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SPIE Extends Partnership with Convention Data Services

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, extended its partnership with Convention Data Services (CDS) for three years through 2023. CDS will provide registration, integrations, onsite services and lead management for the following SPIE conferences: Photonics West, Defense + Commercial Sensing, Optics + Photonics, Advanced Lithography, and Optifab.

“CDS supports us in highly critical areas, smoothing our registration process and acting as an extension of SPIE staff on site,” says Marilyn Gorsuch, SPIE senior director of technical programs and proceedings and events. “Their incredible dedication to customer service and to continually improving the on-site experience of our constituents supports the SPIE mission, and we are delighted to extend our professional relationship with them for the upcoming years.”

“Our relationship with SPIE spans over twenty years, and we feel honored to continue that partnership,” adds David Lawton, chief sales officer at CDS. “We are excited to begin using ShowPro, our new self-serve registration product, for some of SPIE’s conference events and will continue providing state-of-the-art integration with their membership system. As an extension of the SPIE team, we will continue to position SPIE as a leader in the industry.”

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 257,000 constituents from 173 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2018, SPIE provided more than $4 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. For more info, visit www.spie.org.

Convention Data Services (CDS) is the trusted event registration, business intelligence and lead management partner servicing top show organizers worldwide. Headquartered in Bourne, Mass., CDS has been providing customized applications and support services for more than 30 years. For more info, visit www.cdsreg.com.


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