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.
Founded — 1986
Clients — More than 100 business and association clients representing major events in the high-tech, energy, manufacturing, medical, healthcare, hospitality, communications, insurance, and transportation industries.
Annual Events — 185 Full Service Events and 350 Specialty Conferences
Largest Event — 129,000 attendees, 1.4 million net square feet of paid exhibit space, and 2,500 exhibiting companies
Staff — 200
Company Headquarters: Bourne, MA
Satellite Offices: Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Orlando, FL
Our Executive Management Team
John Kimball, President and CEO
David Lawton, Chief Sales Officer
Dave Wuethrich, Chief Operating Officer
John Hawley, Chief Technology Officer
Our Products and Services
Full Service and Self-Service Registration
Lead Retrieval and Lead Management Solutions
Data Sense® Business Intelligence
Attendee Acquisition Tools
At CDS, we are committed to building loyalty, value, and partnerships by delivering innovative solutions that enhance the event experience and strengthen our industry. We take a unique approach to each event and act as an extension of your team, providing solutions including full-service registration, self-service registration for smaller events, lead management, and business intelligence. Your entire event cycle is supported, keeping your business objectives in mind every step of the way.
CDS Mission Statement
“Committed to building loyalty, value, and partnerships by delivering innovative solutions that enhance the event experience and strengthen our industry.”
Our extensive industry experience—and commitment to providing the highest quality customer service—has made us the partner of choice among leading associations and top tradeshow management companies around the world. CDS has more than 100 business and association clients representing major events in the high-tech, energy, manufacturing, medical, healthcare, hospitality, communications, insurance, and transportation industries. Annually, we offer registration and lead retrieval products at 380 tradeshows and conferences.
Our Social Responsibility Policy
Convention Data Services (CDS) and its employees believe in giving back to the community through company donations, sponsorships, employee-matching donations, and time off for employees to volunteer.
“At Convention Data Services we are dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations and fundraising events in our local community and throughout the tradeshow industry. By committing our financial support and time, we are able to make a difference in the communities in which we live and do business.”
– John Kimball, President and CEO, Convention Data Services