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Please consider provisional; all speakers, topics and timings are liable to change.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Seeding the debate: Pre-conference CRU panel

CRU's leading base metals market experts provide presentations followed by a live Q&A in order to seed the debate. Materials presented will touch upon the ey themes that can expect to be hear more of over the course of the event. 

  • Insulated metallic wire and cable; global market overview
    • What markets show signs of recovery?
    • How does the renewables story mean for the future?
  • What uncertainites dominate the copper marekt
    • What has been the impact of mining supply disruptions?
    • How has demand suffered and where are sign of recovery?
  • What do changes in demand mean for the aluminium market?
    • Where is demand rebounding?
    • What is the forecast of supply growth?

Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU
Charlie Durant, Principal Consultant, Copper, CRU
Eoin Dinsmore, Head of Primary & Products, Aluminium, CRU

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
COMMUNICATIONS STREAM: Visionary Keynote - Advances in optical fibre technology

Professor Sir David Payne is a world class pioneer of optical fibre technology, his work has had a great impact on telecommunications and laser technology over the last forty years.

His visionary keynote presentation is an umissable opportunity to undertand the changing face of photonics in the face of demand for ever more powerful fibre based communications technology.

Professor Sir David Payne, Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

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

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Wire and Cable Innovation


Dmitry Shapovalov, CEO, Clobbi Cable & Wire
Thomas Kulmer, Product Manager – LV, MV, HV Power Cables, Rosendahl Nextrom

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