Convention Data Services

Company Description:

Convention Data Services is the premiere full-service event registration provider in the tradeshow industry. For nearly 30 years, we have been providing registration, data management, lead retrieval and event marketing to the tradeshow industry, successfully serving the needs of businesses and non-profit associations worldwide. We’re passionate about offering the most creative and innovative solutions to enhance our clients’ events.

CDS is an extension of your event team. Our unique partnership approach allows us to understand your business and event goals and provide proactive solutions that anticipate the fast-changing event landscape. Our experienced team of 150 professionals has a deep understanding of events, attendees and exhibitors which allows us to craft solutions that enhance your entire event cycle.

Our partnership approach encompasses your vendors, too. We integrate with all the top industry providers allowing you to choose the best products for your event and know that they will be seamlessly integrated with CDS registration and exhibitor services.

Our long-term client relationships are built on the highest level of quality service from our in-house web development and contact center to our marketing tools, data management and onsite teams.

CDS is an active member of IAEE, ASAE, SISO, CAEM, MPI, PCMA and Association Forum of Chicagoland.

Convention Data Services

 •  January 4

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Convention Data Services

 •  May 2, 2017

View PDF Release The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has selected Convention Data Services (CDS), their trusted registration partner, to provide beacon technology for the society’s annual conference, ATS 2017. ( CDS will provide the 16,000 ATS 2017 attendees and exhibitors with smart badges that include wireless beacons to...

Convention Data Services

 •  April 11, 2017

View PDF Release Convention Data Services (CDS), the trusted registration partner in driving global event connections, has named Sharon Keane as the company’s new Sales and Exhibitor Services Manager. Sharon brings to this new role over 20 years of management experience in operations, sales, customer support and IT. In her new role, Sharon will...

Convention Data Services

 •  December 21, 2016

View PDF Release The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) as its new trusted registration partner. The contract runs through 2018 and calls for CDS to provide full registration and lead retrieval services, along with housing and membership integrations for two events: the ATA International Conference...

Convention Data Services

 •  December 6, 2016

View PDF Release Convention Data Services (CDS) announced today the launch of the company’s new business intelligence tool, Data Sense. CDS’ Data Sense helps show management visualize, analyze and understand all event data by consolidating data across one or more events into a centralized framework. Event managers will now have the ability to not...

Convention Data Services

 •  November 10, 2016

Certainly the new buzz words of today. As we are faced with rising healthcare costs, wellness and our ability to impact our wellbeing by taking healthy steps has become paramount to controlling costs. Insurance companies are adding wellness incentives to their plans. Employers are beginning to use wellness incentives to help employees control...

Convention Data Services

 •  October 13, 2016

Behind every successful event at CDS is a dedicated team that takes customer service to the next level of flexibility and responsiveness. Your hand-picked team brings together expertise from all areas of registration, operations, contact center, finance, and exhibitor services to ensure your success. We are dedicated to making sure every facet of...

Convention Data Services

 •  October 5, 2016

Think of any loyalty program that you belong to. What are the benefits of being a loyal customer? Are you the first to know about promotions? Does the business reach out to you for your feedback? Besides your loyalty perks, you may feel more valued as a repeat customer. Treat your alumni attendees the same way! They are the key holders to your...

Convention Data Services

 •  October 4, 2016

View PDF Release The International Carwash Association has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) as its new trusted registration partner. The contract calls for CDS to provide full registration and lead retrieval services for their event, The Car Wash Show (, the world’s largest car wash tradeshow and convention. Next...

Convention Data Services

 •  April 20, 2016

Broaden your event’s reach and elevate your exhibitor benefits with sponsorship opportunities. Learn how you can offer opportunities both onsite and pre-event to exhibitors that benefit everyone and help make your event a success.