***CONFERENCE CANCELLED*** CRU and YOFC have made the difficult decision to cancel the World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference in Jakarta.  We have found that travel restrictions imposed by various organisations and companies means that many senior executives are unable to attend the conference. We want to assure you that we value the quality and attendance of our conference, which is why we have made this decision.


The best place to meet the top executives from the optical fibre and cable sector

The 9th CRU World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference will be held in Jakarta from 24-26 October 2023, hosted by Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC).

The event will give leaders of the optical fibre and cable sector the chance to address peers on the role that the industry will play in the global recovery. With the accelerated trends towards connected lifestyles that rely on strong communications networks employing optical fibre and cables, the industry is ever changing. The 2023 agenda will look to explore some of the key market trends shaping SE Asia, China, the US and Europe, and will feature high profile discussions with key industry stakeholders and CRU's market experts. Chenfei Wang, Head of Wire and Cable at CRU observes:

"The delay of China Mobile tender and a slowdown of fibre optic cable deployment by US carriers due to labour and inflation concerns have put pressure on global optical cable consumption and prices in 2023. However, we do not expect the near-term downturn will greatly alter our relatively bullish view on the mid-term optical cable demand outlook. CRU forecasts world optical cable demand will grow at around 4% CAGR between 2023 and 2027, exceeding 650M F-km by the end of 2027.

Various funding programs focusing on closing “digital divide” will drive elevated optical cable deployment in the US. Nationwide FTTH programs in the UK, Germany and Italy will support healthy optical cable demand growth in Europe. Emerging markets led by India will stand out once again, driven by the third phase of the BharatNet scheme for the construction of national optical fibre network. In addition to fixed broadband networks, data centre development and 5G standalone network rollouts are also key drivers for optical cable demand outlook."

The CRU World Optical Fibre & Cable conference provides the perfect setting for industry thought leaders to discuss such challenges and to look for resolutions or alternative ways forward. The conference is also the perfect springboard to present ideas, technological innovations and improved sustainable practices which will help the industry to continually evolve, adapt and grow despite future challenges. At CRU we see a very bright future for the industry, one that is poised for healthy and sustainable growth for the next five years at the very least. Join us in Jakarta this October to discuss future trends and gain access to senior decision-makers from the world’s leading producers; and to meet and do business with consumers and service providers from across the global supply chain. 

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Reasons to attend

  • Network and raise your profile with senior representatives from across the global optical fibre and cable supply chain
  • Hear from top executives representing the major producers that are driving the market including Prysmian, YOFC and Corning
  • Get up-to-speed on the key supply and demand dynamics from CRU’s market experts
  • Learn about investment strategies driving next-generation connectivity across Europe, North America and Asia
  • Understand how sustainability considerations are shaping the industry
  • Hear from leading network experts on the role of 5G in manufacturing 4.0 and the industry’s drive towards energy security
  • Meet with innovators showcasing the latest advancements in design, production and technology

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