March 16, 2014 – March 18, 2014

March 16, 2014 – March 18, 2014

Proposal submission

March 16, 2014 – March 18, 2014

Leeds, United Kingdom
Host IXP(s)
Leeds Internet Exchange, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The, London Network Access Point

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Hotel Information

Hilton Double Tree

Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach

Leeds LS1 4BR


Forum Venue Information

AQL Centre
salem Place, hunslet road

Leeds, Ls10 1JQ 


My Proposals

March 16, 2014

13:00 – 17:30

Clay Pigeon Shooting


  • Gathering in front of the hotel - 13:00
  • Start walking to bus pick-up point - 13:15
  • Bus departure - 13:30
  • Arrival at Allerton Castle - 14:00
  • Activity and Afternoon Tea + Snacks - from 14:00 to 17:00
  • Return to hotel - 17:00/17:30

If you wish to participate, please don't forget to mention it on your online registration form and book your flights accordingly. More details on the sunday afternoon activity can be found in the Socials tab.

19:00 – 23:00

Sunday Evening Social

Welcome drinks and dinner at The Hop bar which is located right across the hotel. More information can be found on the Socials tab.

March 17, 2014

08:30 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:00

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from Bijal Sanghani (Head of Euro-IX Secretariat)
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Welcome from LINX, LONAP and IXLeeds, Forums Hosts

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction from New IXPs, Patrons and Guests

One representative from each newly affiliated IXP or prospective member IXP will be asked to introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of developments/issues within their IXP.

Our Patrons and Guests will then be given the opportunity to do the same.

10:15 – 10:30

Euro-IX Update

Euro-IX Update
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
10:30 – 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 – 12:00

IXP Challenges

IXPs encounter many types of non-technical hurdles too. This session focuses on the experiences with such challenges.

Building the business case for Africa
Michele McCann, NAPAfrica
First BNIX Satisfaction Survey
Frederic Libotte, Belgian National Internet Exchange
Business Modifications at TOP-IX
Luca Cicchelli, Torino Piemonte Exchange Point
12:00 – 13:00

General Session

IXPDB Update
Andy Davidson, London Network Access Point
David Temkin, Open-IX
Interactive IXP Trend Discovery
Job Witteman, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:20

Technical Session

IEEE Update
John D'Ambrosia, DELL Force10
SDN, NFV and the Optical Transport
Edna Ganon, MRV Communications
Interfacing the Routing System
Ignas Bagdonas, Cisco Systems Inc
Security at IXPs
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
15:20 – 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 – 17:00

IXP Expansion Experiences Panel

In this panel IXPs will share their international expansion experiences, followed by a Q&A discussion.

Greg Hankins, DELL Force10
Ben Hedges, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Ivo Ivanov, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Samuel Triolet, Rezopole
Panel Q&A
Unknown presenter
17:00 – 17:30

Lightning Talks

ISOC - IXP Toolkit
Jane Coffin, Internet Society
Are DDoS attacks a risk for IXPs?
Harald Michl, Vienna Internet eXchange
LINX 20th Anniversay
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
19:00 – 23:00

Monday Evening Dinner

Location: Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

Access: The Town Hall is located at a 15 min walk from the hotel

Time: Gathering in front of the hotel at 19:00, welcome drinks and dinner from 19:30 to 23:00

March 18, 2014

09:00 – 09:30

Access to conference room

09:30 – 10:30

Regulatory Session

Italian Peering Manifesto Update
Luca Cicchelli, Torino Piemonte Exchange Point
Regulatory Update
Malcolm Hutty, Euro-IX
Internet Governance Events & Issues
Jane Coffin, Internet Society
10:30 – 11:30

Route Server Session

Do we need a new Route Server?
Thomas Mangin, Leeds Internet Exchange
Route Server Redundancy and High Availability
Petr Marciniak
11:30 – 11:50

Coffee Break

11:50 – 12:30

Customer Views

Peering from a gaming point of view
Stefan Ideler, i3d
12:30 – 13:00

26th Euro-IX General Meeting

The 26th Euro-IX General Meeting Draft Agenda is as follows:

