NASA Commercialization Workshop Tops List of Pre-Conference Activities at ISCe

Press Release From: Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2002

From learning how to commercialize NASA technology to an inside look at the latest trends affecting the satellite industry to networking opportunities with foreign companies, the International Satellite and Communications exchange (ISCe) offers a full array of pre-conference activities on Aug. 27 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

NASA will make a special presentation on licensing its sensor and software technology for commercial application. Entitled "Digital Data, Digital Dollars," this workshop will help U.S. space companies understand how to find and license NASA's most current available technologies in order to accelerate bringing innovative technology-based products and services to market. This event takes place from 9-11:30 a.m.

At the same time, the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) will present the GVF Broadband Business Summit entitled "Satcom at the Crossroads." This three- hour program will feature GVF Secretary General David Hartshorn, who will report on the latest trends affecting the satellite industry. Top executives from Gilat, Globecomm, Hughes Network Systems, NSI Communications, SES- Americom and Viasat will explore how, where, when and why satellite-industry players can stake a profitable claim in the global telecommunications marketplace. The Network Manager's Panel will unveil what end users have to say about the realities of deploying a satellite-based network. Finally, Christopher Baugh, senior analyst with Northern Sky Research, will give a detailed analysis of how broadband satellite solutions can be implemented properly.

From noon to 2 p.m., conference exhibitors and attendees will get their first of several opportunities to meet and network with U. S. and foreign companies at the International Visitors Welcome Luncheon. Sponsored by the California Space Authority (CSA), this luncheon will feature keynote speaker Lon Hatamiya, secretary of commerce for the State of California. In addition, the CSA will demonstrate why California is one of the world's most attractive places for space enterprise.

Registration for these three events is required. People interested in attending either the Global VSAT Forum or the International Visitors Welcome Luncheon should register online at or call Hannover Fairs USA at (609) 987-1202. Registration for the NASA Technology Commercialization Workshop is being handled by the CSA at (805) 349-2633, ext. 15.

ISCe, the only satellite event to offer a convergence of both the consumer and industry sides of the business, takes place Aug. 27-29 in Long Beach, Calif. For more information, visit

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