TL; DR: It’s that time of year again — the WHIR Networking Events will soon make their way across the US, Europe, and Brazil (new!), allowing hosting and cloud industry executives to connect with solutions providers, hardware vendors, and IT professionals. The events are free to attend and feature hosting industry players convening in a cool, relaxed venue for free drinks, complimentary appetizers, and face-to-face shop talk. 2016’s eleven events will undoubtedly feature incredible opportunities to mingle with industry decision-makers, and ultimately grow your business.
Even in an Internet-based industry, in-person interactions are crucial for business success. The Web Hosting Industry Review (WHIR) recognizes this by hosting free networking events for hosting- and cloud-related industry players to meet and mingle with fellow decision-makers.
2016’s 11 WHIR Events: When & Where to Be
Web hosts and cloud vendors will find no better place to connect with hardware manufacturers and solutions providers, and vice versa. If you’re at or around any of these eleven amazing locations in 2016, you’ll definitely want to check in with the WHIR.
|City||Country||Date||Venue||RSVP (FREE +1 Guest)|
|Austin, TX||USA||January 28, 2016||The Madison||RSVP Austin|
|Phoenix, AZ||USA||February 18, 2016||Bottled Blonde||RSVP Phoenix|
|Los Angeles, CA*||USA||April 21, 2016||TBA||RSVP Los Angeles|
|New York, NY||USA||May 19, 2016||TBA||RSVP New York|
|Chicago, IL||USA||June 23, 2016||TBA||RSVP Chicago|
|New Orleans, LA*||USA||July 26, 2015||TBA||RSVP New Orleans|
|Washington, DC||USA||September 22, 2016||TBA||RSVP Washington, DC|
|São Paulo||Brazil||October 6, 2016||TBA||RSVP São Paulo|
|Amsterdam||The Netherlands||October 12, 2016||TBA||RSVP Amsterdam|
|London||UK||October 13, 2016||TBA||RSVP London|
|Dallas, TX||USA||November 10, 2016||TBA||RSVP Dallas|
|*Note that the New Orleans event coincides with HostingCon Global 2016, another can’t-miss hosting event worth exploring.|
Check back with us for updated info on the venues that have yet to be revealed.
Who Will Be There & Why Is Your Attendance an Awesome Idea?
The WHIR has developed a massive following in the hosting and cloud service arena. When they throw a party, the who’s who in web hosting will be there — and you’re invited to talk shop with them in a fun and casual environment.
Connect with Hosts, Cloud Providers, Software Developers, & Hardware Vendors
These are events for movers and shakers in the web, hosting, and cloud fields — meaning anything from the service providers and web hosts themselves to the manufacturers of the infrastructural hardware that supports them. The WHIR events are an amazing opportunity to get your brand recognized, because it’s the big wigs and the decision-makers typically in attendance.
If you’re looking for a place to create and cultivate business relationships, this is the place to do it.
Build New Relationships in a Relaxed & Fun Environment
While you’re looking to spark and foster new and/or old relationships in business, why not get out of the board room to do so? A networking event housed at a restaurant and lounge is exactly what it sounds like: an awesome venue for mingling and chit-chatting (even if you’re talking shop).
Thanks to generous sponsors, the WHIR events are completely paid for, including complimentary drinks and yummy appetizers. Getting to converse and engage with potential partners, customers, or employees is infinitely more enjoyable when you get to do it over hors d’oeuvres with a free drink in hand.
Supporting The WHIR Networking Events: What’s In It For Sponsors?
These events aren’t solely beneficial for the attendees. Sponsors receive unbelievable face-time with potential clients and marketing perks as well. All sponsors receive the following promotional benefits in exchange for financially supporting the events:
- Your logo featured on the WHIR Events website and on signage at the events
- Emails sent to 24,000+ WHIR Members with your company featured as a sponsor
- Lead generation data collected via a door prize giveaway
- A representative in attendance to network and build business relationships
There are several sponsorship levels you can sign up for — contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on WHIR Events sponsorship.
The Last Words on The WHIR Networking Events of 2016
Head to the WHIR event nearest you, or head to them all. Either way, if you’re a business executive in the web hosting and/or cloud industries, you really can’t beat a free opportunity to shake hands with the top owners, resellers, and IT consultants in the industry, or those in search of a service you provide.
It’s a chance to grow your relationships, which means growing your business. In other words, it’s a chance you don’t want to miss.