13.10.2009

Valerio Battista new President of ICF

The election took place at the Annual ICF Congress in Moscow (October 6th-9th).

ICF was founded in 1990 with a permanent Secretariat in Vienna. Currently it has more than 100 members from 30 countries from regions all over the globe. Among the organisation’s main objectives are: the promotion of the use of cables in all sectors of application, the promotion of energy savings and increased safety, as well as the publishing of analysis and research regarding the industry.

This year the ICF Congress covers some of the major strategic topics for the industry, from an insight into the Russian wire and cable market, to specific themes such as “Intelligent Energy Networks”, the impact and opportunities of environmental trends on the industry, worldwide trade agreements and developments in raw materials. High-ranking local and international speakers are presenting the various topics. The Congress was opened by a keynote speech of Igor Ivanov, former Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.