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The LINX116 member meeting took place on Thursday 26th – Friday 27th May 2022 at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester. This was a special event as it marked LINX Manchester’s 10th Birthday. 

Webcast for LINX Members

If you are unable to make the conference in person we provide a webcast service. Members will be able to access the webcast via the ‘events’ section in the LINX Member Portal (log-in required).

LINX has been webcasting its member meetings since LINX41 in May 2003. The service is an excellent way for LINX’s global membership to follow conference proceedings if they are unable to make the event in person.

View our example footage Access our member portal stream


Time (BST)PresentationSpeaker
Thursday 26th May
13:00Event registration and welcome lunch
14:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 1

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • PDF
Jez Orbell, LINX
14:10LINX CEO Update

Kurtis Lindqvist, LINX
14:30Update on Next Generation IX Route Servers

The Route Server Support Foundation is collaborating with LINX and other major IXPs to deliver a solution which improves Route Server diversity and robustness on Internet Exchange fabrics. This talk is a report on progress.

Job Snijders, Fastly
15:00LINX Technology Project plus Operations Update

Richard Petrie, LINX CTO
Anne Bates, LINX Head of Exchange Platforms
15:35RIPE Policy Update

Nigel Titley
15:4530 minute coffee & networking break
16:15AltNet Panel Session

  • Adam Gosling, Network Architect at CityFibre
  • James Blessing, Head of IT Development at Freedom Fibre
  • Doug Williams, Director of Network Operations at Ogi
  • Video
Moderated by Simon Beevers
17:00Internet Governance 2022: What’s Driving Disruption?

Coming off what was already an exceptionally dynamic period for Internet governance, the events of early 2022 have added further complexity and momentum to global Internet governance discussions. Geopolitical shifts, new and far-reaching national legislative developments, and rapidly evolving governance structures all have potential implications for Internet users and operators. Chris Buckridge, an advisor on global strategic engagement for the RIPE NCC and member of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group, will provide an overview of the most significant discussions currently underway, and consider what impacts we might anticipate on Internet governance and operations globally.
Chris Buckridge, RIPE
17:25Systems & Network Training session

  • LINX accredited training update
  • An update on the LINX accredited training courses and the peering at LINX course
  • Some technical information on recent IPv4 and IPv6 LON1 interface configuration changes followed by questions to test your knowledge
  • PDF  |  Video
Steve Groombridge, SN&T
17:50LINX Manchester@10 in 10

Tom Hill, BT
18:00End of Day One of LINX116
18:30Event evening social
Friday 27th May
 09:30Registration Opens (Refreshments Available)
10:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 2

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • PDF
Jez Orbell, LINX
10:05Guest IXP Presentation: EVPN in an IXP world

Marian Rychtecky, NIX.CZ
10:30Annual Accounts

Malcolm Holt, LINX CFO
10:40Capitalising on Crypto

Rebecca Lewis, BSO
10:55Public Affairs Update

Malcolm Hutty, LINX
11:2530 minute coffee & networking break
11:55Countdown to crisis: Making smart decisions in the high stakes
(Remote presentation)

  • Lessons learned from tackling the ransomware epidemic
  • What it takes to enhance enterprise and personal resilience
  • Building proactive defences to limit the damage of a critical incident
  • PDF  |  Video
Ben Jenkins, Threatlocker
12:20Akamai Traffic Delivery and Beyond

A quick walk-through Akamai’s traffic history as the leading Global CDN Provider, how we deploy server capacity, and how that relates to LINX and the Gaming industry

Paul Dunbar, Akamai
12:35CDN Challenges at the ISP Border

Hari Jayaraman, BENOCS
13:0060 minute lunch & networking break
14:00How Has the Topological Landscape of Eastern Europe Changed?
(Remote Presentation)

Doug Madory, Kentik
14:30LINX116 AGM

LINX Board Chair, Pieter Knook
14:45LINX Product Update

Richard Petrie, LINX
15:10Closing Remarks
15:15End of LINX116

Meeting Sponsorship

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Stop the Spread – COVID19

What we can do:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • If you wish to wear a mask – do so
  • Distancing sticker system
    • Red – Give me space, keep 2 metres
    • Amber – I am open to a first bump
    • Green – I am open to a handshake
  • Only attend the event if you feel well
  • If you feel unwell during the event, leave as soon as you can

LINX Social & our 10th Birthday Party!

After the first day of the LINX Meeting, LINX invite all attendees to join us at Three Little Words. We will have a range of drinks and food on offer free of charge to all attendees. To gain access to the social, you must be wearing your badge (collected at event reception prior to the social) and have your social ticket (attached to your badge) on hand ready to give to our team at the door.


We provide wireless connectivity (ssid=linx) during the event. Search for the ‘linx’ network and key the password ‘linx-meeting’. Please don’t hack, snoop, or otherwise do anything that would detrimental to other users

Attendee List

The LINX116 attendee list for this event will be viewable on the LINX member portal. Please note that a member log-in to the portal is required to gain access.


Manchester has a superb variety of places to stay. There are options to suit most budgets and you’ll find that many are just a short walk from Manchester Central. For accommodation information, please visit the Manchester Central website.


There is a 24-hour NCP car park directly below Manchester Central. It has 643 spaces including12 disabled parking bays and three electric vehiclecharging points. There is direct access to ManchesterCentral by lift, stairs and escalator.

Manchester Central NCP
Lower Mosley Street

M2 3GX

Manchester Central NCP is the closest car park and we’ve negotiated a discounted rate for LINX116. Please contact us for more information.

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