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Ben Kozuch  will be in Dubai as part of CABSAT's post production programme.
Ben Kozuch will be in Dubai as part of CABSAT’s post production programme.

The 21st edition of CABSAT will roll out an expanded schedule of sector-specific conferences, training programmes and seminars

As part of its mandate to fuel regional companies’ growth in the MENA, CABSAT 2015 will feature a series of world-class knowledge exchange initiatives including the second annual CABSAT & NAB Show Collaborative Conference, the inaugural Middle East Post Production Training Conference, the GVF Satellite Hub Summit and the Content Delivery Seminar.

The CABSAT & NAB Show Collaborative Conference will see more than 40 global media industry thought leaders deliver compelling real-life case studies on disruptive technologies, the transition to digital broadcasting and monetising multi-platform services. In total, 16 sessions will feature voices from regional and global media houses – both visionary independents as well as mega corporations and blue-chip companies.

Future Media Concepts, the company behind CABSAT’s Post Production Conference brings its expertise in the field of training for Adobe, Apple, Avid and Autodesk to the show.

Ben Kozuch, President and Co-founder of Future Media Concepts says the CABSAT Conference will feature the most popular and well-attended topics from NAB and introduce them in Dubai with the same certified instructors: “The goal is to create an effective mix of software and techniques to bring the most efficient and diverse two days of training.

“We assume that local professionals are savvy on their tools but are mainly self-taught. The advantage of learning from certified trainers is that it maximises their efficiency and creativity on theoritical software. Attendees will walk away with few good tips from each session they can apply to their very next project. In addition, attendees will be able to add new tools to their toolset and expand the scope of creative services they provide.”

The sessions are geared for intermediate level professionals with two to four years of experience.

“Not each topic will be news, but we ensure that one can take away a few good tips from each session. By the end of the two days, attendees will have acquired a long list of new techniques they can apply to their daily work. In addition, benchmarking with other professionals and comparing practices is always efficient and rewarding,” he adds.

The changing role of the editor will be addressed at the workshops in view of the rapid advances in technology with the lines between professions blurring. This calls for editors to constantly expand their skills.