Market Focus is one of the most popular areas of the exhibition, located within the exhibition hall and the sessions are free for visitors, delegates and exhibitors to attend. In 2018 the Market Focus agenda featured the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, BT, Ovum, NTT, Cisco, Source Photonics and Telefonica, among others.

‘Data Centres: Optics in Cloud Computing’ kicked-off the Day 1 agenda with Inphi the first of six speakers which also included Facebook, II-VI Inc, Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), Arista Networks and Luxtera.

Day 2 saw the spotlight cast on ‘Photonics Integration and Digital Silicon Photonics’, with speakers from Intel, Lightwave Logic, ePIXfab, Fraunhofer KKI, Ciena, and Light Counting Market taking to the stage in the morning. The final day was dedicated to the subject of ‘Service and Content Provider Optimal Transmission,’ with Ovum, BT, Finisar, Adva, Cisco, Huawei, NTT, China Mobile and CESNET also participating.

Download the Presentations

Some of the excellent presentations from across the three days of the event will soon be available to download. Please note: you will need to submit your details in order to access the presentations.


Market Focus 2018 Highlights

Catch up on the highlights from Market Focus in Rome 2018.

  • "Market Focus sessions were very informative and on the edge .... the best attended part of the show in my eyes and one that got a lot of discussion afterwards"

    Exhibition Visitor, 2017

Market Focus 2019 – Call for Speakers

The 2019 Market Focus will cover a broad selection of informative and on-trend optical communication topics and is set to host thought-provoking seminars from leading industry professionals from across the globe.

Further details and the 2019 Call for Speakers will be released in April 2019.

ECOC Exhibition Advisory Committee

We are delighted to welcome back the industry experts who make up the ECOC Advisory Committee. The Committee is the decision-making force behind the presentation selection process and includes representatives from across the optical communications space – telecom operators, system vendors and component manufacturers to industry analyst groups and independent industry bodies.

Chaired by Per Danielsen, editor of Telekommunikation, the experienced Committee includes: Pierpaolo Ghiggino of NIS Ltd, Wladek Forysiak of Aston University, Stephan Neidlinger from ADVA Optical Networking, Michael Lebby from Lightwave Logic, Daryl Inniss from OFS, Glenn Wellbrock from Verizon, Frank Chang from Inphi and photonics industry expert Bimal Nayar, from Network Rail.