1. Opening of 26th General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 25th General Meeting minutes

4. Presentation and approval of the Euro-IX Annual Report for 2013

5. Secretariat Update

6. Any other business  and Next GM

7. Closing

26th General Meeting
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Technical Session

EVPN Peering Fabric Architecture for IXPs
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
100GE Testing at LINX
Mikael Holmberg, Extreme Networks
Migrating DE-CIX to Apollon: Lessons Learnt
Klaus Mueller
15:00 – 15:30

Lightning Talks

Precipitating change in the switching market
Tom Bird, Leeds Internet Exchange
Singlefibre optics at LONAP
Will Hargrave, London Network Access Point
Security at IXPs
Nick Hilliard, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
a wannabe journalist
Simone Morandini, Milan Internet eXchange
15:30 – 16:00

Closing 24th Euro-IX Forum

Interactive Session - EuroIDEAS Results
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

Ben Hedges London , United Kingdom

Bijal Sanghani London , United Kingdom

Bijal Sanghani is the Secretary General at Euro-IX based in London, UK.

Bijal’s experience includes DNS management for DEMON Internet, Provisioning Engineer at Level 3, Senior Operations Engineer at FLAG Telecom and Reliance Globalcom where she was involved from the beginning to build the FLAG IP network. In 2011 Bijal moved from an operational role to the top management role at Euro-IX. Euro-IX is a non-profit membership association for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). In her role she brings the members together to share ideas and experiences on technical, commercial and regulatory matters, and works on other IXP related projects such as the IXPDB (IXP Database) and support programs to help IXPs in need. Bijal has grown the membership by over 90% since she started in 2011.

Bijal has been involved with the Peering and Interconnect Community since 2003, she’s been a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and served on the UKNOF Program Committee from 2006 until 2014. Bijal was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017 where she currently serves as a Director.

Jane Coffin , United States of America

David Temkin

Edna Ganon

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Frederic Libotte Brussels , Belgium

Born in 1973, Frédéric has a master in History, a post-master degree in European Policy and a specialization in Business communication & Management. After different experiences in recruitment and in (internet) sales, he has joined Belnet, the Belgian Research & Education Network (NREN), in 2009. As the Account Manager for the Belgian National Internet Exchange (BNIX), Frédéric has been present to most of the Euro-IX fora since then. In 2018, he is the enthusiastic Head of Customer Relations of Belnet/BNIX, managing a Sales team of 9 people.

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Harald Michl Vienna , Austria

Ignas Bagdonas Reading , United Kingdom

Ivo Ivanov

John D'Ambrosia Harrisburg , United States of America

Job Witteman Amsterdam , Netherlands

John Souter London , United Kingdom

What can I say? Some of you know me, I think?

I was around at the start of Euro-IX, and served on the Board from the beginning for a long time. I've been CEO of LINX for what seems a *very* long time, but I am retiring from that role at the end of 2019.

I might say a bit about both of those things at the forum in Zandaam.

Klaus Mueller , Germany

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Luca Cicchelli Torino , Italy

Malcolm Hutty London , United Kingdom

Mikael Holmberg Helsinki , Finland

Michele McCann Johannesburg , South Africa

Nick Hilliard Dublin , Ireland

Petr Marciniak Frankfurt , Germany

Simone Morandini Milan , Italy

Stefan Ideler Rotterdam , Netherlands

Samuel Triolet Lyon , France

1993 : BBS with internet access (over french Minitel :) )
1995 : commercial ISP
1999 : CLEC
2001 : LyonIX
And many other startups.

Thomas Mangin , United Kingdom

Tom Bird Sheffield , United Kingdom

Unknown presenter Amsterdam , Netherlands

Will Hargrave London , United Kingdom

Sunday Activity

Allerton Castle Tour with Clay shooting and afternoon tea

Sunday Evening Welcome Social

The Hop

Granary Wharf Dark, Neville St

Leeds LS1 4BR

Monday Dinner

Leeds Town Hall

The Headrow

Leeds LS1 3AD