03 February - 04 February 2020
Atlanta, Georgia, US

Argus Advanced Wire and Cable North America

  • 17:30
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  • 17:35
  • Coach will leave hotel
  • 17:50
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  • 17:55
  • Arrival at Tin Lizzy’s
  • 17:55
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  • 19:30
  • Gaming Drinks at Tin Lizzy's
Join your industry colleagues for some pre-conference networking at Tin Lizzy's to watch the Annual 'BIG' Game. Come along for some drinks and nibbles!
  • 09:35
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  • 10:25
  • Exhibition opening. Light breakfast
  • 10:25
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  • 10:30
  • Conference welcome Tonika Campbell - Senior Metals Project Manager, Argus
  • 10:30
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  • 10:35
  • Chairperson’s opening and anti-trust reminder Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 10:35
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  • 11:05
  • 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
 
  • 11:05
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  • 11:35
  • 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
 
  • 11:35
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  • 12:15
  • Morning coffee break
  • 12:15
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  • 12:45
  • What does the Internet of Things(IoT) mean for the cable market? Steve Griffith - 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?
 
  • 12:45
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  • 13:15
  • 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

  • 13:15
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  • 14:50
  • Networking lunch break
  • 14:50
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  • 15:30
  • 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

Roundtable 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?

Roundtable Leader: Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus

 

  • 15:30
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  • 15:45
  • Roundtable conclusions
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • 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

 
  • 16:45
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  • 17:15
  • 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
 
  • 17:15
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  • 17:30
  • Chairperson’s closing and end of day one Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Drinks reception
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Exhibition opening. Light breakfast and registration opening
  • 10:00
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  • 10:10
  • Chairperson’s recap and anti-trust reminder Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Outlook of automotive manufacturing Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
 
  • Vehicle manufacturing forecast and wire requirements
  • Material requirements for autonomous and electric cars
  • Requirements and specification for the temperature of the cables
 
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • 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
Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus

 
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • 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
 
  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • 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
 
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Chairs close and networking lunch break Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus