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Over the past year, we have witnessed profound change in the satellite industry. Evolving customer needs and requirements have led to fast-paced innovation from manufacturers and operators alike. Growth fundamentals for satellite will remain strong in the Asia Pacific region for the coming 12 months and developments point to sustained growth in the medium-term as well.

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

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
Preliminary Programme
TimeProgramme
08:00Registration
Venue: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
09:00Host Opening
09:05Welcome Remarks

Louis Boswell, CEO, Asia Video Industry Association
09:10Opening Address by Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee

Jean-François Fenech, CEO, Eutelsat Asia, Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee
09:20Opening 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 are some of the new options for sustainable and long term growth?

Steve Collar, President and CEO, SES
09:40Keynote: Space Industry in India
In the next three years, ISRO hopes to build and launch a number of satellites, with Earth Observation systems overtaking communication satellites as its main focus. In this keynote presentation, we will look at the current plans; partnership approaches; what are some of the spectrum issues at the upcoming WRC; how the satellite industry can participate in the development of 5G networks in India, to advance the Digital India vision; and the work towards a regulatory framework for Indian space activities.
10:00Asia-Pacific Satellite Leaders Round Table
The satellite industry has never gone through such a period of change as it is going through now, promising to change the very dynamics of how satellite communication service is delivered globally, especially in Asia. In this panel, we will explore if the new NGSO systems will take market share from the traditional operators, or will they form JVs? Are satellite solutions able to meet the complex video and data requirements of the region? What are MNOs’ deployment scenarios? And how is the satellite ecosystem progressing in its goal of integrating itself into the 5G regulatory / standards discussion?

Panelists:
Huang Baozhong, EVP, APT Satellite
Roger Tong, CEO, AsiaSat
Jean-François Fenech, CEO, Eutelsat Asia, Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee
Mitsutoshi Akao, Group President of Global Business Group, SKY Perfect JSAT

With Peter de Selding, Co-founder and Chief Editor, SpaceIntelReport.com
10:50Coffee Break
Venue: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
11:15Keynote Presentation: Future Network Integration and Consolidation
11:30The Customers Talk
In this session, we deep dive into the companies’ roadmaps and how are they changing; where do they see growth coming from; what would they like to see more from satellite operators; how should the industry be competing in the 5G world – what are the roles of satellite and partnership approaches; and what expectations are they laying for the year ahead?

Panelists:
Dave Rehbehn, VP, International Division, Hughes Network Systems
M.N. Vyas, Founder Member and Executive Director, Planetcast Media Services

With Kevin French, Publisher, talk Satellite
12:10In Conversation

Senior representative, OneWeb
12:40Networking Lunch
Venue: Crescent Ballroom, Level 2

Sponsored by

13:30New Players on the Block
The satellite industry is thriving with new businesses. Many have been around for a while and in near-operational phases. Meanwhile, there are smaller and brand-new organizations coming into the market which aim to offer different services or technologies. We explore their business models, product execution and partnership approaches; and how are they planning to capture enough market share to sustain operations.

Panelists:
Amanda Chia, Head of Business Development, Audacy Space
Barry Matsumori, CEO, BridgeSat
Suwit Pruckwattananon, Chief Business Development Office, mu Space
David Mitlyng, COO, S15 Space Systems

With With Christopher Baugh, President, NSR
14:10Spectrum 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?

Panelists:
David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF
Steve Collar, President and CEO, SES
Mark Dankberg, CEO, ViaSat

With Dara Panahy, Partner, Milbank LLP
14:40The NGSO Revolution – What’s Holding It Up?
There is a rising demand for NGSO launch services, but with global capacity pricing continues to sink, this makes operators very cautious about their investments. Combined with uncertainty about the value of NGSO systems, has left operators holding their capex close to the chest as they wait to see how these variables will play out. In this session, we explore the prospects for new constellations and where they could go next.

Panelists:
Neville Meijers, CCO, Kymeta
John Finney, CEO, Isotropic

With Peter Jackson, CEO, PJ Square
15:20The Role of Satellite in Video
The APAC video market remains very large, diverse, and in many areas, fast-growing. Competitions are ever increasing, however there are likewise opportunities in many different parts of the market, especially for linear channels and operators thinking outside the box. We explore how are consumer viewing habit changing in Asia; what are the video delivery trends through satellite; how would the video folks like to see content being delivered more easily and reaching to wider audience; what are satellite operators’ roles in the video delivery; what are their prioritisations for video businesses; and how satellites can facilitate OTT and streaming digital media services?

