Wyndham Jade Announces Acquisition of Taptopia

Taptopia Founders Join Leadership Team

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Wyndham Jade announces the acquisition of Taptopia, Inc., a privately-held pioneer of mobile-software solutions for the event industry.

Taptopia's simple-yet-effective mobile software solutions help event organizers, convention centers and their related vendors maximize the overall event experience for both attendees and exhibitors. Event participants of large or small meetings and conventions expect technology to enhance the event experience.

By combining Taptopia's mobile-solutions and its management teams' simple-yet-effective software philosophy, Wyndham Jade will be uniquely positioned to provide an even-more comprehensive portfolio of offerings that leverage its OneSystem+ technology platform.

As part of the acquisition, members of Taptopia's founding team will take leadership positions at Wyndham Jade. Bryan A. Scott, Taptopia's President and CEO, will provide strategic input, outline market direction and lead new corporate strategies as Wyndham Jade's, Chief Strategy Officer. Iain Shigeoka, Ph.D., Taptopia's Chief Technology Officer, will lead new product development initiatives as Wyndham Jade's, Vice President of Product Development.

"The acquisition of Taptopia is very much in line with Wyndham Jade's commitment to invest in new technology and continually evolve our ONEsystem+ technology to best meet the needs our clients," commented Sue Trizila, President and CEO of Wyndham Jade. "As an organization, we look forward to weaving Taptopia's technologies and their corporate philosophies into our portfolio of service offerings and corporate directives. For us, the acquisition of Taptopia marks the next generation of Wyndham Jade's story, building upon a strong foundation of customer longevity, passionate employees and continued financial strength."

Founded in 1983, Wyndham Jade is a travel and event company specializing in incentives, meetings, business travel fulfillment, and convention housing and registration services. The company employs more than 120 professionals with annual revenues in excess of $125 million. The company maintains offices in Texas, Arizona, Iowa and Georgia. Wyndham Jade's ONEsystem+ technology platform delivers complete housing, registration and travel services in one platform that combines membership databases and customer business rules. For more information call 888.294.1900.

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