logo-newThe 2016 INCOMPAS Show, taking place April 10-13 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C., will represent a renewed focus on networks, innovation and growth this year. For those of you who haven’t participated in years past, The INCOMPAS Show (formerly, COMPTEL PLUS) fosters an environment in which attendees can expect more hand-shaking, deal-making and contract-signing than at any other industry event. It’s also a venue where you can gain invaluable insight from interactive discussions on current policy and business issues from top-flight presenters and speakers.

With the meeting rooms, education, and keynotes all taking place in Gaylord Convention Center’s Expo Hall, The INCOMPAS Show is optimized to make the most of your valuable time. The target audience sectors include executives from enterprise and small and medium-sized businesses, and representatives from government agencies and educational institutions. The INCOMPAS Show has one of the highest ratios of C-Level, VP/SVP and directors of any trade show in a similar landscape, and previous events averaged 1,600 registrants per show. FiberLight, Global Capacity, INOC, ATLANTIC-­ACM, ChannelVision Magazine, Data Center POST, Technology Research Institute (TRI), Telecom Reseller and Telecom Review North America are among the distinguished companies and industry media outlets that will be attending. Lead sponsors for the event also include Earthlink Carrier, Inteliquent, Lumos Networks, Level 3, Time Warner Business Class®, Verizon and Windstream Carrier Solutions, in addition to iconectiv and Midco Business.

A major draw of The INCOMPAS Show is its Education Program, which was developed to meet the needs and interests of its broad, expanded membership, and serves executives from networks, data center and cloud, Over-the-Top and content providers. This year’s agenda is no exception, and will feature a number of thought-provoking and enlightening panels, talks and presentations. Tony Thomas, President and CEO at Windstream, will share his views on the current state of the communications industry in a presentation titled, “Trends in the Industry: Staying Ahead of the Competition.” Chip Pickering, Chief Executive Officer of INCOMPAS, joined by major players in the industry, including Chris Levendos, Head of Network Deployment and Operations, Google Fiber, Jack Waters, Chief Technology Officer, Level 3, and Günther Ottendorfer, Chief Operating Officer, Technology, Sprint, will discuss strategies for delivering broadband on the panel, “Meeting Customer Demand – Views from the C-Suite.” Much anticipated, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a proponent of competition, will give a keynote, providing attendees with the opportunity to hear first-hand what he has to say about future policies that will affect the industry.

One of the most valuable assets a communications professional can possess is a robust personal network and The INCOMPAS Show provides an exceptional opportunity to expand it. The networking opportunities don’t end when the show floor closes, and that’s why the event will open with a “Taste of D.C. Welcome Reception,” sponsored by AT&T, Sunday, April 10 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the exhibit hall, and will close with a Backyard BBQ, Tuesday, April 12 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Gaylord Atrium.

Registration for INCOMPAS 2016 is still available. For more information about the event, visit http://show.incompas.org/. For a complete list of sponsors and information on how to become one, visit http://show.incompas.org/Sponsors-Exhibitors.