Theme Announced for HostingCon 2014 in Miami, Florida

hostingcon-2014HostingCon, the premier industry conference and trade show for web hosting and cloud hosting providers, has announced its theme for HostingCon 2014 in Miami, Florida: “Turn Up the Heat”. This year’s program will feature sessions providing insight into new ways to become more efficient, innovate, and drive new revenues to deal with increased competition.

Over 1,900 web hosting and cloud hosting provider decision makers from more than 34 countries are expected to attend HostingCon 2014 from June 16-18 in the high-energy destination of Miami Beach, Florida.

“Turn Up the Heat”

The web hosting and cloud hosting industry continues to grow and mature and the sector has never been healthier, but increased competition may change the rules of doing business.

“The industry is undergoing some significant change,” said Philbert Shih, managing director of Structure Research and program director for HostingCon. “Hosting providers have never before faced such intense competition. Google, Microsoft and especially Amazon (AWS), are increasingly making their presence felt in the competitive landscape. This has forced the entire industry to look for new ways to become more efficient, innovate, and drive new revenues. Complacency will leave laggards behind, and those who turn up the heat will continue to have impact.”

150 industry brands

For 2014, the conference has organized its educational program to help web hosting and cloud hosting providers identify emerging trends and create new business opportunities to drive breakthrough growth. The conference program is broken into four tracks covering Marketing & Sales, Technology, Management, and Industry Trends – all focused on sketching a compelling business vision and a robust roadmap for the future.

HostingCon 2014 showcases an exhibit floor with more than 150 brands that provide solutions for hosting and cloud providers, including CloudFlare, Data Foundry, Interxion, Jelastic, HP, OnApp, Parallels, SolidFire, Arbor Networks, SoftLayer, MarketGoo, Symantec, TeleCity, McAfee, and Loaded Commerce.

“HostingCon is a highly interactive learning and networking environment designed to identify new partnerships and build stronger relationships,” said Kevin Gold, Conference Chair of HostingCon. “For HostingCon 2014, the team has put tremendous effort into integrating new ways to help attendees connect with peers and solution providers, in addition to a greater emphasis within the conference program on emerging trends and technology.”