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,
14-15 April 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 Airport Marriott Waterfront
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!