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Dates: Convention: May 13-16, 2019 | Exhibits: May 14-16, 2019

Location: Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, Georgia, USA



Introduced in 1981, Interwire is the largest and longest-running wire and cable marketplace in the Americas. Hosted biennially, Interwire is an international trade event that includes exhibiting companies, speakers, and visitors from more than 50 countries. When industry professionals look for new wire and cable technology, supplies, and equipment they choose Interwire, the benchmark for wire business in the Americas.

Information is exchanged at Interwire. Machinery is debuted, reviewed, and sold at Interwire. And the promise of international networking on the Americas’ stage continues to excite visitors to this vital forum. The show crosses dozens of vertical industries including automotive, construction, aerospace, transportation, and communications, among others. Interwire is held in conjunction with WAI’s Annual Convention.


Interwire is a machinery show. Exhibiting companies comprise suppliers to the industry and manufacturers of wire; cable; and fastener, formed and fabricated wire products. Historically, exhibiting companies have represented all sectors of metal and fiber.

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Interwire attracts visitors from throughout the world with a concentration from the Americas. These attendees, 90% of whom have purchasing influence, represent the hundreds of companies that plan for a wide range of capital expenditures in the ferrous, nonferrous, and electrical segments of the industry. Attendees come from numerous fields and several industries allied to wire and cable including:

  • automotive
  • manufacturing
  • environmental and reclamation
  • appliance
  • building
  • furnishings
  • housewares
  • communications
  • medical instrumentation
  • fasteners
  • electronics
  • energy



Industry experts give technical and operational presentations throughout the conference. Roundtable and panel discussions; production solution demonstrations; courses and workshops led by industry luminaries are among the program highlights. WAI welcomes participation. See the Call for Papers information if you are interested in presenting at an upcoming event.

 Call for Papers


WAI offers a selection of sponsorship opportunities in support of Interwire that can help promote your organization.

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The Wire Association International, Inc., founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals dedicated to the promotion, collection, and dissemination of technical, manufacturing, and general business information and trends in the industry. Throughout the year WAI organizes events such as Interwire and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo trade shows, an online Industry Search, and annual International Technical Conference. Its publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI), the annual WJI Reference Guide, HardWIRED educational newsletter and videos, as well as a host of technical handbooks, webinars, and DVDs.



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Platinum Membership

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. offers its Platinum Membership Program to recognize and reward organizations that actively support the Association by participating as exhibitors, advertisers, sponsors, or content providers for WAI-organized events, publications, and educational programs.



Appoint five (5) of your staff as members of WAI. Each will receive full WAI membership benefits for a year including: Access to free educational webinars and all archived webinars; Free download of 5,600 technical articles; WJI Reference Guide; Wire Journal International magazine; Discounts on WAI products, services, and events.


Receive premier, elevated placement of your company listing on WAI’s online Industry Search (a $250 value). Also be acknowledged as a Platinum Member at WAI trade shows.


Receive annual invitation-only presentations of market data in the form of an exclusive Platinum Member reception, a VIP roundtable discussion, webinar, or industry report.

4. $AVE.

The standalone value of Item 1 is $650. Platinum Membership includes items 1, 2, and 3 for $595!


Meet your peers. Achieve your goals. Join WAI today.



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To serve the technical, manufacturing and general business segments of the global wire and cable industry. 



To be the most valued, critical resource for the global wire and cable industry.



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Madison, CT 06433-2662

P: (203) 453-2777