Speakers

CONTENT CONGRESS

Peter Smith

Leading the Arab World's only 24-hour Arabic language financial and business news and information Channel

MOHAMMED Y. BURHAN

CEO CNBC Arabia
Peter Smith

Rafał Radawiec

Project Lead Wroclaw University of Science and Technology & CEO and Co-Founder, Vestigit, Poland
Peter Smith

OTT professional with a focus on delivering high-quality content and viewing experiences

Tom Shapland

Sales Director MENA CONVIVA
Peter Smith

Elzahraa Essam

Co-Founder Captain Boy, Egypt
Peter Smith

Sherif Iskander

VP International Business Rotana Media Group
Peter Smith

mena.tv is the MENA community and marketplace for TV Content Rights. Its award-winning parent company ChannelSculptor, provides MENA audience analytics services to TV networks, producers and agencies based on exclusive viewing data from over 4 million IPTV viewers.

Nick Grande

CEO mena.tv
Peter Smith

"Recreating the African Narrative through visual storytelling as a catalyst for social change"

MOS MWANIKI

Kenyan Filmmaker, Creative Director MosMax Media Group Limited, Kenya
Peter Smith

An Emirati women leader helming a TV channel in the UAE

MARIAM AL SERKAL

Head of Majid Kids Abu Dhabi Media, UAE
Peter Smith

A respected industry data analyst, Tassabih has spent the past five years studying viewing and marketplace behaviours within the MENA TV industry. She has advised most of the major regional broadcasters as well as major international players such as Disney, Warner, Discovery and Paramount.

Tassabih Hassan

Head of Insights ChannelSculptor
Peter Smith

Jean Luc Deroudilhe

Advanced TV services and Managing Director of FRANSAT Eutelsat
Peter Smith

Lalit Vase

Founder and CEO NASR ESPORTS
Peter Smith

Liam J Hayter

Senior Solutions Architect EMEA, NewTek Inc.
Peter Smith

Two times international award-winning public speaker and among the first Emiratis to win the District Toastmasters Annual Conference 2018 award for Humorous Speech and International Speech in 2020

Sameer Al Jaberi

Head of Locations and Government Resources Abu Dhabi Film Commission/Twofour54 Abu Dhabi
Peter Smith

Holding the title for the highest distributed shows in Middle East history

Tarek El Ganainy

CEO & Founder TVision for Media Productions
Peter Smith

A British Lebanese executive with 30 years of experience in Arab Media, developing premium content in Saudi - DKL`s first 12-episode thriller - The Dean - has been exclusively shown on Shahid VIP and MBC

Fadi Ismail

CEO DKL STUDIO
Peter Smith

Heads Global Content Distribution, for a leading Pan-Arab media company with assets spanning TV, Movies, Audio & advertising sales

Jad Joubran

VP - Global Content Distribution & Partnerships Rotana Media Group
Peter Smith

Award winning entrepreneur who has developed award winning and impactful work for a diverse range of blue chip brands and government entities across the Middle East and San Francisco working with clients such as Nike, Dubai Sports Council, Google, YouTube, Arabian Radio Network, McDonalds, GMC

Omar Tom

Cofounder and CEO Dukkan Media
Peter Smith

Creating Intriguing Stories Since 2012 & spearheading to some of the most notable animation projects between CAI and DXB

Mohanad Hassan

Co-founder and CEO Follk Creative Solutions
Peter Smith

The First Arab producer to ever win an Emmy

Talal Al-Awamleh

Executive Producer & CEO Telemedia Group
Peter Smith

Business Leader, film maker, prolific writer and occasional painter

Ashok Namboodiri

Chief Business Officer - Asia Today Limited (ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited)
Peter Smith

expert on media sector strategy development, media localization and regulatory design at a leading global management consulting firm

Hadi Hammoud

Partner A.T. Kearney
Peter Smith

In charge of acquisition and sales in Asia, Middle East and Africa. at one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe

Yuliya Fischer

Director ZDF Studios GmbH
Peter Smith

A seasoned electronic media practitioner and administrator having worked in television and radio in Zimbabwe

Comfort Mbofana

Zimpapers Radio Broadcasting Division Zimbabwe
Peter Smith

Leading media organizations in both private and public sectors such as OSN KSA, focusing on developing the ppl meter solution for the last four years in conjunction with GCAM

Eng. Bandar Al Mashhadi

CEO Saudi Arabia’s Media Rating Company (MRC)
Peter Smith

Setting the trend with path breaking research with media owners and agencies to understand audience behaviors and attitudes

Sarah Messer

Managing Director Nielsen Media MENAP
Peter Smith

Heads technology for a leading Pan-Arab media company with assets spanning TV, Movies, Audio & advertising sales

Dr Naser Refaat

CTO Rotana Media Group
Peter Smith

Well-known Indian Media entrepreneur, providing specialized content to some marquee names in the Indian media industry

Shireen Sethi

COO Network 1 Media, India
Peter Smith

Versatile Event MC & Former News Anchor who brings events to life!

