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What to expect at DCD>Connect | London

Three dedicated content stages. Best-in-class technology discovery. Unparalleled networking opportunities. Here's what you can expect at this year's event:

Join one of five co-located workshops, forums and chapter meetings on the morning of 2 October including:

New for 2023: DCD>Data Center Investment Forum

Bringing together investors from major financial institutions including HSBC, Credit Agricole, SMBC, Nevo Capital, ING, Nomura, Citi and more, alongside CFOs and finance teams from data center operators across Europe looking to raise capital, the investment forum is a closed door, half day event, exploring the current and upcoming investment and financing trends underpinning the digital infrastructure sector.

Held under Chatham House Rule, you’ll network and exchange ideas with peers from major data center operators, REITs, institutional investors, infrastructure funds, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, brokers and advisory teams.

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Challenge your views with 12 DCD>Debates, a series of open, interactive discussions - expect expert insight, lively debate & interactive Q&A:

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Fast-track your technology discovery with interactive tech exchange sessions

Tech Exchange Sessions take place at 1:30pm and 3:45pm on 2 October. They connect you with like-minded delegates and our event partners for short 15 minute group get-to-know-you discussions centered around specific technologies and services.

We'll be exploring the following technologies and services at London:

  • Facilities Management
    Explore the latest innovations from: Cadence, CBRE, DCD>Academy, EkkoSense, MCIM, T5 Data Centers
  • Construction
    Explore the latest innovations from: Bouygues E&S, Commissioning Agents Inc, Foresight Works, H&MV, Kingspan | Tate, Nautilus Data Technologies, Stengel, Winthrop, Hilti, Kirby Group Engineering, MOY Materials
  • Power & Sustainability
    Explore the latest innovations from: Anord Mardix, AVK, Baker Hughes, Bosch, Capital Switchgear, Clarke Energy, DEIF, Eaton, FIAMM Energy Technology, Hitachi Energy, IDCSL, iQuord, Janitza, Kohler, Legrand, Matrix Group, Mercury Power, Piller, Schneider Electric, ZincFive
  • Cooling
    Explore the latest innovations from: Caterpillar, Chatsworth Products, Excool, Green Revolution Cooling, Grundfos, Iceotope, K&N, LiquidStack, Mitsubishi Electric, Munters, Systemair, TileFlor, Trane, Vertiv, Airedale, Armstrong Fluid Technology
  • Networks
    Explore the latest innovations from: Atkore, Belden, Panduit
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Three unmissable content stages, over 100+ expert speakers

We'll be running three dedicated content stages live on the showfloor on 3 October, where you can hear from industry experts as they explore the challenges and opportunities currently shaping the European market, with plenty of opportunities for live Q&A!

With over 100+ expert speakers set to share their views, you can look forward to hearing from:

  • Dame Dawn Childs, CEO, Pure Data Centers
  • Michael Winterson, Managing Director, Equinix
  • Val Walsh, Vice President, Microsoft CO+I
  • Stephen Bowes-Phipps, Vice President - EMEA Data Centres & Cloud, State Street
  • Rhea Williams, Principal - Site Selection, Oracle
  • Chester Reid, Global CFO, Yondr
  • David Hall, Senior Vice President - Colocation, AtlasEdge Data Centers
  • Mike Eytle, EMEA Regional Director - Data Center Integration, Microsoft
  • Daniel Delghavi, Vice President - Project Finance, Digital Infrastructure, SMBC
  • Ash Evans, EMEA Lead - Energy & Location, Google

Here are some of the sessions you can't afford to miss:

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Industry leaders explore the key issues facing operators across the Europe on the Main Stage:

Enjoy TEDxTalks style deep-dives with industry experts:

Explore Europe's newest facilities with live facility showcases:

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Gain exclusive insights into new technologies and product development roadmaps from 80+ leading suppliers on the Showfloor on October 3:

With opportunities to:

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    Explore DCD>White Space areas

    With designated areas across the showfloor that showcase the latest product and kit

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    Ask the experts your key questions & preview emerging technologies

