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26% OF SATELLITE 2018 ATTENDEES TRAVELED FROM OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.

Every year, the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition brings together 15,000+ attendees from 100+ nations for the most important global satellite communications event of the year.  All connectivity communities attend SATELLITE, with leading companies from across the world in telecommunications, transportation, enterprise and consumer industries, finance, content and media, military, and government coming together in one place.

What does this mean for you?

It means SATELLITE provides you with an excellent venue for networking with prospective business partners, as well as the opportunity to learn more about issues and opportunities facing the global satellite-enabled communications marketplace.  From increased capabilities through connectivity to closing the digital divide in remote regions – satellites are poised to benefit every country, every company and every person by improving access to technology.

Forward-looking Program

Featuring more than 250 experts, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders, the SATELLITE conference program is designed to explore the ideas and capabilities being driven by satellite technology.  Whether you want to better understand how satellites can help your organization or are looking to be a part of the conversation driving the future of connectivity, the SATELLITE conference has a comprehensive mix of content, speakers and discussions.

Unrivalled Exhibition

The SATELLITE Exhibition is the largest show floor dedicated to connectivity technology, including antennas, broadband technology, terminals, modems, satellite networks, broadcast services, amplifiers, automation technology and more.

New to SATELLITE?

If you’re new to SATELLITE and exploring ways your company can capitalize on connectivity, this is an unprecedented opportunity to learn from brilliant satellite experts, and trade ideas with other professionals whose organizations rely on satellite communications to deliver a superior product to their customers. Please join us at SATELLITE 2019, where you’ll find “the business of meaningful connections.”

Sending a delegation? 

We offer exclusive discounts on conference registration for delegations, contact us at register@SATShow.com for more information.

Countries with most non-U.S. Attendees at SATELLITE 2018:  

1. United Kingdom      7. Germany
2. Canada      8. Mexico
3. France      9. Turkey
4. Israel      10. China
5. Japan      11. Russia
6. Spain      12. Singapore

…but with 100+ countries representated, you most certainly won’t be the only one traveling from your region to attend SATELLITE 2019!

Traveling To Washington D.C.

Air Travel

There are three major international airports that service the metropolitan Washington DC area:

  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

    Approximately 8 miles – From DCA airport, you can take Metro’s Yellow Line straight to the Convention Center.

  2. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

    Approximately 35 miles west

  3. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

    Approximately 42 miles north

Delta Airlines: Save up to 10% by booking your airfare online at www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book a Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the meeting code, NMSMC in the box provided on the Search Flight page. The Group Ticket Designator, if prompted, is NGKDN. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111 Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CDT. Additional fees may apply.

United Airlines:  Save up to 10% by booking your own airfare online at www.united.com.  Choose your flight times and access your discount by inserting ZFXK882468 in the Offer Code box.  Or call your travel professional or United Meetings at (800) 426-1122 for reservations.  Refer to Z Code: ZFXK and Agreement Code: 882468 (A $25 service fee will be collected for all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservation Desk). Final discount applied will be based off the fare code assigned to the purchased ticket.

Ground Transportation

  • Super Shuttle – Transportation from Super Shuttle is available at all three airports. Super Shuttle offers shared rides, non-stop rides, black car service, and executive car service. Visit www.supershuttle.com for more pricing information and to book your ride!
  • Taxi – All airports are served by the taxi transportation system. At the airport, proceed to the “Taxi Line” for assistance on getting a taxi to your final destination.
  • Uber/Lyft – Rideshare services through Uber and Lyft are available in the Washington D.C. metro area. You can request Uber and Lyft rides at all three airport.

For more travel tips to Washington, D.C or questions about tours, embassy visits, customs processes, check out National Geographic and Washington.org.

Hotel Reservations

SATELLITE 2019 has reserved discounted rooms at several nearby hotels including Grand Hyatt Washington, Embassy Suites Convention Center, Marriott at Metro Center, and Westin Washington DC City Center.

Book Your Hotel Now

Navigating Around The Convention Center

Don’t get lost at SATELLITE. Make sure you check out the Convention Center floor plan so you know where everything is and where you want to be!

Exploring Washington, D.C.

Did you know that your SATELLITE 2018 badge gives you exclusive discounts all around Washington, D.C.? All you have to do is present your SATELLITE 2018 badge to the vendor of your choice and you’ll get exclusive discounts to attractionsrestaurantsretail, and tour deals! You can find more information on the Washington, D.C. Website.

U.S. Visa Information

Helpful quick links from the U.S. Department of State:

To estimate how long you will have to wait to get an interview appointment to apply for a visa, please go to the Visa Wait Time web site.

Tips For A Successful Visa Interview

Request your letter of invitation and make your appointment for a visa interview early. Wait times for a visa interview can be several weeks or more in many countries, especially during peak travel periods. With this in mind, you are strongly urged to place your request for a letter of invitation to attend SATELLITE 2018 as soon as possible.

Here are some tips to make your visa interview successful:

  • Request a letter of invitation from SATELLITE 2019. The sooner you request your letter of invitation, the better, as it may take longer to apply for a visitor visa.
  • Schedule an appointment with your embassy as soon as you receive your visa. Make your appointment early as wait times can be long in some countries. Please request your letter of invitation before you make your appointment and make sure you have your letter available for your interview.
  • Verify fees and requirements. Click here to find out about visa fees and methods of payment accepted by the embassy or consulate. The website also contains information on other requirements such as photographs.
  • Show proof of “strong ties” that bind you to your country of residence. The consular officers conducting interviews look for proof that you will return to your country. Evidence of “strong ties” includes proof of business ownership or employment, social and family relationships.
  • If you have traveled to the U.S. previously, provide documentation demonstrating that you returned to your country on time. Use an airline ticket stub or boarding pass to show your return flight or meeting materials that show you attended a business conference as proof that you returned within the timeframe you stated.
  • With your application, include any materials SATELLITE 2018 may have sent you. Include with your application any printed conference materials you received from SATELLITE 2018 to prove that the conference and exhibition is a legitimate business event.
  • Present your entire trip itinerary with your application. Include any plans you may have to travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of visa application.