Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA – Two of the nation’s leading communications industry trade shows are working together to attract international delegates to their respective conventions in June 2003.

SUPERCOMM 2003, the 16th annual communications and information technology exhibition and conference jointly sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Telecom Association (USTA), and The National Show, the 52nd Annual Convention & International Exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), are offering a unique travel package for international delegates wishing to attend both shows. The package includes all travel, lodging and registration as well as special events and tours.

SUPERCOMM 2003 will be held June 1-5, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, and The National Show is scheduled for June 8-11, 2003, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

“The synergy and scheduling of these two shows makes this collaboration especially valuable to our international guests. The experience will facilitate convenient and comprehensive access to cutting edge communications infrastructure, delivery systems and content,” said Jack Chalden, General Manager of SUPERCOMM.

“This is the first-ever trade show collaboration of this caliber,” said Barbara York, NCTA Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer. “Not only will the relationship provide delegates with an innovative trade show experience, but the increased international attendance at the shows will strengthen the value for our exhibitors, speakers and guests.”

Delegates will arrive in Atlanta where they will be greeted in the SUPERCOMM International Business Center. There, credentials and travel itineraries will be issued and these important guests will participate in three days of SUPERCOMM education, exhibits, demonstrations and special international activities. Then the group travels to Chicago where they will be invited to participate in a series of plant tours of Chicago-area companies serving the broadband telecommunications industry. A special reception for all international delegates is planned for Sunday evening, June 8, to be followed by two days of exhibits, education and special events at The National Show. And, as at SUPERCOMM, international guests will be provided receptionists, translators and food and beverage by the NCTA.

Cherif Moujabber, President of Creative Expos & Conferences, serves as an international consultant for both shows and was instrumental in facilitating this collaborative effort.

Travel Technology Group, Ltd. has been retained to coordinate a complete air and land package only for international delegates wishing to attend both shows. The package includes all travel between their home country, Atlanta and Chicago, ground transfers, lodging and registration for both shows. TTG has 15 regional travel partners worldwide that serve the special needs of those traveling from overseas: Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

International delegates may contact Travel Technology Group at 312-527-7306 for more information on the SUPERCOMM/National Show travel package.

SUPERCOMM 2003 is being held June 1-5 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the event, please visit

SUPERCOMM, the premier annual communications and information technology exhibition and conference, is owned jointly by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA),, Arlington, Va. and the United States Telecom Association (USTA),, Washington, DC.

The National Show is being held June 8-11 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. For up-to-the-minute information, visit the official web site (; or contact NCTA’s Department of Industry Affairs (202-775-3669).

NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.