Florida is on Sale for ITEXPO!

It is not too late to book your flights to ITEXPO
I just went to Expedia and checked the airfares for the upcoming Internet Telephony Conference & Expo coming up in a few weeks. Boy was I surprised. I have never seen such low fares just two weeks from any show. And this is with no Saturday night stay requirement. I summarized some of the fares below so you could see for yourself.
The destinations are either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale (the airports are about 30 minutes from one another)
To South Florida round trip 1/23/07-1/26/07
  • New York                    $163
  • Toronto                        $283
  • Los Angeles                 $187
  • San Francisco               $210
  • Dallas                           $155
  • Boston                         $177
I am hearing daily about new people signing up for the show and booking inexpensive flights.
In order to give you a great summary of what the show will contain, please read the informational message below with my top reasons to attend. It is a good summary of the giveaways and unsurpassed education you will get at the show.
I am excited as ever about this year’s conference. This will be a big year for IP communications and every company I speak with in the industry tells me they expect ’07 to be a much better year than ’06 – and 2006 was a record year for most.
So if you haven’t booked your flight yet – now is a great time to do so and I look forward to welcoming you at the show.
Here are more details:
15th INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2007 January 23-26, 2007 — Broward Cty Convention Center Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
15 Days Until INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2006
Time Once Again For My Top Reasons to Attend…
ITEXPO, The first VoIP/IPTV/IP Communications event of 2007 begins in just two weeks down in sunny Florida. As always, the program is focused on education, with literally hundreds of sessions and panel discussions designed to help you make better informed choices.
Here’s just a handful of the many, many reasons you can’t miss INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2007 this month in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida:
1. Focus on Disaster Preparedness/Business Continuity
Companies worldwide are using IP communications solutions to protect precious data and maintain business continuity when disaster strikes.
Come learn from experts how you can prepare your business to operate without interruption when hurricanes or other disasters strike.
Wednesday, January 24th
VoIP Options: Disaster Preparedness – Are You Ready?
Thursday, January 25th
First time in Ft. Lauderdale. Unique opportunity to hear service providers offering wholesale, residential and business services discuss opportunities for service providers AND exciting new enhanced services for enterprises and consumers. Panelists include Packet8, Earthlink, BandTel.
3. New! Ingate’s SIP Trunking Seminars
January 24th – 26th
These educational seminars are free, and include a comprehensive Professional Development Program where you can earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate.
Solutions Tracks are also offered, with information and real-world case studies from proven deployments.
The SIP Trunking Series is sponsored by Ingate® Systems and TMC, and held with leading IP-PBX vendors, SIP trunking service providers and thought leaders in enterprise IP communications.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Free For Enterprises and Service Providers
The Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), the preferred platform for carriers and enterprises to exchange telephony and applications services, is pleased to organize another distinctive Voice Peering Workshop at the ITEXPO East 2007!
This workshop brings to the ITEXPO attendees a team of experts from the telephone, hardware and software industries. Their business strategies and technical insight will be the answer to your questions and concerns relating to voice/video routing and interconnections. The workshop panel discussions present the state of direct peering, putting you on track to harness the full potential of IP communications.
OK, so this is not an educationally-focused attraction. But who can deny that topping off a productive week spent in Florida learning how to improve your business communications by winning a new Roadster or SUV would make it a spectacular trip?
Plan your trip accordingly because YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN:
Harley Davidson Giveaway: Thursday, January 25th – 5:00pm Ballroom A, 3rd Floor – Immediately following Service Provider Shootout Panel
Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV Giveaway: Friday, January 26th – 2:00pm Main Lobby, Outside Exhibit Hall A
There is serious money to be made selling IP equipment AND services.
Always one of the most popular attractions at the conference, Reseller Solutions Day is a workshop educating resellers about the latest IP communications technology – and about how to most effectively sell it to their customers.
Sponsored by Interactive Intelligence; Presented in conjunction with the ECA.
There are more than 250 speakers presenting in sessions, participating in panel discussions and delivering keynotes at the event. Many of their companies are represented on the exhibit floor, and many are not. I recommend you take a look at the list and see the extensive number of companies you’ll meet at networking receptions and walking around the event that could become great partners and suppliers for your organization.
8. More Than 7,000 Other Attendees to Network with, Learn From
As an attendee at this conference from an enterprise, government agency or service provider, you will undoubtedly run into other attendees seeking similar IP solutions. This conference is not just an ‘industry gathering’, where everyone you meet will try to sell you something. People come to this conference to learn about and select solutions. The networking you do with other people trying to accomplish the same goals you are could make the whole trip worthwhile.
With the opportunity to meet with so many companies that can help you, your trip to the trade show will be more than worth your time and trouble.
10. Can You Think of a Better Place to be in January Than Sunny Florida?
In addition to its world famous climate, Ft. Lauderdale offers many benefits to you that will help to make your trip as productive as possible.
 – Easy commute from Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Airport, saving time and money
 – Close proximity to hundreds of restaurants for productive dinner meetings
 – Surrounded by World Class hotels within walking distance of the Convention Center
Flying in and out is a breeze. Driving from anywhere in Florida is easy and convenient. The convention center features plenty of parking.
Important Note: Be sure to being a Photo ID for admission to the convention center.
11. Can You Name A Company That is not Here?
Create a list in your mind of all the companies you think of related to IP communications. Then check the exhibitor, speaker and keynote lists. I bet you’ll find every company you can think of on one of those lists. Doesn’t that make this event the best place to come learn and find partners? I think so.
12. International Collection of Delegates Attending
This event has always been known for its international appeal. With 15 days remaining until the show, attendees from from more than 60 countries have registered to attend so far. Delegates from Japan, Canada, UK, Venezuela, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Phillipines, Mexico, Germany, Bolivia, Honduras, Thailand, Ecuador, Croatia, Guatemala, and virtually every other Latin American Country are among those coming to the conference.
Please register now. I hope to see you at the show.
And please don’t hesitate to reply with any questions – or with your specific reason to attend. I’ll include it on my next list.
Rich Tehrani
TMC President & Conference Chairman
While at the conference, please visit the booths of our sponsors:
Diamond Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
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