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02/12/2010 Securities America partners with Convention Strategy to support the National Sales Conference by automating continuing education credit tracking

Germantown, MD – February 12, 2010 -- Convention Strategy, a leading provider of Registration, Housing, Lead Retrieval and Attendance Measurement solutions to the conference and exposition industries, is pleased to announce a new client partnership with Securities America.  Convention Strategy will provide RFID session tracking and lead retrieval services that the 2010 National Sales Conference in Huntington Beach, CA.

"Securities America approached Convention Strategy to help streamline the CE credit tracking process at the annual Sales Conference,” said Scott Ripkin, Director.  “The CS team will implement our non-obtrusive RFID SmartGates which will help tremendously in this process. The attendees will be able to freely walk in and out of rooms and not get stopped by room monitors.”

The Convention Strategy SmartGates have the ability to record which direction the attendee is walking, which is extremely important when reporting attendance. All scans are stamped with date, time, location and direction, then stored in memory. The data is downloaded via Bluetooth connection and automatically uploaded to a secure Internet portal for reporting purposes.  The ExpoConsole reporting tool will allow Securities America to receive up to date attendance reports (with credits) while at the event.

Securities America, Inc
Securities America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, was founded in 1984 and celebrated 25 years of Innovation, Leadership and Independence in 2009! Today we are one of the nation's largest and most successful independent general securities broker/dealers, in part because of the wide range of investment products and services available to our representatives. Securities America is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investors Protection Corporation (SIPC). Customer accounts are cleared through National Financial Services, LLC and Pershing, LLC.

About Convention Strategy, Inc
Convention Strategy is guided by a management team with over 20 years experience in event management. The company is an innovative provider of measurement metric tools for meetings, conferences and events. Convention Strategy specializes in delivering integrated registration, housing, lead retrieval, attendance management and other event technology solutions to a wide range of clients.

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