10/14/2013

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SPI: Promoting NPE 2015

SPI who organises the triennial show announced that it has expanded its plan to help brand-owner buying teams attending NPE2015. To be highlighted by SPI during K 2013, the plan now includes complimentary on-site meeting spaces, or "Mission Control Centers,” plus additional meeting services. Companies with recognised appliance, automotive, consumer-product, electronic, medical, packaged-goods and other brands that send buying teams to the show will be eligible for Mission Control Centers. Fourteen companies have already taken advantage of the programme: Apple, Bayer/Medtronic, BD/Becton Dickinson, Berry Plastics, Bemis, Chrysler, Covidien, Ford, John Deere, Kimberly Clark, Mars, Newell Rubbermaid, Phillips Respironics, and Tervis Tumblers.Brand owner teams often consist of ten, twenty, or dozens of individual attendees, coming from multiple locations and representing diverse job functions. It is not unusual for members of a buying team from a large or multinational company to meet one another for the first time while attending NPE. The Mission Control Centers offer these groups a comfortable meeting point. Gene Sanders, SPI's Senior Vice President for trade shows and conferences therefore aptly describes these facilities as "Executive Clubs for buying teams”.NPE 2012 had 1,933 exhibitors, 40 % of which came from outside the USA. The event attracted 55,359 participants, 26 % of them international visitors. SPI expects NPE 2015 to surpass in size and dynamism NPE 2012.Parallel to NPE 2015 the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will hold Antec 2015, the largest plastics technical conference, with hundreds of original, peer-reviewed presentations.Hall 13, stand B91-28

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