This year, the joint opening discussion with the media congress Medienforum NRW is composed with especially high-level representatives of the broadband and media industry: Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter (CEO, Vodafone Germany), Niek Jan van Damme (Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Telekom), Anke Schäferkordt (CEO, Media Group RTL Deutschland), Carsten Schmidt (CEO, Sky Deutschland), Ronny Verhelst (CEO, Tele Columbus) and Christoph Vilanek (CEO, freenet). The discussion takes place under the headline Gigabit, 4K and Over the Top: Broadband and Media under Disruption.
Highlight of the international congress track with 14 panels in English is the International Television & Broadband Summit. Speakers are: Yvette Kanouff (Senior Vice President / General Manager Service Provider Business, Cisco), Gerhard Mack (Chief Commercial Operations Officer, Vodafone Germany), Steve McCaffery (President International, ARRIS Group), Mads Arnbjoern Rasmussen (CTO of Huawei Europe, Huawei) and Dr. Dirk Wössner (President, Consumer Business Unit, Rogers Communications).
Media topics of the congress agenda include the keywords AppTV and OTT, HD and UHDTV, DVB-T2, Virtual Reality, Big Data, Personalized TV and copy right. The broadband panels focus on gigabit networks, new cooperation models, DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi, Internet of Things, Smart Home and Smart City.
This year, ANGA COM moves into two new exhibition halls and the modern CongressCenter North. Another new feature is an open air plaza with food trucks. Already now, 420 exhibitors have registered.
Dr. Peter Charissé, Managing Director of ANGA COM: “With the relocation we will reach a completely new level regarding appearance, convenience and logistics. The feedback of our exhibitors to the new concept is fantastic; many of them have increased their stand space. What makes ANGA COM so specific is the combination of broadband and media.”
As in the previous year, the third day is designed as Broadband Theme Day with free access for all visitors upon prior online registration. On this Thursday, the agenda focuses on infrastructure topics and equally addresses cable and fiber network operators. The topics of the eight strategy and technology panels include regulatory issues for the gigabit society, cooperation models for the broadband roll-out, Smart City, Smart Home, Internet of Things and DOCSIS 3.1.
Cooperation partners of the theme day are: Bitkom Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media, BREKO Broadband Association, BUGLAS Association of Fiber Network Operators, VATM Association of Telecommunications and ZVEI.
The visitor registration for exhibition and congress is available online at www.angacom.de. An admission ticket to the exhibition costs 22 Euros for three days upon prior online registration (ticket office on-site: 35 Euros), congress season tickets start at 100 Euros, on 1 June 2017 the exhibition and congress are completely free of charge upon prior online registration. All tickets for the complete congress programme of ANGA COM also grant access to all congress panels of the Medienforum NRW.
In 2016, ANGA COM ended with an outstanding result of 450 exhibitors and 18,000 participants from 76 countries. With that, the Exhibition and Congress achieved a 52 percent share of international visitors as well as a visitor increase by 6 percent. ANGA COM thereby provides a broadband and audiovisual media focused market place for network operators, vendors and content providers all over Europe.