The commissioner is the keynoter for the new satellite conference with a Wall Street focus. It’s slated for Nov. 28 in midtown Manhattan.
FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein is scheduled to present the keynote luncheon speech at ISIS-NYC ’06, a new satellite communications investment conference slated for Tuesday, Nov. 28, in New York City.
Although focused on the Wall Street community and its constituencies, executives from the legal, regulatory, marketing, technical and peripheral industries have already signed up to attend and sponsor the conference, which will be held at a special meeting center of the Jones Day law firm, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in midtown Manhattan.
The ISIS-NYC ’06 event coincides with the Satcon Conference & Expo satellite trade show at the Javits Center the next day and the Society of Satellite Professionals fundraising dinner on the evening of Nov. 28.
Appointed by President Bush in 2002, Adelstein is expected to address a number of questions: What will the FCC do with new spectrum bands, especially those trying to meld terrestrial with space-based infrastructures? What’s hot in DBS and satellite radio? What has been the effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Wall Street and its constituents? What does the Democratic Congress mean for the FCC and satellite industry regulation?
The day-long conference will feature five panel sessions featuring satellite radio, fixed satellite service, mobile satellite and broadcasting executives. Top Wall Street analysts including Craig Moffett, Ben Swinburne, Tom Watts, Bob Peck, Armand Musey, Steve Mather and April Horace are also scheduled.
Topics will include IPTV, Digital TV/syndex, mobile video services and numerous competitive concerns. The one-day financial summit is the only industry event focused exclusively on the financial foundations of the $85 billion satellite communications marketplace.
Moderators include TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell, The Carmel Group’s Jimmy Schaeffler, NSR’s Christopher Baugh, SpaceTel Consultancy’s DK Sachdev, event organizer Hannover Fairs’ David Bross, and Jones Day partner Del Smith.
Partnering with Hannover Fairs in bringing the industry financial forum to New York are The Carmel Group, NSR (formerly Northern Sky Research) and Jones Day. ISIS NYC ’06 media sponsors are TVnewday.com and SatNews Publishing. Major industry sponsors include Boeing, SES Americom, iDirect, Eutelsat, and Orbital.
Jimmy Schaeffler is the chairman and chief service officer of The Carmel Group, an 11-year-old Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.-based consultancy, publisher and conference organizer that focuses on the global multichannel industry. He can be reached at [email protected] and 831-643 2222.