From revolutionary advancements in electrical wire processing technology displayed on the show floor to expert insights conveyed in reimagined training and educational offerings, the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE), provided expanded networking and increased access to industry solutions that helped 2574 attendees address business challenges and prepare for the future.
The 2022 event was produced for the first time by the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA), IPC and the Wisconsin Center.

“We were thrilled to reconvene and reconnect after a two-year hiatus,” said Joe DeMan, WHMA Board Chair. “But we were back and better than ever! Our goal was for attendees and exhibitors to leave ‘wired and inspired’ and take their ideas and innovations developed on-site and turn them into real-world solutions and business opportunities.”

In workshop, seminar and technical conference sessions, attendees had access to new research on troubleshooting techniques, reliability, design, testing and harness automation.

From attendee survey responses, attendees clearly achieved their business objectives while at the event.

“EWPTE provides a great opportunity to see machines, suppliers and tools in person to get a better understanding of the changing technology in wire processing. It allows me as a spectator to see new technology and machines in action that you can’t see on a website or in a brochure. The variety of exhibitors and their products and services inspired me to think about other areas of my production and how I can improve them,” said Luke Morrill, Manufacturing Engineer, Peterson Engineering.

The EWPTE 2022 experience was equally positive for the 156 exhibitors who showcased their products and services on 37,100 ft2 of show floor space. Total leads generated for exhibitors in 2022 was 8929 according to lead count data.

“The overall show experience met and, in some cases, exceeded our expectations,” said Greg Wasko, Executive Vice President-Partner, Mecal by Starn. “We could list many things that made the show
great. What really matters is that we more than doubled our leads from any show previously. Thank you IPC/WHMA staff for a job well done!”

Darren Teasck, President and Managing Director, Schleuniger, added, “The Schleuniger team was excited to return to Milwaukee and very pleased with the level of activity. After the events of the last
couple years, it was more important than ever to reconnect face to face with customers, colleagues and attendees. We enjoyed the opportunity to engage inperson and look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

In 2023, Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo (EWPTE) will return to the Wisconsin Center, from May 16 to 18. For more information, visit: