CompuSystems Renews Partnership with HPBA

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) has renewed its contract with CompuSystems, which will provide registration, analytics and lead management services for its HPBExpo shows through 2022. HPBA represents and provides professional member services and industry support for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and representatives for all types of fireplace, stove, heater, barbecue and outdoor living appliances and accessories. 

The largest indoor-outdoor living trade show in North America, HPBExpo draws more than 7,000 attendees and features approximately 400 leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers who exhibit and demonstrate their latest products and innovations in home heating solutions, grills and grilling accessories, fully equipped outdoor kitchens, casual patio furniture and outdoor accents, water and landscape features, all-weather entertainment products and more. 

“We are excited to continue our relationship with HPBA, which dates back to 2005,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “Renewals like these are a testament to the CompuSystems team’s dedication to offering innovative products and best-in-class service to the success of each show.”


About The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) 

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is an international not-for-profit trade association first established in 1980 to represent and promote the interests of the hearth products industry in North America. In 2002, the Hearth Products Association (HPA) merged with the Barbecue Industry Association (BIA) to form HPBA. The association includes manufacturers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, service and installation firms and other companies and individuals – all having business interests in and related to the hearth, patio, and barbecue products industries. For more information on the activities of the HPBA, please visit HPBA.org.

About CompuSystems

CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the most successful trade show experience possible.


CompuSystems Adds Informa Show SupplySide West

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – CompuSystems was selected by Informa Exhibitions to provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval for their 2019 SupplySide West show this October in Las Vegas. 

SupplySide West is the largest ingredients and supply chain expo in the world for the food, beverage, supplement and sports nutrition industries. The show connects manufacturers with a global range of ingredient suppliers and distributors, and it showcases more than 10,000 of the latest and most innovative ingredients and solutions on the market.

In 2019, SupplySide West earned Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) award as one of the “Top 25 Fastest-growing Shows in Attendance” for having one of the fastest attendance growth rates between 2016 to 2018. In 2018, the show experienced an 8% growth rate from 2017 with more than 17,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors, setting a new record for SupplySide West’s then 22-year history. 

CompuSystems has serviced more TSNN 250 events than any other registration service provider in the exhibition industry. The addition of Informa’s SupplySide West, a TSNN 250 event, reaffirms CompuSystems’ status as an industry leader. 

“We’re thrilled to add SupplySide West to our ever-growing list of shows,” said Jen Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Sales and Service at CompuSystems. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Informa Exhibitions by providing our unparalleled, world-class service, as we do for all of our clients.” 


About SupplySide West

Hosted by Informa Exhibitions, this annual tradeshow and conference was named to Trade Show News Network's list of top 250 trade shows in the United States. SupplySide West is all about the exploration, discovery, innovation and marketing strategy around the development of finished consumer goods that drive the global business economy.

 About Informa Exhibitions

SupplySide West is part of Informa's Global Exhibitions Division. With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, Informa Exhibitions is a global market leader in such end markets as Boating, Beauty, Construction & Real Estate, Life Sciences, Maritime, Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Pop Culture. Through face to face and digital channels, its transaction-oriented exhibitions enable communities to engage, experience and do business. In doing so, Informa brings together people who want to buy and sell, network, do business and gain inspiration. Industry insight, coupled with an innovative and entrepreneurial approach, provides Informa Exhibitions customers and partners with the opportunity to create business advantage and access markets.

About CompuSystems

CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the most successful trade show experience possible. 


HPBA signs renewal deal with CompuSystems

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) has renewed its contract with CompuSystems, which will provide registration, analytics and lead management services for its HPBExpo shows through 2022. HPBA represents and provides professional member services and industry support for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and representatives for all types of fireplace, stove, heater, barbecue and outdoor living appliances and accessories. 

The largest indoor-outdoor living trade show in North America, HPBExpo draws more than 7,000 attendees and features approximately 400 leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers who exhibit and demonstrate their latest products and innovations in home heating solutions, grills and grilling accessories, fully equipped outdoor kitchens, casual patio furniture and outdoor accents, water and landscape features, all-weather entertainment products and more. 

