Full Service Event Management Made Easy

Conference Management Services (CMS) is a full-service event management company based in College Station, Texas. We specialize in tailor-made events that fit any client’s needs. Our team uses their expertise to provide memorable events that have a real impact for your industry.

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CMS specializes in managing every aspect of conferences and events, from pre-planning and budgeting to on-site execution and post-event evaluation.

The company offers a range of services, including but not limited to site selection, contract negotiation, registration management, graphic design, housing coordination, exhibit management, audiovisual production, and speaker management.

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Our Experienced Team

Over the years, CMS has managed a wide variety of events, from small meetings and workshops to large-scale conferences with thousands of attendees. The company was founded in 1994 by Billene Cannon, who has over 30 years of experience. The company has a reputation for excellence and has been recognized for its outstanding service by numerous organizations and industry publications.

Overall, Conference Management Services is a well-respected and trusted event management company that provides comprehensive services and exceptional support to clients all over the world.

Attendees at a conference event

The company prides itself on providing personalized service and attention to detail, as well as innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of each client.


A word from our past clients..

“It was a pleasure working with CMS and Billene. She was very detailed and organized. Breaking down the different groups and their dietary requests was easy for the kitchen and production to follow and to help reduce chaos. I would be honored to work with CMS again in the future.”
Shelly Pigeon, Pigeon Catering

“Positive, organized and attentive to detail throughout the planning process and on site. Brandi and the teams presence welcoming the guests to the party kept CMS in tune with the guest attendance and the success of the event. The attendees all appeared to recognize the CMS team and shared positive comments. Brandi and CMS were an absolute pleasure to work with for the Restore Our Estuaries offsite event at Cornet and Krazy Korner for the conference’s 2nd Bourbon Street Block Party!”

“It was great working with everyone at CMS on the Restore Americas Estuaries Conference program guide and signage materials.  Billene, Brandi, Rob, Elsa and Chaille were on top of things and very well organized.  The pre-meeting to go over the materials in New Orleans at our print production facility was very insightful and I was much appreciative that you could see our capabilities.  This is one of the best groups that I have ever worked with.  The group was very meticulous, professional, sharp and attentive.   It was like working with the A-Team.  Hope to be able to work with CMS again on future projects.”

Margaret Chen, MPress

“Working with Conference Management Services, at the IGARSS 2023 Conference in Pasadena, was very smooth and easy. They are very responsive to all emails and phone calls. Communication and ease of working with them was great!”

Hal Roman, McDonald Design and Printing

“I just felt inspired to reach out to you and express my gratitude for all of your efforts in ensuring the event and performance last week went smoothly. It was truly a wonderful event! Me and my band had a lovely time and all was seamless. I really appreciated the skillset of the sound + lighting technicians and felt so supported throughout the evening. Numerous guests approached me and the musicians expressing how much they loved our music + performance and I received great feedback from Shannon as well. Overall, it was a success! You’re welcome to reach out next time you all are having an event and if I am available, I would be honored to perform for you all again. With Gratitude.”

“It was a pleasure working with you and your team. Everyone we talked / email to was very nice. Hope we can work together in the future.”

Andrea Gorton, Lands’ End Business

“I wanted to thank all of you for such a successful event.  This was my first experience working with Conference Management Services, I was very impressed with your diligence, attention to detail and professionalism.  I was particularly struck by the excellent communication provided by the team.  Being notified ahead of time who would be on site, which days and for how long made it easy for us to get information about the event.  While we were on site, meeting briefly each day allowed us to stay in contact for any last-minute changes or details that needed attention.  This intern allowed our team to execute quickly or provide you with options.  It was a terrific experience, and we look forward to working with all of you again!”

Christina Sherwood, Sodexo Live

“On behalf of the entire team here at L.L.Bean for Business, I just wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you for choosing L.L.Bean for Business for your gifting needs for the IEEE conference. We have a saying here that “it takes a village” to successfully execute a large order like this one. In this case, it appears it also took a small village on your end as well! ? Thank you again for allowing us to earn your business. We appreciate it!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly. We look forward to servicing your needs again in the future. Kind Regards.”

Bob Meinert, L.L. Bean for Business

“To whom it may concern,

I want to testify that Bilene Cannon has a lot of experience in and talent for site selection and contract negotiation for conferences. We worked together on a meeting that was to be held on the Big Island of Hawaii and I was involved with her during these early phases including site visits and local arrangements. Unfortunately, COVID managed to cancel the actual event in person but Bilene’s talented crew at CMS were able to pull things together so that we could hold the conference virtually. I would feel very confident in working with her in the future to plan a conference large or small. In addition, she is very pleasant to work with and very considerate. ”

William (Bill) Emery, emeritus Professor, Smead Aerospace Eng. Sci.. Univ of Colorado at Boulder.
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🌟 Client Testimonial Spotlight 🌟We are thrilled to share this wonderful feedback from William (Bill) Emery, Emeritus Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who plays a pivotal role in planning the yearly NRSM conference held in Boulder, Colorado. CMS has had the honor of managing NRSM conferences since 2021, and Bill’s words highlight our expertise and dedication in conference planning:"I want to testify that Billene Cannon has a lot of experience in and talent for site selection and contract negotiation for conferences... I would feel very confident in working with her in the future to plan a conference large or small."At Conference Management Services, we pride ourselves on delivering seamless and successful events. Thank you, Bill, for your kind words and trust in our services!#clienttestimonial #conferencemanagement #eventplanning #CMS #expertise #professionalservices #Testimonial #customerfeedback ... See MoreSee Less
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