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ECOC Exhibition 2016 Highlights

We would like to thank everyone who visited this years ECOC Exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, we hope you found your visit beneficial. A big thank you also goes to all of our sponsors and exhibitors for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all again in Gothenburg, Sweden for ECOC Exhibition 2017!

We welcomed over 5,234 people to the exhibition, to meet with more than 300 exhibiting companies from around the globe.

Catch up with highlights from the event in Düsseldorf with a compilation of videos, photos and interviews with some of the top names in the industry as they share their insight and predictions for future trends in optical communications.

Key facts and figures

The exhibition was a great success with visitor numbers reaching 5,234, with 313 exhibiting companies from 27 countries and a record 3,189 people visiting the Market Focus sessions across the three days! 

View the statistics sheet for further details.

ECOC TV Interviews

Throughout the event in 2016 the ECOC TV team met with a number of leading names within the industry. Find out what they see as the emerging issues, challenges and changes facing the industry in the coming years with our interview videos

Market Focus presentations now available to download!

The 2016 Market Focus, sponsored by Inphi, covered a broad selection of informative and on-trend optical communication topics in 27 thought-provoking seminars from leading industry professionals from across the globe.

This year Market Focus welcomed it's largest ever audience, with over 3,100 people attending the sessions across the three-days.

The 2016 presentations  are now available to download.
What people said about ECOC Exhibition 2016...
“As a producer of market-leading optical spectrum analysers, attending the ECOC Exhibition is a no-brainer for us. There is never a question for us of whether to attend – this is where our customers expect us to be.”
Paulo Magini, Yokogowa
“We have been attending ECOC Exhibition for several years now and this is one of the best yet. It is an excellent place for us to meet with our clients from the European market and also seek out new distributors and partners.”
Suji Band, INNO Instrument
“We’ve been coming to ECOC for twenty years now and it’s getting bigger and better each year. As a Japanese company, it’s an essential event for us in terms of meeting clients from across Europe and the rest of the world.”
Jonathan Evans, Santec 
“We’ve been a regular attendee of ECOC for over a decade now – it’s the best place in Europe to see all of our customers and the latest advances in photonics technology.”
Nick Parsons, Senior VP (Engineering and Technology), Polatis
“The ECOC Exhibition gives us access to a broad spectrum of companies for whom our training services are essential. It brings together the key players from across the continent and from all areas of the industry.”
Martyn Cook, Group Chairman at CTTS
“This is the perfect place to launch new services and hold partner demonstrations. We have so many colleagues and partners here that it is a ‘must attend’ event for us.”
Thomas Yanez, Solutions and Product Marketing at Viavi Solutions
“ECOC is an essential event for us. Every year we see increased attendance and interest in our products, and it gives us a fantastic chance to meet with both current and potential customers.”
Chris Loberg, Senior Marketing Manager at Tektronix