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.read full article
Display 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
The EDPA RFP Certification Program was launched earlier this year in response to an industry survey of corporate trade show exhibitors that revealed a desire for more transparency and consistency during the RFP process. Research conducted with the assistance of Exhibit Surveys to Corporate Exhibitors proved there “was unanimous enthusiasm for the concept of an EDPA “Good Housekeeping Seal” that would prescreen exhibit house vendors on the basis of business integrity, capabilities and operational practices. Such a certification would even be a consideration in RFP and RFQ processes read full article
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, email@example.com
Florida- Steve LaManna at APG Displays, firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California- Boi Smit at Cees Smit, Inc., email@example.com
For further information about EDPA contact Melissa Nemitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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