The Pacific Telecommunications Council is an international community of members and non-profit organization. First organized in 1978 and incorporated in 1980, PTC is an international, non-profit, non-governmental membership organization.
Founded: 1980 Members: 1200 Membership dues: nonprofit (based on number of employees), $250-$675 annual; affiliate (non-voting), $250 annual; individual, $150 annual; for-profit (based on number of employees), $250-$3,600 annual; student (in developing country), $25 annual; student (in developed country), $65 annual. Staff: 8 Budget: $1,500,000 Description: Organizations and professionals involved as providers, users, policymakers, and analysts in telecommunications development in the Americas, Oceania, and Asia. Provides an open forum for discussion between governments, academia, and telecommunications users, planners, and providers of equipment and services. Organizes conferences and seminars to exchange views and information on telecommunication services and systems in the Pacific region. Addresses immediate and future-oriented telecommunications, information services/systems and broadcasting/multimedia issues. Conducts workshops on telecommunications skills; conducts research programs. Through a network of members extending across more than , PTC arrange a yearly the development and use of telecommunications and (information and communications technologies) to enhance the lives of people living in the .
PTC's members use telecom and ICT to improve , , , , , and the human condition in general. An environment for senior-level business networking draws thousands to Honolulu each January during the annual conference.
PTC’s conference, seminars, member programs and committees provide gathering points for communications professionals, educators, and students where they can share the latest knowledge about communications technology, services, and best practices.
PTC's aannual conference (PTC'09) held in Honolulu, Hawaii every January is a meeting place for telecom and ICT industry executives, professionals, government representatives, educators, regulators, lawyers, researchers and many others. This senior-level event attracts over 200 Presidents, Chief Executives and other top-level industry leaders along with over 500 "C-suite" and senior executives (COO, CTO, CFO, Executive Vice President, etc.) among the participants. PTC'09 Statistics
The annual conference provides an open forum and ready access to the highest levels of industry.
PTC is lead by a 14 member-elected Board of Governors that has the responsibilities of strategic development and fiduciary oversight. An Advisory Council of elected members and Board appointments provides valuable knowledge and industry experience to help guide the organization. The Secretariat, headed by the CEO, organizes the annual conference, seminars and other events as well as the day-to-day affairs of the Council.