IPC/WHMA to Sponsor M-EXPO Show
Established partnership of joint effort to strengthen the wire harness manufacturing industry

June 14, 2019 — IPC and the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association® (WHMA) have joined M-EXPO to offer more value to their supplier and manufacturing members as well as offering cutting edge educational access to the Northern Mexico Maquiladora Wire Processing Industry.

The partnership brings together IPC/WHMA international manufacturing industry leadership in cutting edge education, training, and certification on relevant industry topics and M-EXPO's access to an exclusive show for the wire and cable industries in Northern México. It will also provide attendees to M-EXPO the opportunity to take part in free IPC seminars related to IPC/WHMA-A-620 standards and Workmanship and Repair.

"I am pleased to announce that we are moving forward with IPC/WHMA to make the upcoming M-EXPO 2019 an IPC/WHMA sponsored event. What this means is that we will work to make this the flagship "Wire Harness Expo" for México right here in our border region. Said Gustavo Farell, President of M-EXPO show. M-EXPO show will take place in Cd. Juárez, Chih. México on October 9-11, 2019 at the Cuatro Siglos Convention Center.

M-EXPO is the only Wire Processing Technology show in El Paso/Cd. Juárez region despite being an area with high concentration of manufacturing activity. In Cd. Juárez alone, there are over 300,000 manufacturing jobs and more than 300 maquiladoras and over 25% of these companies are in the Wire Harness or related industry. El Paso/Juárez and the State of Chihuahua region is comprised of the largest wire processing technology centers in the world! Sometimes called the "Wiring Harness Capital of the World."

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About M-EXPO
This is M-EXPO 3rd year (co-located with the 9th Annual EXPO-MRO). It was initiated as a response to the interest of exhibitors who participated in previous EXPO-MRO shows. M-EXPO's goal is to introduce large CMs and OEMs with suppliers of latest wire processing technology, equipment, tools, materials for the Aerospace, Agriculture, Appliances, Automotive, Marine, Medical, and Military markets. For more information, visit M-EXPO at www.mexpowire.com.

About IPC
IPC is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 5,400 member-company sites which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China. www.ipc.org

About WHMA
The Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association® (WHMA) was established in 1993 to serve and dedicate their resources to the global cable and wire harness industry. WHMA is the ONLY trade association exclusively representing the cable and wire harness manufacturing industry including manufacturers, their suppliers and customers. www.whma.org

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