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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


Mirror Show Management receives the 1st EDPA RFP Certification

LogoThe 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 Magazine’s 2014 Rental/Refurb Survey Confirms Exhibit Ownership Remains Status Quo

Exhibitor-MagazineExhibitor 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


Expotechnik Booth Wins EXHIBITOR2014 Best of Show

NameLocationClientPadgett and Company Job#Sleek, sophisticated design, panoramic video and immersive activity drove judges to select Expotechnik as Best of Show, Small Booth at EXHIBITOR2014. read full article


EDPA Introduces the Zero Waste Challenge for the Exhibit Industry

EDPA 160x160Many 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 Introduces EDPA RFP Certification Program: A Benchmark of Excellence

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 Names New President – Jay Burkette

EDPA2013_1981EDPA 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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