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The seventh annual MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase at MEF20 will bring together the world's leading service and technology providers in teams to present groundbreaking demonstrations of SD-WAN, inter-provider and intra-provider service automation with LSO APIs, AI/ML, security, intent-based networking, Blockchain, Carrier Ethernet, satellite services, 5G, network slicing, IoT, private cloud, service assurance, and more.

This year's submission process has been streamlined and centered around the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Maps, to increase exposure for your PoC.PoC and accelerate the transition from concept to reality!

MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcase Details

Each MEF 3.0 PoC participating in the MEF20 showcase will requires a minimum of need at least 3 participating companies. Participation is open to both MEF members and non-Members, and all members. and All MEF 3.0 PoCs are eligible for the MEF 3.0 PoC Awards. The cost to participate is $7,500 per company per MEF 3.0 PoCA $4000 discount is available for each participant sponsoring MEF20. (Bronze level sponsorship or above). ($3,500 if the company is sponsoring MEF20 at Bronze or above).

Marketing and Promotion

MEF recommends submitting Submit your showcase proposal as soon as possible so that you can and take advantage of our promotional MEF 3.0 PoC marketing promotions throughout the year, both via including social media and , email and also our press releases. Early marketing will include all approved PoCs that have finalized their PoC map (see dates to the right). All submissions should  must be received by 19 August. Changes will be accepted through to with 10 September being the last day for any changes (e.g. additional participants, etc).

Submitting a MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Proposal

To submit a proposal, please fill out the MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Map. MEF will format and prepare the a PoC map digital asset from the information provided, and once reviewed by the participating companies, it will be made available to you for your own marketing and promotion of your PoC. 

Each participating company will need to complete the MEF 3.0 PoC Agreement and provide an an high-resolution logo in EPS or vector format (EPS, SVG or Adobe Illustrator format).

If you have any questions or for help with your proposal, please contact Tom Dicksontom@mef.net.

Key Dates

DateDescription
24 FebMEF 3.0 PoC Submissions Open
27 MarEarly Marketing Begins
4 MaySecond Marketing Update
1 JunThird Marketing Update
19 AugBooth Assignment Deadline
10 SepFinal Change Deadline
26 OctMEF 3.0 PoCs at MEF20 Open
28 OctMEF 3.0 PoC Awards