The SATELLITE 2024 Conference and Exhibition has unveiled its conference program full of cutting-edge insights, inspiring speakers and sessions covering diverse topics that reflect trends and challenges facing the satellite industry.

The four-day conference program will take place Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21, and include general sessions, keynotes, executive roundtables, events on the show floor, and three tracks focused in the content areas: Executive-level, Government & Military and Technology. This year, there will be an expanded selection of programming to explore during the three-day Exhibit Hall run. The Unveiled Theater is set to host the 8th annual Startup Space pitch competition, alongside informative partner sessions. The brand-new Via Satellite Theater will feature a variety of 101 content and market-focused sessions, providing an opportunity for all participants to broaden their knowledge and gain deeper insights into the satellite and space technology industry.

"The satellite industry is entering an exciting new era of growth and opportunity, ushered in by the launch of new global connectivity systems, the continuous demand for space-based data, and the convergence of satellite and cellular industries to enable new applications,” said Executive Chairman, Jeffrey Hill. “The SATELLITE conference and exhibition has also experienced tremendous growth during the past few years. We’ve increased the size of our conference programing this year and added content sessions to our Exhibit Hall schedule to accommodate the diverse audience coming to the show. Attendees can expect significant announcements of new products and services from leading satellite companies during our keynotes and general sessions. This will be a pivotal year for the industry, and I can’t wait to see how SATELLITE 2024 unfolds."

Highlights from the program include:

  • How Industry Leaders are Investing in Growth: Innovative Satellite Technologies for New Customers featuring speakers Eva Berneke (CEO, Eutelsat); Daniel S. Goldberg (President & CEO, Telesat); Ruy Pinto (CEO, SES); David Wajsgras (CEO, Intelsat)
  • Are Satellite and Cellular Worlds Converging or Colliding? featuring speakers Hamid Akhavan (President & CEO, EchoStar); Mark Dankberg (CEO & Co-Founder, Viasat); Matt Desch (CEO, Iridium Communications); Nicole Robinson (Chief Growth Officer, Comtech)
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, presenting the luncheon keynote on Wednesday.

SATELLITE 2024 partners with several satellite industry organizations to bring the entire community to the event, and build a comprehensive program that is relevant to today’s challenges facing the industry. These organizations include the Satellite Industry Association, Northern Sky Research an Analysys Mason Company, Global Satellite Operators Association, the World Teleport Association, Euroconsult, Jack Industries and the Space Generation Advisory Council.

SATELLITE 2024 will be held March 18-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.