ASIA’S LEADING SATELLITE CONFERENCE

Looks like 2024 is going to be an exciting year for the satellite industry! Will the NSGOs take over from the geostationary players – or is that just a perception based on hyperbole and press releases? Is satellite-to-device the next “big deal” – but will we ever get much more than just messaging and low speed data? And those tens of thousands of satellites. . . with all the debris and junk. Looks like the world is waking up to the problem big time! Are software defined satellites living up to their claims and expectations – and to what extent is inflation and supply chain problems affecting the economics? And is linear TV finally on its last legs? How do all these questions link up?

 

All this, and much more, at the Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore on 28th May. Join us for a full day of riveting discussions and our networking lunch sponsored by SKY Perfect JSAT, and hear from key industry leaders who we will explore all facets of the satellite business in Asia-Pacific.

Key Sessions:
  • Opening Keynote: What is at Stake for the Satellite Industry?

  • Asia-Pacific Satellite Leaders Round Table
  • Navigating India’s New Space Policy

  • Keeping Our Feet on the Ground

  • The Rocket Scientists
  • View From the Top: The Way Ahead – Yes-No-Maybe

Confirmed Speakers

Mark Rigolle
CEO
ABS

Mark Rigolle, ABS’s new CEO, brings vast experience in the telecom and satellite sectors, focusing on innovation and growth. He’s known as a visionary leader in the satellite industry.  

Prior to ABS, he held key roles in top organizations like Rivada Space Networks, LeoSat, and KLEO Connect. As CFO of SES and CEO of O3b Networks, Mark raised $1.2B for satellite projects. He co-founded Kacific to enhance Asia-Pacific connectivity.  

Mark holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium. 

Adrian Potter
VP Business Development & Engineering
ACESAT Satellite Corp

Adrian is the Head of Engineering and Company Director at ACESAT Satellite Corp. Pty Limited.

ACESAT has been providing Advanced Satellite Ground Station systems since 1981. ACESAT designs, manufactures, supplies, integrates, installs and sustains advanced satellite ground stations across all bands VHF/UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka, Q and V Bands.

Adrian was born in Australia and raised in PNG, he’s worked across Asia and Pacific from Taiwan to French Polynesia and everywhere in between.

Stéphane Vesval
Head of Sales Space Systems
Airbus Defence and Space

Stephane Vesval joined the defense and space industry in 1998. He held various positions in industrial operations, project management and business development.

 

From 2009 to 2018, he was based in Asia heading sales for Telecom Satellites then Airbus Defence and Space portfolio. In 2018, he moved to France and held the position of Vice President for the global sales for Commercial and Export space business.

 

In 2020, Stéphane Vesval took over the responsibility of Senior Vice President, Head of Sales Space Systems of Airbus Defence and Space, including Institutional, Defence, Governmental Export and Commercial businesses.

Paul Mattear
Head of Global SatCom (A&S)
Amazon Web Services

Paul Mattear is the Head of Global Satellite, Aerospace, and Satellite Solutions at Amazon Web Services, where he plays a pivotal role in promoting cloud adoption and providing strategic direction within the satellite communications sector. His work includes integrating generative AI technologies to enhance operational efficiencies. Paul’s extensive background features leadership roles at Kymeta and Intelsat, and 22 years of distinguished service in the United States Marine Corps, underscoring his profound impact on global SatCom initiatives.

Huang Baozhong
EVP
APT Satellite

Mr. Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President of APT Satellite Company Ltd (APT) responsible for marketing and sales. Before joining APT, he had been working in a series of senior positions such as the Vice President of China Satellite Communications Corporation, Vice President of China Direct Broadcast Satellite Company Limited and Vice President of China’s SINO Satellite Company Limited.

Vivian Quenet
Managing Director
Arianespace Asia-Pacific

Vivian Quenet is the Managing Director of Arianespace Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore.

 

Prior to assuming his role, he was Vice President and Managing Director Asia-Pacific for maritime satellite communications provider KVH Industries PTE LTD.

 

Quenet previously served as the Asia-Pacific Chief Representative and Sales Director for mobile satellite communications provider Marlink in Europe and then in Asia.

