LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The annual Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012) returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center March 4-8 for a second consecutive year. Touted as the largest global conference and expo for optical communications and networking professionals, the five-day event will result in a total of 14,953 room nights, a 27% increase over last year’s conference, with a citywide economic impact of $13.4 million, up $2.8 million from the previous year.
“There is nothing more gratifying than having an event such as OFC/NFOEC return to our City for a second consecutive year to hold its conference”
The event, which originated in 1975 and is co-sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA), the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Photonics Society, will attract some 11,000 delegates from across the globe that will arrive to network with those in their field as well as discuss and exchange ideas about new trends and innovations taking place within the industry.
“There is nothing more gratifying than having an event such as OFC/NFOEC return to our City for a second consecutive year to hold its conference,” said Mark Liberman, president and CEO of LA INC. “As host city, we’ll have the pleasure of welcoming many respected individuals working in the field of optics. Even though it’s been just a year, returning delegates will discover some great additions to our city that weren’t in place last year.”
The Los Angeles Convention Center will be the backdrop for most of the convention with a reception taking place at Lucky Strike Bowl at L.A. LIVE. Several Downtown hotels will house the delegates during the five-day event including Figueroa Hotel, Hilton Checkers, JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Kawada Hotel, Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens, LUXE City Center, Marriott Downtown Los Angeles, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Miyako Hotel, O Hotel, Omni Los Angeles Hotel, The Standard Downtown Los Angeles, Ritz Milner, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown, and the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites.
The conference will feature a trio of keynote speakers, including Milo Medin, vice president of Access Services for Google; Greg Papadopoulous, Ph.D, venture partner with New Enterprise Associates; and Isao Sugino, director for the Research and Development Office, Technology Policy Division, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan. In addition, attendees can partake in an online Job Fair where employers from the optics field can connect virtually with job seekers looking for opportunities in all areas of optical communications.
PRESS REGISTRATION: Media/analyst registration for OFC/NFOEC 2012 can be accessed online.
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