Press Release

CABSAT: A Platform for Innovation

04 Feb 2012

CABSAT: A Platform for Innovation

CABSAT MENA, the leading digital media event in the region, and third largest on the global calendar remains the biggest regional networking and sourcing platform for one of the world’s most lucrative industries.The 18th edition of CABSAT MENA takes place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 28 February to 1 March 2012.

Investors worldwide are eager to tap into a regional sector in which revenue of the commercial satellite capacity is expected to reach US$17.2 billion in 2020, up from US$10.1 billion in 2010, according to a report by NSR, a US-based market research and consulting firm specialising in satellite and wireless technology.

CABSAT 2012 is set to welcome leading companies from around the world including Advanced Media, Al Mazroui, Al Yahsat, Amaranthine, Arabsat, Blusens, EADS Astrium, Canon, Comtech EF Data, Eutelsat, FOR-A, GlobeCast, Glocom, Grass Valley, Gulfsat, Harris, Hitachi, Horizon Satellite Services, IDirect, Intelsat, Mediacast, Nilesat, Noorsat, Nynex, JVC Oasis, Paksat, SES, Skyband, Sky Stream, Sony, Televes, Telespazio, Thomson Broadcast, Turksat, twofour54, UBMS, VSATplus and many more.

CABSAT provides a showcase for 3D Animation, Content Creation, Downlink Facilities, DTH Solutions, HDTV & 3D TV Innovations, HD Receivers, IPTV, Mobile TV, Outdoor Live Coverage, Production Workflow Technology and Software, Satellite Capacity, SNG & Satellite Products, Uplink and VSAT Systems, to name a few.

“The broadcasting and satellite industry is one of the most vibrant in the region today and the creativity and commercial dynamics presented at the show are illustrative of the success of this thriving sector.CABSAT has grown to become the must-attend event the global industry.” said Trixee Loh, Senior Vice President Exhibitions, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of CABSAT.

Running alongside the exhibition, the show features CABSAT Academy, sponsored by twofour54 tadreeb, providing free-to-attend industry-lead sessions including the GVF Satellite Summit – which will focus on key issues affecting both the commercial and technical sides of growth in the Middle East.​

The Industry Workshops return this year to the CABSAT Academy with specialist workshops in partnership with the BBC Academy who specialise in providing skills in the ever-changing media. Free Masterclasses conducted by INA, a specialist in digital archiving and digitisation are also available to trade visitors.CABSAT 2012 will run from 28 February – 1 March 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition is strictly for trade and business only.