Subsea Americas: Overview

Subsea Americas 2020

17-18 November 2020, Washington D.C, United States


170+ Subsea Professionals

85+ Companies

20+ Countries

Subsea Americas is the only submarine event that focuses exclusively on cables connecting or landing in North, South & Central America. It will take place on 10 - 12 December at Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

As new cable builds are being commissioned from Europe, Africa and Asia to land in the Americas, the region is now a hotbed for international cable investment for carriers, content providers and private investors. Subsea Americas will allow you to join the conversation with the industry leaders spearheading these new cable builds, along with global data centres, vendors, IXPs, financers and lawyers who play a fundamental role in the optimisation of these new developments. The event will allow you to network with key stakeholders as they look to connect with their next submarine partner.


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Subsea Americas is moving to Washington, D.C.,

Subsea Americas 2019 will once more unite the subsea community of the Americas region, but this time at a brand new location. The event will take place at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. this December. With Virginia becoming one of the Americas’ most active hubs for subsea connectivity and the most transatlantic cables being anchored at Virginia beach, the area is the digital port of the region with excellent opportunities for doing business with the subsea industry.

Subsea Americas 2019 highlights

Women in Subsea

Women in Subsea Workshop

Subsea Americas will see the return of the Women in Subsea Initiative. Women in Subsea is a dedicated interactive workshop tasked with the overarching objective to create an environment that encourages knowledge sharing, promoted diversity and encourages a trading of skills.
The forum’s objective in Washington, D.C. is to focus on the process of identifying a career mentor and exploring how the industry can inspire young engineers to consider subsea as a career path.To hear more or RSVP, please email

Subsea Americas hyperscaler

Keynote Panel: Partnering with Hyperscalers

There is a disconnect between the needs of the cable companies and those of the hyperscalers when it comes to approaching a new project.

Cable companies require investment to build a cable, and the hyperscalers have established business needs which aren’t addressed. How can companies approach this conversation in a more constructive manner?

On this panel, representatives from Antel, Aqua Comms, China Telecom Americas, Facebook, Seaborn Networks, Telxius and Zayo Group will discuss their experiences and needs when it comes to approaching this conversation.

Regulatory Focus

Regulatory Focus

New to Subsea Americas for 2019, senior representatives from the Federal Communications Commission, the Virginia Beach Government, and boutique law firm Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis will example the current regulatory and legislative Subsea landscape in the Americas.

On the morning of day one, Raymond White, Business Development Coordinator at the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development will examine the city’s status as a digital port, and the work it does to attract Subsea investment from far and wide.

That afternoon, Kent Bressie, Partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP will analyse the state of play of US regulatory restrictions and how they are affectiving connectivity in the Americas.

Finally on Day Two, Denise Coca, Division Chief of the International Bureau's Telecommunications Division at the FCC will provide an update on the work that the Bureau is doing to develop international telecommunications policy and license international telecommunications facilities including submarine cables.

Subsea Americas LATAM

Spotlight on Latin America and the Caribbean

With a dedicated session on the subsea trends across the Latin American continent and the Caribbean, Subsea Americas 2019 will provide all attendees the opportunity to hear about the new cables launching along both the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, an update on regional pricing trends and who the new players are entering the market. In this session, C-Level executives from Sparkle Americas, Digicel and Angola Cables will look at key infrastructure developments in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Don't just take our word for it...

"My expectations for this year are that I will once again gain further in-depth insights from industry peers in both the informal networking environment, but also from the various matter-expert speakers on the overall state of play in the subsea space, as well as regional developments across the Americas. Truly exciting times with new subsea links across the pond combined with other continental connections."
Paul Scott, Senior Advisor, C&W NETWORKS

"I’m looking forward to participating again this year during what is a very exciting time in the subsea market."
Alasdair Wilkie, CTO, DEEP BLUE CABLE

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Get Involved

From speaking and exhibiting, to just attending as a delegate or hosting a drinks reception, there are many exciting ways to get involved in this year’s Subsea Americas.

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