Raymond Chow
Chief Commercial Officer
AsiaSat

Raymond Chow is AsiaSat’s Chief Commercial Officer. He joined AsiaSat as Vice President, Business Development and Strategy in 2018 and was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of the company on 1 June 2023. 

 

With over 20 years of professional experience in the satellite industry, Raymond is responsible for the global commercial strategies for AsiaSat and its subsidiaries/associated brands including sales, marketing, solutions as well as new product development to meet ever-changing customer requirements. 

Ken Chia
Principal
Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow

Ken Chia is a member of the Firm’s IP Tech, International Commercial & Trade and Competition Practice Groups.

He is regularly ranked as a leading TMT and competition lawyer by top legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Ken is an IAPP Certified International Privacy Professional (FIP, CIPP(A), CIPT, CIPM) and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Thomas Jones
Partner
Bird & Bird

Thomas Jones is co-head of Bird & Bird’s global Satellites and Space Activities Group, as well as being a telecommunications regulatory and competition law specialist. Thomas also co-leads the well-established Technology and Communications sector group within Bird & Bird Australia. In the space and satellites area, his expertise has particularly centred on LEO satellites and regulatory regimes linked to satellite launches and communications. Thomas is recognised by “Who’s Who Legal” as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Telecoms and Media.

Joe Bogosian
VP, Business Development
Boeing Satellite Systems International

Josef “Joe” Bogosian is vice president, Business Development, for Boeing Satellite Systems International (BSSI). In this role, he leads a team working with customers to provide satellite connectivity solutions and ensures alignment of Boeing’s capabilities with long-term market needs.
Since joining Boeing in 2008, Bogosian has held roles in systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and satellite operations. Prior to his current position, Bogosian was senior manager for Global Sales and Marketing at Boeing Phantom Works Space Systems.

Jeremy Rose
Partner
COMSYS

Jeremy Rose is a partner at COMSYS LLP, a satellite communications consulting firm based in London.   Since founding COMSYS in 1983 Mr Rose has been responsible for satellite system consultancy within the firm – advising clients on implementation strategy for new telecommunication and satellite technologies.  He also leads the firm’s commercial and market due diligence teams and manages the technical analysis team at COMSYS. Jeremy has assisted AVIA/CASBAA for more than ten years in planning the programme for the annual Satellite Industry Forum. 

Thomas Choi
Executive Chairman
Curvalux & Saturn

Thomas Choi is the founder and Executive Chairman of Curvalux and Saturn Satellite Networks. Curvalux develops wireless broadband platforms delivering 1 Gbps up to 10 km. Saturn develops HTS constellations in GEO and mobile broadband in NGSO. Mr. Choi was the Founder and CEO of ABS and CEO of Speedcast. Mr. Choi has won the prestigious Via Satellite’s Satellite Executive of the Year Award in 2012. In 2017 Mr. Choi was inducted into SSPI’s Satellite Hall of Fame.

Mark Wardle
VP, Engineering & Operations
Encompass Digital Media

Mark Wardle has over 30 years’ experience in the broadcast industry. He has held various roles including satellite systems engineer during the 1990’s launch of the SES Astra sports and entertainment services. Mark was Director of Engineering and Operations for British Telecom’s global Media and Broadcast business for ten years, his last two major broadcast projects for BT were as Programme Director for the London 2012 Olympics video network and then for the launch of BT Sport. Mark joined Encompass in April 2019 as VP Engineering & Operations, APAC.

Neha Idnani
Regional Vice President – APAC
Eutelsat OneWeb
Gregg Daffner
CEO
GapSat

Gregg Daffner is CEO of GapSat, a satellite venture that leases entire in-orbit satellites to satellite operators for use in their orbital slots for interim periods of time, generally until the operator launches its own satellite. Previously Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).  Gregg is the President Emeritus of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC).

Yossi Gal
VP Regional Sales
Gilat Satellite Network

Yossi has been with Gilat for over 25 years, serving as VP R&D, VP System Integration, VP Sales Operations, as well as VP Engineering and Operations for StarBand, the first residential two-way satellite Internet service in the United States.


Yossi holds a B.Sc. degree summa cum laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. 

