Pacific Telecommunications Council

Program Participant FAQ

Conference Registration

Q: I am participating in a Keynote or an Executive Insight Roundtable session. How do I register for PTC’14?

A: Please contact to request your registration link.

Q: I am participating in a Workshop, Roundtable, Industry Briefing, and/or Topical session. How do I register for PTC’14?

A: Please use the registration link Jamie Wan-Lopaz sent you via email. If you did not receive a registration link, please email

As a Workshop, Roundtable, Industry Briefing, and/or Topical Session participant, you are eligible to receive a discounted registration rate. Please note the relevant registration rates and deadlines below:

31 August 2013 US$500
16 December 2013 US$550
17 December 2013–onsite US$700

Q: I am a faculty member or student. Do I register with the Program Participant rate?

A: As a faculty member, you are eligible for the Faculty rate. For more information, please visit the Registration Categories & Costs webpage.

Students are eligible for the Student rate listed on the Registration Categories & Costs webpage. Please note the student registration does not include lunch tickets. Lunch tickets are available for an additional US$18 per day on the days that lunch is served (unless sponsored).

Q: Can I still register for PTC’14 if my visa approval is pending?

A: PTC strongly urges program participants to register for the conference as early as possible because registration rates increase as the conference dates nears. In the event you are unable to secure your visa, PTC will refund your full registration fee with no cancellation charges (if applicable).

Hotel Accommodations

Q: How do I reserve my hotel (sleeping) room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort?

A: Visit the PTC’14 Hotel Webpage to reserve your guest sleeping room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort. Discounted room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis to PTC’14 registrants.

Q: Do I have to stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort?

A: Participants may stay at any hotel of their choosing. However, discounted room rates are only available at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort. Many participants find the conference venue to be a convenient option because most of the conference events and receptions are held there.

Program Participant Breakfast and Pre-Session Meeting

Q: Do I need to attend any events other than my session?

A: Yes. In addition to your session, please attend that day’s Program Participant Breakfast as well as your session’s Pre-Session Meeting. You will receive the relevant details for both events from the Secretariat, if you have not yet received them.

Presentation Slides/Paper

Q: May I submit presentation slides for use during my session?

A: Presentations may be accepted for some sessions depending on the preferences of each moderator. If a presentation is submitted, please download the Permission Release Form and return the completed form to

Q: When is the deadline to submit presentation slides and papers?

A: The deadline to submit all presentation materials is Monday, 6 December 2013. Your materials must be accompanied by a signed copy of the Permission Release Form. If you are unable to meet the deadline, please contact to request an extension.

Q: I would like to publish my paper in another journal or present the same materials at another conference. Does PTC have any restrictions?

A: PTC does not restrict the publication of the paper or the presentation of the same materials at another event after the work has been presented at PTC’14. Please note the presentation slides and/or research paper will be published on the conference website and included in the Conference Proceedings CD-ROM.

Speaker Substitutions

Q: Can I offer a suggested speaker substitution if I am unable to attend?

A: To suggest a substitution, please contact the PTC Secretariat or the session/workshop organizer with the substitute speaker’s job title, department, organization, and short 100-word bio. Please note PTC and/or the session’s organizer(s) reserve the right to decline the substitution.

Any substitutions made after the PTC’14 Program Guide has been printed will only be reflected on the online program and mobile app.

Q: How do I transfer my registration to the substitute speaker?

A: If both speakers work at the same company, PTC will transfer the registration and provide a receipt of transfer.
If the two speakers work for different organizations, PTC will refund the registration fee and provide a receipt of cancellation to the original speaker. PTC will provide the substitute speaker his/her own link to register.

PTC'14 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Tata Communications

Platinum Sponsors

Bharti Airtel Ciena Ciena Equinix O3b

Gold Sponsors

CITIC Telecom InternationalCITIC Telecom International CPC LimitedCenturyLinkChina TelecomChina Unicom AmericasComcast Wholesale ServicesHutchison Global CommunicationsInfineraLevel 3 CommunicationsPCCW GlobalPacnetShaw BusinessTridentVerizon Global Wholesaletw telecom

Silver Sponsors

CoreSiteDeutsche TelekomIEEEIEEEKTPacific Digital Signs

Bronze Sponsors

ATLANTIC-ACMBiznet NetworksBTDBL TelecomMitsubishi ElectricPaul HastingsRedcomSSLSubOpticTelecom Italia SparkleTelusTransaction Network ServicesVodafone