ECOC hot topics released for Cannes show

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Nexus Business Media, organiser of the ECOC (European Conference on Optical Communications) 2014 exhibition, has announced the hot topics for its pioneering Market Focus sessions for the September event.

First launched in Cannes and now back in the French city for its ninth year the Market Focus, with new sponsors Inphi, is once again set to be the highlight of the optical communications calendar, addressing topical issues from around the industry. Professionals are being called to submit their interest in speaking for the opportunity to share their work and industry related news.

The organisers say this year’s programme features a broad selection of informative and on-trend optical communications sessions and topics including data centres: optics in cloud computing, future applications, mass-market broadband fibre access and software defined networks.

The topics for this year’s market focus have been decided by the ECOC exhibition advisory panel, which includes global representatives from across the optical communications space with a selection of independent industry bodies, analyst groups, system vendors, telecom operators and component manufacturers. Frank Chang from Inphi and photonics industry expert Bimal Nayar, are the newest additions to the experienced Committee which will again be chaired by Per Danielsen, editor of Telekommunikation.

'The Market Focus is one of the highlights of the exhibition and we have worked tremendously hard over the years to make it the great success it is today,' said Beverley Lucas, group event manager for Nexus Business Media. 'The 2014 Market Focus is predicted to once again be the pillar of the optical industry to speak at and every year we get a great host of speakers who have always made an outstanding contribution and given ECOC its world class agenda, we are even increasing the seating in the theatre for Cannes to cope with the demand.' 

Individuals interested in speaking at the ECOC exhibition Market Focus should contact emma.harvey@nexusmediaevents by Friday 27 June. Applicants are asked to submit their topic of interest accompanied by 100-word summary of their presentation theme and title. For the full list of Market Focus topics, visit www.ecocexhibition.com/visitorhome/marketfocus2014 The exhibition will be held at Palais Des Festivals, Cannes on 22 to 24 September.

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