The unique executive event dedicated to connectivity and satellite communications in Latin America
May 15-16, 2018 / Mexico City


Monday, May 14, 2018
Opening reception sponsored byEutelsat
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Registration/opening coffee hosted bySES Networks
Welcome address
Lorraine Whitfield, Chief Events & Marketing Officer, Euroconsult
Inaugural keynote speech
Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Secretary of Communications and Transports, SCT - México
Euroconsult Insights - Connectivity in LATAM: The Role of Satellite
Pacôme Révillon, CEO, Euroconsult
Operators Deploying and Investing in Next Gen Capabilities

Executives from leading satellite organizations and companies in Latin America will share their views and debate on the deployment of next generation satellite systems and on the main opportunities and drivers for the region.

Mike Antonovich, CEO, Eutelsat Americas
Ignacio Sanchis, CCO, Hispasat
Lincoln Oliveira, General Director, Star One
Omar Trujillo, Vice President of Sales for Latin America , SES Networks
Coffee break hosted byHUGHES
Delivering the Broadband and Entertainment Experience Anytime, Anywhere

Executives from leading service companies will discuss the path(s) to delivering the greatest broadband and entertainment experience for consumers and professional.

Kevin Cohen, General Manager, Consumer Broadband, Mexico and Central America , Viasat
Star Group, Speaker TBC
Williams Aguirre Ballesteros, General Director, Satellite Operations, Grupo Televisa (invited)
Roberto Primo, Director of Technology, Globosat (invited)
Official luncheon hosted byelara
Delivering VSAT Services in the HTS Environment: New Solutions, New Expectations

In a context where innovation in satellite infrastructure and equipment is transforming the economics and capabilities of satellite connectivity, executives from leading service companies will debate on the new opportunities and challenges in this environment, in particular the new expectations of their clients and partners.

Jorge Villarreal, CEO, Elara Comunicaciones
Mauricio Segovia, CEO, Axesat Colombia
Dan Losada, VP Global Sales, Hughes
In Discussion with Ground Segment Solution Providers

The last mile will be critical for the success of new generation satellite systems and services, either on GEO, MEO or LEO platforms. Executives from ground segment suppliers and integrators will discuss the current status and how new ground solutions can and/or will contribute to the growth of the connectivity markets.

Coffee break
National Security and Public Safety - The Expected Impact of Broadband and IoT

Representatives from organizations in charge of or supporting national security initiatives will share their experience and perspectives on the rollout of broadband and IoT capabilities to support “smarter” operations.

Ingrid Morgan, Technical Support Coordinator, Federal Police, Mexico
Enterprise users: The New Expectations

Technology officers from public and private organizations will share their views on the use of satellite networks to meet new requirements in a context of increasing data traffic.



José Luis Rodriguez López, CTO, Grupo Salinas
Antonio Fernández, SVP On Board Product , Aeromexico
César González H., Corporate Manager, Grupo Peñoles
Dinner hosted byTelecomm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Welcome coffee hosted byAIRBUS
New Priorities for National Satellite Programs

National satellite operators and space agencies from a selection of Latin American countries will share insights on future expectations for their programs.

Dr. Petrônio Noronha de Souza, Director of Space Policy and Strategic Investments, AEB - Brazil
Mariano Imbert, Director, ABAE – Venezuela
Carlos Alvarado Briceño, President, ACAE – Costa Rica
Col. Liduvino Vielman Díaz, President, AEP - Paraguay
Coffee break hosted byHispasat
Satellite Manufacturing - Enabling New Capabilities

Leading industrial players will discuss the latest trends for satellite manufacturing and how to optimize the performance and flexibility of satellites also of production tools in order to serve governments and private clients.

Cyril Bardi de Fourtou, Regional Sales Director, Airbus
Hui Zhou, Director of System Design, ITS/CAST , CAST
Boeing speaker, to be confirmed
Official luncheon
Satellite Users and Universal Access Programs

Representatives from government organizations will share their vision of universal access initiatives in their country; providing updates on projects and discussing the role of satellites in bringing communication capabilities to all citizens, businesses and government offices.

Javier Lizárraga, Coordinator of the Information Society and Knowledge, SCT - México
Edwin Castillo, National Telecom Director , ASEP – Panamá
Sandra Torres, President, JRTPR - Puerto Rico
Roque Roy Méndez Soleto, Executive Director, ATT - Bolivia
Cristian Aguilar, Undersecretary of Transport & Telecommunications, CIV – Guatemala (invited)
Leonel Arévalo, Telecomm Advisor to the President, CONATEL - Honduras (invited)
Henry Molina, President, INDOTEL – Dominican Republic (invited)
Coffee break
The Stakes of 5G - Broadband and IoT - for the Communication Sector

Executives from solution providers, operators and service companies will share views on the prospects of 5G, addressing regulatory and technology issues but also business opportunities and challenges for the communication sector.

Manuel Díaz Franco, VP, New Business Development, Huawei Technologies de México
Closing remarks
Farewell drinks