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Record Breaking Attendance at IWCS 2018

2018-11-01 09:01:13


Annandale, VA (October 30, 2018)  IWCS, producer of the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, the premier venue for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes and applications, welcomed attendees to the 67th annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island, on October 14 through 17, 2018. IWCS 2018 in Providence had record-breaking attendance in all aspects of the Conference. Overall registration increased by more than 20%, relative to the average of recent years. Participation in the Professional Development Courses was almost double the average of previous years. The Supplier Exhibition, with 105 Exhibitors, attracted an increased attendance of over 45% greater than the average of previous years.


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“This year’s IWCS in Providence exceeded all of our expectations,” said Scott H. Wasserman, PhD., of The Dow Chemical Company and Chairman of IWCS. “The energy and enthusiasm for our program was unmistakable and the presence of new people and companies was great for us to see. The strength of our technical program and professional development courses drew consistently large audiences and we are optimistic that the momentum we see here will lead to similarly large audiences in Shanghai, China, and Charlotte, NC, next year.” Wasserman continued, “We are especially proud of the dynamic and effective presence that we have on our various social media platforms and expect that those efforts, as well as our Webinar series, will provide an exceptional number of touch points for our technical audience to get engaged and stay engaged with us throughout the year.”


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IWCS 2018 Providence had over 160 unique presentations, along with 8 Professional Development Courses led by industry experts over the 4 days of the Symposium. These included 29 Poster Papers and 12 New Product Introductions. The conference also offered a 2-day Supplier Exhibition with 105 exhibitors. The exhibits included exciting new innovations to support the growth and advancements in the cable and connectivity industry. 


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About IWCS

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is the premier venue for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes and applications. For over 67 years, the IWCS Symposium has been the leading worldwide conference for peer reviewed papers and presentations on technologies and trends in wire, cable and connectivity for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries.


The IWCS Symposium Committee generates an extremely high caliber program for each year’s conference, with over 100 papers and presentations in 20 compelling sessions over three full days. The International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is an opportunity to explore discussions on topical issues, learn about new technologies and network with global industry colleagues.


Headquarters: IWCS, Inc. 6920-B Braddock Road, PMB 650, Annandale, VA  22003 USA. For further information, visit the IWCS website www.iwcs.org or contact David B. Kiddoo, CEO, at dkiddoo@iwcs.org. 

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