The over-arching theme for our events programme this year – and echoed in other aspects of our work programme for 2021 – is the concept of Scaling Up. Many of the independent network operators in membership of INCA are working hard to scale their operations in order to better meet the ambitious targets for the rollout of full fibre and other gigabit-capable technologies. The entire industry needs to substantially grow its capability to connect more homes and business at anywhere near the pace required. The INCA events programme is designed to focus on a number of key issues around the scaling up agenda that can help our members to go further faster.
INCA Conference 2021
Scaling Up: Creating the Gigabit Future
Our main 2021 conference event ran over November 3rd and 4th at the National Conference Centre. Over the course of the two days our extensive programme addressed many key issues for the 'Altnet' sector and brought tighter over 300 key decision-makers.
We also produced a series of short video interviews with some of the people and organisations participating in the conference. You can view all of the videos from the 2021 conference here.
An extensive portfolio of photographs from the conference, along with slide decks from presenters is available to INCA Members here (you need to be logged in to the website to access these resources).
The first event in the Scaling Up series ran on March 9th, and focussed on the key people challenges of scaling up. As the first speaker at the event reported, DCMS modelling suggests that the sector needs to grow by a factor of 2x to 3x over the next 3 to 4 years in order to meet the ambitious government targets.
INCA hosts a range of seminars, conferences and other events across the year. We have a strong reputation for the quality and value of our events programme. To be sure of receiving early notification of upcoming events subscribe to our mailing list and our public events calendar. To support INCA's work and access additional benefits, including discounts on event fees, your organisation should become a member of INCA.
We aim to offer an events programme that meets the needs of our membership and helps them to move further faster. If you have ideas for events that our members will find valuable please talk to us.
Previous Event Highlights
INCA held our 2020 Conference – #TheRoadAhead to 2025 – on November 3rd. With more than 150 leading movers and shakers from the sector participating across five main sessions, plus a keynote address from Matt Warman MP, Minsiter for Digital Infrastructure, the event was widely recognised as a great success.
We've now made available all of the key sessions from the conference as video recordings:
Session 1: Opportunities and Challenges for the Independent Sector
Session2: Achieving 100% Rural Connectivity
Session 3: Regulating the Market to Secure Altnet Investment and Consumer Benefit
Session 4: Tackling the Skills Challenge
Session 5: Encouraging Consumer Take-up and Choice
Session 6: Closing Keynote from Matt Warman MP, Minister for Digital Infrastructure, plus Conference Wrap-up
All of these videos, along with recordings from other events and previous conferences, are available on our Youtube channel.
Members and other organisations are able to support our events programme through sponsorship. If your organisation would like to discuss the options and benefits, please get in touch.