types of sessions to ensure you leave fully informed and prepared


  • The big picture for transformation in the EMEA submarine cable industry; key developments from the past 12 months, strategies for meeting global capacity requirements, new drivers of demand, emerging markets
  • Technical strategy focus; building the networks of the future
  • Industry outlook; predictions for the next 5 years
  • Interactive workshop session on "Building the future of the industry; skills, talent & diversity"

10 minute quick-fire cable project & hub updates from the EMEA region


Interactive, break-out discussions exploring the latest innovations in commercial and technical strategy. Sessions will be led by industry experts on the most pressing topics affecting the submarine cable industry

key issues Submarine Networks EMEA will help you tackle


The Commercial Track explores the evolving landscape of the subsea cable industry, with key topics including:

  • Changing subsea business models - what does the future hold for the consortium model?
  • Investment strategies and trends - the investor's perspective
  • Building the business case for new cables
  • Strategies for optimising cable route diversity
  • Legal & Regulatory focus - covering issues of national security, permitting, environmental factors

Technology innovations & strategy forms the focus of the Technical Track with a series of high-level panel discussions and technical presentations on:

  • Petabit cables and beyond - innovations in network design
  • Whether to upgrade, repurpose, or retire?
  • Cable station development and design
  • Open cable systems
  • Strategies for smoothly aligning subsea networks with terrestrial networks
  • Repeatered vs unrepeatered systems

The Operational Track explores the best practices in marine cable installation & maintenance.

  • Technical presentations from cable installation and O&M providers
  • Changing maintenance models
  • Cable protection & security
  • The emerging technologies improving cable monitoring and fault detection
  • The ageing assets of the submarine cable industry - building the case for investment in new fleets
  • Marine survey trends and innovations