FTTH Conference, Berlin moves to September 2021

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The FTTH Council Europe has rescheduled this year’s physical FTTH Conference to take place in September 2021.

The event was due to take place in Berlin from 1-3 December this year - having been previously rescheduled from April. But, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the FTTH Council Europe - after consulting with sponsors - took the decision to move the event to 21-23 September 2021. 

In a statement issued the council said: ‘We are confident that this decision, which has been taken in agreement with an overwhelming majority of our sponsors, will allow time for the coronavirus situation to improve and allow attendees and exhibitors to meet and network in an environment where social distancing measures will be more relaxed.’ 

However, those looking forward to the December event can be reassured that, while it will not go ahead physically, it will still take place, in a new, virtual format from 2-3 December. This will feature a hub of workshop and conference presentations plus virtual networking opportunities for operators, policymakers, investors, vendors and more to connect, network, discover new products, source information and do business.

The statement from the FTTH Council went on to explain: ‘With fibre being one of the key enablers of the digitalised and connected world, this virtual event will preserve the value and content of the physical FTTH Conference 2020 in Berlin.  It will consist of two days of expert workshops on a wide range of FTTH and fibre-enabled technology related subjects, as well as conference keynotes and panel discussions featuring opinion-leaders and prominent figures from the European and international digital industry.’  

Registration for the 2020 virtual conference will open later this month via the conference website and other FTTH Council Europe’s communication channels.

Concluded the council: ‘The FTTH Council Europe’s goal is to deliver an innovative virtual fibre summit that represents the most relevant elements of the industry value chain and ensures that the FTTH Conference 2020 is a memorable and rewarding experience for each participant. We will of course very much look forward to reconvening physically in September 2021 in Berlin when the public health situation allows. We thank all our members, sponsors, speakers, partners and attendees for their continued support and we look forward to delivering the first-ever virtual FTTH Conference on 2-3 December.'

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