SPI Data Reveals Record Participation at NPE2015
Final data from the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) indicates NPE2015 was the largest show in NPE history. NPE: The International Plastics Showcase, which took place March 23-27 in Orlando, Florida, attracted 2,029 exhibitors in more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space – exceeding the previous records set in 2000.
In addition, registered attendance for NPE2015 was 65,810 – 19 percent greater than three years ago. These registrants came from 23,396 unique companies – 22 percent more than the 19,198 companies at NPE2012 – representing a substantial increase in buying potential.
International participation also set new NPE records. Nearly 44 percent of exhibiting companies and 26 percent of registrants came from outside the US. Nearly 5,000 registrants were from Latin America alone. Exhibitors came from 37 nations in all.
Prior to the start of NPE2015, SPI announced it had signed contracts to keep NPE at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, in 2018 and 2021. The trade association also has reserved dates for NPE2024 in Orlando. NPE was first staged in Orlando in 2012.
NPE2018 will take place May 7-11, 2018. For more information, visit www.npe.org.