Panelists:
Raymond Chow, VP Business Development & Strategy, AsiaSat
Shad Hashmi, SVP, Digital Development Global Markets, BBC Studios
Terry Bleakley, Regional VP, Asia Pacific, Intelsat
Yew Weng Soo, VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC, SES

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

Sponsored by

16:00Coffee Break
Venue: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
16:20Well, actually, it is Rocket Science
Satellite operators have been informing spacecraft manufacturers that they require more capacity for less capex expenditure, for how long can this requirement last? As the launch business is also changing apace with thousands of launches planned, and with multiple proposals for in-orbit servicing – are all of these generating more debris? Are these Rocket Science into Rocket Junk?

Panelists:
Stéphane Vesval, VP Head of Commercial & Export Sales Space System, Airbus
Jonathan Hofeller, VP of Commercial Sales, SpaceX

With David Ball, CEO, Space Environment Research Centre
17:00CEO Viewpoints: The Way Ahead - Yes-No-Maybe
Brought back by popular demand and taking into consideration what was shared in all 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. Speakers 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:
Mark Rigolle, CEO, LeoSat Enterprises
Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO, Newtec
Mark Dankberg, CEO, ViaSat

With Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat
17:50Closing Remarks
18:00 Satellite Industry Forum Cocktails
Venue: Crescent Ballroom, Level 2
Speakers
Keynote: Steve Collar
President and CEO
SES
Keynote: Steve Collar
President and CEO
SES
Huang Baozhong
EVP
APT Satellite
Huang Baozhong
EVP
APT Satellite
Roger Tong
CEO
AsiaSat
Roger Tong
CEO
AsiaSat
Jean-François Fenech
CEO
Eutelsat Asia, Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee
Jean-François Fenech
CEO
Eutelsat Asia, Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee
Mitsutoshi Akao
Group President of Global Business Group
SKY Perfect JSAT
Mitsutoshi Akao
Group President of Global Business Group
SKY Perfect JSAT
Stéphane Vesval
VP Head of Commercial & Export Sales Space System
Airbus
Stéphane Vesval
VP Head of Commercial & Export Sales Space System
Airbus
Raymond Chow
VP Business Development & Strategy
AsiaSat
Raymond Chow
VP Business Development & Strategy
AsiaSat
Amanda Chia
Head of Business Development
Audacy Space
Amanda Chia
Head of Business Development
Audacy Space
Shad Hashmi
SVP, Digital Development Global Markets
BBC Studios
Shad Hashmi
SVP, Digital Development Global Markets
BBC Studios
Barry Matsumori
CEO
BridgeSat
Barry Matsumori
CEO
BridgeSat
Gregg Daffner
CEO
GapSat
Gregg Daffner
CEO
GapSat
David Meltzer
Secretary General
GVF
David Meltzer
Secretary General
GVF
Dave Rehbehn
VP, International Division
Hughes Network Systems
Dave Rehbehn
VP, International Division
Hughes Network Systems
Terry Bleakley
Regional VP, Asia Pacific
Intelsat
Terry Bleakley
Regional VP, Asia Pacific
Intelsat
John Finney
CEO
Isotropic
John Finney
CEO
Isotropic
Neville Meijers
CCO
Kymeta
Neville Meijers
CCO
Kymeta
Mark Rigolle
CEO
LeoSat Enterprises
Mark Rigolle
CEO
LeoSat Enterprises
Dara Panahy
Partner
Milbank
Dara Panahy
Partner
Milbank
Suwit Pruckwattananon
Chief Business Development Officer
mu Space
Suwit Pruckwattananon
Chief Business Development Officer
mu Space
Thomas Van den Driessche
CEO
Newtec
Thomas Van den Driessche
CEO
Newtec
Christopher Baugh
President
NSR
Christopher Baugh
President
NSR
Peter Jackson
CEO
PJ Square
Peter Jackson
CEO
PJ Square
M.N. Vyas
Founder Member and Executive Director
Planetcast Media Services
M.N. Vyas
Founder Member and Executive Director
Planetcast Media Services
David Mitlyng
COO
S15 Space Systems
David Mitlyng
COO
S15 Space Systems
Yew Weng Soo
VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC
SES
Yew Weng Soo
VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC
SES
David Ball
CEO
Space Environment Research Centre
David Ball
CEO
Space Environment Research Centre
Peter de Selding
Co-founder and Chief Editor
SpaceIntelReport.com
Peter de Selding
Co-founder and Chief Editor
SpaceIntelReport.com
Jonathan Hofeller
VP of Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Jonathan Hofeller
VP of Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Kevin French
Publisher
talk Satellite
Kevin French
Publisher
talk Satellite
Mark Dankberg
CEO
ViaSat
Mark Dankberg
CEO
ViaSat
Louis Boswell
CEO
Asia Video Industry Association
Louis Boswell
CEO
Asia Video Industry Association
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