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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
Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, today announced the results of EXHIBITOR magazine's 2014 Rental/Refurb Survey, which queried more than 100 marketing professionals about their exhibit properties. read full article
Sleek, sophisticated design, panoramic video and immersive activity drove judges to select Expotechnik as Best of Show, Small Booth at EXHIBITOR2014. read full article
Many industries are searching for ways to operate more sustainably. The corporate events industry is no exception. The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association is launching the Zero Waste Challenge to harness its members’ creative energy, recognize innovation and share the best ideas for reducing the industry’s impact on the environment.
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EDPA members in good standing are eligible to apply for certification. If the criteria are satisfied, member companies are certified by IComply, a division of BPA Worldwide, (all data submitted is kept CONFIDENTIAL). The certification provides written assurance that the company meets the standards and practices approved by the EDPA. To achieve certification, the member company submits formal documentation along with the application. Once a member receives the EDPA RFP Certification, renewal will be required to maintain their status in the EDPA RFP Certification Directory, annually. read full article
EDPA has named a new President of the EDPA Board, Jay Burkette who is a 30-year industry veteran. Jay, vice president of Birmingham, Ala.-based ExpoDisplays, has always been very involved in the EDPA and over the past couple of years has put his efforts into building and retaining members as the VP of Member Services. read full article
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