MEF18 Save the Date! Los Angeles, California, 29 October – 2 November 2018

Enabling Agile, Assured & Orchestrated Services for the Digital Economy

Los Angeles, 30 January 2018 – MEF is pleased to announce that the MEF18 global networking event ( will be held 29 October – 2 November 2018 at the JW Marriott LA LIVE Hotel in Los Angeles, California. With a target audience surpassing 1,000 attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF18 is the premier networking event for senior-level professionals who are reshaping the communications landscape.

MEF18 Focus

MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated services that provide the dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy. Emerging “ MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered across a global ecosystem of automated networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV.

Why Attend?

MEF18 uniquely empowers industry stakeholders with high-quality content, extraordinary peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and live demonstrations of cutting-edge services and technologies. Attendees consistently have rated MEF’s global events among the best in the industry.

See the new MEF18 video to learn why you should plan to attend this popular annual event.

Action-Oriented Agenda

MEF18’s content, networking, and special activities are designed to appeal to executives and other senior experts from communication and cloud service providers; enterprises; government organizations; network technology suppliers; systems integrators, open source projects, standards organizations; industry and financial analysts; investors; the press; and others.

MEF18’s program builds upon – but is not limited to – the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework , which has been warmly embraced across the industry.

Key MEF18 program elements include:

  • 120+ Service, Technology, and Enterprise Expert Speakers
  • MEF 3.0 Workshops
    • Orchestrated, Application-Aware Services
    • LSO APIs for Inter- & Intra-Provider Service Orchestration
    • MEF 3.0 & the Road to 5G
    • Global Ecosystem for MEF 3.0 Services: Community Input & Collaboration
    • MEF 3.0 Service & Technology Certification
  • MEF 3.0 Implementation Projects
  • Proof of Concept Showcase Demonstrations
  • MEF Awards Dinner
  • Global Media Hub
  • LSO Hackathon
  • On-site Training & Certification Exams
  • MEF Members Meeting on 1-2 November

Super Early Bird Sponsorship Deadline

Sign up before the 28 February Super Early Bird deadline and enjoy a 20% savings on Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsor packages or a 15% savings on additional sponsor opportunities. For sponsorship information, download the MEF18 Sponsor Price List or contact Alysia Bennett,

About MEF

An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF recently introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated services over a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information:

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