Recommended Events

ETSI recommends the following workshops and conferences on topics close to our standardization activities. Many of these events will have speakers on behalf of ETSI. Special benefits may be available to ETSI Members where we agree to endorse an event. In some cases you may meet with ETSI staff and experts on the ETSI stand. 


NFV & Zero Touch World Congress

24-27 April 2018, San Jose, USA


Join us in San Jose from 24 to 27 April 2018, for the NFV & Zero Touch World Congress.

With NFV and the transformation to a virtualised networking platform now well underway at Carriers - and already extant at Cloud providers - the stage is now set for further transformation.

With a strategic vision of Zero Touch, both Carrier and Cloud providers have an objective of full network and services Automation. Such a vision will propel the industry forward into the next phase, and help ensure that the future network will be fit for purpose - meeting the fast-moving demands of the Digital Enterprise and fully leveraging the benefits of NFV+SDN.

For more information on the NFV & Zero Touch World Congress, please visit the event website.


Indo European Conference on Standards & Emerging Technology

26 April 2018, New Delhi, IN


In view of the resounding success and positive feedback from its first two events held in India, we are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the "Indo-European conference on Standards & Emerging Technology scheduled for 26th April 2018 at Hotel - The Lalit, New Delhi.

The Conference serves as an effective platform for showcasing and presenting the most up to date developments on standards, policies and legislation around emerging technologies. It is brought together by the European Standards Organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI) along with European Commission (EC) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in the framework of its Project SESEI (Seconded European Standardization Expert in India) and in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Once again, the topics identified for this 3rd dialogue are consistent and in-line with key ongoing technology trends and policy needs for India and Europe. In this 3rd Indo European Conference our focus will be around the three following topics: ICT (M2M/IoT and its role in Smart Cities, Cyber Security), Automotive (ITS and e-mobility), as well as Smart Energy (Smart Grid, Smart Meter, LVDC, Micro Grid and Cyber Security).

The conference will also include the release and presentation of three study reports on below topics while covering updates on the latest global and Indian developments around Standardization, Related Policies & Legislations, Gaps and Challenges, Way Forward etc. These Gaps & Challenges will be discussed during the panel discussion and help defining the roadmap of cooperation in addressing them through further cooperation.

For more information please visit the event website.


Critical Communications World

15-17 May 2018, Berlin, DE


ETSI is pleased to endorse the CCW event in Berlin.

Critical communications users are facing unprecedented change, as the world is facing increased threats to its safety and security. Effective communications are absolutely crucial to support the work of all professionals around the world who do such a magnificent job in protecting citizens, critical infrastructure, and critical business processes.

TCCA is committed to supporting all critical communications professionals, whether a lone paramedic working in a remote area, or a multinational manufacturer pushing the boundaries of innovation. From PMR to professional LTE, from direct mode to drones, from applications to antennas – we bring them all together at Critical Communications World to drive the evolution of the industry and enhance the ability of communications to safeguard our world.

This event is designed to support its participants where the aim is return on investment. This collaborative event is expected to benefit all who participate, built on an unprecedented depth and breadth of knowledge.

For more information visit the event website.


5G World

12–14 June 2018, ExCeL, London, UK

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ETSI is pleased to endorse 5G World, the global networks event focused on defining the next steps towards 5G and the optimisation of existing LTE networks. Taking place on 12 – 14 June at the ExCeL in London, 5G World will offer a comprehensive programme, infinite networking opportunities and an interactive exhibition to its 2,000 + delegates. By attending 5G World, you will hear from leading international operators as they discover the business potential of this next generation technology. Plus, delegates will enjoy access to focused content in the various tracks available at this three day show - from Antenna Evolution to Network Security.

Meet with ETSI and 3GPP representatives at our joint booth and hear presentations by ETSI’s CTO, Mr Adrian Scrase, and other ETSI representatives, as part of the conference programme.

To view the full agenda, please visit the event website.

Senior telecommunications representatives are invited to attend the conference sessions free of charge (value of £1,795). To apply for a free pass, please fill out the form.

To register as a free visitor and get access to the exhibition and free conference theatres, please register.

We are pleased to offer all ETSI members an exclusive 20% discount on all 5G delegate passes with code ETSI20. To redeem the discount, register.

For more information visit the event website.


SDN NFV World Congress

8-12 October 2018, The Hague, NL


ETSI is pleased to be a Forum Partner at the SDN NFV World Congress this October 8-12 at the World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands.

Established in 2012, SDN NFV World Congress creates the principal market focus for network innovation, and has grown to become the world's largest meeting place for carrier Network Transformation industry leaders and has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry.

The agenda has extended to embrace areas of Network Innovation with the most relevance and urgency for carriers today, such as Networking Technology/Infrastructure, Automation & Operation, SD-WAN, Cloud Optical, 5G CAT, NFV Security and Opening Networking.

For more information on the SDN NFV World Congress, please visit the event website.


For further information on any of these events, please contact the ETSI events team, or contact the event organizer directly.

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