Trade Associations

Wire Association International - (WCMA Collaborator)

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 the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo and Interwire trade shows, technical workshops and symposiums, the online Industry Search, and annual International Technical Conference. Its publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI) and the annual WJI Reference Guide, the HardWIRED e-newsletter and website, as well as a host of technical handbooks, webinars, and DVDs.

Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association

Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association®, WCISA® is a nonprofit corporate membership association with over 100 North American suppliers of machinery, materials and accessories used for making all types of wire and cable. Members are based in or have an established subsidiary in North America. WCISA promotes its member's products and services by providing its members with representation, networking/social opportunities and services at wire and cable trade events and conferences. WCISA is active in global wire and cable trade events and conferences throughout the world as an exhibitor, supporter, sponsor and outing organizer. WCISA also awards to scholarships to employees and dependents of member companies as well as to partner associations. WCISA partners include International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc., The International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA), Messe Düsseldorf North America, The Wire Association International (WAI), and Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance, Inc. (WCMA)

IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum

IWCS is a not-for-profit organization that has hosted the premier event for new technologies in cable and connectivity products, processes, and applications for the past 70 years. The IWCS Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum is the leading worldwide event to explore topical issues, learn about new technologies, and network with suppliers and colleagues from the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive, and aerospace industries. The Forum consists of a Technical Symposium of previously unpublished papers, a Supplier Exhibition, Professional Development Courses, an Executive Track, and a Plenary Session featuring an influential Keynote Speaker. In addition to the Forum, IWCS is committed to the development of industry professionals and scholars by hosting educational webinars, publishing research, and awarding scholarships.

American Copper Council

Corporate non-profit trade association for copper producers, scrap dealers, brass and wire mills, fabricators, consumers, merchants and brokers.   ACC provides education and networking and runs two meetings annually designed to bring members of the industry together to discuss issues of common concern. Each meeting provides a forum for industry leaders to share their knowledge with decision-making executives from the copper industry.   Copper College is held biennially and is the Council's keystone event. The full educational program is made up of panels, workshops and presentations combined with several recreational and social opportunities.


BICSI is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) profession and currently serves more than 25,000 members and credential holders. BICSI is the preeminent resource for the Connected World. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.

Wire Harness Manufacturers Associaton

The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association® (WHMA) was established in 1993 to serve and dedicate their resources to the global cable and wire harness industry.  WHMA is the ONLY trade association exclusively representing the cable and wire harness manufacturing industry including manufacturers, their suppliers and customers.   WHMA is partnered with Wiring Harness News wire harness and cable assembly industry journal.  Also, WHMA in partnership with IPC Northbrook, Illinois, maintains a set of wire harness and cable assembly standards & workmanships called the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Requirements and Acceptance fake Rolex for Cable and Wire Harness and Assemblies.  WHMA is a sponsor of the annual “Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo” held in Milwaukee.

Media & Research

Wire Journal International and Annual Reference Guide

WJI is the official monthly magazine for the wire and cable industry. Published monthly, WJI is written for executives, engineers, technical and sales professionals, and purchasing agents engaged in the manufacture of ferrous and nonferrous wire and cable; electrical wire and cable; fiber optic cable; and formed and fabricated wire products. Coverage includes management, marketing and manufacturing methods and technical developments related to production of wire and cable products; industry news, trends and events; personnel appointments; and patent updates. WJI and the Show Program are official publications of Interwire and the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo.

Wire and Cable Technology International

Wire & Cable Technology International (WCTI) is a bimonthly technical magazine for manufacturers, processors, distributors and users of all types of wires, cables, wire harnesses and cable assemblies.  Each issue contains the Wire Harness & Cable Connector (WHCC) section which focuses on wire and cable processing, distribution and use. Additional WCTI publications include the OVERVIEW business and market newsletter, the IWCS Supplier Exhibition Directory, and the annual WCTI Buyers’ Guide. WCTI is the “Official Conference Magazine” of the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, the “Seminar Room Sponsor” of the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo, and a “Media Sponsor” of the Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association (WHMA).

CRU Group

For an all-encompassing view of the wire and cable industry, CRU provides market analysis and forecasts on the related metallic cable and optical fibre sectors.  Working closely with CRU’s Aluminium and Copper teams, we provide market analysis for wire and cable and fibre optic markets, including five-year forecasts on production, consumption and price of all major products.  We also examine key end-uses in depth and provide industry-leading conferences across base metals, insulated metallic wire & cable and fibre optics. of global research reports and conferences for base metals, wire, cable, and fiber optic cables and conferences-    Click this link for most recent 2020 Wire & Cable Update.

Copper Journal

The Copper Journal, published by JE Gross Consulting Inc., was established in 1987 to report on key trends in copper, aluminum and other markets. JE Gross Consulting Inc. has 40 years of experience in all commercial sectors of the industry, enabling the firm to assist companies with metal procurement, scrap metal recycling, price risk management, and hedging programs. There is never a fee to discuss their services, and flexible arrangements can be made to meet specific long, or short-term requirements.

tED Magazine

tED magazine is the voice of top electrical distributors in North America and serves as the magazine for members of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).  From national chains to successful independents, tED is read by the best companies in the industry. While targeted to the distributor salesperson, tED is also read by key executives. The publication is known for addressing the tough issues within the channel. If you have a message or product to get in front of the electrical channel, tED’s readers are the top performers and decision makers you need to reach.

Robert Fry Economics LLC

Robert Fry Economics LLC is an economic consulting and forecasting firm founded by former DuPont Senior Economist Robert Fry.  Robert publishes a monthly newsletter on the global economy and gives speeches on the economic outlook to business leadership teams, boards of directors, customer/supplier events, and trade association meetings.  An award-winning forecaster, he excels at explaining the economy to non-economists, primarily to guide decision-makers at manufacturers who make and use chemicals and polymers and to inform the investment firms that follow such companies.