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Keynote speakers named for Interwire 2023

The Wire Association International (WAI) has announced two keynote speakers scheduled to open its Interwire conference program at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia. The event runs May 9-11, 2023.

On Tuesday, May 9, Srinivas Siripurapu, chief innovation and R&D officer of Prysmian Group, will present his keynote address Innovation, investments and incentives — electrifying the wire and cable industry for a brighter future.

The overview of the address reads: The trifecta of clean energy, grid modernization and digital transformation is driving innovation on steroids for the wire and cable industry. For example, the US government has set a goal to deploy 30GW of new offshore wind energy by 2030 and 15GW of floating wind farms by 2035. These ambitious targets can only be achieved with reliable hi-tech cabling infrastructure such as novel 525kV HVDC systems that can transmit over 2GW of power. The presentation will showcase multiple examples of new technologies that will energize wire and cable manufacturing with increased investments and spur economic growth.

On Wednesday, May 10, Rich Stinson, president and CEO of Southwire Company, will address the audience with his keynote presentation titled The future is electrified.

 Rich Stinson
Rich Stinson

This address will look at how industry megatrends are changing the future, and how electrification will play a major role. The overview continues: There is a fundamental need and desire to decarbonize; the only way to do it is to move from an oil-gas fueled economy to an economy driven by electrification. We must be ready to meet the needs of our customers. It's a great time to be in the electrical industry, and Southwire is focused on further strengthening the future of manufacturing as we all become even more connected, and as electrification plays an even greater role.

Hosted biennially, Interwire is an international trade event that includes exhibiting companies, speakers and visitors from more than 50 countries. All Interwire 2023 conference registrants have access to the keynote presentations.

Conference details and registration information are available on the event website: