ECOC is the largest conference on optical communications in Europe,
and one of the most prestigious and long-standing events in this field worldwide.

ECOC 2021 will be the 47th edition, showing the unbroken attractiveness of this conference.

The outbreak of the global health crisis of 2020 acted as a global eye-opener that the digital infrastructure had become one of the essential fluids of everyone’s professional and personal lives. Never before had it become as widely clear that the digital infrastructure had turned altogether into an essential marketplace for food and goods, the facilitator of our children’s education, the enabler of teleworking, the storehouse of our culture, the warrant of some of our civil rights, and the intercessor to our friends and family. Overall, COVID-19 triggered an intense wave of digital transformation and digital expansion, with light as propellant.

This wave reinforces ECOC as a unique, vibrant place for global opportunities, a place for knowledge sharing, stimulating creativity, steering innovation and building collaborations. In the conference as well as in the associated exhibition, companies and institutions from all over the world will share the latest news and scientific breakthroughs from materials and devices, to systems and networks. Expect to meet analysts, media, government bodies, vendors and users – as well as peers, colleagues or customers.

After the Brussel 2020 virtual edition, ECOC returns to France for its 47th edition, seven years after Cannes. The ECOC 2021 conference, along with the exhibition, will take place in the city of Bordeaux, in the heart of the wine region, less than 2 hours away from most European capitals.

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