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ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium (DBS) 2018 concludes in Kuala Lumpur

After welcoming and hosting over a thousand delegates from around the world who learned, networked and gained valuable industry insight, ABU’s highly successful three-day DBS has ended today in Kuala Lumpur.

The event saw exhibitors, speakers, panel discussion members and business leaders meeting and discussing topics ranging from using the latest make-up techniques in a high definition TV environment, to the latest in satellite broadcast technology.

The lessons-learned, friendships and partnerships reinforced during the event will provide long-lasting benefits to exhibitors, participants and speakers. Participants took away valuable insight and information highly relevant to their industry and professions.

In testament to the relevance of DBS to the industry, Bernie O’Neill, Project Director at WorldDAB stated on the last day of the event: “ABU DBS has been a great success for WorldDAB – we’ve had meetings with radio stakeholders from several countries across the region and gathered a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities radio broadcasters are facing, and how WorldDAB can best support them, as they progress on digitising radio. What’s clear is that each country has its own unique set of issues and challenges, which tells us that a tailored approach is what is needed, and we look forward to working with our colleagues in the region towards helping to guarantee radio’s dominant position in the Asian media landscape.”

Here is the DBS in numbers:
16 Sponsors
7 Media Partners
52 Booths
40 Exhibitors
60 Sponsors, Exhibitors and Partners from 20 countries
72 Speakers
415 Visitors

Building on the success of the DBS event in 2017, this year’s DBS exceeded the number of participants from last year. The next ABU DBS will be held 4-7 March 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.