WASHINGTON, DC – February 1, 2017 – 

A new manager and new approach is coming to the industry’s foremost conference.

Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc. (SubTel Forum) ­ – one of the premier news sources for the submarine fibre industry – is pleased to announce that it will manage the organization and staging of SubOptic 2019, which will be held in New Orleans on 8-11 April 2019.

The partnership with SubTel Forum reflects a new method by SubOptic that will produce the best conference experience yet for future participants, allowing SubOptic to concentrate on building a program that will provide maximum value to the industry – supported by a professional event manager with experience in this field, handling logistics for the event.

North America was a natural choice following SubOptic’s tradition of venue rotation across the globe – previously Dubai in 2016, Paris in 2013, Yokohama in 2010 and Baltimore in 2007.

“SubTel Forum is honored to manage SubOptic, an event I’ve personally attended each year since it was held in 1993 in Versailles,” said Submarine Telecoms Forum Publisher and President Wayne Nielsen.  “We are looking forward to continuing its thirty-year tradition in the spirit and high standards the association and its members deserve.”

About SubOptic

SubOptic Association (www.suboptic.org) is a non-profit international organization active in the undersea communications industry. It is best known for the conference it organizes, the longest running and most comprehensive in the world covering this industry, and widely considered as the global summit of the submarine cable community. Hosted by Ciena, SubOptic 2019 will be the tenth in the series and will be held in New Orleans on April 8-11, 2019.

About Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc.

Submarine Telecom Forum, Inc. (www.stf-inc.comis a media company located in the United States that serves thousands of readers in over 100 countries. The Company publishes an independent commercial bi-monthly e-magazine and complimentary digital and print publications that discuss and analyze the submarine telecommunications cable industry.  Its operating divisions provide data-driven business intelligence services, organize and manage conferences, and offer print and digital resources.

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Kristian Nielsen

Vice President

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