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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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IP Expo
IP EXPO Manchester, now co-located at Digital Transformation EXPO, is Manchester’s number ONE IT event for those looking to find out how the latest IT innovations can drive their business forward. The new brand will combine the proven cloud, infrastructure and security credentials of the IP EXPO Event Series and Cyber Security Event Series with four new EXPO brands – Developer X, AI-Analytics X, Internet of Things X and Blockchain X.

The event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT. With 100+ exhibitors and 130+ free to attend seminar sessions, IP EXPO Manchester is the must-attend IT event of the year for CIOs, heads of IT, security specialists, heads of insight and tech experts.

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Established in 1999 and organized by UBM Herong, China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) is the largest show of its kind in the world featuring over 3,200 optoelectronic brands and their latest products in the area of 105,000? at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. There are 6 concurrent specialized expositions focusing on Optical Communications and Sensors, Lasers and Infrared Applications, Precision Optics, LEDs, Emerging Display, Sapphire Technology & Touch Screen and Photonics Innovations. CIOE is annually held on September 6-9 in Shenzhen, China. To learn more about CIOE, please visit


PIC International

PIC International provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the Photonics Integrated Circuits industry, from basic research to materials, equipment, packaging, and the incorporation of chips in data centres and optical networks. So whether you focus on system integration, developing and manufacturing components, financing this sector, or providing the materials and equipment needed to support this industry, PIC International is your must-attend conference for 2019. Attendees at the inaugural PIC International conference will hear industry-leading insiders delivering more than 30 presentations spanning six sectors. The presentations will be grouped into six key themes which collectively provide complete coverage of the Photonic Integrated Circuits industry.


Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, with an ever-increasing number of applications covering medical sciences (vision technologies, surgical instrumentation, medical imaging), spatial exploration (telescopes, lenses, spectrometers), telecommunications (fiber optics), information processing (quantum computing), industry (from cutting, welding to precision metrology) and military/weaponry technology, to name but a few examples. Furthermore, laser and optical technology are in general absolutely essential to performing applied research in areas such as chemistry and biology, providing fundamental analysis tools.
This 7th edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature three different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects.

LASER World of PHOTONICS: Preview on the World’s Leading Trade Show in Lasers and Photonics

More than 1,300 exhibitors from around 45 countries present their innovations from June 24 to 27, 2019 on the fairgrounds in Munich. Also awaiting visitors in parallel is a trend setting conference boasting seven individual conferences and more than 5,000 experts from around the world. In a nutshell: Munich is awaiting an event of superlatives that will provide deep insights into the future of photonics.

Photonics Integration Conference

On October 1, 2019, the 5th edition of the Photonic Integration Conference will take place at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands, during the Photonics Applications Week [Sep 30 – Oct 04, 2019,].

The following topics will be approached during the conference:

  • Business models for applying Photonic Integration
  • Cases of Photonic Integration in optical sensing, lighting & energy, displays, information technology, telecom, healthcare & life science, security & defence, robotic manufacturing processes
  • Integration of photonics with microelectronics at the chip, board and system levels
  • Tools for developing and packaging

For more information about the conference and registration, we invite you to visit the conference website

Connected Britain:

With the UK on course to have 15 million FTTH connections by 2025, and full-fibre penetration by 2033 the race is on to secure investment to deliver this monumental infrastructure challenge. At the same time new issues emerge as UK Digital Strategy sets broader challenges for the public and private sector to make the most of the opportunities this new digital infrastructure brings. Connected Britain 2019 will be the best place to understand the regulatory and financial landscape for digital infrastructure investment, with a renewed focus on the wider implications of UK Digital Strategy for the telecoms industry and beyond.

Gigabit Access

2019 will see the 5th annual Gigabit Access conference, and will introduce Networks 4.0, a new collocated conference that will take a wider look at the future of the network. The event will introduce key new topics that engineers are grappling with, as software plays an increasingly important role in network management. Understand the growing importance of SDN and NFV, how they are changing the way telcos think about networks, and bringing new industry opportunities. Gigabit Access and Networks 4.0 is a strategic two-day conference attracting 350+ senior and strategic executives in the field to learn, share and network.


The Broadband Industry is at a point of change, and Broadband World Forum is the place where senior leaders gather to get updates, ensure they are keeping pace with technological trends, and find solutions to their biggest challenges. With an exhibition buzzing with the latest network tech, an agenda brimming with top content and an unrivalled guest list Broadband World Forum is firmly established as the most important event for the global broadband industry. Covering all the industry’s priorities, speakers and exhibitors will be showcasing the latest innovations in technology areas including: Fixed Access, Virtualization & Cloud Services, 5G, Smart Home, network analytics and open source software. Find out more:

OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.
OFC attracts the biggest names in the field, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC is a one-stop-shop.






The FTTH Conference will take place in Amsterdam on 12-14 March 2019. Register here for your all-inclusive pass and gain full access to the conference, workshops, near 10,000 sq m exhibition, catering and their special conference event Fibration Night, the fibre party of the year!

With 3,000 participants from 100 countries, the FTTH Conference is the largest meeting place in the world for all broadband stakeholders! Join them in Amsterdam to meet top industry leaders and decision makers and get insights from leading experts on broadband and fibre technology, policy & finance.

Enable 5G and assert your digital dominance through the optical transport infrastructure

NGON & DCI has been a key fixture on the ecosystem’s calendar for more than 20 years and has evolved in line with developments in mobile and fixed connectivity. 5G is poised to dramatically increase the use of fibre optics across parts of the network, and so in the run up to deploying next generation mobile connectivity, fixed infrastructure becomes more important than ever.

The event will bring together a global scope of operators, data centres and solution providers, for three days of cutting edge thought leadership, and stimulating networking to ensure that you will be ready for the next disruptive force.

NGON & DCI World will encompass all our regional events to deliver a global meeting place for the brightest minds, thought leaders and industry innovators in the global optical networking and DCI ecosystem. It is the only event that brings together all the key players in optical networking.

Find out more and book your place: