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Event registration software enters an exciting new phase
Registration software used for meetings and events continues to develop at a breakneck pace, with advancements looming in areas such as increased customization and facial recognition, which soon could eliminate passwords and provide easier and more secure ways of protecting identities and data.
As seen on Smart Meetings
Technology is now an integral part of executing an event. Organizers large and small are feeling the pinch and pull of digital transformation and having to be smarter about selecting, implementing and evaluating solutions. Fortunately, as the ecosystem of platforms and apps emerges, new strategies for dealing with the volume of solutions, the mountain of data and the surplus of new responsibilities are surfacing, too. Help is out there.
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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.
As seen in Incentive Magazine
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.
As seen in MeetingsNet
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.
As seen in PCMA Newsletter
One event lowered onsite check-in times for their 30,000+ registrants to just 48 seconds. Learn how you can too!
As seen in Convene Magazine
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.