Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has ”flipped the switch” over at the NPE2012 web site and the “Registration” button for NPE2012 is now “live.” Plastics professionals worldwide can now register online to attend a plastics exposition that will be bigger and better than previous NPEs. It will also be markedly different in the following ways:
- Instead of the traditional NPE dates in late June, NPE2012 will occur on April 1-5, 2012.
- The show will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center after 40 years in Chicago.
- The show will start on a Sunday for the first time. The event-filled “Super Sunday” on April 1 will consist of 14 hours of back-to-back activities, including technical sessions, panel discussions, networking events, an industry golf tournament, and an evening Opening Gala.
As a sports fan, I am partuicularly excited about NPE2012′s “Plastics in Sports” exhibits and demonstration areas! Plastics technology plays an important role in the safety, protection, performance and enjoyment of sports. From the evolution of the golf ball, to the science and technology behind building race cars, to protecting baseball players and football combatants from injury. At NPE2012, the ”Plastics in Sports” exhibits and demonstrations will showcase the impact of plastics in the sporting world in an interactive way that will feature the entire plastics industry supply chain and allow attendees the opportunity to participate. There will be five “Plastics in Sports” areas of focus: Golf, Contact Sports, Playing Surfaces, Sportswear and Active Sports.
Of course, chief among the events and programs making up NPE2012 is the world-scale NPE trade show, comprised of 2,000 exhibiting companies on 1-million sq.ft. of exhibit space and demonstrating more running machinery than ever before! And don’t forget the educational programs – SPE’s ANTEC® 2012, SPI’s Business of Plastics conference, and theLatin American Seminar en Español, produced by Publicar-B2Bportales. Take all that, and then add in the 2nd International Plastics Design Competition and at least a dozen multi-exhibitor technology pavilions, and it is no wonder that…
NPE2012 is the World Champion of Plastics Industry Trade Shows!