DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) -  A showcase of cutting-edge technology for event planners, with speakers including Words With Friends app co-creator Paul Bettner, is planned July 9 during the Trade Show Technology Summit 2013, http://tstechsummit.com/, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, says organizer Ann Windham, President and CEO of Imagine Xhibits, Inc., trade shows.

Through hands-on workshops, TSTS attendees will be introduced to the newest technology for efficiently producing events and trade shows. They'll also learn how to manage technology such as RFID, QR codes, gamification and event mobile apps, virtual trade shows, social media, on-line asset management, attendance tracking, lead retrieval and interactive media on electronic devices as simple as a mobile phone.

"The best companies need the best tools; we want to give trade show, meeting and event planners the most effective management tools for use before, during and after the event," says Windham. "Association CEU credits can be earned, and of course, there will be time to network with peers from all aspects of the industry."

Bettner will be the TSTS keynote speaker, and Scott Klososky -- an international technology speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, and author specializing in translating and bridging technology "mind gaps" to improve business processes -- will host the closing session. 

This one-day summit includes a panel discussion featuring industry leaders Michael Dominguez, chair of Meeting Professionals International (MPI); Cathy Breden, Executive Director of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) and COO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE); and Vicki Hawarden, president of International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

"Any business professional who hosts large events can get tools to make the process easier, more efficient and more productive, and to take their production to the next level," Windham says.

Visit the website for registration information.

About Ann Windham

Ann Windham is the president and CEO of Imagine Xhibits, Inc., a full-service trade show marketing company that offers custom design exhibits using modular components. Windham's customers can save more than 50 percent on their operating expenses; get expert face-to-face marketing consultants who will help them increase ROI with four-step marketing; quarterly seminars offering continuous education by certified trainers; in-house design services for custom structures, graphic design and brand development; turn-key services and exhibit management program for all logistical needs; and a one-stop shop for meeting planning, promotional products, collateral web-site and more.

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