10 REASONS TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EPDA
1 - The epda is the only professional European association for internationally minded design companies who realise the value of contact and interaction with their peers.
2 - The epda acts as a forum where members can learn, share information, discuss views and insights from professionals throughout Europe.
3 - The epda is a resource for information about brands and branding, European marketing issues, creativity, design, packaging and how to improve business management techniques.
4 - The epda is a meeting point for designers and design managers who share a common European and international perspective and who gain from discussing their joint experiences and synergies.
5 - The epda acts as a bridge between brand owners, the packaging industry and design companies, allowing contact to be developed and for a meaningful dialog to be established for the general betterment of the design industry.
6 - Through the Newsletter and through regular press releases, the epda offers regular information about the association and about issues that concern the design profession from day to day. The website (www.pda-europe.com) encourages contact and offers the opportunity for clients, suppliers and the press to discover European design. For epda members, the website offers the opportunity to show European and individual competencies globally.
7 - By facilitating a dialog between designers throughout Europe, and through its many activities, the epda is dedicated to improving the level of professionalism throughout our industry. epda members are exposed to professional practices through information and debate and consequently offer the highest level of professional practice.
8 - Being a member of the epda means having direct access to other design professionals throughout Europe on a first name basis. Through this unique access, contact and support is facilitated between individual member companies allowing them to offer a better service to their clients.
9 - Through regular European surveys of client/designer relationships commissioned by the epda on behalf of its members, the epda keeps its members, clients and the press informed of trends and tendencies that are prevalent in the industry, allowing members to adjust their business practices, processes and techniques to react and keep pace with change.
10 - Above all the epda offers a chance for competitive design professionals to get together on neutral territory and share their common experiences in relaxed and informal surroundings. For designers, membership offers the chance to broaden perspectives and to inspire analytical and creative thought.