Peng Zhao
VP, Policy & Regulatory
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)

Peng is the Vice President of Policy & Regulatory at GSOA, where he leads advocacy efforts around spectrum management, licencing, and national policy initiatives. With experience in telecoms, mobile, and satellites, he has advised governments and industry players globally.

 

Previously at Eutelsat OneWeb, Peng shaped regulatory frameworks for Low Earth Orbit constellations and satellite licensing procedures for WRC-23. At GSMA, he ran a global campaign to improve spectrum licensing conditions for mobile operators.  

Kartik Sheshadri
VP – International Operations
Hughes International

Kartik Seshadri, vice president at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), leads the company’s global service delivery of broadband products for international customers. In this capacity, he manages large networks for Hughes customers, bringing together end users, service operators and Hughes engineering teams to meet customers’ evolving needs in global communications and networking. 

Prior to his current role, Mr. Seshadri worked on the Hughes HN/HX satellite ground system, collaborating closely with international and domestic companies to tailor network solutions to their needs.

Pranav Roach
President
Hughes Network Systems India

Pranav Roach is president, Hughes Network Systems India Limited. He serves as a director on the boards of all Hughes companies in India. He was a key member of the team that successfully completed India’s first book built IPO in 1999 and later India’s first private telecom company IPO in 2001. 

More recently, he has been leading Hughes’ new initiative to bring broadband services and applications to rural India through community based computing and connectivity infrastructure to deliver e-governance, internet, interactive education and a variety of e-commerce services. 

Alvaro Sanchez
CEO
Integrasys

Alvaro Sanchez is Integrasys CEO and Marquess of Antella. Alvaro is based in Madrid, where he studied Industrial and Computer Science Engineering in the European University and later a Master in Sales and Marketing at ESIC Business School. Alvaro has worked 14 years at Integrasys, being CEO, GM, Sales and Marketing Director. Now Alvaro is Integrasys CEO and his main function is expanding the company creating the Global presence of the Group and new winning awards technologies.

Jacques-Samuel Prolon
EVP, Corporate Development
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group

Jacques-Samuel Prolon is highly experienced in international business within the telecommunications, space and IT sectors, having worked for Appen Butler Hill and Altran Europe. He holds an MBA from the AGSM, a Master of Telecommunications Engineering from France National Institute of Telecommunications and a Master of Medical Imaging. 

James Alderdice
VP, Asia-Pacific
Lynk Global

As Vice President, and the lead for Lynk’s business in Asia-Pacific, James has launched Lynk’s initial commercial sat2phone service with mobile operators and built Lynk’s government relations throughout the region to provide the foundation for satellite direct to phone services connecting the billions of people still unconnected.

Specialising in providing remote connectivity for unserved locations, James has held sales and marketing positions at Inmarsat, EMC (now part of Anuvu), and SpeedCast as well as other industry pioneers.

Stephen Monks
Managing Director
Marsh Specialty Space Projects

Stephen Monks is responsible for the overall management of the London space team and to coordinate all of Marsh Specialty’s activities on technical and insurance coverage and advise clients on a wide variety of technical and insurance coverage issues.

Yau Chyong Lim
Chief Operating Officer
MEASAT Satellite Systems

Yau Chyong Lim is MEASAT’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he oversees the management of the company’s business and operations.

Yau has more than 25 years of experience in the satellite industry, with wide-ranging expertise across multiple sectors including sales and marketing, business development, network, engineering and commercial operations.

He holds an MBA in Finance from Keele University, Staffordshire, UK and a BSc in Microelectronics & Physics from Campbell University, North Carolina, USA.

Dara Panahy
Partner
Milbank LLP

As leader of the firm’s Transportation and Space Group in Washington, DC, Dara’s practice involves representation of satellite and space infrastructure operators, aerospace manufacturers, launch services providers, communications, earth observation and data services companies, banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and other investors in debt and equity offerings, project, structured and vendor financings, mergers & acquisitions, financial restructurings and in negotiating commercial contracts. He also advises on regulatory, sanctions, anti-corruption, national security, foreign direct investment and export control matters.

Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi
CTIO
Northtelecom

Business entrepreneur, Technologist, leader, and researcher who devoted his extensive experience and expertise to founding & leading innovative, challenging businesses and technological ventures. 

