“Nextworking” at Interwire

Nothing compares with the face-to-face ‘nextworking’ that propels careers and inspires innovation.

During these conference sessions you’ll hear and see what manufacturers around the world are talking…and doing…about the next generation of wire and cable making.

The topics below—of interest to all Interwire attendees—affect what you do and how you do it within the industry’s global marketplace.

What’s next? Choose “Conference Registration” when you sign up and find out first-hand.

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Keynote — The future of wire and cable in a connected world

New York Times best-selling author Dr. Shawn DuBravac explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of business, healthcare, finance, transportation, and culture.

State of manufacturing

Karl Glassman, President and CEO of Leggett & Platt, and director of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will share his insights into the opportunities and challenges facing the manufacturing sector through the lens of wire and cable. Leggett & Platt comprises 14 business units, 22,000 employee-partners, and 120 facilities in 18 countries.

Tariffs & trade - steel wire impact

How is the wire industry ultimately affected by the U.S. government’s trade tariffs? This timely topic is brought to you by H. Woltz, President & CEO, Insteel Industries, the nation’s largest manufacturer of steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications.

Global wire and cable market outlook

Revered wire and cable industry analyst Philip Radbourne of Integer & Argus Media will snapshot where we are and where we are likely to go within this global market.

Sector insights/forecasts: Automotive, defense & medical, petrochemical

Speakers recap how wire and cable industry manufacturing is progressing in four bellwether segments:

  • Automotive – Bill Reichert, President, Champlain Cable
  • Defense & Medical – Paul Wagner, President & CEO, Minnesota Wire & Cable
  • Petrochemical – Brian Parsons, President, Dekoron Wire & Cable, Marmon Specialty Wire Group
Operations innovation panel

Join moderator Andy Talbot, Vice President, Mid-South Wire as session panelists reveal innovations within their plants. Panelist guests include: Dave Hawker, Vice President, Nexans; Tom Heberling, Senior Vice President, Southwire; and Richard Wagner, Vice President, Insteel Wire Products.

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Interwire conference sessions

This is NEW! Several industry leaders from some of the world’s preeminent companies take their place in the Interwire conference to share their experiences with the next generation of wire and cable manufacture.

Keynote address

Dr. Shawn DuBravac talks about how the new digitized world is forever changing our businesses.

16 Technical sessions, Mordica Lecture, and select commercial presentations

See these presentations, all conveniently staged on the exhibit floor in the new Sonoco theater.

Access to the Interwire and IFME exhibits

You will see more than 400 companies exhibiting at the Interwire Exposition and dozens more exhibits at the International Fastener Manufacturing Exposition, adjacent to Interwire.

Production solutions demos

Learn how to tackle manufacturing challenges such as wire breaks and other common problems from the experts who have succeeded.

Champion’s Code presentation

Best-selling author Ross Bernstein’s is an award-winning business speaker whose program is all about the DNA of what makes champions in sports so unique and how that relates to business.

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Access to Interwire conference AND technical sessions

This is the only registration choice that provides access to both the conference sessions AND the technical sessions.

Online proceedings

Technical papers are curated online for conference registrants so you will have access to the finer points after the presentations conclude.

Welcome reception at the College Football Hall of Fame

This grand location, adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center, is the site of WAI’s most popular reception. The site boasts interactive attractions and fun for college football fans of all ages. New this year is a half-hour performance by comedian John Floyd in the Game Day Theater.

“Nextworking” with Interwire conference registrants

With access to this full program, you will have the chance to meet like-minded colleagues from around the world.
Access Interwire conference, tech sessions, and see more than 400 exhibitors !

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Want the most out of your trip to Interwire and the best value? Choose “Conference Registration” when you sign up and find out first-hand what’s next in wire & cable.