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What to expect!
- Keynote Speeches: Renowned industry experts and thought leaders will share their perspectives on the future of communication, emerging trends, and disruptive technologies.
- Panel Discussions: Engage in lively discussions on topics such as the threat of global tech, 5G, infrastructure evolution, the industry move to All-IP, switching of fixed voice and broadband services, regulatory updates and their impact on the communication landscape.
- Introduction to Gaining Provider Led Switching for Business – High Level Process First public walkthrough and Q&A with Panel
- Technology Led Exhibitions: Explore state-of-the-art communication technologies, innovative solutions, and products showcased by leading companies and startups in the industry.
- Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow professionals, industry leaders, and potential collaborators to expand your network and foster meaningful relationships.
- Workshops and Training Sessions: Participate in hands-on workshops and training sessions to enhance your skills and stay ahead of the curve.
- Attend the prestigious FCS Comex Dinner, a chance to relax and network in an informal manner with your peers while enjoying a delicious meal, drinks and our evening entertainment!
All this and more. Register your FREE place below.
Introducing our Main Partner – Gamma
“Gamma is proud to be a main sponsor of Comex 2023, an event that unites all sectors of the communication services community. At Gamma, we understand the value of networking and how it can ignite meaningful connections. Comex provides an ideal setting for exhibitors to gauge the concerns of their customer base in a relaxed and friendly environment. It offers a platform for our team to connect with existing customers, forge new relationships, and create cross-industry connections.”
Gamma are a thriving, fast-growing company that puts its people and customers front and centre, establishing themselves as the go-to premium choice for all business communications. Find out more at www.gamma.co.uk
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Gaining Provider Led switching process for businesses
New Ofcom regulation requires business switches (of customers fixed voice and broadband service) to be Gaining provider Led (GPL).
This will be the first time the most recognised and active GPL Business switching members will take the industry through a high-level walk-though of the proposed GPL Business Switching Process. Followed by a Q&A session giving you the chance to pose questions.
The ‘Switching for Business’ sessions will include the leading industry experts and members of the GPL Business Switching Steering Group, including the Co-Chair Megan Corcoran and Lee Turner, Head of Industry Engagement and Regulatory Affairs, Gamma, who will host this session.
This will be the first public showing of the process and is a great opportunity for members and industry to ask questions and provide feedback. This session is unique to our FCS Comex event and will not be recorded.
Demand will be high, so make sure you book your slot at this must attend event as soon as possible!
Radio spectrum licensing updates & new Ofcom radio spectrum policy highlights
We’re delighted to be bringing you the latest updates on Spectrum licensing and policy changes from Ofcom. Although a number of briefing notes have been released already this will be your chance to hear first hand from those in the know and pose any questions you may have.
As well as this Business Radio attendees can also expect:
A panel session, chaired by Land Mobile Editor – Phil Mason, to explore the impact of the all-IP project from Openreach. This is likely to significantly affect the BR industry as in the current plan, every landline and connection you have that uses anything copper from BT/Openreach will be changed to fibre with IP running on it by the end of 2025. BR members on the panel will ensure questions can be properly directed.
This is the ideal chance to put your thoughts together on this as it is likely to be the biggest change for BR for many years.
IMI – Moving from automotive to the mobility sector
The FCS is delighted to announce that Wayne Dyson of the Institute of the Motor Industries (The IMI) will be speaking at FCS Comex 2023. He will be giving a presentation on who the IMI are, what they do and the move from the automotive sector to the mobility sector in line with the Governement’s decarbonisation agenda . Training and upskilling in the new vehicle technologies is paramount if one is working on these vehicles as Regulation applies. Hence the IMI’s Professional Register with TechSafe® Recognition.
Attend as a delegate
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Why should I attend?
Expect hugely relevant content covering the commercial, regulatory and technology landscapes which will impact your business over the next 2-3 years. PLUS the opportunity to meet and network with the wider comms community, beyond the ‘usual suspects’ of Telecoms and IT resellers and suppliers.
Aimed at: Business owners/directors, CEO’s and sales leaders from business telecoms and IT service providers.
This is a unique opportunity for those working in the business radio sector to meet together for the first time in some years and gain insights from each other and from the exhibitors. A prime opportunity for seeing what has become available that will support business into the future, what challenges can be expected and how they might be met and to learn what the FCS can do to help. PLUS with the recent update of the Business Radio Site Engineering code of practice (FCS1331:2022) being announced now is a crucial time to ensure you are up to date on all legislation.
Aimed at: Managing directors, CEOs, technical heads for the company, chief engineers, sales leaders and consultants
With the recent release of FCS1362:2022 Code of Practice, the event will be a prime time to attend for updates and the latest guidance. We also have significant interest in running some sessions on the state of the vehicle after-market and an update on the ESN project and the opportunities it creates for installers. PLUS view the latest products, clothing, PPE and components in the exhibition as well as the latest developments in the FITAS scheme.
Aimed at: Company owners, CEO’s, team leaders, managers, installers
The conference is taking place at the fantastic Telford International Conference Centre, located only 50 min drive from Birmingham and minutes from Telford Rail Station.
There are a number of hotel options available close to the conference venue however rooms are booking up quickly so we strongly recommend you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.
The International Hotel (1 minute walk)
Travelodge Telford (2 minute walk)
Premier Inn Telford International (4 minute walk)
Holiday Inn Telford Iron Bridge (2 minute walk)
Ramada by Wyndham Telford Ironbridge (4 minute drive)
Mercure Telford Centre (4 minute drive)
Premier Inn Telford Centre (5 minute drive)