Opening Party

Robot Arm Building the word "You"


Monday, May 6 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Valencia Ballroom | Orange County Convention Center

Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls or feel like you’re living a semi-charmed kind of life — come to our inaugural Opening Party, featuring live music and so much more! You’ll meet new business connections and have a blast.

After 6 years apart, NPE is back and bringing the industry together to celebrate the return of the largest plastics trade show in the Americas.

Join us for an unforgettable event featuring:

Glass and mixer

Drinks and delicious food

Party games and photo opportunities

Live band and DJ

Meet the band

Celebrate the return of NPE when you hit the dance floor to the tunes of Pop Rocks! Known for their high-energy performances packed with current hits mixed with Motown, 80s, 90s and more, this San Francisco-based dance band features six exciting performers who will kick the opening party into high gear. With a diverse style and classic sound, Pop Rocks is in high demand domestically and internationally and has performed for groups like Google, Facebook, Salesforce, the San Francisco 49ers and others.

Pop-Rocks Band Photo


*Separate registration required. This event is not included with any NPE registration level.

Early Bird (until Dec 14):

Don’t miss the biggest plastics celebration yet!

Registration is open!