We are excited to announce the addition of NPE+, a digital component of NPE2021: The Plastics Show. In partnership with Gardner Business Media and Map Your Show (MYS), NPE+ will provide both live and on-demand content, complementing the in-person event with a digital component. By leveraging the existing NPE2021 MYS platform, NPE+ will offer an interactive, user-friendly digital experience that will add value for exhibitors and attendees, while also maximizing in-person attendance.

  • NPE2021 will kick off with a digital preview six weeks before the in-person show. Scheduled for the week of April 5th, this preview will offer attendees a sneak peek at what will be showcased at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) when NPE2021 opens May 17th. The preview will be positioned as a marketing tool to help drive attendees to the in-person show and will feature educational content and technology previews, as well as industry interviews on hot topics and what attendees can anticipate seeing at NPE2021.
  • In an effort to drive as many attendees as possible to the in-person event, during NPE2021, (May 17–21), the full NPE+ digital platform will not be live. As with previous NPE shows, MYS will provide the myNPE show planner, floor plan, and exhibitor directory. Attendees will also be able to use myNPE to schedule appointments with exhibitors at the show.
  • Three weeks after NPE2021, the week of June 7th, NPE+ will launch, offering registered attendees a wrap-up of the in-person NPE show and the full digital platform experience.  Exhibitor Showrooms will highlight the technologies and products that transformed tomorrow at NPE2021 and will continue to generate leads through new targets and increased visibility post-show.

Exhibitors will be able to connect with NPE+ attendees who may not have been able to attend the in-person show, through live videos featuring product demos and presentations by thought-leaders, and will be able to communicate with attendees in real-time through the digital chat functionality.

NPE+ will stay open, with access to all exhibitor information and on-demand content, through September 15, 2021.

NPE+ will create a customized digital experience for both the exhibitor and attendee:

  • Exhibitor Showrooms with downloadable materials, videos, and virtual business cards
  • Live exhibitor demos and presentations
  • Live chat
  • Exhibitor lead retrieval through the myNPE planner
  • Simulive educational content offering real-time Q&A with presenters
  • NPE Network industry interviews and news updates
  • Virtual networking events

Participation on the NPE+ digital platform will be reserved for all exhibitors in good standing contracted to exhibit at the in-person NPE2021 show. All exhibitors will receive a complimentary baseline package designed to enhance their presence on the NPE+ digital platform. Additional details can be found here. Please note that Exhibitor Showrooms will be locked for updates until December 1, at which time all new features included in the complimentary baseline packages will be available for exhibitor updates. Additional visibility opportunities will be offered in show history priority order used during the NPE2021 Space Draw. Click here for more information.

NPE2021 and NPE+ will transform tomorrow by re-engaging our businesses and bringing together friends and colleagues both in-person and virtually. NPE+ will extend NPE2021 to those attendees who cannot attend in person due to travel restrictions or health concerns, allowing for the entire plastics community to engage globally and drive the future of our industry.

More details and information will be shared over the next few months leading up to NPE2021 to ensure exhibitors get the most out of both the in-person and digital components of the show.

If you have questions, please see the NPE+ FAQs below or contact the NPE staff at exhibit@npe.org.

NPE+ Exhibitor FAQs

What is a hybrid trade show?

A hybrid trade show combines a live, in-person event with a digital online component.

Why is NPE+ being launched with NPE2021?

NPE+ will make participation in NPE2021 possible for those attendees who cannot attend in-person due to travel restrictions or health concerns. It will also bring NPE to new audiences—people who otherwise would not have been approved to travel to NPE under any circumstances, broadening the attendance reach for NPE and allowing for the entire plastics community to engage globally and drive the future of our industry.

More details and information will be shared with you over the next few months leading up to NPE2021 to ensure you get the most out of both the in-person and digital components of the show.

Be sure to whitelist the following domain names to ensure you get all NPE communications:

– email.plasticsindustry.org

– plasticsindustry.org

– npe.org

– mapyourshow.com

– naylor.com

 

What are the preview days?

NPE2021 will launch a preview the week of April 5th, six weeks before the in-person show. The NPE® preview will offer attendees a sneak peek at what will be showcased at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) when NPE2021 opens May 17th. The preview will be positioned as a marketing tool to help drive attendees to the in-person show and will feature educational content and technology previews, as well as industry interviews on hot topics and what attendees can anticipate seeing at NPE2021.

What is a Digital Exhibitor Showroom?

