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04 May 2017

CRU’s 11th Wire & Cable conference set to attract international stakeholders to technology hub, Munich – Key speakers announced

CRU Events is set to draw international industry stakeholders together in July at the 11th Wire & Cable conference in Munich, as the Bavarian capital is Germany’s undisputed technology centre and boasting one of the world’s largest IT, communication and automotive industry hubs. 

“We are very excited to be bringing our Wire & Cable Conference to Munich, one of the world’s largest IT, communication and automotive industry hubs” added CRU’s Richard Mack, Managing Consultant and leading industry expert. “CRU held its 7th annual Wire and Cable conference in Berlin in 2013. This event was very successful, and one factor was the strong representation of German companies among speakers and attendees.

Germany is among world leaders in R&D in such areas as electric power generation and transmission, electric vehicles and advanced transportation, ICT networks and applications, cable-making materials and equipment, and advanced manufacturing processes. As with previous years, the event will open with shared plenary sessions and then split into streams that focus on the separate Energy cable and Communication cable issues. In this way, we bring together the entire supply chain from across global wire and cable industry.” 

Germany has emerged as a world renewable energy leader, which makes the country the perfect place to understand the future of wire and cable consumption in power generation. This year’s conference will include special highlight sessions that focus on the future of renewable energy, connected living, automotive electronics and subsea wire and cable usage. These sessions will explore next generation applications of wire and cable and how it will impact producers, traders and distributors around the world. 

The event will have over 30 presentations packed into a two-day programme, in addition to a site visit to see cutting-edge technology at the Niehoff plant. There will be a number of in-depth papers on copper, aluminium, optical fibre, coatings and other inputs markets, as well as a showcase of the latest technical innovations that may disrupt this sector.   

IWMA members can save an additional 10% on their registration fee using special code 'IWMA10'. 

High-level speakers confirmed to present this year include:

Rich Stinson, CEO, Southwire, USA

Roberto Candela, CEO, Prysmian Electronics, Italy

Arnd Kulaczewski, President and CEO, Niehoff, Germany

Oliver Schlodder, EVP Services and Accessories, nkt Cable, Germany

Hasegawa Takashi, Principal Analyst, Global Network System Div., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Japan

Max Yates, Industrials Analyst, Credit Suisse, UK

Craig Morris, Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and lead author of Energy Democracy, Germany

David Smith, Sales Director, H. Folke Sandelin AB, Sweden

Michael Weiss, Senior Director, Purchasing, Siemens, Germany

Andrew Shaw, Managing Director, DUCAB, Dubai

Bernhard Schipper, Head of Technical Council Cables, Siemens, Germany 

Attendees will also benefit from meeting and hearing in-depth analysis from CRU’s in-house experts that will include: 

Richard Mack, Managing Consultant, CRU, USA

Natalie Noor-Drugan, Editor in Chief, Wire and Cable News, CRU, UK

Zaid Aljanabi, Senior Consultant, CRU, London

Yuya Pan, Senior Consultant, CRU, UK

Hadrien Guillotin, Copper Demand Analyst, CRU, China 

The CRU Wire and Cable conference is being held 17-19th July at The Westin Grand in Munich Germany. 

For details about the event visit www.wireandcableconference.com

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