The LINX102 member conference will take place at the Manchester Central Convention Centre on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st August 2018.


Registration for LINX102 is now open and will close promptly at 12:00pm on Wednesday 15th August 2018.

Registration for LINX102 is available to members only. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at where your request will be considered.

Meeting Sponsors

A list of our confirmed sponsors can be found below. If you would like to sponsor an upcoming meeting, please read more about our Sponsorship Packages.

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Meeting Format & Agenda

A full agenda will be published shortly which will feature the usual mix of organisational presentations from the LINX CEO, the Technology team and LINX’s Head of Public Affairs plus member talks and technical presentations from members of the telecoms community.

The basic overview of the event is as follows:

  • It is a standard day and a half meeting with a Social on the Monday evening.
  • Members are encouraged to provide lightning talks on their networks with these often taking place before a refreshment or lunch break.
  • Registration opens at 1100
  • Wireless connectivity plus a light lunch and refreshments will be available from late morning.
  • The meeting commences at 1330 with day one closing at approximately 1745.
  • Drinks will be available from 1800 until 1900.
  • On day two refreshments will be available from 0930 in readiness for a 1000 meeting start.
  • The second day will end at around 1545.




11:00 AM

Registration Opens

11:00 AM
13:00 PM

Scheduled Peering Meetings

12:00 PM

Light lunch and refreshments
Free wireless connectivity available

13:30 PM

Welcome & round-the-room introductions


13:35 PM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX101 Minutes (Monday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

John Souter

13:45 PM

LINX CEO and LINX Manchester Report
inc. second city IXP research

John Souter

14:00 PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation: TBC

14:20 PM

LINX Technology (Part 1): CTO update

Richard Petrie

14:50 PM

Member Talk

15:15 PM

30 minute refreshment break / Scheduled private meetings

15.45 PM

Technical Talk: Routing Policy Architecture
What actually makes good routing policies “good”? In this presentation Job Snijders provides a conceptual model to look at routing policy, offers terminology to help discuss routing policy, and analyses routing policy design patterns

Job Snijders

16:15 PM

Guest IXP presentation

16:35 PM

RIPE Policy update
In his regular member conference presentation Nigel Titley will explain progress on RIPE policy

Nigel Titley

16:45 PM

LON2 session

17:45 PM

End of day one of LINX102

  • Social commences with drinks at the Manchester Central Convention Complex from 18:00 until 19.00.
  • Scheduled private meetings

19:00 PM

LINX102 Social Event
The social will be held at an offsite venue near to the Manchester Central Convention Complex and is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX102 event in person.




09:30 AM

Registration Opens

10:00 AM

Welcome & round-the-room introductions


10:05 AM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX101 Minutes (Monday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Richard Petrie

10:15 AM

Member Talk: BBC
Delivery of the World Cup in HD and UHD online

Richard Cooper

10:45 AM


11:00 AM

Silver Sponsor Presentation: ProLabs

11:05 AM

Gold Sponsor Presentation: TBC

11:15 AM

30 minute refreshment break

11:45 AM

Member Talk: Google

Ian Cleary

12:15 PM

Public Affairs update
LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, will provide his popular run through of the latest developments in the regulatory world

Malcolm Hutty

12:55 PM

Peering Personals

13:00 PM


14:00 PM

Afternoon session starts

Kurtis Lindqvist

14:05 PM

LINX Technology (Part 2)

  • Operations update

Mike Hellers

14:30 PM

BGP Hijacks
LINX Award Winner, Dr Richard Clayton, presents a talk on the activities of BGP hijackers over the past few years and what’s happening today.

Dr Richard Clayton

15:00 PM


15:30 PM

Day 2 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments and feedback form filling for a chance to win accommodation at a future meeting

Kurtis Lindqvist

15:45 PM

End of day two of LINX102


We have on hold 30 bedrooms at the Jurys Inn hotel which is 4 minutes walk from the venue. It is £65 for a single occupancy and £75 for a double occupancy room including breakfast and wifi. All guests also get a 20% discount on food and beverages. These rooms are on a first come first serve basis so please email if you wish to take one.