CABSAT 2018 will feature a number of new initiatives aimed at putting not just equipment and services in the spotlight but talent as well.
CABSATs 24th edition, which will be hosted from January 14 to January 16, 2018, at Dubai World Trade Centre, will feature a number of new sections and initiatives that are aimed at putting not just equipment and services in the spotlight but talent as well, BroadcastPro ME can reveal.
In an exclusive with us, CABSAT has revealed that a number of new sections will be created to dedicate space to audio as well as film and music talent as part of its efforts to bring more visibility to communities operating in these sectors.
There will be an Airwaves Showcase in 2018, where manufacturers will feature their latest audio equipment, technology and services for the broadcast, radio and live events market. A Start Up and Tech Innovation Zone is also being developed to put emerging VR, AR, drone technology and media, film and satellite start-ups in the spotlight.
In addition, CABSAT is looking to host Script to Screen in 48, an interactive session aimed at offering training to young professionals and students. Details for the programme are still being chalked out. This will also include UAE film location tours as well as filmmaker and investor networking meet-ups.
In an effort to bring together not just the equipment but also the talent within the music community, the event organiser is also launching CABSAT Beats. This initiative is aimed at bringing together regional and international musicians and artists, some of who will also perform at the event. More details will be available in the coming months.
This year, CABSAT is also dividing its conferences into more focused technical, strategic and creative sessions to draw engineers, decision makers and content creators amongst others more closely into its fold.