NEW YORK – AUG. 16, 2017 – The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), the premier organization focusing on cultural diversity in the communications industry, and Cablefax, one of the most trusted brands offering a wide-range of resources for cable professionals, are partnering together for the ninth consecutive year to kick-off the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference with the 2017 Cablefax Breakfast Honoring the Most Influential Minorities in Cable on Tuesday, Sept. 26(7:45-9 a.m. ET) at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The joint NAMIC-Cablefax awards celebration, sponsored by NCTA – The Internet and Television Association, will recognize the 2017 Cablefax Most Influential Minorities in Cable and salute this year’s accomplished industry influencers. Featured guest President of the Board of Altice N.V. and Altice USA Chairman and CEO Dexter Goei, who is responsible for the overall strategic vision and growth of Altice USA, will headline the breakfast with a special Q&A hosted by Cablefax Publisher Michael Grebb.
“As an integral player leading Altice’s development and growth into a multinational telecoms operator, Dexter’s impressive background demonstrates the power of advancing multicultural inclusion in the workplace both domestically and abroad,” said President and CEO Eglon E. Simons. “As our special guest, he will offer invaluable insight as to why diversity advocacy and a global perspective are imperatives in our rapidly changing industry.”
“It is an honor to celebrate the men and women who are shaping the industry and opening doors for minorities across all areas of our business,” said Grebb. “Their commitment to advance minority achievement, as well as influence and encourage key stakeholders, decision makers and their communities is commendable. We look forward to announcing this year’s honorees in September.”
The 2017 Cablefax Most Influential Minorities in Cable list will be announced inCablefax: The Magazine’s special September issue. More information is also available on
Inquiries pertaining to tickets or tables for the 2017 Cablefax Breakfast, as well as individual registration for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference is available by or contacting NAMIC’s VP, Events and Partner Relations Sandra Girado at 212-594-5985 or Group registration discounts are also available for multiple attendees from the same company.
As a Diversity Week anchor event, the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference, “Diversity at the Speed of Change,” Sept. 26-27, at the New York Marriott Marquis is focusing on the rapidly revolutionary and evolutionary communications industry and offering attendees the opportunity to explore diversity and inclusion in this new business landscape. The 31st Annual NAMIC Conference includes a remarkable roster of the industry’s notable business leaders and subject-matter experts.
Presenting Sponsor for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference is Comcast NBCUniversal with Conference Sponsors AMC Networks, ARRIS, BuzzFeed, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, NCTA, REVOLT, Scripps Networks Interactive, Turner, Univision Communications Inc. and The Walter Kaitz Foundation.
Awards Celebration Recognizing 2017 Cablefax Most Influential Minorities in Cable Commences 31st Annual NAMIC Conference on Sept. 267:45-9 a.m. ET


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NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on cultural diversity, equity and inclusion in the communications industry. More than 3,500 professionals belong to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that target leadership development, advocacy and empowerment,NAMIC collaborates with industry partners to grow and nurture a workforce that reflects the cultural richness of the populations served. Please visit for more information about NAMIC and its many opportunities.
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