Our 2018 exhibition attracted over 6,500 executives and senior professionals from the industry’s largest and most influential companies around the globe to meet, network, do business and to learn.

Featuring a host of exclusive product demonstrations and new product announcements from some of the 331 companies in attendance in this years sold out exhibition hall, as well as 30 industry leaders presenting to more than 3,500 attendees in our Market Focus theatre across the three days. Attendees were able to enjoy a comprehensive array of cutting-edge topics, from fibre access and the FTTX network evolution enabling 5G to photonics integration and digital silicon photonics.

Full statistics from ECOC Exhibition 2018


2018 Highlights

If you are thinking about joining us in Dublin in 2019, view our selection of video highlights captured during our 2018 event in Rome.

Daily Round-Up

Read our in-depth round-up of each day at ECOC Exhibition 2018.

Daily Round-Up

Market Focus Presentations

Missed a must-attend Market Focus session? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.

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Hear from some of the exhibitors who joined us this year in our selection of 2018 interviews.

2018 Interviews

Show Statistics

  • 331


    Exhibiting companies

  • 6,531



  • 83%


    Of attendees arriving from the non-host country.

  • 90


    Countries represented

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  • "For optical communications in Europe, there really is nowhere else to be!”

    Andy Stevens, CEO, Coherent Solutions

  • “ECOC is perfect for us as it simply brings together some of our most important optical customers, especially from Europe, to one central place.”

    Doug Busch, Vice President and General Manager, Optical Solutions, Molex

  • “The exhibition is a great place to meet not just with customers, but with the researchers and innovators that are looking at how the technologies on show are going to evolve. These interactions are key for us and help us to tailor our offering to market demands before they even emerge.”

    Ian Giles, CEO of Phoenix Photonics.

  • “ECOC 2018 has provided us, as ever, with a unique window into the whole of our industry, allowing us to be close to our partners and customers, not just from Italy but from around the world.”

    Matteo Trinei, Executive Manager, Fibernet

  • “We’re really excited to be at ECOC this year. It feels like there’s a great energy about the place and it’s certainly one of the busiest we’ve been to. The European market is always receptive to new ideas and innovations, so ECOC is the ideal place for us to exhibit our solutions.”

    Mike Zammit, Vice President and General Manager Connectivity Solutions at Go!Foton