Silver Sponsor

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.
>> THALES


Bonze Sponsor

KNL Networks connects the maritime industry to the sea of opportunities IoT offers by providing simple, reliable and affordable connectivity through a dedicated network with military-grade security. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland with commercial HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark and sales representation in Helsinki, UK and Norway we’ve set out on a mission to revolutionize what global IoT connectivity means for the maritime industry. Our dedicated connectivity means your connection cannot be used for other communication purposes like GMDSS or crew welfare. Data leaves the KNL radio through our VPN, encrypting all data. Each KNL system is part of a worldwide network of KNL radios, which act as terminals or base stations, depending on their status or location. At sea, or in remote areas, a KNL radio uses the high-frequency band to connect automatically to another KNL radio that has a cellular connection. Nearshore or in port, KNL radios automatically connect directly to cellular. The KNL Global mesh network allows for multiple parties to securely access their equipment onboard a vessel
>> KNL NETWORKS


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.
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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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Promotional Sponsor

Given our prime focus on Physical Asset Management Software and Services, we are your ideal partner if you're the manager of a maritime vessel fleet, production site or any other maintenance-intensive business.

We will provide you with all the required software components to ensure continuous operation of your business; to plan and execute maintenance tasks, do stock management of spare parts and consumables, establish straight-through procurement to your suppliers, automate invoicing and budgeting processes, facilitate quality and risk management and govern all required documents.

Since our very beginnings we have been running all our software products on a centralized multi-tenant database. Hence, we were already providing cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions at a time when our competitors considered this a sound idea they would want to implement in far future.

Owing to MESPAS' cloud based software architecture, our customers can count on the advantages of unrivalled implementation speed at fully transparent costs without neither the need of onsite product installation, nor infrastructure, or expensive migration projects for product updates. Moreover, whenever we update manufacturers' product manuals or maintenance plans, these are instantaneously accessible for the entire MESPAS Community.
>> MESPAS


Promotional Sponsor

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.
>> NAVARINO


Promotional Sponsor

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.
>> SMARTSHARE SYSTEMS


Morning Break Sponsor

Nordic IT Marine Communication Hamburg (est.2002). Provides end to end communication solutions to the maritime industry from coastal freighters to post-panamax Container ships, as well super yachts, OSV, and cruise ships. A longstanding partner of Globecomm Maritime they jointly provide services over the Globecomm Global VSAT network , Inmarsat including FX , Iridium including Certus and global roaming GSM with over 500 roaming partners. Developed in Germany , the Globecomm NIMBUS Linux based controller with built in mail server provides complete control of communications across all those services with highest levels of Cybersecurity.
>> NORDIC IT


Lunch Sponsor

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading maritime communication, digital solutions and servicing specialist. The group which also includes Telemar, Palantir, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides the maritime industry with an integrated offering of broadband communications, digital solutions, bridge electronics and on-board maintenance. 

With more than 1000 employees worldwide the group is serving at least 1 in 3 vessels globally, covering all customer segments at sea including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing. The Marlink Group provides customers with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint and worldwide sales and service locations. A global 24/7 helpdesk, specialised competence centres, local presence on all continents and a network of 1000 service points staffed by highly qualified, certified service engineers, are supporting global customers to operate smarter and safer.

More than 70 years’ experience combined with strong satellite network operator and bridge electronics manufacturer partnerships enables the group to bring the power of broadband communication, maritime bridge technology and service excellence to customers globally. Marlink aims to further optimise customers’ business operations and enable the digital vessels of tomorrow.
>> MARLINK