About the event

Dear ladies & gentlemen!

COMNEWS Group would like to invite you and your colleagues to take part in the International Practical Conference “Maritime Satellite Communications: Communication on a River and Sea Surface”

Date: June 18, 2020.
Venue: The Marriott Novy Arbat Hotel (Moscow, ul. Noviy Arbat, 32).

The Forum will be focused on the most promising and fastest growing segment of space communications – maritime communications. According to NSR, at the beginning of 2019, there was only 20,000 civil vessels and yachts, equipped with VSAT or other satellite technologies, but this number is expected to reach 75,000 by the year 2028. NSR’s forecast is that total volume of maritime satellite market in 2018-2028 will reach USD 42 billion. Comsys analysts say that the largest segment of the maritime VSAT is the commercial freight boats, which account for 63.1% of the global market. They are followed by yachts (20.4%) and fish trawlers (16.5%). In Russia, the importance of communications in the open sea is even bigger, than anywhere else in the world, due to the Northern Sea Route, which in the next 3-5 years is expected to turn into an all-year global transport artery with a traffic volume of over 80 million ton per year. And there is no other channel of communication in the Subarctic region except for satellite.  

The Practical Forum Maritime Satellite Communications 2020 will be preceded by the 12th International Conference SATELLITE RUSSIA & CIS the only independent forum in Russia dedicated to satellite communications, broadcasting, rocket and space equipment and launch services, and also financing and insurance in the space industry. SATELLITE RUSSIA & CIS, which will be held on April 8th, annually gathers the main competitors from every niche of the market – from space craft development, manufacturing and launch to providers of fixed/mobile satellite communications and Earth’s remote sensing.  

The key topics of Maritime Satellite Communications 2020:

  • Maritime satellite communications in the world and in Russia: overview
  • Comparison of available maritime satellite technologies
  • The role of satellite communications for increasing business activity in the Subarctic areas of Russia
  • Outlook for Russian dual purpose satellites “Meridian”/”Meridian-М” to enable communications at the Northern Sea Route.
  • Current state and outlook for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.
  • Orbital satellite constellations such as COSPAS as an element of the international satellite-aided search and rescue initiative COSPAS-SARSAT
  • New policy requirements to technological communications of inland water transport organizations and the Russian segment of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
  • Practical examples of maritime satellite communications
  • Equipment and solutions for maritime VSAT
  • Needs and expectations of passenger and freight vessel owners from digital services onboard

Maritime Satellite Communications 2020 will gather regulators, representatives of passenger and freight ship companies, experts on the technologies for fishery, senior executives of domestic and international satellite service providers, developers of special satellite user equipment for maritime use, industry consultants and media.


We look forward to seeing you at the conference in Moscow!


Sincerely yours,
Leonid Konik
Program Director of Satellite Russia & CIS 2020
Mob. +7 901 315-6799, e-mail: editor@comnews.ru

For sponsorship, please contact Irina Glukhova: irina@comnews.ru

To participate as a delegate, please contact Olga Dolenko: od@comnews.ru