The premier venue for new technologies in cable & connectivity materials, products, processes and applications

Join the Industry Leaders

UL, a global independent safety science company, and IWCS, producer of the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, have collaborated to establish a regional Asian conference in China.

The UL and IWCS China Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the region’s leading forum for the exchange of information on technical innovations and solutions for our industry, presented in a Symposium format. The conference also provides an Executive Session and Keynote / Plenary Luncheon that features prominent speakers and topics of interest to general and commercial management.  Join us to learn about basic and emerging technologies and meet with other global industry professionals to generate discussions of ideas to advance connectivity solutions! 

Final Program

The very best topical information to be presented was selected from the robust response of high quality proposals to our Call for Papers. Potential attendees can now view topics that will be addressed in over 75 papers in 12 compelling sessions over 2 full days.

Reasons to Attend

  • Latest technologies presented in a symposium format
  • Professional Development Courses Certification Program
  • Networking with other industry professionals

Online Registration

Online registration for the UL and IWCS China 2017 conference is now open.

There will be an opportunity to register using your credit card or a bank draft.


Plenary Session Keynote to Highlight Digital Transformation


Digital Transformation – Driving Force for Future Connectivity”
Eddie Lai, CEng, FEANI
Director, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Drawing on Cisco’s global leadership in connectivity, Mr. Lai will provide visionary concepts that drive the future explosive demand for data / video, including Customer Experience Technology, Artificial Intelligent Management System and other impacts on Hyper-Scale network connectivity.

This dynamic presentation will inspire our industry’s technology leaders and drive innovations for both cables and connectivity, to meet these demands for future networks and Data Centers.

Hotel & China Visa Information


The UL and IWCS China 2017 conference host hotel is the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre. We expect the room block to fill rapidly, so book your rooms early!

Please be sure to apply for your travel Visa to China as soon as possible.

Hotel and China Visa Information

Enhanced Connectivity Objective for IWCS

This year, IWCS has strengthened its connectivity content and industry presence, providing interaction with technical and supply chain professionals on the connectorization of cabling infrastructure. This provides the forum to present new content and to promote discussion of ideas and innovations to advance connectivity solutions.

Future Conferences

IWCS 2017
Orlando, Florida, USA
Sunday – Wednesday
October 8 – 11, 2017

IWCS 2018
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Sunday – Wednesday
October 14 – 17, 2018

IWCS 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Sunday – Wednesday
September 29 – October 2, 2019