WASHINGTON, DC—October 10, 2019—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), hosts of NPE: The Plastics Show, announced today that company requests for exhibit space at NPE2021 are already outpacing the demand for space ahead of NPE2018—a year in which the show sold out at its official Space Draw event for the first time in the show’s more than 80-year history.
Space on the NPE trade show floor—which exceeded 1.2 million square feet in 2018—is assigned through the Space Draw process:
- First, companies send requests for space on the trade show floor by the Space Draw deadline.
- Second, their space selection order for the Space Draw is determined by lottery based on priority show history.
- Finally, companies draw their space between January 21 and April 9, 2020.
“By the measure of space requests,” said PLASTICS Vice President of Trade Shows and Marketing Susan Krys, “we’re well ahead of where we were at the same point in the NPE2018 show cycle, before we broke all our records.”
“More companies are requesting exhibit space and the amount of space being requested is more than was requested for 2018,” she added. “This is a strong sign for NPE2021 and a reminder to other companies hoping to make their mark on the show floor to get their space requests in now before time—and space—run out.”
To participate in the Space Draw process, companies must submit their applications and deposits by October 31, 2019.
“That NPE2021 space applications are outpacing NPE2018’s just illustrates how much demand there is for plastic materials and products today,” said PLASTICS President & CEO Tony Radoszewski. “The outlook for plastics continues to exceed expectations, and it’s driven by our industry’s commitment to innovation and the kind of sales and relationship-building that only take place on the NPE show floor.”
For more information on how you can be a part of Space Draw, visit npe.org/space-draw.
About the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS)
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. Connect with PLASTICS on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.