The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association’s (EDPA) is moving forward with its green initiatives after the executive committee recently appointed a new chairman of the association’s Sustainable Exhibit Leadership Committee.
Tom Bowman, chairman of the Bowman Design Group and president of Bowman Global Change, will lead the development of a sustainability initiative for EDPA membership, largely exhibit and event industry suppliers. The goal of the program is to challenge and educate members on how to go green – operationally as well as in their exhibit and event design work.
“Tom’s expertise in both green business planning and the exhibit and event industry make his insights especially relevant,” said Jeff Provost, executive director, EDPA. “The original research and outreach work he has done is starting to drive real change in our industry.”
Bowman spoke on behalf of the EDPA during the Green Meeting Industry Council’s (GMIC) annual meeting held April 7-10 in Chicago. In his session entitled “Sustainable Exhibitor Challenge,” Bowman co-presented with Paul Salinger, GMIC’s president-elect and Oracle’s vice president of marketing. Bowman discussed the unique opportunities exhibit producers bring to the overall challenge of sustainable meetings and corporate marketing.
The EDPA was founded in 1954 and is an internationally recognized national trade association with more than 300 corporate members from 18 countries engaged in the design, manufacture, transport, installation and service of displays and exhibits primarily for the exhibition and event industry.