WiMAX World Europe Grows by 60%

Trendsmedia, the Events & Publishing Division of Yankee Group, announced that the second annual WiMAX World Europe Conference & Expo grew 60% in conference attendance over 2006, solidifying its position as Europe’s premier WiMAX event. Since WiMAX World Europe’s inaugural convention last year the show gained strong momentum, and the success generated this year continues to propel the WiMAX World brand – with over 2,100 total attendees WiMAX World Europe 2007 was a booming success.

As European interest in the possibilities of WiMAX mounts, WiMAX World Europe is growing along with it. The three day conference program included over 42 full conference sessions and over 90 speakers, including business executives from Motorola, Clearwire, Nortel, Sprint Nextel, Intel, Samsung and Alcatel–Lucent, WiMAX Forum and over two dozen service providers discussing their WiMAX deployment experiences and expansion plans. Industry participation and strong presentations from all involved will pave the way for an even stronger event in 2008.

WiMAX World Europe Event Growth Statistics:

  • 70% exhibitor resign for 2008
  • 60% attendee growth
  • 50% exhibitor growth
  • 35% increase in product launches and exhibitor news

“WiMAX World is Europe’s premier WiMAX conference and the largest exposition of WiMAX and wireless and mobile broadband solutions held in Europe,” said Eliot Weinman, President of Trendsmedia. “For the last two years, WiMAX World Europe has seen unparalleled growth, and it is clearly Europe’s WiMAX ‘event of choice.’”

Business decision-makers engaged in well-attended, immediately relevant conference sessions at WiMAX World. Topics such as WiMAX certification, business case studies and technology issues, EMEA digital cities and municipal broadband took center stage during the week, reflecting the most pressing issues in the WiMAX industry today. The WiMAX World Series continues its momentum this year with WiMAX World USA from September 25 – 27 in Chicago. WiMAX World will return to Europe in 2008 from May 19 – 21 in Munich, Germany.

WiMAX Europe 2007 Attendee Feedback
“We’re very satisfied and pleased with the results of the 2007 WiMAX World Europe event,” commented Paul Sergeant, Director of Strategic Marketing at Navini Networks. “The packed show floor and the quality of the lectures, discussions and attendees far exceeded our expectations.”

“WiMAX World maintains its impeccable track record for delivering unbiased, high-level content and a very high quality – buyer audience,” commented three-time Best of WiMAX World Award winner Rupert Baines, Vice President, Marketing of picoChip. “WiMAX lives at WiMAX World.”

“WiMAX World Europe has once again proven its ability to attract a strong representation of Network Operators from all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at Redline Communications. “The quality of the session content and questions asked by conference delegates is a clear indication that WiMAX technology is alive and kicking in Europe. In comparison to other WiMAX focused events held this year, WiMAX World Europe has the greatest attendee draw and is the place to do business.”

Upcoming Event Locations and Dates

WiMAX World 2007
Chicago, USA
September 25 – 27, 2007

WiMAX World Europe 2008
Munich, Germany
May 19 – 21, 2008

WiMAX World Asia 2008
Q1 2008

About WiMAX World Conference & Expo
WiMAX World Conference & Expo is the largest event series in the world focused on WiMAX and mobile broadband, attracting over 10,000 attendees and over 400 sponsors and exhibitors in the USA, Europe and Asia. WiMAX World Conference & Expo is dedicated to providing an unbiased and balanced view of where WiMAX stands today and what role it will play in the future of one of the fastest-growing market segments in the world – wireless and mobile broadband.