Fri June 3, 2016

Ashley Stoney 
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June 3, 2016

SPI’s NPE: The Plastics Show Nabbed Two Grand Awards, the Highest Honor

Washington, D.C.—NPE: The Plastics Show earned five awards—including two Grand Awards, the highest recognition—at Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) annual Fastest 50 Awards & Summit last week. TSE’s annual award ceremony honors trade show industry leaders representing the fastest-growing trade shows worldwide.

“NPE: The Plastics Show continues to represent the brightest and the best in plastics. With exhibitors and attendees representing every segment of the plastics supply chain, every three years the industry gets the opportunity to showcase their most innovative designs and inventions that propel our industry,” said Mark Garrison, senior vice president of membership and business development.

A nod to NPE: The Plastics Show’s reputation, the triennial trade show produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association took home two Grand Awards, with growth numbers that outpaced 99.5 percent of all shows held in the U.S. in 2015, for Fastest-Growing Non-Annual Show in Sheer Numbers by Net Square Feet and Fastest-Growing Non-Annual Show in Sheer Numbers by Attendance. The triennial show also earned two plaques for being ranked #20 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows by Net Square Feet in the U.S. in 2015 and #21 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows by Attendance in the U.S. in 2015, and a framed certificate for being named among Trade Show Executive's Next 50 by Exhibiting Companies.

“Our trade show staff is committed to executing an engaging, flawless experience for speakers, attendees and exhibitors, and we are focused on making NPE2018: The Plastics Show even bigger and better,” said Lori Campbell, senior director of trade show operations. 


Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, industry promotion and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. 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

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. "Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."