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NPE2012 – The International Plastics Showcase April 1 – 5, 2012 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida USA - the latest information on the plastics industry and plastic products

This is an internet community about the SPI's NPE 2012 International Plastics Showcase to be held in Orlando, Florida April 1st to the 5th. If you interested in the NPE this site can provide information, links and the opportunity to discuss and learn about this major plastics show. The best way to get started is to JOIN this site AND this group.

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NPE2012: The International Plastics Showcase will take place April 1st to the 5th, at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. The traditional core event at NPE2012 will be the NPE trade show. It will be the largest plastics exposition in the Western Hemisphere, providing access to North America’s $400-billion/year plastics marketplace and serving as a hub of trade for plastics companies from South America, Europe, and Asia. Exhibiting companies will include: 1) hundreds of firms coming directly from outside the U.S.; 2) the major multinational suppliers of plastics equipment and materials, both U.S.-based companies and U.S. subsidiaries of companies based elsewhere; and 3) the largest number of U.S. domestic suppliers of plastics technologies to exhibit at any plastics event anywhere. The event is produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.

Again, the NPE is co-locating with the industry’s most renowned technical conferences to give you the largest educational program ever offered at an international plastics tradeshow, along with several co-located events and the International Plastics Design Competition.

Founded in 1937, SPI is the plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. SPI's member companies represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. The U.S. plastics industry employs 1.1 million workers and provides nearly $379 billion in annual shipments.

Orlando! Why Orlando????

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando offers 2.1 million sq.ft. (195,000 sq.m) of exhibit space in two large exhibit halls. The halls are connected by a 1,500-ft. (460-m) walkway with moving sidewalks. Adjacent to the exhibit areas are 74 meeting rooms (235 breakouts). The total parking capacity is 8,227. According to the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., there are 115,000 hotel rooms in the Orlando area, 9,100 of them within walking distance from the center. Orlando International Airport is 20 minutes away.

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