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Have You “Walked a Mile” In Your Attendees’ Shoes

September 21, 2017

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?

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Data Lessons Learned From a First-Time Beacon User

September 5, 2017

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.

As seen in PCMA Convene

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Four Easy Steps to Make Your Registration Data Work for You

June 8, 2017

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.

As seen in TSNN

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CDS to Provide Beacon Technology at ATS 2017, May 19-24, in Washington, DC.

May 15, 2017

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.

As seen in the Exhibit City News

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Convention Data Services to Expand to New Bourne Office

March 28, 2017

BOURNE — The company’s new headquarters may be just a hop down the road, but for Convention Data Services the move to a new facility represents the culmination of 30 years of careful growth and expansion of its business strategy.

As seen in the Cape Cod Times

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Using Demographic Data to Boost ROI

March 13, 2017

How to leverage event info to improve content, marketing and more.

As published in Meetings & Conventions Magazine

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CDS Highlighted in Cape Opportunities Video

February 9, 2017

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES is an activity of the Cape & Islands Workforce Development Board and a collaborative of three agencies: the Job Training & Employment Corporation (JTEC), Division of Career Services (DCS) and Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). It is funded in part by the Department of Labor, Department of Education, Department of Transitional Assistance and Barnstable County.

As one of the areas largest private employers, CDS was included in the organization's new opportunities video.

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Several Tech Companies Release New Products at IAEE’s Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting & Exhibition

December 19, 2016

The International Association of Exhibitions and Event’s Expo! Expo! showfloor was packed with tech companies serving the trade show industry, many of which launched new products to the throngs of show organizers walking the aisles.

As published in TSNN

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CDS Focused on Building Relationships for 30 Years

December 19, 2016

Attendee registration was an incredibly manual and time-consuming process back in 1986 when Doug Fletcher saw the need to modernize it. So, he created Convention Data Services to benefit show management, exhibitors and attendees.

As published in TSNN

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Registration Trends

December 13, 2016

As show organizers look for better, smarter ways to drive attendance, they are increasingly turning to data to understand more about attendees and how they use face-to-face events.

As published by Trade Show Executive

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Know Your Alumni and Build Attendance

September 20, 2016

Hotels and airlines know their repeat customers and recognize them for their loyalty. I’m a million-mile flier and my card says it. Customers like recognition for their commitment to a brand and it makes them feel valued. Do you know your repeat customers, your alumni attendees, and do you demonstrate the fact that you value their loyalty?

As published in TSNN
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Give Your Exhibitors What They Need and When They Need It

August 6, 2016

Communicating information about what tools to use and creating educational opportunities for your exhibitors to understand the usage and benefits will help them to maximize the value of your event and fulfill their company’s exhibiting goals.

As published in TSNN

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Leverage Your Current Event to Build Attendance for Your Next Event

June 25, 2016

I’ve seen many changes in the tradeshow industry in the last 30+ years. With the advent and accelerated use of technology, the way we register attendees for an event has changed dramatically.

As published in TSNN

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Why Creating Loyal Employees is the Key to Creating Long-term Customers

April 9, 2016

Everywhere you turn, there seems to be advice on leadership and the important role of senior management in an organization. While every company needs great leaders, your employees are a vital force in your company.

As published in TSNN

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