WebHostingDay 2010 has officially kicked off today in the Phantasialand theme park outside of Cologne, Germany and event organizers are expecting to break all previous attendance records once the numbers are added up on Friday.
“The fact that even more attendees have registered for the 2010 event clearly attests that WebhostingDay has become a compulsory event for the sector. Being the only networking and innovation forum in Europe specialized on web hosting topics, we offer a unique opportunity to the attendees to meet just the right contacts for their business. By now it is actually the world’s largest event of its kind and we bring the most important executives of major web hosting companies to Germany.” – intergenia AG CEO and WebHostingDay 2010 organizer Thomas Strohe
With over 3,500 visitors registered to attend the many presentations and shows offered during the event, WebHostingDay not only stands to retain its title as the world’s largest gathering of professionals in the field but will also shatter its own previous record; the 3,500 visitors represent a 40% increase over attendance last year. The number of exhibitors has also increased substantially over the 50 who showcased their products and services in 2009 with more than 70 attending this year.
Organized by German company intergenia AG, a high-profile and highly successful web hosting provider known throughout Europe, WebHostingDay 2010 is offering presentations and showcases from some of the biggest names in the hosting industry including Microsoft, Aggretech, HP, Intel, Fujitsu and Parallels, with those companies and many more represented by their best and brightest IT specialists and executives.
The unofficial but obvious theme of this year’s convention is cloud computing and the benefits and risks associated with hosting on such a platform. Presentations from Intel and Microsoft are expected to focus on their cloud-related technologies and intentions for the future with HP, in particular, showing off their latest hosting hardware in its ProLiant SL lineup of lightweight rail and tray servers intended to easily allow growing business to scale up their technology as needed.
While registration for the events at WebHostingDay 2010 has officially ended, tickets are available on-site at a premium price for any hosting professionals who happen to be in the area over the next few days; a single-event ticket is worth €349 with VIP tickets, allowing access to all presentations and shows over the three-day event, are going for €749.