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Detailed Event Information For Andina Link 2013 Detailed Event Information For Andina Link 2013
Andina Link 2013 -- Audio/Visual Eq., Films/Videos, Telecommunications Eq., Telecommunications Services
Location/Date: Cartagena, Colombia 02/26/2013 - 02/28/2013
Event Summary:
Latin America has become one of the most important markets for cable television programming, industry equipment, and convergent technologies, and Andina Link, thanks to the growth of past years, has positioned itself as the main event of the pay television industry. With a population of over 200 million inhabitants, Latin America is one of the most attractive markets in the future of pay television and Andina Link 2013 is the place to be with its concomitant academic seminars, business workshops, FICA (the Ibero American Convergence and Audiovisual Forum), and Latin Screens (TV and film industries marketplace). Driven by a combination of new regulations, rising disposable income, and the availability of new delivery systems, including digital DBS (direct broadcast satellite) services, the Latin American region represents an important market for multi channel television. Andina Link has been uniting the telecommunications industries for 18 consecutive years. Andina Link brings together communication industries such as cable TV, convergent technologies and broadband, as well as, content production and technologies and the attendees come from all over South and Central America with the majority of the exhibitors coming from the United States. Andina Link's target industries are: cable TV and convergent technologies, broadband, wireless technology, internet, software, equipment, programming and channels, film and TV production, technology and equipment, and triple and quadruple play providers. While its target audiences are the cable operators of the Latin American region, technology distributors, programming and investors, productions companies, programming buyers, telecommunications companies, and telephony companies. And, as a result Andina Link attracts attendees from countries throughout the Latin American region including: Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Venezuela, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, among others.

Graylin Presbury, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-5158
Maria F. Gomez, TDC Events International

Phone: 305-772-2549
Carlos Suarez, Bogota
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 571-2752814