Prysmian, Leggett & Platt, Insteel Industries, Nexans, Southwire VIPs to address “Next Generation of Wire and Cable” at Interwire Conference

MADISON, Connecticut, USA – February 7, 2019 – The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces that its new Interwire Conference features a roster of VIP speakers representing the industry’s leading wire and cable manufacturing companies. All are set to address the conference’s “Next Generation” theme during sessions that run on May 14 and 15, 2019, during Interwire. Interwire runs May 13-16, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Highlights on May 14 include:

“State of Manufacturing,” by Karl G. Glassman, President & CEO, Leggett & Platt; and Director, National Association
of Manufacturers.

“Global Wire & Cable Market Outlook,” by Philip Radbourne, Director, Integer Research (An Argus Media Company).

“Sector Insights/Forecasts” Panel, with Bill Reichert, President, Champlain Cable Corp.; Brian Parsons, President, Dekoron Wire & Cable, Marmon Specialty Group; and Paul Wagner, President & CEO of Minnesota Wire.

Highlights on May 15 include:

“Positioning for Future Challenges and Opportunities,” by Giacomo Sofia, Head of Operations for Prysmian Group North America.

“Operations Innovation” Panel, with Andy Talbot, Mid-South Wire; Dave Hawker, Nexans Energy; Richard Wagner, Insteel Wire Products; Tom Heberling, Southwire Co. LLC; and Ali Shehab, Cimteq Ltd.

“Tariffs & Trade – Steel Wire Impact,” by H.O Woltz III, CEO Insteel Industries, Inc.

Commenting on the lineup, WAI Executive Director Steven Fetteroll said, “These leaders have a tremendous amount of insight to share with the Interwire audience, specifically tomorrow’s key decision makers. This conference is one of several components that makes the Interwire experience stronger and more valuable than ever.”

The complete Interwire Conference and Exposition details, as well as information about the concurrent Global Continuous Casting Forum, technical sessions, “nextworking” activities, and collocated International Fastener Manufacturing Exposition, are available at

Sponsors and support*:

Platinum level: Encore Wire Corp.; Gem Gravure Co. Inc.; James Monroe Wire & Cable Corp.; Nexans Energy; Sonoco Reels & Spools; Southwire Co. LLC; and Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp.

Gold level: Carris Reels Inc.; MHolland; Niehoff Endex North America; and SAMP/USA Inc.

Silver level: Champlain Cable Corp.; Cimteq Ltd.; Enkotec Co. Inc.; Lloyd & Bouvier Inc.; The MGS Group;
Oden Technologies; Prysmian Group; RichardsApex Inc.; and SIKORA International Corp.

Bronze level: Baum’s Castorine; Fort Wayne Wire Die; NDC Technologies; and Zumbach Electronics Corp.

* The Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association (WCISA) is an industry partner with WAI.

About the Organizer:
The Wire Association International, Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals dedicated to the promotion, collection, and dissemination of technical, manufacturing, and general business information and trends in the industry. Throughout the year WAI organizes events such as Interwire and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo trade shows, technical workshops and symposiums, the online Industry Search, and annual International Technical Conference. Its publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI) and the annual WJI Reference Guide, the HardWIRED e-newsletter and website, as well as a host of technical handbooks, webinars, and videos.

Author: Cable Technology News Team

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