Dear Partner,

I’m happy to wind down this busy year of business with this last edition of our newsletter for 2017. To start, I would very much like to thank Sahil Suri who led our Channel Partner team for the past two years and who is now taking on a new responsibility in another Airbus business line. I wish him all the best. I am honored to take over this responsibility and pleased to launch a new reseller program in early January 2018 to continue improving on our services. More information will follow through face-to-face meetings and a roadshow from the team beginning in 2018, so please stay tuned.

In this edition, we will introduce you to GeoNorth Information Systems (GNIS). GNIS is a longtime Airbus Reseller and Direct Receiving Station partner located in Alaska, USA who serves their local community and beyond. We would also like to congratulate the Ozius team from Australia for finishing 3rd on the Airbus Geo Challenge 2017.

During the last quarter of 2017, we participated with you in several events organized in the regions. Be sure to read the quick summaries of the 12th ESRI Eastern Africa User Conference in Tanzania and the conference organized by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development in Kenya.

As always, we are pleased to hear your comments, suggestions and ideas to further improve our offer and communication. Feel free to share your thoughts with your local Airbus representative.

I and the entire team take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very happy holiday and new year.

Happy reading!

Fabrice Rodriguez
Head of Reseller Growth

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