Announcements, Events

Catch us at Cartagena

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ICANN has a knack for picking some of the world’s best destinations for its ICANN Meets. This time around, it’s Cartagena, Colombia – a living museum of Spanish colonial architecture with a grace and style unmatched anywhere else in South America.

LogicBoxes will be attending the Cartagena Meet as an Official Sponsor and we’re pretty excited about the trip (despite the 24 hour plane journey!! :P)

We’re looking forward to catching up with all the ICANN Meet regulars and also hopefully to seeing new faces in the attendee list.

Sandeep Ramchandani and Daniel Fernandez will be representing Team LogicBoxes at Cartagena. If you’re a web products and services company that is attending or is located close to the Turbay Ayala Convention & Exposition Center, do drop by and say hello. We’ll be glad to meet, talk business and even just go out for post-meet drinks 🙂

See you at Cartagena.

Events

LogicBoxes Caricatures the Big-Wigs from the Domain Name & Web Hosting Industry

LogicBoxes has always been an active participator in trade shows and industry events across the world. Apart from the tri-annual ICANN conferences, over the last few months, we’ve participated in 3 big conferences/tradeshows. These include HostingCon 2010 at Houston, Texas, the cPanel Conference at Austin, Texas and the Parallels Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore. These events have always been a great opportunity to meet the movers and shakers of the industry, share ideas and talk business. This is, in fact, one of our primary motivations to attend.

Lately however, we’ve had an additional reason to attend.

As many of you who met at Houston experienced, we’re also out to have some fun at these events. Yes; networking is important. But who says you can’t mix networking with some light-hearted humor. And so we made cool/funny caricatures of everyone that stopped by our booth.

Check out some of the caricatures of some the industry’s most networked folks below:

You can also check out our pictures on our Facebook page HERE!

It’s heartening to see the response to these caricatures and we’ve officially booked our caricature artist for the rest of the year 🙂

So the next time you are at an Industry event and you see Team LogicBoxes, make sure you drop by to say Hi and get a funny caricature of yourself.

P.S. In case you’re wondering how our caricature artist makes these awesome caricatures, here’s a video of the same:

Events, Industry News

HostingCon 2010 – My Take on Americas Top Hosting Event

HostingCon is one of the most important conference for the web hosting industry in the US (and maybe for the world too). With over 1300 attendees including all the big names such as ThePlanet, Riorey, Microsoft, etc. there was no way we were going to miss it.

This was my first time at HostingCon and I’ll admit my expectations were pretty high. While the opportunity to meet people (and especially business contacts) face to face is always something I look forward to; I completely dread the 16-20 hour travel from Bombay to anywhere in the US. It’s times like these when I bless ICANN for keeping their conferences at locations around the world, so my travel time is not always 2 days.

Having been to several ICANN meetings in the past, I knew exactly what I had to dump in my conference bag: suits, blazers, some more formals, and some after work, smart casuals; just can’t go wrong. Turned out I was…completely. I guess we were amongst the very few people there wearing suits (not sure if this was because of the weather in Austin, it was really hot). Silver lining though – we stood out amongst the crowd ;).

We had quite a busy 3 days ahead, some meetings were lined up in advance, some we’d hoped to catch up with at the conference ad-hoc, and we were also hoping for a lot of footfalls in our booth. Not to forget, I also wanted this to be a learning experience, so catching a few seminars was definitely on the cards for me. At the booth, our Caricature idea turned out to be a major hit. Our iPad giveaway, while not something that differentiated us much, definitely was a puller too.

Coming back, it was quite a success for us. Maybe we could also do with an extra day, to meet more people. I missed all the seminars, which brings me to suggest if there’s a way iNet can maybe stream these seminars over intranet, or have a screen in the exhibition area, that would be great.

I must mention though, that the quality of the crowd was top-notch, decision makers, the who’s who of the industry. No wonder HostingCon is amongst the best in the business. World Hosting Day (previously known as WebHostingDay) though, has smartly transformed itself from a Europe focused meet-up, to a larger global event. They’ve taken advantage of their central location, making it a larger attended event. I’d really like to see HostingCon to cross borders now.

A big shout-out to iNet for the fantastic execution. We’ve already booked a great spot for next year – Can’t wait.

P.S. In case you haven’t seen them already Click Here to see the cool caricatures that we made for everyone that came to our booth.

P.P.S. Did I mention that I won an iPad from Attracta? Thanks for that Attracta 🙂