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Agenda

09:00 - 16:30
Conference programme

09:00
Session 1

Keynote session

  • How are international trade flows shifting? What is the update on capacity expansions in China and other emerging production hubs?
  • What do Brexit, President Trump and other unexpected political events of 2016 mean for the world’s wire and cable markets? What will be the effect on investment into renewable energy and the UK's participation in the Single Digital Market?
  • Future of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and what it means for wire, fibre and cable
  • What is the view from capital markets? Could the industry benefit from further M&A activity?
10:30
Refreshment break
11:00
Session 2

Renewable Energy

  • What will the next phase of Germany’s Energiewende mean for the future of the European Super Grid and regional transmission cable demand?
  • How will smart city infrastructure impact the nature of electrical demand
  • What energy projects from around the world will be driving subsea cable demand?
12:30
Lunch
14:00
Session 3

Connected living

  • What will be the future network requirements of the Internet of Things, Smart cities and other Big Data trends
  • What is the future for G.fast and fibre to the home? How can the industry prepare for the arrival of 5G and increasingly smart, connected lifestyles?
15:00
Refreshment break
15:30
Session 4

Automotive insights

  • What will the advancement of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Human Machine Interactivity, Sharing economy and autonomous driving in connected cars mean for automotive power and communication wire and cable use?
16:30
Close of day two

09:00 - 16:00
Conference programme

09:00

ENERGY STREAM

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 market?

COMMUNICATIONS STREAM

Global insights on optical fibre and cable markets
Voices from China, India and other markets that are impacting global trade.
10:30
Networking Break
11:00

ENERGY STREAM

Subsea cable focus
What new products and installation techniques are major producers employing?

COMMUNICATIONS STREAM

Next generation optical fibre and cable types
Can the industry achieve specification and standardization?
12:00
Lunch
13:30

ENERGY STREAM

Metallic wire and cable inputs
Review and outlook of the aluminium and copper market trends

COMMUNICATIONS STREAM

Optical fibre and cable raw materials
What is the outlook for preform and coatings markets?
14:30
Networking Break
15:00

ENERGY STREAM

Energy wire and cable innovation
What product innovations or production improvements will impact this market?

COMMUNICATIONS STREAM

Optical fibre and cable production optimization
Technologies and strategies to reduce cost and increase efficiency
16:00
Close of Conference

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