SSTL’s Sir Martin Sweeting joins speaker line-up at satellite forum in Abu Dhabi

by Staff Reporter | March 3rd, 2013

Sir Martin Sweeting, Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., UK

The question of how commercial space and satellite applications are driving national economies will be discussed at the 4th edition of the Global Space and Satellite Forum which takes place 7th-8th May at the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Key trends in commercial satellite applications such as satellite applications for oil and gas, disaster management, remote sensing, tele-medicine, maritime, aviation and many more will be discussed.

The preliminary speaker line-up includes:

Abdul Aziz Abdul Razaq Al Mutawa, Group Senior Vice President/ Technology Innovations, Etisalat, UAE, Sir Martin Sweeting, Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., UK, Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman & CEO, Arianespace, France, Steve O’Neil, President, Boeing Satellite Systems International, Frank Rose, Deputy Asst. Secretary for Space and Defense Affairs, US Department of State, Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG), Catherine Mealing-Jones, Director Growth, Applications and EU Programmes, UK Space Agency, UK, Christophe Bauer, Vice President of Commercial Sales, SpaceX, USA, Driss El Hadani, Director, Royal Centre for Remote Sensing, Morocco, Dr. Lothar Beckel, Head of Institute for Global Mapping and Research, Austria, Jose Salame, Sales Manager ME and North Africa, Telenor, Peter Petrov, Director, Remote Sensing Regional Organization for Protection of Marine Environment (ROPME), Kuwait, Sa’id Mosteshar, Director, London Institute of Space Policy and Law, UK, Anthony J. Colucci, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Space Systems Loral, USA, Robert Franklin, CEO, Crystal Clear, USA, Dennis Jones, President, The Jones Consulting Group, USA

The event is sponsored by Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd, Astrium, Thales, Boeing, Newtec, Telenor, SES, Arienespace, Thales Alenie Space, Spacex, SS Loral, and Safa Telecom.

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