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    Empty booths?

    Looks to be alot of empty booths this time, granted theres more booths.. doesnt look to be to popular this time?

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    We're still over 3 months away from the show and we're more than 50% sold. We're about where we were last year at this time.
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    Did last year's event sell out? How much larger is this year's event supposed to be compared with last years?
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    Maybe people are waiting for the last min to get in and offer a lower price on the booths...
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    Yes, we sold out last year. We've added about 35 more booth spaces this year, but our floorplan is flexible enough that we can drop some of those if we don't sell them. I'm a bit behind in updating the floorplan online right now because we're trying to get the conference program finalized, so there are more exhibitors than are listed on the website right now.
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    Im sure it will be packed as normal, last year the exhibit hall was full and this year should easily attract another 35, if not who cares
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    We booked our exhibit space over a week ago, and it was only today that it went up on the exhibit floor site. They're very busy at Interjuncture right now, so there are probably several other spaces already booked.... and just not reflected on the site yet. I'm sure it will sell out again this year.... but regardless, it will be a great show

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    So far this year, only 44 booths. Last year was soldout. How many people are registered this year to go to hostingcon?
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    We've got 4 registered.

    Are you sure only 44 booths, i know the site isnt kept totally upto date all the time..
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    We have not registered yet. Still debating what registration type to go for. The first year in Chicago we went for full conference and it was a bit of a waste, so last year in Vegas we opted for exhibit hall only.

    I see this year the exhibit hall hours are fairly restrictive though. What type of passes did you opt for this year Matt?

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    We are the same, full pass is a waste but we did get them for this year. Spending so much getting 4 of us out there from UK and Aus that the conference pass is the cheap bit, so just got full passes anyhow. Make the most of the lunch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rochen View Post
    I see this year the exhibit hall hours are fairly restrictive though.
    I think they're better than last year.

    In 2006, the exhibit hall was open for 3 days. The first day was very busy, the second day had a medium level of traffic, and the third day had very little traffic. It wasn't worth being there for hours for the few people who came other than just to walk through the exhibit hall. We'll be able to connect with the same number of people in 2 days and make better use of our time.

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    Don't forget to figure in that people always love to procrastinate and there will probably be a surge right towards the end :-)
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    We're doing exibit-only.

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    I think HostingCon will do just fine in Chicago

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    * We are busy and the excitement builds

    We at Interjuncture are busy getting ready for ALL you to arrive. The exhibit spaces are still filling and we are trying to update as quickly as we can.

    There are Parties Happening everynight and so much to do in Chicago. I hope that by this weekend I can give you some more heads up on all the information we are being regarding events at Hostingcon and in the City.

    LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN !
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    Quote Originally Posted by suechurch View Post
    We at Interjuncture are busy getting ready for ALL you to arrive.
    And we're getting ready to arrive!

    LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL AGAIN !
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    Quote Originally Posted by UH-Matt View Post
    Checklist:

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    Here we come!
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    Ok... now you've done it...

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    6. Money. Plenty of money.
    At least the exchange rate is looking in your favor. I know what when I stopped in Northern Ireland during my trip last week, the US dollar to Pound rate (and even the US to Euro) is terrible!

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    chicago is great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWalczak View Post
    At least the exchange rate is looking in your favor. I know what when I stopped in Northern Ireland during my trip last week, the US dollar to Pound rate (and even the US to Euro) is terrible!
    Unfortunately, I don't gain much because 90% of my income is in USD so I lose money as soon as I convert to GBP. All I'll be doing is getting some of that loss back to break even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equentity - Jamie View Post
    Unfortunately, I don't gain much because 90% of my income is in USD so I lose money as soon as I convert to GBP. All I'll be doing is getting some of that loss back to break even.

    Damn Dollar!
    I share your grief. In Canada, our dollar has been soaring with respect to the US dollar, and since we sell our services in US dollars we are getting hit pretty hard by the exchange rate when we convert revenues to Canadian dollars.

