Wednesday, November 30th


7:00 AM to
1:00 PM

Annual EDPA Golf Open Scramble

This year’s tournament will be held at the Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed, Villas of Grand Cyprus. Our Shotgun Scramble format makes for a fun, low-pressure golf outing for duffers and low handicappers alike. (Separate fees apply).


7:00 AM to
1:00 PM

Fishing Excursion

The Orlando Central Florida area has some of the best largemouth bass fishing the world has to offer.  While fishing you will see and experience firsthand a wild variety of birds and wild life including the Florida Alligator, Bald Eagles and all different kinds of waterfowl.

(Separate fees apply).


7:00 AM to
1:00 PM

Ziplining

Clip in and “zip” off on an exciting outdoor adventure with the all-new Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland.  Our journey will take you along 1,200 feet of high flying, heart pounding adventure from some of the finest zip line towers in the world.  Standing over seven stories tall, these amazing towers feature multilevel launch pads and breathtaking views from high above the treetops.  Soar through the air and defy gravity over some of the theme park’s star attractions--including Cuban and Nile crocodile.

This incredibly entertaining and educating three-hour experience begins with a brief safety and orientation session for our EDPA group. You will then have the time of your life Zipping through our alligator land. During your stay catch the great alligator wresting show. A casual BBQ lunch is included.

(Separate fees apply).


4:15 PM to
4:45 PM

MIF Participants Reception


4:15 PM to
4:45 PM

Worldwide Track Reception


6:15 PM to
7:15 PM

First Timers' Meeting

First time at ACCESS? Come introduce yourself to EDPA and your fellow first-timers at this low-key, casual meet-and-greet.


6:15 PM to
7:15 PM

Women in Exhibitions

Join Amy Sondrup for this unique annual networking opportunity. (Open only to women).


7:30 PM to
8:30 PM

Supplier Showcase Preview Reception

Network with fellow ACCESS conference attendees and meet this year's Supplier showcase partners at this year's annual kick-off mixer.


8:30 PM to
10:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner

Let it begin! The first main networking event of ACCESS is uncorked amid food, great cocktails and some power-networking.


Thursday, December 1st


8:00 AM to
8:30 AM

Breakfast and President's Introduction


9:45 AM to
10:45 AM

Supplier Showcase Refreshment Break


12:00 PM to
1:30 PM

Networking Luncheon


3:30 PM to
4:30 PM

Supplier Showcase Refreshment Break


4:30 PM to
5:30 PM

Speed Networking

During this program the buyers will spend two minutes with each exhibitor discussing their top business challenges, goals and successes all to gain fresh insight to the industry to prepare for a successful 2017.

(Advanced registration required. Contact drawady@edpa.com for details).


4:30 PM to
5:30 PM

Women in Exhibitions

Join Amy Sondrup for this unique annual networking opportunity. (Open only to women).


6:30 PM to
10:30 PM

Not-So-Silent Auction & President's Gala

Join us to celebrate as the industry comes together for an evening of awards, recognition, giving back—and the annual president’s address. 

The EDPA Foundation was created to provide a brighter future for the exhibition industry by making families stronger and trade show events more vital to the economy of the nation. ALL proceeds from the Auction will be used to provide financial support when tragedy strikes the family of industry members and towards providing scholarships to industry students for higher education.


Friday, December 4th


7:45 AM to
8:45 AM

Breakfast


9:45 AM to
10:45 AM

Supplier Showcase Refreshment Break


12:30 PM to
2:00 PM

Closing Luncheon Reception

Well, you know what they say about all good things. Join your fellow industry peers as we close down another fantastic conference.


3:15 PM to
5:00 PM

The EDPA Chapter Challenge

Come out and show your support for the EDPA regional chapters at their annual team challenge. Wither you’re an active chapter participant or just a passive cheerleader, there’s plenty of fun (and poolside cocktails) to go around. Don’t miss this!


5:00 PM to
6:00 PM

Yoga on the Beach