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DAY 1, TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018
Location: Melati 4003 – Level 4, Marina Bays Sands
1.30pm Chairman’s Welcome Address
Kevin French, Publisher, talkSatellite
1.35pm APSCC President’s Opening Note
Gregg Daffner, President, APSCC

Landscape Analysis: The State of APAC’s Satellite Industry
An opening scene setter that analyses the global and regional market conditions, including terrestrial competition, pricing pressures and fill rates of satellite fleets. This session will also touch upon capacity and production, supply vs demand and 2019’s market growth forecast.

Christopher Baugh, President, NSR


Content Panel: Shaking Up the Value Chain
Consumer tastes and preferences are evolving quickly, and the world is becoming smaller every day. These factors have led to consumers to expect a broad variety of content, delivered to them any time, on any device. The value chain of getting content from its producer to the end consumer is evolving very quickly, and satellite operators have started to evolve with it. In this session hear from industry players on how they view this rapidly evolving industry, and the strategies they are employing to maintain value-add and remain a critical part of the broadcast market

Deepak Mathur, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, SES Video
Robert Cerbone, Vice President and General Manager – Media, Intelsat
Thierry Fautier, VP – Video Strategy, Harmonic
Pan Li, Director – Marketing and Business Development, APT Satellite
Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO, Eutelsat Asia
Steven Soenens, Vice President Product Marketing, Skyline Communications
Paul Sheridan, Vice President Optus Satellite, Optus Communications

Moderator: Blaine Curcio, Founder, Orbital Gateway Consulting

3.00pm Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

China Satcom Technology Panel
China is emerging as a power on a global scale across a number of different areas in the space and satellite industry. Here, we will discuss the various technology trends across the Chinese satellite telecoms industry, and ways that business models are evolving towards different markets and different demand verticals. The panel brings together panelists from across the value chain, from manufacturers/launchers to satellite operators to service providers.

Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President, APT Satellite
Michael Yang, CTO, China Communication Technology (Huaxun)
Wang Zhongmin, Head of Satellite, Zhongshan Tatwah Smartech

Moderator: Blaine Curcio, Founder, Orbital Gateway Consulting


LEOs, MEOS, GEOs…..and Everything In Between
Recent developments in non-geostationary satellite communications have attracted global attention. With recent consolidation between MEO in compliment to GEO portfolio, others are in preparation for LEO constellation rollout. With portfolio realignment for the next-generation services, what do these plans look like and how will this resonate with enterprise clients and consumers? This session will provide answers.

Mark Rigolle, Chief Executive Officer, LeoSat
Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer, AsiaSat
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer, Thaicom
Imran Malik, VP Fixed Data Asia-Pacific, SES Networks
Ken Betaharon, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, ABS

Moderator: David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF


Service Provider Panel: IoT, 5G & ROI
The IoT proliferation is already creating a revolutionary impact on human culture and business. The internet of everything is also reshaping the telecommunications industry and how the network service providers will evolve, in developing new capabilities to create to manage the future IoT ecosystem. In this panel, hear from service provider leaders explore approaches in cellular technologies, device/application management platforms, and vertical specific end-to-end solutions.

Tim Last, VP & GM IOT Line of Business, Iridium
Sean Faulkner, VP, OEM & Channel Sales – Asia Pacific, OrbComm
Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy Officer, Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Mike Seery , Interim VP Business Development, Inmarsat Enterprise
Christopher McIntosh, CEO, Methera Global Communications
Erwan Emilian, EVP – Enterprise & Emerging Markets, Speedcast

Moderator: Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, NSR

5.20pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 1

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