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New Members

We are very pleased to welcome YANGTZE OPTICAL FIBRE AND CABLE CO. LTD. in China, UNIVERSAL CABLES LTD. and »BIRLA ERICSSON OPTICAL LTD.« in India as new members of our Federation. More information about our new members can be found at,, and


International Wire & Cable Symposium (IWCS)

The International Wire and Cable Symposium (IWCS) recently issued a Call for Papers for its 54th annual Symposium and Conference, scheduled for 13 to 16 November 2005, in Providence, RI, USA.  IWCS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of information among suppliers, manufacturers and users on advancements in materials, processes and products for transmission systems of voice, data, video signal and electrical current. It’s Symposium and Conference draws hundreds of delegates internationally and is recognized as the premiere technology event for the industry.  IWCS has recently named a new CEO/Director, John T Barteld, who served as Secretary General of the ICF in the mid-1990’s.  More information about the organization and its conference may be found at


3 New ICF Standing Commission Members

Mr. Gregory Lampert, Vice President & General Manager of General Cable (Carol Products Division), Mr. Simon Cua, Managing Director of LTK Industries Ltd. and Mr. Jae-In Yoon, Vice President, Head of Overseas Promotion Group, LG CABLE LTD have been appointed as new members of the Standing Commission of ICF. The Standing Commission is already busily working on the development of this year’s Congress Program (Tokyo 19 to 23 October 2005).


Arab Cable Manufacturers Association

An Association of 36 companies engaged in the manufacturing of electrical and telephone cables in the Arab World has recently been established. Mr. Hamid Al Zayani has been appointed General Secretary of the Executive Secretariat, which is located in the Kingdom of Bahrain. More information can be found at


Thomas Neesen

Secretary General