The 2021 Electrical Wire Processing Expo (EWPTE) originally scheduled at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wis. for May 11-13, 2021 has been postponed to May 10-12, 2022. As show managers of the 2021 EWPTE, WHMA/IPC and Wisconsin Center District staff met with the newly formed EWPTE exhibitor advisory board. The advisory board comprised of representatives from the following companies: Amphenol CTI, Anixter, Artos, Brady Corporation, Cesar-Scott, DIT-MCO, Dynalab Test Systems, Hellermann Tyton, IEWC, Komax, Molex, Schleuniger Inc., Southwire Company, TE Connectivity and Telsonic unanimously made the critical decision to postpone the event due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19.

“Because of the extensive face-to-face networking and hands-on educational opportunities that EWPTE offers, the advisory board felt it was just not feasible to transition the event to a virtual one,” said David Bergman, WHMA executive director. “The past few years have drawn an expanded roster of exhibitors and visitors and the 2019 event saw close to 3,000 attendees from 40 states and 25 countries and nearly 200 exhibiting companies. We want to provide the electrical wire harness, wire and cable processing industries the cutting-edge and comprehensive in-person event they have come to expect the last 20 years in a safe environment.”

“My staff and I support the unanimous recommendation from the advisory board to postpone the show to 2022,” said Wisconsin Center District President and CEO Marty Brooks. “National and international participation for both exhibitors and attendees is what makes this show so comprehensive, so holding the event before international travel is reliable and safe would short sighted. I can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the Wisconsin Center in 2022.”

Information regarding the 2022 event will be available soon; visit

About IPC
IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 3,000 member companies 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 Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Miami, Fla.; Brussels, Belgium; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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. (

About the Wisconsin Center District
The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) is a government body created under Wisconsin State Statute in 1994 to fund, build and operate the Midwest Express Center (now Wisconsin Center) in downtown Milwaukee, and continue operating the existing venues now called the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and Miller High Life Theatre.