Announcing LATSAT – the first summit for satellite communications in Latin America

Paris, January 31st, 2014 – Euroconsult, the leading consulting firm specialized in satellite communications and broadcasting, announces the launch of LATSAT – the Latin American Satellite Communication & Broadcasting Summit. The first edition will be taking place in Mexico City on June 4-5 2014. LATSAT is also supported by the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Mexico’s Ministry of Communication and Transport).

The summit is to be the first executive meeting place dedicated to the Latin American satellite communications sector, where stakeholders can discuss local and global market issues, network, discuss evolutions in the sector and do business with national and regional counterparts.

“Latin America has experienced strong growth in recent years in terms of satellite procurement, capacity usage and satellite services and the Mexican government in particular has strong ambitions for its national space and communications program,” said Steve Bochinger, COO of Euroconsult. “It is therefore essential for this region to develop a central business place where the future of the sector can be discussed and defined. With the LATSAT summit we aim to develop a reference event for Latin America based on a similar model to our flagship event, the World Satellite Business Week, which is renowned for its high-level networking and deal making opportunities.”

Commenting on the event, Jorge A. Juraidini Rumilla, General Director of Telecomm, stated that, "SCT, through Telecomunicaciones de México (Telecomm) is delighted to support and participate in the development of the “1st Latin American Satellite Communications and Broadcasting Summit.” We believe that such a high profile gathering of public and private sector decision makers will generate significant business opportunities in the region. Furthermore, it will promote the key role of satellite in enhancing communications and bridging the connectivity gap in Latin America.”

The two-day event will comprise a high-level program of keynote speeches and thematic executive-level round tables featuring government officials and industry executives. The sessions will cover all levels of the satellite communications value chain and be moderated by high level industry experts. The LATSAT summit will bring together over 100 senior executive participants representing government and public agencies as well as broadcasters, satellite operators, service providers, satellite manufacturers, etc.

About Euroconsult

Euroconsult is a private fully independent company with 30 years’ experience in research and consulting services for the satellite communications sector worldwide. With over 560 clients in over 50 countries, Euroconsult is one of the largest consulting and research firms specialized in the space and communications sector. Since 1995, we have built experience in the design and organization of executive-level annual summits for the satellite communications market using our expert knowledge and vast database of high-level contacts. Our flagship event, the World Satellite Business Week, is widely considered to be the must-attend event for top-level players in the satellite communications and information business, uniting over 700 executive participants from all world regions and all levels of the value chain to network and strike business deals. www.euroconsult-ec.com

About the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes

The Ministry of Communication and Transport (SCT) is a government agency with a significant influence on national economic development and the population's quality of life. SCT is the lead agency overseeing federal infrastructure and services in two sectors: communication and transport. On the communications front, the 2013 Constitutional Reform results in a new regulatory framework and institutional architecture providing full and open competition, universal access, affordability and quality services and content. These are essential conditions to promote the Mexican people and companies’ competition and productivity. www.sct.gob.mx

For more information, contact:

Lorraine Whitfield +33 1 49 23 75 17 whitfield@euroconsult-ec.com