14/07/2022 – Conference will be held from 25-27 July 2022

“Wire+Cable Conference“ in London

CRU, an independent authority for wire and cable news and market analysis, is to hold its flagship CRU Wire+Cable Conference in the UK for the first time on 25-27 July 2022.


CRU is to hold its flagship CRU Wire+Cable Conference in the UK for the first time on 25-27 July 2022. © CRU


After two years of virtual conferences, the strategic annual meeting for the world’s wire and cable supply chain will bring together leading cablemakers and industry stakeholders for vital face-to-face discussions. Players from across the industry continue to face disruptive supply issues linked to the pandemic, and need to respond to new geopolitical considerations, while maintaining a focus on net zero ambitions. At the same time, the world is relying on wire and cable products to facilitate the energy transition; transform transport infrastructure; and enable ever more complicated communications networks. CRU will bring together thought leaders from around the world to the UK event to address some of the key issues facing wire and cable executives. Taking in perspectives of major producers, alongside distributors and other industry leaders, they will share valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities currently facing the industry.

The conference will address the key trends, challenges, and opportunities the wire and cable industry faces as it recovers from the covid disruptions and transitions to a greener, more connected world. The conference will explore both energy and communications network developments, across the full value chain for insulated wire and cable products produced from copper, aluminium, optical fibre, and associated materials. The location for this year’s event will allow market experts from across the wider CRU business to contribute to the conference. Nicola Coslett, CEO of CRU Events commented: “With the event set to take place in London for the first time in its history, so close to CRU’s headquarters, the conference will offer the best opportunity to gain face time with these industry leaders and CRU experts from across our wire, fibre, copper, aluminium and economics teams”

Now in its 16th consecutive year, this important industry conference regularly attracts 200 senior executives, including leading cable producers, and the wider insulated wire and cable supply chain.The CRU Wire & Cable Conference will be held from 25-27 July 2022 at the Sofitel London St. James Hotel, London, England. The event will also be live-streamed virtually around the world.


Industry experts speaking include

  •  Mohammed Al Mutawa, CEO, Ducab Cable
  •  Maurizio Bragagni, Chairman and CEO, Tratos Ltd
  •  Marcello Del Brenna, CEO UK, Prysmian Group
  •  Alberto Lampasona, Director Public Affairs, Europacable
  •  Dr. Merrion Edwards, Director of Market and Technology Development, Optical Fiber and Cable, Corning Optical Communications
  •  Juan Mogollon, EVP Energy Division, Prysmian Group
  •  Charlie Murrah, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Southwire Company
  •  John Chamberlain, Director, Office of the CTO, CommScope
  •  Axel Schlumberger, Senior Vice President R&D and Technology, Southwire Company
  •  Rahul Puri, Vice President, Business Head - Europe, Sterlite Technologies Limited
  •  Tanja Winter, Head of Marketing & Sales Rod, Aurubis AG
  •  Paul Keller, Business Growth Manager Low Voltage/ Flame Retardant, Borealis
  •  Tom Bambury, Director, Telecom Business Development, Fujikura
  •  VK Bajaj, Senior President - Business Strategy & Innovation, APAR
  •  Plus - Hear insights from CRU's market experts from across the wire, fibre, copper, aluminium and economics teams


Participants at the conference will have the opportunity to debate the key trends affecting the industry

  •  The strategies of leading producers preparing to find success in uncertain markets
  •  How the outbreak of war in Ukraine, sanctions on the Russian economy and associated inflationary pressures on energy and raw material supply has impacted wire and cable market dynamics
  •  The possible longer-term implications of geopolitical shifts away from a globalised economy
  •  The outlook for the metallic wire and cable, and optical fibre and cable markets
  •  Opportunities in specific growth markets, including offshore wind, electromobility, datacentres and defence
  •  Macro-economic trends, investors’ view, consumers’ perspectives, and policy advocates
  •  The cause of various inflationary pressures in production costs and what can be done to manage volatility in the supply chain
  •  ESG trends and how the industry can ensure it has a sustainable future
  •  The latest designs and new processes disrupting the wire and cable industry