NPE2012: 20% of expected space already taken in pre-drawing


Member companies of SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Assn., specifically those that exhibited in at least 15 of SPI’s past 26 NPE Shows, came out of their “pre-drawing” for exhibit space with more than they expected: about one-fifth of the total anticipated exhibit space is already booked.

There were 67 exhibitors eligible for the pre-drawing, and collectively they took 170,300 ft2 (16,000m2), said Gene Sanders, Sr. VP for shows and conferences at SPI. NPE2012 will be held on April 1-5, 2012 in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) In Orlando, FL, and not, as it has been for the last 14 consecutive NPEs, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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