Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister Abdullah Alswaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of CST

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H.E. Abdullah Alswaha

Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Saudi Arabia & Chairman, CST

About

The International Forum on Connecting the World from the Skies will return for a second edition on 25 – 26 November 2024, in Riyadh.

Hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia, the event will once again bring together policymakers, industry leaders, and technical experts from across the world to discuss the continued evolution of Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs) and the key role they are playing in shaping the future of global connectivity. With the increasing convergence of non-terrestrial and terrestrial connectivity that is being seen, the event will discuss the challenges and the opportunities ahead, exploring collaborative solutions that are emerging to deliver seamless connectivity and unlock a future of boundless possibilities. 

Seamless Connectivity for All

Towards WRC-27 & Beyond

D2D and Hybrid Connectivity

NTN, IoT, 5G & 6G Convergance

Space Economies and Emerging Markets

Lunar Connectivity

Security of NTN Networks

Space Sustainability

Competition on Non-Terrestrial Networks for B5G and 6G

The deadline for competition entries has now passed, they are in the process of being reviewed, and information on the winners will be shared here shortly.

Speakers

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H.E. Mohammed Altamimi

Governor, CST

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Mario Maniewicz

Director, BR, ITU

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H.E. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, South Africa

H.E. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

H.E. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister of Communications, Ghana

Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

H.E. Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Nigeria

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Sunil Bharti Mittal

Chairman, OneWeb

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Olayan Alwetaid

CEO, STC

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Yousef al Olayan

VP Information Technology, Saudi Aramco

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Valanathan Munsami

Senior Advisor, Saudi Space Agency (SSA)

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Philip Marnick

General Director, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain

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Gilles Bregant

CEO and Director General, ANFR France

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Rajeev Suri

CEO, Inmarsat & Chair, GSOA

Lacina Kone

Lacina Koné

Director General / CEO, Smart Africa Alliance

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Sara Spangelo

Senior Director, SpaceX

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Abdullah Al Kanhal

Chief Strategy Officer, STC

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Theodore Rappaport

Founder and Director, NYU Wireless

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Greg Wyler

Founder & Chairman, E-Space

Greg Ewert

Greg Ewert

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Intelsat & Vice President, HAPS Alliance

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Theodore Rappaport

Founder and Director, NYU Wireless

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Theodore Rappaport

Founder and Director, NYU Wireless

Agenda

You can view the agenda in your preferred time zone by selecting it from the list below.
Day 1
2022-11-08
Day 2
2022-11-09
Day 3
2022-11-10