Backdrop to the Ho Chi Minh City Meeting

We are excited to host our  Q1/20 Members Meeting for the first time in Vietnam on 10-13 February!  The meeting is an excellent opportunity for our APAC and global member communities to join the exciting MEF 3.0 journey by engaging with MEF community. As we enter 2020, we have incredible MEF 3.0 momentum as communicated in our recent MEF19 releases:

"In 2020, our focus will be on enabling providers to innovate with highly synergized overlay and underlay network services, accelerate the rollout of MEF 3.0 certified services powered by certified technologies and professionals, and federate with increased implementation of inter-provider LSO APIs worldwide", said Nan Chen in his MEF19 keynote.

Why Attend

LEARN - Get the most out of your membership with the orientation & MEF 3.0 Workshops
UPDATE - Keep up with major developments discussed by MEF/industry leaders in the Plenary
CONNECT - Make contacts, share learnings with customers, peers, and suppliers
DISCUSS - Explore hot tech topics in the Birds-of-a-Feather session
COLLABORATE - Lead or join MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept and other team initiatives
PARTICIPATE - Listen, learn, and influence working projects pertinent to your role

Ho Chi Minh City Meeting Highlights

New Participant Orientation
Opening Plenary

  • MEF Chairman & President Addresses
  • MEF Vision & Technical Strategy with MEF CTO
  • Executive Panel: Hot Topics for 2020: SD-WAN, LSO Sonata, Overlay/Underlay, Edge Computing, 5G, Blockchain & more…
  • Executive Panel: State of the Industry in APAC
  • MEF 3.0 Certification Ceremony

Opening Reception & Birds of a Feather
MEF 3.0 Workshops
Committee Working Meetings: Services, LSO, Applications, Marketing & Education, Certification

Meeting Registration

   

There are no fees to attend. We encourage attending in person, we provide Members Meeting Remote Access. Registration is also required to participate remotely. 

Hotel Information   

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
88 Don Khoi, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam 700000
+84 28 3827 2828
Hotel website

MEF special rate ended 9 January | Room availability is limited

Click here to book your hotel at the Sheraton Saigon
 

Important - Vietnam Visa Information 

A Vietnam visa is required for traveling to Vietnam for certain countries. Please reference a Vietnamese embassy to obtain a visa. Click here

Transportation and Logistics

  • Sheraton Hotel is ~24 minutes from the Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN).

  • Remember to print a copy of your visa to enter the country
  • Taxis to/from the airport cost approximately 300000 VND / $13 USD. It is recommended to use a Vinasun Taxi or Mai Linh Taxi.
  • Uber is not available. Grab Car is the alternative available in Ho Chi Minh City. You will need to set up a Grab Car account prior to arrival.
  • Self-parking is 50000 VND/hr or 1200000 VND/day (~$2 USD/hr or $52 USD/day). Valet Parking is 750000 VND/day (~$32 USD/day).
  • Daily Breakfast is included in your room rate and will be available in the hotel restaurant from 6:00am-10:30am; please wear your badge.
  • Lunch during the meetings will be served in the hotel restaurant.
  • Wi-Fi is included in your room rate
  • Full service fitness center open daily from 5:30am-11:00pm
  • Ho Chi Minh City weather is very tropical and is expected to be 89°F/32°C and humid.


Meeting Information
  

Accessing agendas and meeting materials: Members will need a Wiki account – signup here or contact  Tom Dickson

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Lori Vachon

Non-member companies:  MEF invites companies considering MEF membership to audit. Contact Alysia Bennett 

Upcoming MEF Meetings

  • Edinburgh, UK, 27-30 April 2020
  • Montreal, Canada, 27-30 July 2020
  • 29-30 October (Co-located with MEF20)