    Talk to dedicated product experts live on the show floor, with opportunities for Q&A and informal follow up discussions

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    Understand regional growth plans and market activity from NTA's across Europe

    The European Association Pavilion brings together ten of Europe’s leading associations, including EUDCA, and representatives from regional hubs including Spain & Germany

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    Build relationships with suppliers from across Europe

    Connect with partners who suit your ongoing project requirements, to accelerate & inform your buying experience

Network with peers in-style with a host of unrivalled networking opportunities:

VIP guests can enjoy complimentary access to the VIP Networking Lounge throughout the event - a dedicated space for you to catch up on emails, host private conversations away from the showfloor, or take some downtime from the event. The VIP Networking Lounge gives you the necessary space to do what’s important to you, with complimentary refreshments available throughout the event.

You'll also enjoy access to:

  • icebreaker drinks

    Icebreaker Party

    Celebrate opening night alongside 1,200+ of the industry’s biggest names

  • Connect Dinner

    Closed-door networking lunches

    On both 2 & 3 October, our VIP guests can enjoy 3-course closed-door lunches focused on key industry topics

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    VIP Nordic Cocktail Hour

    Invited guests can join their peers for a private cocktail hour with a Nordic twist - expect Scandinavian delicacies and Nordic Mojitos!

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    VIP Private Dinner

    Invited guests can join hosts NTT for an exclusive networking dinner on October 2, wrapping up the day one networking in style!

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With so much on offer, secure your ticket for DCD>Connect | London today to join 1,200+ of Europe's leading digital infrastructure professionals:

AEC/ Advisory VIP All Access Passes are now sold out. If you work for an AEC/Advisory company, please book a Show Floor Pass.

Available to representatives from Hyperscale/Cloud, Enterprise and Investment companies, as well as those from Colocation and AEC/Advisory companies who are not in a Business Development/Sales/Marketing role. VIP All Access Passes include:

  • The option to add a complimentary night's stay at the O2 InterContinental on October 2 (Please note: all complimentary hotel rooms have now been allocated)
  • Access to all of the content and networking taking place on both days of the event
  • A VIP Welcome Lunch
  • Access to the Technology Exchanges on Day 1
  • Access to the Icebreaker Reception on the evening of October 2
  • Hosted Lunch Briefings on key topics
  • Access to the VIP Lounge
  • Access to all of the content on both the Main Stage & Talks Stage

*Please note that due to capacity limits we are only able to allocate 10 VIP All Access passes per AEC/Advisory company. There are no capacity limits on groups from Hyperscale/Cloud, Enterprise, Investment, or Colocation companies, however those with sales, marketing or business development roles must book either a Show Floor Access pass or an All Access Paid Pass in order to attend. AEC/Advisory VIP All Access Passes are now sold out. If you work for an AEC/Advisory company, please book a Show Floor Pass.

Apply for a Pass

New for 2023, a Show Floor Access Pass gives you complimentary access to all of the content and networking taking place on 3 October (8:00am - 5:00pm) on the Show Floor. This includes access to all of the content on the Main Stage, Talks Stage and Showcase Stage, Happy Hour networking drinks, plus all of the partner stands and lounges so you can network with technology vendors and solutions providers who suit your buying needs. 

Show Floor Access Passes do not include access to Day One of the event, Hosted Lunch Briefings, the VIP Networking Lounge or hosted food and beverages.

Show Floor Access Passes are available to representatives from Hyperscale/Cloud, Enterprise and Investment companies, as well as those from any role in Colocation and AEC/Advisory companies. Resellers and Integrators are also eligible for Show Floor Access passes.

If you are in a sales/business development/marketing role from a Colocation, AEC/Advisory or Systems Integrator company, or if you are from a Reseller, then you can upgrade your pass to an All Access Pass for £1,195 for both days of the event. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to do this.

Apply for a Pass

All Access Paid Passes provide access to both days of the event, including the Icebreaker Networking Party on October 2 and hosted food and beverages throughout the event. These passes are available to any individual from a Technology Vendor.

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