I hope you had a good start to the New Year. This will be, once again, a year of many events. First of all there are the two big trade shows: at the end of March you can see us at NPE in Orlando, Florida, and Chinaplas will be held in Guangzhou in May. In this issue we again present a comprehensive show preview for NPE including a pull-out floor plan in the centre of the magazine. Our next issue will offer the same for Chinaplas.