Oct. 20, 2019 – Oct. 22, 2019

July 22, 2019 – Oct. 11, 2019

Proposal submission

July 15, 2019 – Oct. 20, 2019

Zaandam, Netherlands
Host IXP(s)
Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.





Euro-IX Patrons:



  • The forum hotel is Inntel Hotels Zaandam, Provincialeweg 102, 1506 MD Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Euro-IX will not be booking hotel rooms for attendees. For room booking please send an email to directly. 
  • The single use room price is 147  EUR with VAT per night inclusive of breakfast, WIFI internet and use of wellness centre (exclusive of city tax 7 EUR per person/ per day).
  • The double use room price is 165.50 EUR with VAT per night inclusive of breakfast, WIFI internet and use of wellness centre (exclusive of city tax 7 EUR per person/ per day).
  • Note that Standard Members receive 2 nights accommodation free, for 2 people, per forum. The free nights will be applied to the booking after forum registration ends on 11 October, 2019.
  • Bookings may require a credit/ debit card to guarantee the reservation.
  • The group promotional price is guaranteed until 11 October, 2019.
  • It is important that you make reservations directly to the hotel via an email to



How to get to the Hotel:

Inntel Hotel Zaandam is located just a stone’s throw away from Zaandam train station. 

From Amsterdam Central: Every 10 minutes, a train departs from Amsterdam Central Station to Zaandam. The journey takes only 12 minutes.

From Schiphol Airport: From Schiphol Airport to Zaandam takes only 18 minutes by train. The hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the Zaandam train station.

Plan your journey to Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam on

My Proposals

Oct. 20, 2019

17:00 – 19:00

IX-API Workshop

Chair: Richard Petrie

The workshop room is De Hembrug, Meetings & Events 3rd floor.


  • Presentation and overview, as per the EPF presentation
  • Review of the roadmap and governance model
  • How to use the API, use cases
  • Open discussion on topics and audience interest applying the use cases in a technical context
  • How do IXs get engaged with partners (Epsilon ad Interxion) 

If you have any questions regarding the workshop please email

IX-API Workshop
Richard Petrie, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The

Oct. 21, 2019

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Access to Meeting Room

The main conference room is De Hembrug, Meetings & Events 3rd floor.

09:00 – 09:30

Opening and Welcome

Chair: Eileen Gallagher

Eileen Gallagher, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Welcome from AMS-IX
Peter van Burgel, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
09:30 – 10:00


Chair: Eileen Gallagher

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 and issues within their IXP.

Our Members, Patrons and guests will then be given the opportunity to introduce themselves.

Eileen Gallagher, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
10:00 – 10:30

Euro-IX Update

Chair: Rebecca C-Peter

Euro-IX Update
Rebecca C-Peter, Euro-IX
IXPDB Update
Andy Davidson, Asteroid
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Commercial Session

Chair: Greg Hankins

Member Attrition , Impact and Reduction
Jo Fereday, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
BMC and Reflections
John Souter, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Technical Session

Chair: Mikael Holmberg

OAuth for IXP Operators
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
The PeeringDB API
Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
Next Generation Blackholing to Counter DDoS
Matthias Wichtlhuber, DE-CIX Management GmbH
IXP Switch Merchant Silicon Landscape Update
David Murray, Arista Networks
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Route Server Session

Chair: Aleksi Suhonen

How to Setup Secure Route Servers with ARouteServer, BIRD and OpenBGPD
Claudio Jeker, OpenBSD
Scaling the Configuration of Route Servers: Pioneering for the Next Generation
Stavros Konstantaras, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
RPKI… it Could Work
Enrico Pellegrini, Torino Piemonte Exchange Point
RPKI, Peer Lock, Route Leaks, and the Need for Additional Filtering on IP Networks
Martin Levy, London Network Access Point

Oct. 22, 2019

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Access to Meeting Room

The main conference room is De Hembrug, Meetings & Events 3rd floor.

