HISPASAT holds "VII HISPASAT Meeting of Space Telecommunications" at the UIMP

27 de Junho de 2014

Over 30 speakers from the main companies in the aero-space and telecommunications industry from across the globe will debate the evolution of the satellites of the future.

From the 30th of June to the 1st of July, the Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, HISPASAT, is organising the “VII HISPASAT Meeting of Space Telecommunications” at the Universidad  Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) in Santander, Spain. The conference is entitled “Technological Advancements: Satellites of the Future”. The main aero-space industry companies, from both Spain and abroad, will gather to analyse the topic from the different points of view existing within the satellite sector.

Throughout six working sessions, the top executives of manufacturers, launchers, operators, insurance companies and the public administration will debate the main trends across the various areas of the satellite programmes, as well as the challenges they pose.

The course is to be launched this coming Monday at 11:00 AM by Víctor Calvo-Sotelo, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society, alongside Elena Pisonero, president of HISPASAT. On Tuesday, after presentations by over 30 well-known national and international-level speakers from the sector, the Conference is to come to a close with talks by the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), Jean Jaques Dordain and the Chief Executive Officer of HISPASAT, Carlos Espinós.

The Seminar is directed at all professionals in the industry, as well as students from subjects related to space telecommunications, who wish to expand their knowledge about the future evolution of this field.

About HISPASAT Group

The HISPASAT Group is composed of companies with a foothold in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR, sells its services. The Group is a leading Spanish- and Portuguese-language content broadcaster and distributor, including over important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue in its sector, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.