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About SubOptic 2017-09-07T17:42:36+00:00

Now bringing you more than just a great Conference

After thirty years of successful events, SubOptic Association is reinventing itself to improve and expand the services it provides to the subsea cable industry. In addition to staging the renowned SubOptic conferences – the next to be held in New Orleans in April, 2019 – the association is widening its scope while opening membership to all participants in the sector, with the aim of becoming the industry’s global trade association.

SubOptic is also in the process of changing the way it organizes the conferences.  In the past, we relied on a member of the association to volunteer for the task.  Now, we are bringing in a professional event management organization, STF Events, to take responsibility for managing all the logistics. In its new role, the Host – Ciena for 2019 – will serve as lead sponsor rather than organizer.  SubOptic will still retain complete editorial and program development responsibility, to ensure the conference truly remains, “For the industry – by the industry”.

Until a new Executive Committee is elected in April 2019, a transitional EC under the current President, Yves Ruggeri is hard at work to put in place the new constitution and association structure.

With the draft Constitution now being ratified, and the terms of membership set, we warmly invite all those active in the subsea cable community to become part of the revamped SubOptic. We are pleased to announce that since January, 2017, 30 companies have responded to the invitation to join the new SubOptic, for a total of 50. Whether you have already joined or are considering membership, please be our guests at a special members welcome event coinciding with PTC 2018.

Please watch this space for more information – we’ll be keeping you posted!