THE BIG 5G EVENT IN BIG NUMBERS...
We are now Big 5G Event
We’re excited to announce that 2019 will mark the merging of two market leading telco conferences in North America. Light Reading’s Big Communications Event (BCE) and 5G North America have merged to form the Big 5G Event.
The Big 5G Event's 5-track conference covers the industry's most pressing topics, pieces together the 5G puzzle and highlights other key areas of network innovation. Topics covered include: SDN, NFV, "anyhaul" transport, edge computing, AI/analytics, IoT and C-V2X platforms, 5G RAN, 5G core and devices, process automation, network security, SD-WAN and much more.
The 1,500+ telecom professionals who will be attending across the two days will enjoy access to multiple keynote sessions delivered by renowned service and solution provider representatives, as well as thought leadership from Heavy Reading’s leading analysts who will guide proceedings across the content rich two days.
MEET OUR FIRST ROUND OF 2019 SPEAKERS:
Are you interested in speaking at the BIG 5G Event? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Event Features
Join the BIG 5G Keynotes, hosted by the LightReading Team and hear directly from leading North American Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers over the course of two-days. Past participants include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Spectrum Enterprise, Sprint, CenturyLink and more.
DEMO EXHIBITON HALL
A demo-led area on the expo floor showcases live demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real-world insight and tangible value to event attendees.
TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL DEEP DIVE WORKSHOPS
Stay tuned for more information about our pre-event workshops taking place on Monday, May 6. Past workshops were presented by CORD, Linux Foundation, Open Compute Project (OCP) and Light Reading's Women in Comms initiative.
EXCLUSIVE LEADERS IN 5G EXECUTIVE SUMMIT
An exclusive, invite-only session bringing together key decision-makers to discuss the roadmap to 5G in North America.
WOMEN IN COMMS-FOCUSED SESSIONS
Stay tuned for more about our Women in Comms initiatives at Big 5G! This year's luncheon and panel session will feature leading women in the telecommunications industry, addressing the impact of digital transformation on diversity in the workplace and how to close the gender gap.
LEADING LIGHTS AWARDS
Light Reading's annual Leading Lights Awards are held each year comprising 24 awards categories as well Light Reading's Hall of Fame and Women in Comms Awards. The awards recognize the industry's top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology. Stay tuned for more information on Leading Lights, including deadlines and categories.
The BIG networking party
No-one in the industry loves a party more than we do! Join us for a beer (or two) at the Big 5G Event networking party at the Wynkoop Brewery on Tuesday 7th at 6:30pm, or take part in our expo floor happy hour where you can mingle with the industry's leaders.
Startup Elevate is KNect365's dedicated startup program, aimed at connecting startups with industry and investment to empower the next disruptors in tech. Unlike most startup events, Startup Elevate is founded on established, industry-focused events such as London Tech Week, IoT World and TechXLR8 Asia and offers a captive audience of potential corporate partners as well as investors and fellow entrepreneurs.
BIG: 5G's IWCE Public Safety Summit
Join us on May 7th from 11am - 5:05pm for an exclusive track focused on public safety. Led by IWCE's Show Director, Stephanie McCall and Editor Donny Jackson, we will be covering topics such as "How does 5G Change the Communications Equation for Public Safety", "Beyond Police, Fire and EMS" and "Public and Private Broadband Initiative Synergies".
THE EVENT FOR THE INDUSTRY. BACKED BY THE INDUSTRY.
3GPP is a proud strategic partner of the Big 5G Event and the 5G Series of events.
I enjoyed every minute of BIG 5G Event 2018 – the panels, the keynotes, the conversations (about telecom and not) and I found the content shared by the speakers very useful. Thank you and congratulations
Portfolio Connectivity, Mobility & Security,
The event is both informative and educational in regard to what is happening in the telecommunications industry now and in the near future
EastPoint Communication Technology
First time at this event. It was very insightful and valuable.
Strategic Account Manager
Pacific Gas & Electric