Connect with us


Industry leaders to highlight emerging technologies in satellite communications at the 29th edition of CABSAT

MEASA’s foremost satellite showcase will take place from 16 – 18 May 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre



CABSAT 2023, the flagship event for satellite, broadcast, content creation, production, distribution, digital media, and entertainment industries, is set to unite industry leaders and experts to highlight the sectors’ emerging technologies and trends from 16-18 May 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The three-day show will feature products and services for all users involved in the satellite-enabled communications industry in the MEASA region and beyond, including market segments such as aviation, broadcast, government, maritime, space agencies, and other sectors.

The much anticipated 29th edition of CABSAT is set to shed light on emerging trends in the Satellite Communications market, which is predicted to reach USD 53 billion by 2027 and grow at a CAGR of 14 per cent by 2030, and also place a strong emphasis on the industry’s capacity to leverage cutting-edge technologies.  It is noted that satellite technology will continue to expand and become more important to how businesses operate, as a result of the development of the connected digital economy. As a major diary date in the satellite and space technology industry calendar, CABSAT is committed to supporting stakeholders in their efforts to collaborate and make a difference.

CABSAT 2023 will also host the SATEXPO Summit, where leading industry experts will discuss how to spearhead sustainable space operations. The summit will include two days of panel discussions and networking opportunities for all participants, which will provide a great venue for business leaders to underscore sustainability in space. This is further relevant as the UAE prepares to host the COP28 conference in November 2023, to address challenges and encourage countries to embrace sustainability as a key priority. With more than 6,800 active satellites in the orbit, many of which are used for both military and civilian purposes, and more than 30,000 pieces of orbital debris, there is an increasing urgency surrounding space sustainability.

Space debris poses huge risks and safety threats to the existing space systems and activities since it may cause a collision with other space stations, satellites, or any other equipment. Therefore, it is necessary to explore and implement innovative ways to reduce debris hazards for sustainable future space operations. Governments, space agencies, and other institutions are funding or implementing their own initiatives to advance space sustainability, outside of multilateral efforts.

Imran Malik, Senior Vice President, Enterprise EMEA & APAC at SES, commented: “For more than 35 years, SES has introduced new innovations in the satellite communications industry to meet evolving customer needs.  This year, SES is introducing its second-generation medium earth orbit constellation. When operational later this year, O3b mPOWER will deliver networks comprising the industry’s best throughput, predictable performance, high availability, and flexibility to address the connectivity requirements of the new cities that are being built in the region. Additionally, as part of our ESG ambitions, we have declared our commitment to sustainable space where we want to collaborate on best practices so that space continues to be a resource for delivering extraordinary solutions to address the challenges on earth. Our participation in CABSAT 2023 will give us an opportunity to learn about emerging trends in the satellite industry; get closer to our customers and share our vision of sustainable space operations, which is aligned with the UAE’s commitment to promoting sustainability within space activities.”

The latest forecast for the satellite launches and build market confirms the industry’s capacity and ambition to multiply global in-space bandwidth and add over 200 TB of capacity to the global telco grid. With a wide range of high-performance VSAT and Mobility Terminals on the rise, including Gilat’s SkyEdge IV and SkyEdge II-c platforms, the satellite communications market is experiencing rapid growth.

Barak Lerer, Regional VP EMEA and Eurasia, Gilat Satellite Networks, stated: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in CABSAT for the third consecutive year. The MENA region is a key strategic growth area for Gilat. As the world leader in 4G cellular backhaul over satellite and a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications, we focus on multiple market segments including mobility and enterprise applications. We are excited to share ideas and plans with our current and potential new customers at CABSAT.

CABSAT 2023 is set to bring together key players from satellite, broadcast, content creation, production, distribution, digital media, and entertainment companies to identify common traits of success across all verticals that can further serve as the blueprint for future growth.



Travel & Tourism7 hours ago

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi celebrates the arrival of new aircraft to serve the very best destination in the region

The national airline adds a new state-of-the-art Airbus A321 aircraft to its modern and sustainable fleet, taking total aircraft to...

Events & Happenings7 hours ago

Raffles retreat arrives in time for Dubai’s golden winter

In a city where the sun bestows its golden embrace, Dubai offers the perfect backdrop for Raffles The Palm’s newly...

Travel & Tourism7 hours ago

Bahwan Travel Agencies LLC Partners with Amadeus to Boost Customer Experience in Oman

Collaboration to enrich Bahwan Travel Agencies' product portfolio for inspired choices and journeys without stress

Events & Happenings8 hours ago

House of Wisdom and King Faisal Center sign MoU to organise exhibition of rare manuscripts in Sharjah

The House of Wisdom (HoW) in Sharjah signed a cooperation agreement with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic...

Government8 hours ago

HBMSU’s Annual Gathering 2023 brings together learners and graduates under the theme ‘Driving Sustainability in Education’

The Learners Relationship Management Department (LRM) of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) organised the ‘Annual Gathering 2023’, titled ‘Driving...

Events & Happenings1 day ago

“Measure, manage and mitigate” – core words echoed by panellists

Ajman Tourism, Bahi Ajman Palace and TravTalkME celebrate World Tourism Day

Events & Happenings1 day ago

MBRF contributes to ‘DYOD: Donate Your Own Device’ Campaign

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) contributed to the ‘DYOD: Donate Your Own Device’ campaign, which was...

Events & Happenings1 day ago

Emirates Health Services Board of Directors holds fourth meeting of 2023, reviews results of the first round of transformational projects

The Board of Directors of Emirates Health Services (EHS) held its fourth meeting of 2023, chaired by H.E. Dr. Mohammad...

Aviation & Shipping1 day ago

Sharjah Airport completes preparations to provide fast handling horse shipment service

Sharjah Airport’s Cargo Centre completed its preparations for handling horse shipments, in line with the efforts of Sharjah Airport Authority...

Events & Happenings2 days ago

HSMAI Middle East Announces the 6th Annual ROC Commercial Strategy Conference

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International – Middle East (HSMAI ME) is excited to announce the 6th ROC Middle...

Events & Happenings3 days ago

MoHAP marks World Heart Day with awareness event at RTA

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized an awareness event at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in...

Government3 days ago

Assistant Secretary-General of UNDP honors Mohammed bin Rashid Knowledge Foundation

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly’s meeting held in New York, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...

Government3 days ago

Minister of Economy & OECD Deputy Secretary-General discuss ways to enhance cooperation in new economy sectors

Determinants of ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision highlighted during the meeting

Events & Happenings3 days ago

SAIF Zone takes part in 52nd Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) has announced its participation in the 52nd Watch & Jewellery Middle East...

Developments3 days ago

du Appoints Fatema Al Afeefi as Head of Employee Experience and HR Digitalization

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), today announced the appointment of Fatema Al Afeefi as the new Head of...