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“Next Generation of Wire and Cable” at new Interwire Conference

Published: - 10/02/2019 Author: Scaccabarozzi, Ed. Staff
“Next Generation of Wire and Cable” at new Interwire Conference

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

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