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Pro football champ Hines Ward named Keynote Speaker at WAI's Interwire 2013

Hines WardWardGUILFORD, Connecticut, USA – February 13, 2013 – The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports that Hines Ward, former starting wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will give the keynote address at Interwire 2013 and WAI’s 83rd Annual Convention at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Ward’s presentation entitled “The W.A.R.D. Rule,” which is an acronym for “Will Always Rise above Difficulty,” will include lessons he learned from his legendary rise to the top of the National Football League.

The luncheon and keynote address, scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, is open to full conference registrants. This conference event is sponsored by Gem Gravure Co. Inc., a leader in wire and cable marking technology. Gem Gravure is also one of more than 400 companies exhibiting in Hall A of the GWCC, April 23-25. Read full conference and exhibit details and and register online.

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. Interwire is also 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.

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.    
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