Middle East – Is The Regional Glass Half Full?

Date of Event:
March 12th, 2014

Run Time:
15:15 - 16:30

Room Number:
207B

Track:
Regional Focus Forum




A growing number of international satellite industry players have de-listed the Middle East as a priority, and the logic is simple: Political disruption continues to dampen business in several country markets. Major military opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan are history. And perceptions that the region is dangerous are not entirely unfounded, from the standpoint of both investment risk and personal safety. Yet, every problem is an opportunity. Where major international satcom players have withdrawn, entrepreneurs are moving to fill the vacuum. Where civil war has caused a Syrian mass exodus, UN refugee camps have created new demand for satellite connectivity. (Can election-monitoring and public-security VSAT networks be far behind?) As the dust settles in Libya and Iraq – two of the world’s primary sources of crude – new governments have taken steps to liberalize their satellite market-access policies. Broadcasters’ demand for capacity is strong. And new high-throughput satellite operators from Qatar and the UAE are now competing with Arabsat, Nilesat and other operators to support innovative satcom business models that not only survive… but thrive. This session will show how.

Moderator:
Mazen Nassar

Title:
GVF Middle East Correspondent and CEO


Speaker:
Dr Mohamed Elghamry

Title:
CEO


Speaker:
Riyadh Al Adely

Title:
Managing Director


Speaker:
Salah Hamza

Title:
CEO


Speaker:
Ali Sajjad

Title:
President and CEO




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Middle East – Is The Regional Glass Half Full?

Date of Event:
March 12th, 2014

Run Time:
15:15 - 16:30

Room Number:
207B

Track:
Regional Focus Forum




A growing number of international satellite industry players have de-listed the Middle East as a priority, and the logic is simple: Political disruption continues to dampen business in several country markets. Major military opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan are history. And perceptions that the region is dangerous are not entirely unfounded, from the standpoint of both investment risk and personal safety. Yet, every problem is an opportunity. Where major international satcom players have withdrawn, entrepreneurs are moving to fill the vacuum. Where civil war has caused a Syrian mass exodus, UN refugee camps have created new demand for satellite connectivity. (Can election-monitoring and public-security VSAT networks be far behind?) As the dust settles in Libya and Iraq – two of the world’s primary sources of crude – new governments have taken steps to liberalize their satellite market-access policies. Broadcasters’ demand for capacity is strong. And new high-throughput satellite operators from Qatar and the UAE are now competing with Arabsat, Nilesat and other operators to support innovative satcom business models that not only survive… but thrive. This session will show how.

Moderator:
Mazen Nassar

Title:
GVF Middle East Correspondent and CEO


Speaker:
Dr Mohamed Elghamry

Title:
CEO


Speaker:
Riyadh Al Adely

Title:
Managing Director


Speaker:
Salah Hamza

Title:
CEO


Speaker:
Ali Sajjad

Title:
President and CEO




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