flock of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. early birds
continued to grow Saturday on a
gorgeous day at the Ritz Carlton Hotel
at Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida.
doesn't officially gets underway until
this afternoon (Sunday, Oct. 21) but
dozens of attendees came to town early to
enjoy a couple of days of preshow cabana
and poolside networking.
spectaular view from the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
cabanas shortly before they opened for
preshow networking Saturday morning
(Oct. 19) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel
on Florida's Fort Lauderdale Beach.
to R); Barbara Neu
(T.R.A.F.F.I.C.), Tessa Holcomb
(Igloo.com) and first time show attendee Rebecca
(from the UK) at the welcome desk on the
Ritz Carlton pool deck Saturday.
to R) at the .CLUB Cabana - Michael
Berkens (TheDomains.com) and his
Yorkie Romeo, Jeffrey Sass
(.CLUB) and Victor Pitts
spending a beautiful day by the
pool and cabanas, Saturday evening
was open for people to enjoy the pleasant
surroundings, all within walking distance
of the Ritz. Most formed groups of various
sizes to sample the many restaurants
owner Adam Dicker hosted
several dozen guests for a big dinner at Shula's
on the Beach (a very pleasant repeat
of one of the most memorable events from
last year's conference week).
owner Adam Dicker, flanked by sons Corey
and Jordan, at Shula's on
Beach where Adam hosted several dozen
guests for a preshow dinner party last
(L to R) Gregg McNair (PPX), Jenna
Ferber, John Ferber (DomainHoldings)
and Michael Berkens
(TheDomains.com) at the Adam Dicker dinner
Also among those on hand were Ammar
Kubba (Thought Convergence)
and T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Co-Founder Howard
Adam Dicker with T.R.A.F.F.I.C.'s Alina
Schwartz (left) and Barbara Neu.
dinner hosted by Adam Dicker ended
gathering for a group photo to
commemorate a great night.
the Dicker dinner ran for three and a half
hours many in this crowd had no interest
in calling it a night when it was over.
Thanks to PPX International
Chairman Gregg McNair, there is
always an entertaining place for
everyone to regroup late and hang out
together for as long as they like. Each
night McNair traditionally throws open
the door to his suite to anyone who
wants to drop in for some quality late
night conversation with like minded
Diana Jackson and Bob Olea
were among those visiting Gregg McNair's
suite last night - always the most popular
after hours spot in whatever town Gregg
happens to be in at the time!
Youve heard the expression "too many
cooks in the kitchen" - well, not
in this kitchen! These
"cooks" would be welcome behind
the kitchen sink any time. A little before
midnight last night Gregg McNair
(front left) was surrounded by eight
kitchen helpers - Judi Berkens
(front center), Christian Calvin
(front right) and in the back row (L to R)
Frank Schilling, Ammar Kubba,
Russ Goodwin, Andee Hill and
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference
officially gets underway today
(Sunday, Oct. 20) with Registration opeing
at 12 Noon, a Cabana Party
scheduled from 12:30-4:30pm and the Opening
Night Cocktail Party getting underway
at 5:30pm. I'll have photos and
highlight from all of today's (and
tonight's) activity for you in my next
post from Fort Lauderdale Beach Monday.