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The key thing to remember about booking a hotel for NPE is this: Hotels on the list provided to exhibitors and attendees will sell-out completely. If you want a comfortable place to put your feet up a...

January 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



The key thing to remember about booking a hotel for NPE is this: Hotels on the list provided to exhibitors and attendees will sell-out completely. If you want a comfortable place to put your feet up at night, don’t leave this to the last minute. Start looking into it now.

Hotel booking information will be available on the NPE website (www.npe.org) in February. Visitors will be able register over the web and pay their deposit online using a credit card. These hotel bookings are managed through the NPE 2000 Housing Bureau, which requires a deposit of U.S.$175.00 per room before any reservation will be processed. You can reach the Bureau by telephone at 703/205-2975 or fax 703/205-0235.

You can book a hotel yourself, but may not be able to get the same rate as through the housing bureau.

GETTING THERE FOR LESS

United Airlines is the official airline for NPE, and is offering discounts of five percent off the lowest airfare and up to 10 percent off the unrestricted coach fares. Call United Airlines at 800/521-4041 and refer to meeting ID number 558IU.

Delta Airlines is the official co-carrier for the show. Call them at 800/241-6760 and refer to file number 131677A.

For getting around in Chicago, Avis Rent A Car is offering discounted rates. Visit the web site (www.avis.com) or call 800/331-1600 and refer to discount number A971896.

WHAT TO EXPECT

In 1997, NPE set a new record with 82,000 registered participants.

The exhibits in 1997 covered over one million sq. ft. (94,000 m2).

The NPE Conference is free to all show attendees and will include sessions on technology advances in machinery, materials, toolmaking, processing and design; developments in end-use markets; and business issues such as e-commerce, site selection and equipment purchasing.


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