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December 30, 2005
Contact:  Steve Jones
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Top Cable Executives Featured at FORUM 2006
�Cable at the Crossroads: Shaping Change in a Competitive World�


Washington, DC � Today the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA) announced several top cable executives who will participate in the general sessions of FORUM 2006, March 19-22 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. The general sessions will focus on the conference theme, �Cable at the Crossroads: Shaping Change in a Competitive World." They will provide insight on current marketplace dynamics, product mixes, competition and how the regulatory environment is changing and moving in new directions and the role of the public affairs executive within this mix

On Monday, March 20, the Opening General Session panel will feature five senior executives, they are: John Bickham, president, cable & communications, Cablevision Systems Corporation; Landel Hobbs, COO, Time Warner Cable; Neil Smit, CEO, Charter Communications; Abbe Raven, president & CEO, A&E Television Networks and David Zaslav, president, NBC Universal Cable. The moderator for this session will be confirmed at a later date.

Tuesday's general session on March 21, will focus on policy and will include an address from Kyle McSlarrow, president & CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, who will reflect on his first year at the helm of NCTA and the challenges for the industry in 2006 and beyond. Again, the moderator for this session will be confirmed at a later date.

FORUM is the cable industry's annual educational event dedicated to the issues facing public affairs professionals. The three-day program will feature general and breakout sessions on community relations, government relations, communications/technology, and public affairs fundamentals. Between 400 to 500 cable professionals are expected to attend.

For more information on FORUM 2006 or to register, please visit

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CTPAA is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's public affairs professionals. Its mission is to develop and promote public affairs excellence to help achieve industry, corporate and social goals. A strong advocate of the public affairs professional's participation in all aspects of corporate decision-making processes, CTPAA works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on CTPAA, go to


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