“This was the largest conference we have ever had,” said Bob Arnold, vice president of Disaster Recovery Journal. “We are quite impressed with the growing size and diversity of the business continuity industry. “It’s not just IT anymore. If you look at our sessions, or talk to our attendees, you realize how well our industry has adapted to prepare for issues like avian flu. Everyone is so proactive.” Conference sessions featured a wide variety of topics, coinciding with industry trends and the latest disastrous events. “We have to thank the many wonderful speakers, sponsors and exhibitors that participated in the show,” said Arnold. IBM was the gold sponsor of Spring World 2006, sponsoring the Monday Night Hospitality.