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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 Business Group Automotive Cable Solutions, LEONI AG
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 Business Group Automotive Cable Solutions, LEONI AG
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
Stefan Gröner, Vice President Product Sales & Marketing, Aurubis AG

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 commoditisation 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

Richard Mack, Principal Consultant, CRU
Brad R Johnson, President, Superior Essex Communications
Dr. Bernhard Deutsch, Vice President and General Manager, Optical Fiber and Cable, Corning Incorporated
Ankit Agarwal, CEO Telecoms, Sterlite Tech
Antoni Bosch, Vice President, Telecom Solutions, Prysmian

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

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
Sevgür Arslanpay, CEO, Sarkuysan A.S
14:40 - 15:00
Global view of the fibre trends in Europe
Erzsébet Fitori, Director General, FTTH Council Europe
15:00 - 15:20
Connecting Europe: Building Europe´s power and telecommunication infrastructure for the 21st century
Volker Wendt, Director of Public Affairs, Europacable

16:00 - 17:00
Session 4: Exploration of wider industry trends and their impact on wire and cable

16:00 - 16:30
CRU’s macro-economic view

- Trade war and rising populism
-          Monetary policy normalization
-          China’s managed slowdown
Jumana Salaheen, Chief Economist, CRU

16:30 - 17:00
View from the capital markets
Max Yates, Industrial Analyst, Credit Suisse

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

09:00 - 09:20
China is slowing down, who will drive wire and cable market next?

-   Can China survive from the trade war and economy slowdown?
-   Why Eastern Europe has become more and more critical?
-   Will India become the new engine to drive global market?
-   How renewable energy could change the landscape of wire and cable industry?
Chenfei Wang, Analyst, CRU

09:20 - 09:40
Energy network implications of the shift towards electro-mobility
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Union of the Electricity Industry - Eurelectric
09:40 - 10:00
The outlook for nuclear energy in the global generation mix and the implications for the wire and cable supply chain
Andrew Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, Ducab
10:00 - 10:20
HV Cable Outlook – Link to offshore wind development and grid enhancement
Richard Mack, Principal Consultant, CRU

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

09:00 - 09:30
Evaluating the change in the mix of world optical fibre and cable demand and what it means for manufacturers
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU

09:30 - 10:00
How 5G, network convergence, densification and small cells impact cabling infrastructure
Rudy Musschebroeck, Director Strategy and Business Development, CommScope
10:00 - 10:30
Innovative hybrid cable design for 5G networks
Stéphane Samson, Telecom Business Unit Director, ACOME Group

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

11:00 - 11:20
Cable distribution market insights
William Toulemonde, International Market Director Cables & Wires, Sonepar

11:20 - 11:40
Bernard Respaut, Chief Executive, European Copper Institute
11:40 - 12:00
Copper supply spotlight
Shairaz Ahmed, Manager of Statistical Analysis, International Copper Study Group
12:00 - 12:20
Zaid Aljanabi, Head of Aluminium, Consulting, CRU

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

11:00 - 11:30
China fibre industry: From the past to the future

- Spotlight on the current China market conditions
- Outlook for the future

Xu Jiangzhong, Director, Futong Group

11:30 - 12:00
Global FTTH Panorama
Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst, IDATE DigiWorld
12:00 - 12:30
Takashi Hasegawa, CEO & Founder, JST Consulting Inc.

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

13:30 - 13:50
Copper wire rod – exploring the different properties of Cu-ETP and Cu-OFE
Wouter Haels, Operations Manager FOXROD, Aurubis AG

13:50 - 14:10
Ultra low-loss cable solutions to support power demand growth and grid improvement goals

-          Challenge of energy loss in utility networks and link to carbon emissions
-          Innovative solutions in capacitive transfer system technology

Dominic Quennell, Managing Director, Enertechnos
14:10 - 14:30
Applying the revolutionary academic impact of nanomaterials to wire and cable innovation

-          Nano-carbon enabled coatings that improve the current carrying performance of copper
-          Case-study of high capacity busbar application that improves weight, size and cost

Peter Walmsley, Technical Manager, Ampashield NV

13:30 - 14:30
Communications Stream Session 3: New Fibre Types and Cable Designs

13:30 - 14:00
Recent trends in optical fibers and communication cables
Dr. Jiang Xin Li, CTO, ZTT Preform Rod

14:00 - 14:30
Germanium as a critical material in telecom optical fibre production
Pieter Arickx, Commercial Manager for Germanium Products in Europe and Asia, Umicore

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

15:00 - 15:20
The application smart asset technology as a tracking tool to improve wire and cable supply chain management

-          Lessons that can be learnt from other industries in inventory management systems
-          NKT’s investment in THINKT Digital innovation hub and development of the TrackMyDrum technology
Virginia Palm, Venture Partner, THINKT Digital GmbH

15:20 - 15:40
Practical case-studies of Industry 4.0 implementation in the global wire and cable manufacturer community

-          Virtualization and modeling of production process, people and equipment
-          Integration of Industrial IoT and AI for optimal production planning and predictive maintenance systems
Dmitry Shapovalov, CEO, Clobbi Cable & Wire
15:40 - 16:00
Speaker to be confirmed

08:30 - 15:00
Site visit to Aurubis’ Olen production facility

Programme for the tour on Thursday 13 June:

08:30-10:00 - Travel by chartered coach from Brussels to Olen plant
10:00-12:30 - Presentation + Plant Tour
12:30-13:30 - Sandwiches for Networking-Lunch
13:30-15:00 - Travel by chartered coach from Olen plant to Brussels

To apply for a place on this site visit please register and then send your request to conferences@crugroup.com

N.B. There will be a charge of €33.06 + VAT to secure a place on the tour. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to fully registered delegates only.