The next NPE international plastics exposition will take place April 1-5, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. NPE 2015 will also be in Orlando, but in late March. NPE has been presented by the Society of the Plastics Industry in Chicago’s McCormick Place since 1971, and the event has occurred in June since 1979. SPI said the move will offer big reductions in expenses for exhibitors and attendees—including an average of 48% savings in utilities for booths, 19% in on-site hauling (“drayage”) and rigging services, 23% on lodging, and 11% on travel.
Program changes will include a Sunday opening with educational programs and other special events, as well as just four days—Monday through Thursday—for the show itself. In addition, exhibits will be grouped for the first time by product category.
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