With more than 25 years of experience and a proven record in ICT, SATCOM & Aviation Field, and Founding & Managing several business ventures in Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, and Germany. 

He is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Northtelecom Group, based in Dubai, UAE. 

 

Jacinth Lau
Deputy Director, Industry Unit
Office for Space Technology & Industry, Singapore (OSTIn)

Jacinth Lau is the Deputy Director (Industry) of the Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn), Singapore’s national space office. She joined OSTIn in October 2022 to grow a vibrant, self sustaining space ecosystem, and to develop a pipeline of talent for space. Prior to her current role, she has over a decade of systems engineering, operations, and business strategy experience from various positions in ST Engineering. Jacinth graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Sanjay Duda
CEO
Planetcast Media Services

Sanjay has built Planetcast from a VSAT service provider to India’s leading media technology company. He leads a team responsible for business operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas, driving Planetcast’s global expansion while also evolving the company’s long-term strategy.  

Sanjay’s formidable expertise and reputation has not only helped bring in marquee customers from across the globe but also helped evolve Planetcast’s offerings to these customers into contemporary products and services like Cloud Playout, FAST Channels, OTT platform and services and Post Production services.  

Donald Chew
VP of Sales, APAC
Rivada Space Networks

Donald Chew has more than 25 years of experience in the telecom and satellite industries in Asia Pacific, including key roles developing maritime and aero connectivity for Singtel and overseeing data and maritime projects for AsiaSat. For SES, Donald was responsible for growing revenue in new markets, including Telcos connectivity in North Asia, Indochina and Papua New Guinea. He was also responsible for developing special connectivity projects at Kacific, a company which delivers satellite broadband to isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia.

Katherine Gizinski
CEO
River Advisers

As CEO, Katherine drives the company’s position as the world’s largest commercial provider of satellite spectrum and exceptional bespoke consultancy services in spectrum regulatory and market access matters. 

 

With a background in the space industry, Katherine previously worked on the deployment of satellite and terrestrial technologies to austere environments for military, civil, and commercial initiatives. Katherine serves as Chairwoman of Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), mentors through the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator and Space Generation Advisory Council, and supports the ITU’s Girls in ICT initiative.  

Alexis Martin
Chief Consulting Officer
River Advisers

Alexis leverages his broad spectrum of skills and his passion for space to help clients get the global picture, develop strategies, and overcome entry barriers. He has been supporting regulations, policy, and spectrum matters since the early 2000s, when he started as a spectrum engineer. 

 

Alexis holds a Master of Engineering in optics and electronics from the University of Montpellier, together with a Master of Science in Engineering in Information and Telecommunication Science and Technology from Telecom SudParis.  

Kenichi Shimotsuma
General Manager, Asia Regional Headquarters & Regional Director, Singapore Branch
SKY Perfect JSAT

Kenichi Shimotsuma is General Manager of Asia Regional Headquarters and Regional Director of Singapore Branch at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC)

 

Shimotsuma started his career in 1997 at Japan Satellite Systems Corporation, which later became SJC, and was engaged in Network Operations, Communication Engineering and Global Business. Prior to his current role, he was General Manager of Mobile Business Division responsible for marketing activities for maritime and aero customers. He has been in satellite industry for over 25 years. 

Peter de Selding
Co-founder and Chief Editor
SpaceIntelReport.com

Peter B. de Selding is Co-founder and Chief Editor of SpaceIntelReport.com, a website covering space business issues that began publishing in January 2017. Prior to that, he was Paris Bureau Chief for SpaceNews for 25 years, covering satellite telecommunications, commercial Earth observation and the launch-services and satellite manufacturing sectors.

Jo De Loor
VP Market Development and Strategy
ST Engineering iDirect

Jo is VP Market Development and Strategy at ST Engineering iDirect, where he is responsible for the team heading the company’s vertical markets. 

He previously held the position of VP Market Development at Newtec, where Jo was responsible for the market development for HTS and constellations.
Prior to that, Jo was Product Manager where he was responsible for the product definition and market launch of Newtec Dialog®. 

With over 20 years of experience in the satcom industry, Jo began his career at Newtec in 1996.  

