A View From the Top: Satellite Operators Share Opinions
The 2nd Global SatShow, which took place on 29-30 November last year in Istanbul, Turkey, brought together satellite operators from across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The two-day tradeshow was presented by ESOA, the EMEA Satelite Operators Association. Together, they outlined the opportunities and challenges that can be respectively realised and overcome through collaborations and regional co-operations. Under the theme of Smart Connections, these players covered the satellite industry, space technologies, mobility and connected transport trends, 5G, broadcast, broadband and IoT.
Participants of the 2nd Global Satshow shared their opinions, thoughts and ideas following the event which included an exhibition, summit and awards. Here is what they had to say:
Khalid Balkheyour, President & CEO of Arabsat: “The Global Satshow is an efficient business development platform for the satellite market to discuss future plans and technological developments.”
Ali Al Kuwari, President & CEO of Es’hailSat: “The Global Satshow has become an important event in the annual calendar for the global satellite industry, where CEOs and key decisions makers exchange ideas and explore co-operation and partnership opportunities. We are happy to support this event and wish everyone a successful show.”
Christodoulos Protopappas, CEO of Hellas-Sat: “The co-operation between global and regional satellite operators under this high competitive environment must take place for mutual benefit, without changing the character of the regional satellite operators.”
Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat: “At a time when our industry is undergoing unprecedented change and demand for satellite communication services is reaching into every geography and every sphere of life, events such as this are vital in catalysing our industry to set a path for future growth.”
Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya:“The Global SatShow is an excellent opportunity to improve collaboration and synergies amongst all the satellite operators, and in ESOA it has an excellent partner. Thuraya is pleased to play its part in making the event a great success.”