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. 


Zero Touch & Carrier Automation Congress

20-23 March 2018, Madrid, ES


ETSI is pleased to endorse Layer123’s very first Zero Touch & Carrier Automation Congress in Madrid from 20-23 March 2018.

With an automated future ahead of us and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning revolutionising the telecoms networking operations, the event will bring a fresh focus in Madrid next year to keep you up-to-date. Driven by requirements for carriers to become more agile and responsive to their customers' needs, as well as commercial pressures to reduce operational costs and to address the increasing skills gap, Carrier Automation is a must-have for survival in today's fast-moving, dynamic and competitive business environment for telecoms services.

This is a highly relevant and very timely event for ETSI, considering the recent creation of the Zero touch network and Service Management Industry Specification Group (ZSM ISG) in December 2017. The ETSI ZSM ISG initially focuses on the 5G end-to-end network and service management such as network slicing management and will extend to the management for future network generations.

The goal is to have all operational processes and tasks - delivery, deployment, configuration, assurance, and optimization - executed automatically, ideally with 100% automation. The group’s goal is the definition of a new, future-proof, horizontal and vertical end-to-end operable framework enabling agile, efficient and qualitative management and automation of emerging and future networks and services. Horizontal end-to-end refers to cross-domain, cross-technology aspects. Vertical end-to-end refers to cross-layer aspects, from the resource-oriented up to the customer-oriented layers. The group will also facilitate the coordination and cooperation between relevant standardization bodies and open source projects.

ETSI’s Director General, Luis Jorge Romero, will give a keynote on Thursday, 22 March.

For more on the Zero Touch & Carrier Automation Congress, visit the event website.


NFV & Zero Touch World Congress

24-27 April 2018, San Jose, USA


Join us in San Jose from 24 to 27 April 2018, for the NFV & Zero Touch World Congress.

With NFV and the transformation to a virtualised networking platform now well underway at Carriers - and already extant at Cloud providers - the stage is now set for further transformation.

With a strategic vision of Zero Touch, both Carrier and Cloud providers have an objective of full network and services Automation. Such a vision will propel the industry forward into the next phase, and help ensure that the future network will be fit for purpose - meeting the fast-moving demands of the Digital Enterprise and fully leveraging the benefits of NFV+SDN.

For more information on the NFV & Zero Touch World Congress, please visit the event website.


Critical Communications World

15-17 May 2018, Berlin, DE


ETSI is pleased to endorse the CCW event in Berlin.

Critical communications users are facing unprecedented change, as the world is facing increased threats to its safety and security. Effective communications are absolutely crucial to support the work of all professionals around the world who do such a magnificent job in protecting citizens, critical infrastructure, and critical business processes.

TCCA is committed to supporting all critical communications professionals, whether a lone paramedic working in a remote area, or a multinational manufacturer pushing the boundaries of innovation. From PMR to professional LTE, from direct mode to drones, from applications to antennas – we bring them all together at Critical Communications World to drive the evolution of the industry and enhance the ability of communications to safeguard our world.

This event is designed to support its participants where the aim is return on investment. This collaborative event is expected to benefit all who participate, built on an unprecedented depth and breadth of knowledge.

For more information visit the event website.


5G World

12–14 June 2018, ExCeL, London, UK

5G World2018

ETSI is pleased to endorse 5G World, is the only global event to focus on defining the next steps towards 5G and examining the ways to optimize LTE networks.

With a comprehensive conference programme, infinite networking opportunities and an interactive exhibition, don’t miss out on hearing the latest 5G plans and
case studies from top telco operators, and experience the latest product and service developments from forward thinking solution providers.

Meet with ETSI and 3GPP representatives at our joint booth and follow presentations by ETSI’s CTO Mr Adrian Scrase, and other ETSI officials, as part of the conference programme.

For more information visit the event website.


SDN NFV World Congress

8-12 October 2018, The Hague, NL


ETSI is pleased to be a Forum Partner at the SDN NFV World Congress this October 8-12 at the World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands.

Established in 2012, SDN NFV World Congress creates the principal market focus for network innovation, and has grown to become the world's largest meeting place for carrier Network Transformation industry leaders and has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry.

The agenda has extended to embrace areas of Network Innovation with the most relevance and urgency for carriers today, such as Networking Technology/Infrastructure, Automation & Operation, SD-WAN, Cloud Optical, 5G CAT, NFV Security and Opening Networking.

For more information on the SDN NFV World Congress, please 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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