ICF Congress 2010 in Cape Town

The ICF Congress took place at the Hotel Mount Nelson in Cape Town, South Africa,

from 19 – 23 October 2010.

The following topics were presented:


Welcome & Opening

Welcome & Opening by the ICF President

Mr. Valerio Battista, ICF President



South Africa – Achievements and Opportunities

Dr. Luyanda Mpahlwa, DesignSpaceAfrica (Pty) Ltd., South Africa


Business Session I


Mr. Peter Ford, Linkz Industries, Hong Kong

A Global and South African Economic Outlook

Mr. Rudolf Gouws, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), South Africa

Doing Business in South Africa

Mr. Paul Harris, RMB Holdings, South Africa

Role of IFC in Financing Infrastructure and its Supply Chain in Developing Countries

Mr. Stefan Schweitzer, International Finance Corporation, USA


Business Session II


Mr. Aldo Bolza, Prysmian, Italy

Power Generation in South Africa: Present Situation and Future Prospects

Mr. Kannan Lakmeeharan, Eskom, South Africa

Future Impacts of Electricity in Emerging & Industrialized Regions

Prof. Hans Björn Püttgen, Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Rural Electrification in Africa

Mr. Sten Bergman, Stonepower, Sweden

Indian Power Sector - Rural Electrification

Mr. Ram Vinay Shahi, Energy Infratech, India


Keynote II

Progress through Politics - Views on Social Political Dev. of the Country

Mrs. Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, South Africa


Business Session III - Environmental Perspectives 


Mr. Junichi Mura, Furukawa Electric, Japan

Standardization in the Field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources

Dr. Bernhard Thies, VDE, Germany

Harnessing the Tide

Mr. Anders Kjellvard Mattsson, Intertek Semko, Sweden

Is there Sufficient Bandwidth?

Mr. Rolf Johansson, Ericsson, Sweden


Regional Analysis

The Wire and Cable Industry of Africa