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EVENT PREVIEW | CABLES 2019


Connecting the cable industry


AMI’s 19th Cables


conference takes place in Dusseldorf in Germany later this year. We take a look at what the event holds in store for attendees


Main image: Around 200 people are likely to attend the 19th Cables conference in Cologne in March


Demand for cables continues to grow strongly. Leading players from across the €2bn-plus Euro- pean industry’s supply chain will be discussing the latest market and technology trends and develop- ments at AMI’s 19th annual Cables conference, which takes place on 5-7 March 2019 at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany. Current political and business issues create both challenges and opportunities for all companies involved in this demanding market. Cables 2019 brings together an international line-up of expert speakers to identify and explore the latest develop- ments in cable markets, materials, testing, regula- tion, process technologies and end-use applications. The event will be opened by Astrid Aupetit,


Senior Research Analyst, AMI Consulting in the UK, who will draw on the company’s sectorial market intelligence to provide a global perspective on wire


and cable market trends and opportunities. With the trend to digitalisation continuing apace, Jochen Arms, Senior Business Development Manager at Fujikura Europe in Germany, will share his perspec- tive of the impact this will have on the industry and society. Then Dr Volker Wendt, Director Public Affairs at trade body Europacable in Belgium, will explain its role in EU policy formulation and stand- ardisation impacting the wire and cable sector. Turning to material solutions for specialty cable


applications, Fabio Morelli, Senior New Business Development Manager at Lubrizol Advanced Materials in Spain, will discuss high performance TPUs, and Frank Zelder, Senior Business manager at Evonik Resource Efficiency in Germany, will present new developments in high temperature polymers. Then Thomas Steffl, Application Devel- opment and Technical Service Engineer at Borealis Polymere in Germany, will share new develop- ments in low shrink HDPE for fibre optic cables.


The Cables 2019 speaker line-up includes (from left to right) Lubrizol Advanced Materials New Business Development Manager Fabio Morelli, Underwriters Laboratories RCDD Robert Bellassai, Plexchem Technologies Technical Consultant Mohammad Mohseni, and OCSiAl Europe Sales & Marketing Director Christoph Siara


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Fire challenges Demands for improved fire performance are a key challenge for current and future cable develop- ments. Markus K Kemmler, Managing Director of Kemmler Consulting of Germany, will present a commercial and technical overview of technological solutions for halogen-free, flame retardant cables. Esther Hild, Technical Manager at the German cable maker association ZVEI, will discuss the construction products regulation (CPR). Then Gianluca Sarti, Group Representative for PVC Forum Italia, will


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