Alexandria, VA – January 4, 2023 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) to provide full-service registration, lead management and customer service support for the recreational fishing industry’s annual trade show – the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST.

“After working with CDS’s parent company, Freeman, for many years, we are excited to apply CDS’ registration innovations to our trade show” said Blake Swango, ASA’s vice president for Trade Show and Membership. “Their expertise will enable us to implement additional attendee acquisition strategies to grow our audience.”

“ASA has been a longtime client of Freeman, and we are pleased to be able to enhance that partnership,” said David Lawton, chief sales officer at CDS. “We look forward to bringing the latest registration technology to ICAST.”

“I’m also happy to announce that ASA has partnered with EventSphere to offer hotel reservations services starting with ICAST 2023,” said Swango.

Swango further noted, “The great thing about CDS and EventSphere is the integration they provide between registration and hotel reservations. You can now do both through the registration process – a big win for everyone planning on attending the show.”

ICAST is being held July 11 – 14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Exhibitor registration opens the week of January 16. Attendee registration opens on February 14.

About Convention Data Services
Convention Data Services (CDS), a Freeman company, 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.

About EventSphere
Founded in 2010 by industry veterans, EventSphere specializes in delivering state-of-the-art travel and reservation administration in the meeting and events industry.