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Welcome to the Light Reading list of industry events, which provides information on upcoming conferences, meetings and exhibitions of interest to the telecommunications industry. Click on any link to learn more about a particular event. To have your event listed in this section send email to

Event: Executive Forum
Location: Anaheim, CA
Dates: 3/18/2013
Organizer: The Optical Society (OSA)
Event Website:
Register now ( ) for Executive Forum, a unique gathering of senior executives who convene once a year to discuss key themes, opportunities, and challenges facing the next generation in optical communications. Highly valued by participants for the frank and open discussions, Executive Forum sessions explore emerging trends and action plans for tackling today's toughest business challenges. Join us for one day and connect with more than 150 colleagues to discuss and debate critical technology advancements and business opportunities. Speakers represent Facebook, Google, CenturyLink, Verizon, Ciena, Cisco, Finisar, Oclaro and more.

Event: TM Forum's Latin America Summit
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dates: 3/19/2013- 3/20/2013
Organizer: TM Forum
Event Website:
This summit 2013 brings together 250+ senior-level executives and professionals for two days of keynotes, interactive sessions, real-world case studies and panel discussions featuring major service providers and other key players (OTTs) from Latin America and beyond.

Event: Enterprise Connect
Location: Orlando, Florida - Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Dates: 4/18/2013- 4/21/2013
Event Website:
Drive your migration to next-gen communications and collaboration at Enterprise Connect 2013, March 18-21 in Orlando. The conference program covers the full range of platforms, services and applications that comprise modern communications and collaboration systems. Register with code MPLR13 to save 30% or get a FREE Expo Pass at

Event: TM Forum's Management World
Location: Nice, France
Dates: 5/13/13 - 5/16/13
Organizer: TM Forum
Event Website:
Find your roadmap to success in the digital world at TM Forum's Management World 2013
Navigating a successful business and technical path is critical to your future success. TM Forum's Management World 2013 helps you find your way, bringing together more than 3,500 like-minded individuals from leading industries in the digital economy. With eight conference Forums featuring essential case studies, crystal ball presentations, panel debates, interviews and roundtable sessions, Management World delivers your roadmap for success in the digital world.

Event: ECOC Exhibition 2013
Location: London ExCeL, UK
Dates:23 - 25 September 2013
Organizer: Nexus Media Events
Event Website:
The ECOC Exhibition is the largest European optical communications event and a key meeting place for those within the fibre optic communication technology industry. This year the event comes to London and will once again provide an unrivalled opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers of optical communications products and services to come together to meet and network with top decision makers from across the industry. The show will give visitors the chance to network with over 5,500 colleagues from across the industry, get information from over 325 exhibitors as well as attend short course training programmes and market focus seminar sessions and see the latest interactive FTTx demonstrations. Visitor registration is now open, please visit to register for your free place today.

Event: TIA 2013: Future of the Network
Location: Washington, DC Gaylord National
Dates: 10/8/2013- 10/10/2013
Organizer: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Event Website:
High-level strategic Conference and Showcase focused on new business models, innovative technologies, connectivity, Markets, Technology and Policy aspects of the global broadband and mobile Network. Targeted to Network CTO's, CIOs, CMOs, managers, government staffers, healthcare, retail, education network and IT managers and the information and communications technology (ICT) supply chain. or contact