ICF Congress 2017 - Barcelona, Spain

The 27th annual ICF Congress took place from 10 – 14 October, 2017 in The Majestic Hotel and Spa Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain, Europe.




Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Standing Commission (Standing Commission members only)

Council Meeting (Council members only)


Opening & Keynote 

followed by sessions with presentations


Navigating the New Normal: Profits and Populism

Mr. Simon Bryceson, Chairman, Harwood Levitt


Capital Goods and Cable Sectors: The Investment Bank Perspective
Mr. Antonio Gatti, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International

Europe’s Gigabit Society: A Vision for Investment
Mr. Herve Dupuy, Acting Head of Unit European Commission (DG CONNECT.B5)


Europacable: How to bring Value to the Industry
Mr. Raul Gil, Chief Operating Officer, Prysmian Powerlink


Military Spending and Cable Market
Mr. Ruslan Pukhov, Director, Centre for Analysis



Thursday, 12 October 2017


General Assembly (ICF Members only)


followed by sessions with presentations


Sustainability and Energy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for Copper in the 21st Century
Mr. Anthony Lea, President, International Copper Association


Regional Analysis: European Cable Markets
Mr. Philip Radbourne, Director, Wire & Cable, Integer Research Ltd.

Constancy to Purpose
Mr. Bart Verheule, Head of Marketing Energy, Borealis AG


Integrated Energy Point of View
Mr. Tiziano Rivolta, Partner, Bain & Company Inc.


CEOs Roundtable
Mr. Andrew Shaw, Session Moderator


Fibre Optic Technologies – A Sound Foundation for the Digital Single Market
Mr. Valerio Battista, Prysmian Group


An Automotive Revolution Bringing Opportunities to the Cable Industry
Mr. Jacques de Heere, Acome


Driving Energy Transition in the Digital Age

Mr. Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, Nexans