International Attendee Resource Center

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Every year, the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition brings together 15,000+ attendees from 100+ nations and all segments of the satellite ecosystem for the most important global satellite communications event of the year.

Why attend? 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.

Forward-looking Program: Featuring more than 250 experts, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders, the SATELLITE conference program is designed to provide you with insight and knowledge you won’t find anywhere else.

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.

Sending a delegation? We offer exclusive discounts on conference registration for delegations, contact us at for more information.

Countries with most non-U.S. Attendees at SATELLITE 2019:  

1. United Kingdom
2. France
3. Canada
4. Israel
5. Spain
6. Japan
7. Germany
8. Turkey
9. China
 10. Netherlands

…but with 100+ countries represented, you most certainly won’t be the only one traveling from your region to attend SATELLITE 2020!

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 Air Lines is pleased to offer up to 10% discount for SATELLITE 2020! Please click here to book your flights! You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMTTD.*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts off published fares to our 2020 event attendees. You may book online at and enter your offer code (ZHSG853920) in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information: Agreement Code: 853920 and Z Code: ZHSG. Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

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 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

Hotel Reservations

SATELLITE 2020 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! Click here to secure your hotel!

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 2020 badge gives you exclusive discounts all around Washington, D.C.? All you have to do is present your SATELLITE 2020 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 2020 as soon as possible.

Here are some tips to make your visa interview successful:

  • Request a letter of invitation from SATELLITE 2020. 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 time-frame you stated.
  • With your application, include any materials SATELLITE 2020 may have sent you. Include with your application any printed conference materials you received from SATELLITE 2020 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.