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April 07, 2009

Steve Jones
(202) 222-2373

Reinaldo Llano
(407) 210-3178

Florida Cable Connections Adds New Partner

CTAM Florida, FCTA & Association of Cable Communicators
Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Greater Value to their Members

Orlando, Fla. (April 7, 2009) -  

The Cable and Television Association of Marketing in Florida (CTAM Florida), the Florida Cable Telecommunications Association (FCTA)  and the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) are pleased to announce a unique partnership that will deliver greater value to their members at this year's Florida Cable Connection conference at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne on June 18-19, 2009.

The ACC has agreed to host a communications educational track on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at the Florida Cable Connection, and will provide a registration scholarship (valued at $100 each) for up to thirty (30) ACC members to attend the Thursday conference events.  For an additional $25, ACC members can also register to attend sessions the next day.  Selected scholarships recipients will be responsible for their own travel expenses. Interested ACC Members can contact Steve Jones at for more information about how to receive a registration scholarship.

"Collaboration is key in today's economic environment, so we are pleased to partner with CTAM Florida" said Steve Jones, Executive Director of ACC.  "A key ACC objective for 2009 is to host regional events for our members throughout the U.S.  The Florida Cable Connection lent itself nicely to meeting this objective while providing additional benefits to our members.

"CTAM Florida is all about strategic partnerships that generate value for our members, so this is the second of a few more to come" said Reinaldo Llano, President of CTAM Florida.  "We recognize that in this economic environment, we have to provide meaningful opportunities for our members to learn from, and connect with, each other, while having fun."

"We are thrilled to have the ACC as a partner in this first ever Florida regional event," said Janice Caluda, Vice President of Operations of the FCTA.  "Their presence at this year's event will add tremendous value to the overall program."

In January 2009, the FCTA and CTAM Florida joined forces to organize the first ever "Florida Cable Connection." CTAM Florida and FCTA have a longstanding commitment to excellence through education and FCC is a continuation of this commitment. A coordinated industry initiative, guided by the Board of Directors of both organizations, Florida Cable Connection will provide member organizations and industry-supporting companies in Florida a consolidated regional event in a single location. Through Florida Cable Connection, participants will be able to experience a broader view of the industry.

Early registration for the Florida Cable Connection with special pricing of $125.00 for Members and $160.00 for Non-Members is available to the first 120 registrations through April 30th, or until capacity is reached.   For more information visit Florida Cable Connection.  Hotel rooms are currently available at a rate of $189.00 per night.  Reservations can be made by calling (888) 564-8660 and referencing CTAM Florida.  Attendees can also book online by entering the following code CTACTAA.  Please note that the deadline for making your room reservations is Monday, May 25th. 

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About ACC:

The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) is the only national, professional organization specifically addressing the issues, needs and interests of the cable industry's communications and public affairs professionals. Formerly known as the Cable Television Public Affairs Association (CTPAA), its mission is to develop and promote cable communications excellence through professional development to help achieve industry and corporate goals. ACC works to enhance each member's status and influence through skill building and professional development. For more information on ACC, go to 

About CTAM Florida:

CTAM Florida, a chapter of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, is dedicated to helping the cable business grow. As a non-profit professional association, CTAM Florida provides marketing education and networking opportunities to more than 200 members in the state of Florida, through conferences, webinars, regional meet the operator events, and   CTAM also facilitates unified, national cooperative marketing efforts on behalf of its corporate members, such as the Cable Movers Hotline (SM), Business Services Initiative, and On Demand Consortium. Consumers can learn about cable's advanced services and see offers from their local providers at the CTAM-supported (SM)

About the FCTA:

The Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, in its 40+ years of service, is dedicated to representing our member companies and their over 6 million customers before the Florida Legislature, the Florida Public Service Commission, and all offices of state and national government.  The FCTA is also dedicated to showcasing our industry as the premier provider of innovations for, investment in, and involvement with the total broadband telecommunications community. To learn more about the FCTA, visit

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