The UK's independent focus for next generation digital transformation as an essential foundation for economic growth, innovation and sustainable development.


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NG Events Ltd produces unique, high quality conferences, events, awards schemes, professional development programmes and study tours including - now in its 7th year - NextGen 14. NG Events Ltd is directed by Marit Hendriks and Andrew Macdonald.

NextGen 13 - London Wembley

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Chi Onwurah MP host for the NextGen 2012 Challenge Awards during the presentation evening at the House of Commons Members' Dining Room on 8 October 2012

NextGen TV

Interviews with many of our speakers and sponsors can be seen on NextGenTV


NG Events Ltd - events at the heart of the UK’s digital transformation

The sustainable development of every aspect of the UK’s economy, our enterprises, our communities and government, is increasingly dependent on the quality of the digital infrastructure. The way we all live (and the way we work) is informed and enabled by this basic investment. Making these access networks fit for new purposes is a huge challenge - infrastructure investment will be needed throughout the decade as our digital economy yields massive benefits for UK enterprise, societal development and administrative efficiency.

At our Events, independently of suppliers, technologies and services, we provide the space and freedom for knowledge transfer, collaborative planning, community development and the sharing of great ideas, to help with this massive digital transformation.

NextGen's past, present and future Digital Leaders line-up

Rashik Parmar - President IBM's Academy of Technology Suvi Linden - UN Broadband Commission Mike Short - Vice President of Public Affairs Telefonica Europe Neelie Kroes - Vice-President of the European Commission Dido Harding - CEO Talk Talk Group Lord Inglewood Nicola Sturgeon MSP Peter Cochrane Bill Murphy - Managing Director Next Generation Access BT Chi Onwurah MP John Cunliffe - CTO Ericsson NW Europe Ed Vaizey MP

Portfolio of Events 2014

  • Fit-for-Business Broadband - London 27 March. Executive Professional Development Workshop - How to build and buy mission-critical business broadband services.
  • Birmingham Connectivity Voucher Scheme Launch - Birmingham 10 April
  • NextGen Expo Scotland - Glasgow 17 June. Where public and private sector end-buyers, procurement professionals and supply chains meet. An event for professionals from across all sectors in Scotland who are involved in the development, delivery and acquisition of digital products and services. Admission is FREE
  • Intelligent Cities Conference and Expo - Bradford 15 July. Building on our first Intelligent Cities Conference last year in Leeds - we move our focus to neighbouring Bradford. We will explore not simply the connectivity infrastructure needed for smart cities but will discuss intelligent open data, green technologies, healthcare, mobile advances, wealth creation, digital inclusion and M2M capabilities. Admission is FREE
  • 7th National NextGen 14 Conference & Expo - Derby 11 and 12 November. The UK’s leading event for Next Generation digital activity. NextGen will cover the latest themes and issues in the vibrant hi-tech and digital development landscape. We will share insights from revolutionary star presenters, showcase local & global exemplars and provide networking opportunities for the UK’s digital industry. Admission is FREE

The Next Generation Digital Challenge Awards showcase the best in next generation digital access infrastructure innovation and run alongside the annual NextGen Conference. The Open Call - until midnight 13 June - is an appeal to anyone to put forward any project or team deserving wider recognition for their achievements. It's free to enter.

In association with Groupe Intellex we organise Study Tours as professional executive training and development for government & community leaders and enterprise developers. Previous Study Tours have taken delegates to cities in Sweden and The Netherlands. In 2013 we visited Chattanooga (the USA’s first ‘Gigabit City’) and the Intelligent Community Forum Summit in New York.

Digital Policy debate at NextGen 12 with Robert Madelin - Director General DG Connect, Simon Towler - Head of Spectrum, Broadband and international ICT policy DCMS and David Stewart - Competition Policy Director Ofcom. Chaired by Stephen Hilton - Service Director Bristol Futures Group, Bristol City Council

Presentations from past events are available from this website and interviews with many of the speakers and sponsors can be seen on NextGenTV

Organisations associated with NextGen:

Velocity 1, Huawei, IBM, Prysmian Group, UK Broadband, Magnet Networks, BT, City of Westminster, Openreach, Avanti, DCMS, Ofcom, Cambium Networks, FTTH Council Europe, Intelligent Community Forum, CityFibre, KEYMILE, Point Topic, EE, SPATIALinfo, BIS, Avio Group, Stirling Lloyd, SES Broadband, EXFO, Marais Group, Acreo, Ericsson, European Commission, Beyond DSL,Birmingham City Council, ScotlandIS, Avanti, Manchester City Council, Bristol City Council, CBN, IFNL, Scottish Government, Allied Telesis, DSLRings, Derby City Council, NETadmin, Groupe Intellex, Emtelle, HellermannTyton, 3M, Acome, OpticRech, Calix, IP Performance, Imtech, Telefonica O2, Tinder Foundation, Analysys Mason, INCA, Broadband Forum, Virgin Media, ISPA, CMA, RALA, Diffraction Analysis, Mobile Operators Association, Hyperoptic, TalkTalk Group, ProactivePR, IS Communications, GreySky Consulting and Open Knowledge Foundation. (list not exclusive and in no particular order of appearance)