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Miami Opens Tonight on South Beach With Rick Schwartz
and Howard Neu Back at the Wheel
a full year of preparationT.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Co-Founders Rick Schwartz and Howard
Neu will get back in the saddle this evening
when the highly anticipated T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Miami conference opens with a 5:30pm
welcoming cocktail party at the Loews Hotel
on fabulous South Beach (you can see our
in-depth show preview article here).
It will be the first show
staged by the industry pioneers since T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
New York in October 2009 and all
indications point to this one being among their
other T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conferences have been held
in 2010 (in Las
Vegas, Milan, Italy, Vancouver,
Canada and Dublin, Ireland),
but those were all produced by Rick
Latona under a licensing agreement
with Schwartz and Neu.
tonight's cocktail party
Co-Founders Rick Schwartz & Howard
ready for the opening of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami
at the Loews Hotel on world famous South
ends, many attendees
will move on to other domain related functions
tonight including an 8pm launch party for Domain
Holdings, the company behind Rapid
Domain Builder. Co-Founders
Chad Folkening, John Ferber and
CEO Jason Boshoff will be on hand to
welcome guests, including U.S. Congressman
Cliff Stearns (R-Florida) who
has taken an interest in the domain industry
(Rep. Stearns will also be speaking at
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Monday afternoon).
rising political figure, Indiana State Rep.
Todd Rokita also plans to attend. Space is
limited so you are asked to RSVP right away to [email protected]
if you would like to attend the DomainHoldings
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami doesn't officially open until
this evening, a number of early arrivals have been
in town all weekend and have been enjoying the
opportunity to network at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
cabanas adjacent to the Loews Hotel swimming pool.
to R): Larry Fischer, Michael Berkens,
Bandit, Judi Berkens and Jeffrey
among those who arrived at the Loews Hotel
early for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami on South
cabanas, which will be open daily until dusk
throughout the conference, are also just steps
away from the pristine Atlantic Ocean beach
behind the hotel. The weather forecast for Miami
looks great for the conference days, so it should
be a perfect time to enjoy the surf and sand.
of the beach at the Loews Hotel on Miami's
activities end, attendees will look forward
to the first full day of business that gets
underway with a special networking session
Monday morning (Oct. 18) at 8:15am.
I'll be taking
part in a panel discussion at 4pm Monday
afternoon titled Is The Gold Rush
Over, or Are There More Nugggets to Mine?That panel will also includeKeith Levenson (Rio.com), Michael
Rick Schwartz (RicksBlog.com),Gregg McNair (PPX
International) and Chad Folkening
Miami continues through Wednesday morning,
October 20 (you can check out the complete
agenda here). I'll have daily
highlights from the show for you in this
column starting Monday.
Loews Hotel on South Beach
where T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami begins
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