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Cable and satellite broadcasting forum CASBAA hosts 2004 summit in Hong Kong

26-October-2004
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Cable and satellite broadcasting forum CASBAA hosts 2004 summit in Hong Kong

Starting October 26, the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) will hold a three-day convention at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, voicing the vital issues affecting the industry.

The event will be the meeting ground of industry professionals, including leading cable and satellite system operators and programmers, communications, advertising and marketing executives, suppliers and manufacturers of cable and satellite technology, members of the media, government-run regulatory bodies, telecommunications companies, new media service purveyors and network enablers, individuals committed to upholding and promoting industry standards and related business service providers.

The three-day-long convention will encompass 13 panel sessions and six keynote addresses. There are 40 sponsors extending support towards the event. The convention will be kicked off with the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum, and attract over 400 delegates.

Marcel Fenez, Chairman, CASBAA, will officially inaugurate the event. The speakers at the convention includes eminent personalities of the ilk of Michael Grindon, President of Sony Pictures Television International, Michelle Guthrie, CEO, STAR Group and Saul Berman, Partner and Global Executive, IBM (US).

Founded in 1991 as a non-profit trade organization and aimed at promotion of multi-channel television and date transmission via cable and satellite networks, CASBAA is now a leader in its own category in the region, enjoying representation of around 130 Asia-based corporations, which in turn serve more than three billion people.

The association’s principle objective is to bring together representatives from all areas of the Asia-Pacific satellite broadcasting and cable communications industry. The association offers greater understanding of the industry and throws up opportunity to help establish technical and operational standards so that members, advertisers and consumers can be better served.

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