China Satellite Conference 2008 , October 21 – 23 Beijing

The continuous success of China Satellite Conference for the past 9 years has been well-recognized as the most important satellite applications event in China, by the local and international professionals, experts and companies. It is also highly regarded as the only ideal annual meeting place for networking with new prospective customers and business associates, exchanging global and local information as well as sharing of new ideas about the industry.

For the very first time, last year’s conference was ‘Live Broadcasted’via satellite to designated location in eight other cities like; Harbin, Shenyang, Jinan, Shanghai, Chengdu, Nanchang, Shenzhen and Urumqi. The main objective is to allow industry professionals and other interested parties, including university students that could not made it to attend the event in Beijing, the opportunity to gather information provided by the speakers.

China Institute of Communications is extremely pleased to announce that it will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the conference this year. Top government officials, leaders from government institutions and corporations, senior executives from major local and international companies/organizations and experts will be invited to celebrate this grand occasion together.

China Satellite Conference and Exhibition 2008 will be a golden business opportunity for participating companies to showcase latest state-of-the-art technology, implementation of new products, services and applications to these VIPs and decision makers.

The successful launch of Chang’e 1, the lunar exploration satellite in October last year was one of the key prestige programs and the third milestone in China space achievements, after 2003 manned space launch and 2005, its second manned space mission that carried two astronauts into space. As China is stepping up its space program, it is hoping to launch the second moon-orbiting satellite in 2009.

In November last year, National Commission and Development Reform and Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the guideline of satellite applications development in the 11th Five Year Plan. The area of national priorities is to improve satellite network services, strengthening the role of satcom and broadcasting on disaster relief, distance learning, remote medicine, etc. The government will also help speeding up the application of satellite navigation and positioning and satellite earth observation. The guideline encourages applying selected, more advanced military satellite technology on civil products and applications development.

China, as one of the fastest developing countries in the world and its annual double-digit economy growth, it is necessary for the government to set key priority to inject large sums on high technology and advanced communication in the fast developing cities as well as rural areas for economical, political, and social stability that will be of benefit for its people, the country and the world as well. This will indeed provide plenty of business opportunities to companies in the satellite business as one can imagine.

China Satellite Conference and Exhibition 2008 will be held from 21-23 October, at the Hotel Nikko New Century in Beijing.The two and a half day conference will cover important issues like Satellite Communications, Satcom-On-The-Move, Satellite Broadcasting, Direct Broadcasting Satellite, Satellite Navigation, Positioning, Satellite Mobile Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, New Policy Guidelines and Development Models and many other interesting topics.

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