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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.


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.


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.


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.