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 in its 24th year, the exhibition now 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. Live demonstrations are provided in the FTTx Village and free training sessions covering fusion splicing and fibre preparation tools. 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.
This year’s logo is based on Newgrange – an ancient Irish passage tomb about 40 miles South of Dublin. It was chosen as the logo because it has a light passage which is aligned to the rising sun on the Winter solstice so one day in the year the light will travel all the way down the light channel. It was thought that this was a nice link to the content of the conference and exhibition and also showcased Ireland’s heritage. You can find out more about Newgrange here: http://www.newgrange.com/
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