October 2

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Speech
09:10 – 09:30 Keynote Speech
09:30 – 10:50 Satellite Operators
10:50 – 11:10 Morning Refreshments
11:10 – 12:10 Broadcast
12:10 – 13:40 Welcome Luncheon
13:40 – 14:00 Featured Speaker
14:00 – 15:00 Maritime
15:00 – 16:10 Satellite Manufacturers
16:10 – 16:40 Refreshments
16:40 – 17:10 1 on 1 Interview
17:10 – 18:10 GEO-HTS
18:30 – 20:00 2018 APSCC Awards & Dinner

October 3

09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Speech
09:30 – 10:30 Indonesia Service Providers
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Refreshments
11:00 – 12:00 Constellations
12:00 – 12:30 In the Spotlight:
12:30 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon
14:00 – 15:00 Launch Services
15:00 – 16:00 New Space
16:00 – 16:30 Refreshments
16:30 – 17:00 1 on 1 Interview
17:00 – 18:00 Multi-Function Satellites
18:30 – 20:00 APSCC 2018
Networking Reception

October 4

09:00 – 10:00 Ground Equipments
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Refreshments
10:30 – 11:30 Mission Extension
11:30 – 12:10 Debris – What Debris?
12:30 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon
14:00 – 15:00 Risk Managements
15:00 – 16:00 Cybersecurity
16:00 – 16:30 Refreshments
16:30 – 17:30 Policy, Regulatory
and WRC’19
17:30 – 2018 APSCC
Young Talent Awards &
APSCC 2018
Closing Reception

Welcome Address: Gregg Daffner, President, APSCC


Keynote: Alex J. Sinaga, CEO, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia


Satellite Operators: A Market (R)evolution
Change is underway in the satellite operator space. As operators navigate the complex dynamic of provisioning capacity and services, it is clear this business has changed forever. Lower capacity prices, an influx of supply, new operators, vertical-centric offerings and constellations dominate the discussion. Satellite operators must adapt to the new paradigm, or risk marginalization in an era where revenues have stagnated, and demand growth is elusive in some markets. Can operators in Asia weather the current climate? Is there enough momentum within the industry to drive needed transformation in the satellite operator business? This opening session will explore the evolving dynamic for satellite operators in Asia and plot the path forward.

Moderator: Christopher Baugh, President, NSR



Morning Refreshments sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


Satellite Broadcast: What’s the Future for Broadcast and Content Distribution?
As consumers change viewing habits, and with an even bigger range of content now available on numerous platforms, what are the challenges and opportunities for the satellite industry? Have channel requirements for technical delivery changed? Are lower cost “alternative” solutions eroding what used to be the satellite industry’s main source of income and profitability and, if so, where is the light at the end of the tunnel?

Moderator: James Ross, CEO, Lightning International



Welcome Luncheon sponsored by Airbus


Featured Speaker: Use of Satellites for Maritime Services in Indonesia
Dr. Ridwan Djamaluddin, Deputy Minister for Infrastructure, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Indonesia


Maritime: The Growing Complexity of Asia’s Maritime Market
Asia is home to the globe’s busiest sea lanes given the growing level of intra-regional and extra-regional trade as well as other forms of commercial activity such as supporting the safety and communications requirements of fishing fleets. It is also home to a growing affluent population that demands connectivity on passenger vessels and cruise ships. And finally, it is becoming one of the most dangerous maritime zones given potential conflicts in the Pacific Ocean Region and the South China Sea. This session will examine Asia’s current and future requirements for mission-critical applications such as security and safety, as well as passenger and crew welfare in terms of solutions that best serve individual and bundled requirements.

– What is the requirement and what is the best solution fit?
– What are current needs and how will these evolve?
– Who wins and who loses in the competitive landscape?

Moderator: Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, NSR


  • Ng Kheng Ghee, Head, SingTel Satellite
  • Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy Officer, Thuraya
  • Ashley Neale, Vice President, Business Development, APAC, Speedcast
  • Wei Li, Manager, Market Research & Competitive Intelligence, Inmarsat
  • Kartik Sinha, Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, RigNet
  • Dr. Ridwan Djamaluddin, Deputy Minister for Infrastructure, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Indonesia

Satellite Manufacturing: Preparing for Tomorrow in Today’s Struggle
Environments surrounding the satellite manufacturing business and market have been rapidly changing. Satellite services are rapidly integrated into High Throughput Satellite (HTS) and digitalization of HTS payloads is advancing with a speed exceeding a pace of performing reasonable developments and securing returns from such developments. Platform is also showing a sign of change as the payloads become more compact and smaller with the digitalization. Number of conventional satellites is less and less. On top of these, new orders are decreasing as operators are shifting their business model to HTS, and trying to figure out their strategies. The market pressures on satellite prices are stronger than ever, and such pressures are coming from inside the manufacturing industry, too, seeing new space ventures and moves on low cost satellites. It seems that challenges to satellite manufacturers are enormous. Where are the manufacturers with traditional GEO and LEO products going under these environmental changes? Do they have clear strategies to cope with the changing market? How do they view regional operators’ markets like Indonesia, which are also struggling to secure rooms of the HTS market, competing with low cost GEO and LEO global service providers. Representatives from US, Europe and Asian satellite suppliers discuss their business, challenges and strategies.

