Congress 2008 - Dubai

The 2008 Congress was held at the Hotel Hyatt Regency from 21 to 25 October.

The following topics were presented:


Welcome & Opening

Welcome & Opening by the ICF President

Mr. Gregory Kenny, ICF President

Dubai and the UAE

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi

Perspectives on U.S. Election and Global Trade Implications

The Honorable William Cohen


Business Session I

Middle East Perspectives


Mr. Peter Ford, Linkz Industries, China

The UAE Power Cable Market

Mr. Edmund O´Sullivan, MEED Middle East Business Intelligence, UAE

Mega Project in Middle East

Ms. So Young Lee, Samsung, Dubai


Business Session II

Strategic Initiatives


Dr. Pierre Kayoun, Nexans, France

Customer Satisfaction & Value Creation

Mr. Kai Bandilla, Simon?Kucher & Partners, France

Driving Growth through Innovation

Mr. Magnus Wester, Ericsson Multimedia, Sweden

Future Supply Chain

Mr. Peter Bromley, UPS, Belgium

Talent Management

Dr. Alexander Arcache, McKinsey&Company, Germany


Business Session III

Customer Perspectives


Mr. Aldo Bolza, Prysmian, Italy

Network Challenges, Prospects and Impacts of Wind Power

Mr. Colin Ray, Colin Ray Ltd., UK

Premise Communications, Bandwidth Driving Technologies

Mr. Johan Bevin, Ericsson, Sweden

Changes in Distribution Channels

Mrs. Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette, Sonepar, France


Business Session IV

Supply Perspectives


Mr. David Garza, Viakable, Mexico

Update on Metals, The Global Copper Market

Mr. Stephen T. Higgins, Freeport-McMoRan, USA

Compounds, Deliver on Industry Challenge

Mr. Rudi Peters, Borealis, Belgium

Machinery, Production Capacity and Utilization Rate of Energy Cable Production

Mr. Pentti Hätälä, Maillefer, Switzerland

Closing Remarks

Mr. Gregory Kenny, ICF President