NPE 2018 has already gone down in history as the largest, from a show floor perspective, in its history. Now organizers of the every-three-year-event, recently held in May 2018 in Orlando, Florida, report that attendance was up 1.7 percent from the previous 2015 show.

NPE 2018 officially came in at 56,034 confirmed registered attendees from almost 19,000 unique companies, according to show data that were evaluated and validated by a third-party data analytics company.

Truly a global show, 49 percent of exhibiting companies and 27 percent of registrants came from outside of the United States representing 121 countries with 3,351 and 3,965 registrants from China and Latin America, respectively.