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Get exposure by being part of Optical Connections, the essential source of information for the optical communication industry. Featuring coverage of market influencing technology advancements, commercial prospects, product developments and unique insight from our editorial team and with links to the ECOC Exhibition, the Optical Connections magazine is the only publication to be included in both visitor and exhibitor bags during the show each September.

As a Media or Event Partner, we would invite you to join us in cross-promotion, gaining you maximum exposure across our extensive platforms and benefit from a number of promotional activities. To find out more about becoming a Media Partner, contact the Marketing Team.

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Asia Photonics Expo
6-8 March 2024
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

Organised by Informa Markets – the world’s leading tradeshow organiser, Asia Photonics Expo (APE) will be held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore from 6 to 8 March 2024. APE is the one-stop photonics exhibition for industry players to technical communication, networking, and product sourcing. It will cover the entire optoelectronic ecosystem to showcase the latest products and technologies in optical communication, precision optics, laser, infrared, sensor, and display fields. With an exhibition area of 15,000 square meters, APE is expected to attract 400+ enterprises, and over 5,000 visitors to attend the show. During the exhibition, APE will also hold a variety of concurrent events, such as academic conferences and industry forums for future trends, cutting-edge technologies, site tours to research institutes, R&D centres, and local companies, etc.

APE 2024 visitor registration is open, click HERE to secure your free ticket!

DataCentre World
6-7 March 2024
ExCeL, London

Power your people at the biggest gathering of data centre professionals, pioneers and end-users. Join thousands of C-Level leaders to work towards a shared goal to build a more sustainable, secure, and successful data centre future.

Traverse an exhibition floor of the industry’s most forward-thinking solutions and technologies from names like ABB, Cadence, Legrand, Mitsubishi, Riello UPS, Rittal, Schneider Electric and many more.

Be inspired by an array of speakers including seminars by by Data Centre Alliance’s CEO, Techbuyer’s Head of Sustainability, the Vice President at Open Compute Project Foundation and Director of Education Programs at Infrastructure Masons.

It’s all at Data Centre World on 6-7 March 2024 at ExCeL London. Get your free ticket now.

OFC 2024
26-28 March 2024
San Diego, USA

OFC, the premier global event for optical communications and networking, attracts attendees from around the world to a conference and exhibition that showcases the latest industry advancements and emerging technologies.

In 2024, OFC expects to welcome over 13,000 participants from 70 countries, 80 media outlets and have over 540 exhibiting companies in its exhibition halls. This global event serves as the platform for start-ups to make their debut and industry leaders to set the pace for what’s to come. Event organizers provide a compelling series of exciting programs and events covering the entire ecosystem with a focus on inclusivity.

Find out more and register at:

FTTH Conference 2024
19-21 March 2024
Berlin, Germany

The annual FTTH Conference is unique in bringing together ‘C’ level representatives, investors, technical and regulatory experts to discuss and debate all aspects of FTTH, 5G and other fibre related and enabled technologies and services and the benefit they bring to society. There is no other conference quite like it.

Optical Connections readers can claim a 20% discount with code F24PTOPT – please note the 20% discount goes on top of the discounted early bird fee expiring on 12th January.

Digital Transformation EXPO Manchester (DTX)
22-23 May 2024

Digital Transformation EXPO Manchester (DTX) is the North’s biggest enterprise IT and technology event, sharing the latest developments in cloud, infrastructure, data, devops and cyber security. Part of Manchester Tech Week, this event will be co-located alongside Unified Communications EXPO (UCX), the leading event on digital workplace tooling and customer contact strategy.

On the 22nd-23rd May 2024, industry tech leaders from the likes of Kellogg’s, TUI, BAE Systems, Groupon, Co-Op, the National Grid, HMRC and Lloyds Banking Group will take centre stage offering insights on how they plan to leverage future technology to drive the digital agenda forward. Get ready to join the conversation during exclusive panels, workshops, technical deep-dives and community meet-ups.

This event is right for you if you’re looking to:

  • Build an agile cloud and infrastructure roadmap to enable cost optimisation and value creation
  • Refine data governance and culture to ensure foundations for next-stage innovations
  • Assess the tactical approach cyber teams are taking to face risk on and guard sprawling systems
  • Run customer-focused, adaptable and innovative engineering teams ready to problem solve
  • Empower colleagues and customers to work with, not against, AI to become true brand evangelists

At DTX, we know that to stay ahead of the competition and operate in dynamic markets, reinvention is an essential part of any digital strategy. We want to help you find ways to rethink your current operational strategies, reimagine your future possibilities and realise your potential for change.

If you’re ready to take a front-row seat, then sign up now to join the North’s game-changers, rule-breakers and tech pioneers, all in one place. Get your free pass now:

Submarine Networks
29 – 30 May 2024
London, UK

Organised by Total Telecom, Submarine Networks EMEA is the leading annual subsea connectivity event in the region. In 2024, the event will bring together 800 senior leaders from the global subsea market for two jam-packed days. In addition to offering plenty of networking opportunities, attendees will be able to enjoy thought leading panels, technical presentations, workshops and cable project and connectivity hub updates”.

