IEEE and Horizon House Partner with Convention Data Services for Five Years

February 10, 2021

IEEE and Horizon House Partner with Convention Data Services for Five Years

Bourne, MA – February 10, 2021: IEEE’s show management company, Horizon House has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) to provide registration, lead management, session tracking, and contact center for the International Microwave Symposium (IMS).

“We selected CDS for their extensive expertise in managing complex registration requirements for associations,” said Carl Sheffres, IMS Exhibition Director. “After working with CDS’s parent company, Freeman for many years, we are excited to apply CDS’s modern innovations to our event.  We look forward to implementing attendee acquisition programs to grow IMS’s audience as well as implement touchless registration onsite solutions.”

“We are excited to partner with Horizon House to bring the latest registration technology to IMS,” said David Lawton, Chief Sales Officer at CDS.  “From data analytics and marketing programs to onsite touchless technologies, we look forward to providing a great attendee experience for IEEE’s attendees and exhibitors.”

Horizon House

Horizon House has a long history of event management and a strong presence in the RF/microwave industry. As publisher of Microwave Journal for more than 60 years, Horizon House has been on the leading edge of the technological advances that have defined the industry. As a producer of events, including IMS for 30+ years, European Microwave Week (EuMW), and EDI CON China, Horizon House brings its substantial international event management experience to bear on the upcoming IEEE MTT-S IMS exhibition experiences.


IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics.

International Microwave Symposium

The International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). IMS features a large trade show with a large commercial exhibition featuring over 600 companies and a technical program offering technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel sessions, workshops, technical lectures, application seminars, and a wide variety of other technical and social activities. The program covers the latest microwave and RF advancements in emerging areas such as 5G, automobile radar, wearable electronics, the Internet of Things, wireless HDMI, medical applications, satellite communications, and more.

Convention Data Services

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management partner servicing top show organizers worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, MA, CDS has been providing customized applications and support services for more than 30 years.

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