Thursday, October 21st, 2010

“It’s K Time”…for NPE2012!

Plastics industry companies are gearing up to take part in K 2010 next week. More commonly referred to as “the K-Show,” the  international plastics trade fair will be held October 27 – November 3 in Düsseldorf, Germany.  “It’s K Time” is the show’s official tag line and, ironically, that means it is also time for everyone involved in staging NPE2012 to shift into a higher gear! 

That’s right.  SPI will use the occasion of K 2010 to officially kick-off NPE2012 — the largest plastics technology exposition in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s largest plastics technical conference set to take place April 1-5, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This is a new location and venue for NPE after more than 40 years in Chicago.

At an October27 press conference at the K-Show in Düsseldorf, SPI will unveil some exciting new plans for NPE2012, as well as its  “Breaking the Mold” marketing campaign for the show. “Breaking the Mold“ marks NPE’s exiting new beginning in Orlando and highlights the new benefits that NPE2012 will offer to exhibitors and attendees — including substantial cost savings, travel advantages, more exhibits of working machinery and a more “user-friendly” experience.  A key part of the campaign message is “Reshape the Future of Plastics,” highlighting the role of NPE2012 as a showcase for technological innovation and a catalyst for industry transformation 

On October 29, SPI will host an “NPE2012 Reception at K-Show” where industry leaders will  gather for refreshments and networking as a celebratory official  kick-off for the NPE2012 show. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with SPI President Bill Carteaux, Senior Vice President of Trade Shows Gene Sanders, NPE2012 Chairman John Effman and other NPE organizers  and learn about the show’s new venue at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.  

SPI is also sponsoring two U.S. Pavilions at the K-Show –  one for machinery and one for materials – that will enable approximately 50 American companies to showcase their technologies to an international audience.  SPI will also have its own NPE2012 exhibit marking the opening of booth space and attendee marketing for its own international plastics exposition.

It may still be 17 months before NPE2012 opens its doors, but since “It’s K Time,” the excitement for NPE2012 begins building in earnest now! Next stop: The NPE2012 Space Draw in January.

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