Sponsored by:


Canadian Forces Director General Space

Irish National Space Centre

Endorsed by:

United States Coast Guard

European Space Agency

Platinum Sponsor

Special thanks:

Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC

Reception sponsored by:

Thursday Lunch Sponsored by:


  • CDR Moe AuCoin, Canadian Forces Space Requirements Office
  • Tony Bauna, Director, Product & Service Dev't., Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT)
  • Paul Benda, DHS S&T Chief of Staff
  • Peter Blackhurst, Director of Security, InMARSAT
  • Carsten Bullemer, Managing Director, vesseltracker.com
  • LCdr Paul Collier, Canadian Forces Assistant Naval Attaché (Engineering), CDLS(Washington)
  • Dejan Damjanovic, Director MDA, GeoEye
  • Dr Juergen Drescher, Director, DLR America
  • Dr. Gerd Eiden, LuxSpace, Luxembourg
  • Rory Fitzpatrick, CEO, Irish National Space Centre
  • Greg Flessate, Vice President, Maritime Systems, ORBCOMM
  • Jun Gomi, Director,Satellite Applications Ctr, JAXA
  • Joe Hersey, Spectrum Manager, USCG
  • Drew Hopwood, Technical Sales Engineer, Astrium GEO-Information Services
  • Bill Jefferies, CTO, MDA
  • Richard Kolacz, Co-Founder and President, Global Spatial Technology Solutions
  • Martin Kress, Executive Director of the Von Braun Center for Science & Innovation
  • Dr. Dino A. Lorenzini, President & CEO
  • Narayanan Manoj, CEO, Loka Wireless
  • David Martin, Vice President , Product Management, exactEarth
  • MGen Nicolas Matern, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC
  • Ben Minichino, Vice President, CLS America
  • Chris Nelson, Trade & Industry Analyst, Office of Technology Evaluation, BIS, US Department of Commerce
  • Hans J. Niebergall, Esq., President & CEO, SAARPSCO, South Asia & Africa Regional Port Stability Cooperative
  • Koichi Oshimura, Associate Senior Engineer
  • Chirag Parikh, Director, Space Policy, National Security Council (Invited)
  • Capt(N) Kurt Salchert, Canadian Forces, NORAD Liaison Officer Washington
  • Chan Smith, VP COM DEV USA
  • Stephen L. Spehn, Deputy Science Advisor, EUCOM
  • Prof. Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA Centre & Chairman, Global Maritime Awareness Institute for Safety, Security & Stewardship, Taksha University
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