FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • When and where is NPE2018?

    NPE2018 will be held from May 7–11, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • What halls at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will be used for NPE2018?

    The show will occupy the West and South Halls of the OCCC.
  • How do I register for NPE2018?

    You can register for NPE2018 through our online registration system. You can access the registration system here.
  • How much does it cost to register for NPE2018?

    The Early Bird pricing for those registering for the Expo Pass by March 2, 2018 is $100. After March 2, 2018, the Advance pricing for the Expo Pass will be $150 through May 6, 2018. The cost to register onsite for the Expo Pass will be $200. Students can register for free. Anyone attendee who registers as a student must present a valid student ID onsite at registration to receive their free pass. More information on pricing can be found here.

  • What is the projected number of exhibiting companies and organizations for NPE2018?

    NPE2018 projects that there will be over 2,000 exhibiting companies and organizations at the show.
  • What is the projected attendance for NPE2018?

    The projected attendance for NPE2018 is 65,000+, with 87% having an influence on company purchasing decisions.
  • Where do I find hotels for NPE2018?

    Hotel information will be available online at NPE.org on September 5, 2017.
  • What are the hours of the exhibit halls?

    The exhibit hall hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday. 
  • What are the admission policies for accessing the NPE2018 exhibit halls?

    No person under the age of 16 will be admitted to the exhibit halls during the installation and dismantling periods. All persons in the exhibit halls must have proper registration credentials. Students 14-16 years of age will be permitted in the exhibit halls during show hours under the supervision of an adult with proper credentials.
     
    Show management reserves the right to host student groups of any age on the show floor with appropriate supervision and guidance during show hours.  No individual exceptions will be made.  Contact: registration@npe.org to host a student group.
  • Are photographs and/or videotaping allowed in the NPE2018 exhibit halls?

    Exhibitors must authorize all video and photographs of their booth, equipment and display materials. Should an exhibitor object to their display being photographed (still or in motion), photographs of that display will be prohibited. Show management has appointed Official Photographers to provide commercial photographs of the exhibits. No other commercial photographer/videographer will be admitted to the exhibits unless special arrangements are made with show management.
  • What topics are being covered at the conference?

    The NPE2018 conference program will feature sessions on the latest trends and the newest technology currently in use in the plastics industry.