The Congress will kick off with a speed by North-Rhine Westphalia prime minister Hannelore Kraft, and the opening panel session will, for the first time, be split into two parts featuring network operator and media respectively.
Network operators appearing will include Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries, Kabel Deutschland CEO Manuel Cubero, Astra Deutschland MD Wolfgang Elsäßer and Unitymedia KableBW CEO Lutz Schüler, while the media panel will feature ProSiebenSat.1 board member Conrad Albert, Discovery Networks CEEMEA MD Kasia Kieli and RTL Germany management board member Marc Schröder.
The English-language International Broadband Summit track at the show will include contributions from Michel Azibert, CCO and deputy CEO, Eutelsat, Colin Buechner, chief network officer, Liberty Global, Wilhelm Dresselhaus, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland, Bruce McClelland, president, network and cloud and global services, Arris Group, Yves Padrines, VP and general manager cable, media and Video EMEAR, Cisco, and Dirk Woessner, president consumer business, Rogers Communications, Canada.
Highlights of the strategy programme include a panel on the competition between video-on-demand and pay TV with Amazon Instant Video, M7, ProSiebenSat.1, Sky, and Tele Columbus.
Other features include sessions on network neutrality and migration to DVB-T2 as well as a strategy panel on TV everywhere and the cloud.
“The DNA of ANGA COM is and will remain the close combination of broadband and audiovisual media – practical, international and strictly dedicated to business. This year, we especially like to thank our diverse cooperation partners bringing together,” said Peter Charissé, MD of ANGA COM.
According to ANGA, 400 exhibitors from 30 countries have so far registered for the show.
ANGA COM 2015 will take place at the Köln Messe in Cologne, Germany from June 9-11.