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
"HFC Network Readiness for DOCSIS 3.1"
"Ultra High Definition Television"
"Slicing through the Noise: Powerful Communication for Leadership and Professional Success"
Wednesday, January 29
The list of sponsors for the Annual Meeting keeps growing. We want to publicly acknowledge the following companies for their fantastic support: A+E Networks; Cable Technologies; Caribbean Cable Cooperative Ltd.; Choice Cable TV; CommScope; Crown Media Family Networks; Cycle30; Fox Networks; GulfCom; Home Box Office; Incospec Communications; Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico; Lorac Communications; MAXXIAN; Scripps Networks Interactive; Spectrum Engineering; Toner Cable Equipment; TVC Communications, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP. Some great sponsorship opportunities remain, so contact the CCTA's Executive Director if you want to be included in this illustrious group.
The Exhibit Hall is rapidly filling up as well. To whet your appetite, here is a list of exhibitors to date: ADTRAN; Advanced Media Technologies; Alpha Technologies; Antronix; Aurora Networks; Azuki Systems; Cable Technologies; CommScope; CommSoft; Conax; Crown Media Family Networks; Cycle30; Discovery Networks Latin America; Entone; Evertz Microsystems; Fox Networks; GLDS; GulfCom; Incospec Communications; Jones/NCTI; Laureate Online Education; Lorac Communications; MAXXIAN; Media Partners International; Power & Telephone Supply; Quality Cable & Electronics; RGB Networks; Rincon Technology; Scripps Networks Interactive; Spectrum Engineering; Toner Cable Equipment; Universal Remote Control and Vivicast Media.
Did you know...
... that the biggest holiday of the year on Puerto Rico is Three Kings' Day or "Día de los Tres Reyes Magos"? This holiday, which falls on January 6th each year, is bigger than Christmas for children, for it is on this eve that they will receive their gifts. The tradition is based on the Three Kings visiting the Christ Child and bearing him gifts. Children collect hay, straw or grass and place it in boxes or containers under their beds. This gesture is a gift of food for the Kings' horses (since there are no camels on Puerto Rico) while they rest in between deliveries. If a child has been good, he or she will receive candies, sweets or toys. However, if a child has been naughty, a lump of dirt or charcoal will be the reward. This tradition is much older than that of Santa's visit on Christmas Eve.
* Sponsors and Exhibitors listed are confirmed as of December 25.