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

2019 Symposium Overview



Please note that during the planning stages for the 2020 Symposium we have left information from the 2019 Symposium on the website for your reference, in order for you to be able to see all of the elements of the Symposium. As the new 2020 plans are released, those sections will be replaced with the updated 2020 Symposium information.


2019 Final Program

You can now view topics that will be addressed in over 70 papers in 12 compelling sessions over 3 full days. The very best topical information to be presented was selected from the robust response of high-quality proposals to our Call for Papers.

All courses and presentations will be in English with simultaneous translations into Mandarin.

2019 Final Program

For a quick reference and easy-to-print bilingual list of the Sessions Schedule:

2019 Session Schedule


Plenary Luncheon Keynote Address



Digital Transformation –
Driving Force for Future Connectivity

Jun Liu
Distinguished System Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc.

With Cisco’s global leadership in connectivity, Mr. Liu’s presentation 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. 


Watch the video below for a quick look at what to expect at
UL and IWCS China 2019.


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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Hotel & China Visa Information


The UL and IWCS China 2019 conference host hotel is the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Center.

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


2019 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.

2019  Course Descriptions


Future Conferences

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

IWCS 2021
Orlando, Florida, USA
Sunday - Wednesday
October 31 – November 3, 2021