Now in its 11th year, CWIEME Chicago, America's largest dedicated exhibition for the coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing industries, has grown by 50%, covering everything from coil winding machines, permanent magnets and laminations, to electrical steels, bobbins and electric motor testing equipment.
In particular, CWIEME Chicago 2014 is expecting a significant increase in attendance by Mexican decision-makers from the maquiladora zones bordering the US. The organisers also anticipate a rise in Latin American representatives at the show. Top exhibitors attracting these visitors will include Cobham, CST America, Tempel Steel, Eurotranciatura, Hidria-Rotomatika, R. Bourgeois, Infolytica, Elantas, Miles Platts and Rea Magnet Wire.
Last year CWIEME Chicago was sponsored by the Transformer Association of America (TTA), which hosted a series of round table events and workshops that proved popular with visitors and exhibitors alike. This year TTA will build on its previous success with an enlarged transformer zone, highlighting the quality and expertise of transformer component manufacturers from the USA, Canada and Mexico.
In addition to securing new customers and suppliers, the CWIEME exhibition series offers participants an unmissable opportunity to network with industry peers and discuss the latest technological and legislative developments. A free seminar program, led by the industry’s foremost experts, as well as additional breakfast briefings and panel discussions, will run throughout the two-day event.
Topics will include: the revival of American manufacturing; the impact of government regulations on NAFTA’s electrical manufacturing supply chain; realising cheap and efficient new permanent magnets to meet industry demand; optimising wireless power transfer technology for increased e-mobility; and the commercial viability of graphene.
“Due to its location in one of the USA’s most important automotive areas, CWIEME Chicago has traditionally been seen as an electric motor manufacturing event,” says Haf Cennydd, Portfolio Director at i2i Events Group, the shows organiser. “But it has a lot to offer the consumer electronics and energy transmission and distribution industries too – this year more than ever. Interactivity is very important at the show. People can read product information anywhere, but where else can you see equipment in motion and directly compare it with competitor models? CWIEME Chicago will be packed with live machinery demonstrations from our 160 exhibitors – from start to finish. Year after year, CWIEME Chicago has grown to become the definitive event for the American coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing industries, and we can’t wait to welcome both new and returning visitors to the DE Stephens Convention Centre for this 2014 edition.”
The event is scheduled for September 30 – October 1, 2014, at the DE Stephens Convention Centre in Chicago. Admission is free.