Booth Designed by EDPA Members, 3D Exhibits, Wins Exhibit Design Award at GlobalShop

Lamin-Art ExhibitThe new Lamin-Art trade show exhibit, designed by 3D Exhibits, was honored with an Outstanding Booth Award at GlobalShop 2015. A committee representing the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) selected Lamin-Art plus five other exhibitors (from among 700 booths at the show) to receive this prestigious trade show exhibit design award. read full article

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

Chapter News

Las Vegas


Las Vegas Chapter August Mixer
Join us for our August Mixer at the Iconic Gold Spike Hotel,  217 Las Vegas Blvd North, on Aug 11th from 5-7pm. Relax in The Backyard with a cocktail, cash bar, and light appetizers. Experience and learn about the re-vamped downtown projects!  Our host will share all the exciting details for about 10 minutes while we are all there. Gold Spike Parking Lot is located at 208 Las Vegas Blvd North @ Ogden and LVB – it is a paid lot - $2/hour or $10/flat rate. Feel free to park for your convenience. There are many choices of places to park – some on street is $2 or you may select to park at one of the nearby hotels if you are planning to stay downtown for dinner after the mixer.


nor cal

NorCal Chapter's Annual Golf and Poker Tournament
Save the date for the EDPA NorCal's Annual Golf and Poker Tournament taking place on Thursday, August 6th. Step away from the office to gather together with our industry in the Bay Area for a day of fresh air, fun and rec-connecting with piers, partners and friends from the West. Registration will open at 9:30am with tee times begining at 10:45am. This event will take place at the Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, CA.
But if the fairways don't call your attention, how about playing poker? Registration for the poker event that day will start at 1:30pm and the start time for the game is 2pm.
Following the events we will hold a barbecue dinner at 4pm.
For more information and to register visit https://www.123signup.com/event?id=pqnyv
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rick Hevener, rick@tvbekins.com or Rossana Quezada-Clue, rossana@bigpicturecreative.com.


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.
Read more …