IWCS and UL Collaborate on China Conference


The UL and IWCS China 2017 Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier Asian venue to learn of new technologies in cable and connectivity materials, products, processes and applications.

IWCS Inc., producer of the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, and UL, a global independent safety science company, have collaborated to establish a regional Asian conference in Shanghai, China. The UL and IWCS China 2017 Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the region’s leading forum for the exchange of information on technical innovations and solutions in the industry. Based on the IWCS educational symposium format, the China symposium will be held on April 25-27, 2017 at the Marriott Shanghai City Centre.

“We were pleased to be asked by UL, a prominent and respected global organization, to offer this additional regional conference in China,” says Robert Wessels, Jr. of CommScope, Inc. and Chairman of IWCS. “This is our 65th year of the global symposium conducted in the United States and we are now looking forward to presenting topics to a broader audience in Asia, particularly to those who cannot travel here,” adds Wessels. The IWCS Symposium has been the leading worldwide conference for peer reviewed papers and presentations on technologies and trends in cable and connectivity for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries.

L.F. Lai, VP and General Manager of UL’s Wire and Cable division agrees, stating, “The IWCS Connectivity Symposium is an internationally reputable conference for the wire and cable industry with a well-established history.” Reliable and higher speed connectivity is an increasing need, which is being fulfilled by the fast development of emerging technologies from global industry players. “As China is the largest market for wire and cable connectivity with the strongest need for acquiring the knowledge of latest innovations, it is logical to establish this regional event in China as the premier venue to learn of new technologies in cable and connectivity materials, products, processes and applications.” Lai continues, “IWCS is the most renowned and influential global symposium organizer in the field of connectivity technologies, and we believe that IWCS is the most effective at presenting technical papers.”

In the technical conference, speakers present peer reviewed papers on timely, informative topics selected from hundreds of submitted abstracts from top firms around the globe. A keynote speaker addresses the attendees at a plenary luncheon. The executive track features prominent speakers and topics of interest to general and commercial management. The professional development program includes core courses in fiber, copper, materials, and new courses on the issues and technologies of high concern such as codes and standards. A supplier exhibition displays the latest products and services from the important suppliers in the cable and connectivity industry.

The IWCS Symposium Committee generates an extremely high caliber program for each year’s conference, with over 100 papers and presentations in 20 compelling sessions over three full days. The UL and IWCS China 2017 Cable & Connectivity Symposium is an opportunity to explore discussions on regional topical issues, learn about new technologies and network with global industry colleagues.

About IWCS

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier venue for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. For 65 years, the IWCS Symposium has been the leading worldwide conference for peer reviewed papers and presentations on technologies and trends in cable and connectivity for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries.

The IWCS Symposium Committee generates an extremely high caliber program for each year’s conference, with over 100 papers and presentations in 20 compelling sessions over three full days. The International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is an opportunity to explore discussions on topical issues, learn about new technologies and network with global industry colleagues.

Headquarters: IWCS, Inc. 644 Shrewsbury Commons Ave. PMB #250, Shrewsbury, PA 17361 USA. For further information, visit the IWCS website www.iwcs.org or contact David B. Kiddoo, CEO, at dkiddoo@iwcs.org. Connect with us via LinkedIn and Facebook.

About UL Wire & Cable

UL Wire and Cable provides testing and certification services for over 70 different categories of wire and cable products.  Our services aim to address the needs of manufacturers, installers, brand owners, retailers, regulatory bodies, and consumers on safety, performance assessment and verification, environmental impact evaluation, regulatory compliance and global market access.  We test wire and cable products to UL standards for safety and performance.  In addition, we also test wire and cable products to national and international standards, for both safety and performance, as required for North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.  For more information, visit http://industries.ul.com/wire-and-cable, and connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook

About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com.