Frequently Asked Questions:

When and where is NPE2021?

Produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), NPE2021 will be held May 17–21, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, USA.

How can I register to attend?

You can register for NPE2021 through the online registration system starting in Spring 2020.

How much does it cost to register for NPE2021?

Prices will be announced in Spring 2020. NPE offers exhibit-only passes as well as full conference registrations.

Which buildings at the Orange County Convention Center will be used for NPE2021?

The show will occupy the West and North/South Buildings of the OCCC.

How many attendees are you expecting?

We anticipate more than 55,000 attendees will join us in-person in Orlando.

What about exhibitors?

We expect more than 2,000 exhibiting companies at the show.

Are photographers/videographers allowed in the exhibit halls for NPE2021?

Photography/videography by attendees is prohibited in the exhibit halls.

What about hotel accommodations during the show?

Expovision is the only Official Hotel Reservation Office for NPE2021. Hotel reservations for NPE2021 will open September 9, 2020.


Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), producer of NPE2021, has received several reports of invalid third-party hotel room scammers contacting our attendees. These hotel booking scammers have no affiliation with NPE2021. Expovision has negotiated the lowest rates in Orlando, FL for NPE2021 and only requires a one-night room rate plus tax deposit. Any company requiring full prepayment should be viewed with extreme suspicion.

We strive to protect our attendees from conducting business with room poachers. If you are solicited by any group other than Expovision, please contact

For questions regarding hotels, please contact:

NPE2021 Hotel Reservation Office (Expovision)

Toll-Free: (866) 523-0876; Phone: +1 (703)205-2975; Fax: +1 (703) 205-0235


What are the hours of the exhibit halls?

The exhibit hall hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 17 – Thursday, May 20 and 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21.

What are the admission policies for accessing the NPE exhibit halls?

No person under the age of 16 will be admitted to the exhibit halls during the installation and dismantling periods. All persons in the exhibit halls must have proper registration credentials. Students 14-16 years of age will be permitted in the exhibit halls during show hours under the supervision of an adult with proper credentials.

Show management reserves the right to host student groups of any age on the show floor with appropriate supervision and guidance during show hours.  No individual exceptions will be made.  Contact: to host a student group.

Where can attendees learn more about NPE's preparedness plans for COVID-19?

Our NPE® team is taking precautions and proactively evaluating scenarios to guarantee we deliver the high-quality technology marketplace, networking, and thought leadership you’ve come to expect—while maintaining the health and well-being of our collective community as a priority. We continue to monitor developments and post updates to the COVID-19 Resources section.

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