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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.
The SEC releases a report on investments and women; the Manufacturing Institute's STEP Ahead Awards honors plastics companies; and two women are making history by heading a NPE committee in the trade show's 75-year history.
"On a three-year cycle like [NPE], you keep hoping for the best. But, the closer we got, it increasingly looked to us like the stars were not going to align," said Conrad Bessemer, president and CEO of auxiliary equipment maker Novatec Inc.
The NPE2021 show, the biggest plastics fair in North America, is canceling the in-person portion of the trade fair scheduled for May in Florida because of the coronavirus pandemic, the organizer announced Jan. 5.
A major NPE2021 exhibitor is pulling out, warning that it believes the May trade show, the largest plastics fair in North America, risks becoming a superspreader event. Novatec Inc. urged organizers to cancel the show.