Can anybody attend at OFC? How to register?
OFC offers several options for registration including student, member and non-member, exhibits only and short courses only. You are encouraged to review the comprehensive guidelines and register before 4 February to enjoy discounted prices. Simple instructions on how to register online to attend OFC 2019 can find it in the official website.
What is the exhibitor profile?
Representing a range of products — from optical components and devices to systems, test equipment, software and specialty fiber — OFC features the entire supply chain and provides the premier marketplace where the industry learns, connects, networks and closes deals. More than 700 global companies, including established global brands and industry start-ups, use OFC as a platform to launch and demonstrate new products and innovations. Companies participating in OFC 2018 included: Arrayed Fiberoptics Corporation, ATOP Corporation, IBM, Ciena, Coriant, Corning Incorporated, Cisco Systems, EFFECT Photonics, Finisar, Fujitsu Optical Components, Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.; Huawei Technologies, Infinera, Juniper Networks, Infinera, Intel, II-VI, MACOM, Foxcomm, , Go!Foton, BroadcomLumentum, Mellanox Technologies, Mitsubishi International, Nokia and more. Technologies on display include network and test equipment, optical transport systems and optical component, fiber cables and specialty fiber manufacturers. Major global companies including ATOP, ColorChip, Huawei and Xilinx showcased products and solutions in 5G, WDM Transport Network (WTN), submarine optical fiber and data center technologies.
What is the visitor profile?
OFC is the industry’s best opportunity to meet key buyers with C-level executives representing more than 25% of attendees. Here is typical breakdown of attendees:
BUYER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Executive Management (CEO, CFO, etc.)
Executive Technical (CTO, CIO, Chief Scientist)
Which are the 5 more relevant tradeshows in the sector?
Since OFC is the only global conference that truly represents the entire optical communications ecosystem, there is no exact comparison. A few of the other well-known optical trade shows are: ECOC, NGON & DCI, SDN NFV World Congress, SPIE and CIOE.
Can you give us some participation results from the last edition? How many visitors attend? In total from the exhibitors, from how many different nationalities they are?
OFC 2018 concluded with more than 15,500 attendees from 75 different countries, with 33% of attendees based outside the United States. The only global event where attendees witness the innovation behind the technology that powers communications today, OFC has been on a steep growth trajectory over the last three years, increasing in overall square footage by 44% and experiencing a 21% growth in exhibitors and attendees.
Lastly, regarding the exhibitor, how many stand exhibitors participate in the last edition? In total how many different countries they are?
More than 700 global organizations from 65 different countries, including established global brands and industry start-ups, participated in the 2018 event.