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As a meeting organizer or show manager, you want to attract young professionals to the events industry. Millennials love travel, flexible schedules, and maintaining their work-life balance, making the meeting and events industry very attractive to them, but they need to know what opportunities are out there.
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Most people, myself included, feel confident about their ability to multitask and tackle a variety of projects at the same time. Recently, a group of employees at Convention Data Services, the event registration and business intelligence company for which I'm senior business analyst, attended a workshop on how to manage time and be more productive.
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Six students from the James F. Peebles Elementary School have been benefiting from a new mentoring initiative that is being piloted in a handful of schools on Cape Cod as an extension of Big Brothers Big Sisters—an organization that connects adult mentors with children.
If you missed our webinar on April 12, you can still view the webinar and get our fact sheet.
The webinar describes how CDS is prepared for the European Union’s GDPR and how it affects our clients, their events and attendee data.
Valuing employees for their individual contributions is at the core of any strong corporate culture and much more important than an employee’s physical presence. In the tradeshow industry, extensive travel is very common, resulting in more remote employees.
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The first impression of a conference can often be the worst: long check-in lines at registration kiosks. It’s an understandable challenge. As crowds of attendees look for their credentials, the inevitable issues of spelling mistakes on name badges and missing information can make arriving at an event feel worse than standing in the security line at the airport. In contrast, when more than 31,000 attendees arrived at a recent edition of FABTECH — which describes itself as North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event — organizers had plans for more efficient entry. The event worked with Convention Data Services (CDS) to use a system called Line Busters to — you guessed it — bust the lines.
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FABTECH is North’s America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event. In 2016, there were more than 31,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibitors. The show provides a convenient one-stop shop venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find tools to improve productivity, increase profits, and discover new solutions.
Managing registration with so many attendees is a major challenge. The goal was to reduce registration lines and quickly move attendees and exhibitors onto the show floor. With so many people needing their badges at the same time, strategies were needed to set up alternative check-in and registration areas.
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Emergencies obviously happen without warning. Being proactive and having a plan in place ahead of time can reduce stress and allow you to be prepared for unexpected circumstances and possible cancellations or rescheduling of shows.
Trade Show Executive's annual article on the state of new and advanced technology in the events industry.
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Every summer on beautiful Cape Cod our Convention Data Services (CDS) team organizes an advisory group event for our clients. Our annual event gathers people of different backgrounds from all over the country to network, share ideas and build relationships. With 11 years of experience planning and executing this meeting we’ve gained first-hand knowledge of what makes a corporate event successful. Here are a few tips and ideas for creating a memorable event.
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LRP Publications is a broad-based media company serving business and education professionals. Specializing in the fields of education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers compensation and disability, and ergonomics, the thriving company publishes hundreds of books, pamphlets, newsletters, magazines, videos, and online resources.
As an exhibitor, you carefully select which shows to attend, invest time and money in these events and create the ideal booth. But have you invested time into developing a strategy for these events to maximize your ROI?
The NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) Convention & Expo is the largest private education association gathering in the nation. Participants include more than 8,000 Catholic school teachers, superintendents, principals, presidents, and board members. Featured at the event are 250 professional development sessions, carefully prepared daily liturgies, networking opportunities, and an Expo Hall showcasing 260 of the latest educational products and services.
Registration vendors and show management work together all year making decisions to maximize their show’s impact on attendees and exhibitors. How can you determine if your decisions reflect the needs, experiences and challenges of attendees?
Since joining the staff at the Water Quality Association (WQA) in 2014, Nancy Henkel heard a persistent request, whether in post-convention surveys or casual conversations. Certain exhibitors and members wanted WQA to introduce a trade-show-only pass — a less costly, more limited alternative to its standard all-access pass, which includes education sessions.
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The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. AMT’s signature event, International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) is a biennial, six-day event that takes place in September at McCormick Place in Chicago. This show draws more than 115,000 attendees, 2,400 exhibitors, and covers 1.37 million square feet of exhibition hall space.
Throughout the registration process of an event, show management has the opportunity to collect an incredible amount of data about their show’s attendees. This data—registration and attendance patterns, demographics, region and registration classification—is a rich source of information. Taking data and making it work for you is about more than just capturing information. Data needs to be analyzed and used to produce a successful event.
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The American Thoracic Society has selected Convention Data Services, their trusted registration partner, to provide beacon technology for the society’s annual conference, ATS 2017, May 19-24, in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
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