June Newsletter Monthly Update

There no room for hate. EDPA and its member companies realize that our future depends on equality and diversity. As an association, we support calling out and eradicating systemic racism in this country and around the world. We commit to greater equity, empathy, and justice across our industry, an industry that promotes personal, human experiences,...

There no room for hate.
EDPA and its member companies realize that our future depends on equality and diversity. As an association, we support calling out and eradicating systemic racism in this country and around the world. We commit to greater equity, empathy, and justice across our industry, an industry that promotes personal, human experiences, one that has no room for discrimination and hate. As Coretta Scott King said, "Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

IAEE Releases White Paper: Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events

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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) has released a white paper titled Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events, Version One, to provide general information for consideration by exhibition organizers when planning for and producing an exhibition during a pandemic.
Download a free copy here.

“Although we are eager to get back to our usual face-to-face business environment, safety must be the top priority and we must look to the science and medical communities for the best ways to go about producing our shows,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “IAEE’s Health and Safety Task Force teamed with associations across the industry to collaborate with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) in order to make sure we are applying the best information available to us as this most recent pandemic progresses.”

“It is important to remember that we are operating within a fluid situation and the information will be changing,” emphasized IAEE Health and Safety Task Force Chairperson Tim McGuinness, Staff Vice President of Global Expositions for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). “We will be updating this document as we learn from COVID-19, and even moving beyond this particular health crisis.”

Supporting organizations to Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events include the Experiential Designers and Producers Association (EDPA); Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA); Exhibitor Appointed Contractors Association (EACA); Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA); International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM); Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO); and United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

Areas of content include:

  • General Principles for Health & Safety Operations

  • Communication, Education, & Awareness

  • Exhibition & Event Operations

  • Convention Centre/Venue Cleaning Prevention Measures

  • Legal Considerations

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EDPA works with Destinations International to unify the industry

Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards, launched the “We’re Here to Help” recovery campaign to unify the meetings, events and travel industry. The campaign aims to demonstrate that when the unexpected happens that Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) play a critical role and valuable resource for recovery.

Campaign partners include Destinations International, Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), Meetings Mean Business, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Northstar Meetings Group and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

Through the collective effort of industry partners, the campaign will target business event strategists to drive awareness of CVB’s ability to help planners navigate in an ever-changing landscape. The website inks to well over 100 destination sites with CVB staff contacts to help solve the needs of planners and attendees by servicing meetings with insider knowledge and established connections within the community. It provides associations and show organizers with a never before available directory of contact information.

Additionally in late June, through a collaborative effort with industry partners, CVENT will launch a new feature within their platform (free of charge for initial 6 months). It will help ensure planners receive quality bids and give CVBs the ability to negotiate and ease the sourcing journey. The platform can also be leveraged by customers/clients as a tool to help reschedule their shows.

EDPA member companies are encouraged to participate and share the campaign across their marketing and social channels. The Campaign Content Guide can be accessed here.

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When: June 17th 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
What: Attitude - The Little Thing That Makes a Big Difference
How: Click here to register for this FREE session

Beginning with the “Sandler Success Triangle,” the presentation will focus on attitude and its role in determining success and achievement in life.
Applicable to sales, management and leadership, the content reveals how our thoughts consciously (and unconsciously) dictate our actions and responses. The session describes the power and control that comes from operating “at cause,” and the (mostly negative) consequences that occur as a result of operating “at effect.”
Join Doug Rawady, Business Development Director of Sandler Training and fellow EDPA members for this informative session.

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Upper Midwest Chapter

Event Title: Virtual Happy Hour
Event Date: Tuesday, June 16
Event Location: Virtual
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 PM CST

Event Description: Join us as we check in with our members and chat about the new developments for reopening live events. Don’t forget your favorite beverage!

Las Vegas + Southern Cal + Northern Cal Chapters

Event Title: ZOOM Happy Hour
Event Date: Thursday, June 11
Event Location: Virtual
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST

Event Description: While we aren't bumping into each other on the show floor, we can still chat on Zoom! Join us for a Virtual Happy Hour. During the meeting, we will randomly break into smaller circles to allow for more opportunities to chat and create meaningful connections.

Texas Chapter

Event Title: Weekly Happy Hour
Event Date: Every Wednesday
Event Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST

Event Description: Wellness check and socialization with the EDPA Texas chapter team

Registration link: By Invitation – if interested in joining contact Texas Chapter President, Matthew Little @ mlittle@nuvistaonline.com

NorthEast Chapter

Event Title: Zoom Happy Hour - How to Take Advocacy Beyond the #
Event Date: Thursday, June 11
Event Location: Virtual
Time: 4:00 PM ET

Event Description: Join us as Tim Heffernan gives us a crash course in the changes in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that were just signed into law and how you can stay active in our industry. Tim Heffernan is the CDO of T3 Expo and served as the co-chair to the International Franchise Association’s response to its seat on the White House Working Group to reopen the country.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/j/7774254927

Source: www.edpa.com