10th anniversary edition
of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
conference got underway tonight
with a scintillating opening night
outdoor welcoming party at the Fontainebleau
Hotel in Miami Beach.
This after the day began with
another round of pre-show cabana
networking with coffee and danish
already laid out for early birds at
could pick up a a cup of coffee and
a danish before visiting the cabanas
that circle the central serving
station in the middle of
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.'s private pool
at the Fontainebleau Hotel.
mid-day T.R.A.F.F.I.C. guests were
arriving from around the world. Left
to right above are Scott Smith,
Diana Jackson, Barbara Neu,
Gregg McNair, Judi Berkens
& Michael Berkens.
Industry veteran Mike Robertson
(left), who recently moved from
Australia to Florida to take a new
position with DNC Holdings, visits
with T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Co-Founder
Inside one of the poolside cabanas
two of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. models
paid a visit to (left to right)
Mr. Khoa who came from Viet
Nam, Richard Pierce,
Eddie Sixto and Logan Flatt.
4pm an orientation session for first
time T.R.A.F.F.I.C. attendees
was held in a Fontainebleau
ballroom. A highlight was the first
screening of a 20-minute film
produced by Danny Pryor that
covered the entire 10-year history
of the pioneering domain
scene from the new T.R.A.F.F.I.C. history
film that was screened for the
first time during a pre-show
orientation session this afternoon.
5:30pm T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East 2014
officially got underway with a
lavish opening night welcome
party held on an outdoor deck
overlooking the T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
cabana and pool area on one side and
the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The
party featured a spectacular mix of
live music, a seemingly endless
buffet of great food and an
assortment of delicious drinks.
The dessert table at tonight's T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Chad Folkening and Michael
Castello ready to get the party
As night fell guests were busy
chatting or dancing the night away.
This deck stretched back about 100
yards with private seating areas on
both sides, making it impossible to
capture the full crowd in one
Those enjoying T.R.A.F.F.I.C.'s
opening night party included (L
to R) Larry Fischer, Kirsten
Szymczyk (GoDaddy), Dante
DeAngelis, Tessa Holcomb,
Alan Hack and Ron Jackson.
Marty Kaulins and Ilze
Kaulins-Plaskacz with long time
friend and Escrow.com President
Beach based Domain Holdings was
represented by an all-star team in
(L to R) Alan Dunn, Tracy
Fogarty, Mark Daniels and
Friday the first full business day
at T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East will
get underway at 9:45am (you can see
schedule here). I'll
have Friday photos & highlights
for you in my next post from Miami