CompuSystems Extends Contracts with SEMA, ACA, MEMA

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems has signed multi-year renewal deals with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the Auto Care Association (ACA), and the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).

CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics, and lead retrieval for The SEMA Show and ACA’s/MEMA’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

Co-located in Las Vegas in November, The SEMA Show and The AAPEX Show represent one of the largest trade show gatherings in the U.S. SEMA and AAPEX serve separate but compatible markets within the auto care industry. SEMA exhibitors and attendees typically serve the car enthusiast marketplace, including restorers, hot-rodders and those primarily interested in performance products. AAPEX focuses on the more traditional vehicle repair and maintenance market and features exhibitors who provide hard parts, supplies, and services to professional and retail customers.

“Announcing client renewals is very important to us as it demonstrates our commitment to our partnerships,” said CompuSystems COO Mark LoGiurato. “We are happy to extend these longstanding relationships by continuing to provide our first-class service and professionalism, as we do for all of our clients.” 


About The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) represents the $46.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org and www.semashow.com

About the Auto Care Association (ACA)

The Auto Care Association (ACA) provides advocacy, educational, networking, technology, market intelligence, and communications resources to serve the collective interests of its members. ACA serves the entire supply chain of the automotive aftermarket: businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service, maintenance and repair. ACA co-owns The AAPEX Show, where industry professionals meet face-to-face with all of their current partners and new suppliers, explore the global marketplace of innovation, and get hands-on training from elite technicians and trainers—all packed into one valuable trip. For more information, visit https://www.autocare.org/ and https://www.aapexshow.com/attendee-portal/

About the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is the trade association for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers and parts manufacturers and remanufacturers.  Their members supply both the original equipment and aftermarket segments of the light vehicle (car and truck) and commercial vehicle (on- and off-road) industries. MEMA serves the industry as the voice of the motor vehicle and mobility supplier industry, speaking out on behalf of the largest manufacturing sector in the United States. MEMA co-owns The AAPEX Show, where industry professionals meet face-to-face with all of their current partners and new suppliers, explore the global marketplace of innovation, and get hands-on training from elite technicians and trainers—all packed into one valuable trip. For more information, visit https://www.mema.org/ and https://www.aapexshow.com/attendee-portal/

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.


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CompuSystems’ Safe Event Products Help SECO Produce Successful Live Event

LISLE, Ill. – SECO International produced a live, four-day trade event April 28 to May 2, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. SECO was the last major event in Atlanta in 2020 and the first in 2021 to help lead the way of offering face-to-face networking and learning experiences. Committed to providing a safe experience for their registrants, SECO tapped CompuSystems for their Safe Event registration and lead retrieval services to reduce person-to-person contact and support social distancing in their high-traffic registration areas and on the show floor.

“When SECO decided to have their live event this year, they were focused not only on providing the best event experience for their audience, but the safest, too,” said Mark LoGiurato, CompuSystems’ COO. “They looked to us to be sure all of the appropriate registration-related safety measures were in place.”

Delivering a safe onsite experience often requires a multi-pronged approach, and this was the case at SECO 2021.

“SECO was able to offer attendees and exhibitors new badge options this year, including downloading or print-at-home, which helped us reduce registration lines and touchpoints during the event,” said Elizabeth Taylor DeMayo, CEM, Executive Director, SECO International. “We have received very positive feedback from participants, as they appreciated every effort made to create a safe environment during the event.”

Following are the products and services CompuSystems delivered with the help of the SECO staff:

Onsite Registration Area

  • Self-serve and touchless kiosks for badge printing that were spaced out to allow for social distancing
  • Manned registration stations that were spaced out and equipped with plexiglass divider shields to allow for social distancing and maximum safety

Three Badge Options

1. Virtual Badge

Registrants could download it to their smartphone and store it in their Apple or Google Wallet; it came equipped with a QR code for show floor/session access control and lead retrieval.

