Optical Connections Magazine and ECOC Exhibition Show Guide


ECOC 2020 CONFERENCE & EXPO 6 th -10 th December, 2020

THE CONFERENCE ECOC is the largest conference on optical communication in Europe and one of the most respected and long- standing events of its kind in the world. ECOC 2020, from 6th – 10th December 2020, will be the 46th edition, which is an indication of the stability and the attractiveness of this conference as one of the world’s major events in the field. The conference will take place online and will consist of a set of high- level plenary speakers, tutorials, invited papers, workshops, symposia, and most importantly, parallel sessions with industry contributions, technical papers, demonstrations and posters. THE EXHIBITION Running alongside the Conference on 7th – 9th December, the ECOC Exhibition features everything available in the physical version, plus some new features. Emma Harvey, commercial director at exhibition organiser Nexus Media Events Ltd said, “The fibre optic industry has come a long way since our first event, and we’ve been lucky to have been a part of some significant industry milestones during that time. We’ve got a lot in store this year and are excited to be celebrating ECOC’s 25th anniversary with our partners and supporters. After what has been a testing year for the industry, we are thrilled to announce the introduction of the ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards at this year’s event to recognise the key players and innovators in optical connections.”

demonstrations, with sessions from Ciena, II-VI, SMART Photonics, EXFO, Infinera and Lumentum. EPIC TECHWATCH EPIC invites you to a two-hour trip through the whole photonics supply chain of Optical Communications. This includes component design, fabrication, packaging and test, and their deployment in current and future optical networks. This event will be EPIC style, with the energy of Jose Pozo as moderator and with the purpose of all participants, not only speakers, to answer the so called EPIC question: what can you do for the others/what can the others do for you?

MARKET FOCUS One of the biggest attractions at the ECOC expo every year is inevitably the Market Focus. Now in its fifteenth successful year, the ECOC Market Focus has grown to become one of the focal points of the show and a popular platform to gain industry knowledge and insight into the latest technologies available. This year’s event will again feature a full speaker line up, covering everything from datacentres, photonics integrations and digital silicon photonics to fibre access, service and content provision, optical transmission, transportation sensing and 5G delivered by industry professionals. Market Focus, sponsored by Inphi, showcases the very latest news and developments from leading organisations within the fibre optics community.

ECOC AWARDS To celebrate 25 years of ECOC, this year’s show will feature the ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards in conjunction with Optical Connections. The awards will celebrate the significant achievements that have been made in advancing the business of optical communications, transport, networking, fibre-based products, photonic integration circuits and related developments. The winners will be announced during the online event on Tuesday 8th December with interviews from the winning companies.

PRODUCT FOCUS New for 2020 is the introduction of the Product Focus theatre. Running alongside the Market Focus theatre, Product Focus showcases some of the latest product developments and




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