Convention Data Services Debuts New Suite of Mobile Products That Feature Real-Time Connection to Event Database

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Convention Data Services (CDS) has created a complete suite of mobile products to enhance the event experience for exhibitors, attendees and show management. The mobile products, which include a proprietary lead retrieval app, have three components and were designed to provide the entire event audience with complete mobile functionality.

“This new suite of mobile products is a remarkable set of tools that will allow our clients to deliver an entirely new level of service, convenience and participation at their events”, says David Lawton, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CDS

Convention Data Services(CDS) has created a complete suite of mobile products to enhance the event experience for exhibitors, attendees and show management. The mobile products, which include a proprietary lead retrieval app, have three components and were designed to provide the entire event audience with complete mobile functionality.

“This new suite of mobile products is a remarkable set of tools that will allows clients to deliver an entirely new level of service, convenience and participation at their events”, says David Lawton, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CDS.

The three mobile components are X•Press LeadApp for Exhibitors, X•Press eReports for Show Management and a full integration with the industry’s leading providers of mobile apps for Attendees.
The features and benefits include:

For Exhibitors
X•Press LeadApp, a proprietary lead retrieval app developed in-house at CDS, works on all iPhone and Android smart phones. Support for Blackberry smart phones will be available in 2011. LeadApp is available in smart phone markets and lets exhibitors scan a badge or manually enter a badge ID. What differentiates this LeadApp from similar products is the real-time connection to the event database. This gives exhibitors the ability to retrieve attendee details, even from those that have just registered onsite. All leads are uploaded to the X•Press Leads portal. For international users or in the case of no connectivity, there is an off-line mode with full lead capture functionality. Additionally, the app provides exhibitors with the ability to:

  •     Review the entire leads list on their phone and add and display lead details directly from the leads list.
  •     Add notes and answer qualifying questions.
  •     Swap LeadApp licenses so personal phones remain personal when exhibitors leave their booth.

For Show Management
X•Press eReports provides show management with real-time, onsite reporting on all web enabled phones and ensures that key registration information is immediately available to them on and off the show floor. The real-time event metrics are drawn from the X•Press Reports system, which keeps all reports accurate and consistent. The mobile reporting system features and benefits to show management:

  •     Pre-formatted reports showing the most requested information
  •     Real-time data provides show managers with information on-the-go
  •     Free of charge when bundled with CDS registration products

For Attendees
The CDS preferred partner program is a seamless integration with many of the industry’s top vendors mobile platforms. This program provides Attendees with a selection of multiple, mobile apps and delivers a seamless, personalized event experience before, during and after the event.
The Attendee App provides:

  •     Event information, real-time alerts, notifications
  •     Session listings with speaker information
  •     Interactive expo hall map, exhibitor directory, local area map
  •     Social media integration

For over two decades, Convention Data Services has been providing state-of-the-art registration, database management, exhibitor lead retrieval services and event marketing to the trade show industry, serving the needs of businesses and non-profit associations nationwide. For the 3rd year in a row, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the country.

For further information regarding Convention Data Services (CDS) or the new Mobile Package, contact Vickie Silver Levinson, vlevinson(at)cdsreg(dot)com, 925.785.5896 or visit the company’s website: http://www.ConventionDataServices.com.

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