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Euroconsult Honors Outstanding Achievement in Earth Observation with Annual Awards for Excellence

September 22, 2011 – Industry pays tribute to winners at Symposium on Earth Observation as part of World Satellite Business Week

(Paris, September 22, 2011) – Euroconsult, the leading global research and analyst firm specializing in the satellite sector, announced the recipients of its Annual Awards for Excellence in Earth Observation Business during the Symposium on Earth Observation Business (Sept 15/16).

The annual international event features leading executives of satellite operators, data distributors, manufacturers, and government and private users.

These awards are bestowed upon leaders and their companies for outstanding accomplishment in the sector. Euroconsult pays tribute to the winners each September in Paris during the World Satellite Business Week, the industry’s annual senior executive event, now in its 15th year. Our industry experts use rigorous quantitative_1_ and qualitative_2_ standards to select the winners. This year, winners from the Earth observation community were celebrated from the following three categories during the Symposium:

Earth Observation Operator of the Year – DigitalGlobe
Strategic Transaction of the Year – GeoEye
Strategic Partnership of the Year – Astrium Services & ScanEx

“The Euroconsult awards recognize companies and their leaders who, through their vision, innovation, and performance have significantly impacted the industry in the past year,” said Pacôme Revillon, CEO of Euroconsult. The Earth observation comes together at the Symposium on Earth Observation as part of the World Satellite Business Week to recognize the winners and the achievements shaping the industry.”

The distinguished winners shared their thoughts:

Earth Observation Operator of the Year

Jeffrey R. Tarr, President & CEO, DigitalGlobe

“From all of us at DigitalGlobe, I’d like to extend ou thanks to the committee and to Euroconsult for this honor. Receiving this award sends a clear message that we are succeeding where it matters most — using our leading-edge satellite imaging and analysis capabilities to help our customers save time, save resources and save lives.”

*Strategic Transaction of the Year *

Matthew O’Connell, President & CEO, GeoEye

“I would like to thank Euroconsult for this award recognizing GeoEye’s acquisition of Spadac – a brilliant team of predictive analytics experts. It’s exciting to offer our customers a full range of costeffective geospatial solutions. Our ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur.”

Strategic Partnership of the Year

Eric Béranger, CEO, Astrium Services

“I am honoured to receive this prestigious award alongside our partners ScanEx, whom I thank for their confidence in our EO capabilities. It recognises our long term commitment to partnership with the geo-information services marketplace and delivering it unrivalled levels of service. By partnering with a leading player like ScanEx, we will achieve one of our key objectives of developing the footprint of our ever improving geo-information services and products offering across the whole Russian federation in a strong mutually beneficial relationship.”

Olga Gershenzon, Vice-President & co-owner, ScanEx

“It is a great honour for us to receive this strategic partnership award. We thank Euroconsult and other industry experts for this recognition of our recent efforts and achievements. For us, as data and end-solutions provider, partnerships are all that our business is about. And this particular deal with Astrium is true progress in our mutual relations and is generating very important opportunities for both companies on the regional market.”

About ‘World Satellite Business Week’ & ’Symposium on Earth Observation Business’

The World Satellite Business is the unique executive meeting place for the global satellite business. It includes Euroconsult’s flagship World Summit for Satellite Financing and the Symposium on Earth Observation Business. Throughout the week, the summit brings together over 120 top-level speakers and 600 senior executives from the industry and the financial community.

Top business leaders participate in this must-attend summit to discuss strategy, make deals and strike partnerships.

About Euroconsult

Euroconsult is the leading international consulting and analyst firm specializing in space applications, satellite communications and Earth observation. Euroconsult provides strategic consulting and analysis, develops comprehensive research reports and forecasts, and organizes events including the annual World Satellite Business Week, the industry’s leading executive-level gathering, including the World Summit for Satellite Financing and the Symposium on Earth Observation Business (

With 25 years of experience Euroconsult has over 560 clients in 50 countries, including leaders throughout the satellite industry; satellite operators and service providers; government agencies; satellite manufacturers and launch service providers; equipment providers and integrators; media and broadcasting companies; and banks and investors.

The company has completed 500 satellite-related consulting projects. Euroconsult is based in Paris with offices in Montreal and Washington, DC.

1 Financial performance indicators, such as overall revenue & revenue growth, commercial or export revenue
2 Innovation, strategic initiatives, impact Strategic Transaction of the Year

Source Euroconsult