2. Print-at-Home Badge

Registrants could print their badges before they left for the event on plain paper using the badge printing template provided during the registration process; badge holders were supplied onsite by show management.

Print-at-Home Badge

3. Traditional Badge

Registrants could print their badges in the traditional fashion at the event using a contactless express badge printing kiosk or via the manned registering station.

Contactless Lead Retrieval for Exhibitors

Exhibitors were able to conduct their business a safe distance away from attendees and still capture important sales lead information electronically using CompuSystems’ lead retrieval app. Every badge option came equipped with a QR code for this purpose.

This contactless solution eliminated paper exchange and waste in multiple ways. First, the app removed the need to exchange business cards or having to write contact information on a sign-up sheet. It also enabled exhibitors to send digital marketing information directly to attendees from within the app, helping to reduce paper waste.

Furthermore, exhibitors could take advantage of a self-serve lead retrieval kiosk product that they could place anywhere in their booth. The self-serve kiosk allowed attendees to scan either their physical or virtual badge to request product literature and automatically provide their contact information to the exhibitor for follow-up purposes.

From Safe Event Products to Success 

Taking the steps to offer safer options for registration, badging, and lead retrieval contributed to SECO’s overall satisfaction with the event, providing a model for future live events that will both attract and reassure attendees.

“While we faced many challenges in hosting a live event, we are very appreciative of CompuSystems’ Safe Event options and products,” said Elizabeth Taylor DeMayo. “They were easy to set up and deploy, and the feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you, CompuSystems, for your contributions to a successful SECO 2021 show,” DeMayo went on to say.

For more information about how CompuSystems’ Safe Event products can help maximize safety at your live event, contact us at 331-903-6400.


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About SECO International

The Southeastern Congress of Optometry (SECO) is a not-for-profit membership association founded in 1923, and counts as its members practitioners in 13 southeastern states. The annual SECO conventions on average attract 6,000 national and international eye care professionals, vendors, and allied healthcare personnel. SECO International is widely acknowledged as the largest optometric educational meeting in the world. For more information, visit attendseco.com.

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 Inks Deals with NAMM, PBA & NISC

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems, Inc. has signed new deals with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), and the National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC). 

As part of a multi-year contract for NAMM, CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics, and lead retrieval for The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM. 

For PBA, CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics, and lead retrieval services for PBA’s annual shows as part of another multi-year deal. This includes The International Salon and Spa Expo (ISEE) & North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA).

For NISC, CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics, and lead management services for the Member Information Conference. 

“We are thrilled to partner with NAMM, PBA, and NISC to help them achieve their mission of delivering the best possible trade shows for their members,” said CompuSystems President Chris Williams. “We look forward to developing long-term relationships by providing our best-in-class service and technology, as we do for all of our clients.” 


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About The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)

The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit www.namm.org or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).

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About The Professional Beauty Association (PBA)

The mission of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is to provide exceptional experiences and a connected community to beauty professionals across the nation. Its members consist of a network of over 100,000 passionate beauty professionals that provide business resources, access to education, and much more. For more information on PBA, please visit www.probeauty.org.

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About The National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) 

The National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology company that develops and supports software and hardware solutions for its Member-Owners who are primarily utility cooperatives and telecommunications companies across the nation. NISC is an industry leader providing advanced, integrated IT solutions for consumer and subscriber billing, accounting, engineering & operations, as well as many other leading-edge IT solutions. For more information, visit https://www.nisc.coop/

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.


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What Is Lead Capture, and How Can It Benefit Trade Show Exhibitors?

by Melissa Ruisz Nazario

April 2021

Gone are the days of collecting business cards in a fishbowl at events and trade shows. Savvy exhibitors now use lead retrieval, or lead capture, a method for collecting sales leads electronically on and off the show floor using an app that runs on their own smartphone or tablet.

How does it work?

