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APSCC Announces Speakers To APSCC 2008

by Staff Writers
Seoul, Korea (SPX) Aug 06, 2008
The satellite industry in the Asia-Pacific region is "on the move" with the increasing demand for High Definition Television (HDTV) broadcast and turnaround services, the opening of Direct-to-Home (DTH) markets in China and India, and with a number of broadband services via satellite significantly increasing in Asian countries and Australia.

Experts from the international satellite industry will bring an insight to the details of these trends in the Asian satellite market at the largest event in Asia for the satellite industry, the APSCC 2008 Satellite Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for September 22-25 in Jeju Island.

Themed "Satellites on the Move", APSCC 2008 will highlight key issues impacting the development of the satellite industry in the Asia-Pacific region, including new satellite application technologies, services strategies and regulatory issues currently faced by the satellite community, through CEO Roundtables, panel discussions and sessions over the three-day conference.

At the Roundtable discussions, top level speakers including CEOs will share their perspectives on key issues that impact their business and offer initiatives to the development of the satellite market in Asia. Confirmed speakers to participate in the Roundtable discussions include:

Satellite Operators CEO Roundtable
Yutaka Nagai, President and CEO, Space Communications Corporation
Tom Choi, Chairman and CEO, Asia Broadcast Satellite
Dr. Nongluck Phinainitisart, President, Thaicom
Paul Brown-Kenyon, COO, MEASAT
Philip Father, President and CEO, ProtoStar

Satellite Manufacturers Roundtable
Stephen O'Neill, President, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
Anthony Colucci, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Space Systems/Loral
Olivier Badard, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Thales Alenia Space
Philippe Saint Aubert, Vice President, Business Development, Astrium Satellites
Chris Richmond, Senior Vice President, Global Communications, Orbital Sciences Corporation

Launch Services CEO Roundtable
Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arianespace
Kjell Karlsen, President and General Manager, Sea Launch
Frank McKenna, President, International Launch Services
Shoichiro Asada, Director, H2A Office, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Satellite Financing Roundtable
Paul Brown-Kenyon, COO, MEASAT
Yoichi Iizuka, Director of the Board, Managing Executive Officer, JSAT,
Willy Chow, CFO, Asia Broadcast Satellite
Young Joon Kim, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP
Nick Flitterman, Director, Telecoms, Project and Export Finance, HSBC Bank PLC

DTH Services Roundtable
Hideaki Kido, Senior Managing Executive Officer, JSAT
Dr. Eui K. Koh, President, Protostar Asia
Paul Brown-Kenyon, COO, MEASAT
David Justin, CEO, GlobeCast Asia
Tom Choi, Chairman and CEO, Asia Broadcast Satellite

Following the successful APSCC 2007 event in Bangkok, which gathered over 350 professionals and leaders from the satellite industry, this year's event is expected to draw a bigger audience from the industry with the line-up of the most prominent speakers drawn from the global satellite communications sector.

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