An estimated 13,000 attendees are expected at the annual event that will have more than 130 countries represented.
With around nine country pavilions and more than 90 hours of content to be generated, CABSAT 2018 promises to be a compelling three-day event for the estimated 13,000 attendees from the broadcast and satellite industries. CABSATs 24th edition to be held from January 14- 16 at Dubai World Trade Centre, will feature a number of new sections and initiatives aimed at putting not just equipment and services in the spotlight, but talent as well.
The annual event, put together by Director Exhibitions, Frederique Maurell and her team, will have more than 130 countries represented.
With the industry vying for eyeballs and ROI, CABSAT is dividing its conferences into focused technical, strategic and creative sessions to draw engineers, decision-makers and content creators more closely into the fold. Many new sections will be created to dedicate space to audio as well as film and music talent, as part of efforts to bring more visibility to communities operating in these sectors.
There will be an Airwaves Showcase, where manufacturers will feature their latest audio equipment, technology and services for the broadcast, radio and live events market.
A Tech Innovation Startup Zone is also being developed to put emerging VR, AR, drone technology and media, film and satellite start-ups in the spotlight.
The Script to Screen in 48 workshop and competition will engage young professionals and filmmakers with a half-day workshop; they will then pitch a short film idea and film it on-site at CABSAT within 48 hours. Winners will be announced on the last day of the show.
To bring together not just equipment but also talent in the music community, the event organiser is launching CABSAT Beats, a two-day music festival where the audience will enjoy a variety of different genres and performers, from local musicians to international talent. CABSAT Beats will take place on the first and second evenings of the show January 14-15 between 6 and 9pm.
Lastly, with estimates that content marketing will more than double in under four years to become a $300 billion-dollar industry by 2019, CABSAT 2018 promises products, conferences, green room wizardry and the occasional celeb vlogger.
BroadcastPro ME and SatellitePro ME are official media partners for CABSAT 2018.