Every attendee is required to wear a name badge while walking on the show floor, and it comes equipped with a QR code containing all of their contact and demographic information. Exhibitors using the lead capture app can scan the attendee’s QR code, giving them instant access to a wealth of data, including:

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  • That attendee’s name, email address, phone number, and job function
  • Valuable demographic information, which may include buying authority and what products and services the attendee is interested in
  • Company name, address, business sector, number of employees, and annual contract spend

The fortune is in the follow-up

Did you know that research shows that 50% of buyers choose the vendor who responds first?1 With a lead capture app like CompuLEAD, all of your scanned badge data gets saved to an organized, digital master lead list. This means your sales team can focus on being the first to follow up with hot leads from the show, instead of wasting time keying in contact information and piecing together notes.

Lead capture apps have become so sophisticated that they can now also perform additional functions, such as:

  • Viewing full lead contact information in real time, so there’s no need to wait until the show is over to start calling on or marketing to prospective customers
  • Sending electronic marketing literature, sell sheets, and videos to attendees directly from the app
  • Qualifying leads by adding tags and notes about the type of lead, product interest, and what was discussed at the show, enabling a warmer, more personable follow-up call
  • Conducting marketing research with survey questions

Not all lead capture is equal

It’s important to note that although there may be other QR code readers and third party lead capture apps that can obtain a badge’s ID number and first and last name, in most cases only the official app, selected by show management, will give you the detailed contact, company, and demographic information we mentioned.

CompuLEAD app qualifiers

That is because the data is usually encrypted by the event registration provider, so you would need to purchase additional lead conversion software or APIs to unlock the rest of the lead information, if that is even available for the show. Oftentimes, this process ends up being more expensive and cumbersome than simply purchasing the show’s official lead capture app.

If given the choice between:

  • Scrambling after the show to put together a call list for the sales team from scribbled notes and business cards, or
  • Having all of your lead information and notes captured digitally in one, done-for-you organized list so your sales team can follow up as soon as the badge is scanned

Which exhibitor would you rather be?

We hope you found this information useful. If you have any questions or comments about this blog, please send us an email at marketing@csireg.com.

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How Task Flows Can Help You Plan a Smoother Post-COVID Registration Experience

by Melissa Ruisz Nazario

March 24, 2021

We’ve seen a big uptick in positive, post-pandemic news as of late: more people are receiving the vaccine, local governments are allowing venues to re-open, and trade show organizers are planning live events in the coming months.

As much as we’d love for everything to simply “go back to normal,” the reality is that we have to follow new safety procedures for live events. These added steps, such as requiring attendees to produce a negative COVID-19 test through onsite testing, can make the registration and badging process more time-consuming – and potentially frustrating – for attendees.

How can organizers plan out this new attendee journey while ensuring that attendees feel that their overall event experience and time have been considered?

One way to map out this process is through a task flow, which is a user experience (UX) design method that can give you and your team a more complete picture of how an attendee’s experience hangs together. In the article “UX task flows vs. user flows, as demonstrated by pancakes1, Erika Harno describes task flows as focusing on single tasks with simple, sequential, high-level pathways.

The goal (the last step of the task flow) is to access the event or show floor, and might have looked like this pre-COVID:

The added requirement of producing a negative COVID test to get on the show floor adds additional complexity, involving scheduling a test beforehand or taking the test onsite – sometimes every day of the show.

Thinking through the steps of a task flow for these scenarios can provide clarity and also help anticipate any stress points that need to be managed before the event. Here are the key steps to consider in a task flow, as detailed in Leah Buley’s book, The User Experience Team of One 2:

1. Figure out your starting point and “moments of truth.”
We know that the registration process starts with the online registration form, but showing up onsite would be another starting point to consider. For example, attendees are used to showing up to the main registration area to get badges before going to the show floor. However, if they need to first get tested at another concourse of a huge convention center, it would be frustrating to have to walk back and forth if they could have saved time by knowing where they should have entered the venue. How can that frustration be mitigated before arrival so that attendees are not spending valuable time walking back and forth?

