January 28, 2015 by Canadian Plastics
The upcoming NPE2015 trade show has officially surpassed the previous NPE record for exhibit space.
Based on the number of exhibitors so far, booths will fill more than 1,041,000 net square foot (106,000 square meters) of exhibit space, the amount used at NPE2000, the largest NPE on the books until now. “And with more companies anticipated, [we] expect an additional 10,000 square feet (930 square meters) to be occupied before the show floor opens on March 23, 2015,” said SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.
According to SPI, Milacron Inc. will have 24,600 square feet (2,285 square meters) of space, constituting the largest booth in NPE history. “Overall, more than 600 companies will have equipment at their booths and over 400 will be operating systems,” SPI said. “Often their exhibits will feature multiple machines – some of them completely integrated manufacturing cells – running simultaneously.”
“With so many exhibitors operating equipment, the show floor will be a dynamic panorama of manufacturing in action,” said Gene Sanders, SPI’s senior vice president of trade shows and conferences. “Visitors will encounter a host of opportunities to see demonstrations of the latest technologies and materials up close and to interact with equipment and product experts. It will offer buyers the rare opportunity to test before they invest.”
NPE2015 takes place March 23-27, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.