Chairman and CEO
Robert E. Harar founded NTP in 1976 with the goal of becoming the premier tradeshow, conference, association meeting and corporate events producer. It continues today as a family-owned and operated business.
Under Bob’s leadership, NTP has successfully produced over 1,200 events in multiple countries. The success of NTP can be attributed to Bob’s entrepreneurial drive and vision. He is a “big picture” thinker and has a personal dedication to maximizing organizational efficiency and empowering others for success. Over the years he has recruited and mentored some of the top professionals in the industry.
Recognized as a visionary leader and driving force for change within the industry, Bob has served as Chair of SISO, a member of the CEIR Board making a significant financial contribution towards its success, and is a key partner to the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). Bob has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Individuals in the Tradeshow Industry”.
Bob is especially proud of being the inaugural recipient of the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Distinguished Leadership Award winner in 2010. He is routinely called upon to be a speaker at events throughout the country and works as a consultant for organizations facing key challenges, looking for areas of improvement, and those going through significant change within their event.