ICF Congress 2016 - Hong Kong

ICF Congress 2016 - Hong Kong

The 26th annual ICF Congress took place from 11 – 15 October, 2016 at The Peninsula Hong Kong in Hong Kong.



Tuesday, 11 October 2016


09:00 Standing Commission (Standing Commission members only)

12:30 Joint Lunch Council/Standing Commission

14:00 Council Meeting (Council members only)


18:30 Welcome Reception at the Hotel (Garden Suite), sponsored by Borealis



Wednesday, 12 October 2016


09:30 Welcome & Opening

Mr. Stuart Thorn, ICF President


09:45 Keynote: The Causes & Consequences of China’s Economic Hard Landing

Mr. Richard Duncan, Author and Publisher of Macro Watch


10:30 Coffee Break 


11:00 Session 1:  Regional Economic Overview Southeast Asia and China
chaired by Mrs. Shi, Nexans


Far From The Misky Moment
Mr. Chris Leung,DBS Bank, Singapore

Analysis of Chinese and Southeast Cable Markets

Mr. Matthew Wonnacott, Consultant Copper Demand and Markets, CRU, Hong Kong


12.00  Lunch


13:30 Session 2: Regional Opportunities

chaired by Mr. Berry,Member of the ICF Standing Commission


China Offshore Wind
Mr. Shane Sun, Head of APAC and Senior Analyst, China
Smart city powered by iotand 5G
Mr. Michael Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson, North East Asia Region


14:30  Coffee Break


15:00 Session 3: Trends in Materials and Technology that will impact Wire and Cable

chaired by Mr. Pisanny, Member of the ICF Standing Commission


Raw Materials (metals)
Mr Alexander Tsypkin, Head of sales cable industry, RUSAL, Russia
Development of next generation cable design based on advanced insulation technology offering higher reliability and grid performance
Mr. Brian Branney, Marketing Manager Energy, Borouge
Industry 4.0
Mr. Anton Avrinsky, Head of Projects Department, IT Enterprise, Ukraine


16:30 General Assembly Meeting


Evening free



Thursday, 13 October 2016


09:30 Session 4:  Megatrends

chaired by Mr. Schiappacasse, Member of the ICF Standing Commission

Megatrends and how they might change the cable industry
Mr. Marc Vos, Senior Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group, Italy


10:30 Coffee Break



Opportunities for a better connected world (IOT in the work place as well as in life)
Mr. Kelvin Cheung, General Manager, Fujitsu, Hong Kong


11:30 Session 5:  CEO Perspectives
chaired by Mr. Peter Ford, Chairman of the ICF Standing Commission

moderated by Alberto Bernal, XP Securities


Mr. Dan Zhuang, CEO, YOFC, China
Mr. Simon Cua, Linkz Industry
Mr. Tom Qu, ZTT

12:30 Closing Key Note: Challenging Consensus, And Accepting New Realities
Alberto Bernal


Closing remarks by ICF President


13:00 Lunch

18:00 Departure for Gala Dinner at Hutong Restaurant (entertainment sponsored by Midal Cables)



Friday, 14 October 2016


09:00-18.00  Excursion

  • Lantau Island Tour
  • Lunch
  • Repulse Bay and Open Bus Tour

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