Where global leaders meet to discuss the future of fiber

CRU are delighted to announce details of the 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference. Following a recent agreement, CRU and Corning will bring the 2019 event to the USA for the first time, Corning as host. 


Firmly established as the premier event for the global optical fiber and communication cable supply chain, this year's conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on 18-20 November, offering delegates the chance to meet with key industry stakeholders from the USA and beyond.

The conference has consistently attracted an audience of over 500 industry participants to the three-day event, packed with presentations from C-level speakers, thought-leaders and innovators. The 2018 conference was hosted by the Futong Group in Hangzhou, China. 

The CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference continues to provide unrivalled access to senior decision-makers from the world’s leading producers of preform, optical fiber and communication cable, to meet and do business with consumers and service providers from across the global supply chain. The three-day event will be packed with CEO level speakers, interactive sessions, a lively exhibition and variety of networking functions. 

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Some of the core themes the agenda will cover include:

The US telecom market is at the forefront of 5G network deployment, gigabit-speed broadband services, high-density fiber deployments, and hyper-scale data-centre investments, and this year’s agenda will offer a complete view of the latest developments in the US and global markets.

 A panel discussion between leaders of the world’s most important optical fiber and cable companies on how they are preparing for shifting trade flows and technical developments 
 Insights from the world’s top telcos as their focus shifts to the densification and convergence that 5G networks require, and what this means for the communication cable supply chain
Silicon Valley perspectives on the data center cable infrastructure that will be required by applications whose services are reliant on low latency and big data
Forward-thinking municipal leaders will share their experience of smart cities and how this is built on an ocean of hybrid fiber and cable connected IoT sensors
Views from leading financiers and capital market experts on the key factors that investors are considering in this space
 Innovative trends in fiber and cable design, and the manufacturing processes that produce them, that may disrupt the bottom line

Previous conference videos:

2018

2017

2016

2015

Speakers

Sponsors

Corning Incorporated
Prysmian
YOFC
ASI Silica Machinery
DSM
Nextrom
Shanghai Weikai Optoelectronics New Materials. Co. Ltd.
The Dow Chemical Company
Sterlite

Exhibitors

Supporters

IDATE DigiWorld
Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC)
Eurowire
Expometals.net

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