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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Virtual Events

Going Virtual? Not all Registration Systems are Created Equal

by Melissa Nazario

If you’re hosting a virtual event, be sure you consider all your options for registration. All of the virtual event platforms have registration capabilities, but they don’t always have the features you or your registrants may want or need.

Sometimes the simplest and best option is to reuse the registration system you developed for your in-person event. Here are some of the benefits of taking this approach:

  • In most cases, it can be repurposed for your virtual event without much effort
  • We can integrate it with your virtual event platform, creating a seamless user experience – registrants simply click on a secure link in their registration confirmation to access the event and no logging in is required
  • It’s familiar to your registrants so they will have an easy time registering
  • Peace of mind that your valuable registration data is 100% secure (we adhere to the strictest privacy practices)

In the words of Phillip Ridley, Meetings Manager for the Emergency Nursing Association:

“The CSI team provided the support and resources needed to allow our team to accomplish the transition from an in-person meeting to a virtual conference. They were wonderful in the development and execution of the EN20X registration process and exceeded expectations across the board.”

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CompuSystems Renews Contracts with ASPE, AUA, & NRWA

LISLE, Ill. CompuSystems has signed renewal deals with several clients. The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the American Urological Association (AUA), and the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) have all extended their multi-year contracts with CompuSystems.

CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics, and lead retrieval services for each organization’s annual shows. This includes The ASPE Convention and Engineered Plumbing Expo Annual Meeting, The AUA World Congress of Endourology Meeting, and the WaterPro annual conference.

“ASPE, AUA, and NRWA are valued partners of ours,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “Our team is excited for the opportunity to continue delivering first-class services to make their events the best they can be.”

 


About The American Society of Plumbing Engineers  (ASPE) 

ASPE is a leader in innovative plumbing design, effective materials and energy use, and the application of advanced techniques throughout the world. The American Society of Plumbing Engineers has over 6,000 members internationally who represent experienced engineers, designers, contractors, and more. For more information, visit https://www.aspe.org/

About The American Urological Association (AUA)

Founded in 1902, the American Urological Association has more than 20,000 members worldwide. For over 100 years these members have helped transform and improve urology. For more information, visit https://www.auanet.org/#

About The National Rural Water Association (NRWA)

The NRWA is a non-profit organization who is devoted to training, supporting, and promoting members who represent small communities across the country. The National Rural Water Association has more than 31,000 utility system members and full-time staff and offices located throughout all 50 states. For more information, visit https://nrwa.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 Extends Contracts with UFPA, AFS, & InfoComm

LISLE, Ill. CompuSystems has signed renewal deals with several clients. The United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA), the American Foundry Society (AFS), and The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) have all extended their multi-year contracts with CompuSystems.

CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for each organization’s annual shows. This includes The UFPA Annual Meeting, The AFS Metalcasting Congress & Cast Expo Meetings, and the InfoComm annual conference. 

“We’re very excited and pleased to announce these renewals,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “UFPA, AFS, and AVIXA have all been excellent partners with us over the years and we’re happy to keep the relationship moving forward.”

 


About United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA)

UFPA provides innovation, profitability and knowledge for the produce industry. The United Fresh Produce Association unifies companies across the fresh produce supply chain. Through training and development, UFPA helps advance careers in produce to help build long-term relationships with members. For more information, visit https://www.unitedfresh.org/ 

About The American Foundry Society (AFS)

AFS is a leader in technical, management and advocacy priorities pertaining to the metalcasting industry. Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo bring together professionals for advocacy, education, and innovation in order to advance the success of its members. For more information, visit https://www.afsinc.org/ 

About The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA)

Established in 1939, The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) has more than 11,400 enterprise and individual 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. It produces the InfoComm trade show, the largest audiovisual meeting in North America that draws about 4,000 attendees to its annual event. Infocomm serves as the premier of the latest technology and educational forum for audiovisual professionals. For more information, visit https://www.avixa.org/home 

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 Deal with SEMA to Service Their SEMA360 eMarketplace Solution

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems announced today that they will be providing registration, data analytics, and call center services for SEMA360, an online marketplace solution created by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

SEMA360, taking place Nov. 2-6, is a simplified platform where SEMA will help manufacturers create a straightforward brand presence that will reach quality domestic and international buyers. With a focus on helping the industry grow their businesses, participating resellers will have access to product offerings and demonstrations, and manufacturer personnel.

“Since 2009, CompuSystems has serviced the in-person SEMA Show,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to deliver our best-in-class registration solutions to help them make their online SEMA360 the best it can be.”


About The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, 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.orgwww.semashow.comwww.performanceracing.com. To learn more about the SEMA360 or to register, visit www.sema360.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 Launches Contactless Safe Event Plan 3.0

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems, Inc. is proud to introduce the Contactless Safe Event Plan 3.0. Back in May, CompuSystems announced a Contactless Safe Event Plan for in-person trade shows in response to new health and safety restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The plan was developed to provide safer registration and lead retrieval solutions that reduce person-to-person contact and support social distancing.

As the coronavirus situation evolves, CompuSystems is quickly adapting with enhancements to our suite of Safe Event products and services.

Enhancements highlighted in version 3.0 include real-time occupancy monitoring, which enables organizers to manage occupancy limits on the show floor and in session rooms. Also included in the new plan is staggered onsite badge pickup, a service built into the registration process that allows exhibitors and attendees to select check-in times to pick up their badges onsite, limiting the number of people in a registration area at one time.