09:30 – 10:30

Euro-IX Strategy

Chair: Serge Radovcic

Euro-IX Strategy
Serge Radovcic
10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15

Commercial Session

Chair: Robert Lister

Robert Lister, London Network Access Point
CRM Systems at BNIX
Frederic Libotte, Belgian National Internet Exchange
Garima Raman, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
CRM's Role in an Automated IXP
Andy Davidson, Asteroid
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Afternoon Session

Chair: Roisin King

Interactive Quiz
Roisin King, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
IX-F Member Export - Real World Sightings and Uses
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
Governance Work at Euro-IX
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
15:00 – 15:30

Customer Views

Chair: Roisin King

Exchange Points and R&E Networks
Erik-Jan Bos,
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Chair: Christoph Dietzel

Next Euro-IX Forum
Aleksi Suhonen, Tampere Region Exchange
Update to the Euro-IX Large BGP Community List
Stavros Konstantaras, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
1 Year of the ITNOG on the Road Experience
Flavio Luciani, Nautilus Mediterranean eXchange Point
The Road to RPKI and New Route Servers
Ian Chilton, London Network Access Point
Future of Passive Multiplexing & Multiplexing Beyond 10G
wouter van diepen, Solid Optics
Disaster Planning
Trefor Davies, London Network Access Point
16:00 – 16:30


Chair: Eileen Gallagher

Eileen Gallagher, Internet Neutral Exchange Association

Aleksi Suhonen Tampere , Finland

Arnold Nipper Frankfurt , Germany

Arnold Nipper (born 1958) holds a degree in mathematics and is one of the founding fathers of DE-CIX where in his capacity as CTO/COO he has been responsible for operations and technical development from 2000 until 2015. Since 2016 he is Chief Technology Evangelist. The DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the largest Internet Exchange worldwide where traffic exchange between Internet Service Providers (peering) takes place. DE-CIX also runs IXP in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich, Palermo, Marseille, Madrid, Istanbul, Dallas and New York and operates the UAE-IX in Dubai. Arnold Nipper also served as board member at the Euro-IX, the umbrella association of Internet Exchanges for the RIPE region and was Euro-IX liasion for IX-F, the Internet Exchange Federation. Furthermore, Arnold was also a board member of PeeringDB until 04/2019 and is engaged in PeeringDB since 2008 in various roles.

Barry O'Donovan Dublin , Ireland

If you want to confuse Barry, ask him where he’s from: born in Cork, spent his formative years in Galway and married into Dublin. He got a honours degree in Maths, his first love, from NUI, Galway in 2001 and went on to do four years research in information theory in UCD’s Computer Science department.

It was 2008 when Nick Hilliard, INEX’s CTO, approached Barry to provide a couple days operational support to INEX. Little did Barry realise what a huge part of his life INEX would become – both here in Ireland supporting INEX’s infrastructure and membership but also as part of the larger European and international IXP community.

Barry is also the lead developer of IXP Manager ( – a full stack management system for IXPs which includes an administration and customer portal; provides end to end provisioning; and both teaches and implements best practice. INEX is very proud to say that this project is now in use at nearly 100 IXPs.

Claudio Jeker Zurich , Switzerland

Claudio is a long time OpenBSD developer working mostly on networking stuff. Worked on bgpd, ospfd, ospf6d and the MPLS framework in OpenBSD.
Currently working full time on OpenBGPD.

David Murray London , United Kingdom

David is a Systems Engineer with Arista Networks, supporting companies across EMEA on network solutions in both datacenter and service provider networks.

David joined the company as a Software Engineer in 2011, developing routing functionality for Arista's EOS® operating system, including BGP and IPv6. He holds a master's degree in computer science from Imperial College London.

Eileen Gallagher Dublin , Ireland

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.

Jo Fereday London , United Kingdom

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.

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Flavio Luciani Rome , Italy

Flavio Luciani is a network engineer with over 10 years of experience in the operational management of telecommunications technologies and services. He started working with NAMEX in 2008 and today as a Chief Innovation Officer he is working on the development and innovation of the Roma exchange point

Martin Levy London , United Kingdom

Matthias Wichtlhuber Frankfurt a. M. , Germany

Serge Radovcic Amsterdam , Netherlands

Rebecca C-Peter London , United Kingdom

Rebecca is the Events & Operations Coordinator for Euro-IX since 2015.
Her role involves organising and coordinating fora alongside Euro-IX member hosts in Europe, coordinating the operational activities at Euro-IX and representing Euro-IX at events.

Rebecca holds an MA in International Relations and has extensive international experience in event and project management for universities and charities.

Rebecca enjoys meeting the Euro-IX members and counts the fora as one of her highlights through the year.

Richard Petrie London , United Kingdom

Richard Petrie, LINX CTO
I have been working with LINX since 2014.

