Van Rogers: Trade Show Visionary
Van Rogers was definitely a quirky guy from another era. Sporting a ten gallon hat and a waxed mustache, Rogers was hailed on trade show floors as "The Colonel".
But Rogers was a visionary in the industry recognizing the need early on for standards and professionalism. He was a founder of the Exhibit Designers & Producers Association (ED&PA) and was involved in the creation of the National Trade Show Exhibitors Association (NTSEA).
In this video, Jeffrey Blackwell speaks about Van Rogers and his impact on the business.