WHMA 2019 – Another Success!
The Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association held its Annual Conference in Dallas Texas this past February. It was another one for the record books as over 190 attendees enjoyed stimulating seminars and priceless networking opportunities at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel. This was the largest event in WHMA history with a 30% increase in attendance over last year’s record breaking attendance
The WHMA board has become quite proficient in keeping the seminar content exciting, fresh, and relevant. This year was no exception with topics including IPC Specifications, NAFTA Changes, Workforce Development, Tax Incentives for Harness Builders, and Harness Industry Econimics. The Keynote Speaker was former White House senior economic advisor Todd Buchholz who talked about his career and some ‘lessons from dead CEO’s.’
The camaraderie created at the exhibits and networking events is a big part of the value proposition of a WHMA conference. This is exemplified at the round table discussions that capstone all WHMA events. Attendees were able to exchange ideas on a myriad of subjects with many concrete take-aways.
Supplier sponsors for the event included Schleuniger, Mentor Graphics, CAJO, IEWC, Entrada, Panduit, and Zuken. Media sponsors were Connector Specifier, Wire & Cable Technology, Assembly, Cable Assembly Supplier and, of course, Wiring Harness News.
Next year’s event will be February 17-21, 2020 at the JW Marriot Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, NV.