SIA’s 22nd Annual Satellite Industry Leadership Dinner

SIA’s 22nd Annual Satellite Industry Leadership Dinner took place on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.  SIA presents its Satellite Leadership in Government award to a government employee or member of congress who has demonstrated leadership in issues affecting the satellite industry.  SIA President Tom Stroup presented the 2019 Satellite Leadership in Government Award to Dr. Scott Pace, currently the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. The award recognizes Dr. Pace’s distinguished career in the space industry.  A keynote address was given by David Redl, former Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce.   Another keynote address was given by Grace Koh, who recently joined the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Communications and Information Policy and is head of the U.S. delegation to this fall’s 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference also known as WRC-19.

Each year SIA Executive and Associate members of SIA join senior government officials, CEOs and other senior executives from the satellite industry at this flagship event to underscore the dynamic role that satellite technologies play in the nation’s defense and economy.

Images from the Leadership Dinner.

For more information regarding this year’s SIA Leadership Dinner, please see the two press release links below.

2019 DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop will be held December 17-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA.

As one of the year’s most anticipated industry events, the workshop will bring together government leaders from DoD Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies as well as commercial satellite industry operators, service providers, integrators, ground equipment suppliers and manufacturers.

The Workshop is the industry’s opportunity to exhibit their lasts satellite-based solutions as they join Government decision makers, participants and speakers.  This event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Space Command.

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