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08:30 - 09:00
Words of welcome

Clark S. Kinlin, Executive Vice President, Corning Incorporated
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU

09:00 - 10:30
Keynote session


09:00 - 09:20
The importance of American leadership in building a fiber enabled society
09:20 - 09:40
The fiber network requirements of current communication trends and the importance of optical fiber and cable to achieve them
09:40 - 10:00
What applications are the basis of the connected society: bandwidth and latency requirements of Smart Cities, connected vehicles and other 5G enabled applications

11:00 - 12:30
Optical fiber and cable leadership panel

The world’s leading producers of optical fiber and cable discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for supplying global fibre and cable markets.

  • How is the global market balanced?
  • In which products do you see the greatest opportunities?

Bernhard Deutsch, Vice President and General Manager, Optical Fiber and Cable, Corning
Philippe Vanhille, Executive Vice President Telecom Business, Prysmian Group
Zhuang Dan, President, YOFC

14:00 - 14:30
Network equipment highlight presentation

Understanding the evolution of 5G network architecture and what that means for fiber and cable demand.

Ed Harstead, Lead Technologist, Chief Technology Officer, Fixed Networks Division, Nokia

14:30 - 15:30
Demand insights from the major consumers

Hear a diverse collection of telecom network operators, of different sizes, utilities and broadcasters outline what they forecast will be their next generation of optical fiber and cable needs.

16:00 - 16:30
Investment insight highlight presentation

Views from leading financiers and capital market experts on the key considerations that investors are consider in this space.

16:30 - 17:30
Global perspectives on fiber and cable market dynamics

Insights on production and consumption from the key markets that will impact global trade

  • Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Other emerging markets

09:00 - 10:00
Smart City keynote presentation


Katie Espeseth, Vice President of New Products, EPB

10:00 - 10:30
Panel Discussion: Supply chain insights

A panel of leading figures discuss improvements that are being made throughout the process from silicon, to preform glass to cables and how these are distributed throughout the global supply chain.

11:00 - 12:00
Fiber innovation showcase

This session will provide a platform for innovators in the producers of optical fiber, cable, and associated materials to outline where R&D is being focused. It will show how cables are becoming smaller, denser and tougher while becoming faster and easier to deploy.

13:30 - 15:00
Future fiber factories

A session that explores how the core economics of the optical fibre manufacturing process are evolving and how the principals of Industry 4.0 andsustainable manufacturingare being applied in the optical fiber supply chain?