Arabsat celebrates Newtec’s 30th anniversary

by Clayton Vallabhan | April 26th, 2015
Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat.

Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat.

Arabsat has taken part in a networking dinner organized to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its partner Newtec.

Held at the residence of the Ambassador of Belgium, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the event was attended by a number of diplomatic, business and industry delegates from Belgium and Saudi Arabia. It was organized to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Newtec, which has been a partner of Arabsat for around ten years.

Newtec’s CEO Serge Van Herck and COO Sander Boom were among guests, along with the company’s CTO and co-founder Dirk Breynaert, who was inducted into the Society of Satellite Professional International (SSPI) 2015 Hall of Fame earlier this year.

Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO of Arabsat, said: “Arabsat is pleased to take part in this event as Newtec is one of our most valuable strategic partners. Our collaboration began ten years ago with MENOS’s project with the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) and since then Newtec’s knowledge and experience have been adding value to Arabsat services. We wish them the very best of success for many years to come.”

The networking dinner is the latest event to celebrate Newtec’s anniversary which coincides with the company achieving 20 percent growth and revealing new market ambitions, including High Throughput Satellite (HTS), oil and gas and cellular backhaul.

Serge Van Herck added:The Middle East market, in general, and more specifically the Saudi Kingdom, is a large potential growth market for Newtec and we enjoy the relationships we have here. We are honoured to celebrate our anniversary at the Belgian Embassy with partners which are instrumental to our success.”

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