OMAHA, Neb./COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2009) - Strategic Space Symposium participants will see the latest in space technology at the AMERICOM Exhibit Center, which will also serve as the networking hub during the Nov. 2 - 4 event at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb.
The majority of the exhibit space has already been reserved by companies wishing to demonstrate their expertise in space-based tactical operational support for the modern warfighter. But, some exhibit space is still available. The exhibitors include the nation's leading aerospace companies and top military organizations and components, as well as economic development and support organizations. They are listed at the end of this release and online.
AMERICOM Government Systems, Inc. (AGS), a leading communications satellite provider for the U.S. government, is the Space Foundation's sponsor for the exhibit center, which will be open in conjunction with the Strategic Space Symposium.
The Symposium, co-sponsored by the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the Space Foundation, features two full days of interactive training sessions, speeches, and panel discussions on global space strategy and warfighter issues and requirements. The AMERICOM Exhibit Center complements the formal Symposium by offering an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art technologies, new products, and vendors, and by providing a location for business meetings and networking. The AMERICOM Exhibit Center will serve as the venue for all Symposium breakfasts and breaks, a welcoming reception on Monday evening, Nov. 2, and a reception honoring the men and women of the United States Strategic Command on Tuesday evening, Nov. 3.
In addition to AGS, the Space Foundation's co-sponsors at the Strategic Space Symposium are Analytical Graphics, Inc., ATK, AVIATION WEEK, Boeing, ManTech, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and exclusive media partner, Space News.
For exhibitor and sponsorship information - and for online Strategic Space Symposium agenda, speaker information, and online registration - go to www.StrategicSpaceSymposium.org.
About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is an international, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry - civil, commercial, and national security. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity." An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report 2009: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. In addition to the Strategic Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will sponsor the 26th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 12-15, 2010. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on Twitter: SpaceFoundation.
AGS is an independent corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM. AGS offers satellite bandwidth and custom satcom network solutions to U.S. government agencies, including Defense, Civilian, State, Department of Homeland Security and Intelligence, as well as to commercial contractors that support government contracts. AGS backs these solutions with a distinguished corporate heritage, a history of customer service, and a proven portfolio of global coverage and expertise. Prior to the formation of AGS, AMERICOM had continuously served the U.S. government satcom market since 1973, through custom network services and transponder leases. Today, AGS is the sole operating company within the SES family focused on meeting the satcom needs of the U.S. government. SES is the world's leading commercial satellite company, with a global satellite fleet and a long-standing record of technical, financial and operational excellence.
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