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.


MEC Congress

25-27 September 2017, Berlin, DE


ETSI is pleased to endorse the MEC Congress which will examine this year how operators are using edge compute to strengthen their networks and deliver a better quality of service to consumers. Also, how enterprises are using the edge to deliver IoT applications, robotics and new services that drive automation and reduce operational costs.

The MEC Congress will showcase the latest and greatest in MEC PoC’s and trials. You will discover how this network superpower is evolving, how it will integrate into traditional networks and how it will enable the applications and services of tomorrow.

ETSI has partnered with KNect365 for the 3rd edition of the MEC Congress, taking place in Berlin in 2017.

ETSI MEC ISG’s leadership team will be running a half-day seminar in addition to the conference.

For more information visit the event website.


SDN NFV World Congress 2017

9-13 October 2017, The Hague, NL


ETSI has once again partnered with Layer123 for the annual SDN NFV World Congress in Europe.
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.

2,000 executives, decision makers, leaders and activists meet, learn and exchange knowledge face-to-face in The Hague, watched by a global audience via live webcast.

Launched in the spring of 2012 - the first global SDN conference - SDN NFV World Congress is the industry leading debating forum and showcase for the rapidly growing and massively influential, Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation industries.

With now over 100 supporting partners and sponsors, and 1,700+ delegates in 2016, the World Congress has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry. The agenda has expanded in a judicious manner to embrace areas of Network Innovation with the most relevance and urgency for carriers today.

On Monday, 9th, don’t miss the ETSI NFV Tutorial, nor the ETSI OSM Tutorial! There will also be a stand-alone presentation on ETSI OSM activities that same day, and last but not least, the ETSI NGP Next Generation Protocols Forum on Friday, 13th. Please note: SDN NFV World Congress 2017 runs from Monday 9th October to Friday 13th October. Monday 9th is the Workshop Day; Tuesday 10th is the first full Congress Day One.

The SDN NFV World Congress program consistently attracts the leaders in the NFV+SDN+MANO movement from all parts of the global industry ecosystem - software specialists, network systems vendors, service providers and carriers, datacentre providers and large enterprise, to participate at the World Congress.

ETSI Members qualify for a 20% discount using the code ETSI: Please use this link to book and select Category B.

Join us and add your own experience and expertise to the SDN NFV World Congress!


Self-Organising Networks World


16-18 October 2017, London, UK

ETSI is pleased to endorse the SON event taking place in London this October for the only conference dedicated to in-depth SON discussion, operator led use cases and technical analyses.

This year the Self-Organising Networks World programme will offer an unbiased perspective exploring the operators’ experience with SON deployment and current capabilities along with the technical advancements promoting operator investment. Technical and strategic specialists contributing to the 2017 discussion include Telefónica, BT, Real Wireless, Orange, Vodafone, Telecom Italia and many more.

Use the code SONETSI25 for an exclusive 25% discount. Register for a complimentary operator pass.

For more information visit the event website.


Broadband World Forum

24-26 October 2017, Berlin, DE


ETSI is pleased to once again endorse and actively participate in Broadband World Forum, the world's largest event dedicated to the global communication networks, attracting attendees from Europe, APAC, Africa and the Americas.

In October 2017, BBWF will be taking place in Berlin, where over 5,000 industry leaders will gather over the course of three days. From the core to 5G enablement, the conference addresses timely issues being faced by operators and telcos. Each of the four conference tracks focuses on a priority of the audience, identified by an expert advisory board.

ETSI’s CTO, Adrian Scrase, will be one of the key speakers at the event. ETSI and 3GPP will have a joint stand presence and welcome you to stop by at our booth to hear about the latest developments on 5G and standardisation in general.

Download the preview brochure now to start planning your Broadband World Forum experience and register your interest for the latest updates.

For more information visit the event website.


Berlin 5G Week

6-10 November 2017, Berlin, DE

Berlin5GWeek 2017

ETSI is pleased to endorse the Berlin 5G Week 2017. Join the Tutorials, Workshops and Conference, hands-on live Demonstrations and in-depth technical Discussions with leading operators, manufacturers, integrators as well as various solution providers around the most recent 5G hot topics.

This year the focus is on the benefits and risks of this emerging disruptively agile network and service environment which is driven by the integration of existing and new access network technologies, new software paradigms, like edge computing, network virtualization, network slicing, and programmable 5G Core networks. Also we address the opportunities of 5G within different verticals.

For more information visit the event website.


Ultra Reliable Low Latency Wireless Networks Conference (URLLC)

14-15 November 2017, London, UK


ETSI is pleased to endorse the Ultra Reliable Low Latency Wireless Networks Conference 2017 designed to speak to the challenges of MNOs, OEMs and vertical industries. It will delve into what are essential and also realistic reliability and latency parameters for the various verticals and then explore the means by which these can be delivered across part or all of the wireless network infrastructure and with what cost and engineering premium.

ETSI’s CTO, Adrian Scrase, will speak at the event about 5G.


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

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