His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Department of Information officially opened CABSAT 2022 – the Middle East’s largest satellite, broadcast, and content event – at Dubai World Trade Centre today.
The programme hosts over 200 brands from 35 countries, with dedicated pavilions for Bavaria, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, amid the region’s transition from content consumption to content creation.
Industry leaders, including Arabsat, Nilesat, TECOM Group, Turksat, Qvest Media, Ross Video, Evertz Microsystems, Turksat and the Space Agency of Azerbaijan Republic, are addressing the future of the industry under three main conference pillars: SATExpo Summit, Content Congress and NextGen Content.
The SatExpo Summit has a multinational line-up of C-suite decision makers from Saudi Arabia’s Arabsat; the USA’s Kosmic Apple; the Global Satellite Operators’ Association; Canada’s Satellite Network Technologies Corporation and C-COM Satellite Systems; Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks; and the UK’s Inmarsat, Satcoms Innovation Group, SES Networks, ETL Systems, Kratos and GVF.
Content Congress sees industry trailblazers explore the latest trends in the Metaverse, NFTs, social content, streaming wars, podcasts, vlogging and music content. In attendance are representatives of prominent businesses such as Twitter, Meta, Rotana Media Group, MBC, Starzplay, Disney Plus, Dubai Media City, Creative Media Authority & Abu Dhabi Gaming, CNBC Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s Media Rating Company (MRC), Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.