About MEF18

MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy.  Emerging “MEF 3.0” services provide an on-demand experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered across a global ecosystem of automated networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.

Why Attend?

1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries. MEF18 uniquely empowers industry stakeholders with high-quality content, extraordinary peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and valuable insight into cutting-edge services and technologies. Attendees consistently have rated MEF’s global events among the best in the industry. See the MEF18 video on the MEF YouTube page.


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LSO Hackathon

Participating Organizations

Networking Hall

Networking Hall

MEF18's vibrant Networking Hall provides the opportunity to engage with top service & technology experts driving industry transformation.

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Proof of Concept Showcase

Proof of Concept Showcase

The 5th annual Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase features 20 live service & technology demonstrations involving 50+ companies.

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MEF LSO Hackathon

MEF LSO Hackathon

MEF is holding its 7th LSO Hackathon at MEF18 to accelerate the development of LSO-SDN-NFV based solutions for MEF 3.0 services. Details coming soon.

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Associated Service Providers

Participating Analyst Firms

Featured Media Partners

Premier Media Partner
Global Media Partner
Global Telecom Partner

Media Partners

Media Relations Partner

MEF Certified Professionals Training Partner


This years event is being held at the JW Marriott LA Live, conveniently located next to LA LIVE, the premier destination for live entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles.

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JW Marriott LA LIVE

JW Marriott LA LIVE

This 54-story downtown Los Angeles hotel is the focal point of LA LIVE, the world-class entertainment and sports complex, featuring an abundance of dining options and a vibrant nightlife scene. Located next to the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater and the Grammy Museum.

Dining & Entertainment

Dining & Entertainment

Just steps from the JW Marriott is LA LIVE, the sports and entertainment district that surrounds the Staples Center and Microsoft Theater. The campus features sports and music venues, night clubs, restaurants, a bowling alley, museum and movie theaters. LA LIVE is the premier destination for live entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

JW Marriott LA LIVE offers three floors of easily-accessed, stacked meetings and event space totaling over 100,000 square feet. There will be a variety of sponsor meeting rooms of different sizes available.