Penton Announces the Cities Selected for 2016 WHIR Networking Events

Seventh annual series of hosting & cloud industry networking events kicks off January 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas

Jan 11, 2016, 10:00 ET from Penton

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's The WHIR today announced the 2016 schedule for the popular WHIR Networking Events series. WHIR Networking Events are free to attend and provide individuals an opportunity to meet and network with others in the hosting, cloud and related industries.

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New cities that The WHIR will be coming to include New York City on May 19, 2016 and São Paulo, Brazil on October 6, 2016. "The hosting and cloud service provider market has seen rapid growth in Brazil," says Kelly Kocher, VP, Event Sales and Operations for Penton. "We're excited to bring a WHIR Networking Event to Brazil in 2016."

For the third time, The WHIR will also host an evening event during HostingCon Global. This year's event will take place in New Orleans on July 26, 2016. Last year's event during HostingCon in San Diego attracted the largest audience ever for a WHIR Networking Event with 441 attendees.

Other cities that events will be held in include Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Amsterdam, London and Dallas.

The 2016 WHIR Events are made possible through the generosity of corporate sponsors including SoftLayer, an IBM company, Lenovo, Radware, EVO Payments and CSC Leasing. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, contact Allison Heather, WHIR Networking Events Sales Manager at

Visit to view the event dates for each city and to RSVP.

The WHIR is the largest news organization and consumer resource dedicated to the web hosting and cloud industry, publishing since 2000. The WHIR is your source for breaking cloud and hosting news.

In addition, The WHIR hosts networking events in the USA and Europe which give members of the web hosting industry a chance to do face-to-face business and network with executives, solution providers and corporate decision makers in a relaxed environment with complimentary drinks and appetizers.

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Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.

Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

Andy Grider
Marketing Manager, Hosting & Cloud