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. 


5 Event Registration Solutions that are Contactless, Self-serve, and Support Physical Distancing

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been in regular contact with our customers and have been encouraged by the creative solutions they are finding to reopen their live events under the new health and safety regulations. We are happy to report that many of them with live events later this year are planning to proceed as scheduled.

Here are some of the safe event solutions we’ve been talking to our customers about that will hopefully give you ideas for your event.

1. Virtual Badge

The traditional name badge is replaced with an identification-only printed name tag and a virtual badge that resides on the registrant’s smartphone. The virtual badge is used to gain access to the event floor and into sessions and for lead retrieval purposes. 

Features

    • Registration confirmation includes a link for the registrant to add their virtual badge to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay pass.
    • The virtual badge will include a QR Code to be scanned for event floor and session access and for lead retrieval purposes.

Benefits

    • Eliminates the need to have a badge printed at onsite terminals
    • Registrants’ uploaded photo ID can be included in the virtual badge
    • Touchless scanning of virtual badge will allow for increased security and health safety

virtual badge on iPhone X

2. At-Home Name Tag Printing

Registrants print their own name tag on plain paper before they leave for the event. Their name tag is provided in a PDF document that is conveniently downloaded from a link on the registration confirmation or customer portal. When onsite, the name tag is easily folded by the registrant to fit into the clear plastic badge holder used with a lanyard (supplied by show management).

Features

    • Works on any type of printer.
    • Can be customized to match the event’s branding.
    • On-demand remote contactless printers are available for name tag reprints onsite.

Benefits

    • Self-serve
    • Limits onsite equipment required for badge printing
    • Increased health safety by limiting onsite printing

Want to see how the at-home name tag printing works? Click on the name tag image above to print it out.

3. On-Demand Contactless Printer

A self-serve and touchless solution for registrants to print their name tag or badge from printing stations that can be strategically placed throughout the convention hall. Registrants launch the printing application right from their registration confirmation. After punching the printer station code into their phone or tablet, their badge prints immediately. 

Features

    • Printer stations have a small footprint and fit nicely on tables or counters.
    • Stations include a printer, long-lasting onboard battery, and internet router.
    • Printing application works on any phone, tablet, or computer.

Benefits

    • Can be placed in remote locations such as airports and hotels
    • Increased security and health safety
    • Reduce foot-traffic in the main registration area 

Remote Badge Printing Station

4. Staggered Check-in Time for Registrants

One of the best ways to limit the number of people in the registration area at one time is to implement staggered check-in times for your exhibitors and attendees. Getting people to select a check-in time can be difficult so we recommend making it a mandatory step in the registration process. 

Features

    • Exhibitors and registrants will be required to choose a specific time window and location to pick their badge.
    • The time they select will appear on their registration confirmation that they will add to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay pass.
    • Upon arriving at registration, they will be required to show their scheduled pickup time to the Guard before proceeding to the contactless badge pickup area.

Benefits

    • Increased health and safety
    • Fully integrated with the registration process
    • Control the number of people in the registration area at one time

Staggered check-in Businessman using calendar on laptop

5. Contactless Express Registration Carts or Kiosks

A lot like our on-demand contactless printers, but with more capabilities. Our kiosks and mobile carts have onboard self-serve barcode scanners to support a larger influx of people that you would have in the main registration area. 

Features

    • Kiosks include a tablet, badge scanner, and badge printer for contactless printing. The registrant simply scans their registration barcode to print their badge. 
    • Mobile carts can be equipped with either a laptop and scanner or a tablet on a stand in conjunction with a badge printer. The registrant simply scans their registration barcode to print their badge. 
    • Can be placed in the main registration area or in virtually any remote location such as airports or hotels.

Benefits

    • Self serve and contactless
    • No need for badge holders
    • Eliminates the need for barcode scanners in areas that require security entry

contactless kiosk

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SVS, AUA Renew with CompuSystems

Downers Grove, Ill. – The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the American Urological Association (AUA) have renewed their contracts with CompuSystems. SVS has renewed through 2026, and AUA has renewed through 2023. 

As part of these multi-year contract renewals, CompuSystems will provide registration, data analytics, and lead retrieval services for each organization’s annual shows. The Vascular Annual Meeting is a 3-day event that brings together vascular surgeons and other health care professionals, medical residents, and allies of the industry. The AUA Annual Meeting is in its 115th year of bringing together the global community of urologists and urologic health care professionals. 

“CompuSystems has partnered with SVS since 2005 and with AUA since 2008, and both are valued partners of ours,” CompuSystems President Chris Williams said. “We’re dedicated to building upon these relationships by continuing to provide best-in-class customer service. Renewals like these are a testament to our team’s innovative efforts.”

 


About the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for more than 5,800 specialty-trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. For more information visit www.vascular.org.

About the American Urological Association (AUA)

Founded in 1902, the AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community. Their mission is to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and the formulation of health care policy. For more information visit www.auanet.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 Launches Contactless Safe Event Plan

Downers Grove, Ill., – CompuSystems, Inc. introduces 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 with the goal in mind to provide completely safe and contactless registration and lead retrieval solutions that support social distancing.

The Contactless Safe Event Plan, based on the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is broken down into the following categories: corporate office health and safety, onsite health and safety, and contactless solutions.

Corporate Office and Onsite Health & Safety Standards and Protocols – The plan includes extensive staff training, infectious disease screening and case reporting protocols, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices, the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by staff members, and other safety precautions.

Contactless Registration Solutions – Services to enable social distancing and safe interactions with CompuSystems’s registration systems and staff throughout the process. Includes options for registrants to:

  • Add a personalized virtual badge to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay account that can be used for entrance tracking, session tracking, and lead retrieval purposes
  • Print their name tag at their office or home prior to leaving for the event to eliminate or dramatically reduce foot-traffic in the registration areas
  • Print their name tag while onsite using contactless printers – they just enter a printer station code into their smartphone and collect their name tag from the printer

Contactless Lead Retrieval Solutions Products that give exhibitors the ability to capture sales leads from attendees while maintaining a safe distance from them. CompuSystems is featuring a new product, CompuLEAD Kiosk, that is a self-serve, contactless badge scanning system that exhibitors can place anywhere in their booth. Attendees can walk up to the kiosk and scan their virtual badge without having to touch it.  

“The safety of our employees, clients, and the registrants and exhibitors we serve is our top priority,” CompuSystems’ President Chris Williams said. “We took a deep dive into our offering and found creative ways to deliver registration and lead retrieval services under new and stricter safety parameters. We’re doing everything we can to help our clients re-open their events as quickly as possible.”

CompuSystems shifted to remote operations at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and has remained completely operational as they explored go-forward strategies for the new normal of the trade show industry. 

 


About CompuSystems

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