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Automating and Securing the Global Ecosystem

Conduct secured business, expand partnerships, and collaborate 

Join us for our Annual Members Meeting on 17-20 July in the beautiful historic area of Montréal in mid-summer, the best time of year to explore the city!  

We have an action-packed week, bringing the MEF community together to network with industry peers and progress valuable MEF works in the areas of services, APIs and certifications!

Montréal Highlights

  • Special "Spotlight on SASE" session, including new SASE certifications for SD-WAN, SSE and ZT and progressing our SASE and ZT standards 
  • Advance view of the MEF "Secure Network-as-a-Service Industry Blueprint" currently in development, to be launched at our Global NaaS Event (GNE) 2-4 October Dallas, TX
  • GNE preview, MEF's new annual flagship event, who will be there, what will happen and why you should attend
  • Hear the the latest forecasts for global LSO API adoption - 120+ companies are now participating in this amazing success story
  • Preview and plan for the new LSO "Fergie" release 
  • Board of Directors Elections -  have a front-row seat to select MEF's 2023-2024 senior leadership
  • Birds of Feather - considering Intent-based Networking (IBN) strategies for enterprise-facing APIs
  • Ample networking time during breaks and evening cocktails!

Turn Ideas into Action 

  More ways to engage with the MEF community – Networking, 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 members

Leadership, committee chairs, senior staff

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

Meeting/Badge Registration 

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Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Quebec, H3A-2R6
+1 514 284 1110

25 minutes from Montréal's Trudeau International Airport

Located downtown, on the elegant Sherbrooke Street West near McGill University, the luxury Hotel Omni Mont-Royal dominates the Golden Square Mile’s historical district and walking distance to Old Montréal restaurants & nightlife!

MEF special rate is $259 CAD + Tax

Book by Friday 23 June

Rate available 3 days pre/post based on availability

Need Travel Approval?

Need assistance with travel justification? MEF can provide support; please contact Tom Dickson with your requirements.

Wiki & WiFi Access and Assistance

Members need a Wiki account to access agendas and materials. Signup here or contact 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: SSID: MEFFORUM password: mefforum


Committee Activities Preview

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Commercial and Business Committee (CBC)

The Commercial and Business Committee will be holding its third MEF Showcase milestone day with a wide range of LSO API and LSO Blockchain use cases reviewed and discussed. The attendance in the second milestone day in the recent Rome meeting was very high and demonstrated how valuable this new collaborative framework is for a wide range of our members.

Digital Services Committee (DSC)

The longest serving committee in MEF that defined the now ubiquitous Carrier Ethernet services, the Digital Services Committee will be running working sessions to advance MEF work to define a wide range of standardized services that can be used to maximize interoperability, consistent terminology in the industry and enable business and operational automation (LSO).

LSO Committee (LSOC)

The LSO Committee sessions are where you'll want to be to help shape LSO automation as we move toward the Fergie release and beyond, including active work on Product APIs and Schemas, Service Ordering, and Service APIs and Schemas. These sessions are especially valuable if your company has already begun automating their business processes, as you can help direct the work to include what has already been done.

Test and Certification (TCC)

A focal point for the TCC is development of the new SASE certification program, with individual SD-WAN, SSE and ZT components. Participants will get all of the details including timelines for a beta program and general availability. A new edition of the LSO API certification is also underway. The TCC will also explore next steps in the highly successful MEF Onboarding & Interop Testing (OIT) Service and will be considering go-forward plans for MEF Professional Certifications.

Interested in more details on Committee activities? Email Tom Dickson 


Montréal Meeting Agenda & Committee Activities | See Links Below (all times are in North American EDT)


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Mon 17 July

Pre-meeting Sessions

7:30-8:30Registration Opens & Breakfast
     8:30-12:00Digital Services Projects
LSO Projects
Leadership Lunch Meeting
1:30-5:30Digital Services ProjectsLSO ProjectsTest & Certification Projects

Tue 18 July

Pre-meeting Sessions | Opening Plenary


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

Board of Directors Meeting

10:15-10:45Networking Break
10:45-12:00Digital Services ProjectsLSO Projects
12:00-1:30Lunch & Networking

Opening Plenary Part I


Networking Break


Opening Plenary Part II


Board Elections


Welcome Reception Sponsored by

Board of Directors Meeting

Wed 19 July

Committee Tracks

8:30-10:15Spotlight on SASE - Cross Committee Session
10:15-10:45Networking Break
10:45-12:30Spotlight on SASE - Cross Committee Session
12:30-1:30Lunch & Networking
1:30-3:15Digital ServicesTest & CertificationCommercial & BusinessLSO

Ice Cream Sundae Break Sponsored by

3:45-5:30Digital Services
Test & CertificationCommercial & BusinessLSO
5:30-6:00Networking Break

Birds of a Feather - Intent-based Networking (IBN) for Enterprise Automation

Thu 20 July

Committee Tracks | Closing Plenary

8:30-10:15Digital ServicesTest & CertificationCommercial & BusinessLSO
10:15-10:45Networking Break
10:45-12:30Digital ServicesTest & CertificationCommercial & BusinessLSO
12:30-13:30Lunch & Networking
1:30-3:15Digital ServicesTest & CertificationCommercial & BusinessLSO

Networking Break


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