ICF Congress - Washington D.C.

The 25th annual ICF Congress took place from 13 – 17 October, 2015

at the The Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C., USA.



Following Topics were presented  


Wednesday, 14 October 2015


Welcome & Opening

Mr. Stuart Thorn, ICF President


Keynote:  Global Trade

Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Deputy United States Trade Representative


Session 1:  "Items of General Interest"
chaired by Mr. Will Berry, Southwire, USA


Global Electrical Industry Outlook
Mr. Don Leavens, Vice President & Chief Economist,NEMA, USA
How Investors look at the Wire and Cable Industry
Mr. Alberto Piana, Managing Director,JP Morgan, UK

NEMA Strategic Initiatives

Mr. Kevin Cosgriff, President & CEO,NEMA, USA


Session 2:  "Industry Reports"

chaired by Mr. Thomas Neesen, ICF, Austria


The Wire and Cable Industry of NAFTA
Mr. Philip Radbourne,Integer Research, UK  

Iran: Untapped Potential

Mr. Alireza Kolahi, Chairman,Abhar Wire and Cable Company, Iran

European Industry Charter

Dr. Volker Wendt, Director Public Affairs, Europacable, Belgium


Keynote:  "US Election and Politics"

Dr. Whit Ayres, President,North Star Opinion Research, USA


Session 3:  "Power Management" & "Communication Management"

chaired by Mr. Jay Lahman, General Cable, USA and Mr. David Garza, Viakable, Mexico

The Outlook for Energy: A view to 2040
Ms. Elissa Sterry, Vice President, Intermediates,ExxonMobil Chemical Co., USA
What is the Future of the Regulated Utility in USA?
Mr. Mark Agnew, Director Financial Analysis,Edison Electric Institute, USA
What is the Future of the Fully Electric Vehicle Network in the USA?

Mr. Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, Securing America

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