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Mark Your Calendar for NPE2018

Originally titled 'Mark Your Calendar'
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Remember these dates and times as you plan your trip to Orlando for NPE2018.

Show Hours

NPE2018 takes place May 7 to May 11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center.

The exhibit hall will be open the following times:

  • Monday May 7, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 8, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday May 9, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday May 10, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Friday May 11, 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Special Events

Check npe.org for information about a number of special engagements that take place during NPE—such as the Plastics Leadership Summit May 8 -10,  the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit May 8-10 and the 3D Printing Workshop Wednesday, May 9, among many more conferences and special events.


Registration for NPE is open today! Both attendees and exhibitors can register at npe.org/attend 

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