CenterPoint Marketing is pleased to announce that it is under new ownership. Joel Turunen, Mark Hager, Dave Erickson and Loren Willis, who have been the owner-ship/management team since the company was founded in 2003, have sold 100% of the firm to Heidi and Steve Clear. The Clears will take an active leadership role in the firm and will be focused on delivering the same high level of end to end service that customers have come to expect from CenterPoint…
The economic impact of proposed tariffs on the cost of goods produced in China is top of mind for many suppliers and members of the Experiential Designers and Producers Association. Fortunately, one of our members, Rob Cohen of Display Supply & Lighting, Inc, decided to take action by participating in a USTR hearing on August 24th in Washington D.C…
The Experiential Designers & Producers Association is expanding and hiring a new Executive Director. Dasher Lowe is taking on the role of Executive Director while Jeff Provost and his PRO Management team will continue to support Lowe with management of membership details and the planning and execution of EDPA’s annual ACCESS and ENGAGE conferences…
The EDPA Foundation Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that 10 scholarship recipients have been named in 2018. This is the highest number of scholarships awarded in a single year since the program began 16 years ago…
Join Chris Griffin, President, TS Crew, for this special ACCESS 2017 rewind session. Grab your office team and consider making this 42 minute "lunch & learn" session your group will be talking about (and with your brand-side exhibit manager clients) for a long time to come... All the way to ACCESS 2018 later this year in Naples, Florida!
EDPA Executive Director Jeff Provost and Sales Manager Doug Rawady appeared on The Don and Mike Show, the weekly podcast focusing on the trade show, event and experiential marketing side of the world...
AGAM has announced the appointment of Adam Beckett as Chief Executive Officer.Beckett has assumed day-to-day leadership of the Company and will spearhead strategies designed to grow the business and strengthen customer relationships.
Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) and EXHIBITOR Magazine, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, announce a new partnership to co-locate HCEAInnovate during EXHIBITOR's annual EXHIBITORLIVE conference. HCEA will launch a new innovative education and networking experience with HCEAInnovate.
Detailing event labor and material handling cost averages in over 40 North American cities, the EDPA Labor Rate Survey tracks the advance order rates charged to corporate exhibitors in major U.S. and Canadian cities.
Exhibitions Mean Business was the united declaration of the 100+ individuals from our industry to our representatives on Capitol Hill during Exhibitions Day 2017. The annual fly-in is led by the International Association of Exhibits and Events (IAEE), and 2017 was the fourth installment, with attendance growing each year. While there are no exhibits, it is the epitome of the time-limited face-to-face influence that is central to our industry.
“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” -Mark Twain
I’ve been thinking a lot about the notion of competition in the business marketplace lately. Generally speaking, competition is not something we like to talk about openly within our industries. We know who our competitors are and in most cases, we’re even cordial with and about them when its needed. It’s likely that we’ll talk within our companies, internally about who our competitors are…that’s an important strategic step in both benchmarking our own companies as well as keeping up with and surpassing our competitor’s goods & services.
Skyline Exhibits was named best of the best at EXHIBITORLIVE, the trade show industry’s premier event held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The 20’ x 20’ exhibit, designed and produced by Skyline Exhibits, won the Best Of Show award in the Large Exhibits category.
With 2016 fresh behind us, it seems like a good time to look back and do a quick evaluation. Was it a good year for you personally? Did you move things forward, stay in-place or slip behind a bit? Did you experience both love and loss in 2016? Did you have any fun getting there?
Let’s switch over to our professional lives. What did you try out that was new and perhaps even risky this past year? What new experience did you help to build?
Gwen Hill, CTSM, Senior Vice President of Houston-based ExhibitForce was inducted as the 2017 President of the Exhibit Designers + Producers Association (EDPA) at its annual ACCESS Conference in Orlando.
WESTPORT, Conn. November 17, 2016 – Eric Chester, a leading voice on employee engagement and workplace culture and the author of “On Fire at Work,” and Stephen Shapiro, innovation instigator and author of “Best Practices are Stupid,” will keynote the 62nd Annual Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) ACCESS Conference. ACCESS, the only executive conference for designers, builders and suppliers of exhibits and experiences, will be held from November 30 to December 2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fl.
EXHIBITOR magazine recently announced the following winners in its Third Annual Portable/Modular Awards, which honor design excellence in portable, modular, and system exhibits. The competition features 11 categories along with two special awards: the Zeigler Award, which is given to the project earning the highest score regardless of category, and the People's Choice Award, chosen by popular vote on www.ExhibitorOnline.com.
Dan Cantor, CEO of Hamilton Exhibits, announced the formation of a Chicago marketing and design office for the company. Cantor said his leadership team had been looking at the growth potential the company could achieve by entering the vibrant Chicago market.