Laura Buckwell

Former News Anchor Event Host & MC
Peter Smith

Industry veteran charged with stepping up MENA region's largest media company's output of “local and international film and TV drama series”

PETER SMITH

Managing Director MBC Studios
Peter Smith

Award winning & well-respected commentator on Nollywood, Nigerian music, and African cinema for over a decade

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Nollywood Expert and Media Consultant Nigeria
Peter Smith

Media veteran, Ex COO of Yahlive

Ammar Baranbo

Partner Mondo Globo
Peter Smith

An award winning Media and Entertainment professional

Sanjay Raina

Global Media & Entertainment Professional UAE
Peter Smith

Leading media personality and the only African TV broadcast journalist in the UAE

Mayowa Adegoke

Freelance TV Show Host and International Journalist
Peter Smith

An established & most sought after Content Market Consultant in the the Arab world

HEBA KORAYEM

Content Market & Distribution Specialist H Consult
Peter Smith

Formulating strategies for Marketing and Customer Services Sector at one of the world’s top satellite operators and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world

Wael Mohammed AlButi

VP & Chief Commercial Officer ARABSAT
Peter Smith

Supporting Arabic broadcasters & content owners to aggregate and distribute their content globally via satellite, cable, telecoms, and OTT platforms

Hesham Khalipha

Partner Mondo Globo Inc.
Peter Smith

Leading media exec with solid experience in Radio and TV channels management pursuing commercial objectives and targeted revenues for the channels

Moustapha Bekheet

Ex-Managing Director Watch IT & Founder & CEO, Pan Arab Media, Egypt
Peter Smith

Passionate leader promoting creative ideas and endeavors

AUGUSTUS B.AJIBOLA

Director, Department of Entertainment and Creative Services Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria
Peter Smith

South African writer, director, mother, activist and all-round good human being

Tshepo Moche

Writer & Director Disney Plus & Creator and Writer, Play Nice Pictures
Peter Smith

Serial Entrepreneur & Advisory Board member of blockchain dedicated funds and technology companies

Melanie Mohr

Founder and CEO WOM Protocol, Singapore
Peter Smith

Leading media executive at one of the youngest and well-known media zones in the UAE

Fagr Kassim Ali

Director Media Sector Development Sharjah Media City
Peter Smith

Visionary, spearheading creative growth to position Dubai as an international media hub

Majed Al Suwaidi

Managing Director Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, and Dubai Production City
Peter Smith

Responsible for developing a world-class production center in Abu Dhabi, capable of supporting productions from around the world

Hans Fraikin

Film and Television Commissioner Abu Dhabi Film Commission
Peter Smith

Supporting media publishers, creators and public figures to leverage Meta's tools to maximize mutually beneficial objectives

Moon Baz

Creator Partnerships Lead, Africa, Middle East and Turkey at Meta
Peter Smith

Tony Saab

VP Content & Production Intigral- STC
Peter Smith

Developing and implementing content partnerships strategy across the entire MEA and Turkey region for the one of the largest microblogging and social networking service

Kinda Ibrahim

Director of Media Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa and Turkey Twitter
Peter Smith

2 x Webby Award winner, visual journalist and news designer who specializes in stories for digital and social platforms. currently Head of Social Media for CNN Greece

Konstantinos Antonopoulos

Visual Journalist & Interactive Producer Film Maker
Peter Smith

Head of the Arab World’s most ambitious, multi-platform Arabic language business news outlet

Riad Hamade

Director of Business News Asharq Business with Bloomberg
Peter Smith

Africa’s acclaimed writer, journalist, culture activist and actorAfrica’s acclaimed writer, journalist, culture activist and actor

Jahman Anikulapo

Director Prime Business & The Guardian’s ex-Editor
Peter Smith

Content management expert at one of the leading Entertainment Platform In the Middle East

Nadim Dada

VP of Programming & Content Acquisition STARZPLAY
Peter Smith

Award winning executive spearheading business initiatives at one of the largest and most successful kids entertainment conglomerate in the Middle East region

