Last week I travelled to Bangalore for the DomainX 2015 Conference. What an experience!
In all my years on this planet, I have never been to India – apart from a stopover on the tarmac at Bombay airport about 35 years ago.
I am now unashamedly a convert. From the little I have already seen, I just love the place. The people are amazing – so friendly and welcoming. The colours, vibrancy and energy are stunning. And as for the food – I was in absolute heaven. 🙂
First impressions count
Bangalore Airport – so impressed. In my opinion, the equal and better of many of Australia’s international terminals. I had arranged an online eTourist Visa (very easy and cheap), and getting through Customs and Immigration was a breeze. My hosts had very kindly organised me a hotel car, and this whisked me to the hotel in about 40 minutes.
Taj West End Hotel – this is a luxury 5 star heritage hotel set in about 20 acres of lush gardens right in the heart of Bangalore. I’ve stayed in many places in my time, and this hotel is right up there in my rankings. The standard of accommodation; the service of management and staff; the food; the amenities – all were just superb. Did I mention the food? 🙂
The DomainX 2015 Conference
I’m going to write about this event separately as there is so much to cover. I’ll do this over the coming weekend.
You’ll get the chance to read about the events; meet some of the people; and see more pictures! I made some wonderful new friends and acquaintances.
The heading of this article is “India – Land of Opportunity”. You’ll understand why in my next piece. I have to use that word “amazing” again! The potential for domain related business in India is HUGE!
Before I sign off for now, I would sincerely like to thank my hosts for the opportunity of coming to India and speaking at DomainX 2015. In particular, the founder of DomainX – Manmeet Pal Singh. Likewise his trusted offsider and organiser / troubleshooter Gaurav Kohli. What nice guys they are.
And finally, to my friend Deepak Daftari – Brand Ambassador of DomainX 2015. Deepak was responsible for getting me over there, and whilst I have known him online for a number of years, I had never met him in person before. What a talented man he is – and very dangerous after hours! Here are the two of us below (when the day was still young)! 🙂