More than 1,600 attendees, expert speakers and exhibitors gathered at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando for the Disaster Recovery Journal Fall World 2002 Conference Sept. 8-11. “There are a lot of new faces, a lot of new companies,” said Bob Arnold, DRJ vice president. “It’s driving home the fact that the awareness for business continuity is on the rise.” Agility Recovery Solutions was the gold sponsor of DRJ’s 27th conference. Co-sponsors included: DRI International, E-Net, Fed Ex Custom Critical, Hewlett Packard, PPBI and SunGard Availability Services. “DRJ seems to draw attendees who are dedicated to and qualified in the subject matter,” said Chris Lloyd of Keane, Inc. “Clearly the place to be with regards to BCP knowledge sharing.” Pre-conference courses began on Saturday and included presentations by Barry Pruitt of PruSeak Inc.; Randy Till of MasterCard International; Sharon Aebersold and Elmer Bomlitz of Iron Mountian Consulting; Jeff Williams of Binomial International Inc.