Dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the meetings industry
Convention Strategy’s management team has spent years providing leadership and management vision for customer-driven businesses. Our management team boasts a combined 35 plus years of experience in trade show production, planning, sales, marketing and operations.  CS knows meetings – the key is we work with you.

Convention Strategy History
Convention Strategy (CS) was founded in December 2003 as an exclusive attendance tracking technology provider. During our first year, we developed an extensive database of corporations, associations, and other organizations, and their key decision makers. We linked this with a customized customer management software system that was interfaced with a voice over Internet protocol communication system – enabling our team to maximize the growth of the company.

To meet the needs of our customers, CS is now a full-service trade-show registration, housing, lead retrieval and attendance management contractor capable of providing a broad range of ancillary client services. CS tailors all of its systems to meet the specific needs of each client.

The combined experience of our executives represents years of meeting planning and technology implementation expertise. This broad-based knowledge – along with relationships with vendors and manufacturers – gives CS an industry edge in terms of insight into market trends.

Convention Strategy Philosophy
Convention Strategy is a market innovator in providing intelligent solutions and services for the meetings, conference and events industry. Our success is founded on the fact that we understand the needs and expectations of our clients.  We realize the differences in each client that demands flexibility of our products, systems and methods. We pride ourselves by extending 100% commitment to customer service.

Contact CS today at (301) 656-7521, or by email to sales@cstrategy.com


Robert Davis

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Relations

Mr. Davis’ responsibilities with Convention Strategy Group as Senior Vice President and co-founder include the overall brand awareness, marketing and revenue growth of CSG’s core business model. Davis’ vision for CSG is an entrepreneurial culture that includes a mix of proprietary meeting solutions, innovative products, and first-class event technology for conference clients.

Prior to founding Convention Strategy Group, Davis founded Convention Strategy, Inc, an innovator in automated session tracking and reporting for a wide range of clients. Prior, Davis spent ten years with James T. Dunn Enterprises, a leader in the management and production of one-day hospitality regional trade shows. Entering the organization as intern, he departed holding the title of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for creating corporate brand awareness, developing and implementing product imagery, and constructing cutting-edge technical advancements. During his tenure, Davis spearheaded a campaign that vertically grew the organization and successfully doubled revenues in a single 18-month period.

Davis realized his entrepreneurial spirit while attending the University of Maryland’s Business and Management Program where he successfully started an events promotion business, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a concentration in Promotions. Davis is a member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, International Association of Exhibition Managers, and Meeting Professionals.

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Scott Ripkin

Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations

Mr. Ripkin is a co-founder of Convention Strategy Group and is responsible managing technology development and corporate operations.

Prior to co-founding Convention Strategy Group, Mr. Ripkin served as Vice President, Development for Convention Strategy, Inc and was responsible for customized solutions including project design and development, project management, and exploring emerging solutions. Mr. Ripkin has over 15 years entrepreneurial experience managing and developing products within a wide range of industries including government contracting, technical outsourcing and construction. Mr. Ripkin is a strong believer in team building, customer relationships, and process. His results-oriented management philosophy has led to a strong track record of delivering quality products on schedule. Previously, he was the Senior Human Resources Information System Manager, with Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), a prominent government contractor. At ANSER, he managed a team and was responsible for new product development and implementation.

Before joining ANSER, Scott was a Senior Technical Recruiter with Spherion, a leader in the North American staffing industry, providing value-added staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions. He was responsible for Customized Technical Outsourcing Solutions including software project design and development, project management consulting, and network management solutions. In this position, he oversaw a team of 30 software engineers and support staff working for multiple companies.

Mr. Ripkin received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland.

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