SES CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh: Why I’m not attending Satellite 2017

by Peter B. de Selding

Credit: MET Laboratories/Satellite 2017


The annual Satellite conference and exhibition in Washington has become a major venue for the satellite industry. But this year, the chief executive of satellite fleet operator SES — one of the two biggest commercial operators worldwide — will not be attending.

Chief Executive Karim Michel Sabbagh explained his reasoning.

Why aren't you going to the Washington satellite conference?

We have a lot of things going on in March that were planned well ahead so it is part of the operational priorities that we are rolling up in 2017. We knew nine months . . .

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