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Casbaa to stage satellite industry forum

MUMBAI: The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) will stage the Casbaa Satellite Industry Forum on Monday 14 June 2004 in Singapore at the Fullerton Hotel.

ViaSat chairman and CEO Mark Dankberg will speak on ground-breaking technologies and regional market drivers such as new broadband applications while Middle East system operator Thuraya chairman Mohammed Omran will deal with the latest operating environment, during the event. Featured speakers also inclde the satellite industry's US state department regulator Steve Lett, Loral SkyNet president Terry Hart, HBO Asia ceo Jonathan Spink and Telkom South Africa ceo Sizwe Nxasana, informs a press release.

Topics expected to come under discussion include issues such as the power of direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting and Asia's improving regulatory environment. The day will also see high-powered ceo forum named "satellites looking up" debating on the Asian satellite industry.

This will be an exciting and challenging day for the Asian satellite business," said Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, Casbaa. "Yet again we turn to the experts to give us guidance on the why, when, how and 'how much' issues that face the Asia Pacific industry. This will be fun as well as informative."

Casbaa has appointed Hong Kong-based specialist marketing agency Branded, to undertake the marketing of the event. Sponsors for the Casbaa Satellite Industry Forum 2004 include ILS, Loral Skynet, AsiaSat, Arianespace, Marsh, Boeing, PanAmSat, Worldsat and Measat. The official media partner for the event is TelecomAsia with other media partners including BroadcastPapers, Content & Technology, Satellite Finance and Satellite Evolution Asia, informs the official release.

Full details of the programme and registration procedures is available on the Casbaa website

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