August 14-15, 2018 – Rio de Janeiro

August 14, 2018 | Tuesday

8:30am - 9:00am | Registration
09:00am - 09:30am | International Keynote

Ariane Cornell, Commercial Sales Director at Blue Origin

9:30am - 10:30am | Panel: Changes on the Horizon

The world of satellites is radically changing.  New low and medium Earth orbit (LEO/MEO) satellite constellations have opened the way to novel possibilities.  The era of nanosatellites is near.  Satellites now offer new uses (and models) that go beyond traditional communications.  How will all of this transform the industry?  What are the business models?

Presentation 1 – New Models and Impacts on Satellite Manufacturing
Speaker: Andy Tillmann, VP of Development, SSL

Presentation 2 – Business Model Diversification
Speaker: Javier Recio, CCO, Eutelsat Americas

Presentation 3 – The nanosatellite model
Speaker: João Paulo Campos, CEO, Visiona

Moderator: Luiz Francisco Tenório Perrone

10:30am - 11:00am | Break
11:00am - 12:30pm | Panel: New Opportunities in the Brazilian Market

The development of an ISP market, the need for coverage across Brazil’s entire national territory, the demand for backhaul, and the lack of infrastructure for last mile access all represent new opportunities. How is the satellite industry stepping in?

Márcio Tiago, Brazil Country Director, Yahsat
Lincoln Oliveira, Vice President, Embratel Star One
Leonardo Capdeville, CTO at TIM Brasil

Moderator: Samuel Possebon (Teletime)

12:30pm - 02:00pm | Lunch
02:00pm - 03:30pm | Panel: Satellites and the arrival 5G and IoT in Brazil

By 2020, the first 5G operations will be hitting the market, and satellite operators should see this as a great new business opportunity.  However, Brazil still faces challenges surrounding the 3.5 GHz spectrum, tax issues and market adjustments.  What about the Internet of Things?  What challenges will that bring?

Vitor Menezes, spectrum and orbit superintendent, Anatel
Matt Abrams, Senior market advisor – Mobile Networks, Intelsat
Carlos Xavier, General Director, Advantech Brasil (ASAT NET)

Moderador: Samuel Possebon (Teletime)

03:30pm - 04:00pm | Break
04:00pm - 04:30pm | Presentation 1: Brazilian Satellite Outlooks

Jarbas Valente, CEO, Telebrás
Lisa Scalpone, general manager, Viasat

04:30pm - 05:00pm | Presentation 2: Perspectives for the Strategic Space Systems Program

Brigadeiro-do-Ar José Vagner Vital, Executive VP for Space Systems Coordination and Implementation Commission (CCISE)

05:00pm - 06:00pm | Panel: Competition and Challenges in the Ka-Band Segment

How is the development of the Ka-band services in Brazil? Will the market be able to follow the public policies put in place? How are other players in the Ka-band segment moving forward and defining new strategies?

Rafael Guimarães, general directos, Hughes do Brasil
Sérgio Chaves, commercial vice-president, Hispamar
Kevin Cohen, general manager, Viasat

Moderator: Samuel Possebon (Teletime)

August 15, 2018 | Wednesday

8:30am - 9:00am | Registration
9:00am - 09:30am | International Keynote: The New Satellite Regulation

Challenges and hurdles faced by regulators in the new satellite environment.

Fabio Leite, Inmarsat

09:30am – 10:00am | Panel: Satellites from Brazil’s Political and Regulatory Viewpoint

How regulators, policymakers and the satellite industry face new regulatory challenges for the satellite sector and what role the sector can play in public policies.

Juarez Quadros, chairman of Anatel

Moderator: Luiz Otávio Prates (Sindisat)

10:00am - 10:30am | Break
10:30am - 12:30pm | Debate: The market from the view of major players

Satellite companies all over the world face market value loss and are challenged with the need to seek new business models.  This session brings together major satellite market players to discuss the industry’s challenges in Brazil and globally, and looks at strategic outlooks and models for the next few years.

Keynote Speaker
Lluc Palerm, NSR 

Gustavo Silbert, CEO, Embratel Star One
Márcio Brasil, Director, Intelsat
Rodrigo Campos, General Manager, Eutelsat
Mauro Wajnberg, General Manager, Telesat
Jurandir Pitsch, Latin America market development VP, SES
Clóvis Baptista, president, Hispamar

12:30pm - 02:00pm | Lunch
02:00pm - 03:00pm | Panel: Emerging Verticals in the Brazilian Market

This session brings an update on the development of several new verticals for the Brazilian market, ranging from observation-based services to the oil & gas market comeback.

Presentation 1: Opportunities in the Earth Observation Based Market  
Speaker: Paulo Bezerra, Defense and Intelligence Director, DigitalGlobe

Presentation 2: The Oil & Gas Market Comeback
Speaker: Andre Sant’anna, Country Manager, Speedcast / CapRock

Presentation 3: Solutions for agriculture
Speaker: Lucíola Alves Magalhães, researcher Embrapa

Moderador: Fábio Alencar (Abrasat)

03:00pm - 04:30pm | Panel: The Future of Satellite Video

What is the future of satellite use for video applications? What will broadcasting and VoD models look like? How can broadband, 4K and IP video technologies transform this industry? What are the players’ strategies?

Claudio Zylberman, engineering and technology director at Claro Brasil
Leonardo Fraga Godoy, strategy and marketing intelligence, SES
Roberto Primo, CTO, Globosat
Gary Drutin, Chief Business Officer, Novelsat

Moderator: Samuel Possebon (Teletime)

Please note that the names and times in this program are subject to change. Glasberg Comunicações will make every effort to ensure the event follows its original schedule, but delays and cancellations may occur. Registration includes complimentary lunch at the Conference venue.  Please inquire about parking at the venue.  Presentations will be available to event participants only when authorized by their respective authors.  For more information, visit

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