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2020 ICPC Plenary Meeting: Madrid, Spain
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2020 ICPC Plenary Meeting: Madrid, Spain

Updated Monday 18 November 2019

Welcome to the 2020 ICPC Plenary section for event registrations, hotel reservations, exhibition details as well as information on local attractions and travel guidance.


The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) is a non-commercial, non-profit international community of interest comprising 170 Member organisations from 65 countries who are active in the critical activities of regulating, operating, building, securing and maintaining submarine cable infrastructure. ICPC Members take care of over 97% of the world’s submarine telecommunications cable infrastructure, and an increasing number of international submarine power cables.

The ICPC Plenary will be held at the hotel Novotel Madrid Center from 28th – 30th April 2020 inclusive. Attendance at the ICPC Plenary provides significant benefits for members, presenters and exhibitors. The theme for the 2020 ICPC Plenary is:

ICPC 2020 Vision: Reliability, Security, Resilience and Sustainability of vital international submarine cables


Your presence is important at the ICPC Plenary! The annual event attracts global attendance from its more than 170 Member organisations from over 60 countries and it provides valuable opportunities to exchange ideas on the planning, installation, operation and maintenance of cables across sectors in the submarine cable community. Also, attendees will learn from colleagues facing similar challenges and to get up-to-date with environmental and legal matters pertaining to submarine cables.

The agenda will include briefing sessions, presentations, keynote speeches along with exhibiting organisations and networking opportunities to ensure there is significant value for all who attend the Plenary.


You have until Friday 31st January 2020 to submit your presentation abstract for the 2020 ICPC Plenary! Presenters to the Plenary are welcome to attend all presentation sessions of the conference together with the special associated events, which provide excellent and informal networking opportunities.

For any enquiries regarding the Call for Papers or the Plenary itself, please contact the Secretariat via: secretariat@iscpc.org.

The ICPC looks forward to seeing you in Madrid!



2020 ICPC Plenary: Madrid, Spain - 28-30 April
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