SphinnCon Israel 2011 - Our Biggest & Best Event Yet

Jan 10, 2011 • 4:28 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SphinnCon Israel 2011 Conference
 

SphinnCon IsraelYesterday we held SphinnCon Israel. It was our largest event to date. We had more than double the number of people attending compared to the past events. I believe we had about 430 people come and partake.

To me, this means that Israel is a proud representation of what the search marketing industry has to offer. To see hundreds of people come together to learn, network and speak at these industry gatherings really means a lot to me.

I have so many people to thank. So many people.

Sponsors:

Other Sponsors:

The sponsors were critical in making this event financially feasible. I should also thank the Inbal for having outstanding food and keeping things organized. Yes, the WiFi had issues but when you feed people well, sometimes, even SEMs, forget about the WiFi issues. The Inbal helped to put together our best show yet, I've never in my life heard such complements on the food at an SEM event. Yes, SMX is known for great food, but this was beyond great.

Advisors:

Speakers

I should thank specific speakers for coming out from overseas to make it to Israel. They include Google's Kaspar Szymanski, SEOptimise's Kevin Gibbons, RankAbove's Eli Feldblum, Majestic SEO's Dixon Jones and Refined Labs' Thomas Bindl. Thank you so much!

Attendees:

It was seriously overwhelming to see 430 or so people in the Israel region come to this event. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, except for the Internet (I apologize) and I am so thankful that you all made it out.

I hope to help bring this event back next year, so please email me or leave both negative and positive feedback in the comments below.

Finally, I must thank my brother for allowing me to have RustyBrick financially lay out the money for this before having any sponsors. It was a big risk but in the end, we made a profit.

Most importantly, I have to thank my wife and kid for putting up with me the months prior to the event. Sleepless nights and extra hours in the office to organize the event. And to let me take a ton of time during our family vacation to run this event, well - all I have to say is my wife is the best. She is the real reason this event happened and was so successful. Thank you!

Here are some pictures, I promise to add more when people send them to me.

Barry Schwartz & Kaspar Szymanski of Google at SphinnCon

SphinnCon Audience Room 1

SphinnCon Audience Room 2

Barry Schwartz & Kaspar Szymanski of Google at SphinnCon

SphinnCon Audience Room 1

Inbal's SphinnCon Pics

Inbal's SphinnCon Pics

Thank you all!

Update: Here are some links to 3rd party coverage of the event. They include:

Videos:

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