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Save these dates: 2014 Technical Training and 2015 Meeting! (Spring 2014)

And the answer to the big question is...Jamaica!

The stunning Jamaica Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego BayThat's right, the 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, next February! The Board of Directors recently made the decision to head to Jamaica for the first time in the CCTA's history. The site hotel will be the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa (located right on the beach), while the Exhibit Hall and several sessions will be held at the beautiful Montego Bay Convention Centre just down the road. The exact dates of the three-day Annual Meeting are February 3, 4 and 5, 2015. So Save Those Dates. The host cable system will be General Satellite Network, so be prepared to enjoy some great Jamaican hospitality. More details on the 2015 Annual Meeting will be available later this year.Views of the expansive Montego Bay Convention Centre

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CCTA Wavelengths News & Notes (Summer 2014)

More Details on the 2015 Annual Meeting

Since the CCTA announced that the 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, interest in the meeting and venue has skyrocketed. The board of directors recently approved the schedule for the three-day meeting, which will be held in two locations - Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Montego Bay Convention Centre.


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CCTA 2014 Annual Meeting Another Resounding Success (Winter 2014)

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What a way to end January! If you were lucky enough to attend the CCTA's 2014 Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, AND avoid the record-setting U.S. blizzard, then you can be considered a strategic and planning genius! You were one of the 381 wise individuals who traveled to the Caribbean from January 27 to 29 to participate in the CCTA's 31st Annual Meeting, which was the second largest in the organization's history. Way to go!

From beginning to end, the "Caribbean Show" was crammed with top-notch speakers, exhibitions, and social events designed for networking. There were 183 companies or organizations in attendance, representing 28 distinct nations or jurisdictions in North America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean. The vibe was upbeat and non-stop, just like the lively Puerto Rican salsa that played throughout the meeting.

The only sad moment came during the Annual Membership Meeting, when it was announced that Bill Ewing, Managing Director of The Cable St. Kitts, was retiring from the CCTA Board of Directors. After Bill's farewell comments, Alan Smith of Bermuda CableVision said, "There isn't a dry eye in the house", and that was exactly right.


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GOOD NEWS! CCTA 2014 Meeting Advance Hotel and Registration Rates extended to January 17! (January 2014)

Due to challenges with weather delays and holiday schedules, we've extended the deadline for the considerably discounted advance hotel room rate of $199 per night (plus taxes and fees), AND special advance registration fees, through January 17. If you haven't already signed up, now is your chance to immerse yourself in the newest technology and latest critical updates in the field of cable and telecommunications (as well as the warm sunshine and welcoming hospitality of our host island, Puerto Rico!). You won't want to miss the year's most important meeting or the opportunity to connect with current industry associates, meet new entrants into the Caribbean market, and hear from some of the country's leading experts. But don't procrastinate, because the extended discounted rates offer ends on January 17... after which, the very attractive advance registration rates will be "adios" forever.

To refresh your memory, here's the line-up of our outstanding speakers to date (with additional presenters' confirmations pending):

    Aaron Wesley Means
"Engagement Marketing"
January 28
Daniel Howard
"HFC Network Readiness for DOCSIS 3.1"
January 28
Cheng Wu
Keynote Speaker
January 28
Andres Capdevila
"Ultra High Definition Television"
January 29
Barry Maher
"Slicing through the Noise: Powerful Communication for Leadership and Professional Success"
Wednesday, January 29



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Speakers and Sessions Updates for the CCTA 2014 Annual Meeting! (November 2013)

The CCTA is pleased to announce that the schedule of speakers and sessions for the 2014 Annual Meeting has been finalized, with the addition of two Technical Topics!

Chin-Cheng Wu

Andres Capdevila

Aaron Wesley Means
Joining Chin-Cheng Wu, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Azuki Systems, Barry Maher, nationally-known author and speaker, and Aaron Wesley Means, dynamic speaker and owner of the Activate marketing firm, are Andres Capdevila and Daniel Howard.
Mr. Capdevila, the Pre-Sales Group Manager of the Caribbean and Latin American region for Harmonic, Inc., will present an abstract on "Ultra High Definition Television" on Tuesday, January 28.
Mr. Howard, who is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of the SCTE, will discuss "HFC Network Readiness for DOCSIS 3.1" during his session on Wednesday, January 29.
All five speakers are top-notch in their fields and will provide significant information for the cable industry during their presentations. Don't miss any of them!
Daniel HowardBarry Maher

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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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