MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy.  This 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. 

With a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275+ companies and 35+ countries, MEF18 is the premier networking event of the year for senior professionals who are driving industry innovation.

MEF18's program builds upon – but is not limited to – the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework, which has been warmly embraced by leading service providers, technology vendors, open source projects, and standards organizations who are collaborating to accelerate industry transformation. 

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.

Attendance is open to the entire networking industry.