The Global Space and Satellite Forum (GSSF) will be held from May 9-11, 2011, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is one of the leading exhibitions for the space industry in the Middle East, and will be bringing together renowned scientists, aviation and aerospace professionals, policy makers, investors, remote sensing experts, broadcasters, regulators and government personnel, design and development engineers, integrators, meteorological departments, imaging and reconnaissance experts, and others under one roof. The conference will be addressing issues ranging from life-saving developments in disaster management to the delivery of entertainment media via handheld consumer devices. Besides, the conference will also deliberate at the far-reaching development of satellite technology, which is benefiting industries from climate and weather forecasting to security, banking and healthcare. International and regional experts will examine key industry issues, the latest trends in launch services and the ever present space risks and mitigation during the common sessions on the first morning and the final session on Day 2. The forum will, however, split into joint or parallel session in between the common sessions, which run concurrently entitled SpaceTECH and Advanced SATCOM. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one of the major oil producers of the world, is a modern cosmopolitan city renowned for its broad avenues, tall buildings, bustling shopping centers, and well laid-out parks and gardens. Abu Dhabi International Airport connects the city well with several international airlines operating direct and indirect coach class flight and business class flights to Abu Dhabi from various cities around the world. Flights from major cities in the United States usually take 13 to 17 hours to reach Abu Dhabi, depending on the city of departure. Travelers from the US should contact their travel agent to book airline tickets for cheap rates and opt to fly business class to Abu Dhabi for a comfortable visit as the flight would be long haul. Visitors can also take a flight of Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of UAE, as it connects many important international destinations.
The exhibitors at the GSSF will get a remarkable platform to showcase their latest innovations and technical advancements before the key players in the industry. The exhibits to be displayed at the event will include space exploration systems; ground systems, software & equipment; earth observation systems & applications; satellite communication technology & applications; GIS, GPS, precise positioning & navigation systems; miniature satellites; satellite operators; satellite system integrators; consumer satellite services; and IT solutions & ancillary services. Visitors from the US cities of New York and Chicago eager to attend the GSSF can consider booking business class seats on Etihad Airways as it operates direct flights. Don’t miss this significant event as you will get an opportunity to join key decision makers as they discuss technology and economic policy that will fundamentally transform the industry.