The International Wireless Communications Expo, also known as IWCE, not only connects but educates on the communications technology industry. It's an ideal platform to feature the latest products and trends in the field and every year attracts over 7,000 professionals. So if you are going to participate at this year's show, we highly recommend you to don't stop reading, as we have been interviewing the organisers of the show to discover all the details of the next exhibition on first hand.
IWCE's inception took place in 1977, becoming the leading annual event for communications technology professionals in the working world. What makes IWCE different from other events of its kind?
IWCE is the premier communications technology event of the year. The event offers:
- An exhibit hall with over 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in hardware, networks, applications, interoperability and integration that drive communications systems;
- A five-day comprehensive conference program with workshops, short courses and training that provide unparalleled professional development opportunities;
- Outstanding networking opportunities with the communications technology marketplace;
- Three co-located events: IWCE’s Network Infrastructure Forum, ETA’s Education Forum and the Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Summit; and
- Many special features such as Town Hall Meetings, a Job Training and Education Center and IWCE’s TETRA Town.
IWCE is the only event that covers communications technology for the working world.
It's a great moment for wireless communications, can you reveal some of the novelties we will find at IWCE 2016?
The Product Showcase offers a look at the newest and most innovative technologies in the industry.
IWCE’s Keynote Address, Curtis Levinson, Cybersecurity Advisor to NATO will present the opening keynote address on March 23 at 9:00 a.m. and will discuss threats to the critical infrastructure, including power grids and communications systems across the globe and the U.S. adversaries that are targeting with cyber attacks.
IWCE’s Town Hall Meetings will provide attendees with detailed information on what government and association partners have been up to as they present their latest initiatives. Participating organizations include DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, DHS’s Office of Emergency Communications, NIST, NTIA, NPSTC and ETA.
The Job Training and Education Center is designed for industry professionals interested in new employment. IWCE’s partners will discuss job training, continuing education and career planning.
IWCE’s TETRA Town hosts manufacturers working together to support a truly open-standard. TETRA is a mature and evolving technology, which is currently in use at Airports, Utilities and Transportation Agencies throughout North America.
IWCE’s Network Infrastructure Forum brings together the wired and wireless worlds. A dedicated area on the exhibit floor includes companies such as Microwave Networks, Cambium and Fujitsu to showcase infrastructure technology. Keynote addresses in the conference address Smart Cities and Site Development Strategy.
Applications can play an important role in saving lives, troubleshooting, and collaborating. The App Center at IWCE 2016 is where attendees will be able to interact with a variety of industry-related apps.
IWCE attracts many national and international exhibitors. Can you give us a few tips for those attending the show in Las Vegas for the first time? (i.e.: venue rules, customs, protocol, etc...)
- Check out the Conference Schedule - IWCE’s conference program offers 100+ conference sessions, training and workshops.
- Establish your objectives and goals - What do you want to accomplish during IWCE 2016? Start by reviewing and prioritizing the education topics most important to your organization. If you’re registered for conference sessions, build your agenda within the Registration Dashboard.
- Do Your Homework - With over 400 exhibitors, it can be overwhelming once you get on the show floor. Research the exhibitors before the show so you are familiar with their products and have questions prepared to ask. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the floor plan so you know where they are located.
- You can use the Registration Dashboard to request a meeting with any exhibitor to learn more about their products and services.
- Download the IWCE 2016 Mobile App. Make the most of your time at IWCE and plan ahead with the mobile app. Access important show info, build your schedule, connect with fellow attendees and more. It’s the best way to navigate IWCE 2016! Don’t forget to allow push notifications to ensure you receive important information.
- Review the FAQs on the IWCE website - Find important information including show hours, shuttle bus routes from the show hotels, concession schedule, registration hours, and more.
- Stay Connected - Follow IWCE’s social media pages to keep abreast of important show news and take part in the conversation. Also - Don’t forget to check out our blog on all things IWCE.
- The exhibit floor has several main aisles to keep traffic flowing. Wear comfortable shoes, because we have 90,000 square feet to cover!
- Get scanned by any exhibitors you visit, so they can follow up with you. They can provide product literature, videos, white papers and other information that can help you make important decisions about your communications technology.
- Attend the Party in the Park event for drinks, networking and complimentary food from local food trucks.