“We are excited to continue our relationship with HPBA, which dates back to 2005,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “Renewals like these are a testament to the CompuSystems team’s dedication to offering innovative products and best-in-class service to the success of each show.”


About The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) 

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) is an international not-for-profit trade association first established in 1980 to represent and promote the interests of the hearth products industry in North America. In 2002, the Hearth Products Association (HPA) merged with the Barbecue Industry Association (BIA) to form HPBA. The association includes manufacturers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, service and installation firms and other companies and individuals – all having business interests in and related to the hearth, patio, and barbecue products industries. For more information on the activities of the HPBA, please visit HPBA.org.

 

About CompuSystems

CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the most successful trade show experience possible. For more information about CompuSystems’ industry-leading services, please visit compusystems.com.


CompuSystems Reaches Renewal Deal with SGIA

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – The Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) has extended its contract with CompuSystems (CSI) it was announced today.

As part of the contract renewal, CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for a pair of SGIA shows -- PRINTING United and Graphics of the Americas.

SGIA has been valued client of ours for over five years,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “We’re happy to extend and move the partnership forward. I know we’ll continue to provide them with first-class service and professionalism.”


About The Speciality Graphics Imaging Association
SGIA is a trade association for the leaders of the 21st Century printing industry. SGIA members are bold, driven, creative and riding a wave of technology and innovation. In addition to providing high-quality information and educational resources designed to help move the printing community forward, SGIA produces the leading trade shows PRINTING United (Dallas, October 23 - 25, 2019) and Graphics of the Americas (Miami, February 27 - 29, 2020).

About CompuSystems
CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the best possible trade show experience. For more information about CompuSystems’ industry-leading services, please visit www.compusystems.com.


CompuSystems Adds New Clients

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Argentum and Marijuana Business Daily, a Division of Anne Holland Ventures, recently became CompuSystems’ (CSI) newest clients when both organizations signed on to new multi-year deals.

CSI will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for a total of five shows between the two organizations -- Argentum, MJBizConNEXT, MJBizConINTL, MJBizCon European Cannabis Symposium and MJBizCon Conference & Expo.

“I’m excited to welcome both of these organizations into the fold of valued CSI clients,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “I’m grateful they have enlisted their trust in us, and I’m confident that we will exceed their expectations in all facets.”


About Argentum
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Argentum member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services to older adults and their families. Argentum’s work is driven by its membership. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.

About Marijuana Business Daily
As the leading business news information resource for the medical marijuana and retail cannabis industry, Marijuana Business Daily’s editors and reporters bring retailers, professional cultivators, infused product makers, ancillary service providers and finance professionals the information and networking they need to flourish within the cannabis industry. In addition to the MJBizDaily newsletter, MJBizDaily Canada, hemp industry reports, and the monthly Marijuana Business Magazine, Marijuana Business Daily also serves as producer and host of the world’s largest family of B2B trade shows for the cannabis industry, MJBizCon. Recent recognition and awards include Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50, The Inc. 500 and Folio Magazine’s Women in Media. Marijuana Business Daily is also a proud member of the Associated Press.

About CompuSystems
CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the best possible trade show experience. For more information about CompuSystems’ industry-leading services, please visit www.compusystems.com.

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Clients Renew Services with CompuSystems

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) have both extended their contracts with CompuSystems (CSI).

As part of the contract renewals, CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for a pair of shows held each fall -- Plastic Surgery The Meeting (ASPS) and ASBMR Annual Meeting.

“Announcing client renewals is very important as it shows we are doing things the right way,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “We’re very happy to extend these deals and continue our partnership with ASPS and ASBMR.”


About The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 8,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 93 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery.

About The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is the leading professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone, mineral and musculoskeletal research. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, an official journal (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research®), the Primer on Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy and interaction with government agencies and related societies.

About CompuSystems
CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the best possible trade show experience. For more information about CompuSystems’ industry-leading services, please visit www.compusystems.com.

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CompuSystems Adds More Clients to Growing Portfolio

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and AVIXA recently became CompuSystems’ (CSI) newest clients when both organizations signed on to new multi-year deals.

