Edward J. Krause
Edward J. Krause III (Ned) is the President and CEO of E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. (EJK). EJK is a major producer of exhibitions and conferences on a global basis. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, EJK has 8 offices across three continents.
As a worldwide trade show and conference organizer, EJK produces over 40 events in 14 different industries such as telecommunications, IT, manufacturing, construction, energy, plastics, paper and forestry, food, environmental and security.
EJK has formed numerous global alliances and partnerships with government groups in China, Russia and other emerging markets, as well as with other major show producers and numerous associations around the world. EJK is one of only a few trade show organizers that has a true global sales and marketing network. E.J. Krause de Mexico, a subsidiary of EJK, is the largest organizer in Mexico.
Mr. Krause brings over 30 years of experience in the exhibition, conference and publishing industries to the EJK organization and has received numerous awards from the Trade Show industry. This includes some of the most prestigious honors. He has been a recipient of awards from the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), the Robert L. Krakoff Award of Excellence and the International Association for Exhibition and Events (IAEE), PINNACLE AWARD for lifetime achievement in the industry. He also was the first person representing the USA to be elected to (UFI) the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry Board of Directors. Mr. Krause also serves on the Board of SISO. He was named by Trade Show Week Magazine as one of the top 100 influential people in the Trade Show business.
EJK was founded in 1984 by Mr. Krause and his father, Ted Krause, who was a pillar of the industry in his own right. Mr. Krause took over the leadership of the company and has built EJK into an industry leader.
Prior to EJK, Mr. Krause served as the Director of Marketing of Clapp & Poliak International, where he spearheaded a successful move into developing markets in Latin America and the Far East. This included organizing the first major U.S. trade show ever held in China since normalization in 1980.
Prior to Clapp & Poliak, Mr. Krause held major responsibilities for trade events at the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation where he played a key role developing the largest aviation and transportation exhibition ever held in the U.S.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Krause received a Bachelor’s Degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia, and is involved in several charitable and foundation activities.
Mr. Krause resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife, Mary Ann. His daughter Kara is a graduate of Georgetown University.