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

2018 Symposium Overview


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 80 papers in 12 compelling sessions over 3 full days.

2018 Final Program


Helpful Hints for Attendees

Now that the conference has started, here are some helpful hints and a list of restaurants near the hotel and convention center to consider.

2018 Helpful Hints


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! 


Reasons to Attend

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

Online Registration

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2018 Plenary Luncheon Keynote Address


Smart Link Brings Better Life
Yan Changkun
Vice President & General Manager of Operation Management Centre
Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC)

In the next few years, 5G will fundamentally change our lives, bringing us a society and environment where everything is smarter and more connected.

5G brings challenges and opportunities for optical fibre and cable industries. Mr. Yan’s presentation will show you different kinds of scenarios and applications under 5G network and what kind of smart connectivity solutions YOFC can offer to meet the demands of future life.

2018 Professional Development Courses

Within the program of the UL and IWCS China Cable & Connectivity Symposium, attendees have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and education through Professional Development Courses, led by industry experts. The offerings include basic concepts in core courses related to Optical Fiber, Materials, as well as Codes & Standards. Additionally, courses are offered in the latest technology issues facing the industry, allowing participants to be fully briefed on current issues.

2018  Course Descriptions


2018 Hotel & China Visa Information


The UL and IWCS China 2018 conference host hotel is the Pudong Shangri-La Hotel.

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


Watch the video below for a quick look at the 2017 Symposium to see what to expect in 2018.


The 2018 Symposium will be based on the same format as the 2017 event.


Future Conferences

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

IWCS 2020
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Sunday - Wednesday
October 11 - 14, 2020