Moderator: Eddie Kato, Founder & President, HISe, Inc.



Refreshments sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


1 on 1 Interview: Cam Walker, Executive Director, iflix Indonesia
Host: Louis Boswell, CEO, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)


GEO-HTS: The Launching Ramp?
GEO-HTS capacity is open for business in Asia, with much more to come in the next three years. This includes new satellite orders signed in 2017-2018. GEO-HTS systems will complete and compete with traditional capacity and with existing and planned NGSO constellations. The session will address several topics:

– Where are the most promising opportunities for the new broadband capabilities?
– Taking presales into account, is demand picking up? Besides some large announcements for aero/mobility, are other verticals ready to sign for capacity?
– Is HTS capacity now defining the standard for capacity pricing (at least for data markets)? How can satellite systems differentiate?
– What are the next key success factors to favor adoption: equipment price, new service models?
– HTS to VHTS: What can there be a business case for very high throughput satellite systems in Asia? What would be the success factors?

Moderator: Pacôme Révillon, President, Euroconsult



2018 APSCC Awards Ceremony & Dinner sponsored by Arianespace


Keynote: Eric Béranger, President & COO, OneWeb


Indonesia Service Providers
For decades, Indonesian satellite service providers have been instrumental in defining the industry value proposition. From telecoms to broadcasting, local players have led innovations for the delivery of voice, video and data solutions in Asian consumer and enterprise markets. Today, however, with increased terrestrial competition, commoditization of bandwidth, and the shift from wholesale to retail models, their role in the value chain is being redefined. This session will examine how Indonesia’s satellite service providers are adapting their business plans, not only to survive but to thrive.

Moderator: Patrick Wong, Managing Director, Comtech EF Data



Morning Refreshments sponsored by Comtech EF Data


Constellations: Closing the Loop
The last year saw a number of new announcements around LEO/MEO constellation projects. The session will focus on the different:

– What is the current development status? What are the next key milestones for the programs?
– Technology, regulation (in the sky and on the ground), financing, sales: what are the main challenges to overcome?
– How can constellations demonstrate their differentiators to both investors and clients?
– Will the ground segment meet the space component to have an end-to-end attractive solution?
– Wholesale to service positioning and competition or partnership between NGSO and GEO – which value chain in the constellation environment?

Moderator: David Chégnion, Managing Director, SATConsult



In the Spotlight: GEOshare and GapSat
CAPEX, OPEX, availability of capacity and price volatility are some of the considerations and challenges suppliers and buyers face in closing their business case. In the satellite communications industry where planning requires long cycles coupled with capital intensive requirements, short-term and pent-up demand are oftentimes unaddressed and unmet, leading to missed opportunities. In come GapSat and GEOShare, which aim to plug in this market shortfall. This session will take a deep dive into the value proposition of both companies and examine where their market offering fits within the Asia Pacific in terms of the current landscape as well as the changing market dynamics of the region.

Moderator: Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, NSR


Networking Luncheon sponsored by Hughes Network Systems


Launch Services: Can Growth in LEO Compensate for Decline in GEO?
The past two years have been bad for overall orders of geostationary-orbit communications satellites. That will mechanically lead to lean years for the commercial-launch sector. How are the launch-service providers adapting? Do they have enough government orders to make up the difference and allow them to maintain their current cost basis despite the slump in commercial business? And as the market for large geostationary-orbit satellites slumps, the market to launch smaller spacecraft in low Earth orbit is growing fast. Do the panelists believe that several “mega constellations” of satellites will be built and launched? Are they taking specific measures to capture this market?

Moderator: Peter de Selding, Editor, Space Intel Report


  • Vivian Quenet, Managing Director and Head of Sales, Singapore Asean Office, Arianespace
  • Tom Ochinero, Senior Director, Commercial Sales, SpaceX
  • Ko Ogasawara, Vice President & General Manager, Space Systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Kevin Reyes, Senior Director, Sales, Asia Pacific, ILS
  • Si Yuan, General Manager, Regional Marketing, CGWIC

New Space: New Space Growth in Asia Pacific
There has been an explosion of growth in new space investment and startups in the Asia Pacific region, so this panel will talk to startups and investors based in the Asia Pacific region to explore what is driving this growth, and what other countries can do to encourage new space innovation.

Moderator: David Mitlyng, Chief Operating Officer, S15 Space Systems



Refreshments sponsored by Comtech EF Data


1 on 1 Interview: Adi R. Adiwoso, President Director, PSN
Host: Gregg Daffner, President, APSCC; CEO, GAPSAT


Multi-Function Satellites
The Indonesian government has made progress with its plan to send up a multi-function satellite with the aim of upgrading connectivity across the archipelago, in particular for areas not to be covered by the Palapa Ring broadband project. The multi-function satellite is expected to provide fast internet access to remote areas in Indonesia which can be accessed by various government sectors, such as maritime, education, health, agriculture, communication and others. This session will include presentations on the Indonesian multi-function satellite project and discussion about NBN to discuss what did and did not work in Australia and what Indonesia can learn.

