ANGA Cable Show matches last year’s booking record
Date: Thu, 03/26/2009 - 11:05
International Broadband Summit “Cable versus Wireless“ focuses on LTE and Wimax
Two months before its start, ANGA Cable, Europe’s leading Trade Fair for Cable, Broadband and Satellite, matches last year’s record booking level. The international meeting place for the broadband industry counts more than 360 exhibitor bookings from 32 countries for 95 percent of the space booked in the previous year. In the record year 2008, 369 exhibitors showcased on 22,000 sqm gross exhibition space. This year’s ANGA Cable will take place from 26 to 28 May in Cologne (Germany).
An essential part of the accompanying congress and the highlight of the English programme will be the international Broadband Summit. Under the headline „Cable versus Wireless: Next Generation Competitors?“ CEOs and CTOs from five countries will discuss the effects of new wireless networks (such as LTE and Wimax) on the broadband competition in Europe: Svein Erik Davidsen (Canal Digital Norway), Nick Fielibert (Cisco), Thomas Hintze (UPC Austria), David Keeley (Motorola), Martin Kull (Com Hem Sweden), Philippe Le May (Numericable France), Parm Sandhu (Unitymedia Germany) and Wim Sweldens (Alcatel-Lucent). The Broadband Summit will be presented by Julian Clover (Editorial Director Broadband TV News).
The second highlight of the congress, the Strategy Summit, will again be the floor for the top representatives of German network operators and content providers. With Thomas Braun (President ANGA Association of German Cable Operators) as the host of the event and Dr. Adrian von Hammerstein (CEO Kabel Deutschland), Parm Sandhu (CEO Unitymedia), Markus Schmid (CEO Tele Columbus), Harald Rösch (CEO Kabel Baden-Württemberg), Werner Hanf (CEO NetCologne), Ferdinand Kayser (President and CEO SES ASTRA) and Pro¬f Dr Carl-Eugen Eberle (General Counsel ZDF), there will be a first-class panel discussion on the future of broadband and Triple Play in Germany. ProSiebenSat.1 Board Member Dr. Marcus Englert completes the discussion.
ANGA’s Managing Director Peter Charissé: “We are very proud that we can hold last year’s record. Like 2008, the exhibition hall will be fully booked again, and the congress agenda is even more attractive. In Cologne, the cable and broadband industry will impressively prove its role as a growth driver.“
A three-day pass for the exhibition costs 20.00 Euros (incl. VAT). For the accompanying congress three different ticket categories are available:
1. The new and favourably priced “technology ticket“: Priced at 75.- Euros (plus VAT) this ticket is valid for attending the technology panels and visiting the exhibition.
2. The congress ticket for the full congress programme: With 150.- Euros (plus VAT) it allows free entrance to the exhibition and attending all panels.
3. The new “All Inclusive ticket“: For 200.- Euro (plus VAT) this ticket covers three days of congress and exhibition as well as attending the exclusive evening event ANGA Cable Night.
Exhibition and congress tickets can be ordered online via www.angacable.com/registration.
ANGA Cable is organised by the Association of German Cable Operators (ANGA) and is supported by ZVEI (Satellite & Cable). The event is sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent, ASTRA, Bloomberg TV, Discovery Networks Deutschland, IET Holding, Nagravision, QVC and Unitymedia. Co-operation partners are Cable Europe Labs, Deutsche TV-Plattform, Professional Association of Austrian Telecom Providers and Broadcasting Companies, SCTE UK and the ReDeSign project (sponsored by the EU).