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Light Reading's Events

Light Reading runs the most extensive program of live and virtual events in the communications industry. The content for our events is provided by Heavy Reading, Light Reading's independent market research division, with contributions from leading telecom companies, ensuring that our pre-qualified audiences of technology decision makers receive exclusive and original information on how to best achieve their next-generation communications goals.

For speaking or sponsorship inquiries on any of our upcoming events or for more information on our event sites that are under construction, please contact events@lightreading.com.

For questions about Light Reading Live Events please email: events@lightreading.com.

Big Communications Event (BCE)
Austin Convention Center
Monday-Wednesday, May 14-16, 2018
NFV and Carrier SDN: Automation and Monetization
Denver, Colorado
Monday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 26
2020 Vision Executive Summit
Lisbon, Portugal
Tuesday, December 4 - Thursday, December 6, 2018
Industry Events
MVNO’s World Congress
Madrid, Spain
Monday, April 23 – Thursday, April 26
5G & LTE Latin America
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tuesday, April 24 – Thursday, April 26
Broadband TV Connect Asia
Bangkok, Thailand
Tuesday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
IMS World Forum
London, United Kingdom
Wednesday, April 25 – Thursday, April 26
TV Connect
London, United Kingdom
Wednesday, May 9 – Thursday, May 10
5G North America
Austin Convention Center
Monday, May 14 – Wednesday, May 16, 2018
East Africa Com
Nairobi Upper Hill, Kenya
Tuesday, May 15 – Wednesday, May 16, 2018
UC EXPO
ExCeL, London
Wednesday, May 16 – Thursday, May 17, 2018
West Africa Com
Dakar, Senegal
Tuesday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 12, 2018
Internet of Things World Europe
ExCeL, London
Tuesday, June 12 – Thursday, June 14, 2018
5G World 2018
ExCeL, London
Tuesday, June 12 – Thursday, June 14, 2018
ANGACOM 2018
Cologne, Germany
Tuesday, June 12 – Thursday, June 14
Cloud & DevOps World
London, United Kingdom
Tuesday, June 14 – Thursday, June 16
NGON & DCI 2018
Acropolis, Nice
Tuesday, June 26 – Thursday, June 28
IoT Global Innovation Forum
Portland, OR
Tuesday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ITU Telecom World 2018
Durban, South Africa
Monday, September 10 – Thursday, September 13, 2018
MVNO’s World Congress
Durban, South Africa
Monday, September 10 – Thursday, September 13, 2018
Cable-Tec Expo 2018
Atlanta, GA
Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25
Broadband World Forum
Messe, Berlin
Tuesday, October 23 – Thursday, October 25
AfricaCom
CTICC, South Africa
Tuesday, November 13 – Thursday, November 15, 2018
From The Founder
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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Upcoming Live Events
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
I got to visit Nortel in Ottawa only after-the-fact. It was 2011, and Ciena had long since completed its acquisition of the Metro Ethernet Networks group, arguably ...
Rajeev Suri's master plan is on the verge of paying off, if the telecom market would only cooperate.
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

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