Kartik Sheshadri
VP – International Operations
Hughes International

Kartik Seshadri, vice president at Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), leads the company’s global service delivery of broadband products for international customers. In this capacity, he manages large networks for Hughes customers, bringing together end users, service operators and Hughes engineering teams to meet customers’ evolving needs in global communications and networking. 

Prior to his current role, Mr. Seshadri worked on the Hughes HN/HX satellite ground system, collaborating closely with international and domestic companies to tailor network solutions to their needs.  

Michael Kaliski
Chief Technology Officer, HummingSat
SWISSto12

Michael Kaliski is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of HummingSat, SWISSto12’s innovative small GEO satellite. Michael joined SWISSto12 in 2019 to launch the HummingSat product line which has grown to four satellites (one for Intelsat and three for Inmarsat). He previously worked for over 20 years at Space Systems/Loral (now Maxar) in multiple roles including telecom payload and program management across several GEO programs.

Mark Ramsey
Chief Commercial Officer
Space Machines Company

Mark Ramsey is the Chief Commercial Officer for Space Machines Company, an Australian start-up who is developing Roadside Assistance in Space. Mark is a space industry professional with nearly 20 years’ experience in a diverse range of technical and leadership roles, including roles at Sitael, Thales Alenia Space, Lockheed Martin and NewSat. Mark is also a Director at the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) and is the former Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics Adelaide Section. 

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri
CEO
THAICOM

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of THAICOM and has over 30 years of experience in the satellite industry. Nile has been with THAICOM since its inception in 1992 and is currently leading THAICOM to become a leading regional space tech company.

Nile graduated from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He earned an Executive MBA degree with SASIN Graduate School of Management in Bangkok and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Martin Arias
Operations Advisor
Wireless Nation

With over a decade immersed in the IT sector and three-plus years focused on New Zealand’s telecommunications landscape, I’ve witnessed firsthand the challenges users face in understanding the technical intricacies of technology. My experience extends to addressing internet connectivity challenges in NZ, especially in remote areas lacking mainstream technologies. Collaborating with the Ministry of Education, I’ve worked to address these issues, deepening my understanding of the crucial role of connectivity.

Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA

Louis Boswell is the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA). As CEO, his remit is to lead the industry through championing all broad based initiatives that result in a more vibrant and healthy video ecosystem. This includes being at the forefront of industry research, supporting evolving business models, understanding the role of technology, representing the industry in conversations with regulators and taking a leading role in eliminating piracy. 

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 3, voco Orchard Singapore

Katherine Gizinski, CEO, River Advisers

Louis Boswell, CEO, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)

Yet once again the satellite industry faces significant challenges – but is that an opportunity or a threat, or both? Are NGSOs changing the whole market structure – and how are the GSO operators dealing with that, and are the financial markets spooked by all of that? Are software-defined satellites living up to expectations in terms of affordability and delivery schedules? Are we dealing properly with questions of orbital debris? Everyone seems to be looking at Direct to Device – but is that a real market? And what are the latest developments in ground segment – how are they responding to all these challenges? What about the latest spectrum developments? So many questions to be dealt with in just one session!

 

Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, CEO, THAICOM

With Dara Panahy, Partner, Milbank LLP

Panelists:
Mark Rigolle, CEO, ABS
Raymond Chow, Chief Commercial Officer, AsiaSat
Yau Chyong Lim, COO, MEASAT Satellite Systems
Kenichi Shimotsuma, GM, Asia Regional Headquarters & Regional Director, Singapore Branch, SKY Perfect JSAT
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, CEO, THAICOM
With Dara Panahy, Partner, Milbank LLP

Session Sponsor:

The ITU’s World Radio Conference is held every four years and the last was in late 2023 and the next not until 2027. What happened that might or will affect the satellite industry and what, if anything, can be done about it?

 

Fireside Chat:

Peng Zhao, VP Policy & Regulatory, Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
With Alexis Martin, Chief Consulting Officer, River Advisers

Streaming, it’s said, is the future but is linear video dead, or still twitching – what effect, if any does that have on expected satellite capacity demand?
What’s their view on all of the NGSO/GSO kerfuffle and do they care? Is lower latency really such a big deal? And what keeps them up at night?

