Conference and workshop programme

Benefit from 20 expert workshops, 12 conference panels sessions and keynote speeches offering insights from leading policy makers, business leaders, technology experts and investors in the telecoms and digital communications sector

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“More than 150 'C' level executives, technology specialists, investors and policy makers will cover a wide range of FTTH-related topics and unveil exclusive data, such as the state of the market in Europe… plus much more!”

Vincent Garnier
Director General

Workshop and Conference Programme FTTH 2021


The annual FTTH Conference is a unique event, bringing together 'C' level representatives, technical and regulatory experts from FTTH Council Europe member and non-member companies plus senior government and industry representatives, technology specialists, engineers, policy makers, regulators and investors to discuss and debate all aspects of FTTH, 5G and other fibre related and enabled technologies and services and the benefit they bring to society. There is no other conference quite like it.

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  • 09.45-10.00CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 09.45-10.00CET Keynote

  • 09.45-10.00CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 09.45-10.00CET Keynote

  • 09.45-10.00CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 09.45-10.00CET Keynote

  • 09.45-17.15CET
    NEW! Innovations Hall
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    NEW! Innovations Hall

    16 September 2021 09.45-17.15CET online Session

    On demand FTTH product and service technology video presentations from our Sponsors

  • 10.00-11.00CET
    Panel 1A - What drives the current FTTH Investment surge?
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    Panel 1A - What drives the current FTTH Investment surge?

    16 September 2021 10.00-11.00CET online Session

     

    The pandemic has placed a spotlight on the importance of fast and reliable connectivity in Europe but what are the key drivers behind the rapid growth in public and private fibre investment?

    Inka Klinger
    Global Head of Infrastructure | Hamburg Commercial Bank
    Franco Accordino
    Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks | European Commission, DG CONNECT
    Jeroen Kleinjan
    Managing Director I Global Lead Telecom I Head of TMT & Healthcare | ING Wholesale Banking
    John Keaney
    CEO | SIRO
    Oliver Bradley
    Managing Director | Macquarie Capital
  • 10.00-11.00CET
    Panel 2A - Zoom on German FTTH market
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    Panel 2A - Zoom on German FTTH market

    16 September 2021 10.00-11.00CET online Session

    A comprehensive analysis of Europe' s largest market. We will present a synthesis of the state of FTTH in Germany and discuss market drivers and roadblocks with senior representatives from key players.

    Dr Cara Schwarz-Schilling
    Director and General Manager | WIK GmbH
    Dr Dido Blankenburg
    Representative for Broadband Cooperation & Board Member | Deutsche Telekom
    Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler
    Vice President | Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA)
    Janez Öri
    Chief Strategy Officer | Iskratel
    Marius Dallmann
    Executive Director Expansion | Deutsche Glasfaser
  • 10.00-11.00CET
    Panel 3A - CTO Panel
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    Panel 3A - CTO Panel

    16 September 2021 10.00-11.00CET online Session

    Tom Bambury
    Head Optical Network Solutions at Fujikura | D&O Committee Chair, FTTH Council Europe
    Enrique Blanco
    Global CTIO | Telefónica
    Enrique Rodriguez
    Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer | Liberty Global
    Peng Aiguang
    SVP ZTE Corporation & President of Europe & Americas Region | ZTE
  • 11.00-11.30CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 11.00-11.30CET Break

  • 11.00-11.30CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 11.00-11.30CET Break

  • 11.00-11.30CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 11.00-11.30CET Break

  • 11.30-12.30CET
    Panel 1B - European policy & regulation: on the road to the “Digital Decade”
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    Panel 1B - European policy & regulation: on the road to the “Digital Decade”

    16 September 2021 11.30-12.30CET online Session

    The European Commission has presented its ‘Digital Compass’ outlining targets for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030 including its ambitions for rapid build out of fiber and 5G networks but what are the policies that will be necessary to realise their goals and objectives?

    Aurelie Bladocha-Coelho
    Director Communications & Public Affairs | P&R Committee Chair and FTTH Council Europe Team
    Erzsébet Fitori
    Group Head of EU Affairs & Relations, Government Relations and Policy Engagement – EU Affairs | Vodafone
    Michel Van Bellinghen
    BEREC Chair 2021 | BEREC
    Rita Wezenbeek
    Director Connectivity | European Commission, DG CONNECT
    Thomas Reynaud
    CEO | iliad Group
  • 11.30-12.30CET
    Panel 2B - Zoom on the UK FTTH Market
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    Panel 2B - Zoom on the UK FTTH Market

    16 September 2021 11.30-12.30CET online Session

    The UK is now moving fast to achieve ambitious FTTH rollout goals. We will present a synthesis of the state of FTTH in the UK and discuss market drivers and roadblocks with senior representatives from key industry players.

    Vincent Garnier
    Director General | FTTH Council Europe Team
    Dana Tobak
    CEO & MD | Hyperoptic Ltd
    David Clarkson
    Competition Policy Director | Ofcom
    Howard Watson
    Group Chief Technology Officer | BT Group
  • 11.30-12.30CET
    Panel 3B - Voice of Industry I
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    Panel 3B - Voice of Industry I

    16 September 2021 11.30-12.30CET online Session

    Su Guaglianone
    Senior Marketing Director at CommScope | Board Member, FTTH Council Europe
    Michael Song
    Vice President | ZTE
    René Randall
    Industry Solutions Specialist – Telecommunications | Esri
    Simon Čimžar
    CTO | Iskratel’s Business Unit Broadband
  • 12,30-13,45CET
    Lunch Break
    Lunch Break

    16 September 2021 12,30-13,45CET Break

  • 12.30-13.45CET
    Lunch Break
    Lunch Break

    16 September 2021 12.30-13.45CET Break

  • 12.30-13.45CET
    Lunch Break
    Lunch Break

    16 September 2021 12.30-13.45CET Break

  • 13.45-14.00CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 13.45-14.00CET Keynote

  • 13.45-14.00CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 13.45-14.00CET Keynote

  • 13.45-14.00CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 13.45-14.00CET Keynote

  • 14.00-15.00CET
    Panel 1C - Sustainability strategies : is Fibre the solution, or part of the problem?
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    Panel 1C - Sustainability strategies : is Fibre the solution, or part of the problem?

