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Space Development and Sustainability in the Americas Region
- Bariloche, Argentina -


Monday, 29 May 2017



Opening Session


Welcome Remarks by  Hosting Country

  • Secretary of Communications and Information Technologies ( Mr. Hector Huici )

Opening Remarks by ITU-Radiocommunication Bureau

  • Chief Space Services Department – International Telecomunications Union ( Mr. Yvon Henri )

​10:00Coffee Break

Regulations, World Radiocommunications Conference 2019:

Challenges and Opportunities ahead


Presentations and discussion between Regulators, Satellite Operators, Industry and International Organizations  on the current International Regulatory Framework, challenges and opportunities towards WRC-19.

How Regulations can enable and stimulate development ?


Dr. Oscar Gonzalez -  Moderator

Ministry of Communications Argentina


Yvon Henri - ITU 

Henoch Aguiar - Arsat

Hazem Moakkit - Intelsat

Giselle Creesser - Inmarsat

Adrian Herbera - Hispasat

Fernando Carrillo - Echostar/Hughes

Hernan Sineiro - Invap

13:00 Lunch Break 

Satellite Markets and Technology Trends


Key operators and manufacturers to present and discuss on latest satellite technologies and innovative services, including Mobility, High Throughput Satellites, Broadcasting and more.

How economic growth can benefit from technology and harmonization ?



Suzzane Malloy - ESOA - Moderator


Luis Genovese - INVAP

Mariano Goldschmidt - ARSAT

Gonzalo de Dios - Intelsat

Daryl Hunter - Viasat

Alejandra Ornes - Inmarsat

Roberto Perez - CEATSA


16.30Coffee Break 


Large Non-GSO Communications Satellite Constellations


Latest Technologies, services, regulations, business models, market and competition aspects.

Presentations from key operators of current and future satellite networks, followed by discussion.


Yvon Henri - ITU - Moderator


Mariah Shuman - OneWeb

Suzzane Malloy - O3b



Wrap-Up /  Discussion - First Day


18.30Close of First Day




Tuesday, 30 May 2017



Space Monitoring and Harmful Interference to Satellite Systems


Latest developments, innovations and actions in the combat against harmful nterference to satellite systems.

Presentations from representatives of the industry, European Space Agency ,Administration and ITU.



Jorge Ciccorossi - ITU - Moderator


Daniel Oltrogge - Analitical Graphics Inc (AGI)/ ComSPoc

Erwin Greilinger - Siemens

Thierry Balanche - Zodiac Aerospace

Guido Baraglia - Kratos

Rafael Prata - Anatel Brazil

Elena Daganzo - ESA


11:00Coffee Break 

Science Services


Recent and future missions in the Earth observation and Space Research services.

Presentations from representatives of space agencies and satellite manufacturers.


-Space Communications and Navigation - NASA International Activities   

-Argentine National Space Plan




Glenn S. Feldhake - NASA

Fernando Hisas - CONAE

Hernan Sineiro-Luis Genovese - INVAP


​13:00Lunch Break

Small satellites 


Presentations from representatives of the industry and satellite operators.




Joaquín  Restrepo - ITU -  Moderator


Hugo Miguel - Min. Communications ARG

Mark Brady - Clarke Belt 2.0 

Nick Spina - Kepler Communications

Adrián Sinclair -Satellogic

Olmo Ramirez Soberanis - IFT Mexico*



Industry Network Integrity Initiatives

Presentation by Global Vsat Forum on:

- Cyber-security

- Terminal testing and type approvals (including Satcom on the Move)

- Certification of Earth station operators and installers

- Efforts to protect FSS services from IMT interference


Sergio Murillo - Global Vsat Forum (GVF)

15:30Coffee Break 

Sub-Regional and National Initiatives ​


Presentations from representatives of Group of Countries in the Region, and ITU 

Sergio Scarabino - ITU - Moderator


Marianella Guzman - Comunidad Andina de Naciones - CAN

Alexis Andrade - Agencia Boliviana Espacial -ABE



Wrap-Up / Discussion 


Panel on the summary of symposium, discussion .


Closing Remarks

Yvon Henri  - ITU

Hugo Miguel - Ministry of Communications Argentina


-Organization of groups for the visit to INVAP, Bariloche, on 3rd day.

-Organization of groups for the visit to ARSAT in Buenos Aires.

Close of Second Day




Wednesday, 31 May 2017



Welcome and Registration at the INVAP Facilities




Visit to the satellite manufacturing and testing facilities of INVAP and CEATSA in Bariloche.


12:30End of Symposium 



Thursday, 01 June 2017 / Friday, 02 June 2017


Welcome and Registration at the ARSAT Facilities in Benavidez, Buenos Aires.




Visit to the Control Earth Stations and Data Center of ARSAT. 


Groups, dates and times will be coordinated during the symposium in Bariloche. Visits are possible on both dates.