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2. Consider what comes next (or prior). 
After you pick your starting point, think about how attendees would get to that point and where they would go next. Repeat this process, either working your way from start to finish or spreading out from the central moment you began with until you hit a reasonable start and endpoint.

For example, we’ve seen organizers ask attendees to use chatbots or smartphone apps to schedule onsite testing and then display negative test results to receive their badge or wristband. However, these apps don’t always work the way users anticipate. It would be important that not only staff, but especially those who have never used the app to test out the process of downloading the app, scheduling a test, and receiving a test result before the show, so any issues can be mitigated and so staff can help confused attendees.

3. Think about alternate entries and exits.

For each step in the process ask yourself, is there another way that someone could get here? Or is there somewhere else they’re likely to go from here (not necessarily the next step in the process)? Also, consider what should happen if people abandon at this point. If they come back later, what should they see?

Some scenarios to consider for COVID testing: When multiple attendees show up on the opening day without having scheduled any test, how will their time be managed so they don’t get frustrated at having to wait at the “back of the line” for too long? And, though it sounds unlikely, sometimes attendees do not have smartphones, so what is their process for testing, showing a negative result, and getting a badge?

4. Add annotations.

Once you’ve captured all the key steps for a task flow, go back through and add notes for how transitions should take place, or other important points to capture that are not self-evident.

For example, how are privacy and HIPAA laws being complied with during screening, entering information on an app, and in the testing area? How will social distancing be enforced if there are bottlenecks at testing stations?

Final Considerations

Creating task flows for different types of attendee scenarios at your live event may seem like extra work. However, this tool can help you and your team not only see the big picture, but also discover two important things.

  • The “moments in between”: These are the potential side doors and scenarios when the attendee does not move from one pre-planned step to another.
  • The “friction points”: Friction is anything that can inhibit attendees from intuitively and painlessly achieving their goals.

Finding ways to anticipate and prevent as many friction points as possible will provide your attendees with a smoother overall event experience – one they will enjoy so much they will have to tell their colleagues about. This will encourage them and others to attend your show for years to come.

We hope you found this information useful. If you have any questions or comments about this blog, please send us an email at marketing@csireg.com.

Sources:
1. Harno, Erika. “UX task flows vs. user flows, as demonstrated by pancakes.” Medium article.
2. Buley, Leah. The User Experience Team of One. Brooklyn: Rosenfeld Media LLC, 2013. Print.

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CompuSystems Inks Renewal Deals with HDAW, AACR, & ACS

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems has signed renewal deals with several clients. Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), The American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), and The American College of Surgeons (ACS) have all extended their contracts with CompuSystems.

CompuSystems will provide registration services, data management, and lead management services for HDAW’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week as well as the AACR Annual Meeting, and will provide registration, data warehousing and analytics services for the ACS Quality and Safety Conference virtual event. 

“We are excited to announce these renewals,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “This is a testament to the high level of service we’ve been providing our valued customers. We look forward to many more years with HDAW, AACR, and ACS.”


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About Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry. More than 2,300 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media attended the 2019 conference in Las Vegas. It was created by the industry’s leading trade associations and marketing groups with a long-term goal of consolidating the many annual events on the industry calendar and to create the most valuable event for the heavy duty aftermarket. For more information on HDAW, please visit https://www.hdaw.org/2021/Public/Enter.aspx.

About The American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)

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. For more information on AACR please visit www.aacr.org.

American College of Surgeons

About The American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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. For more information on ACS please visit www.facs.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.


The Return of Live Events: Top Trends for 2021

by Kahle Williams

March 23, 2021

Everyone is wondering: when are live events going to return? I wish we could tell you with certainty, but no one knows for sure. However, there are some extremely positive trends indicating the return of events is imminent. Plus, I can share some interesting insights we’ve gained working closely with our customers who have either recently hosted their event or are planning to do so later this year.

