The American Sportfishing Association Selects Convention Data Services for Registration, Integrations, Lead Management, and Contact Center Services for 4 Years From 2023 to 2026

January 10, 2023

Bourne, MA – January 10, 2023: The American Sportfishing Association has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) to provide full-service registration, integrations, lead management, and contact center services for 4 years from 2023 to 2026 for their annual event, International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). 

“After working with CDS’s parent company, Freeman, for many years, we are excited to apply their registration innovations to our event,” said Blake Swango, VP, Trade Show and Membership at the American Sportfishing Association. “These tools will enable us to implement additional attendee acquisition strategies to grow our audience.”  

“The American Sportfishing Association has been a longtime client of Freeman, and we are pleased to be able to further that partnership,” said David Lawton, Chief Sales Officer at CDS. “We look forward to bringing the latest registration technology to ICAST.”  

About the American Sportfishing Association 

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is a national, non-profit trade association whose member companies and organizations share a stake in promoting sportfishing as part of a diverse, multi-billion-dollar industry that is global in scope. Our industry contributes to the economic strength and stature of our nation with a $129 billion impact on the nation’s economy creating employment for 825,000 people in communities throughout the U.S. Our leadership and financial investments in conservation make all manner of outdoor experiences possible and support a healthy environment for everyone. 

Since 1933, when ASA was formed, we’ve grown from a consortium of tackle manufacturers, to include every sector of the industry – independent dealers and distributers, rep groups, media companies, federal and state agencies and other non-profit organizations. ASA also produces ICAST, the world’s largest international sportfishing trade show that encompasses the entire outdoor experience. 

ICAST Annual Meeting 

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show and is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in gear, tackle, accessories, and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year-round. 

About Convention Data Services 

Convention Data Services (CDS), a Freeman Company, 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. 

Media Contact 

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