Corcoran Expositions, eventPower, CDS and CompuSystems Snag Contracts

February 27, 2020

The first quarter of 2020 has been a bustling time for the trade show industry, with event producers and solutions providers signing a bevy of new clients and renewing deals. Here are some of the latest:

Corcoran Expositions Lands Five New Shows

Independent trade show organizer Corcoran Expositions recently signed trade show management agreements with five events. They include three American Society of Microbiology shows: Clinical Virology Symposium, ASM Microbe 2020 and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS 2020), as well as American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting and National Technical Investigators Association’s 2020 annual summer event. 

“We are excited to partner with these valued new clients and work with them to help unlock the potential in their shows,” said Dan Corcoran, COO of Corcoran Expositions. 

eventPower Scoops Up New Clients, Renews Contracts

Conference management services and software provider eventPower has acquired two new clients: Total Event Resources (TER) and FinancialForceX Summit. Third-party meeting planner TER has partnered with eventPower to provide its registration tool, speaker management tool and exhibit sales solutions for the Social Emotional Learning Conference and the Collaborating State Initiative Meeting event. 

At FinancialForceX Summit, hosted by enterprise professional services automation and ERP cloud solution provider FinancialForce, eventPower will provide its speaker management tool to help streamline the call for papers, manage speakers and create the event’s interactive agenda.

Meanwhile, Association of Change Management Professionals and the Utah Army National Guard (UTARNG) have renewed their contracts with eventPower.  

The company will continue to provide registration, speaker management and sales tools, and website services for the Association of Change Management Professionals’ upcoming events, and for the second year in a row, provide UTARNG’s Utah Army National Guard Language Conference with its registration and mobile app support tools. 

Convention Data Services Signs a Slew of New and Renewed Deals 


Event registration, business intelligence and lead management provider Convention Data Services will provide registration, integrations, lead management and CME/CEU survey applications for a slew of LRP Media Group events, effective immediately through 2025. These include Future of Education Technology Conference; Health & Benefits Leadership Conference; LRP’s National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities; Federal Dispute Resolution Training; Academic ESports Conference & Expo; HR Technology Conference & Exposition; Select HR Tech; and UBTech. 

Meanwhile, Radiological Society of North America selected CDS and housing partner onPeak to provide registration, housing, lead management and data analytics for the association’s Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting for three years through 2022. 

The American Composites Manufacturing Association and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, co-producers of the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX), renewed their partnership with CDS. The company will provide full-service registration, lead management and integrations for CAMX 2020 through 2023.  

“CDS provides the CAMX show managers with tremendous peace of mind,” said Rosemary Loggia, CAMX show manager. 

She added, “CDS provides our customers with a seamless registration experience. From the beginning of the registration process to the moment they pick up their badge at the show site, CDS lets us focus on the other aspects of the expo.” 

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering extended its partnership with CDS for registration, session tracking, lead management and integrations for the annual SAMPE Conference & Exhibition through 2023. 

DBC Pri-Med also renewed its partnership with CDS through 2023. CDS will provide registration, integrations and lead management for more than 30 annual and regional professional medical education conferences for DBS Pr-Med, across major U.S. cities. 

“CDS has worked diligently to create a seamless registration experience for our attendees,” said Eric Schlumper, vice president, technology, DBC Pri-Med, LLC. “As live meetings and digital education become more integrated, CDS has continued to meet the needs of our customers and we look forward to renewed partnership.”

The DDW Administration (DDW) has extended its partnership with CDS through 2021. CDS will provide registration, integrations, lead management and contact center for the organization’s annual Digestive Disease Week event. 

Clarion Events Teams Up with CompuSystems

Registration, data management, data analytics and lead retrieval services provider CompuSystems was tapped by event producer Clarion Events North America to provide registration, analytics and lead management services for nearly 30 annual shows through 2022. 

The company will service shows in Clarion’s food and beverage, souvenir and gift, power and energy, apparel and gaming event portfolios, including DistribuTECH International, FDIC International, and The Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo.

“[This] partnership aligns well with our strategic focus for the U.S. market and will help us to provide personalized event experiences for our customers and more informed data-driven decisions for our organization,” said Greg Topalian, CEO of Clarion Events North America.


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