Neutral Peering Days 2018


  • What: Neutral Peering Days 2018
  • When: September 13 & 14
  • Where: The Hague, The Netherlands

This September the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus in Scheveningen, The Hague will once again set the stage for the Neutral Peering Days.

The Neutral Peering Days 2018 will bring together NL-ix members and partners and the international peering, ICT & interconnection community. For two days, leading industry experts will share their visions on the latest market and technological developments with senior-level attendees from around the world. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. For the first time, the 2018 conference will be built around two parallel programs:

Track One will be the familiar Peering Program, covering the latest global developments and collaborations in networking, peering and traffic standards, management and architecture. On the first day the focus will be on the international interconnection landscape. On the second day we will go completely Tech!

On the first day of Track Two we will focus on the new and exciting ways in which Digital Transformation is changing the interconnection needs of enterprises and ISPs alike. The Interconnected era offers a multitude of opportunities, but it also brings about threats. On the second day we will focus on: Security in the Interconnected Era.

The second ‘What the Hack’ - the hugely successful live anti-DDOS hackathon - will take place at the same time, bringing together the brightest and best data security problem-solvers.

And to top it all off, the always popular Late Summer Drink will take place on the Thursday evening. With close to 400 guests attending last year (despite some seriously heavy weather!) this is one sociable evening you won’t want to miss!

The new twin-track conference provides a unique opportunity for you to meet your peers and as one of last year’s delegates said: “the whole event did a great job of promoting and encouraging collaboration across the critical ecosystems.” In addition to the conference program, the venue and schedule are designed to offer plenty of places and opportunities for networking and one-on-one meetings.

Let’s meet in The Hague!

How to get there and parking information


Sponsors


Sponsor opportunities

The Neutral Peering Days are only possible with the support of our sponsors. We have currently started the sponsor aquisition for the 2018 edition of the Neutral Peering Days. The first reactions are again extremely positive and we have already send out the first sponsorcontracts.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please download our sponsorbrochure.

Some of the first sponsors to sign up!:


Program 2018


Program Neutral Peering Days 2018:

Currently we are in the process of inviting and confirming the speakers. We will be announcing them in the next couple of weeks through our Social Media Channels and website. We are working on a rather spectacular program, so stay tuned!

Thursday

Time
09:00 – 10:15

Registration, coffee & Meeting Time

10:15 – 10:30

Opening

Jan Hoogenboom, Founder NL-ix

Time Track 1 - Peering
10:30 – 11:00

TBA

11:00 – 11:30

TBA

11:30 – 11:45

Peering Personals

The opportunity to introduce yourself and your organisation including the latest updates in 1 minute!

11:45 – 12:15

Coffee break

12.15 – 12:45

TBA

12.45 – 13:15

TBA

13:15 – 13:30

Peering Personals

The opportunity to introduce yourself and your organisation including the latest updates in 1 minute!

