Support grows for WAI's Interwire 2013
GUILFORD, Connecticut, USA – February 15, 2013 – The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports that of the 106,000 sq. ft. of available exhibition space, all but 10 booths have been sold in anticipation of Interwire 2013 and WAI's 83rd Annual Convention at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Interwire's exhibit floor will feature 400 exhibiting companies, 15% of which are new to the show. More than 150 wire, supply, and equipment categories will be shown. The exhibits footprint will include three international pavilions: Austria, China, and Italy. Visitors can expect running equipment and live production solutions demonstrations.
Overall support of Interwire has grown to include event sponsors at four levels as well as sponsors of singular activities onsite.
Interwire is sponsored by: Sonoco—Platinum level; Continuus-Properzi S.p.A.and ExxonMobil Chemical—Gold Level; BASF Polyamide and Intermediates, Carris Reels Inc., Chemson Inc., Gem Gravure Co. Inc., SIKORA International Inc. Tenold Transportation, and Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp.,—Silver level; Lloyd & Bouvier Inc., RichardsApex, and Standridge Color Corp.—Bronze Level.
Various onsite activities are supported by: Amacoil Inc., American Wire Producers Association (AWPA), Baum's Castorine Co.; Carris Reels Inc.; Commission Brokers Inc.; Gem Gravure Co. Inc.; The InterWire Group; LEONI Wire Inc.; Lloyd & Bouvier Inc.; RichardsApex Inc., SIKORA International Inc.; Skaltek Inc, Sonoco, and the WAI Southeast Chapter.
Convention highlights include: Keynote speaker and pro football champion Hines Ward; a Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing course; tours of the Kia Motors manufacturing plant and the Home Depot McDonough Stocking Distribution Center; a golf tournament; a 5K run; WAI's opening reception—a popular networking event; and the new WAI Member Rewards and Annual Meeting featuring humorist Jeff Justice, which is a members-only event.
Interwire is held biennially and is the largest trade show of its kind in the Americas for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. Initiated in 1981, Interwire offers an anticipated and timely meeting point for suppliers, manufacturers, buyers, researchers, and industry luminaries from around the globe. It is a forum for global industry experts to share insights on the latest trends and developments in wire and cable, including those related to fiber optic, electrical, fastener, ferrous, and nonferrous disciplines.
The Wire Association International, Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals. WAI is dedicated to the promotion, collection, and dissemination of technical, manufacturing, and general business information and trends in the industry. It organizes events such as the Interwire and Wire Expo trade shows, technical workshops, and annual International Technical Conferences. Its publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI) and the annual WJI Reference Guide as well as handbooks, reports, and DVDs.