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Riding Tandem: How UX Design and Engineering Propel Product Success

June 3, 2024

Imagine a bicycle.

For the bicycle to move forward and function properly, both the pedals and the chain need to work together. If the pedals are working but the chain is broken, the bicycle won’t move. If the chain is intact but the pedals aren’t being pushed, the bicycle remains stationary.

3 Women Share How CDS Fosters a Culture of Equality, Growth and Advancement

July 27, 2023

By investing in its people, Convention Data Services is creating an environment where team members can apply their skills, reach outside of their comfort zones and advance their careers. Built In spoke with three women team members to learn more.

Registration Interrupted: Getting Potential Attendees to Finish the Form

November 6, 2019

In the e-commerce world, cart abandonment — when a visitor puts one or more items in their shopping cart and then leaves the site without completing their order — is a common problem. Data company Statista estimates that the average cart abandonment rate across all e-commerce sectors is 79 percent, and airlines and travel sites take the lead (with 88 percent and 81 percent abandonment rates, respectively). Cart abandonment in the events business is another way of describing partial online registrations.

As seen on PCMA

Opening a Whole New Reality for Planners

March 15, 2019

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

Wrap Your Head Around Event Technology

March 15, 2019

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.

As seen on MPI

Recruit Me: 3 Recommendations for Recruiting Millennials

June 1, 2018

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.

As seen on MeetingsNet

How to Avoid Urgency Addiction

May 31, 2018

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

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) FAQ Discussion

April 13, 2018

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.

Watch the video or download the FAQ PDF
Webinar Q&A

Out of Sight but not Out of Mind: Four Ways to Keep Remote Employees Connected

April 3, 2018

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