The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will co-locate the 2012 edition of its ANTEC® technical conference with the NPE2012 international plastics exposition, it was announced at K 2010 by SPE and SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. Produced by SPI, NPE2012 will take place April 1-5, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida. Both ANTEC 2012 and the NPE trade show will begin on Monday April 2. In addition to the traditional conference sessions, SPE will organize poster sessions on the NPE show floor in the South Hall of the OCCC. ANTEC is the world's largest plastics technical conference. The 2010 edition of this annual event provided attendees from 40 countries with access to 630 original, peer-reviewed technical presentations covering every sector of the plastics industry. SPE co-located ANTEC with NPE-a triennial event-for the first time in 2009.