IWCE Trade Show

IWCE Trade Show

About the International Wireless Communications Expo – IWCE Trade Show

For more than four decades, the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has stood as the preeminent event for critical communications in North America. Serving as the nexus for professionals in critical communications technology, IWCE provides a unique platform for assessment, learning, and networking with key figures in the industry. Their primary objective is to unite the Critical Communications community by fostering education, facilitating networking opportunities, and delivering insights that empower professionals to harness emerging technologies. Through these initiatives, their aim is to contribute to the development of a safer, more efficient, and highly interconnected world. Sycnworks support these efforts and joins the community by being an active exhibitor at the IWEC trade show.

Conference FAQs

Where can I find the IWCE Conference Agenda?

You will find the 4-day conference agenda here. 


Is it too late to speak in the program?

The Call for Submissions for IWCE 2024 is now closed. If you have questions for now, please reach out to our Conference Director, Erin LeMoine.


Do you offer technical training? 

Yes! In partnership with ETA International we present a full schedule of accredited technical trainings. Learn more about our training options here. 


How much does it cost to attend the IWCE conference program? 

It depends on whether you choose an All Access pass or a more limited pass. For details on 2024 pricing, visit the Passes and Pricing page.


How much does it cost to attend an ETA accredited training? 

It depends on the training you choose. For details on 2024 pricing, visit the Passes & Pricing page.


Can I watch the IWCE conference sessions after the event? 

Sessions will be available digitally for 3 months post event.

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General FAQs

What’s the address of the Convention Center?

Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

IWCE takes place in the West Building – Halls DEF


What are the exhibit hall hours?

The IWCE Exhibit Hall is open on Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and on Thursday, March 28 from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM


Will food be available during the show?

The Orange County Convention Center offers a variety of concessions inside the exhibit hall.


Are wheelchair and/or scooter rentals available at the Orange County Convention Center?

Scooter rental at the Orange County Convention Center are available for rental. Please call Scootaround for rental; 1-888-441-7575 or visit their website at scootaround.com/en


What are the dates & location of IWCE 2025?

IWCE 2025 will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV  from March 17-20.  Join our mailing listto learn more and be the first know when registration opens.

Exhibitor FAQ

How can I contract a booth for IWCE?

You may visit the Become an Exhibitor section for more information on becoming an exhibitor. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. To speak with a sales manager, contact:

Companies A-K
Keith Gregory
732-897-9550
keith.gregory@informa.com

Companies L-Z
Kellie Sellers
470-586-1110
kellie.sellers@informa.com


What do I get with a standard booth?

See listing of standard booth entitlements below:

  • Draped exhibit space with 8′ high back drape and 3′ side drapes
  • Five (5) exhibitor badges per 10′ x 10′ booth
  • Complimentary Exhibit Hall Guest Passes (for your customers and prospects)
  • Your company name on all published exhibitor lists (date sensitive)
  • Complimentary online Exhibitor Listing including contact information, link, and a 30-word description
  • Company listing on the IWCE mobile app
  • Exhibitor Service Kit: a guide to smooth planning, installing and dismantling of your exhibit space
  • Access to IWCE logos, banners and marketing tips to help promote your participation at IWCE
  • Discounted pricing for the IWCE Conference 

What’s not included in my booth price?

The following items are not included with your booth. Please refer to the Exhibitor Services Kit (ESK), for order forms and online ordering.

  • Furniture & Decor
  • Carpeting
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Shipping, transportation, drayage
  • Lead Retrieval & Internet
  • Advertising & Sponsorships

How do I register my booth personnel?

Exhibitors/sponsors can use the Exhibitor Login link to update your exhibitor profile and access important exhibitor information including Exhibitor Registration, IWCE 2024’s Exhibitor Services Kit and to make payments. If you have questions about your login details, please contact our team at IWCEOperations@informa.com.


What does an Exhibitor Badge entitle me to?

Your Exhibitor Badge will allow you to access your booth when the exhibit floor is not open to attendees, during move in and move out, before the show opens and after the show floor closes at the end of the day. Only Exhibitor Badges will be allowed during those times.

Exhibitor Badges also include: Access to all Special Events, including the Keynotes, General Session and Networking Reception.


Do exhibitors receive Conference Passes?

Each booth personnel receives a single session ticket to attend any IWCE session. Ticket is surrendered at the door to the chosen session and does not include the ETA trainings. Exhibitors may purchase IWCE passes. More information is in the Exhibitor Portal. 

