September has been a busy month for our team here at Thuraya with a series of events across the Globe. While the AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit drew team members to Washington DC to discuss response strategies during humanitarian crises and natural disasters, the World Satellite Business week took our CEO to Paris, where he spoke about our next generation plans.
CEO Samer at World Satellite Business Week in Paris
Across the Mediterranean, a team was demonstrating how Thuraya keeps Africa, a region generally lacking in telecommunications infrastructure, secure and connected. Over the course of four days at AIDEX Africa in Nairobi, visitors were able to experience firsthand how our customized suites of solutions are helping local logistics, supply chains, business enterprises and NGOs.
Transcontinental Russia was on our radar as well, as we made our way to St. Petersburg for the second IT forum for the Russian oil and gas industry. Our topic of choice: Empowering the Digital Oilfield and how Thuraya’s mobile satcom technology makes oil and gas operations safer and much more productive.
The Second IT Form for Russian Oil & Gas Industry
We also supported three other international conferences during September. The Middle Eastern edition of the Offshore Patrol Vessels conference, in Bahrain, brought much interest to Thuraya’s maritime products. The World Vision Global Rapid Response Technology Exhibition in Kenya highlighted our voice and broadband solutions for first responders, relief missions, and search and rescue teams. And the PTExpo in Beijing showcased our entire range of maritime and broadband solutions, voice products and team from our Singaporean office.
The Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference, Bahrain
World Vision Global Rapid Response Technology Exhibition, Kenya
Closer to home, and as part of the Sohar education program launched by the UAE sailing federation, students at the Dubai Modern School enjoyed a very informative session about satellite communication technology and how it saves and improves lives.
#ThurayaGivesBack: Nurturing young talent
And even when we weren’t there our products definitely were. During the Zambian elections, 200 Thuraya XT-PRO satellite phones and Thuraya IP broadband terminals were used by the Electoral Commission of Zambia and its staff during the country’s presidential elections.