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OFC2018—A Dynamic Global Gathering

2017-09-25 14:15:15

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


Time and Date:

Monday, March 12, 2018 9:00 AM  

Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 PM

San Diego Convention Center


San Diego, CA USA (map)


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.

Facts From The 2017 OFC Conference And Exhibition

14,500 attendees

65+ countries represented

663 exhibiting companies

Over 1,100 presentations

Get The Latest Technology, Products And Information


Advanced devices and fibers for high-speed data center links

Enabling 5G and IoT through next-generation optical access

Manufacturing and packaging of photonic and electronic subsystems

New network architectures and applications enabled by SDN and NFV

OpenConfig/open platforms for network management and cloud/Fog computing

Optical wireless and visible light communications

Silicon and integrated photonics for datacom and telecom

Streaming analytics and cognitive systems


Who Should Attend

Company Category


Carrier/Service Provider

Components/Device Manufacturer

Content Provider

Contract Manufacturer

Data Center Operator

Enterprise/Private Cloud

Fiber and Cable Supplier

Government Agency/Government Contractor

Investment/Venture Capital

Systems/Network Equipment Manufacturer

Test Equipment Manufacturer

Job Function


Executive Management (CEO, CFO, etc.)

Executive Technical (CTO, CIO, Chief Scientist)

R&D Director/Manager

Network/Systems Engineer

Network Architect


Marketing/Sales/Product Development Director/Manager


Purchasing Director/Manager



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