In this section you'll find information about UPnP-specific events, as well as industry events of interest to UPnP Forum members.
UPnP Forum holds regular Forum Summits where members share information and conduct Forum business. In addition, quarterly Forum-wide Plugfests test interoperability of Devices.
January 30-31, 2014
London, United Kingdom
The 5th annual Smart Metering UK and Europe Summit is the largest smart metering/grids event to take place in the UK and includes the world’s leading smart metering awards ceremony. This two-day conference, exhibition and awards ceremony will be covering all the latest developments and initiatives in the ongoing UK & European smart meter roll-outs. The event provides extensive networking opportunities and the chance to meet with all the key players in the European smart metering, grids & homes industry.
February 17-19, 2014
Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home. The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.
March 12-14, 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cable Congress is recognised as the leading event dedicated to the cable and media industries in Europe. In 2013, the conference attracted over 850 senior level executives from across the market. With more than 80 visionary speakers coming from Europe, the US and Asia, Cable Congress provides insights on the latest developments in the fields of strategy, investments, technology, marketing, content and regulation. The event facilitates the exchange of information and best practices for all major players in the cable industry. Join current and future industry leaders and network with your peers at the famous Cable Congress Gala Party. UPnP Forum members receive a 15% discount when using this priority code: I7X7X/UPNP15.
March 18-20, 2014
TV Connect returns to Olympia on March 18-20, 2014, reuniting the world’s biggest gaming, telco and leading OTT community as it addresses the future of connected entertainment. The event will feature 3 days of expert insights from over 250 industry leaders; unrivalled networking opportunities, new features and over 150 exhibitors from across the globe. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: www.tvconnectevent.com,
April 14-15, 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 4th Cloud World Forum MENA is one of 2014’s most anticipated events featuring CIOs, CTOs and VPs from influential Cloud leaders across the MENA region. Fresh and Exciting sessions for 2014 include:
- Interactive hands-on labs and workshops on; How Telcos can maximise opportunities in the Cloud, Choosing the right Cloud provider and Software-Defined Data Centres: The next step in the evolution of Cloud?
- Find out how PaaS platforms will continue to evolve and overcome the privacy & security risks associated with Cloud
- Participate in interactive debate sessions on the pros and cons of using non-local Cloud services
- OVER TO YOU: What are your predictions for Future Cloud trends in the region? Big Data, BYOD, Network Functions Virtualisation and more…
- IN THE HOT SEAT: Is your business ready for the age of Big Data?
May 13-15, 2014
San Francisco, California
The 18th annual CONNECTIONS(tm): The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 13-15, 2014, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Hosted by research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS(tm) features research presentations, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries.
The event provides interactive discussions, data on consumer trends, and market analysis, with strategic insights from industry players on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. The event also features a showcase area where attendees can preview demos from event sponsors.
June 3-4, 2014
Now in its 5th year, Digital Home World Summit is firmly established as the leading industry event providing a unique opportunity for forward-thinking operators and cable companies to join together to discuss how to enhance their connected home services and develop innovations which offer differentiation and open new revenue streams. Digital Home World Summit takes place on 3 – 4th June 2014, Mövenpick, Berlin.
June 4-5, 2014
Telematics Detroit is the world's largest and most influential business focused conference and exhibition for the entire telematics ecosystem. Over 2000+ executives attended along with 100+ industry expert speakers, making Telematics Detroit the one event that you cannot afford to miss each and every year!
June 11-12, 2014
Connected TV Summit provides thought leadership on the business and technology strategies that will safeguard and grow television services in the hyper-competitive connected era.
Now in its fifth year, this event is long-established as a venue for thought-leadership in the connected TV space as well as a great place to network. We are anticipating 700 attendees from Pay-TV operators, CE manufacturers, Content Owners, Studios, Broadcasters and technology providers.
June 17-18, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Meet the Innovators and Disruptors Shaping the Next Generation of the Internet - Internet of Things World is the only independent business event dedicated to IoT anywhere in the world. The event is unique in a number of ways, including in its pure focus on IoT, its location here in the heart of Silicon Valley, the global nature of its participation, the breadth of ecosystem that it will bring together, the depth of quality conference agenda, the developer features including the IoT Hackathon, and the structured networking opportunities that it will provide. Learn from 115+ IoT Innovators and Disruptors who will demonstrate how delegates can take advantage of the $19 trillion IoT market value and how CxOs are planning their strategies to capitalize on the opportunities in the IoT environment. Delegate passes start from $1295 and UPnP members can take advantage of an exclusive 15% discount, applicable at time of booking, by using code I83XZ/ZW15. To download the programme, select packages and book passes, please visit http://iotworldevent.com.
