Wire-to-Wire Success Once Again at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Show
Hartland, WI [MAY 2019]—Attendance hit an all-time high this year at the 19thAnnual Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo held May 8 & 9 in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Center. Billed as the “Nation’s Largest Dedicated Wire Processing Event”, the show’s 3005 attendees represented a 4.5 percent increase over 2018.
Over 190 world class suppliers and service companies showcased the latest equipment, instruments, tools and supplies used in wire & cable harness assembly, inspection and repair. Exhibitors needed more space this year and the show’s footprint expanded from 44,200 to 64,200 square feet.
Workshops were extremely popular with full registration not uncommon. Presenters were CAMI Research Inc., El Paso Foreign Trade Zone, IPC/WHMA and Schleuniger Inc.
All seminars, some Standing Room Only, were free. The seminar room was sponsored by Wire & Cable Technology. Topics covered included:
– “Make IPC/WHMA A-620 Work for You”
– “Crimping: Beyond the Basics. Preparing for the New Reality.”
– “OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) in the Context of Digitization as a Success Factor for Companies”
– “Trends in Overmolding”
– “Fully Automatic Wire Harness Manufacturing”
– “Large Cable, Large Problems: Considerations for Innovation in the Large Cable Market”
– “Interesting and Unusual Applications of Cable and Wire Harness Testing”
Since its inception, the EWPT Expo has been produced by Expo Productions, Inc. EPI is a full-service exposition and management company with a focus on trade shows and event planning. EPI President and Show Manager Jay Partington, along with Sales Manager Cheryl Luck, are highly visible on the show floor to maximize the experience for both exhibitors and attendees. Their tireless efforts continue to increase exhibitor ROI while providing attendees the most comprehensive platform for the wire harness industry. Jay mentioned, “Walking the floor we were encouraged by the enthusiasm of the attendees to not just gain information and knowledge, but to make purchases at the show. It’s exciting to see the industry in general is doing very well.”
Attendees also enjoyed red-carpet treatment with a Wednesday Morning Break sponsored by Komax and a Mimosa Bar sponsored by Schleuniger. The Afternoon Break was held by Schafer. The spectacular After Hours VIP Party on Wednesday was co-sponsored by Komax, Panduit, and The Wiring Harness News, and featured incredible buffet stations and live music.
The Thursday Morning Break was sponsored by Schleuniger with TE covering the Bloody Mary Bar. WHMA provided Lobby Coffee both days. Direct Manufacturing sponsored the Winners Circle Café and CK Technologies covered the Charging Stations.
Exhibitors received some special treatment with a Tuesday Beer-n-Brat Party after setup sponsored by Assembly Magazine. A Wednesday Exhibitor Breakfasts was co-sponsored by Wire & Cable Technology and the Milwaukee Center. The Thursday Exhibitor Breakfast was sponsored by The Wiring Harness News.
As a manufacturer in the wiring harness industry, you simply must put the May 13 & 14, 2020 show on your calendar. If you are considering exhibiting, you should know that demand for floor space is high. Time is of the essence, so contact Cheryl Luck at 800-367-5520 or [email protected] for details. We’ll buy you a beer in Milwaukee!