CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 14th CRU Wire & Cable Conference on 8-10 June 2020. Attracting over 200 key executives, the conference is well established as the premier meeting place for the world’s cable makers and the insulated wire and cable supply chain.

The event is set to take place in London for the first time in its history, close to CRU’s headquarters and promises to draw on even more market experts from across the wider CRU business to the interactive discussions and networking during the conference.

As a hub for transport and trade, the agenda will be packed with presentations from leading global producers and consumers of wire & cable products for the energy, communication, transport and automotive sectors; and representatives from across the copper, aluminium, optical fibre and associated materials supply chains.

Streamed sessions will allow for more in-depth discussion on insulated, winding and other specialty wire and cable products produced from copper, aluminium and optical fibre, coatings and the other materials and inputs that impact the bottom line for wire and cable producers, consumers and their supply chain.

As with previous years, the conference will take in the perspectives of cable makers from around the world, as well as distributors and other industry thought-leaders on the challenges and opportunities that they see in specific regions or specialty products markets.

The conference also represents a chance to see the latest wire & cable designs and technical innovations that have been applied to improve performance, increase efficiency and sustainability. In addition to an agenda packed with 12 sessions and 30+ speakers, delegates can meet with industry peers and customers from across the wire & cable industry during the frequent networking opportunities.

Keynote speakers confirmed

This year’s conference boasts three keynote speakers that are addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the global wire and cable industry.  The Industry keynote presentation will be given by Professor Anand Menon on the economic impact of Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposals, followed by Q&A with CRU expert on the implications for wire and cable producers and consumers. Professor Menon, as director of The UK in a Changing Europe an award winning academic think tank on Brexit, has been one of the UK’s leading experts on Brexit developments. He is also professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London.

The Energy keynote presentation will be given by Antonella Battaglini on the role of the global cablemaking industry in enabling wind and solar grid integration.  Antonella is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI), a unique collaboration of European NGOs and TSOs that promotes transparent, environmentally sensitive grid development to enable the further steady growth of renewable energy and the energy transition.

The Communication Keynote will cover “The future of Fibre technology” and will be made by Professor Sir David Payne. A world class pioneer of technology whose work has had a great impact on telecommunications and laser technology, Sir David is Chairman Emeritus, The Marconi Society and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton.

These speakers will open discussions from CRU experts in wire, fibre, copper, aluminium and economics as well as leading cablemakers and experts. Companies that have already confirmed presentations include Southwire, Champlain Energy, El Sewedy Electric Power System Projects and Sterlite Power Transmission Company.

The CRU Wire & Cable Conference will be held on 8-10 June 2020 at Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s, London, England. For further information please visit

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