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 Northeast Chapter Springtime in NYC Meeting and Dinner

Join us in NYC on May 14th for our Spring meeting and dinner. The meeting will take place from 4-6pm at the Fashion Institute of Technology in The Board Room (C Building, 9th Floor) where we will have a Left Brian, Mark Johnson CEO of Star Exhibits, and Right Brian, Jackson Young Experiential Designer of Centric Digital NYC, discussion and presentation. Then, join us for dinner and bocce ball at 7:30pm at Il Vagabondo. The meeting and event fee is $100 a person. For questions and RSVP please email Sarah Fantauzzi at sfantauzzi@res-exhibits.com.



EDPA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Q2 Happy Hours May 19-21 DC | Baltimore | Philadelphia
Our 2015 EDPA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Happy Hours continue next month in DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Join us for one, two or all of these casual gatherings and enjoy the chance to relax and chat with your local exhibit industry colleagues. We can talk shop or keep shop talk out of the evening and just unwind. Either way, these are fun quarterly gatherings in your local areas and another opportunity that our chapter provides to help you strengthen relationships with fellow exhibit designers, producers and suppliersWe really hope to see you at one of these! All three gatherings are from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 Clyde's – Tysons Corner VAWednesday, May 20 Little Havana – Baltimore MD, Thursday, May 21 Bank & Bourbon – Philadelphia PAAn RSVP is not required, yet would be appreciated. Contact Sarah Murray sarahm@positiveid-bt.com 919.740.2945 with questions and/or responses.


Las Vegas

EDPA Las Vegas Chapter’s 13th Annual Tradeshow Industry Education Scholarship Golf Classic
Join us on June 10, 2015 for a 7:30AM Shotgun Start at The Revere Golf Course for the Annual Tradeshow Industry Education Scholarship Golf Classic. Advance rates have been extended through MAY 15th – register your foursome for only $600, individual golfers are $150. We will once again fill our day with sunshine and fund raising on the green grass of The Revere Golf Course. A big thank you goes out to our Gold Sponsor Las Vegas Expo and Silver Sponsor Czarnowski!  Of course there’s still plenty of room for golfers and sponsors so please visit www.edpalv.com today for more details and to sign up.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Thompson (702) 591-9283 or rthompson@mc-2.com. If we don't offer a package that fits your needs we are happy to create a custom package for you!


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

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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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