Hong Kong – At a time of unprecedented technological and business change for the Asia Pacific satellite sector, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 is set to tackle the most critical issues experienced by the industry after more than two decades of continuous growth. During the packed agenda for the Forum 2017, the keynotes, panels, short presentations, interviews and networking breaks will focus on the promise of tomorrow as well as the challenges of today.

Re-usable Launchers are impacting business plans at every level, Massive LEO Constellations are now set for take-off, Space Junk Galore is making headlines, and emerging technologies such as IOT and Flat Panel Antennas are promising to change the game yet again.  All this is taking place at a time while revenue growth remains marginal, and when operators in space markets around the world urgently need to capitalise on premium plans.

How can Asian satellite operators retain their Video Spectrum and serve smaller customers with economic efficiency? Other topics to be debated include: Keynote: Re-entering Asia with Andrew Jordan, CEO, AsiaSat. After more 15 years anchored in Europe and Australia, AsiaSat CEO Andrew Jordan has returned to the region with fresh perspectives and a clear-sighted view of The Asian Opportunity.

Competition is all fine and good, but when it leaves the customer feeling bruised, what should the industry be doing? In the air and on the ground, the global satellite industry is entering the future at warp speed. But do the Next Gen Operators have all the answers?