 

Panelists:
Paul Mattear, Head of Global SatCom (A&S), Amazon Web Services
Huang Baozhong, EVP, APT Satellite

Mark Wardle, VP, Engineering & Operations, Encompass Digital Media
James Alderdice, VP, Asia Pacific, Lynk Global

Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi, CTIO, Northtelecom
Martin Arias, Operations Advisor, Wireless Nation
With Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat

Sponsored By:

The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) has just released the “Norms, Guidelines and Procedures” (NGP) document for the implementation of Indian Space Policy. How has the NGP made it easier to navigate the process and regulations in order to benefit from India’s push to open up this sector to private players, from building and launching satellites to setting up ground stations and sharing remote sensing data? And what are some of the potential avoidable challenges?


Pranav Roach, President, Hughes Network Systems India

The new generation of software defined satellites and NGSO systems rely significantly on gateways and ground segment as an integral part of the overall network. How is this sector of the industry adapting to changing requirements, and what USPs do they offer? What advice would they give to manufacturers and customers?

 

Panelists:
Thomas Choi, Executive Chairman, Curvalux & Saturn Satellite Networks
Yossi Gal, VP Regional Sales, Gilat Satellite Network
Kartik Sheshadri, VP – International Operations, Hughes International
Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Integrasys

Jo De Loor, VP Market Development and Strategy, ST Engineering iDirect
With Adrian Potter, VP Business Development & Engineering, ACESAT Satellite Corp

2023 was a tumultuous and volatile year in the space industry for financing and insurance, but also a year in which new business models picked up momentum – what’s next?

 

Panelists:

Ken Chia, Principal, Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow

Thomas Jones, Partner, Bird & Bird
Stephen Monks, Managing Director, Marsh Specialty Space Projects
Dara Panahy, Partner, Milbank LLP
Jacinth Lau, Deputy Director, Industry Unit, Office for Space Technology & Industry, Singapore (OSTIn)
With Jeremy Rose, Partner, COMSYS LLP

Session Sponsor:

Inflation, supply chain delays, in-orbit failures and dwindling order books in the GSO sector – what (more) could possibly go wrong?!

 

Panelists:
Vivian Quenet, Managing Director, Arianespace Asia-Pacific
Joe Bogosian, VP, Business Development, Boeing Satellite Systems International

Mark Ramsey, Chief Commercial Officer, Space Machines Company
Michael Kaliski, Chief Technology Officer, HummingSat, SWISSto12

With Peter de Selding, Co-founder and Chief Editor, SpaceIntelReport.com

Brought back by popular demand and taking into consideration what was shared in all of the earlier sessions, this diverse panel unites industry executives for a high-level talk about the future of the satellite industry and the way ahead. Our panel will share their short- and long-term market forecasts of the satellite business, and cover expected / unexpected milestones, exciting new applications, potential unforeseen challenges and opportunities, and more!  

 

Panelists: 

Neha Idnani, RVP Connectivity APAC, Eutelsat OneWeb

Jacques-Samuel Prolon, EVP, Corporate Development, Kacific Broadband Satellites Group

Sanjay Duda, CEO, Planetcast Media Services 

Donald Chew, VP of Sales, APAC, Rivada Space Networks 

Katherine Gizinski, CEO, River Advisers 

 

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA 

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 3, voco Orchard Singapore

Gold Sponsors

Always innovating with an eye to the future. SKY Perfect JSAT is Japan’s only satellite operator. With 13 satellites covering Japan, Asia, Oceania and North America, we are the largest satellite operator in Asia. We play an important role in fields as diverse as multi-channel pay TV, SNG, internet backbone, cellular backhaul, maritime and disaster recovery services. We will continually use new and creative ways to aggressively expand our global reach.

MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators, with a footprint covering 130 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia.

Silver Sponsors

"Any mass, any orbit, anytime"

Arianespace, a leading global launch services company, operating a full family of launchers, Ariane and Vega family.

