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Melissa Washington
Melissa Washington is veteran-owned small business owner, speaker, author, and LinkedIn workshop trainer who is passionate about connecting with people to engage, educate and inspire others across the nation. She has been a member of LinkedIn since 2004. She has used this dynamic platform for job seeking, recruiting, selling, researching, and collaborating. She currently has over 2400 quality connections on LinkedIn. She has provided training and presented to individuals and organizations on building a professional social media presence.
Event App Lab for Trade Show Managers


Amber Welock
Amber Taylor Welock is an experienced litigator, representing clients in commercial and civil actions across the country and also providing business counseling on various operational and risk matters. She assists clients in a variety of areas, including contract disputes, business torts, products/premises liability, deceptive trade practices/consumer protection laws, creditor's rights/collection matters, labor and employment matters, violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and anti-trust issues.
To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Navigate the Legal Pitfalls and Make Social Media Work


Andreas Winckler
Since 2003 Andreas Winckler has been the head of the service division of Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH, the venue operator of the internationally renowned trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt. His four service departments provide trade fair exhibitors, visitors and organisers various services that support their trade fair participation, visit or operations in many respects. In 2007, Dr. Winckler expended his responsibility for exhibition related services by overtaking additionally to his current function the position as general manager at Messe Frankfurt Medien und Service GmbH, Messe Frankfurtís service provider for stand construction, publishing and advertising services.
How To Successfully Participate in German (European) Trade Shows


Ann Windham
Ann Windham is the CEO & President of Imagine Xhibits & Events, which has managed logistics for 4000 trade shows and events a year, for 10 years. She has done live speaking and webinars to over 5000 professionals and published articles for over 60M readers. Ann is also a live radio national talk show featured expert on technology for event marketing and management.
Using Today's Tools to Get Linked


Matt Windsor
Matt Windsor is a Managing Partner at TagPrints Digital, an experiential digital marketing agency out of Chicago that focuses on trade shows and live events. Matt considers himself an entrepreneur and is constantly discovering new solutions for his business and clients. Matt believes in the importance of innovation and handling every situation as a unique opportunity to come up with an inventive solution.
Event App Lab for Trade Show Managers


Mike Wohlitz
Michael Wohlitz, Vice President of Event Services, provide projects management support and creative solutions to the account ownerships teams within Freeman. In this role, Michael and his team help increase cohesion between Sales and Operations, serving as a helpdesk for the sales process including show advance, deal design and preproduction support. Additionally the team assists in melding the strategic and creative designs with technical specificity and project development. Prior to joining Freeman, Michael specialized in developing lighting, audio visual and rigging solutions for wide ranging projects in the concert touring, television, exhibits and corporate events markets. Michaelís career began as a stagehand in Wisconsin in the mid 1980s. He later founded a student-run lighting and audio company while attending Cornell University. Subsequently he worked as a production electrician with a New York based firm specializing in lighting for television and broadcast markets. In 1997, he relocated back to the Midwest, serving first as the General Manager of a lighting and staging company, and later as the Director of Operations for a multi-national audio visual company. Prior to joining Freeman, Michael also served as Director of Global Accounts, developing solutions for corporate events, the Olympics, major sporting events and television. Michael also enjoys tutoring internal groups and client teams as well as presenting at numerous industry events. Michael can also be followed on Twitter @michaelwohlitz
Lighting and AV Technology: Understand the Terminology


Leslie Word
Leslie Word, CTSM, Bronze Level, has been with Deckel & Moneypenny Exhibits for eight years. She works on internal marketing for D&M, as well as helping clients manage their trade show programs and develop engaging ways to communicate. She tries to be awesome every day, but sometimes there is something good on TV.
Smaller Can Be Better: You Really Can Do More with Less

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