THE STATISTICS ECOC 2015 attracted 302 exhibiting companies and 5,402 attendees. ECOC reaches an international audience with over 85% of attendees arriving from the non-host country and 74 countries represented.

Attendees by area of responsibility

“This really is the place to be for a company like us, it’s where the industry meets, where ideas are shared and where people are discussing the status of the industry” Giacomo Losio – ProLabs


5.8% Purchasing/procurement


4.1% Networking/IT/systems integration

4.1% Student



3.6% Otherengineeringmanagement

2.7% Productionengineering


2.5% Consultant

General management


1.3% Professor/educator

Executive technical

1.0% Quality control/assurance 0.1%


Research and development

0.4% Public relationsagency


0.2% Press/publication staff

Design engineering

Main activity of organisation of ECOC2015 visitors

Systems/network equipment manufacturer/developer

Data communications services

Research and development institutes

Manufacturer & Supplier Broadcasting/media Components/subsystems manufacturer/developer Education Reseller

End user

Contract manufacturer Government/military agencies


Service Provider

Fibre optics installer

Telecommunications services

Systems integrator

Test equipment manufacturer/developer Publishing/Public relations



Fibre and cable manufacturer/developer

Attendees by geographic location

Europe 63.6%

“Everybody knows ECOC is the main show

North America 14.0%

Asia 20.4%

Middle East & North Africa 0.9%

in Europe for fibre optics” Adal Fraile - VietFiber

Australasia & Pacific 0.4%

South/ Central Africa 0.2%

South/ Central America 0.5%

79% of visitors arranged business with an existing supplier whilst at the show

89% of visitors agree that ECOC is the most important show of its kind in Europe 77% of visitors went to ECOC with the aim of finding a new supplier

91% of visitors said they would recommend the ECOC Exhibition to a colleague 83% of visitors have an influence on purchases within their organisation

75% of visitors attended the the exhibition for two days or more

90% of visitors said their time at the show was successful

88% of visitors are planning to attend the show in Düsseldorf

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