SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 Draws 8,600-Plus

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) said this week’s Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans drew more than 8,600 attendees, which was down from 9,100 at last year’s show in Denver, but up 5% from the confab’s 2010 stay in New Orleans.

SCTE said paid full conference registrations at this year’s tech-fest rose 21%, and international attendance surpassed 1,100.

Additionally, the show floor featured nearly 400 exhibitors, in-line with the 2010 show in New Orleans, and a “slight increase” over last year’s Expo in the Mile High City. This year’s show also drew 66 vendors that took part at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo for the first time, SCTE said.

Big topics at this week’s event included DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi and other wireless technologies, cybersecurity, and progress made by the cable industry’s Energy 2020 initiative. Please visit Multichannel News’s show microsite for our extensive coverage from the week.

Next year’s show is set for Sept. 26-29 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. John Schanz, executive vice president and chief network officer of Comcast Cable Communications, has been tapped as program committee chairman for next year’s show.

“From packed educational workshops to the bustling show floor and the success of Expo Evening, the attendance and enthusiastic support for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 showed again why Expo is among SCTE’s most valued programs,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE, in a statement. “The active involvement of Pat Esser, the guidance of Balan Nair and the support of CableLabs, NCTA and our MSO and vendor partners helped to shape a program that brought tremendous value to all of our attendees.  We look forward to getting to work immediately with John Schanz and his team as we build on our success next year in Philadelphia.”