Satellite Communications Conference

Harnessing the power of disruption

Launched in 2017 due to growing demand from the UAE’s burgeoning satellite and space technology industry, the Satellite Communications Conference is delighted to build on the successful foundations of year one to bring together over 250 leading visionaries, government champions and industry influencers for a day of strategic insights, productive dialogue and collaborative relationship building. Satellite Communications Conference will once again sit alongside the CABSAT exhibition, the Middle East’s leading broadcast, satellite and digital entertainment event.


Why attend the Satellite Communications Conference?

Hear the latest on the UAE’s ambitious space exploration programme from the Director General of the UAE Space Agency

Gain insights into opportunities for global cooperation as Africa emerges as a leader in space programmes for developing countries from the African Union Commission

NEW! Engage with end users and innovators on how you can harness the potential of new technologies to improve your business at bespoke industry vertical study tracks dedicated to aviation, maritime, oil and gas and broadcast sectors

Meet and network with the leading regional and global industry players including policymakers, influencers, end users, innovators and solutions providers

2018 Keynote Speaker included

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi
Director General

H.E Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi has been appointed as Director General of the UAE Space Agency after having the responsibility of designing and creating the agency.

He obtained his first Degree in the USA, then his MSc and PhD in the United Kingdom within the Information and Communication Technologies domain where he has published more than 20 scientific papers.

Dr Ahbabi has contributed and led numerous strategic projects in the ICT domain towards the benefit of the UAE government. He has also led a UAE Armed Forces Think Tank Project within the Centre of Excellence. His role embedded advising the military and government at a strategic level on emerging concepts and technologies in the area of smart defense, cyber warfare and space developments.
He was the head of YAHSAT MilSatCom and other Space Projects. He has an active role in ITU-R, UN Space working groups and ICT professional associations.


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