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CABSAT 2008 kicks off

New satellite communications and electronic media tech to be showcased this week

CABSAT 2008, the international electronic media and satellite communications event, began at the Dubai World Trade Centre earlier today.

The three day event was opened by HE Sultan bin Saeed al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, who then went on to tour the exhibition. Over 650 companies are exhibiting at the show.

Companies present at the event include Sony, Harris, Horizon, Eurostar, Arabsat and Technosat, with over 80% of the companies present originating outside the UAE.

Helal Al Marri, Director General of the World Trade Centre said: “We are honoured by the presence of His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed al Mansouri and are delighted by the strong industry response on the first day of this exciting event. Product launches in areas from cable and satellite manufacturers, satellite services to equipment and accessories confirm CABSAT’s presence as a platform to establish business partnerships and alliances for major companies in the market.”

This year’s event, the 14th CABSAT show, will also include the CABSAT Broadcasting Conference, the GVF Menasat Summit and the HD Studio “Live”.

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