13:30 – 15:00

Lunchbreak & Meet Me Time

 
15:00 – 15:30

TBA

15:30 – 16:00

TBA

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 16:45

TBA

16:45 – 17:15

TBA

17:15 – 17:30

Closing

18:00 – 23:30

Late Summer Drinks

Time Track 2 - The Digital Transformation
10:45 – 11:15

TBA

11:15 – 11:45

TBA

11:45 – 12:15

Coffee Break

12:15 – 12:45

TBA

12.45 – 13:15

TBA

13:15 – 15:00

Lunch & Meeting Time

 
15:00 – 15:30

TBA

15:30 – 16:00

TBA

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45

TBA

16:15 – 16:45

TBA

17:15 – 17:30

Closing Day 1

18:00 – 23:30

Late Summer Drinks

Friday

Time
10:30 – 11:30

Registration, coffee & Meeting Time

11:30 – 11:45

Opening

Time Track 1 - Peering Tech
11:45 – 12:15

TBA

12:15 – 12:30

Coffee break

12:30 – 13:00

TBA

13:00 – 13:30

TBA

13:30 – 14:00

Lunchbreak & Meeting Time

 
14:00 – 14:30

TBA

14:30 – 15:00

TBA

15:00 – 15:30

TBA

15:30 – 15:45

Closing

15:45 – 19:00

Transfer to NL-ix HQ & closing BBQ

Time Track 2 - Security
11:45 – 12:15

TBA

12:15 – 12:30

Coffee break

12:30 – 13:00

TBA

13:00 – 13:30

TBA

13:30 – 14:00

Lunchbreak & Meeting Time

 
14:00 – 14:30

TBA

14:30 – 15:00

TBA

15:00 – 15:30

TBA

15:30 – 15:45

Closing

15:45 – 19:00

Transfer to NL-ix HQ & closing BBQ

Hackathon


Join What the Hack, The Hackathon against DDoS!

Network Engineers with programming skills and coders/developpers wanted!
Are you ready to help the Internet against DDos attacks?

What?

The denial of service (DDoS) attack is one of the most powerful attacks used by hackers to harm a company or organization. During the What the Hack Hackathon multiple teams of programmers, developers and tech professionals will work around the clock and in competition with each other to build innovative software solutions for solving real-world DDoS problems.

How

What the Hack will take place at Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus The Hague as a part of the Neutral Peering Days organised by NL-ix. The organisation will provide:

  • A dedicated Hacking space at the Kurhaus.
  • A fully operational network infrastructure.
  • Testing Tools.
  • Traffic generator.
  • Meals and snacks.
  • Coffee and drinks.
  • A Hack Hoek at the Late Summer Drinks.
  • Great prizes!

Bring

  • own device
  • A headphone
  • All your creativity

Jury

All software solutions will be judged by a professional jury of 4 industry experts. The winning teams will be announced at the end of the security Track of the Neutral Peering Days 2018.

Contact

Still have questions left about taking part in What the Hack or want to participate? We are happy to talk to you! Please contact us via janpaul@nl-ix.net


Registration


To provide context, the Neutral Peering Days team attempts to ensure that every attendee adds value to the collective and unique nature of the event. To this extent, we have found in the past that the activities of those in roles involving sales, account management, business development, consulting services, product marketing, or similar non-operational roles are not appropriate Neutral Peering Days attendees. We kindly ask of you to keep this in mind when registering.

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You will be redirected to the NL-ix website to register.


Meet the attendees


Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus


The Neutral Peering Days 18 will be held at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus, a famous landmark location on the Dutch coast. The hotel is situated a stone’s throw away from Beach Club Culpepper, venue for the Late Summer Drinks on September 13th. As our attendee, you can book rooms at the Kurhaus at a special meeting rate from 11-16 of September. Rooms can be booked directly by following the booking link below:

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Please be aware that we have a limited number of rooms available at the Kurhaus. All rooms without a booking will be released to the hotel early June. Afterwards hotel rooms can only be acquired (at the meeting rate) based on availability. We would therefore like to urge you to book your room well in advance.

How to get there and parking information

Alternative hotels (3 stars)

Rather not stay at the main conference hotel? We can heartily recommend the following two hotels, both situated within a two-minute walking distance from the Grand Hotel Kurhaus.

IBIS, The Hague Scheveningen Hotel (3-stars)
Would you like to stay close to the beach of Scheveningen? The Ibis hotel sits within a 3-minute walking distance from the boulevard and a comfortable 12-minute walk from Beach club Culpepper, venue of the Late Summer Drinks. Room rates per night around 80 euros excluding breakfast.
Go to website

IBIS, The Hague Scheveningen Hotel
Gevers Deynootweg 63
2586 BJ, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)70 3543300

Ramada, The Hague Scheveningen (3-stars superior)
The 3-star superior Ramada The Hague Scheveningen hotel is situated across the street from the beach and the bustling boulevards filled with stores and restaurants and a comfortable 10-minute walk from Beach club Culpepper, venue of the Late Summer Drinks. Room price per night around 110 euros excluding breakfast.
Go to website

Ramada, The Hague Scheveningen
Zwolsestraat 17
2587 TX, Den Haag, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)70 3065500