The Trends Are Shifting

    • A fewer number of our customers are canceling their event or pivoting to virtual. Instead, they are postponing to later in the year. Here’s a current breakdown of our events scheduled to take place the remainder of the year:

◦ Q2 – 30% scheduled / 70% canceled or virtual

◦ Q3 – 95% scheduled / 5% canceled or virtual

◦ Q4 – 100% scheduled

    • COVID-19 cases continue to drop for the seventh consecutive week and are down an incredible 79% from their recent peak!1 This, coupled with the 80 million vaccine doses administered in the US so far2 with great results, bodes well for events returning soon. At this rate, the majority of US citizens, and more importantly the highest risk citizens, will be vaccinated by the summer.
    • Confidence levels are on the rise. Although air traffic is still down significantly, in the last week we’ve seen that passenger flights continue to increase and are now over 1 million per day (up 40% from the beginning of February). As the COVID-19 trends and vaccinations continue their positive trends, we believe it is inevitable that we will see improvement in both attendee and exhibitor sentiments.

Latest Tools Show Organizers Are Relying On To Re-Open Safely

Health Screening – This has become the cornerstone of most onsite health and safety plans we’ve seen as of late. It’s a process to ensure all visitors, staff, and exhibitors produce a negative COVID-19 test before being permitted into the event. Organizers are using chatbots to schedule the coronavirus tests. Confidential test results are then sent to a digital health app that event participants download to their smartphone where they can show proof of their test results.

Managed Crowd Density – Another key component. It’s the process of managing occupancy limits for the show floor, sessions, and other spaces to comply with local authority regulations. Entrances are equipped with a display monitor that shows the occupancy level in real time using traffic light indicators. Staff members are alerted automatically when occupancy limits are reaching capacity.

Contactless Registration Services – Organizers are doing a lot to reduce foot traffic and all forms of contact in the registration areas. Here are some popular options:

Occupancy Management

    • Virtual Badge – A completely electronic badge that resides on registrants’ smartphones. A link to download the virtual badge is included in the registration email confirmation. Registrants then add it to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay and use it for session/hall access control and lead retrieval – eliminating all physical badge printing onsite.
    • Print At Home Badges – Registrants print their badges on plain paper before they leave for the event. Links to the PDF badge template are provided in the registration confirmation email or customer portal. When onsite, registrants can easily fold their badges to fit into the clear plastic badge holder used with a lanyard (supplied by Organizer).
    • On-Demand Contactless Printer – A self-serve and touchless solution for registrants to print their badges from printing stations that can be strategically placed throughout the convention hall. Registrants launch the printing application right from their registration confirmation. After entering the printer station code into their smartphone, their badge prints immediately.
    • Contactless Express Registration Carts or Kiosks – A lot like on-demand contactless printers, but with more capabilities. Kiosks and mobile carts can be equipped with onboard self-serve barcode scanners to support a large influx of people, and the process can also include COVID-19 screening questions and a liability waiver. Kiosks and mobile carts can easily be placed in the main registration area or any remote location such as airports or hotels.
    • Scheduled Registration Check-in Times – A process to limit the number of people in the registration area at one time by requiring registrants to schedule their badge pickup date/time in advance. We recommend making it a mandatory step in the registration process so it can’t be bypassed. The date/time they select will appear in their registration confirmation email that can be added to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

Gear Up For a Busy 2021

The outlook for live events returning in 2021 is extremely positive. A recent industry survey conducted by UFI3 points to the same conclusion:

      • Industry revenues will double in 2021, compared to 2020
      • 64% of respondents say last year’s loss of events due to COVID-19 has only reinforced the importance of face-to-face gatherings
      • 57% of North American companies say virtual events will not replace in-person events.

We know that COVID-19 has transformed the event industry, accelerating the adoption of technology to produce virtual and hybrid events. And while those online elements are here to stay, they simply cannot replace what live events offer. That includes, to name a few:

      • The rapport and trust built by meeting face-to-face, which strengthens business relationships
      • Opportunities to expand your industry network
      • The energy and excitement of opening day
      • The sensory experiences of seeing and interacting with a new product before your very eyes
      • The element of chance and spontaneity in meeting different people and encountering new businesses and products

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We hope you found this information useful. If you have any questions or comments about this blog, please send us an email at marketing@csireg.com.