Digital Transformation North America
5-6 June 2024 
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

The Digital Transformation Week, 5-6 June 2024 is an in-person event and conference consisting of top-level content and thought leadership discussions exploring the Digital Transformation ecosystem.

Digital Transformation Week is not another talking shop for digital transformation, but a senior level forum for enterprise-level decision-makers seeking to explore and evaluate new technologies and strategic approaches to drive innovation in their business.


CIOE 2024
11-13 September 2024
Shenzen, China

CIOE 2024 (The 25th China International Optoelectronic Exposition) will continue present the entire optoelectronics industry chain to the world on September 11-13, 2024 at Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center. With an exhibition area of 240,000 sqm, it expects to attract 3,700 exhibitors and 120,000 professionals to gather under one roof, network with industry peers, explore business opportunities and exchange insights on future trends. It’s the leading sourcing platform for optical communication materials, chips, components, modules, optical fiber, transmission equipment, data center, testing instrument, semiconductor materials and equipment, etc. It will be your best access to China’s optoelectronic market.

Click HERE to secure your space for CIOE 2024 now.

Connected Britain
11-12 September 2024
ExCeL, London

Connected Britain is the UK’s most important connectivity event, bringing together the leaders driving Britain’s digital economy.

The UK’s connectivity market has never been more exciting. Investment in communications infrastructure is at an all-time high. The market is more competitive than ever. Technology innovation is taking place at a rapid pace. Exciting new partnerships are constantly being developed.

What does the UK’s connected future look like? What are the opportunities for businesses, communities and individuals across the UK? Find out at Connected Britain 2024 – the UK’s most exciting digital economy event.

ECOC Exhibition 2024
23-25 September 2024
Messe Frankfurt, Germany

The ECOC Exhibition is the largest optical communications exhibition in Europe, held each September in a different European city, the event is the key meeting place for decision makers from across the fibre optic communications technology industry.

Now running for over 25 years, the exhibition attracts over 6,000 decision makers from all around the world – bringing together manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to networking, gain insights on the latest developments, new products and trends in the industry.

Alongside over 300 international exhibitors, the exhibition is full with interactive features and seminars.  The extremely popular Market Focus theatre includes thought provoking presentations from some of the most innovative and forward-thinking companies working in optics today discussing the key issues facing the market and Product Focus theatre covering the latest innovative products, live demonstrations and technology announcements.

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DTX Europe 2023
2-3 October 2024,

London, UK

DTX brings together creative minds, technical experts and the latest tools needed to drive change and generate value across today’s organisations.

“Your Home of Digital Transformation”

Covering cloud, networks and infrastructure; data, analytics and AI; software engineering and DevOps; and cyber security, the event showcases the technology, solutions and strategies essential to advance digital projects and achieve sustainable success at scale.

Co-located with Unified Communications EXPO (UCX) – the leading event for workplace and customer collaboration – the two shows offer attendees access to the UK’s largest independent technology event, featuring world leading brands, technology solutions and inspiring speakers. Over 2 days, industry leaders from E.ON, Natwest, M&S, Gousto and Linklaters will take to the stage. Expect case studies, panels, workshops and roundtables on how to:

  • Optimise your IT tool stack and reduce tech debt
  • Change the narrative from tech-driven to product-driven to unlock real value
  • Cut through the AI noise and understand what applications make sense for your business
  • Upgrade data architectures and enable real time intelligence across all functions
  • Ensure your modern workplace toolset is intuitive, connected and utilised to full advantage
  • Architect your way to a future state of the art infrastructure and next-gen engineering strategy
  • Build a secure ecosystem that is responsive to the real threats against your operations
  • Streamline IT operations and service management for improved quality and reliability

This event is designed for everyone, from senior leaders and function heads to architects, engineers, developers and data scientists. Whether you’re exploring new solutions to execute your organisation’s digital strategy, working on a plan to battle the next big cyber attack or just curious about the new technologies that are changing the game, we guarantee this time spent away from your desk is not wasted!

If you’re ready to take a front-row seat and join fellow game-changers, rule-breakers, and tech pioneers, sign up today, and since you can’t build a world class strategy solo, be sure to invite your colleagues.

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TOP Conference 2025
London, UK

Developed in conjunction with Optical Connections, TOP Conference focuses on the advancement and utilization of optics and photonics in telecommunications and data centers, featuring presentations on photonic components and free-space optics. The conference also offers valuable networking prospects for manufacturers and developers of optical and photonic components and systems, as well as for fibre infrastructure and data centre providers. The full conference programme and speaker line up has now been announced. Find out who you will hear from and register for your two-day delegate pass at



Thank you to our 2023 Media Partners