When you become a member of the EDPA, you are choosing to join a 21st century community of like-minded professionals all seeking to position their organizations to compete in today’s marketplace. Participation in our community will have a profound affect on the future of your organization.
The EDPA continuously teams up with membership and outside resources to bring you the information that you need to remain relevant and competitive.
gauging your organization with hundreds of others
Economic Pulse Survey
A quarterly snapshot of industry trends
Custom Economic Survey
We do the work, you gain the insights
Industry sector insights
EDPA members have access at no cost www.ceir.org
Biweekly EDPA and Thought-leader Blogs
EDPA Sustainable Resource Directory
The EDPA has strong regional and international chapter activity that provides access to a variety of networking opportunities for members and partners alike.
Through our chapters, along with participation in ACCESS each year, our members gain insights and intelligence that is simply unavailable elsewhere.
Your peers have the ability to add their personal experiences and opinions to topical discussions around legislation, trends and national and international issues creating economic impact.
ACCESS Annual Conference & Showcase
ACCESS provides a platform for prospective EDPA members and members alike to share and engage in programs and play at a professional conference unlike any other.
Industry providers and partners also have the opportunity to bring you their best in our industry showcase so that your organization has the opportunity to meet
University Affiliation Programs at Bemidji State University and FIT
We remain committed to supporting a strong foundation of new talent that will choose Exhibit and Event industry as career.
Regional Chapter Activities and EDPA Roadshow Events
Members are continually exposed to opportunities to both expand their knowledge and discover different perspectives.
When you join the EDPA, you'll be:
Growing Your Business
New Business Lead Referrals
EDPA Annual Membership Directory & Access to Online Directory thru Members Only Website
Educational Publications for You and Your Clients
Access to EDPA Member and Prospect Lists For Marketing
EDPA Exhibit Fabrication and Service Standards Document
Benchmarking the Industry
Custom Exhibit Economic Survey
Compensation Survey with Job Descriptions
Portable Modular Dealer Survey
Access to related content from the Event Marketing Institute (EMI)
Access to CEIR surveys and reports (via EDPA Membership)
Staying Ahead of the Curve
EDPA.com - Informative Website featuring Member News and Members Only Section
EDPA Alert - Monthly Electronic Newsletter
EDPA Global Insights – Quarterly Printed Newsletter with “Trendspotters” feature article
Affiliations with Event Design, Event Marketer Magazine, Exhibit City News and Exhibitor Magazine
Each year at the EDPA ACCESS Conference, five different awards are given to recognize amazing work in the industry. By becoming a member, you are eligible for entry.
EDPA RFP Certification Program
EDPA RFP Certification, equivalent to the “Good Housekeeping Seal,” that recognizes exhibit organizations on the basis of business integrity, capabilities and operational practices. This credential is awarded to companies who meet the EDPA's stringent standards for business practices and is shared amongst only the highest-qualified exhibit designers and producers in the industry.
Launched in early 2014, the EDPA RFP Certification Program was created in response to an industry survey of corporate trade show exhibitors that revealed a desire for more transparency and consistency during the RFP process. Certification is granted by iCompli, an independent third party audit firm who reviews the member company’s application and verifies compliance with standards and practices.
What does this mean for your organization?
This certification bestows the confidence that you are working with an elite company and that your resources and time are being used as efficiently as possible. The EDPA RFP Certification assures prospective clients that the member company adheres to industry standards and best practices relating to ethical business practices, industry experience and participation, fiscal responsibility and operational methodology.