Fiber-to-the-Home Council Americas Selects SmithBucklin for Conference Management

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council Americas announced it has selected SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management and professional services company, to provide conference management services.

As a Council partner, SmithBucklin will organize the annual FTTH Conference & Expo, as well as regional workshops, the annual strategic planning meeting for the Council’s Premier members, and the annual conference of its Latin American Chapter.

“This is an exciting new relationship that we believe will add new and unique value to our events,” said Heather Burnett Gold, FTTH Council’s president. “With SmithBucklin’s unmatched resource base and innovative technologies in the areas of conference management, marketing, education and sales, we think we can take our annual conference and other events to new levels in terms of the experience we provide for our members and all of our stakeholders.”

The FTTH Council Americas represents more than 300 companies and other entities that are dedicated to expanding ultra-high bandwidth, all-fiber networks to homes and businesses in North and South America. Its mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber access networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for telecommunications service providers and their customers, promote economic development and enhance quality of life.

“We are honored to work with FTTH Council Americas to drive growth for its events,” said Brad Weaber, SmithBucklin’s executive vice president, Event Services. “The team is energized by the chance to help the Council achieve its mission as it strives for even greater heights and continued success in the future.”

About SmithBucklin

SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management and professional services company. Founded in 1949, the company’s mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin provides full-service management and high-impact specialized services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin’s offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. and the SmithBucklin + MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-539-9740.

Aaron Smith, 312-673-5949

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