Take advantage of advance registration savings for the CCTA 2014 Annual Meeting! (October 2013)

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino

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! 

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Categories: News, Events, CCTA Wavelengths 2013


CCTA Wavelengths News & Notes (June 2013)


CCTA Announces the 2013 Technical Training Sessions

Coming to San Juan July 16, 17 and 18 - don't miss out! The CCTA has just released the registration materials for its annual Technical Training, which will take place from 8am to 5pm on three days: Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 17; and Thursday, July 18. This very popular training usually attracts more than 100 installers, technicians, engineers, supervisory staff and managers from the association's Active Members (cable operators) in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

The Technical Training is available at no cost to employees of the association's Active Members. The CCTA will provide the training and daytime meals (breakfast, morning break, lunch and afternoon break) for each participant, but transportation, dinner and hotel expenses are the responsibility of each attendee. For other individuals wishing to attend the training, there will be a reasonable daily fee to cover meal and administrative expenses. For representatives of Associate Members, the daily fee is $100. For representatives of non-member companies, the daily fee is $140.

Associate Director John T. Kurpinski, Sr., has finalized details of the schedule, which will include three full days of training modules presented by experts in cable industry technology and engineering. Companies and organizations providing trainers are Aurora Networks, Choice Cable TV, CommScope, Incospec Communications, PPC, Tarpon Communications, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, and Worldwide Supply. The CCTA Board is very appreciative of these contributions to the association and the industry. Click here for a copy of the schedule.

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Category: CCTA Wavelengths 2013


CCTA Wavelengths News & Notes (January 2013)


Thanks to All Who Attended the CCTA's 2013 Annual Meeting in Bermuda!

Who can forget Alan Smith dancing with the Gombeys at the Welcome Cocktail Party, or the incredible tour of Bermuda hosted by the Department of Tourism, or Mike Carrosquilla and Patrick Harrell belting out some great songs at the Farewell Cocktail Party?

From beginning to end, the CCTA's 2013 Annual Meeting was filled with unforgettable moments and great business opportunities.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Southampton. This was the first Annual Meeting on lovely Bermuda, and 301 industry people were on hand to sample the island's world-famous hospitality and participate in three days of networking and educational activities. The attendees represented 160 companies, firms, and organizations from 22 distinct countries and territories.

2013 Annual Meeting Highlights

Exploring the theme of "Caribbean Meets the Future of Cable TV", the Annual Meeting boasted excellent speakers and of-the-moment topics. Keynote Speaker Joe Jensen of Block Communications and Buckeye Cablevision offered one perspective on the evolving platforms of cable operators.

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CCTA Wavelengths News & Notes (July 2012)


More about our Annual Meetings

As mentioned in the first quarterly newsletter of the year, attendance at the 2012 Annual Meeting set a new record of 414 participants. On all levels, the meeting was a success. One of the benefits of being a member of the CCTA is having access to the full list of attendees with contact information. If you are a representative of a CCTA member, either an Active or Associate member company, you may receive a copy of the Excel spreadsheet containing this data. Please contact Executive Director Andrea L. Martin via e-mail at info@cctanet.com requesting the list. Please remember that this privilege is reserved for members only.

News about the upcoming 2013 Annual Meeting

Fairmont Southamton Resort on lovely BermudaThe Fairmont Southampton Resort in BermudaMany regular attendees of the CCTA's Annual Meetings are already inquiring about the dates and venue for the 2013 meeting. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2013 Annual Meeting will be held from January 22 to 24 at the Fairmont Southampton Resort on Bermuda. Active Member Bermuda CableVision will be the host system for our first visit to this beautiful island. Based on a theme of the "Caribbean Meets the Future of Cable TV," sessions and speakers will be selected to provide information on the changing landscape of the industry. Suggestions on specific topics and presenters are always welcome, and can be sent to the Executive Director or any member of the Board of Directors. Registration materials will be available by the end of October, but it’s not too early to book travel to Bermuda. The Fairmont Southampton has extended its unbelievably low rate of $185 to three days before and three days after our Annual Meeting. All you need to bring are some colorful Bermuda shorts!

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