Plastics News has been awarded exclusive show-daily publishing rights for the NPE2009 and 2012 trade shows in Chicago.
The show's owner and organizer, Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., announced March 6 it had again selected PN to deliver breaking news via daily issues to on-site attendees at North America's largest plastics trade show.
Plastics News, which has produced dailies for the past six of the triennial NPE shows, will deliver five print issues in five days to show-goers at the June 22-26 event at McCormick Place. SPI expects NPE2009 to attract 2,000 exhibiting companies and 75,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.
Bill Carteaux, SPI president and chief executive officer, cited editorial quality as a key factor in the decision, and noted that PN in 2000 received the National Gold Award for on-site trade show coverage from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
``The Plastics News team has shown outstanding capability for producing high-quality articles from news gathered right on the NPE show floor - and doing it with lead times measured in mere hours,'' he said.
``This has enabled visitors to our shows to stay alert to the latest happenings, and it has given exhibitors with important developments an opportunity to make them known on-site. The hard work and resourcefulness that go into each issue of the Plastics News show daily has helped make NPE week an exciting time for all of us.''
This will be the first NPE at which the Akron-based publisher can leverage its expanded international presence.
The Plastics News Global Group took shape in July, when Crain Communications Inc. acquired the polymers business of Emap Communications plc in London.
The group now includes three print publications - Plastics News in North America, Plastics & Rubber Weekly in the United Kingdom, and European Plastics News, which covers continental Europe. In addition, PN produces a bilingual, electronic China eWeekly newsletter, and multiple e-mail newsletters.
``We're delighted that SPI recognizes both the quality of our editorial product and that our growing international profile is a good fit for their increasingly international show,'' said Tony Eagan, PN Global Group publisher and vice president.