The first 5,000 early signers, as well as any attendees from outside the United States, are now able to preregister online for free for NPE 2006, scheduled for June 19-23, 2006, in Chicago.
The international show, sponsored by the Washington-based Society of Plastics Industry Inc., anticipates 75,000 participants and has opened a Web site, www.npe.org, to help in the planning. After the first 5,000 registers, the fee is $30 if paid by Jan. 1. After that, it's $60. Onsite registration is $90.
International attendees have a bonus: They can preregister for free until early June.
This is the 25th triennial show for SPI. The organizer expects at least 2,000 companies to exhibit at McCormick Place, which has more than 1 million square feet of space.