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NPE WAS THE THIRD-LARGEST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY SHOW IN 2012 ACCORDING TO A NEW LISTING BY TRADE SHOW NEWS NETWORK

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., April 18, 2013: NPE was the ninth-largest trade show produced in the United States during 2012 and the third-largest manufacturing show, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.

The ranking appears in the 2012 Top 250 Trade Show list published this week by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), an online resource for the trade show and event industry. According to TSNN, about 6,000 trade shows took place in the U.S. last year.

The annual Top 250 list is based on data from trade show managers and ranks shows in terms of net exhibit space, which is the portion of exhibit hall space actually occupied by exhibitors. NPE2012 had 1,933 exhibitors on 939,972 sq.ft. (87,326 sq.m).

“NPE’s high rating reflects the importance of plastics to the world economy, as well as the importance of coming together to collaborate, innovate, and network,” said Gene Sanders, senior vice president of trade shows and conferences for SPI. “With the continued improvement in key plastics markets like automotive and construction, and the return of many manufacturing operations to the U.S., we anticipate that NPE2015 will be even greater than 2012.”

NPE2015 will take place Monday through Friday, March 23-27, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Information on the Trade Show News Network is available at http://www.tsnn.com. The 2012 Top 250 Trade Show list is posted at http://www.tsnn.com/toplists-us.

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NPE is a triennial international plastics exposition solely owned and produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. 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 www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.