The next NPE is headed toward a record.
At the space draw for NPE2024, set for May 6-10, 2024, in Orlando, Fla., more than 1,100 exhibitors snapped up 1.02 million square feet of space for 1,259 booths for the event from the Plastics Industry Association.
That compares with 982,000 square feet sold at the space draw for NPE2018.
The association had sold more than 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space for NPE2021, but that event was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
"NPE2024 is made for the plastics industry," Glenn Anderson, chief operating officer for the association, said in a news release. "NPE is our forum, our community, our showroom, our global marketplace and our platform to do business, learn, connect and be inspired."
NPE takes place in three halls spread across two buildings of the Orange County Convention Center. The in-person space draw is the primary process to buy space for the five-day event, although exhibitors can still apply for remaining space. NPE2018 ended up selling a total of 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space by its opening day.