    16 September 2021 14.00-15.00CET online Session

    The FTTH eco-system is now embracing the fight against climate change and FTTH is the most carbon neutral broadband technology. Yet, at the same time, it is an enabler of ICT activities which generates a growing carbon footprint but can also be seen as providing solutions for a sustainable society. Let's face the facts and address this strategic issue without filter.

    Gijs Phoelich
    General Counsel & Company Secretary | Eurofiber
    Aurélien Roelens
    Investment Director and ESG Coordinator | Cube Infrastructure Managers
    Hugues Ferreboeuf
    Project Director | The Shift Project
    Philippe Vanhille
    Executive Vice President Telecom Division | Prysmian Group
  • 14.00-15.00CET
    Panel 2C - FTTH Global Perspectives
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    Panel 2C - FTTH Global Perspectives

    16 September 2021 14.00-15.00CET online Session

    How does the European FTTH market compare to other regions of the world? In analysing key metrics (FTTH penetration), trends and characteristics, we will discuss the differences and commonalities and highlight what Europe should learn from other continents.

    Eric Joyce
    Board Member & Chair of Market Intelligence Committee | FTTH Council Europe
    Ankit Agarwal
    CEO, Connectivity Solutions Business | STL
    Gary Bolton
    President and CEO | Fiber Broadband Association
    Juanita Clark
    CEO | Digital Council Africa
    Verena Weber
    Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit | OECD
  • 14.00-15.00CET
    Panel 3C - Voice of Industry II
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    Panel 3C - Voice of Industry II

    16 September 2021 14.00-15.00CET online Session

    Mike Knott
    FTTH Market Development Manager at Corning | Board Member, FTTH Council Europe
    Samuel Leeman
    Product lifecycle management - Optical Interconnect | STL
  • 15.00-15.30CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 15.00-15.30CET Break

  • 15.00-15.30CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 15.00-15.30CET Break

  • 15.00-15.30CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 15.00-15.30CET Break

  • 15.30-16.30CET
    Panel 1D - Addressing the digital divide : rural FTTH
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    Panel 1D - Addressing the digital divide : rural FTTH

    16 September 2021 15.30-16.30CET online Session

    As FTTH roll out progresses rapidly across Europe, the coverage of very low density areas remains a challenge from the business plan, operational, regulatory and public policy perspective. The reduction of digital divides is however essential for the cohesion of Europe's society.  Panellists will discuss the best strategies to address these questions.

    Christof Sommerberg
    Senior Vice President Public Affairs at Deutsche Glasfaser Holding GmbH | Board Member, FTTH Council Europe
    Franco Accordino
    Head of Unit, Investment in High-Capacity Networks | European Commission, DG CONNECT
    João Martins Negrais de Matos
    Executive Director | Dst group
    Michał Bartkowiak
    CEO | INEA
    Ronan Kelly
    CTO EMEA & APAC | ADTRAN
  • 15.30-16.30CET
    Panel 2D - Zoom on Central & Eastern Europe FTTH Markets
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    Panel 2D - Zoom on Central & Eastern Europe FTTH Markets

    16 September 2021 15.30-16.30CET online Session

    We will review Central and  Eastern Europe markets (FTTH penetration, regulation, key players, network topologies …) and discuss specific opportunities and challenges facing FTTH stakeholders in these countries

    Jacques Moulin
    CEO | IDATE DigiWorld
    Simon Rozas
    Investment Director | Cube Infrastructure Managers
  • 15.30-16.30CET
    Panel 3D - In-Home Broadband excellence
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    Panel 3D - In-Home Broadband excellence

    16 September 2021 15.30-16.30CET online Session

    Why is In-Home Broadband connectivity at the forefront of Communication Service Providers’ strategy? What are the challenges and opportunities they face, and why is this a crucial phase for the CSPs and their partners following FTTH roll out?

    Maarten Egmond
    Chair | CTO | In-Home Broadband Excellence Committee | Genexis
    Carlos Gandarillas Diego
    Head of wifi at Product Development Area | Telefónica
    Joe Chow
    Senior Vice President and Segment Leader, Home Networks | CommScope
    Severina Pascu
    COO & deputy CEO | Sunrise UPC
    Sophie Claude
    VP Home Services | Orange Innovation
  • 16.30-16.45CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 16.30-16.45CET Break

  • 16.30-16.45CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 16.30-16.45CET Break

  • 16.30-16.45CET
    Networking Break
    Networking Break

    16 September 2021 16.30-16.45CET Break

  • 16.45-17.15CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 16.45-17.15CET Keynote

  • 16.45-17.15CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 16.45-17.15CET Keynote

  • 16.45-17.15CET
    Keynote speech
    Keynote speech

    16 September 2021 16.45-17.15CET Keynote

'Workshop' day at the FTTH Conference is an unmissable part of our event. A series of 20 expert workshops on a wide range of FTTH and other fibre enabled technology, regulatory and service subjects, organised by Governments of EU Member States, National Regulatory Authorities and members of the FTTH Council Europe with the support of Board Members and our Committee chairs.  No need to book.  Simply access whichever workshops you are interested in.  Workshops will be run live but if you miss any of the workshops, they will be available 'on demand' after the conference finishes.

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