All timings quoted in British Summer Time (GMT +1).
Please consider provisional; all speakers, topics and timings are liable to change.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Keynote Session

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
CRU opens the event and provides the CRU view on the wire and cable markets
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU

11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Industry Keynote
Srinivas Siripurapu, Executive Vice President and Chief R&D Officer, Prysmian Group

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Joint Q&A
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU
Srinivas Siripurapu, Executive Vice President and Chief R&D Officer, Prysmian Group

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
ENERGY STREAM: Energy cable in the recovery

-          What does the crisis and expected recovery mean for wire and cable industries?

-          Is globalisation at risk? How can the industry protect an open, global trade market?


Francesco Fanciulli, Senior Vice President Energy, Prysmian
Maurizio Bragagni, CEO, Tratos

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM

-          The future of fibre enabled communication technology

Professor Sir David Payne, Chairman Emeritus, Marconi Society

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
ENERGY STREAM: Winning the new normal

-          Which market segments will be the winners and losers in the new normal?

-          What innovations will be required to stay competitive?

-          How can cablemakers improve production processes to defend margins

Axel Schlumberger, Senior Vice President of Wire & Cable R&D and Technology, Southwire Company
Sevgür Arslanpay, CEO, Sarkuysan A.S
Yufei Du, Business Development Manager, APAC, Cimteq

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM
COMMUNICATIONS STREAM: Fibre leadership panel

-          Communications networks as a connector in crisis

-          Fibre enabled stimulus through 5G, FTTx and connected lifestyles

Antoni Bosch, Vice President, Telecom Solutions, Prysmian
Stéphane Samson, Telecom Business Unit Director, ACOME Group

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
ENERGY STREAM: Post-Covid Economics

-          The potential for stimulus focused in renewable grids

-          The macroeconomic impact of the Covid crisis

-          Financial market view on wire and cable investments

Filippos Papasavvas, Wire & Cable Analyst, CRU
Volker Wendt, Director of Public Affairs, Europacable
Jumana Saleheen, Chief Economist, CRU
Max Yates, Industrial Analyst, Credit Suisse

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
COMMUNICATIONS STREAM: Fibre and cable market insights

-          Optical fibre and cable market balance

-          Global FTTx deployment outlook

-          Fibre assemblies market insights

Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU
Roland Montagne, Principle Analyst Broadband & FTTx and Director Networks & Smart Territories Business Unit, IDATE DigiWorld
Ben Waite, President & CEO, Fiber Optic Center, Inc.

1:20 PM - 2:10 PM
ENERGY STREAM: Wire and cable supply chain perspectives

-          Sustainability in the supply chain

-          Impact on cable distribution networks

-          Insights from materials and covering market

Natalie Noor-Drugan, Publisher and Editor in Chief, Wire and Cable News, CRU
Tanja Winter, Executive Director, Head of Sales Rod, Aurubis
Matteo Caldognetto, International Market Director, Sonepar

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
COMMUNICATIONS STREAM: Cable product spotlights


-          State of long-haul fibre and cable industry

-          Fibres for data center interconnects

-          Subsea cables market insights

Sergejs Makovejs, Market and Technology Development Manager, Corning
David Mazzarese, Sr. Manager Product Management, OFS

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Close of conference

CRU provide a summary of takeaways from the event

Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU