By: Joe Tito
Few investments beat those which enrich us personally and professionally. A few years ago, WHMA embarked on a journey to vastly upgrade the offering at their annual conferences. WHMA conferences of recent years have been unparalleled opportunities to learn, grow, share, and discover new approaches to many aspects of the wire harness business. The WHMA organization, now under the management of IPC, has stepped up the game even more for 2020. The event will be held on February 18-20, 2020 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa.
This year’s conference keynote presenter will be B. Gentry Lee with his presentation titled “A Passion for Space Exporation”. Buchholz is chief engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and successful science fiction writer. During his keynote presentation, Lee will talk about the highlights of his exploration career and touch on the role of wires and harnesses on the most memorable spacecraft.
Other presentations and topics to be covered at the conference:
• “Wire Harness Industry Economics – Managing in an Uncertain Economy” presented by Taylor St. Germain
• “Space Challenges from Wire Harness” presented by Robert WM. Cooke
• “Megatrends of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrification)”
New this year, WHMA is holding a Technical Education Workshop – The Evolution of IPC’s Cable & Wire Harness Documents: IPC-D-620, IPC/WHMA-A-620 and IPC-HDBK-62 presented by Robert Cooke. This presentation will be a detailed, but often light-hearted and realistic, discussion on how the IPC’s cable and harness assembly documents were created.
We Will Be There!
Stop by our booth at the Conference and let us know what topics you would like us to discuss in future issues of Wiring Harness News. We are always looking for companies to highlight in our Industry Profile feature seen in every issue. Drop your card off and let us know if you are interested in having your business showcased in an upcoming issue.