Exhibitors are also entitled to attend all Special Events, including Keynotes, the Networking Reception etc. 

Where Is WISPAPALOOZA 2023?

Where Is WISPAPALOOZA 2023?

Update: Syncworks Heading to WISPAPALOOZA 2023 in Las Vegas

Update: 10/9/2023 :: Visit Us at Booth 542 Microchip

WISPAPALOOZA, the name given to WISPA’s annual trade show, is the ISP event of the year, October 9 – 12, 2023, at the Paris / Horseshoe, Las Vegas, Nevada. Syncworks has confirmed out exhibitor status and we are booking our flights for WISPA.

Want to talk timing while we are there? Click here to meet our exhibitors and book time during or after exhibitor hours.

Each year thousands of ISPs converge on WISPAPALOOZA to learn, connect and grow. Featuring over 2,500 ISP attendees, 170+ exhibitors, and more than 130 expert panel presentations, WISPAPALOOZA is jam-packed with up-to-the minute information, the latest hardware, software and services, and access to unparalleled expertise and helpful camaraderie, that will propel any ISP to the next level.

History of WIPSA and WISPAPALOOZA

WISPA, short for “Wireless Internet Service Providers Association,” is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) in the United States. WISPs are companies that offer internet access to rural and underserved areas using wireless technology.

The History of WISPA

Wispa dates back to the late 1990s when several WISPs realized the need for a collective voice to advocate for their interests and address common challenges. In 2004, a group of WISPs formed Wispa as a trade association dedicated to promoting the growth and success of the wireless internet industry. Since then, Wispa has been instrumental in shaping policies and regulations that affect WISPs and their customers.

 

One of the notable events organized by Wispa is WISPAPALOOZA. WISPAPALOOZA is an annual trade show and conference focused on the wireless internet industry. The event provides a platform for WISPs, technology vendors, industry experts, and other stakeholders to come together, exchange knowledge, showcase products and services, and network with peers.

WISPAPALOOZA features various activities and sessions aimed at addressing the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the industry. These may include keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, training sessions, product demonstrations, and networking events. The event attracts participants from across the United States and even internationally.

WISPAPALOOZA has gained a reputation as one of the premier events for the wireless internet industry, offering valuable insights, fostering collaboration, and promoting innovation. It serves as a hub for WISPs to stay updated on the latest technologies, regulatory developments, and best practices in the field.

Over the years, WISPAPALOOZA has grown in size and influence, reflecting the rapid evolution of the wireless internet industry. It has become a must-attend event for professionals, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts who are passionate about expanding broadband access and bridging the digital divide.

Through WISPAPALOOZA and other initiatives, Wispa continues to play a vital role in advocating for the interests of WISPs, promoting industry growth, and ensuring that wireless internet services reach underserved communities.

Fiber Connect 2023 Full Schedule

Fiber Connect 2023 Full Schedule

Make Plans for Fiber Connect 2023

Fiber Connect 2022 was one of the largest conventions in history. This August it will be in Orlando, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center and it is expect to be their largest, most successful event ever. Syncworks will be in attendance. This Fiber Connect 2023 Full Schedule is meant to be an easier method to access the agenda only. See the links for the event site with their full details.

This year’s Fiber Connect will offer unique opportunities for business and market development, technology demonstration and peer-group interaction. The event will feature executives from a broad scope of industry sectors — traditional audiences as well as new audiences — commercial network operators, mobile network operators, electric cooperatives, municipalities, digital infrastructure asset owners and developers, investors, technology suppliers, enterprises and more.

The community who attends Fiber Connect 2023 is the primary driver of investment, deployment, and operation of next generation gigabit broadband networks. If your business requires gigabit and fiber connectivity, you should definitely make plans to be in Orlando this August.

See the full agenda below or the schedule at a glance.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Exhibitor Setup & Exhibitor Registration Open

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET
Registration Desk Opened

Favorite
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Community Broadband: Muni, CoOp, Utility Broadband Flex Their Reach

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM ETFBA Broadband Starter Kit

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Local Engagement Best Practices presented by FBA and NACo

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
The Ecology of Fiber Broadband: Forging a Sustainable Future

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Tower Talks: Middle Mile and Fiber – Now We’re Talking

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
First Time Attendees & New Member Meet Up

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET
Fiber Under 40 Meet Up

Monday, August 21, 2023

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET
Exhibitor Setup Continued
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET
Breakfast
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Registration Desk Opened
 
