Press Release

Submarine Networks EMEA, the conference that has catapulted itself to the top of the list of must-attend events for key players in the subsea industry, will attract a record number of visitors next week.

This flagship event has a wide demographic make-up of visitors and exhibitors which will see representatives from more than 200 companies coming from over 40 countries. The senior decision makers attending the event, hosted at the Business Design Centre in London, come from a wide range of backgrounds, including those from marine surveying and maintenance, fibre optics, cable operating, governmental departments, consultancies and more. Of these attendees, a quarter will be C-suite level employees.

Either seeking new business opportunities in, or broadening their knowledge of, an industry that is responsible for carrying more than 95% of global voice and data traffic, attendees will include network carriers, cable owners and operators, content providers, vendors and suppliers, lawyers, figures from the investment community and more.

The event’s 65 speakers include keynote speakers CEO of Aqua Comms, Nigel Bayliff; President and CEO of Cinia Oy, Ari-Jussi Knaapila; CEO of EulaLink, Philippe Dumont; CEO of Orange Marine, Didier Dillard; Sr. Manager Submarine Cables & Capacity at Omantel, Jamil Al Koussa; Managing Director (EMEA) at Digital Realty, Rob Coupland; Chief Strategy Officer at Liquid Telecom, David Eurin; Chief Technical Advisor at Microsoft, Dave Crowley; Global Optical Architect at Facebook, Dr Steve Grubb; CTO of OTEGlobe, Panagiota Bosdogianni; CEO of XSite Modular, Amy Marks and Associate Director of International Network Development at Tata Communications, Christos Holevas.

Representatives from many more companies of the subsea cable industry will also attend, including Google, CenturyLink, Equinix, Vodafone, BT, Crosslake Fibre, Angola Cables, Telxius and HGC Global Communications.

“Feedback to last year’s launch event was fantastic have been inundated with interest for this year. We are anticipating record attendance numbers and are confident that anyone who’s anyone in the subsea cable industry will be there” said Rob Chambers, Managing Director and publisher of Total Telecom, organisers of the event.

Taking place from the 12th to 13th of February at the Business Design Centre in Central London, the biggest event of its kind features multiple highlights. Amidst unmissable networking opportunities with senior-level executives and decision makers from the global submarine cable industry, three tracks will be explored in depth.

A commercial track will explore the evolution of commercial strategies and business models, finance and investment, regulatory challenges and the increasingly symbiotic relationship between the data centre and submarine cable industries. A technical track will look at technology strategy, innovation and network architectures. Key themes in this track will include how SDN and NFV is revolutionising network design, the business and technology opportunities of open networks, strategies for upgrading network capacity and network security. The operational track, debuting in at this year’s event, will focus on best practices in submarine cable installation as well as exploring innovations in cable maintenance and the impact of changing models of marine cable maintenance on network resilience.

Furthermore, across three keynote sessions, speakers will be exploring the big picture for the EMEA and global submarine cable industry looking at the current state of affairs, recent industry developments, strategies for building the networks of the future and the outlook for the industry over the next 5 years.

Attendees can also enjoy 1-2-1 partnering, a networking portal, refreshment breaks, a drinks reception, speed networking and more. Due to the massive popularity of the “News in Brief”, ten-minute update presentations from cable owners and operators, and the industry-expert led roundtables at 2018’s event, 2019 attendees will be delighted to know that they are returning.

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