Kamel Weiss

General Manager Spacetoon Go & Strategic Business Development Director Spacetoon TV
Peter Smith

Emirati media executive playing a pivotal role in turning Abu Dhabi into a global powerhouse in the gaming & eSports scene

Sultan Al Riyami

Head of Gaming & eSports Creative Media Authority & Abu Dhabi Gaming
Peter Smith

Heading India’s leading production house that made the biggest budget film of Indian Cinema

Aashish Singh

CEO Lyca Productions, India

SATEXPO SUMMIT

Peter Smith

Background in high-level international positions in UK, Saudia Arabia and Spain. Expertise in strategic customer solutions and excellence.

Jose Horta

Sales Director Integrasys
Peter Smith

HEC graduate with expertise working ith CEOs and heads of international organisations in satellite, space and telecommunications industries. Recognised thought leader and frequent public speaker.

AARTI HOLLA-MAINI

Secretary General GSOA
Peter Smith

Richard Swardh

Senior Vice President Premium Enterprise & Mobile Operators Comtech
Peter Smith

Dr. John B. Sheldon

Partner AzurX
Peter Smith

Jan Stoop

Vice President Business Development Comtech
Peter Smith

Jassem Nasser

Chief Strategy Officer Thuraya
Peter Smith

Mikel Ondarra

VP Strategy and Business Development Yahsat
Peter Smith

Rhys Morgan

GM Media and Networks EMEA Intelsat
Peter Smith

Emil Samarah

Ambassador World Space Sustainability Association
Peter Smith

Roberto Cassar

Legal Counsel Elseco
Peter Smith

Dr. Aquib Moin

Associate Professor UAE University & Senior Affiliated Scientist, National Space Science & Technology Centre
Peter Smith

PhD Electronic Engineering – Applied Electromagnetics. 13 years at ESA in various high-stakes technical and innovation roles, currently covers 5G/6G strategic programme line including technology and business model innovation.

Fabrizio de Paolis

5G/6G Implementation Manager European Space Agency
Peter Smith

Former head of space department at Thuraya Satellite Telecommunication Company. Over 23 years in satellite telecoms across technology innovation, strategy, operations and opening new markets.

Mr. Ahmed Almaazmi

Sr. Director/Satellite Services & Broadcast, Etisalat
Peter Smith

Bruno Ritchie

Head of Space Elseco
Peter Smith

30+ years’ experience in technology and government relations. B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Numerous articles & interviews, focused on space exploration to solve issues on earth.

Allen Herbert

Co-Founder & General Manager Starlab Oasis
Peter Smith

Satellite technology professional since 1984, senior legal expert in satellite communications. Chairman of TUYAD, 1st and only satellite association in Turkey. 8 published books.

Mr. Hayrettin Ozaydin

President TUYAD
Peter Smith

37 years in aerospace, global experience in setting up business entities and delivering complex turnkey system solutions.

Bruno Dupas

President France, Singapore & Japan, Kratos Communications
Peter Smith

Ghassan Murat

Managing Director, MENA, Eutelsat
Peter Smith

Tech & finance specialist with extensive political experience. Secretary to UK Parliamentary Space Group 2017-2020. Representative at UK Space, GSOA, GVF & SIA. Participated in Inmarsat IPO & listing of Telenet Belgium. Experienced CMO and NED.

Chris McLaughlin

Chief of Government, Regulation & Engagement, OneWeb
Peter Smith

Degree mathmeticial with expertise in Sub-Saharan regional market, experienced business development & sales at Newtec, Globaltrack, Castor Networks.

Pieter-Paul Mooijman

Regional VP Africa, ST Engineering
Peter Smith

20 years’ experience in satellite across engineering, business development and management. Former technology consultant having developed high performance communication and processing solutions for commercial and defense.

Mark Lambert

President Kratos
Peter Smith

Satellite regulatory compliance & international affairs expert. Specialises in commercial, infrastructure, state security and lawful interception. Former telecoms consultant advising on satellite, mobile, internet, data and cloud regultions. Active participant in ITU helping engage practices in the region."

Laith Hamad

VP, Government and Regulatory Engagement & Board Member OneWeb NEOM Joint Venture
Peter Smith

20 years experience in military space & security. Former positions at Center for Defense Information and Colalition to Reduce Neclear Dangers, frequently media contributor to New York Times, Space News, NPR

Victoria Samson

Washington Office Director Secure World Foundation
Peter Smith

15 years’ experience in satellite & broadcasting and 11 years with SIG, currently MD. Regular speaker and commentator on satellite challenges and innovative solutions. Also founder of industry specialised PR & marketing agency.

