Short News from Secretary General



134 participants found their way to Tokyo to attend the 2005 Congress and our social events, a very encouraging increase in attendance. All Congress proceedings have been mailed to members and remain of course available for download in the member section of our website.





Work has already started to develop and prepare the program for the Chicago
Congress which will be held from 18 to 22 October 2006. The Business Sessions currently being worked on by the ICF Standing Commission are:


Electricity Generation – Drivers & Trends
An overview of how electricity generation is likely to evolve over the next decade.


Raw Materials
A review of trends and developments covering major materials used by the cable industry, including the effects of legislation on raw materials.


Transmission & Distribution Networks
A look at trends, drivers and evolutions in various regions of the world.


Wires & Cables in Wireless
An overview of trends, demands and drivers of change.