NPE 2006: 9 % More Visitors than in 2003
At the international plastics showcase, NPE 2006, in Chicago from 19th to 23rd June, 1850 companies exhibited on a net area of 88,210 square meters. There were 4 % fewer exhibitors than at the last NPE in 2003. Some 33 % of exhibitors came from abroad. About 38 % of exhibitors were participating in the NPE for the first time.
Some 64,450 technical experts from 126 countries had registered to visit the exhibition. Most international visitors came from Canada, Mexico and China. After deduction of the exhibitor registrations, the total of international visitor registrations was 33 % higher than in 2003 and made up 24 % of all visitor registrations to NPE 2006.
About 120 conferences, seminars, workshops and presentations were on offer at NPE 2006. That compares with only 41 in 2003. For the first time, there were conferences solely dedicated to elastomers and mouldmaking.
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