CEP - Chicago Exhibit Productions, INC Achieves EDPA RFP Certification

CEP – Chicago Exhibit Productions, Inc. is pleased to have achieved the EDPA RFP Certification awarded to companies who meet the industry association’s stringent standards for business practices.  

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.   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.

“CEP has always followed meticulous best practices throughout the RFP process, which is a fundamental step in laying the groundwork for a dedicated relationship with our clients,” stated Michael Ebert, President. “Clients who choose us can be assured that they are partnering with an organization that meets the highest standards for integrity, capability and business practices in the industry.” 

The EDPA RFP Certification Program was launched in early 2014 in response to an industry survey of corporate trade show exhibitors that revealed a desire for more transparency and consistency during the RFP process. 

Jeff Provost, Executive Director of EDPA, added, “We congratulate CEP on this achievement and hope that this will encourage others in the exhibit design and production industry to pursue certification.”

iCompli, a division of BPA Worldwide, a not-for-profit international auditing organization headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut developed the certification protocols for the EDPA RFP Certification Program and performed the independent third party certification of CEP’s compliance with the venue standard.