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Dates: Exhibit dates: May 15-16, 2018 | Conference dates: May 14-16, 2018

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center | Nashville, TN, USA

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The WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo is organized by WAI and is held biennially in a different industry hub within the U.S. for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. The event incorporates technical paper presentations, a comprehensive exhibit, on-floor production solutions demonstrations, networking activities, and more. Wire Expo originated in Boston in 1990 and has since been hosted in the following locations: Louisville, Kentucky; Detroit, Michigan; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Dallas, Texas; and Uncasville, Connecticut.



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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The WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo attracts attendees from the local and national markets and participants from overseas markets. These attendees, most with purchasing influence, represent the ferrous, nonferrous, and electrical segments of the industry. The attendee profile has grown to include interest in 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 practical and operational presentations throughout the conference. Roundtable and panel discussions; production solution demonstrations; courses and workshops are among the program highlights led by industry luminaries. WAI welcomes participation. See the Call for Papers information if you are interested in presenting at an upcoming event.

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WAI offers a selection of sponsorship opportunities in support of the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo that can help promote your organization. Details to come.

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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 GuideHardWIRED educational newsletter and videos, as well as a host of technical handbooks, webinars, and DVDs.




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