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NG Events Ltd - in operation since 2008 - conceptualises and produces unique, high quality conferences, events, awards schemes, professional development training programmes through the NextGen Academy and study tours. NG Events Ltd is directed by Marit Hendriks.


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NextGen News 09 Sep 2015

  • Richard Hooper CBE - NextGen15 Keynote - Is the UK on track to meet its digital needs?
  • 15% DISCOUNT for NextGen15 (London 5 November) finishes 30 September
  • Sponsor Spotlight - Acome and Gigaclear
  • Intelligent Community of the Year Award 2016 - deadline looming

Richard Hooper CBE - Chair Broadband Stakeholder Group to deliver opening keynote at NextGen15


We're delighted to announce that Richard Hooper CBE - will deliver the opening Keynote at NextGen15 in London on 5 November. Richard will address the question: Is the UK on track to meet its digital needs?

Richard Hooper has devoted his career to the converging worlds of media, communications and technology. He began his career as a radio and TV producer in the BBC, and was a founder of the Open University. He went on to work for BT and ITV before becoming Chairman of the Radio Authority 2000-2003, and then Deputy Chairman of Ofcom 2002-2005, and Chairman of Informa plc 2005-2007.

The NextGen 15 Workshops and Trade Fair - London 5 November - brings together manufacturing muscle, management expertise and globally-informed research teams, to explore:

  • if we are we are on track to meet the UK's digital needs
  • 21c network advances - improved technologies, sharper management, keener customers
  • unique rural solutions - examples from across Europe with local network designs to meet rural needs + trends in satellite communications
  • the creation of gigabit cities and smarter communities through state of the art fixed and wireless technologies
  • opening data for intelligent communities and
  • the rise of the sharing economy

    + 20 sponsors exhibiting their solutions and innovative technologies for broadband and digital service delivery in the UK. For more information visit:

Eventbrite - NextGen15 - Delegate registration

Use code NextGen15 to qualify for a 15% discount until 30 September!

NextGen15 Sponsor Spotlight


Acome will present its aerial and underground solutions for FTTH installation during NextGen15. Designed for new or recent homes, as well as for existing homes, these solutions include the distribution cables from the OCP up to the connection point, the anchor clamps, the strippable branch cables and the branching point.

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Gigaclear continues to rollout ultrafast fibre networks in rural England, and with 3 contract wins for BDUK-backed county projects, we will now be ultra-connecting homes and businesses across the Cotswolds, Epping Forest in Essex and West Berkshire. Meet the Gigaclear team at NextGen15.


NextGen15 takes place on 5 November at 20 Bedford Way, part of the Institute of Education in London. There are a couple of speaking, sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities remaining. Contact Marit Hendriks - 07734 919479.

ICF 2016 Awards - deadline looming

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Prestigious 2016 Intelligent Community Awards - nominations close on 23 September - do you know a community that has what it takes?

In its global search for outstanding examples, the Intelligent Community Forum's award nominations are open until 23 September, culminating in selection of the Intelligent Community of the Year next June. Cities large and small, urban and rural, have won the top prize. Nomination is free. Being named a semi-finalist, finalist or top honoree brings international recognition and advances your community on the road to growth. More at

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