New High-Level Mentoring Event at SATELLITE 2014 for Young Professionals

31 January, 2014

Save the date for the 12th March in Washington DC. SGAC has partnered with the world's premier event in satellite communications to bring a high-level mentoring programme to this annual conference! 


New High-Level Mentoring Event at SATELLITE 2014 for Young Professionals

The world's premier event in satellite communication, SATELLITE2014, will take place over the 10-13 March 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, USA, and SGAC invites its members to join senior industry representatives in the communications satellite sector at this great event.

Bringing a new cadre of young professionals and students to this event is a priority for the organisers, and SGAC has partnered with SATELLITE 2014 this year to make sure our members get the best of this unique experience. SGAC is supporting SATLELLITE 2014 with two new initiatives – a speed mentoring event for young professionals, and opportunities to win full fee scholarships to the entire conference.



(more information below)



SGAC SATELLITE 2014 Scholarships

The SATELLITE 2014 and SGAC will be offering 25 complimentary passes to the SATELLITE 2014 conference (each ticket worth $2,579), which will include full access to the conference from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th March, 2014.

Further details on how to apply for the Grant Programme here. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

More information on SATELLITE 2014 in their website:



SGAC SATELLITE 2014 Mentoring Event

During the conference, Young Professionals and Students will be able to spend some time up close with some of the top leaders in the satellite communications industry. SGAC will host a Speed Mentoring Event, where you will have the opportunity to share a table with top company representatives and any questions, seek advice, and get to know some of the personal experiences which shaped their professional careers.

Right after the Mentoring Event, all the participants will be invited to the SATELLITE 2014 Awards Celebration and Reception, from 6 to 8pm, where they will be able to network with the rest of the conference participants. All participants to the mentoring event will have access to the Exhibition Area, where they will be able to visit all the booths of the main industry and organisations on the sector, one of the biggest of this kind.

Places are limited, so book your place at the speed mentoring session today!

When? 4.30pm to 6.30pm on 12 March 2014.

Where? Hall E Show Office, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

VIP Registration code: To all those who register to attend the SGAC Mentoring Event at Satellite 2014 will receive a VIP Registration Code, that will give members the complimentary ticket to the Awards Celebration and Reception on 12 March

How to get your place?

  • Become an SGAC member (you must be between 18 and 35 years old). It is for free, and very easy, just click here and follow the steps.
  • Fill in the APPLICATION FORM here,  before 15 February 2014 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: 5 MARCH!

The SGAC Team will notify your place at the Mentoring Event, and will provide additional details closer to the event. 

Note: SGAC is NOT providing any specific funding to cover accommodation or traveling expenses to the attendees.



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