ORLANDO, Fla. – Disaster Recovery Journal debuted a new conference format for Spring World 2017, adding 15 additional sessions to the business continuity industry’s premier event.
More than 800 attendees joined speakers, board members, and exhibitors from around the globe at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, March 26-29, 2017. The three-day event featured 62 sessions, a concurrent exhibit hall with almost 100 booths, and numerous networking events.
“The new format allowed us to provide more sessions and more educational opportunities for our attendees,” said DRJ President Bob Arnold. “Everyone loved it. More options allowed our speakers to present the latest and greatest trends in the industry.”
Aside from the new sessions, DRJ’s 56th conference featured another one-day track for Senior Advanced Practitioners. This special track allows the industry’s most advanced planners to interact with C-level personnel and other advanced practitioners.
DRJ Spring World 2017 gold sponsor RSA hosted the Monday Night Hospitality event, featuring food, drinks, dancing, and giveaways. Silver sponsors included Deloitte, eBRP Solutions, Firestorm, Fusion Risk Management, IBM Resiliency Services, MIR3, Regus, and Strategic BCP. Co-sponsors included AlertMedia, Avalution Consulting, BC in the Cloud, ContinuityLogic, Kingsbridge Disaster Recovery, Quantivate, Recovery Planner, Rentsys Recovery Services, RES-Q Services, Ripcord Solutions, Veeam, and Virtual Corporation. Business partners include Business Continuity Institute (BCI), Forrester Research, International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR), and Public & Private Businesses Inc. (PPBI).
“I want to thank all of our sponsors and exhibitors for helping us provide so many networking opportunities with attendees and vendors,” said Arnold. “We were really happy with everyone who joined us for another great show in Orlando.”
In addition to several individual vendor drawings, attendees raked in 14 of the hottest technology items at the DRJ booth as part of the exhibit hall raffle. Grand attendance prize drawings also went to Michael Barrett, Marilyn Boatman, and Ramon Zulueta Wednesday morning before the final general session. All three attendees win a free pass to a future DRJ conference.
Check out the DRJ.com Live page for more photos, tweets, and other details from DRJ Spring World 2017.
DRJ is now preparing for its next conference, DRJ Fall World 2017, which will be held Sept. 17-20, 2017, in Phoenix. Potential speakers have until April 21, 2017, to submit a Call For Papers presentation.
To attend DRJ Fall World 2017, visit https://www.drj.com/fallworld2017/.