SubOptic 2023

Navigating the Open Seas -
Collaboration on our Critical Infrastructure

13-16 March
Bangkok, Thailand


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Get Ready SubOptic 2023 is around the corner

SubOptic 2023, the industry-renowned submarine telecoms conference, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 13-16 March 2023. A triennial event, the SubOptic conference is the longest running and most comprehensive conference series in the world for the submarine cable industry.

The event promises to be the best yet with a comprehensive world class agenda, an exhibition showcasing the latest subsea technologies and a multitude of networking opportunities. All set in the vibrant and exciting city of Bangkok, an Asian hub and gateway to the East.



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2023 event overview

The show consists of 4 event days, with the main conference taking place over 3 days. Networking is a very large component of SubOptic and 4 themed networking sessions will take place over the event dates.


13th March 2023
Welcome reception
14th March 2023
Exhibition and conference
Poster session
Networking drinks
15th March 2023
Exhibition and conference
Gala dinner
16th March 2023
Exhibition and conference
Closing ceremony

Announcing the 2023 committee

Building on successive successful prior conferences we are planning an even more exciting and challenging conference programme. We are delighted to announce that the Programme Committee for SubOptic 2023 will be:

Programme Chair

Maja Summers


Papers Chair

Valey Kamalov



Programme Committee

Jas Dhooper

HMN Technologies

Ola Khaled

Telecom Egypt

Tabata Materan

DIB Working Group Chair

Elaine Reed


Elizabeth Rivera Hartling


Alice Shelton


Simon Webster



For more information on the programme committee and details on how you can get involved, click here


"As we move towards SubOptic 2023, we look forward to seeing everyone again in person, and as a community supporting and showcasing the great work that we all do ‘for the industry, by the industry’.

I invite you to be part of the conversation where the most influential learning, sharing and inspiration will play out between industry experts."

Erick Contag, Executive Chairman, GlobeNet, President, SubOptic Association


Call for papers opens April 2022


The Call for Papers will be launched in April 2022. SubOptic is unique in being the only submarine industry gathering at which all content is selected on merit by as experienced a committee as it is possible to assemble.

To have a paper chosen for oral or poster presentation is a notable achievement, recognition by your industry peers of the excellence of the work, and this will be as true as ever for SubOptic 2023.

For more details on the Call for Papers process, the topic areas and the Vice Chairs click here


"HMN Technologies is deeply honoured to host SubOptic 2023. This premier event, held in one of the most dynamic cities in Asia, constitutes another important milestone for our industry.

I look forward to welcoming professionals, experts and interested parties from across our community to share thoughts, engage in robust discussion and advance our critical contribution to powering the world's digital economy."

Mike Constable, HMN Technologies

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for leading partners and suppliers to the global subsea industry. Packages range from premium sponsorship to exhibition only, there are also numerous networking and branding positions to increase your visibility and brand awareness.

If you want to position your brand and company as a leader in the subsea industry, contact Adam Ball now to discuss remaining positions. or book a meeting

Download a copy of the 2022 sponsorship prospectus now

Remember SubOptic only comes around every 3 years, lock your position in early, premium packages sell fast


See you 13-16 March 2023 in Bangkok