IRG is once again holding its annual workshop on Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th of October in Brighton, UK.

The venue of the hotel has been confirmed as the lovely Brighton Harbour Hotel, of which more information can be found here. Please register using the form below.

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What’s the workshop all about?

Satellite interference has, at some point, effected most of the industry, including operators, manufacturers and to users. IRG has been championing various methods of reducing this interference, and now new and innovative technologies mean that we may could potentially envisage a world almost entirely free of it.

Our 2-day workshop hopes to expand on these technological advancements, offering industry experts’ opinion and advice on the subject of interference as a whole, as well as more specific issues.

Keynote topics will include:

  • Carrier ID and how the FCC regulations will affect broadcasters.
  • VSAT interference – have new tools had the desired effect?
  • Big data and machine learning – where will they take us?

Past speakers have included Intelsat, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, SES, BBC, Crystal, Integrasys, Kratos and Zodiac Aerospace to name just a few. To see the confirmed line-up for this year’s workshop, see below.


What can you expect from the workshop?

 Workshop attendees will be offered an in-depth overview of the tools and technologies available to increase efficiency and solve interference, ranging from geolocation and automation to modem technology.

Industry experts will analyse new initiatives currently on the horizon while practical examples and case studies of real-life interference scenarios (from both operators and users) will add to the debate.

If you require accommodation for the workshop, please get in touch with us on and we will be happy to organise this with the hotel on your behalf.


This year’s speakers


Richard Rudd – Principal Consulting Engineer  – Plum Consultingplumconsulting-logo

C for conflict or C for collaboration? 

At IRG’s Annual Workshop, Richard Rudd of Plum Consulting will discuss the scale of C band interference across satellite and terrestrial systems. The C band is used across both satellite and terrestrial radio systems and the scale of the interference problem is expected to worsen. 

In this session, Richard will present recent relevant experience from Plum to inform the debate, & to lay out potential solutions – involving collaboration from all industry players.


Mark Dickinson – Chairman – The Space Data Association (SDA) 

Mitigating the Risk of Collision in Space


Recently elected as Chairman of the SDA, Mark Dickinson is also Vice President of Satellite Operations at Inmarsat.

At the workshop, Mark will be considering the rising risk of collision in space and the importance of widespread industry awareness. He will also lead a discussion on how the industry needs to work together to reduce interference and manage the risk of collisions.