The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. says that NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla., will be the largest in NPE's history in terms of exhibition space.
SPI said exhibitors will account for 1.04 million square feet of space, already equaling the previous record in 2000 — and with more coming on board, that number will continue to grow.
In a Jan. 26 news release, SPI said exhibiting companies pointed to the success of the last NPE, in 2012, as a major factor in their support for the event, as well as an “ongoing surge” in the sector.
Gene Sanders, SPI's senior vice president of trade shows and conferences, said: “With so many exhibitors operating equipment, the show floor will be a dynamic panorama of manufacturing in action.
“Visitors will encounter a host of opportunities to see demonstrations of the latest technologies and materials up close and to interact with equipment and product experts. It will offer buyers the rare opportunity to test before they invest.”
NPE 2015 takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from March 23-27.