CDS Celebrates 25 Years
  CDS News
  Welcome New Clients
  TSE Fastest 50
  LeadApp Update
  X•Press Networking
  Upcoming Events

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CDS Celebrates 25 Years of Service    

Convention Data Services is celebrating its twenty-fifth year of providing registration, lead retrieval and event marketing to the event industry.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients, vendors and staff who have helped us succeed and grow over the past twenty-five years. We have built many strong business and personal relationships and value each and every one of them. We look forward to another twenty-five years of service to the industry.

Convention Data Services News    

Expo! Expo! Cape Escape Vacation
Congratulations to Andrea Bahr from the Society of Petroleum Engineers for winning the CDS Cape Escape contest at Expo! Expo! 2010. Andrea will receive a week’s vacation on Cape Cod in a luxury condo, airfare and choice of golf or a sunset cruise. We look forward to seeing you on the Cape Andrea!

2011 Holiday Schedule
CDS will be closed in observance of the following holidays this year:
• Monday, February 21 - Presidents Day
• Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day
• Monday, July 4 -Independence Day
• Monday, September 5 -Labor Day
• Thursday, November 24 -Thanksgiving Day
• Friday, November 25 -Day after Thanksgiving Day
• Monday, December 26 - Christmas Day

Welcome New Clients    

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the leading international membership organization for regulatory professionals who are working to ensure the safety, effectiveness and availability of healthcare products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Congratulations TSE Fastest 50 Winners    

Earlier this year, Trade Show Executive announced their list of the Fastest 50 growing events in the industry.

Congratulations to the CDS clients and events who made this year’s list:
  • Nielsen Business Media/ASD (Gift & Toy)—both March and August events
  • American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting
  • Siggraph/International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques
  • American Wind Energy Association/WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition
Convention Data Services is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Fastest 50 Awards and Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida.

LeadApp Ready for Primetime    

CDS has completed its beta testing of the X•Press LeadApp—our smart phone-based lead retrieval solution. The LeadApp is a full-featured lead retrieval app that runs on iPhones and Androids.

Several test events were chosen and select exhibitors asked to participate in the onsite testing. Results from exhibitors across all shows was positive and receptive. Most exhibitors preferred to scan badge QR barcodes instead of the optional method of typing the badge ID. All exhibitors liked the live leads list that was available right on their mobile phone.

The X•Press LeadApp will be available for all CDS events beginning in April of 2011.

Read more about the beta test in ExpoWeb at

Contact your Account Executive for more information  
X•Press Networking    

Convention Data Services is releasing version 2 of our X•Press Networking product. X•Press Networking is an online communication and scheduling hub for attendees and exhibitors to connect before, during and after the event.

The internal communication engine allows attendees and exhibitors to search the event audience by name, company, industry sector, job function and area of responsibility to narrow their results to very specific contacts. Once a contact is located, the user can view their profile and initiate communication with them by writing a custom message. The recipient is alerted to new messages and can click the sender’s name to view their profile details. Users can build a contact list from searches and correspondence that can then be exported for use in other CRM programs.

The scheduling features of X•Press Networking show a complete picture of the user’s itinerary in either a monthly grid or line listing view. Users populate their schedule by inviting others to meetings or accepting meeting invitations. The calendar shows conflicts in scheduled times and can be exported for use in Outlook or other scheduling programs.

Event administrators can send messages to individuals or define groups based on registration classes and demographic responses in order to deliver a tailored message specifically to that group. A full reporting system with summaries, usage statistics and breakdowns by time are available for all activity in the system.

Ask your Account Executive to schedule a tour of the new X•Press Networking tool and inquire about opportunities for onsite implementation.

Upcoming Events    

IAEE Midwestern Chapter Educational Program
February 23, 2011, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 Awards and Conference
March 9-11, 2011. Rosenís Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL. CDS is a bronze sponsor of the event.

ASAE Springtime Expo 2011
April 28, 2011. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. CDS will be exhibiting in Booth 3126.

June 1, 2011. J.W. Marriott, Washington, D.C. CDS is a sponsor of the event.

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