April 5, 2018 – Washington, DC – The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) – producers of the triennial plastics tradeshow NPE – today announced that 1.2 million square feet on the NPE2018: The Plastics Show exhibit floor has been sold to exhibitors, making it the largest NPE in show history. With the May 7–11, Orlando, Fla.-based show being just a little over one month away, the exhibits are currently tracking 75,000 square feet – and counting – requested and sold over that which was requested of NPE2015. To date, 2,150 exhibitors have secured space to showcase the plastics industry’s most innovative products and technologies.
“We are thrilled to announce that our exhibit floor is in such high demand that we’re already breaking show-defining records. And we’re still providing exhibitors the space they’re seeking to showcase their companies and products at the world’s premier plastics show, so our numbers will continue to grow,” said Susan Krys, vice president of tradeshows and marketing at PLASTICS. “We predict that this pre-show momentum will continue, making NPE2018: The Plastics Show one of the largest industry gatherings ever.”
In addition to the trade show floor, historically one of the biggest draws, NPE2018 is packed with learning opportunities for everyone in the plastics industry, from the shop floor employees to sales managers to CEOs. There are opportunities to learn from thought leaders sharing leadership best practices, as well as content experts showcasing plastics innovation in various areas from bottling to recycling.
NPE2018 will feature new educational programs, including:
- 3D Printing Workshop, presented by: Additive Manufacturing Media and Plastics Technology
- Bottle Zone Technical Forum, hosted by: PETplanet and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)
- Expert Super Sessions
- Plastics Leadership Summit
- Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit
Returning educational programs at NPE2018 include:
- Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference, newly co-located with NPE2018: The Plastics Show
- Carpet America Recovery Effort, newly co-located with NPE2018: The Plastics Show
- Plastics Industry Insights—IHS Markit
- Seminarios Latinoamericanos, presentados en Español
To register for NPE2018: The Plastics Show, scheduled for May 7–11, 2018 in Orlando Fla., visit NPE.org/attend. Follow PLASTICS on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest #NPE2018 news and insights.
About Plastics Industry Association
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit plasticsindustry.org.