For the very first event of PTC '14, so early in fact that the conference hasn't officially started, the Submarine Telecoms industry is coming together for a workshop, organized by SubOptic.  The event is featuring seven presenters sharing on various topics, moderated by Paul McCann, Managing Director of McCann Consulting International.  Presenters are as follows:

Eric Handa, CEO, APTelecom, USA

John Hibbard, CEO, Hibbard Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

Amr Eid, COO, Gulf Bridge International, Qatar

Dean Veverka, Director, Network & VP, Operations, Southern Cross Cable Network, Australia

Kent Bressie, Partner, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, USA

Co-presenters:

Paul Holthus, Founding CEO & President, World Ocean Council,

Rhett Butler, Interim Director, Hawaii Institute for Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii, USA

“Part 1 of the PTC’14's Submarine Cable Workshop will set the scene for the next exciting 2½ hours of the Naked Truth! It will provide delegates with the latest updates in cable developments with a region by region review spanning the globe. Our experts will then delve deeper into stimulating topics including insight into the latest developments in regards to submarine cable O&M including cable-ship maintenance, followed by the hottest regulatory updates and an update on green cable initiatives!” ~ PTC.org