Inspired manufacturing

    The INTERWIRE conference program delivers the how and now of wire and cable making. Learn the innovative plans global manufacturers are making now to meet the future of wire and cable making.

    Take your cues from the top. Hear executive viewpoints from Keynote speakers from Prysmian and Southwire company who proactively lead their respective companies toward an “electrified” future.

    Stay on track. Focused sessions include Industry 4.0; the Workforce; Industry Outlook; and Extrusion/Polymers. And step up your understanding of the industry’s new advances with a thought-provoking tech program and practical production solutions demos.

    Choose “Conference Registration and Exhibits” when you sign up and access the full INTERWIRE experience.


    Keynote: Srinivas Siripurapu, Chief Innovation and R&D Officer, Prysmian, delivers his keynote address on May 9: “Innovation, Investments & Incentives – Electrifying the wire and cable industry for a brighter future.”

    Keynote: Rich Stinson, President and CEO of Southwire Co. presents “The future is electrified!” on May 10.

    Featured speaker: Dr. Mary Ellen Weber, astronaut, executive, aviator, and scientist presents: “To boldly go: The experience of spaceflight.”

    WAI awards/annual meeting.


    “How AI will change wire & cable manufacturing,” Willem Sundblad, Oden Technologies.

    “The future of industrial work: How Smart AI is helping to unlock the true potential of today’s workforce,” Russ Fadel, Augmentir.

    “Unleashing the full potential of Industrial IoT with GPT-3,” Andrés Cartagena Ruiz, 40Factory.

    "Lessons from the journey to a connected enterprise," Will Berry, Sr. VP engineering and modernization, Southwire Co.


    “Behind the numbers…Establishing world class safety and training programs,” Rob Caillet, VP of environmental, health and safely, Encore Wire.

    "The state of the manufacturing workplace," Matt Dionne, managing partner, TYGES Executive and professional search firm.

    Executive panel: Adapting to the workforce challenges with senior industry leaders. Moderator: Drew Richards, President RichardsApex; Panelists: Joe Barrett, President, Davis Wire;  David Fisher, President, James Monroe Wire & Cable.


    “Can the cable industry avoid the impending economic downturn?” Aisling Hubert, Editor, CRU.

    Executive Panel – “Steel Market.”

    Executive Panel – “Copper Supply and Demand.”


    “Advanced extrusion technology,” Mikko Lahti, R & D director, Maillefer Extrusion.

    "Polymer technology for wire and cable applications,” David Lindsay, market manager-energy, North America, Borealis.

    “What are you risking by using outdated controls on your extruder?”, Scott Barlow, CEO, Integrated Control Technologies.

    DON'T MISS! Conference and Exhibit registration also includes presentations at the WAI Theater on the exhibit floor. Featuring: Nine technical sessions; bonus sessions on extrusion/polymers; Mordica lecture; and production solution demonstrations.
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