NPE2012 in Orlando Allows Latin Americans Easier Access

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO | The NPE2012 international plastics exposition promises to be a "must" on the calendars of industry professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean, including those who have never before attended an NPE because of the travel involved, according to SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Assn., which is sponsoring the US Pavilion at Plastimagen 2010.

NPE2012 will take place April 1—5, 2012. SPI, which produces the triennial NPE expositions, has changed the venue for NPE from its longtime home in Chicago to the Orange Cty. Convention Ctr. in Orlando, FL, a location claimed much more easily accessible to travelers from anywhere south of the US. Because Orlando is said to be one of the world’s most popular destinations for tourism and vacations, the change in venue also may provide a new opportunity to take advantage of business travel by adding extra time for personal or family enjoyment.

"The increased access to NPE for Latin Americans comes at a time when SPI is transforming the event, making it broader in scope and richer in technology than ever before in the six decades of NPE history," said Gene Sanders, SPI senior VP of trade shows and conferences. "Our goal is to maximize the return on investment for all attendees and to create an NPE that Latin American plastics professionals will regard as a strategically essential investment for their companies and their career advancement."

While NPE has always been the largest plastics trade show in the Western Hemisphere, SPI has expanded NPE to include multiple additional events sponsored by co-locating partners, as well as technical conferences, educational seminars, pavilions focusing on emerging and specialty technologies, a design competition, and other innovations.

For information on exhibiting at NPE2012, contact SPI Trade Shows & Conferences at 202-974-5235, or For information on attending NPE2012, contact SPI Trade Shows & Conference at 202-974-5235, or

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