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09:00 - 11:10
Session 1 - Keynote session

Leaders of some of the world’s largest manufacturers of wire, cable and fibre discuss how they are preparing for next generation energy networks and how they see such developments impacting the industry in general.



Moderator:
Natalie Noor-Drugan, Publisher & Editor in Chief, Wire & Cable News, CRU

09:00 - 09:30
How Southwire is preparing for next generation energy networks and how such developments will impact the industry in general
Speaker:
Rich Stinson, CEO, Southwire

09:30 - 09:55
Energy wire and cable market views from Prysmian Electronics
Speaker:
Enrico Borsari, Sales and Business Development, APAC, Prysmian Electronics
09:55 - 10:20
Key Market trends in the Energy and Communications market: A European Perspective
Speaker:
Shruti Singhal, President, General Cable Europe
10:20 - 10:45
Strategies for success during shifting industrial dynamics in the Middle East and other markets
Speaker:
Andrew Shaw, Managing Director, Dubai Cable Co. – Ducab
10:45 - 11:10
Cable market perspectives and insights from nkt Cable
Speaker:
Oliver Schlodder, EVP Services and Accessories, NKT

11:40 - 13:00
Session 2 – Wire and Cable market perspectives

11:40 - 12:00
Scrutinizing The Modern Energy Pivot - Understanding The Winners & Losers
Speaker:
Gianni Kovacevic, Executive Chairman, CopperBank

12:00 - 12:20
What is the view from capital markets? Could the industry benefit from further M&A activity?
Speaker:
Max Yates, Industrials Analyst, Credit Suisse
12:20 - 12:40
How a machine manufacturer is reacting to the ever changing market environment and offering benefits for Energy Cable Producers
Speaker:
Bernd Lohmüller, CSO, Niehoff
12:40 - 13:00
M&A and industry restructuring in the chemical industry a perspective and key learnings from a material supplier for the cable industry
Speaker:
Robert Tarimo, Global Marketing Manager HV Solutions, Dow

14:30 - 16:00
Session 3 – Next generation networks

14:30 - 14:50
CRU VIEW: What are the key trends in connected living that will impact demand for fibre optic cable
Speaker:
Richard Mack, Principal Consultant, CRU

14:50 - 15:10
Update on the current European debate around communication and energy networks
Speaker:
Volker Wendt, Director, Public Affairs, Europacable
15:10 - 15:30
The Wire and Cable industry: contributing to a sustainable future
Speaker:
Bart Verheule, Head of Marketing, Energy, Borealis Group
15:30 - 16:00
Consumers View: Power Electronics in the distribution grid and new developments in cable procurement
Speaker:
Michael Weiss, Senior Director, Purchasing, Siemens
Bernhard Schipper, Head of Technical Council Cables, Siemens

16:30 - 17:30
Session 4 - Subsea cable focus

Projects and innovations in design, manufacturing and laying of subsea cable



16:30 - 16:50
Opportunities & Challenges in Marine Cables
Speaker:
Dr. Jerry Brown, Technical Director, Hengtong Marine Cable Systems

16:50 - 17:10
To be announced
17:10 - 17:30
Advances in Lead Sheath Extrusion equipment for Submarine Cables
Speaker:
David Smith, Sales Director, H Folke Sandelin AB (HFSAB)

09:00 - 10:30
ENERGY STREAM - Metallic wire and cable market dynamics

Moderator:
David B. Kiddoo, CEO / Director, IWCS

09:00 - 09:20
CRU VIEW: Metallic wire and cable outlook
Speaker:
Hadrien Guillotin, Wire & Cable Market Analyst, CRU

09:20 - 09:40
View on the major triggers and supply dynamics of copper rod for EU market
Speaker:
Tanja Winter, Head of Marketing & Sales, Aurubis
09:40 - 10:00
CRU VIEW: Aluminium market overview
Speaker:
Zaid Aljanabi, Principal Consultant, CRU
10:00 - 10:20
Construction Products Regulation (CPR) developments. What steps should the industry take to keep up with European regulations and how will it affect the global construction cable market?
Speaker:
Dario Giordani, European Product Manager Fire Safety, Nexans

09:00 - 10:30
COMMUNICATIONS STREAM - Communication cable market dynamics

09:00 - 09:20
CRU VIEW: Outlook on global optical fibre and cable markets- How long will tight supply last?
Speaker:
Yuya Pan, Senior Consultant, CRU

09:20 - 09:40
Chinese optical cable market insight
Speaker:
Takashi Hasegawa, Principal Analyst, Global Network System Div., Sumitomo Electric Industries
09:40 - 10:00
The Belt and Road Initiative Boosts Optic Fibre & Cable Manufactures in China
Speaker:
Alex Fang, General Manager, ZTT Europe GmbH

11:00 - 12:00
ENERGY STREAM - Europe's Energy Future

What will the next phase of Germany's Energiewende mean for the future of the European Super Grid and regional transmission cable demand?

 



11:00 - 11:30
Speaker:
Craig Morris, Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

11:30 - 12:00

 

Speaker:
Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) and Board Member, German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)

11:00 - 12:00
COMMUNICATIONS STREAM - New fibre and cable products

Next generation optical fibre and cable types - Can the industry achieve specification and standardization?



11:00 - 11:20
Latest trends in the development of optical fibre
Speaker:
Peter Arnoff Nielsen, Executive Adviser – Product Line Manager, OFS

11:20 - 12:00
Future Access Networks: A fibre-rich, distributed and diverse physical layer
Speaker:
Dr. Merrion Edwards, Director, Global Market and Technology Development, Corning Optical Communications

12:00 - 13:00
Wire and cable innovation closing plenary

What product innovations or production improvements will impact this market?


12:00 - 12:20
The Smart Cable Factory
Speaker:
Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq
Christoph Donst, Quality Engineer, Aurubis
12:20 - 12:40
How the copper rod producing industry is coping with cable producers requirements of today and the future; challenges on properties and production to suit different applications
Speaker:
Giuseppe Marino, Technical Marketing and the Quality Management, AURUBIS ROD

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