Spring World 2005 Another Great Success
- Published on Monday, November 19, 2007
- Written by Jon Seals
The exhibit hall was filled to capacity, with more than 85 exhibitors manning almost 100 booths.
Sessions featured a wide variety of topics, coinciding with current events and industry trends.
DRJ President Richard L. Arnold was particularly excited about the new Advanced Networking Session for experienced planners (see Page 10 for more information).
“We continue to pull in a great deal of novice business continuity planners,” said Bob Arnold, “but DRJ has made a concerned effort to attract seasoned planners. The benefit from networking with these veterans will certainly enhance the experience for all of our attendees.”
Other highlights of the show included a special session on the tsunami, keynote speaker Tim Gard, and a general session presentation by former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann, who related his personal comeback to recovering from a disaster. Theismann’s appearance was sponsored by Forsythe.
Daily attendance prize winners included: William Hastings (gift basket), Joni Gates (gift basket), Becky Whipple (two Cirque du Soleil tickets), and John Marino (two Disney theme park tickets).
Vicente Gonzalez won first prize in the attendance drawing Wednesday morning, with Kelly T. Cuddeback and Julius Edwards finishing second and third.
“If you did not have a chance to join us for this great show, we will be in San Diego in the fall and back in Orlando in the spring of 2006,” said Bob Arnold.
DRJ will hold its 33rd conference Sept. 18-21, 2005, in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Fall World 2005, see pages 79-85.
Jon Seals is the editor and chief of Disaster Recovery Journal. A 15-year veteran journalist, Seals has been honored with dozens of state, regional and national awards for his work as a reporter, columnist, page designer and editor.