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09:00 - 11:00
Session 1 - Keynote Session: Wire and Cable industry outlook

Keynote session that will discuss the forecast for global wire, cable and fibre and the economic and technical trends that will impact demand and shift trade flows.

09:00 - 09:30
Cable market outlook and perspectives from NKT Cable


Michael C. Hjorth, Senior Vice President and Head of Front End Sales, HV Solutions, NKT

09:30 - 10:00
The industrial dynamics and geopolitics in Middle East and the effect on the Wire & Cable sector.


Andrew Shaw, Managing Director, DUCAB
10:00 - 10:30
CRU View: Wire and cable market views from CRU

Senior Consultant, CRU, London

10:30 - 11:00
Construction updates in major European economies and the effect cable and fibre demand
Michael Weingärtler, Construction Market Expert, Euroconstruct

11:30 - 13:00
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.

11:30 - 12:00
The progress in access to broadband and ultra-fast broadband in Russia

Alexander Petriaev, Business Development Director, ER-Telecom

12:00 - 12:30
Optical fibre market update from Russia
12:30 - 13:00
China and the opportunities that arise from the Belt & Road initiative
Speaker to be announced

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. 

14:30 - 15:00
The example of Copenhagen as a smart city: sustainability, growth and quality of life as a solid foundation.
Søren Nørgaard Madsen, Internet of Things and Smart City Strategist, TDC Group

15:00 - 15:30
Electric vehicles in future cities and the effect in the Wire & Cable Sector
Zaid Aljanabi, 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. 

16:00 - 16:30
Network management for secure supply of renewable energy. Nordic and European cooperation and Denmark’s position as an energy hub.
Johannes Stentoft Clausen, Head of Department - Power Lines, Energinet

16:30 - 17:00
Cable solutions for wind turbines, a market outlook from JDR and TF Kable

09:00 - 10:30
Energy Stream 1: CSR Panel Discussion - Implications of European Cable Standards

Overview of the CPR regulations and the effect on producers, distributors and compliance bodies.

Dario Giordani, European Product Manager Fire Safety, Nexans
Dr Jeremy Hodge, Technical Director, BASEC

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

Marc Faller, Managing Director, Cablo

11:00 - 11:30
Developments on cable recycling


Dr Michael Liesegang, Managing Director, Cablo

11:30 - 12:00
Energy Transition in Transition Economies- how will copper support this development
Michal Ramczykowski, Managing Director, Europejski Instytut Miedzi Sp. z o.o.

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

13:30 - 14:00
Metallic Wire and cable Russian market highlights
Vitaly Meshchanov, Deputy of General Director, Russian Cable Research and Development Institute (VNIIKP)

14:00 - 14:30
Recent trends and latest updates on global copper mines and plants
Shairaz Ahmed, Manager of Statistical Analysis, International Copper Study Group

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 State of Green, EnergyLab Nordhavn and DOLL Living 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. 

Alexander Petriaev, Business Development Director, ER-Telecom
Dario Giordani, European Product Manager Fire Safety, Nexans
Dr Jeremy Hodge, Technical Director, BASEC