The Space Draw for NPE2024: The Plastics Show has set a new record: 1,024,462 square feet of exhibit space were sold at the event, shattering the previous high of 982,000 square feet in 2018. (The 2021 show was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.) More than 1,100 exhibitors selected space across 1,259 booths at the Space Draw in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 27 to March 3. The main event — NPE2024 — returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on May 6 to 10, 2024.
“We are thrilled to see this level of commitment 14 months ahead of the show opening,” said Matt Seaholm, president and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), which organizes NPE. “The plastics industry has undergone incredible amounts of changes over the last few years and industry leaders are eager to showcase their latest innovations. The swift pace of floor space selections is a testament to NPE’s significance as the largest plastics products, materials, and manufacturing show in the Americas.”
NPE2024 will highlight the latest product and service advancements in seven technology zones devoted to advanced manufacturing, bottles, business solutions, materials science, moldmaking, recycling and sustainability, and packaging.
The NPE2024 floor plan will be locked down for the next two weeks for an internal audit, said PLASTICS. Potential exhibitors can apply to exhibit at npe.org/exhibit.