CSI will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for Heart Rhythm Society’s annual Scientific Sessions trade show held each May and AVIXA’s InfoComm show held annually in June.

“I’m thrilled to add Heart Rhythm Society and AVIXA as the newest members to our portfolio,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “I know they will come to know and appreciate the top notch service we provide all of our clients.”


About Heart Rhythm Society
The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education, and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards. Incorporated in 1979 and based in Washington, DC, it has a membership of more than 6,000 heart rhythm professionals in more than 72 countries around the world.

About AVIXA
AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership.

About CompuSystems
CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the best possible trade show experience. For more information about CompuSystems’ industry-leading services, please visit www.compusystems.com.

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Decentralized Registration Becoming the New Normal


Not so long ago many trade show organizers stopped mailing badges due to improved badge printing technologies. With a simple barcode on their registration confirmation an attendee can get their badge printed in a matter of seconds. What this meant though is that there were many more check-in stations required at the event. It would be normal to walk into a convention center to see massive registration areas capable of producing tens of thousands of badges over a few days. As the years go by, we are now seeing less and less of the massive registration areas and more shows using decentralized registration areas.

What is with the change? The following will give the benefits and the reasons why more shows are choosing to do away with the ‘one central reg area’.

  1. Space is at a premium. Successful shows continue to grow and require more booth space and registration takes over prime space at a convention center. If shows were able to shrink their registration footprint that would leave more space to sell to sponsors or exhibitors.
  2. Registration technology has gone mobile. Printing badges from registration carts has never been easier. There is no longer a need to order services from third parties. A registration cart can have it’s own internet connection and run on batteries! It can literally be rolled to wherever it is needed.
  3. Bring the badge to the attendee and not the attendee to the badge. What this means is bring registration to places the attendees already are.
    • Badge pick up at the airport. More and more shows are adding badge pickup stations in baggage claim areas. This makes it convenient for attendees. Once they pick up their bags they can stop and pick up their show badge at the same time. By keeping badge pickup areas open during the key arrival times an event can see up to 40% of attendees get badged before even stepping foot inside the convention center.
    • Badge pick up at the major hotels. By placing badge pick up stations at all your major hotel blocks, attendees can now check into the hotel as well as the show. Many attendees will also network in the hotel lobby and hotel bars so try to get badge pickup stations near these high traffic areas and keep them open past ‘normal business hours’ to maximize output offsite.
    • Think ‘outside the center’. Utilize space outside the convention center. Registration tents can achieve the same impact as if the registration area were inside. Also, think about putting badge pickup stations strategically placed outside the convention center such as near parking lots and shuttle bus drop-offs. Remember, the key is to get as many people badged as you can before they enter the building!

More Clients Renew with CompuSystems

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Optical Society (OSA) have both extended their contracts with CompuSystems (CSI). ACS continues its 20-year relationship, while OSA has partnered with CSI for six years.

As part of the multi-year deals, CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for a total of 10 of shows, including Clinical Congress, OFC and CLEO.

“We’re proud and excited to have both ACS and OSA secure these multi-year deals with us,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “Both of these organizations have partnered with us for a number of years and we’re happy to keep that continuity moving forward."


About The American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for all surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts.

About CompuSystems
CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the best possible trade show experience. For more information about CompuSystems’ industry-leading services, please visit www.compusystems.com.


CompuSystems Renews Deal with AACR

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has extended its contract with CompuSystems (CSI).

CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for AACR’s Annual Meeting held each spring. In addition, CSI will provide services for the Molecular Targets show (held every other year).

“The partnership between CSI and the American Association for Cancer Research dates back to 2002,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “This speaks volumes on the fantastic relationship between the two organizations over the years, and we’re happy to keep it moving forward.”


About American Association for Cancer Research

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, collaboration, funding, and advocacy. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

About CompuSystems
CompuSystems is a leading provider of registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services. Our mission is to help event organizers, exhibitors and attendees achieve the best possible trade show experience. For more information about CompuSystems’ industry-leading services, please visit www.compusystems.com.

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