In exactly four weeks, ANGA COM 2023 will start in top form. Europe's largest exhibition and conference for broadband and media distribution will take place from 23 to 25 May 2023, on the Cologne fairgrounds. Compared to 2022, the number of exhibitors has grown from 390 to more than 470 companies from 35 countries, the booked exhibition space by 30 percent. This is also significantly more than before the pandemic. Exhibitor list and floor plans are available online.
Two new formats have been specially created for international participants: The International FTTH Summit on fiber roll-out in Europe and the Innovation Stage focusing on Streaming, OTT and Connectivity. In total, ANGA COM offers 58 panels and more than 220 speakers within its extensive programme on strategy and technology topics. The Innovation Stage in hall 7 offers free access also for all exhibition visitors. The speaker list is available here. More than 90 speaker slots will be held in English.
The first highlight of the conference programme, the Digitalization Summit “How to achieve the perfect Mix of Private and Public Action?”, features a particularly high-profile mix of CEOs and politicians. Speakers include Srini Gopalan (Board Member, Deutsche Telekom / Spokesperson of the Management Board, Telekom Deutschland), Philippe Rogge (CEO, Vodafone Deutschland) and Andreas Pfisterer (CEO, Deutsche Glasfaser).
After the Digitalization Summit, the topics of TV and Streaming continue at top level: On the afternoon of 23 May, the Media Summit addresses the key question “How do we create new Growth in TV and Video?”. Speakers include executives from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Paramount, ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL.
Among the participating companies in the new International FTTH Summit are: Amphenol Broadband Solutions, Berthold Sichert, CommScope, Deutsche Glasfaser, G.Network, gabocom, Huawei, PPC Broadband, Technetix, Tele Columbus, Virgin Media, Virgin Media Ireland and WISI.
Speakers on the new Innovation Stage include experts from: Agama Technologies, Appear, Ateme, Broadpeak, CommScope, eero (an Amazon company), intinor, inverto, MainStreaming, MediaKind, PallyCon (INKA Entworks), Plume, TiVo (an Xperi Company), TP-Link, Velocix and Verimatrix. Further highlights on this new open stage in hall 7 are panels by Business France: “Lessons Learned for France’s Gigabit Strategy and the impact on European Neighbours” and Egon Zehnder: “Success Factors in the Management of Fiber Optic Joint Ventures”.
Dr. Peter Charissé, CEO ANGA COM: “We have set ourselves the following main goals for this year: Even more fiber optics, even more international, even more media technology. For this, we have developed two completely new programme formats. There has never been so much new to experience at ANGA COM as this year. The framework for this is provided by two sensationally high-quality exhibition halls, the popular open-air plaza with new food trucks, the legendary ANGA COM Night on the banks of the river and numerous side events by exhibitors. Cologne will be the place to be for the telecommunications and media industry again this year. We are ready for summer!”
Registration for conference and exhibition visitors is possible online; there will be no ticket sales on-site. Tickets for the exhibition including access to the Innovation Stage are available for 25.- Euros. Participation in the regular conference programme can be booked from 130.- Euros. On 25 May 2023, the Theme Day Fiber & Municipalities, participation in the exhibition and conference programme is completely free of charge. Those who already have a regular exhibition or conference ticket do not need to register separately for this day.