GVF Press Release


GVF Press Release

 Satellite Market Focus Feature Returns for CABSAT 2019

CABSAT Again Featuring GVF “Hub” Summit as Visitor Value-Added Exhibition Experience

Wednesday 23 January 2019

LONDON & DUBAI –In 2019 the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia's largest broadcast digital media and satellite exposition, CABSAT, an event which attracts more than 900 exhibitors and 20,000 expected visitors, returns to its traditional March calendar slot.

Once again, the Dubai exhibition, which takes place over 12-14 March at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre at Dubai World Trade Centre, will be complemented with an important GVF programme of discussion of key satellite industry and market themes which will afford a high-profile to both participating speakers and supporting sponsor organizations.

The GVF Satellite Hub Summit @ CABSAT 2019 – the 5th event in the successful series and one of the most important regional platforms delivered by GVF for the region – will be presented within a central physical “Hub”, an open-access theatre-style structure situated within the satellite exhibition halls.

The previous four years of the event have been widely recognized as an essential value-added feature of the exhibition. The 2019 programme will comprise two full days (12 & 13 March) of free-to-attend, presentation-based, and panel discussion-focused content, to be augmented with an additional half-day Workshop session on the final day of CABSAT, 14 March.

The programme will also feature keynote presentations from the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau and the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

Key Knowledge Partners for the Satellite Hub Summit include Euroconsult, Northern Sky Research (NSR), and SpaceWatch Global.

Martin Jarrold, GVF’s Chief of International Programme Development and Satellite Hub Summit chairman noted, “GVF is again delighted that the Hub Summit will feature the panel moderating team of Stéphane Chenard of Euroconsult; Torsten Kriening of SpaceWatch Global; Riaz Lamak, GVF South Asia Liaison for Training, Benchmarking, Validation & Product Quality; and Virgil Labrador, Editor-in-Chief of Satellite Markets & Research.” Media Partners for the event will be Satellite Markets & Research, Satellite Evolution EMEA, talk Satellite, andSatellitePro ME.

The GVF Satellite Hub Summit is an established major focus for the discussion of satellite communication industry themes applicable to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia regions, and serves to create a prominent platform for addressing and analysing evolutionary and revolutionary transitions in satellite technologies, services, applications, and markets. The programme for the Dubai Hub Summit will feature the discussion themes shown below. Also see https://www.cabsat.com/features/gvf-satellite-hub-summit.

Also, during the CABSAT exhibition GVF’s traditional evening reception will again be generously hosted by the GVF member organization MenaNets, and its CEO, Mazen Nassar, GVF’s principal earth station installation master trainer in the MENA region.

For more information about GVF’s CABSAT high profile speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact martin.jarrold@gvf.org.

Hub Summit | Day One – Tuesday 12 March (Full Day)

Morning Session (1030-1330)

Hub Summit| Global Satellite Focus… “Big Ticket” Issues on the Industry Forward Agenda

  • Regulation, Spectrum & WRC-19
  • The Interference Agenda – A Problem Gone Away?
  • Cyber Security Developments & Initiatives
  • Disaster Response – Satcoms Innovations & Strategies
  • Sustainable Space Initiatives & Best Practices
  • Satellites & Space – Expanding Access, Globalising Aspirations

Free-to-Attend Panel Sessions & Interactive Q&A

Afternoon Session (1430-1700)

Hub Summit| Global Satellite Business is Big Business. New Space Making it Bigger

  • HTS Evolving: The LEO & MEO Factor
  • Smallsat Markets – Applications in Revolution
  • Accelerating Ground Segment Dynamics
  • Antenna Evolution: Parabolas to FPAs
  • Satcoms & Earth Observation – Application & Market Interfaces
  • Resources from Orbit – Exploiting ‘Bigger’ Data & Applications Innovation

Free-to-Attend Panel Sessions & Interactive Q&A

Hub Summit | Day Two – Wednesday 13 March (Full Day)

