Mobile media puts NPE2012 in visitors' hands — literally

On-the-go plastics professionals who plan to attend NPE2012 next month can access what they need and get the most from their visit no matter where they happen to be during NPE week.

Two new resources, described in detail at, provide mobile-technology access to a wealth of online information about NPE2012 and give users new capabilities for managing show-related activities.

  • The NPE2012 iPad App enables attendees to create and update a personal schedule, search for and tag exhibitors, take notes on booth visits or conference sessions, view the NPE2012 floor plan, participate in social media conversations and more. The app can be installed by going to the App Store from an iPad and searching for NPE2012.
  • Anyone who has a smart phone with a web browser can access the NPE2012 Mobile Phone Site, which enables the visitor to use Map Your Show, the official provider of the NPE2012 directory of exhibits and conference sessions. The visitor can also access a personal show planner, if he or she has set one up following registration.


In addition to these new capabilities, SPI has established NPE2012 social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that give instant access to news about NPE2012 and provide networking opportunities.

NPE2012 will take place Sunday through Thursday, April 1-5, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The exposition halls will be open April 2-5.

A complete schedule of events can be found online at

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