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21-23 May 2019

The world's leading optical networks event

Enable 5G and assert your digital dominance through the optical transport infrastructure

NGON & DCI World will encompass all our regional events to deliver a global meeting place for the brightest minds, thought leaders and industry innovators in the global optical networking and DCI ecosystem.

Call for Speakers

We are now accepting speaking applications for NGON & DCI World 2019! Submit your proposal for the chance to get on the agenda.

Uniting telco and data center operators under one roof



Do you know someone who is at the forefront of optical networking and pushing the boundaries of where the technology can go?

If you do, nominate them for the 2019 NGON & DCI World People's Choice Award!

Meet our 2019 Advisory Board!

To assist and guide with the most compelling topics, themes and questions to include on the 2019 agenda, we have invited some of the industry's leaders to take part in our Advisory Board, where they will help shape the key conversations to be included on our programme.

NGON & DCI 2018 as it happened

Discover what made our 20th Anniversary Event such a success!

2019 Key Focus Areas

Enabling 5G mobility
How to reduce OPEX
Increasing bandwidth capacity
Data centre connectivity
Global updates and perspectives
Disaggregation & convergence
Network automation
Metro, long-haul and submarine networks
Transport SDN & NFV

Your one stop shop to learn, network and build your contact base

NGON & Optical DCI Awards

The annual NGON & DCI Awards give recognition to the achievements made by operators, data centres and solution providers in the optical networking industry. This is a great chance for you to celebrate the year gone by in optical networking and data centre interconnect advancements.

Annual Beach Party

Join us as we celebrate the launch of NGON & DCI World and optical networking excellence, at our annual beach party! Networked and unwind with food and drinks in a relaxed environment with a scenic backdrop.

Speed Networking

Our informal, fun and highly effective introduction sessions gave you maximum exposure to a large number of your peers in the shortest time!


Join us for a scenic social morning run along the Nice promenade. There will be a prize for the fastest runner, so bring your game face!

Networking Reception

The perfect opportunity to network with your peers, stick around and enjoy a drink with us after the event.

Hosted Lunch Tables

Taking part in an informal setting, hosted lunch tables are a great opportunity to build relationships with your peers over lunch!

The Optical Masterclass Series

2018 Light Reading Workshop

Making Sense of Optical Transport Options for 5G. This breakfast workshop explored the range of 5G xhaul transport options with the goal of mapping each to the specific requirements of the 5G RAN and anticipated applications.

The OIF Workshop

You learned how OIF is assuring interoperability in open, agile next generation optical networks, with updates from OIF experts and guests on critical projects including CEI-56G and CEI-112G, FlexE, 400ZR, and Transport SDN.

SM-Optics Workshop

This workshop targeted the new optical micro nodes market segment and its adoption for 5G ready network, as well as fix/business applications, and how to address the expected 10 fold capacity growth with a fraction of the costs.

Want to grow your business in 2019?

Network with your audience

Whether it is an exhibition stand, pod, private meeting room or hosted round table, NGON & DCI World offers a wide range of options to ensure that your solutions and expertise are showcased to their best advantage.

Reinforce your brand

Achieve maximum exposure for your brand with our extensive multi-channel marketing campaign and diverse selection of advertisement options. As well as onsite branding opportunities, we've got you covered. 

Lead the discussion

Take part in sessions covering the industry’s most important topics and display your thought leadership and expert knowledge in front of your target audience.


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