contact us to find your ideal hotel.