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Convention Data Services (CDS) was selected by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) to provide registration and lead management for the association’s annual meeting, AARC Congress, which is the largest and most comprehensive respiratory care meeting in the world. And SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, renewed its contract with CDS for two years through 2020.

AARC logo CDSAARC, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of being the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care, signed a three-year contract through 2020 with CDS. “The AARC couldn’t be happier to partner with an industry leader like CDS to enhance the registration experience for our attendees and lead retrieval for our exhibitors,” said Douglas Laher, associate executive cirector at AARC. “Most importantly, we’re thrilled to have a robust database of information and business intelligence which will allow us to make informed, real-time marketing decisions impacting our meeting.”

“We are excited to begin a partnership with AARC,” says David Lawton, executive vice president of sales at CDS. “CDS created a customized plan addressing a variety of challenges outlined by AARC. Leveraging our flexible registration solutions, membership integration, and attendee marketing programs, together we will increase attendance and speed up onsite check-in.”

SPIE-registration-CDS-CDS will also provide full-service registration, lead retrieval and integrations for SPIE’s top events, including Photonics West, Advanced Lithography, Defense & Commercial Sensing, Optics & Photonics and Optifab. SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific.

“SPIE is grateful to CDS for the company’s endurance to make our registration process successful for attendees as well as our staff in an efficient, organized and timely manner,” says Jenifer Dodds, manager, Meetings Department at SPIE. “We also appreciate the partnership as we look to promote new opportunities that develop our always expanding registration model.”

 “SPIE is a long-term and valued client for CDS, and we are excited to continue our partnership,” says Lawton. “Since we have been working together for more than 20 years, we fully understand SPIE’s processes, events and business objectives. We have a very close integration with the SPIE membership database and will continue our dedication to providing outstanding customer service, registration management and integrations to SPIE.”

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted event registration, business intelligence and lead capture partner servicing top show organizers worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, Mass., CDS has built multi-faceted solutions to increase attendance, engagement and exhibitor ROI along with providing actionable analytics for the events industry since 1986. For more info, visit www.cdsreg.com.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering and technology. The society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals and the SPIE digital library. For more info, visit www.spie.org.

The American Association for Respiratory Care is a not-for-profit, professional organization, consisting of 47,000 respiratory therapists, physicians and other health care professionals. AARC is dedicated to assisting persons with respiratory diseases receive safe and effective respiratory care. For more info, visit www.aarc.org.

AARC’s International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive respiratory care meeting in the world. This is a spectacular networking and educational event offering cutting-edge lectures by top industry leaders. For more info, visit www.aarc.org/education/live-courses/aarc-meetings/aarc-congress-2018/

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