Sources:
1. Google
2. Bloomberg
3. TSNN

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CompuSystems Extends Contracts with ILCA, ASBMR, & SCC

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems has signed renewal deals with several clients. The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA), the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) have all extended their contracts with CompuSystems.

CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics, and lead management services for ILCA’s Illinois & Wisconsin Landscape Show, ASBMR’s Annual Meeting, and SCC’s Suppliers’ Day.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to continue our partnerships with ILCA, ASBMR, and SCC,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “Renewal contracts like these reflect our commitment to providing world-class products and service to our customers.”

 


About The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)  

Since 1959, ILCA has provided its members with the resources needed to enhance their performance and ensure continued growth and success. The association is pledged to serve as a forum for the free exchange of ideas among landscape contractors, their suppliers and the government, working together for a greener, more beautiful Illinois. ILCA is a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit trade association with more than 800 member companies. For more information on ILCA, please visit https://www.ilca.net/professional/.

About The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional, scientific and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists who are involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. For more information on ASBMR, please visit  https://www.asbmr.org/.

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About the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC)

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, we improve the qualifications and caliber of cosmetic scientists.

For more information on SCC, please visit https://www.scconline.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 Renews Contracts with ACS, OSA, & CDA

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems has signed renewal deals with several clients. The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the California Dental Association (CDA) have all extended their contracts with CompuSystems.

For ACS, CompuSystems will provide registration, data warehousing and analytics services for The EAST Annual Scientific Assembly – Virtual as well as the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting 2021 Virtual Event.

For OSA, CompuSystems will provide registration, analytics and lead management services for The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC) as well as The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO).

For CDA, CompuSystems will provide registration, data management and lead management services for its shows, The Art and Science of Dentistry.

“We are very happy and appreciative to continue our partnerships with these long-standing customers, CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “Renewal contracts are a testament to the high level of service we provide our customers.”

 


American College of Surgeons

About The American College of Surgeons  (ACS) 

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. For more information on ACS, please visit www.facs.org.

Optical Society of America

About The Optical Society of America (OSA)

The Optical Society promotes and delivers scientific and technical information on optics and photonics worldwide that is authoritative, accessible and archived. Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide. OSA currently services 395,000 customers and 23,000 members from more than 100 countries. Fore more information on OSA, please visit https://www.osa.org/en-us/home/.

California Dental Assocation

About The California Dental Association (CDA)

Since 1870, the California Dental Association has worked to empower our state’s brilliant community of dentists. Their mission is to support their members in their practice and service to the public through innovation in education, advocacy and related programs. As the largest state association in the ADA, they continue to innovate, sustain and grow to support dentistry’s best and brightest. Today, CDA celebrates a remarkable 150-year heritage, and you’re invited to be a part of what’s next. For more information on CDA, please visit https://www.cda.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.


What Lead Retrieval Will Look Like Post-Pandemic

by Kahle Williams

When in-person events return, many exhibitors will opt to use lead retrieval to capture sales leads just as they’ve always done. But how they capture sales leads is likely to change.

The challenge with the most popular lead capture method (i.e., exhibitor scans the attendee’s barcode) is that it can’t be done from 6 feet away. How, then, will exhibitors capture sales leads when they are social distancing?

Luckily, we have a couple of alternative methods that work quite effectively…the first of which is already used by the exhibitors that rent tablets from us:

1. Manual badge number input – In addition to the QR code, every badge has a Smart ID number. Exhibitors can enter this 7-digit number into their lead retrieval app to capture full contact information from the attendee. It takes only a few seconds to enter and they can do it a safe distance away from the attendee.

2. CompuLEAD Kiosk self-scanning – This product is entirely self serve for attendees, eliminating any person-to-person interaction. An attendee walks up to the kiosk and is prompted to scan their badge. The exhibitor receives full contact information from the attendee.

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