Cabsat opens at DWTC

DUBAI - THE 10th Middle East International Cable, Satellite, Broadcast and Communications Exhibition (Cabsat 2004), opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Complex. The show was inaugurated by Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, UAE Minister of Communications yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 9 Feb 2004, 11:59 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:50 AM

Cabsat is acknowledged in the industry as the premier platform in the burgeoning Middle East market for the latest technologies and business strategies and provides an unmatched avenue for the exploration of new business opportunities.

Mubarak bin Fahad, DWTC Director General said: "Already the most comprehensive and leading event of its kind in the Middle East region, Cabsat 2004 has broken all sorts of records in size, scope, exhibition profile, exhibitors' presence and quality of visitors attracted."

The show, which has been registering an upward trend and the scope of the exhibition, has expanded significantly to include key areas of broadcasting, production and telecommunications.

"There has been a marked increase in exhibitor numbers - almost 6 per cent, with an even more considerable increase in overseas representation. Net space taken up over 4,800 sq. m, is also significantly greater as are the number of countries taking part at the show," Bin Fahad added.

The show attracts a wide range of quality visitors and trade professionals that come not just from the AGCC region but also Egypt. Lebanon, Syria and Iraq who flock to the DWTC to inspect the wares of an extremely diverse group of exhibitors.

A large hosted buyer delegation comprising 20 industry professionals from India is visiting the event to network at the show and conduct business. Cabsat 2004 will feature group pavilions from China, Korea, Germany, Taiwan and the UK with over 70 local and 170 overseas exhibitors - a considerable jump from the last edition's figures of 58 local and 143 overseas exhibitors. "The growth of the regional technology and media industry has spurred a range of new business opportunities in the broadcast, communications and media technology fields and these developments along with V-SAT, new satellites, digital compression and continued competition among pay TV and free-to-air channels has created a wealth of new business opportunities in the region," bin Fahad said.

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