8:00 AM – 11:35 AM ET  GENERAL SESSION

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM ET
AM Break

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Lunch in Expo Hall For Full Conference Attendees Only

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Network Operators Luncheon Requires pre-registration

Favorite
11:30 AM – 6:00 PM ET

Expo Hall Open
11:45 AM – 2:45 PM ET
The C-Suite Forum By invitation only

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM ET
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:30 PM – 3:20 PM ET
TECHNOLOGY DEEP DIVES presented by The Broadband Forum

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM ET
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM ET
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:30 PM ET
Ribbon Cutting Opening of Fiber Connect 2023 Expo HallFavorite

3:40 PM – 5:40 PM ET

Expo Hall Theater SessionsFavorite

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
DE&I Meet UpFavorite

6:00 PM ET
Expo Hall ClosesFavorite

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET
Havana Nights

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET
Breakfast For Full Conference Attendees Only

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Registration Desk Opened

8:00 AM – 11:35 AM ET
GENERAL SESSION

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM ET
AM Break

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ETLunch in Expo Hall For Full Conference Attendees Only

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Public Officials Luncheon Requires pre-registration

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Women in Fiber Luncheon Requires pre-registration

11:30 AM – 6:00 PM ET
Fiber Connect 2023 Expo Hall Open

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM ET
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:30 PM – 3:20 PM ET
TECHNOLOGY DEEP DIVES

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM ET
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Meet Your State Broadband Representative
Speaker: Donovan Spann

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM ET
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:40 PM – 5:40 PM ET
Expo Hall Theater Sessions

4:45 PM – 5:40 PM ET
Women in Fiber Meet Up

5:40 PM ETDrawing of Passport Winners!Favorite

6:00 PM ET
Open Evening for Vendor Dinners and Events

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET
Breakfast For Full Conference Attendees Only

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM ETRegistration Desk Opened

8:00 AM – 11:20 AM ETThe State Broadband Summit

Favorite
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
FBA Board Meeting & Lunch By invitation only

 

This is What’s New for FiberConnect 2023

Technology Deep Dives

Created in partnership with The Broadband Forum, The Technology Deep Dives, are four 90-minute sessions designed to explore the technical issues, challenges, and opportunities ahead as the industry looks to push the envelope on how operators can leverage fiber broadband more expansively.

Click here for more information!

The State Broadband Summit

The State Broadband Summit will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd from 8:00 – 11:30 AM.

As State Broadband Offices submit its five-year broadband roll out plans, FBA brings all parts of the fiber broadband ecosystem to discuss the path forward – the who, what, when and how, together, our industry will close the Digital Equity Gap for every community, household, and person.

Click here for more information!

Operator Light Talks

Operator Light Talks will occur on Monday & Tuesday during the General Session.

The 18-minute Ted Talk style keynotes on how an operator is enabling or planning to enable disruption within a specific market or industry – gaming, agriculture, education, healthcare, research, municipal services are all of interest. Focused on the ideas, approaches, or beliefs in what is possible once fiber networks reach everyone, everywhere.

Click here for more information!

Fiber Meet Ups

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow first timers, new members, Fiber Under 40, DE&I, and Women in Fiber attendees.

Click here for more information! 

About Syncworks

Syncworks is a value-added stocking reseller of PTP NTP and GPS network sync and timing equipment for critical infrastructure companies. SyncCare and Field Services ensure your network equipment is flawlessly executed and supported.  

Syncworks delivers the highest level of expertise to every project and offers a complete menu of network synchronization products and services. Our flagship product, the TimeProvider® 4100, is a gateway clock that accepts multiple inputs from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Synchronous Ethernet (SynE), and IEEE 1588 PTP Grandmaster Clock and E1/T1 digital transmission links.  

As a Microchip Diamond Partner, we maintain the largest and most diversified stocking supply of Microchip network sync & timing products to meet our customers’ every need when it comes to sync and timing technology. Microchip purchased the Microsemi, Symmetricom, Telecom Solutions brands.

As of January 1, 2024, we have expanded our Field Services to include Antenna Installation and Entrance Facility Cabling, Legacy Equipment Decom and Traffic Migration, Disposal (hazmat) Services, Radio Commissioning (MW, P-LTE, CBRS), Enterprise Wi-Fi.

For more information, contact sales@syncworks.com or call (904) 280-1234

Fiber Connect 2023 Full Schedule

Exhibitors and Sponsors at Fiber Connect 2023

Guide to Exhibitors and Sponsors at Fiber Connect 2023

This is a complete list of the attendees in Orlando this year.