“As the pandemic continues on, the safety of our employees, clients, and the registrants and exhibitors we serve is our top priority,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “It is our top priority to do everything we can to help our clients re-open their events as safely and quickly as possible.”

To access our Contactless Safe Event Plan 3.0, click on the link below.

CompuSystems Contactless Safe Event Plan 3.0


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 Extends Contracts with NACDS, ATD, & SGIA

LISLE, Ill. – CompuSystems has signed renewal deals with several clients. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), The Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) have all extended their multi-year contracts with CompuSystems.

CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for each organization’s annual shows. This includes Total Store Expo through 2023, NACDS Annual Meetings through 2023, ATD International Conference & Expo through 2022, and SGIA’s PRINTING United through 2023.

“We’re very excited and pleased to announce these renewals,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “NACDS, ATD, and SGIA have all been excellent partners with us over the years and we’re happy to keep these relationships moving forward.”

 


About The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)

NACDS advances a pro-patient and pro-pharmacy agenda. For the ultimate benefit of the consumers served by NACDS members, the mission of NACDS is to advance the interests and objectives of the chain community pharmacy industry, by fostering its growth and promoting its role as a provider of healthcare services and consumer products. For more information, visit https://www.nacds.org/.

About The Association for Talent Development (ATD)

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Originally established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led U.S. chapters and international member networks, and with international strategic partners. For more information, visit https://www.td.org/.

About The Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA)

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 show PRINTING United. For more information, visit https://www.sgia.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.


My experience participating in one of the first in-person events since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic

by Kahle Williams

On July 24, 2020, the Together Again Expo took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. It was one of the first in-person trade shows in the U.S. in a long while. CompuSystems had a booth there, and I was joined by two of my co-workers. I’m not going to lie, I had concerns about participating due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Florida. Here’s how it actually went (plus my takeaways at the end):

The flight

I got to O’Hare airport an hour and a half before my flight. It wasn’t as crowded as normal but busier than I expected given the circumstances. I boarded the plane and was happy to learn that United Airlines is keeping its middle seats open. Other than an emptier than normal flight, the only real difference was the smell of hand sanitizer (United gives out free disinfectant wipes) that subsided after about 10 minutes and a face mask requirement. I was a bit surprised that there were no temperature checks at the airport or on the plane.

The hotel

We landed, grabbed an Uber, and headed to the Orlando Hilton to check in to our rooms. I was told by the hotel receptionist, who was behind a plexiglass shield, that there were a few COVID-19 restrictions that is, face masks must be worn in the common areas at all times, and the once-standard daily room cleaning service must be requested. That was it. The gym and pool were both open but with some minor restrictions. My room was extremely clean and I felt completely safe and comfortable.

Exhibitor move-in

There was nothing out of the ordinary except for the mandatory face mask requirement and temperature check before entering the convention hall, both of which we expected. What we didn’t expect is how uncomfortable it can be to set up a booth wearing a face mask in a hot and humid conventional hall on a 93-degree day in Florida, but we managed. After we finished setting up our booth, we called an Uber and went out for sushi at one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Face masks were mandatory in the common areas of the restaurant but not in the dining areas. We found that most restaurants in Orlando were open for business.

Opening day

I can’t tell you how excited we were to see a trade show floor with people mingling and taking in sessions. Everyone I talked to was upbeat and so ready to get back to business. There were lots of interesting face masks of all colors, shapes, and sizes, and the chairs in the session area were placed 6 feet apart for social distancing. Other than that, it looked and felt like a regular trade show. Many of the booths featured interesting new products and services to help people feel safer as they start going to trade shows again. 

For the first trade show back, the turnout was phenomenal. I’m proud of everyone who participated and wanted to thank Alliance Nationwide Exposition, the producers of this amazing event, the Orange County Convention Center, and all the Sponsors that helped make this possible. One day we will look back and realize that this event was instrumental in getting our wonderful industry back up and running.

My takeaways

• Traveling and participating in trade shows with COVID-19 restrictions is only minorly inconvenient

• It feels amazing to get out and do all the things I used to do pre-COVID-19

• Overwhelmingly, people are ready to get back to going to trade shows

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CompuSystems Extends Contracts with AACR, ACS, & HIMSS

LISLE, Ill. CompuSystems has signed renewal deals with several clients. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), have all extended their multi-year contracts with CompuSystems.  

CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services for each organization’s annual shows. This includes The AACR Annual Meeting through 2022, The ACS Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings through 2024, and HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition through 2023. 

AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional association related to cancer research. It attracts more than 21,000 attendees to The AACR Annual Meeting, which is considered the main forum to discuss cancer-related research, including population science and prevention, cancer biology, clinical studies, survivorship and advocacy.

The ACS Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings is a major national meeting for otolaryngologists head and neck surgeons and draws about 1,700 attendees to its annual event. It serves as the premier educational and technology forum for otolaryngology specialists to improve and expand their knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing the quality of patient care.

HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition is the leading health information and technology conference, bringing together nearly 45,000 professionals from more than 90 countries for education,  innovation, and collaboration related to health information and technology.

“We’re very excited and pleased to announce these renewals,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “AACR, ACS, and HIMSS have all been excellent partners with us over the years and we’re happy to keep the relationship moving forward.”

 


About the American Association for 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.

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 the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. For more information on HIMSS please visit www.himss.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.