Market Focus at ECOC Exhibition 2024

Now in it’s 18th year the Market Focus theatre is one of the highlights of the ECOC Exhibition attracting the world’s best speakers from the industry globally.

Every year the Market Focus is the key place to get up-to-date knowledge from across the industry in key technical areas and discover the latest commercial trends in optical communications.



Call for Speakers – now open for 2024!

We are pleased to announce that our Market Focus Call for Speakers is now open.

Download the flyer for full details on this years topic areas

If you are interested in speaking at the ECOC Market Focus please complete our online submission form with your abstract stating your company name, position, topic of interest and a 100-word summary of your presentation theme with a title based on one of the topics, by Tuesday 11th June 2024.

Submit your speaking proposal here

Market Focus 2023 Sessions – presentations now available

The 2023 Market Focus sessions were a resounding success this year and with our new look theatre, the audience was bigger than ever. Some presentations are now available to view online and access from the timetable page. We will be continuing to add presentations over the coming weeks.

View the full timetable here



ECOC Exhibition Market Focus Advisory Committee

Our advisory committee is composed of industry experts who will be reviewing submitted abstracts to plan another exciting live and in-person market focus event in Glasgow 2023. Chaired by Michael Lebby from Lightwave Logic, the highly industrial and commercially experienced committee includes:

Pierpaolo Ghiggino Industry Consultant, Wladek Forysiak of Aston University, Stephan Neidlinger from ADVA, Daryl Inniss from OFS,
Glenn Wellbrock from Verizon, Frank Chang from Source Photonics, and Bill Ring from Voyant Photonics.


  • "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