The Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) will hold its 2014 annual meeting in San Juan Jan. 27-29 at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, bringing together cable and telecommunications executives from the region for educational sessions, networking opportunities and exhibitions.
Some 300 people are expected to attend the annual meeting, which is the 31st one held since the nonprofit organization was established in 1983. Naji Khoury, president of Liberty Puerto Rico, is a member of the CCTA’s board.
“We are always excited to return to Puerto Rico for this meeting,” said Board Chair Beulah Jonis, who is the managing director of St. Maarten Cable TV. “The CCTA was originally formed by two companies from Puerto Rico and one from the U.S. Virgin Islands, so we hold the annual meeting in Puerto Rico every other year.”
“We have some exceptional speakers this year, and are anticipating an excellent turnout from both the cable and telecommunications companies in the region and the programmers and vendors that provide the services used by our members,” she added.
The keynote speaker for the 2014 Annual Meeting is Cheng Wu, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Azuki Systems. He will be speaking on “Surviving the Cloud TV Tsunami” and sharing his breakthrough thinking about television of the future. Wu was included in Interactive Week Magazine’s “Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet” list in 2000, and named the “Key Industry Player” by the Massachusetts Telecom Council in 2002.
Other speakers at the Caribbean Show include Andres Capdevila, systems engineer with Harmonic Inc., who will discuss “Ultra High Definition Television;” Daniel Howard, senior vice president of the Society of Cable Television Engineers, who will give an overview of “HFC Network Readiness for DOCSIS 3.1;” Barry Maher, noted author and speaker, who will delve into “Slicing through the Noise: Powerful Communication for Leadership and Professional Success;” and Aaron Wesley Means of Activate Business Solutions who will discuss “Growing Your Business with Engagement Marketing.”
The Exhibit Hall will feature more than 80 companies that provide services to the cable and telecommunications companies in the region. The exhibitors range from well-known organizations that provide television channels and programs to companies that provide technical equipment and expertise to cable operators. The Exhibit Hall will be open Jan. 28-29.