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Who We Are

National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP) is a closely held, private company founded and owned by Robert Harar, a recognized leader in the trade show and event industry. For almost 40 years, NTP has secured a proven legacy of industry leadership and innovation by successfully launching, producing and managing proprietary events, as well as trade shows for clients across diverse market segments.

Over the past 40 years, NTP has evolved to address the needs of the industries we serve. Currently, National Trade Productions oversees three distinct divisions that provide our clients with a wide array of services to support  their respective missions and achieve their individual goals. Learn more:

CSG Creative

Helping associations, trade show organizers, corporations and event promoters build brands, think strategically and grow audiences.

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NTP Events

The leader in designing, producing and managing engaging events.

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SpaceCom

A catalyst to developing a sustainable commercial market ecosystem in Low-Earth Orbit and sub-orbital environments.

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History

Throughout NTP’s history, we have successfully launched and/or produced hundreds of tradeshows, conferences and events across a wide variety of industries and sizes. The timeline below reflects our ability to stay ahead of the curve and our constant pursuit for innovation.

1976

Founded by Robert Harar

1977

FOSE launches

Begins managing association-owned events

1984

Publishes SHOW Magazine targeting corporate exhibitors

1987

Begins working with American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), our longest-standing client

1990

Introduces FOSE Information Technology Showcases (FITS)

1992

Robert Harar chairs SISO for two terms

1993

FOSE is ranked the second largest computer show in the country

1996

Creates Telecommute and ServerTech

1997

Signs partnership with American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

2002

Launches CSG Creative, an independent marketing division

Launches GOVSEC

Starts working with Diving Equipment Marketing Association (DEMA)

2003

Launches U.S. Law Enforcement Conference & Exposition (co-located with GOVSEC)

Starts managing Coverings

2004

Launches READY! The Emergency Preparedness and Response Conference & Exposition (co-located with GOVSEC and U.S. Law)

2008

Co-founds the International Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing with IAEE

2009

Creates the Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership

2013

Launches MSX, the North American Motorsports Expo with SCCA

2014

Recognized as a Fastest 50 top show organizer

2015

Launches SpaceCom in collaboration with GHCVB, Houston First Corporation and NASA JSC

2016

NTP EventsLaunches NTP Events, an independent event management division