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Thousands of Packaging and Plastics Leaders Set to Assemble in Orlando for NPE2018
Time: 2018-01-25
Registration for NPE2018: The Plastics Show, an international plastics manufacturing exposition held once every three years by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), opened earlier this year and already, thousands of leaders from the global plastics and packaging industries have made their plans to be in Orlando, Florida, USA this coming May 7–11. Projections anticipate more than 65,000 professionals from all around the world, including thousands representing Latin American companies. NPE2018 draws attendees across all segments of plastics manufacturing, creating the largest, most influential trade event in the industry.
This event showcases merging technologies, innovations and trends in plastics and packaging with full-scale operating equipment right on the show floor, including materials suppliers and processors that will shape the future of the industry.
“NPE2018 is the leading forum for plastics industry leaders to share ideas and see the next generation of innovation and technology driving the plastics industry into the future,” said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of PLASTICS. “We’re excited to welcome the leading minds in plastics to a contemporary, interactive marketplace for five days of active learning, high-powered collaboration and unparalleled discovery.”
NPE2018 New Show Features include:
  • Bottle Zone—an invaluable resource for companies that work with PET pre-forms, molds, labeling, filling, closures, design and inspection equipment in bottle and container manufacturing for beverages, pharmaceuticals, home products and personal care. Supporting partners include PETplanetdrinktec and ISBT. Educational tracks will be included in this zone.
  • Refocus Sustainability & Recycling Summit—an event providing recycling professionals access to revolutionary equipment and reliable supplies while connecting them to processors and brand owners who are seeking sustainable solutions for their business. This will be the third annual Summit, but the first to be co-located at NPE2018.
  • 3D & 4D Zone—an area allowing for exploration of the trends and technologies behind three- and four-dimensional prototypes, mold components and finished parts.
With the event less than 40 weeks away, excitement is at an all-time high. In a single 48-hour period in March, over 100,000 net square meters of exhibit space nearly sold out for the first time in show history.
“We anticipated NPE2018 would break the record we set in 2015, but it’s incredible that we exceeded our numbers during Space Draw, a full 14 months ahead of NPE2018,” said Carteaux. “The industry leaders and decision makers who come to NPE2018 actively seeing new technology solutions will absolutely find them among our diverse, bustling exhibit halls.”
Every day at NPE2018, millions of dollars in business will be conducted on the show floor. With attendees from over 128 countries, this is the event for forging new opportunities and partnerships while engaging with previous customers. If your company is looking for access to North American suppliers or looking to meet with other international buyers in packaging, then NPE2018 is the must-attend show for you.
Register at: NPE.org/attend.
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