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WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., March 20, 2013: The crucial event at which companies select well over half of the total exhibit space anticipated at the NPE2015 plastics exposition will take place February 19-21, 2014 in Orlando, Florida, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, producer of the triennial NPE.

The NPE2015 Space Drawing will be held in the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Conference Center, which is located near Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), the venue for NPE2015. More than 700 company representatives are expected to take part. In the near future, online registration for the event will become available at

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, participants will have the opportunity to tour the OCCC, attend workshops for exhibitors, and enjoy an evening hospitality event; the Drawing will occur on Thursday and Friday, February 20-21.

As for past NPEs, the Drawing will be preceded by a “Pre-Drawing” open to SPI member companies that have exhibited in at least 16 of the 27 NPEs held thus far.


NPE is a triennial international plastics exposition solely owned and produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. NPE2015 will take place Monday through Friday, March 23-27, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. NPE2012 had 1,933 exhibitors, 40% of which came from outside the U.S.A. The event attracted 55,359 participants, 26% of them international visitors.

Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900 thousand American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at and