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OFC - A Dynamic Global Gathering

OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.

OFC attracts the biggest names in the field, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC is a one-stop-shop

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OFC offers invited presentations by experts in the field.
Meet the thought leaders in optical communications and networking.

At the Expo: See new products and meet hundreds of vendors.

Find solutions and make connections among the 550+ exhibitors on the exhibit floor.

Networking opportunities, both formal and informal.

Learn what's driving the future of optical networking and communications.

Get the Latest Technology, Products and Information

    Optical Networking
    Gigabit Ethernet
    SDN and Networks
    Test and Measurement
    Optical Packets
    Optical Interconnects/Switches
    100Gb/s Hardware
    WDM
    Switches
    ROADMs
    VCSEL
    Transport
    Spatial Division Multiplexing
    Integrated Photonics
    FTTX

Attendee Information:

Flexible Registration Options


It's all here for you - in one location. OFC offers flexible registration options that suit every schedule and budget. Attend the technical conference and exhibits/show floor programming, or just the exhibits/show floor programming with a free Exhibits Pass Plus.

Exhibitor Information:

OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years, The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) has drawn attendees from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward.

OFC attracts the biggest names in the field, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends and technology advances affecting the industry. From technical presentations to the latest market trends and predictions, OFC is a one-stop-shop.

OFC draws a wide array of attendees representing every sector of optical communications. Pick your niche and you'll find your target market at OFC:

    Executive Management: CEOs, CFOs, CIOs
    Network Architects
    Systems Engineers
    Purchasing Managers
    Product Development Managers
    Sales and Marketing Professionals
    Manufacturing Engineers
    Educators
    Test and Measurement Engineers
    Venture Capitalists
    Researchers and Scientists

Tap into unmatched international buying power!


Can you measure the amount of impact per square foot? You can at OFC. This is the show to get noticed by the right people. OFC booth packages include excellent opportunities for additional exposure as well as everything you need to make the most of your exhibit.

About OSA:

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.

About IEEE Photonics Society:

The IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) is the professional home for a global network of scientists and engineers who represent the laser, optoelectronics and photonics community.  IPS provides its members with professional growth opportunities, publishes journals, sponsors conferences and supports local chapter and student activities around the world.

About IEEE Communications Society:

Founded in 1952 with the formation of IRE’s (the Institute of Radio Engineers) Professional Group on Communications Systems (PGCS), IEEE Communications Society has evolved into a diverse group of global industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. Members interact across international and technological borders to:

    produce publications
    organize conferences
    foster educational programs
    promote local activities
    work on technical committees

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Website: http://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/?utm_source=osaMeetings&ut...
Conference/Event Dates: 03/19/2017 - 03/23/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/21/2017 - 03/23/2017
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tues & Wed, 10am-5pm; Thurs, 10am-4pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Engineering
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Engineering, Government, Government General, Manufacturing, Sciences, Technology, Utilities
Estimated Attendance: 13,000
Cost to Attend: http://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/registration/...
Audience: Company Category:
Network/Communications Service Provider
Internet Service Provider
Content Provider
Data Center
Systems/Network Equipment Manufacturer
Components or Device Manufacturer
Test Equipment Manufacturer
Fiber and Cable Supplier
Enterprise
Government Agency
Investment/Venture Capital
Contract Manufacturer
Academia

Job Function:
Executive Management (CEO, CFO, etc.)
Executive Technical (CTO, CIO, Chief Scientist)
R&D Director/Manager
Network/Systems Engineer
Network Architect
Researcher/Scientist
Marketing/Sales/Product Development Director/Manager
Professor/Educator
Purchasing Director/Manager
Student
Technician
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:

OFC attendees have impressive budgets, buying authority, and high annual sales volume:

70% of attendees have a role in making purchase decisions
One out of every four attendees is C-Level
Visitors from over 60 countries represented
27% of the attendees are based outside of the US
99% of attendees visited the exhibits
Nearly 90% of all OFC attendees spend 4 - 7 hours on the show floor and 25% spend over 10 hours visiting with exhibitors

Facts from OFC (2016)
More than 13,000 attendees
65+ countries represented
580 exhibiting companies
Over 1,150 presentations
Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
Venue Phone: (213) 741-1151
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:http://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/hotel-travel/...
Number of Exhibitors:580 (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:106,700 (2015)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Sponsored by: The Optical Society (OSA), IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Communications Society
Show Manager:OSA
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Less than 500 sq. ft. $45 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
More than 500 sq. ft. $43 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
Open Corner Additional $300 for each open corner / Prices are subject to change.   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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