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May 2018
May 2018


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville , Tennessee 37214
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WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2018 - The Wire Association International, Inc.






Event Overview:

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; and Dallas, Texas.

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.

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

Exhibitor Information:

Hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers to the wire and cable industry participate at WAI’s annual trade exhibitions to promote products and services to the global marketplace. WAI offers exhibiting opportunities at its biennial Interwire and WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo, and at its annual International Technical Conference.

Exhibiting companies receive editorial coverage in the pre-show issues of Wire Journal International and on as well as promotional exposure through WAI’s comprehensive pre-show marketing campaign. Exhibitors can also advertise in the Official Show Program and participate in sponsorship offerings to extend exposure.

About WAI:

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.

Event is held biennially - The Wire Expo is held in even-numbered years; Interwire is held in odd-numbered years.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Keynote Speakers

Curt Cronin

Over his 16-year-long career as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Curt Cronin deployed 13 times and spent more than four years overseas. He has led more than a decade of combat operations throughout 18 countries. As head of the nation’s premier assault force, he maximized his squad’s effectiveness by forging unlikely alliances and developing a tactical and unified team purpose. For his service, he was honored with the Bronze Star medal. After retiring from the SEALS, he earned his MBA degree through combined programs at the London School of Economics, New York University’s Stern School of Business, and the HEC School of Management in Paris. He served as a managing partner in transformational consulting for two years with the McChrystal Group before founding his own global talent solutions firm, Kaizen International. He has counseled organizations including the Miami Dolphins, Disney, and AIG on how to build unbeatable teams while unlocking individual potential.

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