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

Symposium Overview


2018 Preliminary Program Now Available

You can now view topics that will be addressed in over 80 papers and presentations in 12 compelling sessions over 3 full days. The very best topical information to be presented at the 2018 symposium was selected from the robust response of high quality proposals to this year’s Call for Papers.

Preliminary Program Schedule


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

Registration will be available soon. There will be an opportunity to register using your credit card or a bank draft.
Watch this website for an announcement of when registration is available and Join Our Mailing List to receive all notices regarding the conference.


Professional Development Courses

Within the program of the UL and IWCS China 2018 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.

Course Descriptions - English


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