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.

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Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network — Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit:

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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.

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.

Promotional Sponsor

The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML develops and optimizes processes and systems along the maritime supply chain. Within practically oriented research projects CML supports public and private sector clients of port operations as well as from the logistics services industry and from the shipping business.   

Modern maritime information management on board and on land offers significant efficiency and economic profitability. The focus lies on personnel and procurement processes, that often represent large parts of the operational costs. CML’s unit “Ship and Information Management” develops and pilots individual solutions for its customers to optimize business processes for the operation and control of shipping fleets.

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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. 

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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.

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MESPAS is an independent Swiss IT and engineering company, with subsidiaries and partners throughout the world.

Our technical ship management software enables our customers in the maritime industry to run their ships safely and efficiently, resulting in better performance, decreased costs and lower emissions.

Our e-trading platform allows ships, management offices and suppliers to digitally place and receive offers, orders and invoices.

MESPAS is the only company in the maritime industry whose products are provided on cloud-based software, with a unique library of millions of machine types, spare parts and documents, all instantly available to our customers to improve their business processes.

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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.

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SmartShare StraightShaper – available bandwidth at any time! 

Bandwidth for everyone – but how? 
SmartShare StraightShaper Satellite is designed to manage bandwidth on satellite connections with low bandwidth. 

With a SmartShare StraightShaper connected to your network, you can let the users spend time on the internet as they please. Now all active users will be guaranteed bandwidth because, with a Smartshare StraightShaper connected to your network, you have User Load Balancing™. 

Get the internet that suits your needs. 
Besides a unique way of approaching bandwidth management, you also have the possibility of individualizing your SmartShare StraightShaper configuration. 

SmartShare StraightShaper Satellite is easy to install and is maintenance free.

Promotional Sponsor

Sputnik24® Communication Systems GmbH designs and manufactures maritime communication products, Made in Germany.

 Our new LTE broadband antenna extends the range of mobile Internet connectivity to a new dimension on sea. Affordable high speed internet is available by a professional, rock solid, small, light weight antenna.

The antenna system provides diversity function for better connectivity and higher speed via LTE networks. Optimization for long-range access will provide excellent connectivity being offshore with high data speed and throughput.

 Long Range LTE  - use your own SIM – is a cost efficient solution and is supporting every SIM card. Customers can choose to use their own SIM or to purchase customized European or World Wide roaming SIMs.

The product is easy to install, cost effective and will allow coverage up to 50nm from shore.

 Sputnik24® offers connectivity design and special solution support using Long Range LTE as well as traditional options, like SatCom.

Secure data links, remote access design and management, bandwidth bundling and data traffic bonding solutions are part of the portfolio of Sputnik24 ®.

 Sputnik24® assists with EMC analysis, SAR planning, analysis for interference reductions and offers consulting for grounding, overvoltage handling and protection of IT interfaces to communication links.

Morning Break Sponsor

Nordic IT Marine Communication Hamburg provides tailor-made communication solutions in the maritime industry from coastal freighter to post panamax Container ships, as well super yachts, OSV, and cruises ship. On board IT Service zip together hybrid communications links with the vessel networks and make it an true extension of the office. With almost 20 years of experience we offer state of the art VSAT, Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya , 4G service.  Various Smart Boxes including Globecomm NIMBUS  full fill all task of today shipping operations.

Lunch Sponsor

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions. The group which includes Marlink, Telemar, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides maritime and enterprise customers with an integrated offering of reliable broadband connectivity, IT and cyber solutions, bridge electronics, and flexible service and maintenance. 

The Marlink Group’s unrivalled portfolio of multi-band communication solutions covering Ku-, Ka-, C- and L-band services is augmented with mobile and terrestrial links and an industry-unique range of digital solutions. With more than 1000 employees worldwide, the Group serves customers from all maritime segments globally, including: Shipping, Offshore & Energy, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing. 

The Marlink Group delivers solutions with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint, including a network of sales and service locations ensuring customer proximity. Our 24/7 service desk, local presence on all continents and a network of 1250 service points staffed with highly qualified service engineers support our customers globally to operate their business smarter, safer and more profitable.   

More than 70 years’ experience, combined with our strong satellite network and hardware manufacturer partnerships, enables Marlink to bring the power of smart connectivity solutions to customers worldwide, helping them to digitalise their remote business operations wherever they are.

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