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13 -14 November 2019
Maritim HotelBerlin


13 -14 November 2019
Maritim Hotel,

Recognising excellence in the cable broadband industry

The 2017 Innovation Showcase Award

The Innovation Award honours the company selected by the audience as having the best new product idea based on their demonstration during the Innovation Showcase, presented by CableLabs®. The Innovation Showcase celebrates innovative products of interest to cable companies, together with their customers, that have the potential to make a difference in 2017 and beyond.

Who can submit?

Companies with innovative/demonstrable products with a potential business model for cable companies are encouraged to submit their entry by clicking here. See Technology Tours and scroll down to Cable Congress. 

Deadline for submissions is 03 February.

The judging and voting process

From all submitted innovations, a Selection Committee comprised of cable and technology outreach subject matter experts will create a shortlist of the most innovative products. Cable Congress attendees will vote at the end of the Innovation Showcase for the company with the best new product idea. The company receiving the most votes will be announced during the Innovation Showcase Award Ceremony at the Cable Congress.

Some simple but elementary rules

  • Companies must have the ability to provide a live demonstration of their product.
  • If chosen by the Selection Committee, the company needs to be present at the Cable Congress and present their innovation during the Innovation showcase.

CableLabs Innovation Showcase contact: Edie Winters ( 

The 2017 Fellow Award

The Fellow Award recognises the dedication and contribution of an individual to the European cable industry. The Award celebrates a remarkable young talent who embodies what cable is about, who consistently delivers excellence and represents what is needed to create a flourishing future for the cable industry in Europe. The Executive Committee of Cable Europe chooses the winner of the Fellow Award. The winner will be announced during the Award Ceremony of Cable Congress in Brussels.

The 2016 winner of the Fellow Award is Fernando Vela, HFC Network Engineering Manager at Vodafone Spain. Fernando has more than 20 years of experience in Telecoms and IT at companies and is a major force in the development of one of Europe’s most advanced HFC networks. He is a recognised expert and is at the forefront of the development and deployment of the next generation of distributed network architecture.