Top 10: Global Telecom Events

Top 10: Global Telecom Events
Top 10: Global Telecom Events
Here are our Top 10 must-attend telecom events, essential for telecom executives - including Mobile World Congress, PTC & our own 2025 Cloud and 5G LIVE

In the ever-evolving telecommunications industry, networking is essential to staying ahead of industry innovations and remaining aware of trends. Each year, telecom professionals from across the world unite at various events to share their experiences and insights, as well as showcase new technologies and discuss the future of the sector. 

For those who want to connect with industry leaders, these events offer a wealth of opportunities - here are our Top 10 global telecom events. 

10. International Telecoms Week 

Where: Fort Washington, Maryland, USA

When: 5th - 7th May 2025

International Telecoms Week is among the biggest global gathering of telecom executives. Also known as ITW, the event offers access to key decision-makers seeking to grow their business and gain insight into the latest telecoms innovations. 

International Telecoms Week brings leaders together from across the digital infrastructure sectors, where guests and speakers can step up to shape the future of communications, from new phone accessories to satellite and subsea technologies. Join the event next year for another unforgettable experience. 

9. Capacity Europe

Where: London, UK

When: 15th - 17th October 2024

Capacity Europe is a trusted meeting place for those across the telecoms sector, to #KeepTheWorldConnected. 

This October, digital infrastructure operators and global connectivity leaders will meet in London to explore the future of connectivity and gain insight into the latest ideas to help them grow their business. 

One highlight is The Global Carrier Awards, which celebrates achievements in connectivity and digital infrastructure. 

With over 3,000 attendees, the agenda will involve unparalleled inspiration and potential for partnerships, where connectivity visionaries can unite to revolutionise connectivity.


8. Network X

Where: Paris, France

When: 8th - 10th October 2024

Network X returns this October – creating a global meeting point for the most prominent players in telecoms. Topics examined include next-gen PON, Open, AI & Cloud RAN, 6G, satellite, infrastructure convergence, 5GCore, FWA, Wi-Fi and telco M&As and much more. 

The event will unite experts across mobile and fixed domains, through a variety of networking and education formats, Network X facilitates the sharing of research, network strategies, emerging monetisable services and new business models to help advance the telecom sector.

7. PTC 

Where: Hawaii

When: 21st - 24th January 2024

PTC’s Annual Conference is the cornerstone for the global communications sector, providing guests with a platform to explore the future of the ICT industry. 

Due to developments in AI and machine learning, digital infrastructure, telecommunications and ICT are undergoing remarkable transformations. The event explored these pivotal topics, paving the way for the future. 

The Pacific Telecommunications Council is a non-profit membership organisation promoting the development of communication technologies, in over 45 countries, with 3,500 member representatives and 7,900 participants. It runs events throughout the year and across the globe - so you really have no excuse to miss an event. 

6. Telecoms World Middle East

Where: Dubai, UAE

When: 28th - 29th May 2024

Telecoms World Middle East is the event for innovative minds across the telco industry. Guests can enjoy a global two-day conference with 150 speakers covering the latest trends, market disruptors and technologies shaping the telecoms industry. The event covers subjects such as 5G and IoT to virtualisation and edge computing and cloud native networks. 

In 2023, the event collaborated with Mobile Magazine, to offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the telecommunication industry.

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5. Africa Tech Festival  

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

When: 11th - 14th November 2024

This November, Africa Tech Festival will see innovation and inspiration meet to shape the future of Africa's technology sector. 15,000 guests and speakers are expected to showcase their examples of technology, as a tool for sustainable change. The programme offers both content and experiences to run alongside its anchor events AfricaCom, AfricaTech and AfricaIgnite.

AfricaCom 2023 included an exploration of digital infrastructure investment, the telecoms of tomorrow and ‘Connecting Africa's next billion’. 

4. 2025 Cloud and 5G LIVE

Where: Virtual

When: February 4th 2025

BizClik’s upcoming Cloud & 5G LIVE is designed to inspire telecom executives. Our virtual events offer an online platform which allows attendees to connect, learn and exchange insights on the latest trends, as well as the industry challenges. Through a range of presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities, the event will focus on the best practices in Cloud and 5G. 

2025 Cloud & 5G LIVE will offer a unique learning experience, unlike the other notable mentions on this list, it will be accessible from anywhere in the world. 

3. Mobile World Congress - Vegas

Where: Las Vegas, USA

When: 8th - 10th October 2024

As North America’s biggest and most influential connectivity event, MWC Las Vegas is at the forefront of 5G innovation, the GSMA MWC series’ Las Vegas trade show is held in what is fast becoming a leading global tech hub and showcases the hottest trends in connectivity and mobile innovation.

Join the show this October to meet qualified leaders looking for enterprise 5G solutions using private 5G networks, cloud, edge computing, network APIs, network security, IoT and AI. 

2. Mobile World Congress - Shanghai 

Where: Shanghai, China

When: 26th - 28th June 2024

Representatives of the mobile industry across Asia will gather in Shanghai next month for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024. The event will revolve around 5G transformation and showcase how the Asia Pacific region has grown to be one of the most vibrant and advanced markets for mobile and digital technologies. 

MWC Shanghai provides a unique networking opportunity for industry leaders to attend keynote speeches, participate in panel discussions and gain insight into the latest trends and technologies shaping the telecoms industry.

Read all about MWC Shanghai 2023.

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1. Mobile World Congress - Barcelona

Where: Barcelona, Spain

When: 3rd - 6th March 2025

MWC is one of the largest and most influential events in the global telecoms industry, attracting guests and speakers from across the globe. Each year, the attendees list grows to include more senior executives from the top global companies, international governments and industry-leading technology businesses. 

Organisations such as Dell Technologies, AMD, Amdocs and RedHat have previously been guests at the event to celebrate telecoms and its potential to power the future. 

Read all about our highlights here: Mobile World Congress 2023 - Day 1.  



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