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About the Event

This year will include special highlight sessions that focus on the future of renewable energy, connected living, automotive electronics and subsea wire and cable usage. These sessions will explore these next generation applications and how they will impact producers, traders and distributors around the world. Discussions will also cover the economic outlook in the developing and developed world, addressing the many challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Event highlights

  • 12-year history of bringing the whole industry together
  • Consistently attracts 200+ senior executives from industry-leading companies
  • 30+ presentations in 14 discussion sessions packed into a two-day programme 
  • Maximise your time - concurrent focused streams: Communication and Energy:
    • 15+ speakers and six sessions dedicated to communication wire and cable
    • 15+ speakers and six sessions dedicated to energy wire and cable
  • Special focus on the future of automotive wire and cable
  • CRU view: Hear insights from CRU’s industry-leading analysts and experts

Topics to be covered include:

  • What will the next phase of Germany’s Energiewende mean for the future of the European Super Grid and regional transmission cable demand?
  • What energy projects from around the world will be driving subsea cable demand?
  • What does Brexit mean for the world’s wire and cable markets? What will be the effect on investment into renewable energy and the UK's participation in the Single Digital Market?
  • What will the introduction of driverless cars and increased proportion of electrical cars mean for automotive wire and cable use?
  • What is the future for G.fast and fibre to the home? How can the industry prepare for the arrival of 5G and increasingly smart, connected lifestyles?
  • How are international trade flows shifting? What is the update on capacity expansions in China and other emerging production hubs?
  • What is the view from capital markets? Could the industry benefit from further M&A activity?

Delegates will receive: 

 Engage in exclusive peer-to-peer networking at the leading industry event from across the energy and communications wire and cable supply chain    
 A unique opportunity to meet all the key international executives in one place   
 Enjoy unlimited access to the networking portal to arrange meetings pre-event   
 Easy access to all the presentations from the event to share with your team   
Advanced notice about all the social functions at the conference   
 Priority booking onto the site visit to see latest technologies first-hand Niehoff Manufacturing Plant (subject to availability)

Who attends?

CRU’s Wire & Cable Conference brings together over 200 delegates from 33 countries across the wire and cable industry.
View the latest delegate list here 

WC17 attendees by activity
WC17 attendees by region


History of the event

Now in its 12th consecutive year, the Wire & Cable Conference has a strong track record as the establish annual meeting for the international industry. Past events have taken place in:

Wire & Cable 2007 - Paris
Wire & Cable 2008 - Barcelona
Wire & Cable 2009 - Rome
Wire & Cable 2010 - Gothenburg
Wire & Cable 2011 - Amsterdam
Wire & Cable 2012 - Vienna
Wire & Cable 2013 - Berlin
Wire & Cable 2014 - Istanbul
Wire & Cable 2015 - Barcelona
Wire & Cable 2016 - Milan
Wire & Cable 2017 - Munich