The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals that is governed by volunteers from around the world. Based in Guilford, Connecticut, USA, WAI promotes, collects, and disseminates technical, manufacturing, and general business information to the ferrous, nonferrous, electrical, fiber optic, and fastener segments of the wire and cable industry.
To accomplish these objectives WAI sponsors exhibitions such as Interwire and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo, International Technical Conferences, educational workshops, courses and career development programs throughout the year. WAI's publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI), the industry's leading monthly trade journal; The WAI Connection—a twice monthly e-newsletter for WAI members; the annual WJI Reference Guide; as well as a host of technical handbooks, reports and DVDs available through the WAI Store. WAI members are represented in more than 70 countries around the world.