Trade shows in the telecom industry offer networking and sales opportunities. Time spent in sessions and on the floor is time well-spent. The information found here was from the official Fiber Connect 2023 website and would be a good source for additional information. For more current updates during Fiber Connect, check into their X account.

– Municipal Network Operators
– Co-op Network Operators
– Mobile Network Operators
– Fixed Network Operators
– Telco Network Operators
– 5G Carriers
– Investors & Investment Professionals
– Local Government & Public Sector
– Neutral Host Network Operators
– Infrastructure Providers:
– Tower Companies
– Small Cell Providers
– Fiber Network Providers
– Data Management & Network Design Software Companies
– Edge Computing & Cloud Services Providers
– Data Center Operators & Developers
– Commercial Real Estate Developers
– University/Education Campus Networks

Each item in the list represents a specific category of exhibitors and sponsors that you can expect to find at Fiber Connect 2023.

look at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Technology Exhibition

Featuring a wide array of leading products, professional services, and innovations driving the foundational infrastructure for the 21st-century digital economy. Proof of concept demos will return in 2023 with more cutting-edge technologies on display.

Conference Education

More business, technology, and operations content on subject matter that can’t be found at other industry events. Relevant, timely and unique Fiber Connect content and programming is focused on the intersection of business, broadband and digital infrastructure investment.

Networking Opportunities

Our networking opportunities — from exchanges and evening receptions — encourage peer-group interaction and relationship building. This is your opportunity to reinforce your brand with a ‘who’s who’ of insiders and corporate leaders from multiple segments in the telecommunications industry.

Membership Benefits in the Fiber Broadband Association:

By becoming a member of the Fiber Broadband Association, you unlock a host of exclusive benefits that empower your organization’s involvement in the world of fiber networks. These benefits include:

1. FBA Event Registration Discounts: Enjoy reduced registration fees for all in-person FBA events, including the highly anticipated Fiber Connect. This premier all-fiber event brings together industry experts, inspiring keynotes, comprehensive training sessions, and valuable networking opportunities.

2. Members Database Access: Gain access to the members’ database, enabling networking and business development with fellow industry professionals and organizations.

3. Access to Past FBA Webinar Recordings: Delve into a wealth of knowledge by accessing the extensive library of past FBA webinar recordings. Stay updated on the latest industry trends, insights, and best practices.

4. Extensive Resource Library: Explore the exclusive resource library, which encompasses industry research, case studies, and various other valuable resources. Gain access to comprehensive information that can aid in optimizing your fiber network operations.

5. Job Board Posting: Advertise your organization’s job openings on the FBA Job Board, reaching a targeted audience of industry professionals seeking employment opportunities in the fiber broadband sector.

6. Company News Feature: Submit your company news to be featured in the Optics Newsletter, an esteemed publication that reaches a wide audience of industry stakeholders and professionals.

7. CFHP & OHP Certification Exams: Access certification exams for the Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP) and Outside Plant (OHP) programs. These certifications demonstrate your organization’s commitment to excellence in fiber network deployment and management.

By joining the Fiber Broadband Association as a network operator member, your company, municipality, or organization can leverage these benefits to enhance networking opportunities, gain industry insights, and contribute to the advancement of fiber networks.

Note: The list of exhibitors and sponsors remains the same as provided earlier, with the addition of the benefits of membership in the Fiber Broadband Association.

 

About Syncworks

Syncworks is a value-added stocking reseller of PTP NTP and GPS network sync and timing equipment for critical infrastructure companies. SyncCare and Field Services ensure your network equipment is flawlessly executed and supported.  

Syncworks delivers the highest level of expertise to every project and offers a complete menu of network synchronization products and services. Our flagship product, the TimeProvider® 4100, is a gateway clock that accepts multiple inputs from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Synchronous Ethernet (SynE), and IEEE 1588 PTP Grandmaster Clock and E1/T1 digital transmission links.  

As a Microchip Diamond Partner, we maintain the largest and most diversified stocking supply of Microchip network sync & timing products to meet our customers’ every need when it comes to sync and timing technology. Microchip purchased the Microsemi, Symmetricom, Telecom Solutions brands.

As of January 1, 2024, we have expanded our Field Services to include Antenna Installation and Entrance Facility Cabling, Legacy Equipment Decom and Traffic Migration, Disposal (hazmat) Services, Radio Commissioning (MW, P-LTE, CBRS), Enterprise Wi-Fi.

For more information, contact sales@syncworks.com or call (904) 280-1234