ECOC Exhibition 2020
After 24 years of you coming to us, ECOC Exhibition 2020 is coming to you!
Whilst we would have hoped to be able to welcome you to the exhibition halls in Brussels in December for our 25th anniversary event, due to the ongoing restrictions and circumstances beyond our control, including travel disruptions due to the pandemic, both the ECOC exhibition and conference have no alternative but to move to become a fully online event.
Our priority will always be the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and all of our attendees and so although we are disappointed that we won’t get to see you in person this year, we wanted to make sure as many visitors and exhibitors can still experience the key meeting place for the optical communications industry in a safe way.
Take a look at our FAQ’s pages to discover how our virtual exhibition will work and watch our event preview video below to see what you can expect this year.
ECOC Exhibition Online: Find out more about this year’s virtual event
Take a look at our virtual event preview to find out what you can expect from this year’s event.
The exhibition is free to enter, don’t forget to pre-register to make sure you get the latest event news and updates.
New for 2020: ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event, ECOC has introduced the ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards, in conjunction with Optical Connections.
The six awards will feature the following categories: Data Centre Innovation/Best Product, Innovative FTTx Product, Most Innovative Product, Optical Integration (SiPh and/or other), Optical Transport Award, and Best Fiber/ Fiber Component Product.
Deadline for entries: 30th September 2020
Find out about the new Industry Awards in our interview with Daryl Inniss
Market Focus 2020 – Deadline extended!
The Call for Speakers for this year’s Market Focus sessions closes on 30th September, but you still have time to get involved and submit your presentation proposal. This year we are accepting virtual or pre-recorded presentations so even if you are not able to speak in person you can still be a part of Market Focus 2020.
The deadline is now Wednesday 30th September.
Due to the current circumstances regarding Covid-19 the decision has been taken by the ECOC Management Committee and ourselves to postpone the event from September to December
The COVID-19 outbreak has presented everyone with unprecedented challenges and uncertainties. We have been closely monitoring the travel advice and public health guidelines issued through the official channels of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Belgium, and Belgian public health agencies.
In light of uncertainties regarding international travel, in response to requests from local authorities, and in consultation with ECOC Management Committee we have decided to postpone ECOC 2020 to 6– 10 December 2020 (Exhibition dates 7-9) also in Brussels, Belgium.
By postponing ECOC 2020 we will significantly increase the possibility of a successful edition (in person !) of our exhibition and IMEC, our partner in organizing the conference. In light of this the conference has decided to postpone the paper submission deadline to 28 August, thus offering the possibility to complete the experiments which in many laboratories have come to a halt due to the corona crisis.
ECOC 2020, as a premier event worldwide in our field, will continue to provide you with a unique and high-level platform to present and exhibit your research results and products.
ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event, we have introduced the ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards, in conjunction with Optical Connections. The six awards will feature the following categories: Data Centre Innovation/Best Product, Innovative FTTx Product, Most Innovative Product, Optical Integration (SiPh and/or other), Optical Transport Award, and Best Fiber/ Fiber Component Product.
Entry for the awards is now open and will close on September 11. A shortlist of nominees will be announced ahead of the event in December and winners will be announced at ECOC 2020 in Brussels on 8th December.