All accounts from this years event indicate the hosting industry is growing strong, and cPanel was on-hand, making a huge impression with a prime front-door position, live Enkompass RC0 demo’s, knowledgeable staff and tempting giveaways.
When asked what the increase in attendence was compared to HostingCon 2008, Beverly Yuellig, iNet Events Manager replied with, “13.8% to be exact”.
The new booth took about 12-hours to construct, including walls, graphics, carpet, network and electrical connections. The finished product was well worth the sweat (and bruises) as visitors and exhibitors alike commented on the permanence and strength of cPanel. Stability – and independence, were key take-away messages we wanted to convey at this years event. As consolidation continues within the industry, cPanel remains a strong, independent company dedicated to the web hosting professional. That message was well delivered.
At times, there was standing room only in the booth and surrounding aisles as seen in the images posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpanelevents/. With extra staff in the booth, we were able to offer thorough attention to each visitor. Special thanks to all cPanel customers and visitors who contributed to make this event a success.
HostingCon and cPanel by the numbers:
100 – Number of exhibiting companies at HC 2009
126 – Number of Enkompass RC0 demonstrations
400 – Number of square feet (20×20) in cPanel booth
568 – Number of Enkompass t-shirts distributed
600 – Number of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies served by cPanel. *
*All remaining cookie dough was donated to a local charity :-)