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Registration Interrupted: Getting Potential Attendees to Finish the Form

November 6, 2019

In the e-commerce world, cart abandonment — when a visitor puts one or more items in their shopping cart and then leaves the site without completing their order — is a common problem. Data company Statista estimates that the average cart abandonment rate across all e-commerce sectors is 79 percent, and airlines and travel sites take the lead (with 88 percent and 81 percent abandonment rates, respectively). Cart abandonment in the events business is another way of describing partial online registrations.

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Opening a Whole New Reality for Planners

March 15, 2019

Event registration software enters an exciting new phase

Registration software used for meetings and events continues to develop at a breakneck pace, with advancements looming in areas such as increased customization and facial recognition, which soon could eliminate passwords and provide easier and more secure ways of protecting identities and data.

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Convention Data Services Launches Digital Badge Solution for Touchless Event Registration

June 2, 2020

Convention Data Services (CDS) today announced the launch of DigiBadge, a new event check-in solution managed directly from a personal mobile device. DigiBadge enables show organizers to provide a safe, touchless, and highly efficient self-check-in registration solution for attendees. This new solution is a fundamental part of CDS’ Touchless Toolkit, created to support the health and safety of all event-goers.


Convention Data Services Welcomes New Washington, DC Region Sales Account Executive Aimee McBride

March 11, 2020

Convention Data Services (CDS) announced today that Aimee McBride has been named Sales Account Executive for the Washington, DC area. McBride, a 13-year industry veteran, will oversee client relationships and account management. The appointment affirms CDS’ continued focus and development of a key market within the tradeshow industry.

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