ANGA COM reveals agenda for conference programme strategy panels

ANGA COM, which is set to return to Cologne, Germany on May 10-12, has revealed its agenda for the strategy panels of the conference programme.

Overall, 350 exhibitors will showcase their wares on more than 22,000 sqm exhibition space, while ANGA COM will also host a strategy programme with 21 panels and more than 100 speakers. 

There will be five summit discussions on broadband and media topics making up the conference programme.

The first of these is the Digitalization Summit on the theme of ‘Networks, Services, Connectivity: How do we create a digital Boost?’. Speakers at this panel include Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter (CEO, Vodafone Deutschland), Thorsten Dirks (CEO, Deutsche Glasfaser), Srini Gopalan (Board Member, Deutsche Telekom), Timo von Lepel (Managing Director, NetCologne) and Christoph Vilanek (CEO, freenet).

The second is the International CTO Summit on the theme of ‘What’s new with Fiber, DOCSIS & 5G’ with Colin Buechner (Managing Director / Chief Network Officer, Liberty Global), Michael Fränkle (EVP Networks & CTO, TDC NET), Angie Hagemann (Chief Construction Officer, Deutsche Glasfaser), Dr. Belal Hamzeh (SVP and CTO, CableLabs) and Mallik Rao (Chief Technology & Information Officer, Board Member, Telefónica Deutschland Holding).

The third summit is all about fiber, with the theme of: “Full Speed for Network Expansion: Ready to go?’. Speakers at this summit will include Dr. Dido Blankenburg (Board Representative for Broadband Cooperations at Deutsche Telekom, Telekom Deutschland), Nelson Killius (CEO, M-net), Dr. Daniel Ritz (CEO, Tele Columbus) and Bernd Thielk (Managing Director,

The fourth, the Media Summit, will discuss ‘Streaming and TV: New Concepts for the perfect Mix’ with Susanne Aigner (GSVP & GM, Discovery GSA & BNLX), Matthias Dang (Co CEO, RTL Deutschland / CEO, Ad Alliance), Andreas Laukenmann (Director Consumer Business Unit, Vodafone Deutschland), Devesh Raj (CEO, Sky Deutschland) and Dr. Christoph Schneider (Managing Director, Amazon Prime Video).

The final session announced for the programme is the Content Summit on the theme of ‘Linear and On Demand – Which Content for which Platform?’. Speakers at this will include Nicole Agudo Berbel (Managing Director & Chief Distribution Officer, Seven.One Entertainment Group), Thomas de Buhr (EVP DACH, DAZN), Christine Strobl (Programme Director, ARD) and Elke Walthelm (EVP Content & MD, Sky Deutschland / MD, NBC Universal Global Networks Deutschland).

All panels will examine a wide range of pertinent topics for the broadband and media industry, and feed into ANGA COM’s overall focus on fiber roll-out. 

In addition to these expert summit sessions, ANGA COM will also host a new conference format that is completely free of charge for attendees on Thursday, May 12. The panels will be based around the theme of Smart Connectivity, with topics including: smart networks, smart sustainability (in cooperation with VATM), smart city and 5G, and smart regions.

The agenda for the technology panels of the conference programme is set to be released at the beginning of April, with a total of 14 panels addressing the topics of FTTH, DOCSIS 4.0, Wi-Fi, RDK, OTT, Cloud Services, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability.

 Dr. Peter Charissé, Managing Director of ANGA COM, said: “We are happy to see how much our customers look forward to our restart in May. It is fantastic to feel the loyalty of our exhibitors and conference speakers. 2022 will not be the year of new records, of course. But the quality in the two exhibition halls and in the conference programme is higher than ever. With our extremely spacious fair grounds in Cologne, including the very popular open air plaza, we can offer our industry the optimal conditions for a personal reunion.”

Registration for conference and exhibition visitors is available at, with tickets starting from €25 for the exhibition, and €120 for the conference programme. Advance booking is essential, with no on-site ticket sales.

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