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Strong exhibitor interest in NPE2015 so far: SPI

The next NPE trade show is still a long way off, but at least one early sign is pointing to a strong event.


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November 20, 2013 by Canadian Plastics

The next NPE trade show is still a long way off, but at least one early sign is pointing to a strong event.

According to show producer the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), applications received by last week’s November 15 lottery deadline for priority placement in the space draw for NPE2015 were well ahead of the total for the same deadline prior to NPE2012.

As of this date, 789 companies have applied to exhibit at NPE2015, SPI said, requesting over 690,000 square feet (64,100 square meters) of space. This represents 16 per cent more exhibitors and 14 per cent more space than at the NPE2012 space draw lottery deadline.

“The applications received thus far make it very likely that NPE2015 will surpass the size our 2012 show, which was universally acclaimed as a success,” said Gene Sanders, SPI senior vice president of trade shows and conferences. “We are pleased with the positive response to many of the new developments underway with NPE2015, and, given the amount of space being requested, it seems clear that exhibitors will once again showcase running machines.”

NPE2015 will take place March 23-27, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

While companies that responded by the recent deadline maximized their selection order in the lottery, the space draw remains open to prospective exhibitors. “Their place in the selection order will be based on the date when their applications and down payments are received,” SPI said.

SPI projects that approximately 1,000 companies will have applied for exhibit space by time of the next space draw, to be held from February 19-21, 2014 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.