The APSCC – ISU Youth Development Workshop is a platform for the brightest up-and-coming engineering students in the Asia-Pacific region to connect with leading satellite and space industry experts and to learn more about the opportunities in the satellite and space sector.

The 4th Youth Development Workshop will be held on November 21 at Intercontinental Bangkok Hotel. This one day workshop consists of educational sessions including Satellite Communications Fundamentals, Satellite Communications Regulation, and Satellite Telecommunications Market Overview and a hands-on activity.



Don’t miss the opportunity not only learning about the satellite and space industry but also meeting the industry veterans for your future careers!

Who is the workshop for?
  • Undergraduate students and above who are interested in the career in the satellite and space industry
  • Applicants with motivation to forge a career in space and satellite sector
  • Applicants with academic knowledge and/or qualification
  • The workshop will be conducted in English
  • Although we accept all applications from undergraduates, undergraduates in the final two years of their engineering studies will have priority in case there is more demand than seats.
What is the Workshop fee?
  • The workshop including all tuition and meals are provided at no cost.
How can I apply?

To participate in the Workshop, complete the workshop application form here by October 31. All applications must be received after completion of all the required information.

APSCC will send an e-mail confirmation by November 8 to the applicants if accepted. A printed copy of the official CONFIRMATION LETTER along with your identification card should be shown at the registration desk on November 21 to collect your badge.


If you have questions about the workshop, please contact:

Ms. Chloe Song at +82 31 783 6244

2019 Workshop Chair

Michael Davis
Co-Director, SHSSP, ISU

Michael Davis practied law in Australia for 41 years. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and Master of Space Studies from the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. Michael is currently Chair of Space Industry Association of Australia and a key organiser of the International Astronautical Congress, to be held in Adelaide in 2017. Michael is also Co-Director of the Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program (SHSSP), a partnership between the International Space University and the University of South Australia.


Ali R. Ebadi

Ali R. Ebadi is Advisor to Board of Directors of MEASAT. He has more than 30 years experience in field of Satellite Communications and Spectrum Management besides being actively involved in ITU’s activities. He served 8 years as member of Radio Regulations Board, ITU. He was Vice-Chairman of RRB in 2008 and Chairman in 2009.

He is member of Institution Engineer of Australia (IE Aust) as Chartered Professional Engineer, member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (EIT) UK as Chartered Engineer and member of Malaysian Institute of Engineer (IEM).

Ekachai Phakdurong
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Thaicom PLC

Ekachai Phakdurong is Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs at Thaicom PLC. He Works in satellite & telecommunication industries for more than 20-year, covers wide portfolio of roles and responsibilities. He spent years on ITU’s activities and government affairs, including acquisition of landing rights and licenses in Asia Pacific. He gained experiences in engineering at head of RF-engineering for satellite programs. He had been the head of Thaicom’s operations and customer services. He was also running subsidiary companies in broadcasting & maritime businesses in Thailand and other countries.

Jose Del Rosario

Mr. Del Rosario covers the Asia Pacific region and is a senior member of the consulting team where he focuses his research on quantitative modeling, data verification, and market forecasting for the commercial and government satellite communications sectors. Prior to joining NSR, Mr. Del Rosario worked with Frost & Sullivan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Commission, the Malaysian Embassy and the Law Offices of Irwin & Lesse. Mr. Del Rosario holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the American University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Santa Clara.


Christopher Slaughter
Strategic Advisor, APSCC

Christopher Slaughter has more than 35 years of experience in Asian media and telecommunications, most recently as CEO of CASBAA, the regional pay TV trade association. Before that, he led independent production company APV from its Hong Kong base. He also previously served as Asia-Pacific head of TMT consultancy The Yankee Group, specifically working on projects with both satellite operators and undersea cable companies. In addition, he spent more than a decade as a broadcast journalist, culminating with his role as Hong Kong and Shanghai Bureau Chief for CNBC Asia.

David Hartshorn

David Hartshorn has more than 25 years of experience in the communications industry. He serves as CEO of Geeks Without Frontiers, a non-profit technology-neutral organization that applies financially sustainable innovation to solve connectivity challenges worldwide. Mr. Hartshorn leads the organization as it catalyzes public and private sector initiatives to bridge the “Digital Divide” and reach the UN “Sustainable Goals”.

Sajit Jumani
Vice President of Business Development, GEOshare

Sajit Jumani is the Vice President of Business Development and Finance at GEOshare. He joined GEOshare in 2016 and is responsible for customer relationships, sales, financial modelling, and leading a connectivity project to help connect the underserved.

He also supports the non-profit MILO Space Science Institute, led by Arizona State University, with marketing and pricing models. Prior to GEOshare, Sajit led the development of the international strategy for Lockheed Martin Space while completing his MBA at UNC Chapel Hill.

Sajit began his career in the Lockheed Martin Operations Leadership Development Program with rotations in manufacturing, sustainment, quality, sourcing, and international business development.

Outside of his primary responsibilities, he volunteers to promote Artificial Intelligence across Lockheed Martin. In 2018, he organized a Lockheed Martin Autonomy Hackathon that included a five-part lecture series on machine learning, robotics and autonomy, and an autonomous capture the flag competition using Sphero robots.

Sajit holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Blaine Curcio
Affiliate Senior Consultant, Euroconsult

Blaine Curcio is Affiliate Senior Consultant at Euroconsult, where he contributes to consulting projects focused on satcom strategy, financial due diligence, and projects in the Asia region, with focus on China. Blaine also contributes to Euroconsult reports, including the China Space Industry Report, and the Government Space Programs Report. Blaine is a contributor to a variety of satcom and space industry publications, and a regular moderator and panelist at industry conferences. Outside of Euroconsult, Blaine is founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting, a Hong Kong-based firm focusing on commercial space opportunities between China and the west.

Samathorn Sam Teankingkaeo
CTO, muSpace

Sam is a qualified Senior Professional EE License holder. Sam has 20 years experience including Satellite Customer, Network Operations and Satellite Video Broadcast. Sam has worked with THAICOM, EGAT and ABB. Sam holds an MBA from Kasetsart University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in Telecommunications from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Zee Zheng
CEO, SpaceChain

Championing the fusion of blockchain and space, Zee Zheng believes that these technologies will enable a new era of seamless global collaboration. Having launched two blockchain-enabled satellite payloads into orbit within SpaceChain’s first year of operation, Zee has been recognized as a pioneer in this industry and has been sought as a speaker at events like Space Tech Summit, SpaceTide and Space Forum. Zee honed his entrepreneurship at Draper University, his space expertise at the International Space University, and is a graduate of Columbia University.

Site Tour to CAT Nonthaburi Telecommunication Center

  • Date: November 22, 2019
  • Time: 07:00 – 14:00
  • Venue: CAT Nonthaburi Telecommunication Center
  • 299 Tiwanon Rd. Muang; Bangkok, Thailand 11000