    Let's hope the US dollar starts picking up again.... right after we get back from Chicago

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    I know this might be off the topic, but....

    does anyone know if a standard 10x10 booth exhibitor get any free passes for the booth staff? I wonder what type of registration is required....

    Thanks in advance!

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    IMO, there are way too many distractions in Vegas for any type of show... Nothing every seems to get done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MayleLi View Post
    I know this might be off the topic, but....

    does anyone know if a standard 10x10 booth exhibitor get any free passes for the booth staff? I wonder what type of registration is required....

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equentity - Jamie View Post
    Unfortunately, I don't gain much because 90% of my income is in USD so I lose money as soon as I convert to GBP. All I'll be doing is getting some of that loss back to break even.

    Damn Dollar!

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    What is the booth vacancy looking like now? I know you guys are sometimes a bit behind on getting the taken booths listed on your site. Any chance of going back to Vegas next year? Some of us need a legitimate excuse to go to Vegas and HostingCon is a perfect reason to give the significant other
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityGM View Post
    What is the booth vacancy looking like now? I know you guys are sometimes a bit behind on getting the taken booths listed on your site. Any chance of going back to Vegas next year? Some of us need a legitimate excuse to go to Vegas and HostingCon is a perfect reason to give the significant other
    AFAIK, Chicago has already been booked as next years location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equentity - Jamie View Post
    AFAIK, Chicago has already been booked as next years location.
    Well I hope the folks in Chicago turn on their air conditioning for us this year. It was about 95 degrees for HostingCon 2005 and I practically had to beg the cab drivers and restaurants to turn on their air conditioning. Apparently the locals dont get to sweat very often and revel in the few opportunities they get mid-summer. Vegas might be hot as well but at least they keep the hotels and casinos nice and cool. Look forward to seeing you all there...come by our booth!
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    There isn't much left in terms of booth space.... with still 3 weeks left it could well sell out

    Here is the floor plan:
    http://www.hostingcon.com/2007/attend/floorplan/
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityGM View Post
    Well I hope the folks in Chicago turn on their air conditioning for us this year. It was about 95 degrees for HostingCon 2005 and I practically had to beg the cab drivers and restaurants to turn on their air conditioning. Apparently the locals dont get to sweat very often and revel in the few opportunities they get mid-summer. Vegas might be hot as well but at least they keep the hotels and casinos nice and cool. Look forward to seeing you all there...come by our booth!
    Nah, its just an Illinois thing.. They get worse the further north they go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityGM View Post
    Well I hope the folks in Chicago turn on their air conditioning for us this year. It was about 95 degrees for HostingCon 2005 and I practically had to beg the cab drivers and restaurants to turn on their air conditioning. Apparently the locals dont get to sweat very often and revel in the few opportunities they get mid-summer. Vegas might be hot as well but at least they keep the hotels and casinos nice and cool. Look forward to seeing you all there...come by our booth!
    Nah we don't we only sweat the first weeks of summer and then we're used to the 90 degree weather . It's going to be cooler by the lake and it is about 10 degree then the temperature at O'Hare.
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    * Chicago is ready !

    FLOOR SPACE IS ALMOST SOLD OUT ! WEATHER WILL BE GREAT !!! ( We still sold have booths that have not been posted)

    PARTIES WILL BE HAPPENING
    FROM SUNDAY TIL WEDNESDAY !

    Keep an Eye on the Hostingcon Website for updates on Travel and Parties !

    www.hostingcon.com

    SEE YOU ALL THERE !!
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    Only one week to go!



    Bring it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostnine View Post
    Only one week to go!



    Bring it on!
    That's about one week too long! I'm sat on the edge of my seat.

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    Have fun with the Wind bags of Chicago, :p just messing around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equentity - Jamie View Post
    That's about one week too long! I'm sat on the edge of my seat.

    I'm flying across the Atlantic on Thursday (Four days!!). Here's to the next four days flying by (bad joke, sorry. ).
    We leave on thursday two. With two of our team coming in from the east (UK) and 2 of us from the West (Australia). We're invading!
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