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Thomas Löffler, AVP, Exhibitions, Dubai World Trade Centre tells Telecom Review all about Cabsat 2022 theme, exhibitors and new features.

What can we expect from CABSAT 2022?

With the global broadcast and media technology market expected to grow from $41.4bn in 2021 to $62bn in 2027, it's never been more important to ensure the right strategies are in place to capitalise on these opportunities. CABSAT 2022 is the region’s super-connector event to engage with thousands of key buyers, thought leaders and decision makers from over 120 countries.

CABSAT, the Middle East and North Africa’s leading specialist event for the satellite, digital media, filmed entertainment and professional AV industries, is set to reunite the region’s content and broadcast communities in-person once again at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 17th-19th May 2022. CABSAT is set to spark meaningful, industry-changing dialogue in the broadcast, content and satellite industries.

This edition of CABSAT will feature a greater focus on sustainability, with the SatExpo Summit returning under the theme ‘Building a Sustainable, Innovative Satellite & Space Sector’. Topics covered at the Summit will include sustainability and the clean-up of space debris; new business and financing models; ground operations innovations; ensuring satellite security; AI and machine learning applied to satellite communications and satellite insurance and risk mitigation.

CABSAT 2022’s Content Congress will engage a unique cross-section of senior industry stakeholders with up-and-coming influencers to share insights on how to adapt traditional broadcast models, the benefits of disruptive thinking and the future of worldwide broadcasting. Content Congress will tackle the toughest challenges that the industry now faces, including how the metaverse will create content opportunities; content Intelligence:  using AI for both your content and your audience data; how to stand out as a vlogger; demonstrating green filming practices; reducing the carbon footprint of the film and TV industries; remote production and role of the cloud and deepfakes and synthetic media

Are there any new exhibitors at CABSAT 2022?

CABSAT 2022 will host a range of first-time international exhibitors specialising in broadcast and satellite-related products and services, including TAG media (Israel), NXT Edition (UK) and Piko TV (Turkey) on the broadcast side of things, as well as Gilat satellite Networks and Amos Spacecom (both from Israel) who operate in the satellite industry.

What new topics or themes will be tackled at this year’s show?

CABSAT 2022 sees the event expand into the realm of professional AV technology. It’s important that we support this community, which is a key part of the broader media and entertainment industry, especially as the focus is increasingly on creating profound experiences.  

AV manufacturers, solutions integrators, distributors and resellers won't want to miss out on this launch, while venue owners and managers, installers and other end users will benefit from learning about latest advances in conferencing, sound, lighting, video and streaming technologies to captivate audiences.

The AV Connect buyer matching programme will give thousands of industry professionals, technology buyers, distributors and end users from over 120 countries the opportunity to create targeted, high value connections.

Plus, our AV Academy will offer the chance to explore the latest trends and best practices through workshops and masterclasses delivered by leading AV professionals.

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