Winter 2018 Optical Connections Magazine


26th – 27th March 2019 Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel Brussels, Belgium Attendees to the PIC International conference will hear industry- leading insiders deliver more than 30 presentations spanning five sectors. This will help to equip the delegates at this two-day conference with an up-to- date overview of the status of the PIC industry, and provides them with many opportunities to meet other key players within this community. Sales of PICs are soaring, with their deployment helping to boost the capacity of networks and data centres. To aid this industry, PIC International is helping to strengthen the relationships between the makers and the users of these integrated circuits by organising the 4th PIC International conference, a gl Presentations are grouped into five PIC International

key themes which collectively provide complete coverage of the integrated photonics industry. The PIC International conference has attracted industry leading experts from all the major companies involved in the photonic integrated circuit industry and will feature five main themes. These include PIC’s Today – Datacom Imaging and Transport; PIC

Innovation – EPDA, TAP & PICs Beyond Datacom; PICs Reimagined − Hybrids and Materials Innovation; PIC ROI − Show Me the Money and PICs Beyond 100G − Evolution and Revolution, so there’s something for everyone. obal event dedicated to this industry. The event features 100+ sponsors, 1,000+ delegates, 110+ speakers, 140+ hours of learning and 140+ hours of networking.

The Optical Fibre Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, OFC has drawn attendees from all corners of the OFC 3rd – 7th March, 2019 San Diego Convention Centre San Diego, USA

globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward. Last year, OFC wrapped up an impressive and stimulating week in San Diego, California, showcasing the latest innovations in the field, with more than 15,500 attendees, 700+ exhibitors from 65 countries, and over 850 peer reviewed technical sessions. The only global event where attendees witness the innovation behind the technology that powers communications today, OFC has

been on a steep growth trajectory over the last three years, increasing in overall square footage by 44% and experiencing a 21% growth in exhibitors and attendees. 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.


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