20.12.15 EDPA ACCESS Recap


Event Details


The EACA will be conducting a live webinar on Tuesday, December 15, at 1pm ET, 12pm CT, and 10am PT, to conduct a review of EDPA’s Annual Meeting, called ACCESS, which took place in San Antonio, TX this year at the La Cantera Spa & Resort.

Organized in the midst of a worldwide pandemic that has parylzed the exhibit and event industry since March, this year’s ACCESS was organized as an industry event that would deliver safety, hope, and a vision for a path forward for live events.  EDPA members, colleagues, and live event industry leader joined in community to connect, discuss the challenges of the day and to review strategies and tools on how event industry product and service companies can navigate this crisis until events return.

Once events begin to re-open it will be necessary to take stock of the resources needed to service clients as well as making sure that all service efforts are provided in a safe and effective experience for all involved.  No simple task that as every aspect of the event experience will need to be examined and considered for health and safety reasons.  And, that’s where the questions begin:

Some probable questions to review the outcomes of ACCESS are:

  • Were you pleased with the overall event?
  • Were the safety protocols that were put in place adequate for all who participants?
  • Did you encounter any unexpected challenges?   If so, how did you deal with them?
  • Did you encounter any individuals with health issues?   If so, how were they handled?
  • Some events have pursued the hybrid model which includes virtual participation.  Understanding that wasn’t offered this year, was that under consideration?
  • What feedback did you get from your exhibitors?  Attendees?

Our Panel:

On Tuesday, December 15  panel will include:

  • Chris Griffin, President, Crew XP
  • David Holloway, COO, Eagle Management
  • Colleen Johnson, Corporate VP, Sho-Link
  • Don Svehla, Publisher, Exhibit City News

Click here to attend this webinar which will be live-streamed on Zoom.   Seating is limited to the first 100 attendees.   You will also need the following passcode to enter the room.    215843

If you are not able to attend live this program will be recorded and posted to the EACA website on our Webcast page.