As we begin to focus on individual domains our needs are going to change. Our direction is going to change. It is the reason we have always referred to ourselves as "Developers," because that was where the road was eventually going to lead.
With those thoughts in mind, we are pleased to begin announcing some of our speakers, including our Keynote Speaker, Declan Dunn.
In the year 2000, 4 years before T.R.A.F.F.I.C. was founded, I met Declan Dunn, and we became fast freinds. He is a dynamo! I am so very happy to say that he will be our keynote speaker on October 8th at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
Just listening to what Declan has to say and the way he says it is worth the price of admission. You would have to go all the way back to John Reese to have a speaker of this caliber. Declan will make you money!!!
Often called the King of Affiliate Marketing, Declan Dunn is one of the most popular Internet marketing gurus on the Internet today. Among the various things he has done, an important thing is that he has invented various affiliate programs. All his affiliate programming methods have earned some degree of popularity in the Internet. Besides his affiliate marketing ventures, he has also written several eBooks on the subject, which have become Internet marketing bestsellers. Two of the most famous of his books are named Winning the Affiliate Game and Complete Insider's Guide to Associate and Affiliate Programs. Most Internet marketing amateurs rely on these books to become fully acquainted with the process of affiliate marketing.
Declan Dunn is also known for many other products. He is the author of the program Net Profits: How to Win the Internet Game and The Ten Step Master Plan for Maximizing Your Profits. He writes articles on the Internet, gives consultation to budding Internet marketers, speaks at seminars and does a lot of stuff that keeps him in the reckoning.
Michael Ricciardelli was appointed SVP, Business Development and Consumer Marketing after joining Bankrate in September 2006. Prior to joining Bankrate, he was Vice President - Marketing & Media Sales at Apartments.com/Classified Ventures where he managed all marketing functions and online advertising sales efforts. From 1999 to 2003, he was Co-Founder & Vice President of Strategic Development for Insurance.com - venture funded by Fidelity Capital and sold in 2003 to Comparison Market. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ricciardelli also held positions in strategy consulting and business development at Fidelity Investments, and financial analysis at Salomon Brothers.
I think Michael has the credentials of somebody that can speak intelligently to our group and help us define and understand the elements needed for a great success with just one domain name in your portfolio. Guys like this are the hardest to get because the pool is so very limited of people that actually know what they are talking about. So it is never from a lack of desire.
Mr. Damm has served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance and M&A since January 2012 having joined Bankrate in December 2009. Prior to joining Bankrate he worked as a Principal in the New York office of Apax Partners, a leading global private equity firm, which he joined in June 2006 in their Munich office. At Apax, Mr. Damm focused on buy outs in the media sector in the US and Europe. From November 2002 to September 2005 he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Consulting in Germany. Mr. Damm is a CFA charterholder and received a degree in Economics from the University of Bonn and a Master in Finance from Princeton University.
T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is known as the domain industry's premiere conference because it makes business possible. The possibilities for business include relaxed and comfortable settings like the now-legendary Cabana Networking.
Cabana Networking is unique to T.R.A.F.F.I.C. It started at our 2010 South Beach domain conference, which was held at the spectacular Loews Resort on Collins Avenue. Cabana Networking was so well received, we have made it a staple of the domain industry's first and best networking conference.
The purpose of Cabana Networking is to help serious investors and business people get acquainted with each other in a very relaxed and informal setting. Everyone has a chance to get to know each other or renew friendships and business ties. After a couple of days of Cabana Networking, of getting familiar with everyone's objectives and business ideas, the business of domains begins in earnest.
Once again, with T.R.A.F.F.I.C.'s Cabana Networking, the domain industry is redefined and vaulted to a new level of business achievement and investment excellence.
For 2012, Cabanas open for networking October 5 and 6, but there are limited availabilities! Make sure to register early.