UL and IWCS China Symposium | Marriott Shanghai City Centre | April 25-27, 2017

The UL and IWCS China Cable & Connectivity Symposium is coming to Shanghai in April 2017

IWCS produces  the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium as the premier technology forum for the exchange of information about product, material, process innovation and applications for cabling and connectivity solutions. IWCS is pleased to bring this forum to China in cooperation with UL. The program is full of rich content from the Tuesday through Thursday Technical Sessions.

Conference Registration

Registration for all aspects of the UL and IWCS China Cable & Connectivity Conference and Technical Symposium can be accomplished through this web site or in person at the Conference.

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.

Plenary Luncheon and Keynote Address


The Plenary Session Luncheon will feature the Keynote address, “Digital Transformation – Driving Force for Future Connectivity”, presented by 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.

Executive Track


The Executive Track program will feature speakers from the critical supply chains serving our industry. We will hear from experts in fiber, copper and materials markets, as well as our continuing programs providing vital industry data with key market and economic outlooks.

Technical Symposium


The cornerstone of our Conference, the IWCS Technical Symposium is recognized as the premier technical symposium for the cable and connectivity industry. At the UL & IWCS China conference in 2017, we will present new and innovative papers on research and development for wire & cable materials, connector/interconnect technologies, designs, components, fabrication, performance, testing and applications.

Professional Development


In addition to core courses in fiber, copper and materials, we are introducing new courses on the issues and technologies of high concern and interest. New this year is the course “UL Introduction and the Codes & Standards Making Process”.

The three core courses will provide basic technology information, helpful to those new to the industry. The elective courses will deliver current, leading edge topics on areas of interest to engineers, scientists and other wire and cable professionals. Participants have the opportunity to achieve a certificate of recognition for completing each of the core courses.
Course Descriptions - English
Course Descriptions - Chinese

Hospitality Reception Boat Cruise

DSM and Heraeus Quarzglas are sponsoring a unique Hospitality Reception Wednesday evening with a Boat Cruise on the Huangpu River that provides a view of the beautiful Shanghai lights.