Keynote session that will discuss the forecast for global wire, cable and fibre and the economic and technical trends that will impact demand and shift trade flows.
Before moving to China, Andrew managed joint venture manufacturing companies in Malaysia (Pirelli), Thailand (BICC) and South Korea (Courtaulds).
He holds a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from Imperial College and an MBA from London Business School.
Michael Weingärtler analyses European construction market trends for over 15 years as member of the strategic group of EUROCONSTRUCT, Europe‘s leading construction market forecasting network. He is contributing to construction related magazines and is holding lectures for national and international business events. Additionally, he is consultant for public goods at ISA (Institute of Strategic Analysis).
Aleksandr Smilgevich was Founder and General Director of Bit-Telecom between 2002 and 2011. Between 2006-2008, he was Innovation Director at ER-Telecom. Since 2006 he has been INCAB’s Founder and General Director. Furthermore between 2012 to 2014 Mr Smilgevich was Head of Telecom Cables Sector for the International Association “Elektrokabel”.
Vitaly Meshchanov is Deputy General Director of Russian Cable Research and Development Institute (VNIIKP), Moscow. He has over 30 years’ experience in cable industry. He started in 1987 as foreman at the cable factory Electroprovod and after 7 years working in several management positions at the company he continued his career with Nokia-Maillefer (then Nextrom), working as Project Manager, Sales Manager. He was Head of the Russian representative office of Maillefer for more than 15 years. In 2017 he joined VNIIKP as Deputy of General Director with responsibility for business development and international affairs. He holds an Engineering degree from Moscow Power University in specialization of cable and insulation engineering. During his career he graduated different courses and trainings including SDA Bocconi (Milan).
Max Yates works on the Credit Suisse Industrials Equity research team focusing specifically on the Resources, Cables, Marine and Healthcare equipment sub-segments. He has seven years of experience working as a financial analyst looking at both developed market and emerging market companies. Specifically, on the cables he has written detailed reports on consolidation trends in Cables and the Submarine cable market structure and covers related companies, Prysmian and Nexans. He graduated with a degree in History from Trinity College Dublin.”
Zaid joined Consulting’s Aluminium and Copper desk in January 2017, bringing extensive experience from the aluminium and nonferrous metals industry. Prior to CRU, Zaid spent more than six years in the Middle East working for Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), where he led the market research unit and held various positions within marketing and sales, corporate strategy and finance. He previously worked in London for several years for a number of commodity-focused consultants as an analyst, where he also managed the precious and base metals research unit at Diapason Commodities Management. He began his commodities research career in 2002 as a global energy economist with AUPEC, an oil and gas consultancy firm.Zaid holds an MA with honours in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. Zaid is fluent in Arabic and French.
Johannes Stentoft Clausen has been working with Cable projects at Energinet for the last five years. For the last two years, as Head of Department, Power Lines. Prior to that, Johannes was Project Manager on Kriegers Flak OWF Cable project as well as on the Anholt OWF Exportcable repair. He has been responsible for several cable procurement projects and has been leading the initiative on having the first 132-150 kV frame agreement at Energinet. Prior to his employment at Energinet, he has been working in a ranges of positions in the power equipment supplier market, and in connection with this been working in the global wind market since the year 2000.
Dario graduated in Engineering at Politecnico of Milano.
He is involved in Marketing and Product Development of cables of leading International Companies since 1995 and participated and coordinated various Europacable WGs dealing with CPD/CPR since year 2000. He is currently the Convenor of the Europacable WG CPR Communication.
Dr Jeremy Hodge is Technical Director of British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC), an independent cable testing, certification and Notified Body based in Milton Keynes, UK. He has held his current role since 2017, having led BASEC as Chief Executive from 2005, overseeing the opening of BASEC’s new laboratory facilities in 2012. Dr Hodge is a member of a number of standards committees on cables and fire. He is Chair of the European HAR group’s laboratories committee and is active in the delivery of CPR for cables.
Graduated from the Faculty of Management and Marketing, Wroclaw University of Economics (1997). In 2010 completed MBA program at Franklin University. In 2012 completed postgraduate studies in Mediation in Business at WSB Wroclaw.
Has professional experience in marketing and sales and, in particular, in management gained from work for, inter alia, Volvo Dealer Network and from 1998 for the Polish Copper Promotion Centre (PCPC). His professional interests are focused on coordination of market development projects in Poland, with a particular focus on energy area.
From June 2008 Managing Director at European Copper Institute, Poland. Responsible for programme activity and relations with industry on Central European markets. He is also coordinator of activities in the field of Communication PR and the Building Construction Non Electrical (BCNE) campaign. He successfully managed Copper for Healthcare development program in Poland.
Manager of Leonardo Energy, LPQI, EPQU and Motor Challenge projects in Poland co-funded, inter alia, by Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE). Member of the Steering Committee of PEMP Project (energy-efficient electric drives for industry), co-funded by UNDP/GEF, member of the Board of Directors of NOBE.
Currently, in cooperation with international consortium, he is implementing the RIGRID (Rural Intelligent Grid) project, co-financed by, inter alia, ERA Net Smart Grid+. Coordinator of the Leonardo ENERGY in Poland. Founder of the information energy portal Leonardo-ENERGY.pl (Polish chapter).
Shairaz Ahmed is the Manager of Statistical Analysis at the International Copper Study Group in Lisbon. He has been with the Study Group since 2014. His responsibilities include the preparation of the industry-renowned Monthly Copper Bulletin, Directory of Copper Mines & Plants, World Copper Factbook and providing ICSG’s macroeconomic forecasts.
Shairaz holds more than ten years’ of experience in base metals research. Prior to joining the ICSG, he worked for commodity consultancy’s CRU and Thomson Reuters GFMS in London as a Senior Analyst.
Shairaz read Economics & Geography from Queen Mary University of London in 2007 and holds an MSc in Financial Markets & Derivatives from London Metropolitan Business School in which he achieved a Distinction.
Shairaz will be giving a presentation on ICSG’s findings based on the latest Directory of Copper Mines & Plants. The Directory provides current and a five-year outlook of capacity for over 1,200 existing and planned copper mines, smelters and refineries on a country by country basis, including SX-EW plants. The Directory separates operations between Operating & Developing and Exploration & Feasibility stages.