Moderator: Stéphane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Euroconsult


  • Anang Latif, President Director & CEO, BAKTI, Ministry of KOMINFO
  • Julia Dickinson, Executive Manager, Satellite Capacity and Performance, NBN Co

APSCC 2018 Networking Reception sponsored by Metrasat & Selindo Alpha


Ground Equipment: Unlocking the Industry’s True Potential
Today’s state-of-the-art programs and next-generation LEO constellations promise to provide larger pipes, lower latency and overall better end user experience. However, often overlooked are ground systems that need to transmit and receive signals from space. Tracking antennas, beam hopping and equipment cost are some of the considerations that must be included in current and future go-to-market strategies in order to close the business case. This session will examine the role of end user terminals in current and future undertakings as key and necessary enablers within the satcom ecosystem. Technical challenges, timelines, price points and competitive elements will be discussed within the context of determining exactly what needs to be done in order to unlock the industry’s market potential.

Moderator: Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, NSR



Morning Refreshments sponsored by ABS


Mission Extension: In-orbit Servicing – Building a New Business Case Leveraging Commercial and Non-commercial Satellite Technologies
Spacecraft life extension service is relatively a new area, and some satellite manufacturers have entered into the market, leveraging their commercial satellite technologies in GEO communications, space station supplies, etc. Governments are also expecting merits from technology developments for their own areas, and thus supporting the commercial ventures’ roll out of the technologies and businesses. A few of early success examples have been seen at the market to date. Where are these services going at the changing commercial satellite industry? What is an optimum point of business model and strategy when satellite manufacturers are involved in promoting the life extension business, which helps operators not to buy new satellites soon? Panel discussions will address opportunities and challenges of the service.

Moderator: Eddie Kato, Founder & President, HISe, Inc.



Debris – What Debris?
Almost everyone in the World is dependent upon satellite services either directly or indirectly for the channels they watch. Space has transformed our lives and enabled globalization. Corporations, national governments, international agencies and individual citizens now consistently rely on spacecraft-supported communication, navigation and timing, transportation, imagery and remote sensing information capabilities to conduct daily business. Space is no longer the domain of an extended superpower struggle – it has evolved and become a place of utility for all mankind. That increased dependency on space capabilities demands an understanding of the associated vulnerabilities within an increasingly congested Earth-orbiting space environment with thousands of spacecrafts, their associated transportation systems and other related debris entering the space domain. Space is under threat and global collaboration is the way forward. The panel will endeavor to put the debris case firmly on the map and engage with the Asia region in “Looking after Space!”

Moderator: Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group


  • Russell Sawyer, Executive Director, Willis Towers Watson Inspace
  • Bob Gough, Head, Business Development, Australia & Asia-Pacific, Goonhilly Earth Station
  • James Alderdice, Consultant, Altsen

Networking Luncheon sponsored by SKY Perfect JSAT


Risk Management: Space Risk is in the Eye of the Beholder or Taker
Recent innovations in the space business, featuring the advent of the small-sat revolution, emergence of different classes of disruptive launch services providers of constellations, and the resurgence of in-orbit servicing/operations, and the growing threat posed by orbital debris all may require a rethink of the business of risk management in space and the strategies associated with it. The risk management panel, comprising the views of risk takers and advisors, risk managers and financiers will discuss the trends and challenges ahead in the satellite industry in the context of the rapid changes we face.

Moderator: Young Joon Kim, Jacqueline Chan, Partner, Milbank



Cybersecurity: Providing Mission Critical, Highly Reliable, and Secure Connectivity
Given the reliance of national economies on secure communications, evolving attacks by criminals, terrorists, and nation-states properly concern national leaders and the private sector. The cyber threat environment is complex, and the stakes are high. While no system can be perfectly secure, each organization’s commitment to foundational security principles helps all contributors to the industry, from software vendors to equipment manufacturers and service providers. This session will reveal how the satellite industry — in coordination with governments, end users, and other key stakeholders — are improving cyber-security in a complex and dynamic environment.

Moderator: Stéphane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Euroconsult


  • Norman Balchunas, Senior Director, Services & Connectivity, Honeywell
  • Yen-Wu Chen, Vice President, Asian Operations, Kratos Communications
  • Fred Ho, Vice President, Technical Operations, AsiaSat

Refreshments sponsored by ABS


Policy, Regulations and WRC’19
The satellite industry in Asia is facing a variety of policy and regulatory challenges including frequency re-allocations, market-access barriers and interference concerns. This session will explore the regulatory challenges we face across Asia-Pacific and in Indonesia specifically. The panel will examine the status of spectrum re-allocations being considered by WRC’19 and explore how the satellite industry should proceed for a more comparative relationship with the IMT industry and position satellite as an essential component of the evolving 5G ecosystem as well as IoT/M2M.

Moderator: Gregg Daffner, President, APSCC; CEO, GAPSAT



2018 APSCC Young Talent Awards and Closing Reception sponsored by SES

Friday, 5 October 2018

APSCC 2018 Golf Masters
Royale Jakarta Golf Club

This program is subject to change without any prior notice.