Press Release 9

Contact: Isabel Burnham, Assistant Marketing Manager

Vice President Mike Pence to Headline SATELLITE 2019 Conference

Rockville, MD – Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – The Vice President of the United States, Michael R. Pence, will deliver a special keynote address on Monday, May 6 at the SATELLITE 2019 Conference and Exhibition in Washington D.C. The Vice President will appear during the Monday Keynote Luncheon located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Ballroom A) beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Instrumental in the revival of the National Space Council in 2017, Vice President Pence has taken a significant role in the development of the United States’ long-term space strategy. He helped establish the National Space Council Users Advisory Group, which includes many of the commercial satellite industry’s leading executives and innovators.

“Vice President Mike Pence has helped implement a much-needed new approach to U.S. space strategy with emphasis on cooperation between national security, commercial, and civil space sectors,” said Jeffrey Hill, Chair of SATELLITE 2019. “Innovative private-sector space companies in the United States are leading the development of technologies that are critical to the success of the government’s mission. We’re thrilled to have Vice President Pence speak to our SATELLITE attendees about strengthening this crucial partnership and cultivating new opportunities to expand our capabilities in space.”

The Vice President’s remarks will begin at approximately 1:15 p.m., following a keynote speech about the evolving connectivity needs of smart ships from A.P. Møller Maersk Head of Mobility Klaus Egeberg. Other special guest speakers appearing at SATELLITE 2019 include: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine; USA Networks Founder and former CEO Kay Koplovitz, the first woman in history to lead a U.S. broadcast network; Relativity CEO and Founder Tim Ellis; OneWeb CEO Adrián Steckel; SoftBank Partner and Managing Director Alex Clavel; United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno; and the CEOs of global satellite operators SES, Intelsat, Eutelsat, Telesat, and Viasat.

SATELLITE ( is the largest commercial satellite industry event in the world, hosting 15,000 global attendees from more than 100 space-faring nations. The event is famous for breaking news about space and satellite innovation and has featured headline keynote appearances from Amazon and Blue Origin Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos; SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk; OneWeb Founder Greg Wyler; and dozens more throughout the show’s 38-year history.

This year’s SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition will take place on May 6-9, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Registrants with All-Access or Monday One-Day passes, as well as press, will be permitted to attend Vice President Pence’s keynote address.

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SATELLITE 2019 will be held May 6-9, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

About SATELLITE 2019

SATELLITE unites 15,000 aerospace and connectivity thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users and enthusiasts from over 100 countries for the largest and most important global satellite technology event of the year. Serving all industries looking to better their business operations or enhance their strategy through connectivity, the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition will take place on May 6-9, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.