NPE Move to Florida Is Hailed

WASHINGTON, DC | According to the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), NPE2012's new venue in Orlando “promises to be a ‘must’ on the calendars of industry professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean, including those who have never before attended an NPE because of the travel involved.”

The triennial event, which has been held in Chicago since 1971, is scheduled for April 1-5, 2012, at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center.

“The increased access to NPE for Latin Americans comes at a time when SPI is transforming the event, making it broader in scope and richer in technology than ever before in the six decades of NPE history,” says Gene Sanders, SPI senior VP of trade shows and conferences. “Our goal is to maximize the return on investment for all attendees and to create an NPE that Latin American plastics professionals will regard as a strategically essential investment for their companies and their career advancement.”

SPI has expanded NPE to include multiple additional events sponsored by co-locating partners, as well as technical conferences, educational seminars, pavilions focusing on emerging and specialty technologies, a design competition, and other innovations.

According to John Effmann, chairman of NPE2012, “All…participants will benefit from hotel and dining costs that are lower than those in Chicago. In addition, exhibitors will benefit from Orlando's lower costs and more streamlined logistics for setting up and maintaining booths, enabling them to bring more equipment to the show and operate it on-site.”

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