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Automating the Global Ecosystem

 Q1 Members Meeting - 30 January – 2 February

Join MEF in Los Angeles to conduct business, expand partnerships, and collaborate around industry topics.

Emerging from the Covid era, 2022 will close out as an incredibly successful and transformative year for MEF, one which saw tremendous, accelerated industry adoption of MEF LSO business APIs as well as the release of our first operational APIs. The release of our first SASE and Zero Trust framework standards closed out the year and set the stage for an exciting new chapter in the evolution of MEF as we automate a global ecosystem of stakeholders, combining to meet the demanding needs of enterprise digital transformation.


Key topics of the Los Angeles meeting

  • Progressing LSO APIs (automating business and operational functions, driving adoption, and evolving to LSO Blockchain-based billing and settlement)
  • MEF and "Secure Network-as-a-Service" - what's in store for 2023?
  • Introducing MEF's first ever state of the industry analyst report: "Paradigm Shift: Inter-Provider Service Automation"
  • Next steps for SD-WAN services, certification, and cybersecurity (SASE & Zero Trust) frameworks
  • The introduction of a new MEF living "Showcase", an ongoing framework to feature projects initiated by MEF members
  • The long-awaited return of MEF's annual flagship event, last hosted as MEF19, featuring a new brand, theme, format and a new awards program!

Turn Ideas into Action - Meeting Highlights

Thought leadership at its best on display in the opening plenary

More ways to engage with the MEF community - Networking, 1:1 meetings, social activities

Committee tracks to influence and move forward the future of MEF works and influence

New to MEF? Learn the ins and outs of navigating MEF to maximize your membership

Who Am I Joining?

Senior executives from the Board, Technology Advisory Board and member community

Leadership, committee chairs, senior staff

Commercial, product, and technical contributors from service providers, LSO solution providers, technology vendors

Media and analysts



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Hotel & Travel Information

Marina Del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
+1 310 301 3000

Contact the hotel directly at the number above as the MEF special rate date has passed - if you need assistance contact Lori Vachon lori@mef.net

MEF special rate is $259 + taxes, based on availability

Located 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, the Marina Del Ray Marriott overlooks the beautiful marina and is located just two blocks from the world-famous Venice Beach with lots of great restaurants and attractions!

Week at a Glance

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Monday 30 January

Arrivals/Registration
Committee Project Editing Sessions

Tuesday 31 January

Committee Project Editing Sessions
New Participant Orientation
Opening Plenary
Welcome Reception

Wednesday 1 February

Committee Tracks
    Commercial and Business
    Digital Services
    Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO)
    Test and Certification

Thursday 2 February

Committee Tracks
    Commercial and Business
    Digital Services
    Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO)
    Test and Certification
Closing Plenary



Wiki & WiFi Access and Assistance

Members will need a Wiki account to access agendas and materials. Signup here or contact tom@mef.net for assistance. Non-members may register for the Opening Plenary which will be available to all via Zoom.

Committee meetings will be conducted face-to-face with Zoom and recordings for remote attendees – attendee links will be found on the committee agenda pages.

WiFi access is available: SSID mefforum password mefforum


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Proposed Los Angeles Meeting Agenda (all times are in US Pacific / LA and may change)

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Mon 30 January

Registration Opens - 7:30am 

7:30-8:30Breakfast
     8:30-12:00DSC Project Editing Sessions
LSOC Project Editing Sessions
12:00-1:30Lunch
Leadership Lunch Meeting
1:30-5:30DSC Project Editing Sessions
LSOC Project Editing Sessions


Tue 31 January

Editing Sessions | Opening Plenary

7:30-8:30Breakfast
8:30-10:15

New Participant Session (8:30-9:30)

Board of Directors Meeting
(9:00-12:00)
10:15-10:45Networking Break
10:45-12:00DSC Project Editing SessionLSOC Project Editing Sessions
12:00-1:30Lunch & Networking
1:30-3:00

Opening Plenary Part I

Links and ICS coming soon

3:00-3:30

Networking Break

3:30-4:30
4:30-5:30

Networking Time

5:30-6:30Welcome Reception


Wed 1 February

Committee Tracks

7:30-8:30Breakfast
8:30-10:15Digital ServicesLSOCommercial & BusinessTest & Certification
10:15-10:45Networking Break
10:45-12:30Digital ServicesLSOCommercial & BusinessTest & Certification
12:30-1:30Lunch & Networking
1:30-3:15Digital ServicesLSOCommercial & BusinessTest & Certification
3:15-3:45

Ice Cream Sundae Break Sponsored by

3:45-5:40Digital ServicesLSOCommercial & BusinessTest & Certification


Thu 2 February

Committee Tracks | Closing Plenary

7:30-8:30Breakfast
8:30-10:15Digital ServicesLSOTest & CertificationMEF LSO US Progress Report (9:00-10:15)
10:15-10:45Networking Break
10:45-12:30Digital ServicesLSOTest & Certification
12:30-1:30Lunch & Networking
1:30-3:15Digital ServicesLSO
3:15-3:45

Networking Break

3:45-5:00

Closing Plenary

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