EDPA Member Gielissen Builds the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan

gielissenMilan is exploding with energy and people these days – as the grand Expo 2015 (formerly known as the “World’s Fair") opened last week in Milan, Italy. More than 130 countries showcase themselves under the theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life,” from May 1 through October 31, 2015. read full article

Lana Calloway, President of Exhibit Resources, Announces Retirement

LanaLana Calloway, President of Exhibit Resources, recently announced her retirement after a 40 year career in the trade show industry, 25 of those years as the owner and President of Exhibit Resources, an award-winning exhibit design and production agency. read full article

CEIR Releases Marketing Spend Decision Report Sponsored by EDPA

ceirThe Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of its latest report, The Marketing Spend Decision. This study profiles marketing channel spending of business-to-business exhibitors from small to large-sized organizations, across all exhibition industry sectors. This survey is co-sponsored by EDPA and 6 member companies who joined them in supporting this vital industry research. Thank you to Classic Exhibits, CORT, Group Delphi, Hamilton, Image 4 and Mirror Show Management.
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Chapter News

EDPA Southeast Chapter Food Truck Thursday Event
It’s simple: Show up, eat up and catch up with your industry peers and friends. Join the EDPA Southeast Chapter for Food Truck Thursday on June 25th at the Food Truck Park & Market from 11:30am – 2pm. This event will happen rain or shine.
For more information contact Kati Chilton at kati.chilton@expotechnik.com


EDPA Midwest Chapter Save the Date for Industry XChange

Save the date for the next chapter event, Industry XChange, at Navy Pier on Wed, July 8th. Industry XChange is a collaborative event, co-hosted by several meetings-focused organizations with a strong Chicago base. This year’s occasion will introduce you to leaders from all of the hosting organizations and key suppliers. The dynamic education program will be a live panel debate of industry heavyweights who will go head-to-head on major issues confronting our community. You’ll also network over gourmet food and drinks and close the night with a fireworks show. You won’t want to miss this lively affair that will give you new perspectives on key issues that impact the meetings industry. Find out more information and register here.



EDPA announces search for local chapter leaders in three markets coast to coast.

The Chapter Development Committee under the leadership of Dave Flory with CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings announces the formation of three local chapters of EDPA in the United States. The mission of the EDPA is to advance the interests of members engaged in the design, production, and service of exhibits, events and experiential environments. The success and integrity of our industry will be enhanced through advocacy, communication, education and good works. You may learn more about EDPA at www.edpa.com. The purpose of local chapter development is to provide additional regularly accessible platforms in support of the EDPA national mission. Flory states that the local chapters greatly enhance the membership experience and provide a rich ground for a variety educational, networking, and charitable opportunities to support the industry and local community. Chapters are currently operating in Northern California, Las Vegas, the Midwest area of the country surrounding Chicago, the Upper Midwest area of the country surrounding Minneapolis, the Great Lakes area of the country surrounding Detroit, The Mid Atlantic area of the country surrounding the DC/Baltimore and Philadelphia markets, and the Southeast area of the country surrounding Atlanta.

Chapter formation is now underway in the Northeastern part of the country in New England, The Florida market and the Southern California area. If you have an interest in helping to develop the chapter by joining a committee or simply are interested in attending a local meeting, please contact the following individuals:

Northeast- Sarah Fantauzzi at RES Exhibits, sfantauzzi@res-exhibits.com

Florida- Steve LaManna at APG Displays, stevel@apgdisplays.com

Southern California- Boi Smit at Cees Smit, Inc., boi@ceessmit.com

For further information about EDPA contact Melissa Nemitz, mnemitz@edpa.com



Who we are

Who we are

Access 1954

The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), founded in 1954, is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 400 corporate members from 18 countries that are engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry.
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