Satellite Finance Network Conference

4 April, 2016 | Inmarsat, City Road, London

Satellite Finance Network seeks to bring the growing satellite and space industry together with the financial community: offering opportunities for both. This fifth annual conference and trade show will feature a CEO Panel, which will be moderated by Jason Rainbow, Editor of SatelliteFinance.

This conference and trade show will feature a CEO Panel, sessions on “Scaling Up”, which will be moderated by Jason Rainbow, Editor of SatelliteFinance.


9:30am – 10:00am

Registration, Coffee and Trade Show

10:00am – 10:30am

Opening Remarks

Ruy Pinto, Chief Operating Officer, Inmarsat

Andy Green, President, UKspace and Industry Co-Chair, Space Leadership Council

Joanne Wheeler, Partner, Bird & Bird and Co-Chair of the SFN

10:30am – 11:30am

Achieving Growth – CEO Panel

Jason Rainbow, Editor, SatelliteFinance

Panelists: Rupert Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat

Colin Paynter, Managing Director, Airbus Defence & Space 

Steve Collar, Chief Executive Officer, O3b Networks

Richard Baldridge, President and COO, ViaSat

Craig Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Clyde Space

11:30am – 11:45am


11:45am – 12:45pm

Landing and Growing in the UK

Stuart Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult

Panelists: Mike Lawton, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Space Systems

Kathryn Hullah, Marketing Manager, Reliance Precision

Matt Child, VP Government Services, Eutelsat

Terry Coxall, Space Specialist, UKTI

Peter Mabson, Chief Executive Officer, exactEarth

12:45pm – 2:15pm

Lunch and Trade Show

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Discussion with UK Export Finance

Nick Flitterman, Founder and Head of Telecoms, Portland Advisers

Panelists: Gabriel Buck, Director, GKB Ventures

Peter Maplestone, Senior Underwriter, UK Export Finance

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Scaling Up – through different types and stages of finance

Umerah Akram, Senior Manager Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange, Elite Programme

Panelists: Mark Boggett, Managing Director, Seraphim Space Fund

Bruce Colley, Access to Finance Manager, InnovateUK

Stephen Ainsworth, Director, Barclays

Richard Brook, Co-Founder, E-Synergy and Investing Zone

Simon Ackland, Non-executive Director, Satellite Applications Catapult

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Closing Remarks

Richard Peckman, Business Development Director, Airbus and Co-Chair of the SFN


Afternoon Tea