INCA’s Annual Conference will take place this year on 5th & 6th November at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch in Central London.
Over 300 participants from the industry, national and local government are expected. Speakers will include leaders from the sector, government policy-makers and funders.
This year we will celebrate the growth of the sector, focus on new developments and opportunities, welcome continuing government support through funding programmes and highlight the appetite of investors to support the altnets.
On November 5 we are running three parallel afternoon workshops:
In the evening of November 5 we are hosting a special INCA Awards Dinner celebrating the successes of the digital infrastructure sector.
November 6 is the main INCA Conference day with a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and parallel workshop sessions.
We kick off at 9 am sharp and go swiftly into a session chaired by Erszebet Fitori from FTTH Council Europe on how, in the wake of the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, we can best deliver Full Fibre to Everyone. Confirmed speakers for this session include: James Heath - DCMS, Mark Collins - CityFibre, Dana Tobak - Hyperoptic, and Adrian Wooster - Gigaclear.
Then straight into a session entitled Regulating for World Class Digital Infrastructure. Led by Alex Blowers from CityFibre, with Ofcom's Clive Carter, Paul Morris from Vodafone, Beth Wainright from TalkTalk, and Itref Latif from the FCS.
Three parallel workshop session follow the morning break, with sessions planned on Barrier Busting, Community Broadband, and the Scottish R100 programme.
Prior to lunch we have a plenary session: Future Networks: What have we Learned from the LFFN Projects?, chaired by James Saunby with Justin Leese and Carolyn Johnson from DCMS, Shaun Fensom from Tameside Digital Infrastructure Cooperative, and a yet to be announced speaker from another of the LFFN-funded projects.
The afternoon kicks off with a plenary focussing on 5G - Aspirations and Reality. Chaired by Wenbing Yao from Huawei. Confirmed speakers are Louise Lancaster from DCMS, Vassilis Seferidis - Zeetta Networks, Daniel Heery - CBN, and Mike Knott from Corning.
A second round of parallel workshops focussing on The INCA Gold Standard, Gigiabit Wireless, and Altnet Coverage & Future Plans takes us through to the final plenary session on Universal Coverage. Chaired by James Fredrickson - Gigaclear, we also have Raj Kalia from BDUK, Lloyd Felton from County Broadband, David Burns from UKWISPA, Evan Weinburg from Truespeed and Catherine Colloms from Openreach.
More details are available in the draft conference programme.
All of this plus three planned keynote speeches over the course of the day, with speakers still to be announced.
The conference is, once again, shaping up to be a valuable and important event, a highlight of the year. INCA’s conferences are a great place to learn, to meet the movers and shakers in the sector, to promote new products and services, to shape the future of the industry, and showcase your achievements. Don’t miss out!
As details continue to firm up we'll keep you updated through this page, and via our mailing list.
INCA Awards Dinner
Alongside the Conference, this year we'll be celebrating our inaugural Awards programme, designed to highlight the brightest and best in innovation and achievement in the sector. For more information about the Awards programme, and to submit your nomination, go here. The awards ceremony takes place at a special gala dinner on the evening of November 5, also at the Amba Hotel Marcble Arch. As you register for the Conference, you can also optionally book your seat/s for the Awards Dinner.
If you would like to book a complete table for ten people at the dinner at a discount, please do so here. For larger numbers and any enquiries about the Awards dinner, please see the separate information page and/or contact Gill Williams.
Note that INCA member organisations can claim free places at the conference: Tier One members get 2 free places, Tier Two members get 1 free place. All bookings for the Awards Dinner are charged at the above rate. Contact Gill Williams to claim your free places or to upgrade your membership. Not an INCA member yet? Apply now and get the member rate on delegate passes.