03/07/2012

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NPE2012: More exhibitors than in 2009 and larger booths

International participation promises to be greater than ever. Of registrations thus far, 26% are for individuals coming from outside the United States. By comparison, the corresponding final figures for NPE2006 and NPE2009 were 16% and 18%, respectively. The increase includes a substantial showing by visitors from Latin America, who account for half of international registrations thus far. "Visitors to NPE2012 will benefit from a resurgent NPE2012 in several ways,” said Sanders. "Not only will there be more exhibitors and larger booths than in 2009, but there will be lots more equipment on display and shown in actual operation. And there will be more participation by resin manufacturers than we've seen in the last four or five NPEs, as these companies exhibit, host customer service centers, or sponsor special interest initiatives such as our design competition.” To give an idea of the increase in equipment on display, Sanders noted that the 35 largest exhibitors at NPE2012 are averaging 20% more equipment than they did at NPE2009, as measured by the weight per square foot of exhibit space. In spite of the Great Recession, the cumulative purchasing power of visitors to NPE2009 was great by historical standards. "The number of individual companies represented by visitors at NPE2009 was only slightly smaller than the 19,300 companies in 2006, meaning that the decision makers came to the show, recession or no recession,” Sanders noted. "Companies with a need to know about plastics cannot afford to miss the opportunities provided by NPE to discover new technologies and make business connections. That's why we expect the number of unique companies coming to NPE2012 to be comparable to the historic highs for NPE.”

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