Market Focus

Now in its thirteenth successful year, the ECOC Market Focus has grown to become one of the focal points of the show and a popular platform to gain industry knowledge and insight into the latest technologies available.

Market Focus 2019 will take place in the Pavillion, outside Hall 2.

View the full Market Focus timetable and discover the trends to be discussed at this year’s Market Focus. Follow the discussions on pluggable versus co-packaging and hear what will follow 400G, transportation sensing and 5G will also feature in this year’s sessions.

Market Focus 2019 Timetable

My Daily Plan

To help you plan your time at the exhibition, our newly released ‘My Daily Planer’ enables you to select the sessions you wish to attend and add them to a handy planner, you can email to yourself, save to your calendar and/or print out as a helpful reference whilst at the show.

Plan your time

Market Focus Presentations 

Some of the excellent presentations from across the three days of the event will soon be available to download. Not all presentations will be available due to author permissions.

Please note: you will need to submit your details in order to access the presentations.

Market Focus Presentations – coming soon

ECOC Exhibition Market Focus 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.

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 Source Photonics and  industry expert Bimal Nayar, from Network Rail.


Per Danielsen (1955 – 2019)
Committee Chairman

We sadly lost an exceptional person and great friend. Per has been the main driver behind this very forum; an idea that grew from humble beginnings in 2006 to what is now one of the most exciting market meeting of the Industry and a key feature of one of the most important Optical Technology Conferences and Exhibitions in the world. Market Focus exists thanks to his vision, technological competence, dedictaion and drive. He will be greatly missed.

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

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.