The only conference to focus directly on building fast, reliable wireless networks that are at the heart of driving change in modern ports

About the Conference

Fast, reliable wireless networks are at the heart of driving change in modern Ports. As operators fight to introduce innovative, cost-saving services a bed-rock of complete wireless connectivity across the sprawling dockside areas are becoming increasingly vital.

At the same time, the battle to fill this role - between private network owners and national mobile companies - between spectrum owners and unlicensed operators and vendors is heating up.

Against this background, BWCS has announced a brand new conference for 2020 – Wireless Communications in Ports (

For the first time, this conference will draw together all parties involved in this dynamic sector. It will focus on actual case studies from port owners discussing the issues they face.

The Conference will hear from port companies and the problems they have encountered as they have started to implement continuous wireless network connectivity across their often complex campuses.

Join the debate, question those involved and find out the issues faced by those who have launched services and discuss where they will take them next. This is your chance to meet the people who are shaping this market, who are driving it forward and bringing in new services, ideas and technologies.

Please be advised that places are extremely limited and are selling out fast. To reserve your place now - please use the online order form here (link) or contact:

Held in Central London on April 1st 2020, the Conference is attracting port operators and suppliers from all over the world. Those attending will hear directly from the companies that are launching wireless networks and adding new cost-cutting solutions.

BWCS has worked with all the major players in this new market to make Port Communications Systems 2020 a success. The Conference will feature a combination of interactive workshops, panel sessions, presentations and networking sessions exploring the commercial and technical issues arising from the deployment of wireless networks in ports around the world. As ever, the Conference will provide a great networking opportunity and a very limited number of sponsorship positions are still available. For further information on getting involved please contact:

Conference feedback

"It’s amazing how the BWCS team manages to gather a large number of representatives from industry, operators and government institutions which are highly specialized in communications and WiFi services. It was a great opportunity to meet the right people and make fruitful connections. I highly recommend it"

Javier Santos, International Business Director, Inster

"This is simply the most important annual event for wireless communications on passenger rail. Meet your peers, share ideas, learn best practices. Unmissable!"

Jim Baker, CEO, Xentrans Inc.

"The WiFi on Trains Conference was an excellent opportunity to hear the trials and tribulations many rail companies have found in trying to improve mobile communications for passengers, and to learn the lessons from these experiences. I also found the speed-dating session valuable in building my network of contacts across the industry."

Gavin James, Project Sponsor, Digital Railways, UK Department for Transport

"Train Communications is one must-attend event on my schedule of rail conferences in Europe. I look forward to this annual event, which provides me with a wealth of information about developments in technologies, the latest innovations, and new services."

Lesley Brown, journalist, EURAILmag

"Putting WiFi on trains is hard enough but thankfully the annual BWCS Train Communications is there as the world's clearing-house for this very issue. It is a 'must do' for any manager or train operator working in this space."

Jim Allison, Manager of Planning, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

"Traincomms is the key forum for an annual pulse check on the fast moving developments in the connected train sector."

Peter Kingsland, Sales Director, Icomera UK

"The Train Communications Systems Conferences put together by BWCS have become the de facto standard for transit authorities to learn about the current state of communications to moving trains and which vendors have solutions to meet their needs - whether consumer, operational, or security related... There is no better place to learn and understand where the industry is and where it is going to be in the future."

Cooper Lee, WiFiRail, USA

"I have attended a number of events organised by BWCS. What impressed me was the availability of a very highly skilled team of industry experts with them. The team's wide range of experience and profound wireless industry knowledge have been instrumental in helping us in framing specifications for providing Wireless broadband services on our trains, an essential social ingredient of life in India. The events organized by them have been of high technical standard, focus is always on services & products and not on companies, allowing us to choose the best option."

Anshul Gupta, Executive Director, RailTel, Ministry of Railways, India

"BWCS WiFi on Trains Conferences were very interesting and very useful indeed. The event gathered many customers and suppliers from around the world. I was impressed by the quality of the presentations allowing fruitful exchanges on the future of wireless service and your excellent organisation. I highly recommend joining these conferences."

Petr Kolar, Systems Specialist, Czech Railways

"The essential meeting place for all the players for Internet & Multimedia on train solutions."

Jean-Francois de Lantsheere, Deputy Managing Director, 21Net

"Train Communications is one must-attend event on my schedule of rail conferences in Europe. I look forward to this annual event, which provides me with a wealth of information about developments in technologies, the latest innovations, and new services. In addition, I always come away having gained insight into where the market is heading and what's coming next. The presentations are fresh; the speakers inspired; discussions spontaneous. The organisation by Graham, Ross, and the rest of the BWCS team, is top rate too. What's not to like?"

Lesley Brown, journalist, EURAILmag

Conference Programme

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Venue and Accommodation

This year's Conference will be held at the luxurious 5 Star Leonardo Royal London City Hotel (formerly Grange City Hotel) 8-14 Coopers Row, EC3N 2BQ, near the Tower of London.

The hotel commands sweeping views over the Tower itself and the iconic Tower Bridge. Reflecting its historic City location, the hotel site incorporates the last remaining section of London's Roman Wall - which stands undamaged from when it was originally patrolled by Roman sentries.

Set in in the EC3 area, the hotel features 307 stunning guest bedrooms and in-house facilities include several vibrant bars and restaurants, a state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club with private gym, virtual golf simulator, 25m swimming pool and Ajala Spa.

The Leonardo Royal London City Hotel (formerly Grange City Hotel) has agreed to offer a discounted room rate to those attending the Conference. However, these are available on a first come first serve basis so please book early.

To take advantage of this rate please contact the Hotel directly.

Leonardo Royal London City Hotel
8-14 Coopers Row

Tel: 020 7071 5535
Fax: 020 7071 5506

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The Leonardo Royal London City Hotel has agreed to offer discounted room rates to attendees who wish to stay at the hotel on the night before the Conference starts or on the first night.

The cheaper rooms are available at approximately 12.5% below usual rates and are available on a first come first serve basis. They can be booked via the following by contacting the hotel directly:

Crina Margescu| Group Reservations
Leonardo Royal Hotel London City | 8-14 Cooper’s Row|London,EC3N 2BQ
T: +44 (0) 207 863 3700 | F: +44 (0) 207 863 3701