2018 WHMA 25th Annual
Wire Harness Conference

February 13-15, 2018

Scottsdale, Arizona
- The Scotts Resort -

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Event Information

Over the past 24 years, the WHMA Annual Wire Harness Conference has become one of few investments that give an opportunity to learn, grow, share, and discover new approaches to many aspects of the wire harness industry. The conference features a number of timely presentations on topics important to wire harness manufacturers, OEM’s and suppliers. It also includes peer-to-peer networking, best-practices roundtables and a tradeshow with industry leading suppliers. It’s a conference you do not want to miss!

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Registration Options

WHMA Member Registration

This registration is for active Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association members. Additional attendees can be added on the registration form.

$495 Register Now

Non-Member Registration

This registration is for non-active members of the Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association. Additional attendees can be added on the registration form.

$595 Register Now

Exhibitor Booth – Member

This registration is for members of the Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association planning to have an exhibitor booth.

$1900 Reserve Booth

Exhibitor Booth – Non-Member

This registration is for non-members of the Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association planning to have an exhibitor booth.

$2400 Reserve Booth

Hotel Information

The Scott Resort & Spa

4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Updated Information:
Scott Resort & Spa is SOLD OUT Monday - Wednesday. WHMA has secured a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites. It is located right across the street from the conference but the Room Block cut off date is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5th. The rate is $229. To make reservations, you can Book Online using this link WHMA Overflow Conference Reservations  or call 1-800-362-2779 and tell them you are booking with the Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association Overflow Rooms.

The Scott Resort & Spa hotel information Call 800-528-7867 or visit WHMA Conference Reservations
for reservations. Indicate you are with the Wire Harness Manufacturers Association.

Room rate is $239.00 for a single/double room. On top of the rate, there will be a $15.00 plus tax resort fee. Resort fee provides the following inclusions: self and valet parking, Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public space (not to include meeting rooms), coffee service in living room, seasonal non alcoholic beverages served in living room and Paradise Pool, 24 hour access to fitness center, 24 hour access to business center and daily newspapers upon request. These rates are valid 3 days per and post (if available) so you can extend your stay.

Room block cut-off date is January 22, 2018. If you are trying to book room(s) outside of our room block or having general trouble, please call Renee Molstad at 763-235-6467 she will be happy to help.

WHMA Conference Reservations

Conference Sponsors

WHMA is grateful for the following sponsors that help make the annual conference possible!

Octane Go-Cart Event

Reception Sponsor



Schleuniger’s state-of-the-art automatic and semi-automatic wire processing machines are designed to cut, strip, crimp and mark wire and cable of all types, including single conductor wire, coaxial, multi-conductor, POF, flat flexible and fiber optic cables. Schleuniger Website

Lunch Sponsors

Daniels Manufacturing Corporation

Daniels Manufacturing Corporation

DMC is the international leader in Military Standard Crimp Tools and other Connector Assembly Tools for production and maintenance of high-reliability wire harness and interconnect systems. In addition to the qualified M22520 Military Standard Tools, DMC manufactures Alphatron Wire Crimp Pull Testers, Pneumatic, Electric and Hydraulic Crimp Tools, Beta Backshell/Accessory Torquing System Tools, Installing and Removal Tools, and Safe-T-Cable for Threaded Fasteners. Daniels Manufacturing Corporation Website

Entrada Group

Entrada Group

Entrada Group guides international wire harness manufacturers in establishing and running their own Mexico and Nicaragua operations, enhancing global competitiveness. Our manufacturing support platform and our strategically positioned, cost-competitive manufacturing campuses give small- and mid-size foreign wire harness producers an operational footprint for the North American market, with less cost and risk. As your nearshore experts, we handle all your general and administrative support services, giving you freedom to focus on production and business growth.  Entrada Group Website

Breakfast Sponsors

Wiring Harness News

Wiring Harness News

Wiring Harness News is a bi-monthly tabloid trade newspaper serving the wire, cable and fiber-optic processor. It targets wiring harness and cable assembly shops, cord set manufacturers, and thousands of companies that process electric wire and cable for use in their own products. Each issue brings a feature story about a company in the industry, technological and managerial columns plus wire processing news releases and a calendar of events. Our pages are loaded with people, features and news relative to your trade. Wiring Harness News is the “Official Trade Paper” for the Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association. Wiring Harness News Website

Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business

Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business

Mentor Graphics is a world leader in advanced software supporting complex electrical systems challenges from product definition through electrical system design, harness manufacture and vehicle maintenance.  Mentor’s client base includes OEM’s, Tier 1 suppliers, wire harness makers both small and large, and specialist vehicle manufactures. Typical applications include competition cars, agricultural machinery, recreational vehicles, custom trucks, buses, and materials handling equipment. Capital eliminates many hours of traditional manual processes and prototyping to deliver working products to market faster. Mentor Graphics Website

Best Practice Roundtable Sponsor



Panduit is a world leader that engineers flexible, end-to-end electrical and network connectivity physical infrastructure solutions that help business stay connected in a global world. Our high-performance products improve productivity and offer a lower total cost of ownership to create a competitive business advantage. Strong alliances with industry leaders, a global staff, and unmatched service and support, make Panduit a valuable, trusted partner. Website: www.panduit.com

First Timer Session Sponsor



Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for companies developing efficient power electronics and software applications. Synopsys Saber™ is a proven platform for accelerating robust design with leading edge tools for design entry, device modeling, simulation, post-processing, and wire harness design and layout. Synopsys's Website

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