Casbaa to organise satellite industry forum in Singapore in June

MUMBAI: The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) will stage the seventh annual Casbaa Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore on 18 June 2007.

The Casbaa Satellite Industry Forum traditionally acts as a curtain-raiser for the CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia trade shows in Singapore.


Themed Converging on Satellite, issues to be addressed during the e meeting of global and regional industry leaders include the impact on satellite markets of proposed Wimax deployments, the real story behind the satellite-to-mobile TV opportunity and the demand drivers for HDTV services.

Invited satellite industry leaders include International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary General Hamadoun Toure, Intelsat CEO David McGlade and Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg.


There will be a focus on satellite market development within Asia, with leading speakers drawn from some of the fastest growing markets in the world – India, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Malaysia - sharing their insights.

Meanwhile, the regulatory environment underpins our industry and a close examination of that environment will provide new insights on the future of the Asia-Pacific market.

Casbaa Satellite Industry Committee chairman David ball says, “Given the opportunities provided by the changing Asian landscape and the challenges from new technologies, we are seeing unprecedented development within Asia”.

Casbaa CEO Simon Twiston Davies says, "The Casbaa Satellite Industry Forum is the premier forum in Asia for satellite market strategy discussions. This year will be a banner year for Asia Pacific satellite services as their value as primary carriers for video and back up for data services is reinforced.”

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