A Digital Exhibitor Showroom is an interactive page designed for an exhibitor to showcase company information, collateral, events, live presentations, and other assets to attendees. Attendees can save these assets and events to their show planner accounts to plan their digital experience and stay organized throughout the duration of the event.

Can our company cancel our booth in the live show and apply our money to the digital component?

No, the digital component is a value-added piece which will be offered only to exhibitors who participate in the live show—rather than a substitute for having an exhibit booth in the in-person event.

As an exhibitor, who do I contact to learn more about NPE+ and the Exhibitor Showroom packages?

A list of the basic Showroom packages provided to Member and Non-Member exhibitors can be found here. For additional information, please contact Ryan Delahanty with Gardner Business Media (GBM).

Ryan Delahanty, Group Publisher
+1-630-345-3465
ryand@gardnerweb.com

Will participation in the digital platform cost us more money?

Not necessarily. All exhibitors in good standing and contracted to participate in the in-person NPE2021 show will receive a complimentary baseline package designed to enhance visibility on NPE+ at no additional cost. Click here for more information.

For companies looking for ways to increase their visibility on the digital platform beyond what will be included in the complimentary baseline package, options will be available at additional cost. Additional visibility opportunities will be offered in the show history priority order used during the NPE2021 Space Draw. More information can be found here.

Will sponsorship opportunities be available on the NPE+ platform?

Yes, additional opportunities are available. To view NPE+ Exhibitor Showroom package pricing options to further increase your company’s visibility, click here.

Please note that additional visibility opportunities will be offered in the show history priority order used during the NPE2021 Space Draw. More information can be found here.

Please contact Ryan Delahanty with Gardner Business Media (GBM) for more information.

Ryan Delahanty, Group Publisher
+1-630-345-3465
ryand@gardnerweb.com

What is NPE+?

NPE+ is a digital platform that will provide both live and on-demand content, complementing the in-person event. By leveraging the existing NPE2021 Exhibitor Directory hosted by Map Your Show (MYS), NPE+ will enable meaningful interactions between exhibitors and greater numbers of buyers than ever before.

What are the dates of NPE+?

Three weeks after the in-person show May 17–21, NPE+ will launch the week of June 7th, offering registered attendees a wrap-up of the in-person NPE show and the full digital platform experience. NPE+ will stay open with access to all exhibitor information and on-demand content, through September 15, 2021.

What content will be on NPE+?

NPE+ will create a customized digital experience that will include:

– Digital Exhibitor Showrooms highlighting the latest technologies with downloadable materials, videos, and virtual business cards

– Live exhibitor demos and presentations

– Live chat

– Exhibitor lead retrieval through the myNPE planner

– Simulive educational content offering real-time Q&A with presenters

– NPE Network industry interviews and news updates

– Virtual networking events

Do I have to exhibit at NPE2021 in Orlando, FL to have an NPE+ Exhibitor Showroom?

Yes. Participation on NPE+ will be reserved for all exhibitors in good standing contracted to exhibit at the in-person NPE2021 show. All exhibitors will receive a complimentary baseline package designed to enhance their presence on the NPE+ digital platform, with other opportunities available at additional cost. Details can be found here.

Will NPE train us how to use the digital platform?

Yes. Show Management will make exhibitor resources and tutorials available in December. Tutorials will be available through the NPE2021 Exhibitor Dashboard and Exhibitor Update e-Newsletters. Resources will include webinars, articles, and PDFs to help exhibitors get the most out of their NPE+ experience.

As an exhibitor, how do I access my NPE+ Exhibitor Showroom to get started?

As Map Your Show (MYS) is providing the digital platform for NPE+, exhibitors already have basic information in their Showrooms, including company name, booth number, description, and contact information. You will be able to update your Exhibitor Showroom by logging into your NPE2021 Exhibitor Dashboard to include additional opportunities available in your basic Showroom package that can be found here.

Please note that Exhibitor Showrooms will be locked for updates until December 1, at which time all new features included in the complimentary baseline packages will be available for exhibitor updates.

How do I purchase an NPE+ Exhibitor Showroom?

All NPE2021 exhibitors will receive a complimentary baseline package of enhanced visibility opportunities, with additional opportunities available at additional cost. To view NPE+ Exhibitor Showroom package pricing options to further increase your company’s visibility, click here.

Please note that additional visibility opportunities will be offered in the show history priority order used during the NPE2021 Space Draw. More information can be found here.

If I have not signed up as an exhibitor, how do I become an exhibitor at the in-person NPE2021?

Please send an email to exhibit@npe.org or you can visit the Exhibitor Dashboard here to complete a space application.

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