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WHIR Networking Event: Toronto, ON

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Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 1M5 (Map and Directions)

SPONSORS: Parallels, e-onlinedata, Black Lotus, Cologix, Afilias, PEER 1 Hosting

Thank you to our kind sponsors

WHIR Networking Events: If you work in or will be visiting Toronto or neighboring cities come out to the WHIR's Web hosting networking events and meet like-minded industry executives and corporate decision makers face-to-face in a relaxed environment with complimentary drinks and appetizers. We will provide a great local venue, to do business, make new connections and learn more about those in the web hosting industry.

Philbert Shih

Philbert Shih

Presentation by Philbert Shih – Structure Research's Founder and Managing Director will present a market overview and synopsis at WHIR Networking Event in Toronto, Canada.

The presentation will look at the status of the hosting and cloud infrastructure sector and discuss its current growth trajectory and future addressable market. The presentation will also touch on the changes taking place in a rapidly evolving competitive landscape that is seeing new entrants for all corners of the IT infrastructure value chain. Finally, we tackle some of the most important trends and suggest some strategies for success.

WHEN: Thursday, May 17th, 2012 (6:00 - 7:00pm EDT)

6:00PM - 7:00PM EDT right before the WHIR Networking Event (come early)
6:00PM - 6:15PM - Check in
6:15PM – 6:20PM (5 mins) – Introduction by WHIR Editor in Chief Liam Eagle
6:20PM – 6:50PM (30 mins) – Philbert Shih – A market overview and synopsis
6:50PM – 7:00PM (10 mins) - Questions
7:00PM – 10:00PM (3 hours) – WHIR Networking Event
WHERE: The Hoxton (same venue)
Included with your RSVP for the Toronto Networking Event.


Parallels is giving away SOUL by Ludacris High Definition on ear ear phones

Black Lotus is giving away a Wenger Watch

e-onlinedata is giving away a Kindle

Afilias is giving away a $150 gift card to 360 Restaurant in the CN Tower

Cologix is giving away a $200 gift card to Harbor 60 Restaurant

PEER 1 Hosting is giving away a $250 Amazon Gift Card

Companies Attending: iNET Interactive, Parallels, e-onlinedata, Black Lotus, Cologix, Afilias, PEER 1 Hosting, Experience Communications Inc., Securage, DCT, VMware, TopHosts, 23Press, Vembu Technologies, PULSE, Attracta, CRS Networks, AboveNet, SourceWeave Solutions, Softcom, CAMH, Consolidated Technical Enterprises, Ontario Government, Centrilogic, Hammond Manufacturing, Uvision Inc, Telnet Communications, Platina  Technology, WSIB, Jugnoo, Corero Network Security, Internet Drive Web Hosting, Cogeco, BeanField, MetroConnect, Nat&Marie, A Plus Advantage, Asigra Inc., SevenL Networks Inc., CentriLogic, edgedirector, Hostopia, Cirrus Tech. Ltd., Trend Micro, IT World Canada / CDN Magazine, Allstream, Freelink Worldwide, Right Servers Inc., BMOFG, OnX, Deep Dark Software, Synertag, Antevorta Capital Partners, Webpiggy

About the venue: The Hoxton, an 8,000 square foot music and entertainment venue is a multifaceted space with a  thousand-foot electroluminescent wire chandelier that greets guests at the main entrance. Rectilinear carvings adorn the edges of a 48-foot long cinderbloc bar (topped with polished limestone), above which hovers 48 feet of LED panel lighting.  The overall effect is crisp, clean and “a little more grown up”.

Venue Address: The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Parking: Street Parking and lot parking available near venue.

Food and Drink: Appetizers and complimentary drinks will be available. Enjoy a selection of tasty appetizers, including vegetarian options. Thanks to our sponsors, an open bar will be available.

Hotel Information: We have secured a block room rate of $199 at the Cambridge Suites, 15 Richmond Street East Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N2  1.800.463.1990  416.368.1990.  Please note, this room block is now closed.

RSVP Reminder: Due to the enormous reach Web Host Industry Review has within the web hosting industry, we expect these events to hit maximum capacity very quickly.

Sponsor Supported Evenings: The best part is that these Web hosting events are sponsor supported, so it's free for you to not only attend, but to eat, drink and be merry. If you are interested in sponsoring WHIR Networking Events, please contact us.

Title Sponsors:

Parallels: is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization.  Parallels makes it possible for hosters and other service providers to rapidly and profitably deliver the widest range of cloud services that small businesses want and need.

e-onlinedata: is the nation's leading Internet merchant account provider. More than 10,000 merchants every year choose e-onlinedata because we offer the most competitive rates, best customer support, and most knowledgeable staff in the industry. Our reseller program is specifically tailored for webhosts and ecommerce developers. See why over 4,000 resellers have partnered with us. Apply today.

Black Lotus: the industry standard in DDoS mitigation technology innovation, has been mitigating the world’s largest and most complex attacks for over 11 years. Our patent pending Human Behavior Analysis Engine is at the forefront of Layer 7 DDoS attack mitigation, effectively sorting legitimate and illegitimate requests, keeping your website online. We’ll deliver the protection you need, when you need it, on a budget that you can afford and sustain.

Who Are WHIR Events For? This is an opportunity for you, no matter how you are connected to web hosting, to mix and mingle with other industry-related individuals. Whether you are a hosting company executive, a web hosting reseller, an IT consultant, a peripheral service provider to the web hosting industry, or a web hosting customer, this event is for you - our readers and clients.

Why We Are Hosting These Events? Through our networking lounges at various Web hosting industry events, Web Host Industry Review realizes the value in face-to-face interactions in our electronic industry. We feel we have an obligation to you, our valued readers, to provide an opportunity to come together and form more cohesive local communities within the web hosting industry.

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