Sunday, 21 January 2018
Location: Mid-Pacific Conference Center, Coral 1 & 2
When PTC started 40 years ago, satellite communications throughout the Pacific (and world) were fundamental to connectivity. Since then, tremendous developments in the submarine cable industry have resulted in a massive shift of the world’s international telecommunications traffic from satellite to cable connectivity. These cables are now, unequivocally, critical infrastructure, pivotal to the transformation of a global economy reliant on the Internet, data communications, and the global cable network.
At PTC’18, our annual, “can’t miss” Submarine Cables Day will commence on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the Submarine Cable Workshop and Luncheon. The Workshop will feature expert speakers who will look at what critical developments are currently occurring in regions around the world, industry legends will share their thoughts about why undersea cables are so critical to today’s world, and experts will consider the challenges and methods to deliver cables on time and assure their continued availability. We will also consider what’s new on the legal and regulatory scene – and have a look at the status of our global marine maintenance fleet.
The Sunday Cable Luncheon Panel discussion will focus on evolving national & international regulation of the environment as it relates to international communication, and how these changes may affect our industry, and what stakeholders can specifically do to help influence evolving regulation.
Managing Director, Global Subsea Cable Business, EGS Survey Group
Hong Kong SAR China
Vice-President, Network Engineering, Facebook
President & Co-founder, APTelecom
Partner & Head, International Practice, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP
Professor, Antarctic Research Center, Victoria University
Senior High Seas Policy Advisor, Global Marine and Polar Program, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Adjunct Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey
Managing Partner, Pioneer Consulting, and General Manager, International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC)
Director, Networks & VP, Operations, Southern Cross Cable Network