Helen Weedon

Managing Director Satcoms Innovation Group
Peter Smith

Theoretical physcist with masters degree from the International Space University (FR). Prior experience at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre and European Space Agency. Current technical manager at University of Reading Space4Climate Group.

Sabrina Alam

Senior Specialist, ESG and Sustainability, SES
Peter Smith

Industrial engineer and ESIC business school graduate. 10 years at Integrasys. Previous experience at CERN.

Alvaro Sanchez

Integrasys, Spain CEO
Peter Smith

International and Private Law graduate with majors in mathematics and physics. Has led projects including foreign broadcast licensing with German State Media Authority and setting up Northtelecom as a German Federal Network Agency company.

Millad Aziz Zadeh

Group COO Northtelecom
Peter Smith

Former NASA scientist-turned-astropreneur. Experience includes technical roles on the Hubble Space Telescope, Terra Satellite, Galileo Mission and ESA Hersschel Space Observatory. Media contributions and publications include BBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, HBR, The Space Channel & The Astrophysical.

Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya

Founder & CEO AstroHub
Peter Smith

20 years’ experience with global satellite industry working with space, broadcast & telecoms stakeholders across all continents. Regular contributor to events & publications.

Martin Jarrold

VP International Programme Development GVF
Peter Smith

Over 35 years in the space industry specialising in geostationary satellite operations. Member of ISO group building space best practices & standards and UK representative at ECCS (European Co-operation for Space Standardisation).

Alessandro Cacioni

Director Flight Dynamics, Inmarsat
Peter Smith

Founder of a global platform that brings early stage space start-ups and investors together

SHAGUN SACHDEVA

Founder Kosmic Apple (US)
Peter Smith

Executive MBA graduate with extensive experience across MENA region in satellite, telecoms and technology including as regional project director at Comverse.

ABED ZHALKA

General Manager - MENA Gilat Satellite Networks
Peter Smith

Abdulhadi Alhassani

VP Corporate Strategy Arabsat
Peter Smith

Over 20 years experience in broadcasting

HANS MASSART

Head of Media & Broadcast ST Engineering iDirect
Peter Smith

15+ years in the satellite industry and expertise in government solutions and strategic projects.

HAMAD AL TAIR

VP, Business Units Yahsat Government Solutions
Peter Smith

15 years in Satcoms, chairman of Satellite Interference Reduction Working Group, regular speaker and workshop participant including at the ITU and ASBU

Yasir Hasan

Director of Transmission Operations Arabsat
Peter Smith

Leads GSMA activities in 25 countries. Founder of Arab Advisors Group. Member of steering committee for UN ICT Task Force of the Wireless Internet and the Arab-World series. Columnist in regional media

JAWAD ABBASSI

Head of MENA GSMA
Peter Smith

Over 20 years’ experience in telecoms and satellite with positions in multiple markets including Russia, UK, US, Ghana.

JOEL SCHROEDER

Director, Land Mobile Intelsat
Peter Smith

Dr. SELMAN DEMIREL

VP of Satellite Services Turksat
Peter Smith

Satellite Communications pioneer involved in many European satellite programs. Developed national satellite programs for Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Monaco.

ILHAMI AYGUN

CEO SSI Monaco
Peter Smith

Ibrahim Al Qasim

UAE Space Agency Executive Director Space Sector
Peter Smith

Johns Hopkins University graduate. Appointed by Royal Decree as Assistant Undersecretary for Training, Planning and Information, Ministry of Health. Director, New Humanitarian Education Centre, Gulf Medical University.

Dr. FAWZI AMIN

Head of Delegation, Country Cluster Delegation for the GCC International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Peter Smith

25 years experience in operations, engineering & business development including backhaul solutions on GEO for global tier 1 telecoms. Pioneered integration of 2G/3G/4G GSM gear with SES MEO network

HAMID NAWAZ

General Manager, MECA SES Networks
Peter Smith

Expertise in government solutions, focused on MENA & Europe. Masters in Nuclear Sciences

Amal Ezzeddine

Global Government Business Development Intelsat
Peter Smith

Extensive knowledge and experience of satellite communications and subsystems delivering complex data connectivity solutions across government, VSAT and mobility sectors.

Hani El Arja

Area Manager Eutelsat