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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 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

 

Latest keynote insights: Click here to view our interview with Steve Collar, President & CEO, SES

Programme
TimeProgramme
08:00Registration
Venue: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
08:45Host Opening

David Ball, CEO, Space Environment Research Centre
08:50Welcome Remarks

Louis Boswell, CEO, Asia Video Industry Association
09:00Opening Address by Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee

Jean-François Fenech, CEO, Eutelsat Asia, Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee
09:10Opening 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
09:30Asia-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
Yao Fahai, Vice President, China Satellite Communications
Jean-François Fenech, CEO, Eutelsat Asia, Chairman of AVIA Satellite Industry Committee
Mitsutoshi Akao, Group President of Global Business Group, SKY Perfect JSAT
Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast

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

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10:30Coffee Break
Venue: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Level 2

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11:00WRC-19 Update
The next WRC-19, to be held in October to November in Egypt where regulators from around the world will be deciding upon matters affecting telecommunications for years to come. This session will explore what is at stake for the upcoming WRC-19 which will determine the use of spectrum for the next few years and beyond; what is the current status of C-band and will the C-Band Alliance surrender more spectrum to support the deployment of 5G?

Paul Jackson, Consultant, Media Technology Asia
11:15Spectrum 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:
Chen Xun, EVP, APT Satellite
David Meltzer, Secretary General, GVF
Steve Collar, President and CEO, SES

With Dara Panahy, Partner, Milbank LLP
11:45The Customers Talk
In this session, we deep dive into the companies’ roadmaps and how they are 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 how are partnerships evolving; and what expectations are they laying for the year ahead?

Panelists:
Dave Rehbehn, VP, International Division, Hughes Network Systems
Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi, Chief Technology Officer, North Telecom
M.N. Vyas, Founder Member and Executive Director, Planetcast Media Services
Barrie Woolston, SVP, Media & Broadcast, Speedcast
Kartik Sinha, Consultant

With Kevin French, Publisher, talk Satellite
12:25New 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 differentiated services or technologies. We explore their business models, product execution and partnership approaches; and how they are planning to capture sufficient market share for sustainable operations.

Panelists:
Barry Matsumori, CEO, BridgeSat
Wesley Wong, Head of Connectivity Partnerships & Business Development, Facebook
Suwit Pruckwattananon, Chief Business Development Office, mu Space
Jim Simpson, CEO, Saturn Satellite Networks
David Mitlyng, COO, SpeQtral

With With Christopher Baugh, President, NSR
13:15Networking Lunch
Venue: Crescent Ballroom, Level 2

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14:15The NGSO Revolution – What’s Holding It Up?
There is a rising demand for NGSO launch services, but with global capacity pricing continuing to sink, this makes operators very cautious about their investments. Combined with uncertainty about the value of NGSO systems, this has left operators holding their capex close to their 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:
Alvaro Sanchez, CEO, Integrasys
Neville Meijers, CCO & EVP, Kymeta
David Gelerman, President and CEO, SpaceBridge
Prof. Amit Mehta, Associate Professor, Engineering, Swansea University

With Peter Jackson, CEO, PJ Square
14:55The 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?

Panelists:
Mark Wardle, VP Engineering & Operations, APAC, Encompass Digital Media
Raymond Chow, VP Business Development & Strategy, AsiaSat
Terry Bleakley, Regional VP, Asia Pacific, Intelsat
Yew Weng Soo, VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC, SES

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

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15:35Coffee Break
Venue: Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer, Level 2

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16:05Well, actually, it is Rocket Science
Satellite operators have been informing spacecraft manufacturers that they require more capacity for less capex expenditure, but 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 this generating more debris? Is this turning Rocket Science into Rocket Junk?

Panelists:
Stéphane Vesval, VP Head of Commercial & Export Sales Space System, Airbus
Clay Mowry, VP for Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience, Blue Origin
Kevin Reyes, Senior Director, Sales, ILS
Daryl Mossman, VP, Business Development, Maxar Technologies
Jonathan Hofeller, VP of Commercial Sales, SpaceX

With David Ball, CEO, Space Environment Research Centre
16:45C-Suite Executive 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, opportunities, and more!

Panelists:
Susan Bull, Partner, COMSYS
Lon Levin, President & CEO, GEOshare
Mark Rigolle, CEO, LeoSat Enterprises
Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO, Newtec
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer, Thaicom
Peter de Selding, Co-founder and Chief Editor, SpaceIntelReport.com

With Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat
17:45Closing Remarks
17:55Satellite 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 Company
Huang Baozhong
EVP
APT Satellite Company
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
Chen Xun
EVP
APT Satellite Company
Chen Xun
EVP
APT Satellite Company
Clay Mowry
VP for Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Clay Mowry
VP for Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Barry Matsumori
CEO
BridgeSat
Barry Matsumori
CEO
BridgeSat
Yao Fahai
Vice President
China Satellite Communications
Yao Fahai
Vice President
China Satellite Communications
Susan Bull
Partner
COMSYS
Susan Bull
Partner
COMSYS
Wesley Wong
Head of Connectivity Partnerships & Business Development
Facebook
Wesley Wong
Head of Connectivity Partnerships & Business Development
Facebook
Gregg Daffner
CEO
GapSat
Gregg Daffner
CEO
GapSat
Lon Levin
President & CEO
GEOshare
Lon Levin
President & CEO
GEOshare
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
Kevin Reyes
Senior Director, Sales
ILS
Kevin Reyes
Senior Director, Sales
ILS
Alvaro Sanchez
CEO
Integrasys
Alvaro Sanchez
CEO
Integrasys
Terry Bleakley
Regional VP, Asia Pacific
Intelsat
Terry Bleakley
Regional VP, Asia Pacific
Intelsat
Neville Meijers
CCO & EVP
Kymeta
Neville Meijers
CCO & EVP
Kymeta
Mark Rigolle
CEO
LeoSat Enterprises
Mark Rigolle
CEO
LeoSat Enterprises
Paul Jackson
Consultant
Media Technology Asia
Paul Jackson
Consultant
Media Technology Asia
Daryl Mossman
VP, Business Development
Maxar Technologies
Daryl Mossman
VP, Business Development
Maxar Technologies
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
Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi
Chief Technology Officer
North Telecom
Mahdi Nazari Mehrabi
Chief Technology Officer
North Telecom
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
Jim Simpson
CEO
Saturn Satellite Networks
Jim Simpson
CEO
Saturn Satellite Networks
Pierre-Jean Beylier
CEO
Speedcast
Pierre-Jean Beylier
CEO
Speedcast
Barrie Woolston
Senior VP
Speedcast
Barrie Woolston
Senior VP
Speedcast
David Mitlyng
COO
SpeQtral
David Mitlyng
COO
SpeQtral
Yew Weng Soo
VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC
SES
Yew Weng Soo
VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC
SES
David Gelerman
President and CEO
SpaceBridge
David Gelerman
President and CEO
SpaceBridge
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
Prof. Amit Mehta
Associate Professor, Engineering
Swansea University
Prof. Amit Mehta
Associate Professor, Engineering
Swansea University
Kevin French
Publisher
talk Satellite
Kevin French
Publisher
talk Satellite
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri
Chief Commercial Officer
Thaicom
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri
Chief Commercial Officer
Thaicom
Kartik Sinha
Consultant
Kartik Sinha
Consultant
Louis Boswell
CEO
Asia Video Industry Association
Louis Boswell
CEO
Asia Video Industry Association