Stuff You Can Win at HostingCon

I had a chance to catch up with more of the participants in the HostingCon 2007 show over the past few days. As usual (for a trade show), there are tons of givewaways and freebies being offered at the show.

Here are a couple of the more interesting ones:

$25,000 worth of dedicated servers and load balancing – Who can’t use a BOATLOAD of dedicated server and load balancing capacity? Like, the kind that $25,000 buys?! Well, even if you don’t – all you have to do to sign up for this great giveaway is to stop by Booth #220 – Coyote Point Systems – and enter to win. The giveaway is sponsored by Superb Internet. Here’s what the Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Curtis R. Curtis had to say about it, ”We would like to invite every attendee of Hostingcon 2007 for whom having a high availability, mission critical, completely redundant online solution is their number one priority for 2007, to stop in at the Coyote Point booth to enter to win what every serious online company should have; a high availability hosting solution.” notes (Curtis) R. Curtis, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing. “With the hosting solutions we provide using Coyote Point technologies, balancing across geographically distributed server clusters is no longer rocket science.  We are able to deliver advanced hosting solutions that will ensure that your data is always online and optimized for performance.”

iPhones GaloreTechPad Agency in Booth #200 is giving away not one but two iPhones. From a recent press release, According to the company, ”TechPad Agency has developed a ”Special Edition” giveaway for the booth this year. Supplies are limited – so be sure to stop by early to pick up your special edition item. Additionally, TechPad Agency will be giving away 2 iPhones from the booth. One iPhone will be given away on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. Attendees need only stop by Booth #200 and enter to win.” You can also win an iPhone from the folks at Website Magazine. They have also announced that attendees can stop by Booth #304 at HostingCon and sign up to win a new iPhone for free. It’s a good bet that there are going to be some other iPhone giveaways at the show as well.

Go Cruisin’ for Free – From a recent email that was sent regarding HostingCon 2007 – ”FastServers.Net and TopHosts.Com are sponsoring the first ever Business Networking Cruise on Lake Michigan. The cruise has been carefully planned to create a relaxing social environment packed full of industry experts, media outlets, and all of the key players at FastServers.Net you have been waiting to meet! As you cruise along Lake Michigan, taking in the breathtaking Chicago Skyline in full view, take time to catch up with colleagues, talk over business opportunities or drink to the incredible scenery-open bar, barbecue delights and small dinner menu items are included. We’ll see you starting at 6PM sharp on July 24th after the daily conference activities. Get on board at”

There are sure to be many more giveaways and freebies at HostingCon 2007. I’ll write up any new ones that come to my attention.

This content was written by Derek Vaughan, Chief Marketing Officer with TechPad Agency, LLC – a full resource advertising and marketing agency, specializing in products and services for the web hosting industry. Mr. Vaughan’s writing appears courtesy of the dedicated hosting  experts at