What is Submarine Networks Europe?


Submarine Networks Europe

Submarine Networks Europe

Submarine Networks Europe


Over the past couple of years there has been a huge resurgence in the global subsea cable industry and the picture compared to a decade ago is very different. 

An increasing demand for higher capacity, reliability, flexibility, security and lower latency is driving the evolution of the industry. 

New players are entering the market, exciting new technologies are being developed and deployed. It is indeed very interesting time for the subsea community.

We feel that it’s time for the EMEA region to have its own unique meeting place. That’s why we’re presenting Submarine Networks Europe 2018.


Submarine Networks Europe brings together 250+ senior decision makers from around the subsea cable industry including to discuss strategy and new opportunities and to forge new partnerships. 

Topics on the agenda include

  • The evolution of the subsea industry: a look at the big picture

  • Consortium, private or hybrid model?

  • New partnership models: how open networks are changing the market

  • Extending the lifespan of your cable investment

  • Capitalising on the opportunities of network automation

  • Using SDN to create truly flexible networks: the Network as a Service (NaaS) platform

  • Emerging markets: new business opportunities and challenges

  • The regulatory challenges in an evolving industry

  • The implications of cybersecurity for subsea cables

  • How new technologies are shaping the industry and the role of future technologies

80+ speakers will deliver thought provoking keynote speeches, engaging panel discussions and interactive roundtables, to ensure you will come away with new ideas, opinions and relationships. 


Snapshot of key speakers

  • Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, Seaborn Networks

  • Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms

  • Dave Crowley, Sr Director Global Network Acquisition Group, Microsoft

  • Mike Conradi, Partner, DLA Piper LLP

  • Pál Béres, Director, Market Development, Turk Telekom International

  • Zvika Caspy, VP Europe and Mediterranean Basin, TI Sparkle

  • Mike Cunningham, Executive Chairman, Ireland-France Subsea Cable

  • Jukka-Pukka Joensuu, Executive Advisor, Cinia Group Oy

  • Mattias Fridström, Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Telia Carrier

  • Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC

  • Stephen Scott, CEO, Deep Blue Cable

  • Peter Jamieson, Chairman, European Subsea Cables Association & Principal Engineer, Virgin Media

  • Ali Ben Abdallah, Head of International & Wholesale, Tunisie Telecom

  • Sunil Tagare, Founder/Chief Executive, OpenCables Inc

  • João Pedro Flecha de Lima, CEO, EllaLink

  • Mirko Voltolini, VP Technology and Architecture, Colt Technology Service