SDN NFV WORLD CONGRESS 2018


   
The World's meeting place for Network Transformation
   NFV+SDN & Automation for 5G, Transport & Cloud

 
  8-12 October 2018 | World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands

SDN NFV World Congress | Accelerating Innovation for Networks


Established in 2012, SDN NFV World Congress creates the principal market focus for network innovation, and has grown to become the world's largest meeting place for carrier Network Transformation industry leaders.

1,700+ executives, decision makers, leaders and activists meet, learn and exchange knowledge face-to-face in The Hague, watched by a global audience via live webcast.

Launched in the spring of 2012 - the first global SDN conference - SDN NFV World Congress is the industry leading debating forum and showcase for the rapidly growing and massively influential, Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation industries.

Now, with over 100 supporting partners and sponsors, and 1,700+ delegates in 2017, the World Congress has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry. The agenda has expanded in a judicious manner to embrace areas of Network Innovation with the most relevance and urgency for carriers today, including:

- Networking Technology/Infrastructure (Hardware, Interop, Perform, Accelerate)
- Automation & Operation (Automation, Orchestration, API, OSS, Security, Policy)
- SD-WAN & Business (Strategy, Applications, Services, Networks, Revenue)
- Cloud Optical (Transport SDN, TIP Telecom Infrastructure Project, Open Line Systems)
- 5G CAT (Core, Access, Transport, vEPC, SD-Backhaul, Multi-Access Edge Computing, Network Slicing)
- NFV Security (CI/CD, process validation, MANO & NFVO authority & accreditation, embedded trust mechanisms, trusted orchestrator/VIM/VNF/NFVi, continuous security patches)
- Open Networking (OpenDaylight, The Infra Project (TIP), ONAP, OpenStack, Open Source MANO, CORD)


While Layer123 expands the expo and agenda each year, the World Congress has been consistently over-subscribed, making it the industry's first choice event. SDN NFV World Congress is set to grow again in 2018.

Join the real market-makers, leaders and activists and be part of the community and positive energy. We look forward to working with you again in 2018!

 


Launched in October 2017!

 

 

  NETWORK TRANSFORMATION AWARDS 2017


   
Recognise -- Celebrate -- Inspire
    Global Leadership & Achievement

 
  11 October 2017 | World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands


With over 120 submissions, the first Network Transformation Awards proved very popular. 

Recognising and celebrating organisational and individual excellence as well as successful industry collaboration - the NetTA's offer a credible benchmark for quality and achievement across the carrier Network Transformation industry.

Over 170 senior industry leaders attended the first NetTAs Gala Dinner in The Hague, where The Winners were announced

Don't miss your chance to participate in 2018 - watch out for details click here!

Whom you will meet and How You Can Benefit

10 ways that you can benefit by attending Europe's principal Network Transformation industry knowledge exchange:

  1. Engage with industry leaders and innovators from around the world
    • 250+ expert speakers; 100+ exhibitors; 1,700+ delegates
    • Network strategy leaders from Carriers, Mobile Operators, Cloud Service Providers, Content Providers, Datacentre Operators, Large Enterprise
    • Leaders in SDN, NFV and MANO technology, applications and standards developments
  2. Learn from carrier keynotes within the most senior Network Transformation industry agenda - offered in partnership with leading carriers and industry organisations 
  3. Exchange and expand your industry knowledge - meet likeminded experts and ambitious, forward looking professionals in your industry
  4. Develop a clearer understanding of the significance of current innovation in technology, applications and standards
  5. Discover what’s going on in the industry and where it’s heading - meet all the analysts as they moderate and share insights throughout the agenda – over 37 senior analysts attend and participate
  6. Experience the latest SDN + NFV powered Network Transformation advances from 100+ solution vendors on the EXPO floor by following the SDN NFV Demo Trail
  7. Get to grips with the most influential innovation initiatives and identify new opportunities, by attending aligned sessions, including ETSI NFV Tutorial, Open Source MANO, NFV Security, CORD Workshop, Zero Touch & Carrier Automation, ONAP Workshop & Next Generation Protocol Forum
  8. Focus your time on face to face meetings and use Layer123’s unique on-demand video service to catch up on all the presentations when you get home
  9. Find out what is new - be the first to witness demos of the latest SDN & NFV solutions and applications by following the SDN NFV Demo Trail
  10. Share valuable resources and new information and contacts with your colleagues back in the office – access speaker presentation materials and view on-demand video presentations after the event

The SDN NFV World Congress program consistently attracts the leaders in the NFV+SDN+MANO movement from all parts of the global industry ecosystem - software specialists, network systems vendors, service providers and carriers, datacentre providers and large enterprise, to participate at the World Congress.

Join us and add your own experience and expertise to the SDN NFV World Congress.

Contact us now to reserve your place, or to submit a paper (Please note: commercial conditions apply to vendor speaking submissions)
 

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INTEL NETWORK BUILDERS SUMMIT @ SDN NFV World Congress 2017

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