The participation of French companies in the CABSAT MENA exhibition has increased dramatically since 2007, according to the French agency for international business development, UBIFRANCE.
Seventeen companies were present at the French pavilion in the 2009 exhibition, up from just seven exhibitors in 2007.
A spokesperson for UBIFRANCE said Dubai is considered to be a regional hub for the broadcasting industry, with many large French broadcast technology companies already operating there in cooperation with local businesses.
The spokesperson claimed the reason behind the increase in French participation at CABSAT was due to the event’s regional importance, and said the event was the perfect platform for organisations to showcase technology and know-how.
The French pavilion features various broadcasting technology companies such as Thales, AETA Audio Systems, Isosytem and Tonna.