Morning Session (1030-1300)

Hub Summit| Mobility: ‘Maritime Morning’ – “To the Wider Market and Service Horizon”

  • Maritime Mobility – Growth Steaming Ahead?
  • Maritime Market Plurality– Addressing Segment Differences
  • Key Facets of the User Experience
  • Bandwidth Inshore & on the High Seas
  • Satellite & Vessel Autonomy – Where? How? Why?
  • Satellite Cyber Security @ Sea

Free-to-Attend Panel Sessions & Interactive Q&A

Afternoon Session (1400-1700)

Hub Summit| Mobility: ‘Aero Afternoon’ – “It’s Not Just About the IFEC!”

  • Understanding New Segment Evolving Demand Dynamics
  • Aero – Frequency Dedicated or Frequency Agnostic?
  • Never Mind the Orbit – It’s all about the Price!
  • Hacking Aircraft Satcoms – Myth or Reality?
  • Always Online! Take-Up Rates by Captive Passengers or Demanding Customers?
  • How’s the Hardware Doing?

Free-to-Attend Panel Sessions & Interactive Q&A

Hub Workshop | Day Three – Thursday 14 March (Half Day)

Morning Session (1030-1330)

GVF Workshop| GVF Training – Satcoms Insights & Capacity Building: Engineering, Applications & Training




The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) is the global association of the satellite industry.  Founded in 1997, it brings together organizations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.  Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent non-profit organization with member companies from every region of the world.  The organization represents every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, users, and now, Earth imaging companies. Contact martin.jarrold@gvf.orgin the UK HQ office, or in the US office please contact david.meltzer@gvf.orgor megan.allday@gvf.org.

Knowledge Partners

Euroconsult (www.euroconsult-ec.com):  Euroconsult is the leading global consulting firm specializing in the space sector and satellite enabled vertical markets. As a privately-owned, fully independent firm with thirty years of experience, we use our deep industry knowledge and analytical rigor to help our clients to make informed decisions and develop their business. The uniqueness of our offering is based on the complementarity of our four activities: first-class strategic consulting, comprehensive research, executive-level annual summits and training programs. Consulting services include independent assessments of business plans, due diligence, feasibility studies, market analysis and forecasts, financial valuations, risk assessment, and operations management services.

Northern Sky Research (www.nsr.com):  Founded in 2000, NSR is a global leader in Satellite & Space Market Research and Consulting Services. NSR specializes in the analysis of growth opportunities across four core industry sectors: Satellite Communications, Satellite & Space Applications, Financial Analysis and Satellite & Space Infrastructure. NSR’s global team, unparalleled coverage, and anticipation of trends with a higher degree of confidence and precision than the competition, are the cornerstones of all NSR offerings. First to market coverage and a transparent, dependable approach sets NSR apart as the key provider of critical insight to the satellite and space industries.  Our clients get results that are broader, balanced, and the most honest assessment of the impact to their particular business. Contact us at info@nsr.comto discuss how we can assist your business.

SpaceWatch Global (https://spacewatch.global):  SpaceWatch.Global (previously SpaceWatch Middle East) is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact that space developments have. While showcasing the technology that enables the industry to edge closer to the next frontier, SpaceWatch.Global also provides analysis, forecasts and insight into the geopolitical implications of space developments. The Middle East, for example, is one of the most consequential regions in the world and as it pursues its unprecedented space ambitions, it is expected to be the fastest-growing market for years to come. From space policy, exploration and missions to space weapons and technology, we provide a complete perspective on the Middle East space sector and expanding into a global market. SpaceWatch.Global is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland.

Media Partners

Satellite Markets & Research (http://www.satellitemarkets.com)

Satellite Evolution EMEA (www.satellite-evolution.com)

talksatellite                    talksatellite (www.talksatellite.com)

SatellitePro ME (http://satelliteprome.com/)






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