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NPE is the biggest show to come to the Americas, if you are a part of the plastics industry. This show has the most technology and live demonstrations of manufacturing that I have ever seen in one place.

– Chris Siler, The Dow Chemical Company

It’s very rare that you get every single major player in the market in one building, and for us to try to get to all these people in their offices would take years.

– Travis Thornton, Kongskilde

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NPE® is the largest plastics trade show in the Americas. It provides a global platform for transforming the future of technology and product innovation within the plastics industry. With 55,000+ attendees from more than 120 countries and over 2,000 exhibitors from the world’s leading suppliers and equipment manufacturers, NPE provides direct access to industry developments and emerging technologies.

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

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

What is the projected number of exhibiting companies and organizations for NPE2021?

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

What is the projected attendance for NPE2021?

We anticipate more than 55,000 attendees.

Where do I find hotels for NPE2021?

Expovision is the only Official Hotel Reservation Office for NPE2021. Hotel reservations for NPE2021 will open in September 2020. Please visit our page for more information.

What are the admission policies that apply to accessing the NPE exhibit halls?

No person under the age of 16 will be admitted in the exhibit halls during the installation, operation and dismantling periods. All persons in the exhibit halls must have proper registration credentials.

Are photographers and videographers allowed in the exhibit halls for NPE?

Know the official NPE2021 camera policy. NPE allows accredited working media to take photos in exhibitor booths only with the permission of the exhibitor. Please read the NPE official camera policy below:

NPE allows attendees registered as PRESS to use video and still cameras on the show floor. Media badges are designated with the word PRESS for easy identification.

Exhibitors may take pictures within their own booths for purposes of company or annual reports, company media pieces, marketing materials, etc.

Attendees taking photos for social media can only do so with permission from the exhibitor.

Under no circumstances will anyone be permitted to take pictures of an exhibitor’s product without permission from the exhibitor. Many products on display are innovative, proprietary, one-of-a-kind prototype items. Exhibitors have the right to refuse the taking of pictures in their booths.

Unauthorized photos will be confiscated (along with the device). The offender’s badge will be pulled and they will be blacklisted from attending future shows.

Where can I find information on past NPE shows?

You may check out our press releases here. For additional information and/or resources, please contact Jacob Barron at

Will I have work space at NPE?

Yes! Credentialed media will have full access to the press room for a comfortable location to file a story, have meetings with exhibitors, review press kits, or get a snack and rest your feet before you set back out to the 1.2 million square feet of show floor.

Who should I contact with questions?

Please contact for all media inquiries.

How do I receive media credentials?

You can register for NPE2021 and receive media credentials starting in Spring 2020.

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