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EDPA Annual Conference


AuthorHowdy from sunny Florida (well, at least that is what I see out the window from the conference). I have been an EDPA advocate for a decade, a board member for several years, and after three days at Access 2014, a re-energized member of the association and industry.

A common question I get is “why am I involved and why is Optima involved?”. Besides my personal opinion that industry participation is really a requirement to help change the landscape of the industry or satisfy your desire for industry progression, from a business perspective the interaction amongst industry participants always yields selling opportunities. This means opportunities to sell more stuff – plain and simple.

EDPAListening to Robert Campbell, who is the incoming EDPA President, his company got involved with the EDPA to learn (and hopefully grow) their business and that did not happen at first, but once he began to participate and attend chapter events and the annual meeting, his business began to grow and reap the benefits of participation. As this EDPA Access 2014 meeting concludes, I am happy with the results which, to be blunt, are several great selling and service opportunities. All generated out of the common theme…those I am working with are also participating in the industry

So, get involved in a local chapter and the national opportunity and reap the benefits of being involved. Thank you to Jeff Provost, Melissa Nemitz, and the rest of the HQ team for putting together another fantastic educational and professional experience.

About the Author

Dave Brown is the Vice President of Sales at Optima™.
He has been in the Trade Show industry since the early 90s.

  1. December 6, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Dave,
    Well said – EDPA and the annual ACCESS conference always produce great opportunity, information, networking and the chance to make a difference within our industry as well as move it forward. Thank you for reporting in on this year’s event.
    Jay

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