The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces two keynote speakers scheduled to open its Interwire conference program at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event runs May 9-11, 2023.

Tuesday, May 9 – 9:00 a.m.
Mr. Srinivas Siripurapu, Chief Innovation and R&D Officer of Prysmian Group, will present his keynote address: “Innovation, Investments & Incentives – Electrifying the Wire and Cable industry for a brighter future.”

Overview: The trifecta of clean energy, grid modernisation, and digital transformation is driving innovation on steroids for the wire and cable industry. For example, the US government has set a goal to deploy 30GW of new offshore wind energy by 2030 and 15GW of floating wind farms by 2035. These ambitious targets can only be achieved with reliable hi-tech cabling infrastructure, such as novel 525kV HVDC systems that can transmit over 2GW of power. The presentation will showcase multiple examples of new technologies that will energise wire and cable manufacturing with increased investments and spur economic growth.

Wednesday, May 10
Mr. Rich Stinson, President and CEO of Southwire Company, will address the audience with his keynote presentation titled: “The Future is Electrified.”

Overview: Industry megatrends are changing the future, and electrification is going to play a major role. There is a fundamental need and desire to decarbonise; the only way to do it is to move from an oil-gas-fueled economy to an economy driven by electrification. We must be ready to meet the needs of our customers. It’s a great time to be in the electrical industry, and Southwire is focused on further strengthening the future of manufacturing as we all become even more connected, and as electrification plays an even greater role.

Event details:
Introduced in 1981, Interwire is the largest and longest-running wire and cable marketplace in the Americas. Hosted biennially, Interwire is an international trade event that includes exhibiting companies, speakers, and visitors from more than 50 countries. All Interwire 2023 conference registrants have access to the keynote presentations. Conference details and registration information is available on the event website:

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