this (there is a 12-hour time
difference between the U.S.
Eastern time zone and Wuzhen - when
it is 10am here it is 10pm
In a fortuitous coincidence, Deepak
Daftari (eSiksha.com), at left,
and Anand Vora (Donuts Inc.)
bumped into each other at the
airport and rode to the hotel
together. Since I couldn't be there
this week, Anand and Deepak agreed
to be our "eyes on the
ground" with Anand sending in
daily photos and Deepak planning a
post-show review of the event that
will continue through Saturday
morning when guests will begin their
journeys back home.
and below: Anand snapped these
beautiful shots at the Wuzhen
Waterside Resort where
registration for the World Domain
Conference, being presented by Yumi.com,
got underway today. Wednesday was a
day for getting settled in and doing
some casual networking before the
business sessions start Thursday
"Pillars of the
community!" on the grounds of
the Wuzhen Waterside Resort.
Inside, approaching the Reception
Desk for the World Domain
The arrangement of water
bottles at the Reception
Desk signaled WDC
loves their guests!
The magnificent Grand
Hall at the Wuzhen
Waterside Resort that
will become the center of
activity when the World
Domain Conference business
sessions get underway
Thursday morning (July 7).
That first business day will
run from 9:30am to 5pm with
a banquet and cocktail party
will be a mixture of
business and pleasure with
speakers and panel
discussions in the morning,
followed by an afternoon
devoted to touring Wuzhen.
Saturday, like today, will
be devoted more to logistics
with WDC shuttling guests
back to their respective
airports. You can see the full
conference agenda here.
(left to right): Donuts Inc.
Director of Business Development Anand
Vora, Bridge Song (Head
of Registry Operations at Alibaba)
and Bridge's Alibaba colleague Charles
check out the view in the Grand Hall
at the Wuzhen Waterside Resort.
to the time difference with China,
when we wake up Thursday morning the
first business day will already be
over there! Photos and highlights
from how that went will be in our
next look inside the World Domain