Annual Flagship Luncheon and Auction at SATELLITE 2018

Gregory Thomas

  • March 13, 2018
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

WSBR’s Annual Flagship Luncheon & Auction

“Innovation and Disruption: An Investor’s Perspective”


Join us on March 13, 2018 for our annual Flagship Luncheon and Silent Auction. Since 2008, the Flagship Luncheon has been an annual tradition held in conjunction with the SATELLITE conference and exhibition. This year’s Flagship topic is: “Innovation and Disruption: An Investor’s Perspective,” where Jim Murray from investment firm PJT Partners will interview Alex Clavel, Head of M&A at SoftBank. With competition in the small satellite space greater today than ever before, Murray and Clavel will discuss market trends and opportunities for sector consolidation from an investment perspective.

Alex Clavel, Managing Director, SoftBank

Alex Clavel 

Alex Clavel is head of M&A and corporate finance at SoftBank Group International. Prior to joining SoftBank, Alex was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he spent 19 years in Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo, focusing on M&A and media and communications investment banking. Mr. Clavel received a BA from Princeton University; speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and Japanese; and lives in Palo Alto, CA.

Jim Murray, Partner, PJT Partners

Jim Murray 

Jim Murray is a Partner at PJT Partners, leading the firm’s relationships with satellite communications ventures, aerospace primes, component suppliers, and remote sensing providers. Jim works closely with the entrepreneurs, investors, and regulators shaping the evolution of these sectors and has completed over 100 transactions in the “space space,” including mergers, leveraged buyouts, debt offerings, private placements, and IPOs

Jim previously spent 14 years at Morgan Stanley and 5 years at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm. Jim received an AB in Government from Harvard College and studied International Relations and Economics at the London School of Economics.

Randy Segal, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Introduction by Randy Segal

Randy Segal is a Partner at Hogan Lovells. With 18 years of in-house general counsel experience, she brings an individual perspective to every matter she handles, both as the outside counsel and as someone who has walked in your shoes. Randy specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, Complex Commercial Contracts, Strategic Joint Ventures, Satellite Transactions, Telecommunications, International Transactions, and Corporate Compliance.

Randy received her BS and MS in Collective Bargaining and Arbitration from Cornell University. She also has a JD from Columbia University.

The WSBR Flagship Luncheon includes a silent auction of items including electronics, sports tickets, gift certificates and models. All proceeds from the auction and luncheon go directly into the WSBR Education Fund, which is used to support STEM and Space education programs in the Washington metropolitan area.

We are using an online auction platform this year. Click here to register and start bidding today! Auction items will be updated regularly so check back often.



  • 11:00 am: Registration, Auction, and Networking
  • 12:00 noon: Lunch begins
  • 12:30 pm: Program
  • 1:30 pm: Adjournment and Auction Concludes


**Registration ends March 5**
Register before February 27th for reduced ticket prices. Prices will increase on February 28th.

*Platinum sponsors are entitled to two complementary seats. The options below for Platinum sponsors to purchase tables and half-tables reflect the one time two-seat discount. For further questions on your Platinum sponsorship benefits or to redeem your two individual tickets, please contact Tien Nguyen at directly.


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