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

We are delighted to announce that the 8th CRU World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference will be hosted by Prysmian Group in Milan on 7-9 November 2022.

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 pandemic changing our everyday life, and the way we do business, it has also accelerated the trends towards connected lifestyles that rely on strong communications networks. Optical fiber and cable will be at the core of these trends.

This year, the optical fibre industry is set for the fastest growth in demand since 2017, spurred on by rising investment in fixed line networks alongside ongoing 5G network construction. The best example of this is in the US, where broadband centric stimulus measures, such as the RDOF and BEAD program are supporting elevated demand and record cable deployment levels. Prices for both fibre and cable have subsequently responded and are now back at pre-pandemic levels following persistent gains since mid-2021.

These market conditions make it an ideal time to gather in person once again, 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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