Typically at a trade shows, when attendance figures are bad, organizers talk about the quality of the registrants.
There's no need to do that this year at NPE. Registrations figures for NPE 2015 knocking it out of the park.
The registration total as of 4 p.m. Wednesday was at 65,111. That's far ahead of the total number of people who registered for the last NPE, in 2012. That year 55,359 people registered to attend by the end of the four-day show.
This year's NPE is running five days, from March 23-27.
Meanwhile, show organizer the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. has corrected the registration figure as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The actual figure was 63,517, according to SPI.
SPI had conservatively predicted that 60,000 visitors would attend the show this year.