To serve its international clients, Arianespace is present worldwide: in France (headquarters at Evry, near Paris), in Singapore. the United States (Washington, D.C.), QND in Japan (Tokyo). Arianespace operates its launch services from South America, at the Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

AsiaSat offers reliable satellite connectivity, media and data solutions to customers in the broadcast, telecom and mobility sectors through its fleet of six in-orbit satellites – AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7, AsiaSat 8 and AsiaSat 9, and teleport infrastructure. From content distribution to headends, telcos, DTH, DTT platforms; Occasional Use; to One Click Go Live streaming service; IP-based, hybrid OTT service; hosting service; cutting edge VSAT solutions serving aviation, maritime, mobile backhaul, AsiaSat helps bridge the digital divide, aiming to be the foremost satellite solutions provider and an instinctive partner of choice in the Asia-Pacific. www.asiasat.com 

Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide. The Group was formed through the combination of the Company and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 35 Geostationary satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites. 

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).
Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) company, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship internet service, HughesNet®, connects millions of people across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports half a million enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. To learn more, visit www.hughes.com or follow HughesConnects on Twitter and LinkedIn 

With 34 years of experience, INTEGRASYS is a software development and engineering company, specializing in satellite network design, deployment, and maintenance; as well as developing mitigation tools for monitoring critical satellite infrastructure in commercial and defense fields, offering a wide range of signal monitoring products.

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With around 40,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over $18 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or subscribe to BRINK.

Milbank LLP stands alone among global law firms in its commitment to the space, satellite and connectivity sectors. Our Space Business Group is actively involved, every day, in connectivity, remote sensing, space infrastructure & transportation, geo-positioning and space prospecting projects. Our clients – system operators, manufacturers and services providers, financial institutions, investors and customers/end users – benefit from that multidisciplinary experience.

Northtelecom is a Dubai-based company specializing in satellite communication and ICT services and solutions. We focus on innovation and reliability and provide communication solutions to the energy, maritime, media, telco, enterprise, and humanitarian aid industries.
One of the critical factors in Northtelecom’s global success is its expansion strategy. Securing regional markets, we could acquire key players in each region, starting with acquiring ScopeTel in Malaysia in February 2017. With its footprints spread globally, Northtelecom is a market leader.

 

Rivada Space Networks is deploying the first true “OuterNET”: a global low latency point-to-point connectivity network of LEO satellites. The fully inter-connected laser satellites will serve as a private network is space, capable of routing traffic at gigabit speeds from one satellite to another with no need for a gateway on earth.  The OuterNETTM is the key next-generation infrastructure for resilient and secure Government and & Enterprise communications  www.rivadaspace.com 

 

Follow Rivada Space Networks on:   

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/rivada-space  

Twitter: @rivadaspace   

Thaicom Public Company Limited is a leading Asian satellite operator and provider of integrated satellite communications, a trusted partner of choice for many of the region’s leading broadcasters, telecom operators, enterprise, and government customers. Thaicom offers end-to-end satellite solutions designed to help its customers grow their markets. Thaicom goes beyond to leverage data from space technology to capture new services from the emerging new space economy. The company is dedicated to building on our commitment to deliver transformative social and economic impact for a better future.

Media Partners

Broadcast & CableSatis India’s premier quarterly magazine on products and technologies for content production and distribution for the last 23 years. Drawing on its strength of aggressive and comprehensive reporting, the magazine today is a referral for the broadcast, satellite, and cable community in India. The web portal, www.broadcastandcablesat.co.in, is positioned as the preferred source for broadcast, cable, and satellite equipment buyers in India, searching for vendors and product information. The portal provides an opportunity for vendors to build brand image, provide live business information, and generate customer leads. 

ContentAsia is an Asia-based information resource powered by a well-known team with unparalleled experience, reach and contacts on every sector and level of the content industry across Asia. ContentAsia’s range of products – including print, digital, online, video, events and awards – is tailor-made for different industry needs at different times and in different situations. More information at www.contentasia.tv.

C21Media is “Home” to the International Entertainment Community, combining a portfolio of digital and print publishing brands with an events business and the world’s most powerful online content screenings marketplace.

C21Media’s business includes print magazines, websites, iPad editions, reports, databases, events, a thriving internet TV division.

