APSCC announces inaugural Youth Development Satellite Workshop

The Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), has announced the Youth Development Satellite Workshop program – a new initiative of APSCC sponsored by MEASAT. The inaugural workshop will be held concurrently with the annual APSCC Conference.

The Workshop has been designed to provide a platform for the brightest up-and-coming engineering students to connect with leading satellite and space industry experts and learn more about the opportunities in the sector. The inaugural workshop will be held in collaboration with the APSCC 2016 Satellite Conference and Exhibition at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4-6 October 2016.


Paul Brown-Kenyon CEO – MEASAT

“The space and satellite sectors are going through an exciting period of innovation and change, with the increasing involvement of venture capital and ‘Silicon Valley’ financing,” said Paul Brown-Kenyon, President of APSCC and CEO of MEASAT. “To be able to drive this innovation and harness the opportunities it provides, it is critical for the sector to attract the brightest of our students.”

The satellite sector in Asia Pacific region is chronically challenged in attracting young professionals to enter the industry and this limits growth and innovation in the sector. Recently, the space and satellite industries have gained renewed visibility largely due to the efforts of a number of “Silicon Valley” and entrepreneurial efforts that has raised the profile of the segment as a potentially exciting and rewarding career path. Capitalizing on this trend, the Youth Development Satellite Workshop is expected to spark interest among undergraduate, recently graduated, and graduate students in Malaysia for careers in the satellite industry.

For its inaugural year, APSCC identified industry experts to present different satcom specialties ranging from ‘Fundamentals Systems & Applications of Satellite Communications’ to ‘Regulation’ to ‘Market Overview’ at the Workshop.

Featured presenters include:

  • Michael Davis, Co-Director, ISU Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program
  • Ali Ebadi, Senior Vice President of Space Systems Development, MEASAT
  • Yvon Henri, Chief of Space Services Dept., ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
  • Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, NSR
  • David Ball, Industry Consultant

Students from Malaysia’s leading technology universities have been invited to attend the workshop scheduled for 6 October. This year’s workshop will be supplemented by a facility visit to the MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre to provide the students with a deeper understanding of the industry through field experience.