03 February - 04 February 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, US

Argus Advanced Wire and Cable North America

  • 08:30
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  • 09:25
  • Exhibition opening. Light breakfast
  • 09:25
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  • 09:35
  • Chairperson’s opening and anti-trust reminder Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 09:35
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  • 10:05
  • Spotlight on North American cable development Axel Schlumberger - Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Southwire
 
  • Innovation in high-voltage cables: Local investment and geographical challenges
  • Assessing strategic power transmission with EHV cable technologies
  • Future trends in high voltage cable development
 
  • 10:05
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  • 10:35
  • Raw material supply and the impact of the geopolitical situation Kristen Smith - Member, Trade Remedies Practice Group Leader, International Trade, Customs & Export Law, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg
 
  • The impact of the US and Chinese trade relations on import and exports
  • Primary material supply and manufacturing and processing bottlenecks
  • An update and outlook on trade between Mexico, Canada and the United States
 
  • 10:35
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  • 11:20
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:20
  • What does the Internet of Things(IoT) mean for the cable market? Kirk Anderson - Industry Director, Industrial, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
 
  • Cost effective solutions to support the development in IoT
  • Investment to support the increased fiber driving IoT development
  • How is IoT shaping the requirements of fiber cables?
 
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Senior leadership panel: How can the North American cable industry maintain growth, development and sustainability?
  • What have been the major drivers for the continuous growth in the North American wire and cable industry?
  • How can the industry tackle the challenge of labor shortage and lack of retention?
  • How will the industry create a market environment with more responsible business and manufacturing practices?

Panellists:
Bill Reichert, President, Champlain Cable Corp

Christopher Otuonye, North American Business Manager, The Dow Chemical Company

  • 12:20
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  • 13:50
  • Networking lunch break
  • 13:50
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  • 14:50
  • Roundtable discussions
 

These roundtables offer you a chance to join the group of your choice and be led in discussion by an industry expert. It is an ideal opportunity to ease into the more informal networking of the evening, enjoying a drink while you meet delegates with similar interests and concerns. The roundtable discussions will be 45 minutes in duration, taking the time to address looming questions and concerns in the industry. The final 15 minutes will be reserved for summaries and conclusions. Each roundtable leader will round up the key findings and present back to the other tables.

Roundtable one: Labour retention and career development: How can we invest in staff to increase development and progression of the industry

Leader: Brent Richardson,  Manager, End Use Marketing-North America, The Dow Chemical Company

Roundtable two: How are the needs of the North American wire and cable industry changing?

Leader: Suzanne Alfano, Industry Director, Buildings, National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Roundtable three: Changing infrastructure, ageing equipment and retro-fitting: How can we build and prepare for the changing requirements of the industry?

 
  • 14:50
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  • 15:00
  • Roundtable conclusions
  • 15:00
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  • 15:45
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Telecommunications panel discussion
 
  • Can 5G be leveraged as an advantage or will cable companies lose out to telcos harnessing 5G to deliver speedy, competitive broadband service?
  • Convergence of fixed line and mobile infrastructure
  • Development of Smart City and Internet of Things networks

Panellists:

Phil Wilson, Managing Director, Telecommunications Strategies and Operations, Deloitte US
Robert Whitman
, Vice President Carrier Market Development, Corning Optical Communications

 
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • Assessing 5G’s driving needs and demand for fiber and cable Robert Whitman - Vice President Carrier Market Development, Corning Optical Communications
 
  • Understanding the network perspective and passive optical impact on the network
  • How are new networks creating an opportunity for multiple services?
  • Insight into modelling and the passive optical: How does the network typology have to evolve to meet the network needs
 
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Increasing the infrastructure needs of wireless coverage for 5G Bryce Bregen - Senior Vice-President of Sales, Connectivity Wireless, Connectivity Wireless Solutions
 
  • Upgraded distributed antenna system (DAS) solutions for faster data speed and better network performance
  • Assessing the picture of network architecture solutions: CRBS, DRAN, CRAN
  • 5G roll outs: How is 5g unlocking infrastructure challenges for 5G
 
  • 17:30
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  • 17:40
  • Chairperson’s closing and end of day one Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 17:40
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  • 19:30
  • Drinks reception
  • 09:00
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  • 09:30
  • Exhibition opening. Light breakfast and registration opening
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chairperson’s recap and anti-trust reminder Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Outlook of automotive manufacturing Andrea Valentini - Principal - Argus Consulting Services, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Argus
 
  • Vehicle manufacturing forecast and wire requirements
  • Material requirements for autonomous and electric cars
  • Requirements and specification for the temperature of the cables
 
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Panel discussion: What is driving the demand of automotive cables?
 
  • US regulation: how will that impact the drive of these vehicles?
  • How will charging infrastructure respond to the vehicle demand?
  • Power infrastructure of high voltage cables for the automotive market

Panellists:

Daniel Winkler, Vice President Sales and Engineering, Leoni Business Group

Andrea Valentini, Principal - Argus Consulting Services, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Argus

 
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Beyond the road of automotive: Electrification in transportation Steve Griffith - Industry Director, PMP, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
 
  • An overview of electrification in transporta-tion: Automotive vehicles, rail, micro-mobility, seaport and airports
  • Addressing challenges in network, charging in-frastructure and operability
  • Opportunities in standardization and cable re-quirements: AC, DC, 5G, IoT and Smart Cities
 
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Railway infrastructure and rolling stock market Kevin Hamilton - Transportation Industry Business Development Director, Nexans North America
 
  • Cables for railway system: Network electrification for the masses
  • Competition from Chinese wire and cable suppliers for ship manufacturing: How are requirements for performance and tailored manufacturing predicting the geography of demand?
  • Insulation and jacketing systems to meet the demands and performance requirements for trucks, trailers, farm equipment and off road vehicles
 
  • 12:10
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch break
  • 13:30
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  • 14:00
  • Quality materials and manufacturing drive improved reliability Brent Richardson - Manager, End Use Marketing-North America, The Dow Chemical Company
 
  • Increasing importance of reliability and resiliency
  • Development of TR-XLPE technology
  • Cable system solutions for longer life, reliable performance
 
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Weighing the benefits of dual strip armouring Marc Fitzner - Owner, President, Calmec
 
  • Comparing the benefits of the dual strip to the single strip cable
  • Capital, labour and space savings benefits
  • Modifying existing equipment to adapt to the line speeds
 
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Advanced twisted-pair manufacturing Jay Luis - Global Marketing Communications Manager, NDC Technologies
  • Key characteristics for high-performance Category and high-speed data cables
  • A high level of performance that requires the implementation of a both solid product design and stable manufacturing processes
  • Control of the accuracy and consistency of the lay length
  • 15:00
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  • 15:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus