The annual CW International Conference (CWIC) is a must-attend conference for business leaders in the wireless industry. Each year it attracts hundreds of Founders, Directors and C-Suite Executives to network and influence the topical issues of the industry.

Wireless connectivity has become a foundation for the world economy. While the industry evolves its deployment strategies to maximise adoption across consumer and industrial sectors, government policies are working to secure its contribution to socioeconomics and environmental sustainability.

Beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. CWIC 2021 will consider the value of the wireless network within digital and circular economies, exploring innovations and ideas that maximise wireless’ potential to improve the future, including:

  • The delivery of progressive services across a variety of sectors
  • Contribution to socioeconomic growth
  • The reduction of wireless’ environmental impact

Are existing technologies, regulations and deployment models for connectivity delivering the level of service, value and sustainability required, or is a change in approach needed? Find out at CWIC 2021: Wireless in Digital and Circular Economies

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After over a year of online video conferencing, you no longer have to miss out on the valuable chance encounters and business growth opportunities that face-to-face networking brings. CW have booked the spacious IWM Duxford for CWIC 2021. It has a conference capacity of hundreds and offers you the chance to meet fellow wireless business leaders under the wings of a Concorde or Lancaster Bomber - all while maintaining social distancing.

Book in-person tickets from £75 +vat


If it's too far or you're not yet ready to join face-to-face, CWIC 2021 will stream talks online, but no virtual networking will be available.

Book ONLINE tickets from £25 +vat


The winners of the CW Technology & Innovation Awards will be announced during CWIC 2021. Find out more about the six categories we are celebrating this year on the CW Awards page.

CWIC 2021 will explore the following topics


The real value of mobile networks

Manufacturing & Logistics

What are the business drivers for wireless in manufacturing, logistics and digital supply chains?

Media & Entertainment

Will media and entertainment be the anchor case that sustains the mobile industry?

Satellite & Hybrid Networks

Extending the reach of mobile in a sustainable way – are satellite and hybrid networks the answer to connecting the unconnected?

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service, is there a sustainability silver lining?

Health & Social Care

What is the role of wireless in providing sustainable health and social care and tackling the “Digital Divide”?

Mobile Networks & The Environment

The role of mobile networks in environmental sustainability

Debate - Commercials vs Public Good

Commercial success is more important for wireless networks than public benefit

CWIC 2021 Speaker & Chairs

  • Professor Adam Beaumont

    Founder & Chairman, aql

  • Julie Bradford

    Managing Consultant, Real Wireless

  • Caroline Gabriel

    Co-founder & Research Director, Rethink Technology Research

  • Noelle Godfrey

    Programme Director, Connecting Cambridgeshire

  • Andy Marr

    Director Consulting Services, 5G/SatComs Hybrid Network Programme, CGI

  • Rhys Morgan

    Regional Vice President, Europe & MENA, Intelsat

  • Abhi Naha

    CCO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

  • David Pugh

    Manufacturing Market Lead, Digital Catapult

  • Professor Simon Saunders

    King's College London

2021 Sponsors & Exhibitors

CWIC 2021 Organising Committee

  • Julie Bradford

    Managing Consultant, Real Wireless

  • Bob Driver

    Head, UK5G

  • Caroline Gabriel

    Co-founder and Research Director, Rethink Technology Research

  • Noelle Godfrey

    Programme Director, Connecting Cambridgeshire

  • Rachel Kerr

    Head of Events, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

  • Simon Mead

    CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

  • Abhi Naha

    CCO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

Last Year's Expert Speakers & Chairs

  • Kieran Arnold

    Director of Ubiquitous Connectivity, Satellite Applications Catapult

  • Lucy Baker

    Service Technology Director, CTIO, BT Enterprise

  • Kristof Beets

    Senior Director of Product Management, PowerVR Graphics, Imagination Technologies

  • Edwin Bijkerk

    EMEA IoT Healthcare Lead, Intel

  • Ben Brabyn

    Innovation Ecosystem Expert

  • Julie Bradford

    Managing Consultant, Real Wireless

  • Dean Bubley

    Analyst & Futurist, Disruptive Analysis

  • Paul Ceely

    Technology Strategy Consultant

  • Afzal Chaudhry

    Director of Digital & Chief Clinical Information Officer, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Carole Ciliberti

    Director of Smart Places, Capita

  • Gerry Colins

    Director of Product Management, Networks Division, Intelsat

  • Jennifer Didoni

    Head of Cloud Portfolio Management, Vodafone Business

  • Alistair Elliott

    CTO Networks, Pod Group

  • Simon Fletcher

    CTO, Real Wireless and Chair of CWIC 20 Committee

  • Caroline Gabriel

    Co-founder and Research Director, Rethink Technology Research

  • Raj Gawera

    VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge and Samsung Aalborg

  • Tilly Gilbert

    Senior Consultant, STL Partners

  • Susan Hewitt

    CTO, Ryff

  • Chris Holmes

    Programme Director – Transport, WM5G

  • Anastasia Karatrantou

    Specialist Technology Partner, CTIO, BT Enterprise

  • Yosuke Kurihara

    CEO / Executive Director, Uhuru United

  • Alan McClelland

    Head of Strategy, Electronics Business Unit, CPI

  • Simon Mead

    CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

  • Koen Mioulet

    Solutions Manager Enterprise Mobile Networks, Cellnex Telecom

  • Tim Moore

    VP Innovation, ghd

  • Neeta Mundra

    Banking & Financial Services Executive, Salesforce

  • John Murphy

    Co-CEO, 8 West

  • Abhi Naha

    CEO & Founder , Product as a Service 'PaaS' Consortium

  • Matthew Napleton

    Sales & Marketing Director, Zizo

  • Marc Overton

    Chief Solutions Officer & SVP EMEA, Sierra Wireless

  • Joey Pan

    Director of Industry & Public Affairs, Huawei

  • Chris Porthouse

    Chief Product Officer, Imagination Technologies

  • Dr Colin Smithers

    Founder & CEO, Redtail Telematics

  • Stephen Unger

    Senior Advisor

  • Dan Warren

    Director, Advanced Network Research, Samsung Research UK

  • Matthew Yeager

    Startup Architect, ML UK/I, Google

Check out the last 3 years of CW International Conferences

CWIC 2018

Thinking Beyond the Hype

Find out more

CWIC 2019

Digitising Industry

Find out more

CWIC 2020

At the Edge

Find out more


Tickets are now available for the CW International Conference: Wireless in Digital and Circular Economies on 9 November at the spacious IWM Duxford and online.

Book today from £25

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