Robert Lister LONDON , United Kingdom

Roisin King Dublin , Ireland

Trefor Davies , United Kingdom

poet, music promoter, vintage campervan owner

Andy Davidson Sheffield , United Kingdom

Stavros Konstantaras Amsterdam , Netherlands


Enrico Pellegrini Torino , Italy

Ian Chilton Teesside , United Kingdom

Ian joined LONAP in 2019, bringing experience in operations, system administration and development after a few years managing the systems, services and a large virtualization platform at a hosting company providing thousands of virtual machines to customers.

Ian is passionate about technology, performance, security and reliability. He's constantly striving to understand how things work and a fun day out is a data centre visit. He's been tasked with improving, maintaining and automating our systems and network.

Erik-Jan Bos Kastrup , Denmark

Since 1987, Erik-Jan Bos has been heavily involved with and
committed to data networking for R&E (Research and Education). This has started
right after his graduation from Delft University of Technology, where he did
research into the performance of wide area networks.

After working for SURFnet, the Dutch national R&E Network, for more than 23
years, he left his CTO position at SURFnet to pursue other challenges.
Since 2011, Erik-Jan works for NORDUnet as Policy & Strategy Officer.

Among other things, he was the project leader of the ANA (Advanced North
Atlantic) collaboration, that led to the world's first clear channel 100G
intercontinental lambda, and of the AER (Asiapacific Europe Ring), a 100G resilient
ring for R&E between European and Asian R&E Networks.

Erik-Jan currently is a co-chair of the Global R&E Network Advancement Group
(GNA-G), that works towards further enhancing and improving the Global R&E
Network (GREN). He also serves as a secretary to the Global R&E Network CEO

Peter van Burgel Amsterdam , Netherlands

Garima Raman London , United Kingdom

Product Owner at LINX

wouter van diepen Netherlands

Sunday Tour - Zaanse Schans

Date: Sunday 20th October, 2019

Time: 13:15 from outside the hotel

Itinerary: The full iteneray will be made available soon. 

Attendees will enjoy a day trip to the Dutch city of Zaanse Schans. A residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life! The city includes clog making factory, cheese factory, pewter foundry, barns, wooden houses and windmills.



13:15 - All participants will leave from the hotel, with a short 7 minute walk to board the boat.

13:30 - Board the boat and sail to the Zaan 

14:00 - Arrive at Zaanse Schans 

- Visit clog carving workshop, cheese farm and Paintmill “The Kat"

16:30 - Boarding and sailing on the Zaan back to the hotel 

17:00 - Arrive at the hotel 



Sunday Evening Welcome - Inntel Hotel Zaandam

Date: Sunday 20th October, 2019

Location: Room Grote Fabriek (Big Factory), on the ground floor of the hotel

Time: 19:30 - 22:30


Join us for an informal welcome social with food and drinks at the Hotel!




Monday Dinner - West Indisch House

Date: Monday 21st October, 2019

Location: Herenmarkt 99, 1013 EC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Time: 18:30 - 22:30

Access: Coach transfer to West Indisch House, approx. 20 minutes



The long, rich history of this building, located in the centre of Amsterdam, starts in 1617. Until 1623 the ground floor was used as a meat market, with rooms above forthe ‘De Schutterij’, who were watching over the safety of Amsterdam. The Houseowes its name to the period between 1623 and 1647, when the ‘Heren Negentien’wielded the scepter over the Dutch West-India Trading Company (‘West IndischeCompagnie’) from here. In the Compagnieszaal the decision was made to build the fort ‘New Amsterdam’ on the island of Manhattan.

Peter Stuyvesant, whose statue nowadays ornaments the courtyard of Het West- Indisch Huis, was appointed to governor-general of the fort, the fortress that developed to the metropolis New York through the ages. The privateering of Spanish ships, executed by order of the West-Indische Compagnie, gathered in great loots in the same period. The biggest blow was the conquest of a fully loaded silver fleet by Admiral Piet Heijn. These treasures were stored in the basement of Het West-IndischHuis, nowadays the ‘Piet Heijn kelder’.

Zaandam is a beautiful city in North Holland, Netherlands, with beautiful landscapes and buildings. Below are a few things to see and do in the city:


Musuems and Galleries

Zaans Museum

The Tsar Peter House

De Bonte Hen

Museum Zaanse Tijd

Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop


Buildings and Places

Molen De Kat

De Zoeker Molen

Het Jonge Schaap

Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm



Nature & Walking

Zaanse Schans


Where to Eat

Zaandam has many unique cafe's and restaurants, a selection of these can be found here