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.       



31 May - 1 June 2016, Barcelona, Spain


Informa Telecoms & Media, in association with the DECT Forum, are delighted to bring you the 20th anniversary - DECT WORLD.

As an endorsing association of DECT WORLD, ETSI have secured a 10% discount for all members to attend the event with the unique voucher code I93BT/ETSI/10.

On a separate note if you are an operator or retailer you have the chance to attend the event for free.

2016 brings the entire DECT, ULE and the connected home industry for two days of case studies from operators, "out of the box" sessions, product pitches and plenty of opportunities for networking. Download the agenda for more information.

For more details see the event website.


Critical Communications World 2016

31 May - 2 June 2016, RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands


ETSI and 3GPP are actively participating in ‘Critical Communications World 2016’ and conference attendees will be given the opportunity to hear presentations from both organisations:

  • Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO & Head of 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre, will be leading a keynote panel session “Are we currently trying to reinvent the wheel?” The panel will cover current and future critical communication evolution plans globally, the business cases that justify investment in them and network operator’s thoughts on the role of LTE for voice and broadband data.
  • Dave Chater-Lea, 3GPP TSG SA WG6 Vice-Chairman (3GPP Mission Critical - Working Group SA6), will present the group’s progress in standardizing Mission Critical (MC) applications; covering the progress made to date on MCPTT speech services, MC Data and the roadmap for further standardization solutions from 3GPP.

Visit the joint ETSI/3GPP booth at Critical Communications World 2016 to get the latest updates on our standardisation activities!

For more details see the event website.


EuCNC 2016 (European Conference on Networks and Communications)

27-30 June 2016, Athens, Greece


ETSI is pleased to endorse the 25th edition of a successful series of technical/scientific conferences, open to the world research community, sponsored also by the European Commission, with a focus that ranges from the physical layer to all types of supported applications. Particular focus in this edition will be on 5G technologies.

This year's motto is: "The dawn of 5G"

Aspects of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Air interfaces (PHY, MAC, RRM, respective developments towards 5G).
  • Optical communications/networks (access/core technologies, signal processing, components, etc.).
  • Software defined infrastructures (SDN, NFV, orchestration, etc.).
  • Management technologies (physical/virtualized resource management, predictive technologies, resilience and security, learning and self-optimization, cognition, architectures and standards).
  • Converging concepts (IoT/M2M, CPS, embedded and nanoscale systems, cloud/edge/fog computing, OTT, etc.).
  • Business aspects, vertical sectors, applications/services.
  • Testbeds and experiments.

All the information is available at the event website.

The conference will include:

  • Regular sessions with papers (to appear in IEEEXplore).
  • One of the largest, for scientific conferences, technology and demonstration exhibition, mainly centered around 5G technologies.
  • Workshops, special sessions, panels covering technology and business aspects.
  • Keynote talks from world renowned leaders.
  • Extended networking opportunities.


Connected Cars ‘16

28-30 June, London Olympia, United Kingdom

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ETSI is pleased to endorse Informa’s Connected Cars ’16 event that is focused on business models, profitability and consumer engagement for the connected car.

The event will bring together key OEM decision-makers and solution providers to identify new business strategies on how to maximize connected car revenues. Join 500+ attendees, 50+ exhibitors and hear from 100+ speakers including ETSI’s CTO Adrian Scrase.

ETSI members can save 15% by quoting I8ZPAETSI upon registration.

For more information, visit the event website.


World Smart City Forum

13 July 2016, Marina Bay Sands Conference Centre, Singapore


ETSI is pleased to endorse the World Smart City Forum, co-located with the World Cities Summit.

Significant efficiency improvements will come when city systems are both physically and virtually connected. This is easier said than done; most such systems have been designed and installed by different suppliers. The community and Forum will explore how interconnection can be accomplished. It will point to some tools which are already available to help cities reach their objectives faster, more efficiently and with better outcomes.

For further details please see the event website.



3-4 November 2016, Berlin, Germany

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ETSI is pleased to endorse the FOKUS FUSCO Forum hosted and organized by Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS in Berlin.

Getting ready for 5G Understanding 5G Application Drivers and Technology Evolution towards Softwarized 5G Networks.

Join more than 250 colleagues and experts from all over the world, including operators, global analysts, standard bodies and manufacturers to learn, share, network and experience everything you need to know about the new trends, developments and impacts of 5G and related Technologies.

Benefit from the Fraunhofer-FOKUS FUSECO Forum tradition of established tutorial and workshop streams, interactive afternoon workshops, international conferences and demonstrations!

This year the FUSECO Forum will be accompanied by 2 additional international events on 5G, all of them held during the same week in Berlin. Don't miss any of them and get ready for 5G!

Registration  will be open from June.

For ETSI members there is a 20% discount which is not valid for the other two events of the #Berlin5GWeek: IEEE CSCN and IEEE 5G Summit. The promotion code is: supporter_rebate-20 (to be entered during registration).

For more information, visit the event website.


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

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