Recommended Events

ETSI recommends the following workshops and conferences on topics close to our standardization activities. Many of these events will have speakers on behalf of ETSI. Special benefits may be available to ETSI Members where we agree to endorse an event. In some cases you may meet with ETSI staff and experts on the ETSI stand.

Critical Communications Europe

8-9 February 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark


ETSI and 3GPP are pleased to be endorsing ‘Critical Communications Europe’ where industry leaders, subject matter experts, decision makers and pioneering project leads come together for two days of high-level, exclusive discussions, debates, case studies, roundtables and panels. The conference has been engineered to help end users navigate future critical communications in the short and long term, and will revolve around topics relevant to all European end users, including the various approaches to take with broadband, the need for closer collaboration, etc.

We invite you to attend the main conferences’ panel discussion on ‘Where do we stand with the standards and what is their left for critical communications in the standards?’ on Thursday, 9 February 2017 at 11:30 - 12:15. Panel participants include ETSI’s CTO Adrian Scrase, and Eric Guttman, 3GPP TSG SA Chairman, who will discuss with the panel when full end-user requirements on the LTE standard can be expected to be seen and what may be done in the meantime.

Last but not least, do visit the joint ETSI & 3GPP exhibition stand (A6E) to meet with standardization experts and to learn about the latest developments in ETSI and 3GPP with regards to mission-critical communications. Visitors will be able to obtain a complimentary poster of the latest 3GPP Mission-Critical Work Plan, including features and studies.

For more information, visit the event website.


India m2m + iot Forum 2017

6–7 March 2017, New Delhi, India


ETSI is pleased to endorse the India m2m + iot Forum which aims to highlight India as the ‘Manufacturing Hub’ for the m2m + iot industry where a wide range of high-quality
and high-end engineering products, services and solutions could be sourced by the companies, organizations and governments of the nation and the world.

The forum also aims at reducing dependence on conventional markets, develop domestic markets, create and develop partnerships and joint ventures, bolster one-on-one
business relations and accelerate businesses between India and the countries of the world.

The forum provides a distinct platform for transcontinental companies to showcase their business ideas, innovations and capabilities to the potential buyers in one of
the fastest growing countries of the world ‘INDIA’.

Dinesh Chand Sharma, the Seconded European Standardization Expert in India (SESEI) is presenting on behalf of ETSI.

For more information, visit the event website.


Innovative Cities India Summit 2017

16-17 March 2017, Bengaluru, India

The Smart Cities concept will bring dramatic changes to improve the quality of life by various measures like adequate water and electricity supply, waste management system, intelligent traffic system, public transport, e-governance, full IT connectivity and digitization, better safety and security, good education and health services and affordable housing for all.

We have witnessed lot of urbanization and a tremendous growth in the past several years but the quality life has not increased at the same rate. The Smart city concept in India is aimed at making the selected cities smarter in terms of increasing the quality of life with optimum utilisation of resources.

The discounted fee - exclusively for delegates - is INR 10,000 for delegates from India and $500 for delegates from outside India.

For more information visit the event website.


MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress 2017

21-24 March 2017, Paris, France


ETSI is pleased to endorse the NFV World Congress 2017. The 19th Edition of the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress, to be held on 21-24 March 2017 in Paris, will once again gather major actors of service providers and enterprises networks evolution.

A strong presence of service providers (45% of the +1500 participants) as well as a growing internationalization (65 countries represented) will confirm the Paris World Congress as the first worldwide event in the MPLS, SDN and NFV area. 

ETSI will organize an ETSI NFV Track and an ETSI MEC Track during the event. 

Register now - until 15 December, Early Bird Discount: 30%. VAT 20%.

For more information, visit the event website. 


Patents in Telecoms - conference 2017

2-3 November 2017, Washington, United States

Co-organized by ETSI, George Washington University, GSMA, ITU, and University College London, ‘Patents in Telecoms’ is an annual two-day  conference which calls on industry experts, standards developers, judges and competition authorities to tackle the most pressing issues in patents and telecoms, from every possible perspective.

Please visit the official event website (to come later) for the latest agenda, speakers and other details.


For further information on any of these events, please contact the ETSI events team, or contact the event organizer directly.

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