27/10/2023 – Participants from 30 countries and 160 companies

“Wire & Cable Milan” on 16 October 2023

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports that 275 wire and cable industry delegates met at Milan’s historic Palazzo Giureconsulti on October 16, 2023, for a one-day wire and cable technical conference of collaboration innovation. The event was jointly organized by WAI and ACIMAF, the Association of Italian Wire Machine Manufacturers.


(WAI reports that 275 wire and cable industry delegates met at Milan’s historic Palazzo Giureconsulti on October 16. © WAI


Industry experts covered ferrous and nonferrous topics during concurrent tracks, with notable speakers from 24 companies providing the best practices in wire drawing technology and timely information on industry 4.0 and market conditions. Throughgout the day representatives from 27 companies discussed business at their tabletop exhibits in the supplier forum.

Ferruccio Bellina, an organizer and ACIMAF president, said, “A great commitment and a winning collaboration between ACIMAF and WAI led to an unprecedented success of the Wire & Cable conference... A success that we wish to share with all the participants and sponsors who joined this important event, which saw the presence of delegates coming to Milan from over 30 countries.”

WAI’s 2023 President Kurt Breischaft, who served a a moderator for the nonferrous track, said “I think the nonferrous session fit together extremely well. The first speaker from Prysmian explained how cables need to become more sustainable, with the second and third speakers (La Farga and Continuus-Properzi) explaining how copper and aluminum can be processed to meet these requirements.” The Gala Dinner at Milan’s grand Palazzo Serbelloni provided a chance for additional networking at the close of the conference.


The organizers wish to thank the following organizations:

– Continuus-Properzi; Samp; SAS Engineering and Planning; TKT Group

– The International Wire+Machinery Association (IWMA); Messe Düsseldorf North America; MFL Group; DRT Impianti

– The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation / madeinitaly.gov.it; and The Italian Trade Agency (ITA).

– Official Media partners: Expometals; Wire Journal International, Inc.; and Tecnologie del Filo.


ACIMAF was founded in Brescia, Italy, in 1987 for the purpose of promoting the image of Italian technology in the field of machines and products for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. It is a non-profit voluntary association and plays an important International role of cooperation in improving the location and organisation of the major wire and cable trade fairs.

About WAI

WAI, founded in 1930, is a not-for-profit association with more than 2,200 individual members in 50 countries. The association serves the educational needs of the wire and cable manufacturing industry through a variety of products and services. WAI manages the Interwire Trade Exhibition and Wire Expo and publishes the Wire Journal International and the Wire Journal International Reference Guide.