EDPA Member Nuance International Changes Name to Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions Inc.

Gielissen IE - Pantone (3)Netherlands-based Gielissen Holding B.V. acquired Nuance International Inc. in 2011 as part of its worldwide expansion in the trade show, interiors, and event industries. Since that time, the Nuance International brand remained in place for the US market. However, the US operation will now become known as Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions. read full article

DSL Group Challenges EDPA Member Companies to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the late afternoon on August 19 the DSL Group of Companies (Display Supply & Lighting, Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution, Inc.) took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The DSL team took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to honor the memory of Dennis Hale a long time friend and employee of CORT Tradeshow Furnishings and to honor the courageous battle being fought by another friend Michael Westcott, a long time industry veteran.

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Tom Beard Joins EDPA Member DS&L as National Sales Manager

Tom BeardDisplay Supply & Lighting, Inc. is proud to announce that industry veteran, Tom Beard, has joined its team as its National Sales Manager working out of its Itasca, IL headquarters. Tom’s career has spanned 20 years servicing the trade show and display industries. He has been an active participant in the EDPA, Randy Smith and other not for profit causes supporting the industry as well. read full article

Chapter News

EDPA Las Vegas Chapter Mixer

Join the chapter for the Annual Tim Provo Blood Drive and EDPA Las Vegas Chapter Mixer, this year with a Halloween theme, on Thursday October 16th at the PRG offices on Valley View/Oquendo.  PRG will host the event along with an old fashioned Halloween carnival. Bring your friends and family! We will have Bobbing for Apples (both child and adult divisions), Costume Contest, Pumpkin Coloring Contest and even big screen viewing of Nightmare Before Christmas, with fresh popcorn of course.

United Blood Services will have a bus on site from 4:30PM – 7:30PM to take your blood donations. To schedule your appointment, please click this link: https://www.bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=611450 and you will be taken directly to the appointment page.

There will be food and drinks for all ages even if you don’t/can’t donate, so please RSVP for this FREE event by Monday October 13th.   Contact Rebecca Thompson at rthompson@mc-2.com for more information or to RSVP.


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



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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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