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NTP Reports Highest Attendance since 2006 for the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition

ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 22, 2014) — National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP), the leader in the face-to-face events industry, today announced the highest attendance in four show cycles for its client, the American Society of Plumbing Executives (ASPE). The 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition, held September 20-24, 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., attracted 4,946 total registrants, representing the highest overall attendance since 2006. The event’s most vital target audience, plumbing engineers and designers, grew by 27.6% over the previous show cycle in 2012.

ASPE 2014 also showcased its largest show floor ever, with 301 companies across 67,500 net square feet—a six percent increase in its footprint over 2012.

“The ASPE Convention and Exposition maintains a distinct value proposition for the plumbing engineering community,” said ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE. “Featuring extensive education on critical industry trends and a one-of-a kind showcase of the largest display of plumbing design products and services available anywhere, this year’s event drew attendees from 47 states (including Puerto Rico) and 29 foreign countries. We are thrilled that the industry continues to recognize—and embrace—our event as an essential component for business growth and development.”

The ASPE Convention and Exposition, produced by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and managed by National Trade Productions (NTP), is the largest tradeshow in the United States designed exclusively for the plumbing engineering community. The 2014 event celebrated 50 years of advancing plumbing engineering, with 25 technical education sessions as part of the Convention and the ability to earn up to 19.25 hours of continuing education for participation in the full event program. The Exposition included 301 companies across 67,500 net square feet, as well as the New Product Innovation Showcase, allowing attendees to learn about the latest industry innovations directly from experts.

“NTP has been working with ASPE as their show management partner since 1987,” said Andrew Ortale, NTP Executive Vice President. “They are our longest-standing client, and we enjoy the deeply-rooted, collaborative nature of our relationship. We are proud to share and celebrate their continued success in growing and elevating the value of their great event.”

For more information about the ASPE Convention and Exposition, visit To learn more about NTP’s capabilities and services, contact 703.683.8500.



About National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP)
For nearly 40 years, National Trade Productions (NTP) has produced trade shows, meetings and conventions that build communities and create powerful connections throughout the world. Leveraging a legacy of success in sales, marketing and event management, NTP’s face-to-face experiences enable the prosperity and profitability of its clients and the industries they serve.