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09:00 - 10:30
Session 1 - Keynote Session: Wire and Cable industry outlook

  • What is the forecasts for global wire and cable and optical fibre supply and demand?
  • What are the key economic and technical trends that will impact demand and shift trade flows?
  • Updates from Europe’s single digital market and improvements of the 5G speed Technological innovation for telecommunication and fibre optics
  • Risks and obstacles for Europe’s integrated energy model 

11:00 - 12:30
Session 2 - Wire, Cable and Fibre Regional Market Highlights

Leaders of some of the world’s largest manufacturers of wire, cable and fibre share their views on their local markets, global opportunities they see and strategies for success in the current climate.

  • Russia: updates from the fibre network development and the progress in access to broadband and ultra-fast broadband
  • China: opportunities arising from the Belt & Road initiative
  • Middle East: industrial dynamics and geopolitics

Senior Executive, ER-Telecom
Vitaly Meshchanov, Deputy of General Director, Scientific Research Cable Institute

14:00 - 14:30
Highlight Presentation: View from the Capital Markets

How are wire and cable stocks being valued by the investor community 

Max Yates, Industrial Analyst, Credit Suisse

14:30 - 15:30
Session 3 - Future Cities and the effect on the wire & cable sector

With the need to respond to citywide and global challenges the concept of smart cities uses applied innovation, higher energy efficiency and better transport solutions to improve urban life. This highlight session will identify:

  • What are the energy and communication network requirements for the development of Smart Cities?
  • What is the role of energy generation, transmission and distribution systems in enabling the smart cities of tomorrow?
  • What would be the impact of the use of electric vehicles on the wire & cable sector?
  • Case studies of cities that have developed smart networks

Søren Nørgaard Madsen, Internet of Things and Smart City Strategist, TDC Group
Zaid Alijanabi, Principal Consultant, CRU

16:00 - 17:00
Session 4 - Challenges and strategies for renewable energy – Focus on offshore Wind Europe

With the challenge to secure Europe’s commitments for 2030 to climate change, energy security and low carbon economy, offshore wind is considered as key component to the new energy market. This highlight session will identify:

  • How can the global wire and cable supply chain support the development of offshore wind projects?
  • What innovations are disrupting the wind energy market? How can wire and cable companies react and participate in these developments?
  • What will be the industry and government actions to realise the potential of offshore Europe?
  • How would member states cooperate regionally? Case studies from NordLink Project and Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan
  • What are the cable solutions for wind turbines and how the use of fibre optic can facilitate the wind farm networking?   

Johannes Stentoft Clausen, Head of Department - Power Lines, Energinet

17:00 - 17:30
Highlight Presentation: Outlook for construction in Europe

As economic activity and confidence improves in major European economies, what is the effect on the construction sector and what will this mean for construction cable demand. 

Michael Weingärtler, Construction Market Expert, Euroconstruct

09:00 - 10:30
Energy Stream 1 : Key effects from European Cable Standards

A detailed overview of the CPR regulations and their effect on: 
  • European and international cable producers
  • Cable distributors
  • Testing companies & compliance bodies 

Dario Giordani, European Product Manager Fire Safety, Nexans

09:00 - 10:30
Communications Stream 1 : Opportunities from the connected lifestyle

  • What will the ultrafast connected future mean to business and communities?
  • Recent regional developments on broadband networks
  • Recent regulatory developments to boost investing in networks for the future  

Senior Executive, Fujikura Europe Ltd.

11:00 - 12:00
Energy Stream 2 : Raw materials outlook for wire and cable

Review and outlook of the aluminium and copper market trends:
  • Developments on cable coating and recycling 

11:00 - 12:00
Communications Stream 2 : Deploying deep fibre to the network edge

  • Tracking FTTH deployment around the world
  • How can better broadband boost productivity and the economy (focus on working from home initiative? 

13:30 - 14:30
Energy Stream 3 : Metallic wire and cable market insights

  • Low voltage cables
  • Winding Wire market
  • Subsea cable focus 
A closer look at three wire and cable markets to explore the fundamentals that are causing growth and latest material developments. 

13:30 - 14:30
Communications Stream 3 : New fibre types, cable designs and coatings

  • Next generation of optical fibre technologies and products
  • Fibre and cable innovation for future data centre connection 

15:00 - 16:00
Closing Plenary Session : New manufacturing process, technologies

  • How can manufactures create a smart and modern cable factory?
  • Sophisticated online quality control on optical fibre 

09:00 - 09:15
Field Trip departs to House of Green, EnergyLab Nordhavn and DOLL Lining Lab

The field trip will investigate the transition to Wind Energy in Denmark and the case study of Nordhavn as a living smart city lab.