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IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, is hosting the 1st Annual IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF’18) July 9-11, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, USA. This unique event is designed to examine key critical 5G innovations across technologies that will alter the research and application space of the future.

5G is not only evolutionary, providing higher bandwidth and lower latency than current-generation technology; more importantly, 5G is revolutionary, in that it is expected to enable fundamentally new applications with much more stringent requirements in latency and bandwidth. 5G should help solve the last-mile/last-kilometer problem and provide broadband access to the next billion users on earth at much lower cost because of its use of new spectrum and its improvements in spectral efficiency.

The World Forum will attract industry practitioners, researchers and academia, government regulators, and public sector executives to hear industry experts and peers share best practices and lessons learned, latest research, new standards development initiatives, innovations, and first-hand experiences regarding prototyping and initial service offerings. It offers an outstanding opportunity to showcase your products and applications to a vibrant and engaged audience and provides an ideal platform for you to reach hundreds of key decision makers involved in 5G.

There are many opportunities to support the IEEE 5G World Forum. In addition to the following levels, patrons may choose to be the exclusive host of a conference session or event. The patron will be recognized as the exclusive host, unless they explicitly request to co-host with another patron. All conference events are open to hosting, including Special Sessions, Tutorials, and Industrial Sessions. Additional events, not included in the conference, may also be considered for hosting.

Diamond $30,000 Gold $20,000 Silver $10,000 Bronze $5,000 Exhibit $2,000
8’x10′ Booth in Exhibit area
Speaking Slot Plenary
Complimentary registrations 5 3 2 1 2*
Logo representation on-site
6-foot table space in Exhibit area  ✓  ✓

Additional Unique Patronage Opportunities:

  • Welcome Reception Patron (2 available): The Patron receives logo representation on Reception signage and promotions, opportunity for brief remarks at the opening reception. $5,000.
  • Gala Dinner Patron (4 available): The Patron receives logo representation on Gala signage and promotions, opportunity for brief remarks at the Gala dinner. $7,000

*Registrations are for exhibit area only – no access to sessions or meals.

For Platinum, Gold, and Silver Patrons we offer a Long Term Partnership: 15% off for 2 years; 25% off for 3 years of participation and patronage in the IEEE 5G World Forums.

Become a Patron

Please indicate your interest in patronage and exhibiting opportunities at your earliest convenience to secure your selection. Please contact Fran O’Connell at and Chi-Ming Chen at for more information or to secure your spot.

Become an Exhibitor 

Showcase your company to the largest technical and professional association in the world. If your company supplies components, subsystems, and systems (including hardware, software, and middleware), you should consider being an exhibitor at IEEE 5G World Forum 2018.  Please see the call for exhibitor and for further information, please contact Exhibitor Chair Alireza Ghasempour at