at H2O on Fort Lauderdale Beach Friday night
(Oct. 14, 2011) with
(clockwise from left to right): Barbara Neu,
Kimberly Ann, Ray Neu,
Judi Berkens, Michael Berkens, Howard
Neu, Ron Jackson and Diana Jackson.
the photo above was taken, we were
delighted to have Dr.
Chris Hartnett and his wife, Dr.
Linda Hartnett, who had just arrived
at the hotel, walk over to join us for
dinner. Chris is a T.R.A.F.F.I.C. veteran
but this will be Linda's first time at the
event and we are looking forward to
sharing the experience with her.
After dinner Judi
and Michael Berkens invited everyone
up to their penthouse suite at the Ritz
for a champagne toast. Rick and Alina
Schwartz and the ParkLogic.com
team headed by Michael Gilmour also
joined us there to help cap off a perfect
Chris and Linda Hartnett
and Judi Berkens welcome their guests after
dinner Friday night (Oct. 14, 2011)
early arrivals reached the Ritz on Saturday
(Oct. 15) when networking on cabana row
got into full swing. Various companies rented
the oceanfront cabanas to provide a comfortable
meeting place for their guests.
favorite photographer, Barbara Neu, snaps
a picture on cabana row
at the Ritz Carlton Saturday, October 15,
cabana Bob Mountain (seated at left) with
visitors; Michael and Judi Berkens's Yorkie
Bandit (on Bob's lap) and Ian Andrew
of DotComAgency.com. Standing with them
are two of the many beautiful
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. models serving as hostesses this
cabana Saturday we found (seated left to right):
Scott Smith, Laci
Nagy, Michadl Gilmour, Catherine
Harry, Peggy Ploss and Brian Wick
enjoying the day.
their vantage point on cabana row, guests also
got a perfect view of world champion speedboat
racer Mike Seebold and his team making
some test runs in the Atlantic Saturday
afternoon aboard the Miss .XXX boat that
is sponsored by the ICM
Registry (operators of the new .xxx
TLD and also the lead sponsor of this week's
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference). The team will be
competing in next month's World Championships
in Key West.
Miss .XXX speedboat making a pass in
front of the Ritz Carlton Saturday
afternoon (Oct. 15).
cabanas stayed busy until well past 6pm Saturday
and with the vast majority of T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
attendees arriving today (Sunday, Oct.
16), they will be a beehive of activity
throughout the day. The show's first big event, Sedo's
Welcoming Cocktal Reception, gets underway
at 6pm. They have been planning to hold the
reception on the Ritz's pool deck but with windy
weather and some rain in the forecast today,
there is a very strong chance the event will be
moved indoors. Guests will still will be still
be able to enjoy the gorgeous ocean view while
protected from the elements if the party moves
to one of the Ritz's glass-walled halls
overlooking the Atlantic.
first full day of business gets underway
tomorrow morning (Monday, Oct. 17) and I'll have
a post midway through the day then to fill you
on the what has transpired beween now and then. A
sell out crowd will be here by the end of
the day for 2011's only T.R.A.F.F.I.C.