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17 JUN 2019
Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore

AVIA Satellite Industry Forum 2019

AVIA Satellite Industry Forum 2019

Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore
17 June 2019
8:00 am – 5:45 pm

Evolving customer needs and requirements have led to fast-paced innvoation from manufacturers and operators alike. Growth fundamentals for satellite will remain strong in the Asia Pacific region for the coming year and developments point to sustained growth in the medium-term as well.

As 2019 progresses, it will be of interest to many to find out what trends the satellite industry will see play out this year, and what the key drivers of growth will be for both operators and customers.

Join us at the Satellite Industry Forum 2019 on 17 June at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, as we discuss key highlights including:

  • What is at stake for the satellite industry?
  • Spectrum wars?
  • The NGSO revolution – what’s holding it up?
  • The role of satellite in video


Steve Collar
Steve Collar

9:20 am - 9:40 am

Opening Keynote: What is at Stake for the Satellite Industry?
Prevailing trends in satellite telecommunications have brought the industry to a crossroad. The industry must adapt to succeed in the years ahead. In this opening presentation, we explore the trends and predictions that we can expect from the industry at large over the course of the year; and what some of the new options are for sustainable and long term growth.



2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Spectrum Wars?
The C-Band Alliance has been gaining significant traction over the past year in developing plans for future spectrum allocations in North America – but not all satellite operators are sure that this is the best way ahead. Will this be a Clash of the Titans? What are the Pros and Cons for the satellite industry on a global basis?

David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF
Steve Collar, President and CEO, SES
Mark Dankberg, CEO, ViaSat
With Dara Panahy, Partner, Milbank LLP


Yew Weng Soo
Yew Weng Soo
SES Video Vice President, Sales & Market Development, Asia-Pacific

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm

The Role of Satellite in Video
The APAC video market remains very large, diverse, and in many areas, fast-growing. Competition is ever increasing, however there are likewise, opportunities in many different parts of the market, especially for linear channels and operators who think outside the box. We explore how consumer viewing habits are changing in Asia and video delivery trends through satellite. How would the video folks like to see content being delivered more easily and reaching a wider audience? What are the satellite operators’ roles in video delivery and what are their prioritisations for video businesses; how can satellites facilitate OTT and streaming digital media services?

Raymond Chow, VP Business Development & Strategy, AsiaSat
Shad Hashmi, SVP, Digital Development Global Markets, BBC Studios
Terry Bleakley, Regional VP, Asia Pacific, Intelsat
Rajat Nigam, Group CTO, Network18 Media
Yew Weng Soo, VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC, SES

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA