Washington, DC August 1, 2008

The International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc., (IWCS), and the Communications
Cable and Connectivity Association, Inc., (CCCA), have announced their intent to
cooperate in the expansion of the annual IWCS™ Technical Symposium and
Conference to include technical papers and information on structured cabling systems
(SCS) and applications used in the Information Technology (I.T.) infrastructure for
commercial buildings and critical facilities. This cooperation will be a pilot for the 2008
IWCS™ Technical Symposium, which will be held November 9-12 at the Rhode Island
Convention Center in Providence, RI.

The immediate goal is to emphasize IWCS as a new and differentiated SCS and I.T.
infrastructure venue. A designated “I.T. Infrastructure and Connectivity” track will be
developed to attract a new technology focused, connectivity audience to the
Symposium. Attendees include network and facilities managers and professionals
seeking more scientific depth and the technology aspects of the cabling infrastructure
with specific targeting vertical market segments including healthcare, financial and

“Together IWCS and CCCA will provide a complementary depth of information currently
not available from other associations and conferences,” states Kevin St. Cyr, CCCA
Chairman and President of Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company (New Holland PA). “Our
relationship with IWCS gives CCCA a superb opportunity to extend our reach through
technology and science-based research papers to help guide I.T. infrastructure planning
and decision making.”

“The IWCS is the world’s premier venue for the presentation of new and original wire
and cable industry technologies and trends,” adds John Sicotte, Chairman of the IWCS
Board of Directors and a Senior Vice President of Corning Cable Systems. “With this
new relationship with CCCA, the IWCS Conference will expand its focus to include new
and emerging applications and best practices in communications and data

Both IWCS and CCCA plan to continue to work constructively with other relevant trade
and industry associations.


About IWCS
IWCS, Inc. 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. The IWCS Conference is organized by the IWCS, and
contains four major components: an Executive Forum, the IWCS™ Technical
Symposium, a Suppliers Exhibition and Professional Development Courses. Held
annually for the past 57 years, it is the world’s premier venue for the presentation of
new and original wire and cable technologies and trends related to designing,
manufacturing, processing and using products in the communications, data, electronics,
power, industrial, automotive/aerospace and specialty wire and cable segments.
Headquarters: 174 Main Street, Eatontown, New Jersey, 07724, www.iwcs.org

About CCCA
CCCA, a non-profit corporation formed in 2007, has a mission to serve as the major
resource for well researched, fact-based information on the technologies and products
of structured cabling media to support current and future needs of the networking, IT
and communications industries. CCCA also is proactive at codes and standards bodies
and other trade, industry and governmental organizations in communicating and
influencing policy and decisions affecting the quality, performance and societal needs of
the structured cabling infrastructure.
Headquarters: 1001 Pennsylvania NW, Washington, DC, 20004