McCormick Place, Chicago. The MME 2009 is co-located with NPE 2009, the International Plastics Showcase. It is an event exclusively dedicated to the moldmaking industry and the new products and processes that are helping shops increase productivity and profitability. On top of 25,000 square feet of exhibit space, the expo includes a two-day technical conference with presentations featuring end-user application approaches within case study, panel, workshop and roundtable discussion formats. The conference will focus on strategies for cutting costs and improving productivity, technological innovation and application and business and management issues.