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SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME

Over three days we will welcome more than 4,500 attendees from leading operators, vendors and institutions to discuss the future of the broadband industry.

Expect the exhibition to be buzzing with energy, the conference tracks full of debate and insight, and the Oktoberfest bar full of beer and bratwusrt!

THE MOST IMPORTANT 72 HOURS OF THE YEAR

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This year the agenda will have a broad focus on industry convergence, and how 5G has the potential to blur the lines between operator definitions. Will mobile operators begin to offer their own broadband services with EMBB, will fixed operators use 5G for last mile connections? Will cable assets become more desirable? Are operators becoming increasingly medium agnostic? Find out at BBWF 2018.

You will hear from some of broadband's most influential figures across four defined content tracks discussing the most important issues. Hear from C-level operator and vendor speakers, regulators, standards bodies, policy makers, advocacy groups who are shaping the future of the industry.

THE EXHIBITION

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The Broadband World Forum exhibition is the perfect place for you to meet the entire fixed network community. 

Operators, ISPs, cable providers are joined by public sector officials, policy makers, technology vendors and solutions providers to create a rich audience mix. Our high level speaker line up and audience demographic make this one of the most dynamic forums in the space for forging new partnerships.

Meet hundreds of industry innovators across 12,000 sq m of exhibition and get a hands-on experience of the technology that is shaping the future of connectivity.

The Oscars of the Broadband World

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The Broadband Awards are your place to be recognised in the industry. 2018 Categories will be designed to showcase innovation in network technology, fresh products or business models, as well as those delivering Broadband for social good.

We will also be bringing back the People’s Choice Award, which celebrates an individual who embodies innovation, energy and ambition in the industry.

Submit your entry now!

SHOW FLOOR THEATRES

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Two theatres within the exhibition will be delivering entirely free content across the 3-days. Presentations, panels and discussions will be coming from operators, analyst partners, start-ups and technology providers.


THE BROADBAND WORLD NEWS THEATRE
THE BROADBAND WORLD NEWS THEATRE

In partnership with Light Reading, you hear some incredible free content across the two days.

THE GIGABIT INNOVATION THEATRE
THE GIGABIT INNOVATION THEATRE

Content assessing the key drivers and barriers to a gigabit society.

WOMEN IN COMMS

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For the third year BBWF will host the Women in Comms Networking Lunch, bringing women in broadband together to discuss the digital gender divide while enjoying a delicious lunch with like-minded company. Presentations and discussions are focused on how to increase female representation in senior industry roles, as well as encourage more young women to follow careers in telco. 

Sign up in advance to confirm your place at the Women in Comms lunch, and join the movement to help drive gender parity in the industry.

In partnership with Light Reading Women in Comms and Radisys.

LEADERSIN BROADBAND

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Join our LeadersIn Community for access to exclusive event features, networking events and digital content. Apply now to join the program and enjoy a range of benefits only available to our top-level operator attendees.

Benefits include:

- Unrestricted free VIP access to BBWF – including all conference and workshop content
- Additional free pass for a rising star within your organisation
- Invitation to our exclusive Executive Summit, October 23
- Invitation to our VIP drinks reception, hosted by Deutsche Telekom
- Speaking opportunities at the event
- Access to exclusive content through dedicated newsletters
- Your own personal meeting planner, tailoring your time effectively at BBWF

For more information or to apply to join the program click here.

CHILL AND RECHARGE

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Broadband World Forum is a networking hub for the fixed network community and there are plenty of opportunities for you to connect, collaborate and share challenges within the exhibition.

Relax at the Chill and Charge Zone or many Cafes dotted around the exhibition. 

START-UP SHOWCASE

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Returning for a second year, the Gigabit Innovation Theatre will give the start-up community a platform to pitch and present their new ideas. 

The start up competition will take place over three ‘pitch offs’ during 3 days with start ups showcasing their innovations in network tech, AI and Smart Home Solutions. Have a product or service to pitch? Get involved.

OKTOBERFEST BAR

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The Oktoberfest Bar is returning for another year! You are invited for happy hour drinks as we wind down at the end of day one. 

Network and relax with your peers, while enjoying one of Germany’s finest beers!

EVENT NETWORKING APP

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Make sure to download the networking app before the event so that you can:

- Create and maintain a public profile
- Request meetings with other attendees
- Manage a personalised schedule of event sessions and meetings
- Send private in-app messages to other members
- Receive important updates and announcements from the BBWF team
- Access event documentation

TRUST US. WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 18 YEARS.

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The world's largest event dedicated to the global fixed network community.
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100+ hours of research and too many phone calls to count. We've listened and developed an agenda that truly reflects your needs.