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Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted registration and lead capture partner for driving global event connections for businesses and associations worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, Massachusetts, CDS has built multi-faceted solutions to engage attendees, deliver exhibitor ROI and provide actionable analytics for the events industry since 1986.

Quick Facts

  • Founded — 1986
  • Clients — More than 100 Business and Association clients representing major events in high-tech, manufacturing, energy, medical, healthcare, hospitality, communications, insurance, and transportation industries
  • Number of Events — 250 Tradeshows Annually
  • Largest Event — 115,600 attendees representing 112 countries, 2,400 exhibiting companies, and 1,370,000 net square feet of exhibit space
  • Staff — 185

Product Lines

  • Registration
  • Lead Retrieval Products and Services
  • Event Marketing Products and Services

CDS’ suite of products and services combine registration, exhibitor leads, data management and attendee engagement into a complete and effective package that increases attendance. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff of professionals has years of extensive industry experience, and we are committed to providing the highest quality customer service.

At CDS, we take a unique approach to each event. We listen to our clients to learn their business goals and needs. Our experienced team then goes to work to provide the services to fulfill those needs. The entire event cycle is supported with web development, a customer service contact center, data entry, badge production and mailing, exhibitor services and onsite services and management — all to ensure the success of each event.


Headquarters: 107 Waterhouse Road, Bourne, MA 02532
Satellite Offices: Washington, D.C.; Austin, TX; Orlando, FL

Executive Management Team

John Kimball, President and CEO
John Hawley, Chief Technology Officer
David Lawton, Executive Vice President of Sales
Becky Hansen, Executive Vice President of Event Services

CDS’ Mission Statement

Committed to building loyalty, value and partnerships by delivering innovative solutions that enhance the event experience and strengthen our industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Convention Data Services (CDS) and its employees believe in giving back to the community through company donations, sponsorships, employee-matching donations and time off for employees to volunteer.

“At Convention Data Services we are dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations and fundraising events in our local community and throughout the tradeshow industry. By committing our financial support and time, we are able to make a difference in the communities in which we live and do business.”
   – John Kimball, President and CEO, Convention Data Services