Who We Are
EDPA: Who We Are
The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), founded in 1954, is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 300 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.
Its purpose is to provide education, leadership and networking for the advancement of its members and the exhibition industry. In addition to providing regional industry education programs through its six chapters, EDPA organizes one annual meeting, tradeshow and golf tournament in a resort location for industry members and their suppliers. EDPA holds quarterly board meetings, publishes a printed quarterly newsletter, monthly electronic newsletter and membership directory. EDPA also hosts several industry awards, educational surveys and supports the EDPA Foundation.
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.
The EDPA is THE network for leaders in the customer experience industry. Its members combine marketing, design and production leadership to help organizations create effective face-to face customer experiences & environments for tradeshows, events, corporate environments, museums, retailers, education and entertainment.
Hazel Hays Award
Recognizing an individual for outstanding contribution to the exhibit industry open to members and non-members of EDPA.
Recognizing an EDPA member for outstanding service to the organization.
The premiers awards program recognizing exhibit firms, agencies and suppliers for marketing excellence.
Designer of the Year
Recognizing an individual for his/her contribution to enhancing the professional standards of exhibit designers.
Chapter of the Year
Recognizing an EDPA chapter for its excellence and efforts in revruiting, events, fundraising, education and other activities.
To find out more about our awards program visit the Awards page of this website.