CDS News
  Welcome New Clients
  CDS Advisory Group
  LeadApp Update
  Credit Card Security
  X•Press Reports Update
  Upcoming Events

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Convention Data Services News    

The 5th Annual Douglas J. Fletcher Golf Tournament
The 5th Annual Douglas J. Fletcher Golf Tournament will be held on September 15, 2011 at the Brookside Golf Club in Bourne on Cape Cod. Proceeds from the event will benefit the National Marine Life Center. An email announcement will be sent out in June when registration opens. Get more details about this year’s event at

If you are interested in one of our sponsorship opportunities or participating in the golf tournament, please contact Peter Abraham at (508) 743-0102 or email

ASAE Springtime Baseball Ticket Winner
Congratulations to Bill Duffy from the National School Supply & Equipment Association (NSSEA) for winning the four Washington Nationals baseball tickets at this year’s Springtime Expo. Bill and company will see the Nationals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on July 3, 2011.

The ASAE’s Springtime is promoted as the largest one-day show in the meetings industry and was held April 28th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. CDS was an exhibitor and greeted many existing clients and new prospects at this year’s event.

IAEE DC Chapter Lunch iPod Winner
Convention Data Services and Travel Planners co-sponsored the IAEE D.C. Chapter lunch meeting on Friday, May 13th. CDS and Travel Planners held a drawing for an iPod Touch at the lunch. The winner was Beth Baumgardner, Exhibit Support Specialist, National Automobile Dealers Association. Congratulations Beth!

Welcome New Clients    

Convention Data Services is pleased to welcome its newest clients:

AANA - American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 42,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists.

SPE - Society of Petroleum Engineers
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

CDS Advisory Group 5th Anniversary    

Convention Data Services Advisory Group is holding its 5th Anniversary meeting in Plymouth, Massachusetts in July of 2011. The Group includes professionals from several CDS clients who represent a wide range of industries. Each year the group meets with CDS executives, development specialists, and sales and marketing representatives to create a roadmap for future event products and services. The group has helped guide CDS to its current position as the leader in registration and lead retrieval innovation.

A summary of this meeting will be in our next newsletter.

LeadApp Successful Rollout    

After a successful product launch this April, the mobile phone-based LeadApp is now available to all CDS events going forward.

The LeadApp features real-time access to lead details, the ability to scan badges—an industry first, and offline mode for international attendees or situations where there is no connectivity. The app has been so well received that CDS has begun development of release 2 which will feature on-the-fly surveys, the ability to set appointments and compatibility with Android and Apple tablets. Release 2 of the app will be available to exhibitors in the 3rd quarter of this year.

Contact your Account Executive for more information  
Keep Credit Card Information Safe    

The CDS Funds Processing department has been receiving credit card information from our clients and their attendees via email. Please remember that secure information should not be sent via email to CDS or any other recipient. CDS is very careful to maintain its PCI Compliance that dictates that we do not store any attendee credit card information and secure the personal information that we do collect. Please help us protect your attendees’ and exhibitors’ information so we can maintain the highest level of security and service.

When it is necessary to send credit card information to CDS, please call your Funds Processing Representative and give the information over the phone. If you prefer to use email, encrypt the information by putting it in a password protected ZIP file attached to the email.

X•Press Reports Updates    

Five years ago, CDS introduced the most advanced registration reporting system in the industry. Since then, we have been continually updating and enhancing the system in order to keep it as the most comprehensive reporting tool available. Many new reports and enhancements have been made over the years and an updated user’s guide and help manual have been created to explain the enhancements and to provide instruction for using all aspects of the system. The manuals are available from any page within the reporting system and are linked from a central table of contents.

Training is available the first Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. EST. Contact your Account Executive or Registration Manager for details.

Upcoming Events    

ECEF Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum
June 1, 2011, JW Marriott, Washington D.C. CDS is a sponsor of the 2011 ECEF.

5th Annual Douglas J. Fletcher Golf Tournament
September 15, 2011, Brookside Golf Club, Cape Cod

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