Subsea Americas: Overview
170+ Subsea Professionals
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 17 - 18 November 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.
Why is Washington D.C. the perfect location for Subsea Americas?
Subsea Americas 2020 will once more unite the subsea community of the Americas region at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. this November. 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.
What we covered in the 2019 event?
Subsea Americas saw 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. was 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.
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 discussed their experiences and needs when it comes to approaching this conversation.
New to Subsea Americas for 2019, senior representatives from the Federal Communications Commission, the Virginia Beach Government, and boutique law firm Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis exampled 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 examined 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 analysed 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 provided an update on the work that the Bureau is doing to develop international telecommunications policy and license international telecommunications facilities including submarine cables.
With a dedicated session on the subsea trends across the Latin American continent and the Caribbean, Subsea Americas 2019 provided 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 looked 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