Have you started the countdown until the Caribbean Show on January 27th? There are just two months left between now and the expiration of the best rates for registration and hotel room. Registrations are already being received for the 2014 Annual Meeting and the best spaces in the Exhibit Hall are being reserved. The Advance rates for registration and exhibit space end on January 7, and payments must be received by that date to qualify for them. All the documents you need for attending and participating in the conference are linked to this newsletter, so take a look! The CCTA secured a great room rate at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, but it expires on January 4. So use the provided link to make your reservations now.
The theme for the 2014 Annual Meeting is 'Trade Winds: Cable in the Caribbean." All of us realize that our industry is evolving rapidly (think gale-force winds), so our speakers for the Annual Meeting will target new directions and expectations. We are pleased to announce that Chin-Cheng Wu, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Azuki Systems, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, January 28. Mr. Wu was named to InteractiveWeek Magazine's "Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet" list in 2000. He has recently received a lot of press for his company's software solutions for delivering video to smartphones and tablets. This will be one interesting keynote address!
Two other top-notch speakers are also confirmed for the Annual Meeting's Marketing/Management Sessions. We are pleased to welcome back Barry Maher, nationally-known author and speaker, who will provide his expertise on "Slicing through the Noise: Powerful Communication for Leadership and Professional Success." Mr. Maher's presentation will be given on Wednesday, January 29.
Aaron Wesley Means, dynamic speaker and owner of the Activate marketing firm in North Carolina, will be speaking on "Engagement Marketing", or how to engage clients and potential clients in your products and services. Mr. Means will be speaking on Tuesday, January 28.
Look for continuous updates on the Annual Meeting as further speakers are confirmed and exhibitors sign up. Be sure to check out the "Important Deadlines", so that you don't miss the best rates we're touting. Everything these days has an expiration date, and so do the best prices for participating in the Annual Meeting.
Did you know...
...that the unofficial mascot of Puerto Rico is a tiny tree frog known as the coqui? The amphibian, which is about an inch long and brown in color, has a very distinctive chirp that can be heard for miles. Actually, there are more than 16 different varieties of the frog on Puerto Rico. The males of two of the species produce the unforgettable 'coqui' chirp, as they sing from dusk to dawn in an effort to attract mates.