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10:00 - 11:30
Keynote Session

10:00 - 10:10
Words of welcome
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU

10:10 - 10:35
Automotive industry trends towards connectivity and electric vehicles and the impact on the wire and cable industry

-          Leoni Automotive Cable’s vision of the automotive industry
-          Automotive harness wiring needs of modern, connected vehicles
-          Impacts on power infrastructure requirements lead by the rise of EV
Markus Thoma, Managing Director, LEONI Kabel GmbH
10:35 - 10:50
Fireside Chat on the topic of automotive cable trends
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU
Markus Thoma, Managing Director, LEONI Kabel GmbH
10:50 - 11:10
European Power System needs to achieve next Clean Energy Package targets
Laurent Schmitt, Secretary General, ENTSO-E
11:10 - 11:30
Sustainability in the wire and cable supply chain
Speaker to be confirmed

11:30 - 13:00
Session 2: Optical Cable Leadership Panel

Senior executives of world leading optical fibre and cable producers will share their companies’ strategies and forward vision before engaging in a panel discussion with one of CRU’s market experts.
-          In which wire and cable products do you see the greatest opportunities?
-          What are the key markets for growth and barriers to entry?
-          How can optical fibre and cable producers avoid commoditization of their products and services?
-          Where is R&D being invested?
-          How is the relationship between producers, retailers and consumers evolving?
-          Incorporating Industry 4.0, IoT and other industrial trends in the cable factory of the future

Antoni Bosch, Vice President, Telecom Solutions, Prysmian
Brad R Johnson, President, Superior Essex Communications
Dr. Bernhard Deutsch, Vice President and General Manager, Optical Cable, Corning Inc

14:00 - 15:30
Session 3: Global Wire and Cable Perspectives

Presentations from international wire and cable manufacturers, distributors and other thought leaders give their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges in their region or on specific power, communication, construction trends.

14:00 - 14:20
Challenges and opportunities of the wire and cable industry in the Middle East
Hamid R Al Zayani, Managing Director, Midal Cables

14:20 - 14:40
Turkish Market Spotlight
Sevgur Arslanpay, CEO, Sarkuysan A.S
14:40 - 15:30
Further speakers to be announced

09:00 - 10:30
Energy Stream Session 1: Energy market insights

-          Grid expansion in Europe and the different policies planned by the governments and the EU
-          Outlook for wind energy developments and cable requirements
-          Energy network implications of the shift towards electro-mobility

Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Union of the Electricity Industry - Eurelectric

09:00 - 10:30
Communications Stream Session 1: Global Telecom Industry Trends

-    Latest update on the 5G roll out
-    Convergence of fixed line and mobile
-    Smart City and internet of things networks

Aurelien Bergonzo, Director Research Innovation & Technology, ACOME Group
Rudy Musschebroeck, Director Strategy and Business Development, CommScope

11:00 - 12:30
Energy Stream Session 2: Cable supply chain dynamics

- Copper market insights
- Aluminium market insights
- Cable distribution
- Magnet/Winding wire market dynamics

William Toulemonde, International Market Manager, Sonepar

11:00 - 12:30
Communications Stream Session 2: Optical Fibre Trade Dynamics

-    Global FTTH panorama
-    How is the China market balanced?
-    Copper replacement programmes
-    Emerging market network investment

13:30 - 14:30
Energy Stream Session 3: Cable Innovation Trends

-    Overview of innovations in coatings and materials
-    Fire resistance
-    Subsea cable design
-    Anti-counterfeiting measures

13:30 - 14:30
Communications Stream Session 3: Fibre Network Technology Trends

-    Increased fibre capacity requirements
-    Next generation PON technology
-    Fibre deployment innovation

15:00 - 16:00
Energy Stream Session 4: Manufacturing Process Technologies

-    Advances in machinery design
-    Industry 4.0 in the wire and cable factory
-    New coatings and materials

15:00 - 16:00
Communications Stream Session 4: New Fibre Types and Cable Designs

-    Preform production advancement
-    Special cable types (G654 fibre, high fibre count cable, ribbon cable, hybrid cable)