Jumpstart Media is a platform and supports that connects Asia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We publish Jumpstart Magazine, the only print magazine covering startups and technology in the APAC region. Jumpstart Kids is a non-profit initiative to teach kids aged 8-12 about entrepreneurialism, innovation, and social responsibility. We work with partners including New World Development, HKTDC to develop acceleration, and innovation-focused programs. 

Media Partners Asia (MPA) is the leading independent provider of research, advisory and consulting services across media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industries in Asia Pacific. We provide customized research with strategic recommendations to help clients launch new products & services, enter new markets, as well as acquire and sell businesses. MPA reports are used and sourced by local, regional and global companies for strategic planning and equity & debt transactions. We also offer dedicated primary research through subsidiary AMPD Research to measure consumer behaviour across the digital economy, including online video and gaming. MPA also hosts the APOS Summit, the defining voice and global platform for the Asia Pacific media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industry.

Satellite Markets and Research publishes  SatelliteMarkets.com-an industry web portal providing in-depth news analysis, industry forecasts and market intelligence, covering the key trends on the global satellite communications market. This free service includes online access to the very latest insights and analysis, searchable archives, PDF access to the monthly  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine and occasional market reports called  MarketBriefs  and technical briefings called TECHBriefs.  SatelliteMarkets.com has three distinct editions:  Asia-Pacific,  Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the  Americas.  For more information go to:  www.satellitemarkets.com  or e-mail:  virgil@satellitemarkets.com

Established online for over 18 years, talksatellite.com reports region by region providing a truly global perspective on the very latest market developments in satellite. Talk Satellite is the industries online business standard, a trusted source of news for satellite leaders and associated industry executives. 

Television Asia Plus is a critical resource of curated content in print, online, and mobile for the APAC television industry. We offer complete coverage of the Asia Pacific TV industry, embracing the vibrant broadcast, production, and distribution business, including Free TV, Pay-TV, OTT, and new media platforms. Based in Singapore, we offer effective access to broadcast and new media markets. 

For 35 years, Via Satellite  has provided essential news and expert business analysis on the global commercial communications satellite industry, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the world. Top satellite executives from 160 countries read Via Satellite to fully understand the industry and maximize their companies’ profits.

Supporting Events and Organizations

 

APSCC is a non-profit international association representing all sectors of satellite and space-related industries. The Organization’s mission is to promote the industry growth and accelerate the efficient introduction of services and businesses via satellites in the region. APSCC provides its members with a platform to exchange views and ideas on technologies, systems, policies, satellite services as well as outer space activities through its publications and industry events. Visit www.apsccsat.com and www.apscc.or.kr for more information.

This expo serves as a melting pot for professionals, digital trailblazers, international businesses, and government leaders across IT, ICT, Broadcast, IoT, Fintech, and Embedded Technology. Anticipating over 55,000 industry visitors, 1,200 brands, and participants from 40+ countries, it's your perfect platform to connect with potential clients and tech luminaries.

Organized by the Exhibitions India Group (EIG) and ITPO (Ministry of Commerce & Industry), this monumental event is set to take place from 19th to 21st March 2025 at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Get ready to witness the future unfold at the 32nd Convergence India Expo—where innovation has a new address!

GSOA is the global CEO-driven association representing global and regional satellite operators. GSOA provides a platform for collaboration between satellite operators globally and a unified voice for the sector. Our vision is to help policymakers improve the state of the world by continuously bridging digital, education, health, social, gender and economic divides across diverse geographies and across mature and developing economies.

News Broadcasters Federation is India's most democratic and the largest industry body of news broadcasters, upholding media freedom and ensuring their business interests. NBFs- Professional News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBF-PNBSA) is the first formally recognised and officially registered self-regulatory body for news content on television and digital platforms by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

SIA-India is a non-profit association created to represent the interests of the communication satellite ecosystem in India. As a vibrant body, SIA-India represents satellite operators, satellite systems, launch vehicles and ground and terminal equipment manufacturers as well as application solutions providers to the Government, Regulators, Policymakers, and domestic and international standards bodies. As the apex representative body for the satellite communications ecosystem, we aim to present the industry's interest to the highest Government levels for policy-making and regulatory and licensing matters.

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up.  At the core of its membership are the world’s most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global hybrid carriers. 

 

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