TL; DR: For over a decade, HostingCon has helped hosting insiders connect with more hosts, hardware vendors, and business opportunities than any other trade show line in the industry. Their flagship event, HostingCon Global, will be returning for its 12th annual networking exhibit in July of 2016 — this time taking on New Orleans, Louisiana. HostingCon 2015 featured expert insights, roundtable discussions, and invaluable marketing opportunities. As serial HostingCon attendees, the HostingAdvice team will most definitely be returning for the 2016 conference — Will we see you there?
Calling all web hosting hot shots, cloud connoisseurs, Internet insiders, and fellow tech lovers — HostingCon Global will be heading to New Orleans for its 12th annual trade show event this July 2016. It’s an event featuring the movers and shakers of the web hosting world, and you won’t want to miss the wealth of business, educational, networking, and promotional opportunities to be had.
To reminisce on the good times, or see what you missed, check out photos of HostingCon 2015.
The Hosting Industry’s #1 Networking & Trade Show Event Hits NOLA
After a spectacular HostingCon Global 2015 event, the HostingAdvice team is already counting down to the 2016 conference, which we now know will be taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
When & Where?
Dates: July 24-27, 2016
Location: Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Where Do I Sign Up?
Stay tuned for registration details. Super Early Bird Registration opens up in early 2016!
It’s been said before, but we’ll say it again: HostingCon is the “must-attend” event for hosting industry insiders. Everyone from the hosting, cloud, and service providers themselves to the creators of the software and technology that support them can be found presenting and learning at these events.
Exhibitors & Attendees: The Movers, Shakers, & Lovers of All Things Web Hosting
HostingCon Global brings together hundreds of hosting industry trailblazers, with representation from nearly 50 countries around the world.
If you’re interested in exhibiting at HostingCon 2016, check out their website for the 2016 Exhibit Hall Floorplan and Exhibitor Prospectus. “We will begin accepting speaking proposals shortly after the beginning of next year,” Andy Grider, HostingCon’s Marketing Manager, said.
Those who attend the trade show event ultimately come for the technologies and the innovators that can help their own businesses succeed and grow. As a HostingCon Global attendee, you can find new customers, new employees, new solutions, and more.
ICYMI: Debriefing on 2015’s Event & Why We’ll Be Returning
Leading up to HostingCon Global 2015, Andy told us, “the #1 reason people come to HostingCon is the networking.” The HostingCon tagline is Network, Learn, Grow, and after attending the 2014 and 2015 conferences, we can see why.
Network: Unbelievable Business Opportunities with Leaders in their Trade
The who’s who of hosting continue to show up at HostingCon year after year. This is the place where hosting industry players should come to do business. In terms of space, scale, and number of participants, HostingCon is probably the largest networking event for the industry.
For companies with a global customer base, this is the perfect venue to engage with those users, while also courting potential new customers one-on-one. If you’re seeking a service provider, prospecting partners, or shopping for new software, this is the place to find all of the above, and test them out in a fun, informative environment.
Learn: Expert Discussion Panels with Industry Innovators
HostingCon’s motto is most definitely embodied in the expert panels they make available to attendees. For four days straight, conference guests are offered the opportunity to learn from leaders in their trade.
Some of our favorite panels from HostingCon 2015 included:
- “Hosting 3.0: What Does it Look Like” — the future of the hosting world, discussed by the CEOs of Parallels, DigitalOcean, Symantec, and Blacknight Solutions
- “People, Process, and Platform: How to Think About Digital Analytics” — the lowdown on how to properly measure and track your marketing and sales to yield the greatest ROI, led by Google Analytics guru Adam Singer
- “How to Stop Your Office From Becoming a Woman’s Battlefield” — a fascinating forum discussing the fate of women in STEM fields, and how to enhance your workplace with gender equality, featuring Kellie Green, Michele Neylon, Annie Dane, and Carolyn Herzog
Grow: Cutting-Edge Technology to Enhance Your Knowledge Base & Your Business
With an audience of hosting industry decision-makers, HostingCon events feature returning exhibitors, including hosts, providers, and tech companies. What better place is there to promote your latest innovations? We found live demos of new software products, nerd-centric hardware installation challenges, and invaluable press opportunities for these technologies.
The Bottom Line: HostingCon Global 2016 is a Can’t-Miss Affair
It’s no secret by now that we’re huge HostingCon fans over at HostingAdvice.com, but the facts speak for themselves. Web hosts, software companies, hardware manufacturers, ISPs — you name it, they’ll be in New Orleans come July 2016.
Nowhere else will you get the chance to learn from the engineers who pioneered cloud computing, bend the ears of service provider decision-makers, market your products to the bullseye of your target audience, and test out the latest technologies live and in person — all in one room.
You can sense the creative juices flowing at HostingCon events, and the marketing and business opportunities to be had are almost palpable. Don’t miss out!
The Take Away: The HostingAdvice team is headed to NOLA in July 2016!
Will we see you there?