June 24-25, 2014
Looking at the fast developing connected car market from the car manufacturer’s point of view, the 2014 event will again unite the leading car manufacturers, forward thinking connectivity players, app developers, content providers, insurers, leasing companies and all of their technology partners at this Connected Cars – LTE World Summit show! Making up this Super Show, will also be the Video over LTE event, co-locating with Connected Cars and LTE World Summit to bring even more content and OTT playersto the in car entertainment discussion.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Super Mobility Week is North America's largest forum for the mobile innovations that power the connected life—business, home, health, money, auto, retail, media, networks and more. On 9.9.2014, thousands of mobile leaders, companies and professionals will gather to connect and share leading-edge trends, discoveries and knowledge in Las Vegas. Attend Super Mobility Week and get the tools to develop solutions for your business, applications for the masses or the next big thing.
IBC2014 is the essential global meeting place for everyone engaged in creating, managing and delivering the future of electronic media and entertainment technology and content.Featuring an influential conference and world-class exhibition, IBC immerses 52,000+ professionals from 170 countries in an unrivalled experience which affords you the chance to trade and educate, to debate and connect, to challenge, strategise and innovate with the very companies and leaders shaping the market. UPnP Forum exhibited in the Content Everywhere Area (Hall 14 Booth L17). Download the press kit.
October 24-26, 2014
SMART WEEK 2014 explores the smart technologies that are shaping our connected world. The event will explore how we can make our lives, work, and play smarter by bringing together the brightest minds, inventors and industry leaders.
November 6-7, 2014
San Francisco, California
RE.WORK is the premier event for emerging technology and innovation, bringing together the most influential technologists, entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders to collaborate and reshape the future. The Internet of Things Summit is a unique opportunity to meet world-class technologists, disruptive business leaders, the most influential entrepreneurs and world-leading business strategists all in the same room.
Click here to see the presentation given by Alan Messer, UPnP Forum Steering Committee Director.
October 27-28, 2014
The 2014 Internet of Things Global Summit will bring together over 200 key stakeholders for discussions on the critical policy dimensions and numerous commercial opportunities surrounding the rapidly developing IoT ecosystem.
September 23 & 24, 2014
San Francisco, California
The Designers of Things conference is dedicated to accelerating the design, development and business of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and Internet of Things, and empowering the inventive people behind these technologies to take their skills and products to the next level. Featuring keynote Gadi Amit, Founder & Principal Designer of NewDealDesign and Design Lead of FitBit & Google's 3D Printed Ara Phone, DoT 2014 brings together the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, project funders and business leaders behind these technologies for two days of expert insights, practical education and technical training around: how these technologies intersect and work together, the unique challenges in developing these technologies, taking projects from concept to reality, the business of bringing innovations successfully to market, the latest industry developments and where we’re headed in the future.
November 20-21, 2014
After years of experimenting, the dream of simplifying and improving consumers’ lives at home is becoming a reality. Yet achieving and monetizing this ecosystem has been difficult. Companies need to tackle many challenges in order to access this new market, or they will be left behind. The HOMECONNECT 2014 – Conference & Exhibition, held in Toronto, November 20-21 will provide a unique 2-day learning and networking experience, with 250 attendees, 4 streams and 40+ speakers covering topics from connectivity, content delivery, energy management, to security and health. Guests may visit the exhibit to discover the latest solutions and technologies in the connected home. HomeConnect 2014 will be a place of choice if you aim to make the most of the emerging connected home industry, and meet with the key players of the connected home market.
February 16-18, 2015
Austin, TexasSmart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer examines the expanding market for energy solutions and home controls and its impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. At this annual conference, Parks Associates analysts, media, and industry leaders evaluate new partnerships, strategies for consumer engagement, and deployment plans for energy and management solutions in the connected home. The summit agenda features executives representing utilities, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs presenting on the state of the market and the emerging consumer and business opportunities.