I think Mr.Green started a trend, international meetups. After his April Fools posts, meetups outside the US started to popup. One which I think will be a killer meetup is the Puerto Rico Meetup held by Ndemand Affiliates. Mike Pacheco is a good friend of mine and I have been giving some insights on the meetup and he has a great day filled with activities as well. This meetup is scheduled for Saturday, the 19th of November.
I honestly can't wait as I never been to Puerto Rico.
The meetup will almost be like a mastermind meetup style, where affiliates can network and also have fun. I have been to mastermind meetup, ThinkTank. I can tell you the environment is totally different from conferences and the traditional trade shows. It is almost like having a BIG local meetup with people that speak your language.
Mike has arranged a special deal with the Ritz Carlton in San Juan at a discounted rate for the dates of November 18th-20th. I personally may stay a bit longer than those 3 days, maybe for a week as I never been to Puerto Rico.
Mike has this set with some great plans - day with great activities. Here is the itinerary that he has planned:
- 7:30 am start boarding outside of ritz carlton for catamaran
- 8:00 am leave for catamaran
- 9:00 am Check In at catamaran
- 10:00 am Departure
- 11:00 am Arriving to (Icacos, Palominito, Lobos, Tortugas o Palomino)
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00 pm Departure to (Icacos, Palominito, Lobos, Tortugas o Palomino)
- 2:30 pm Sailing to Villa Marina
- 3:30 pm Arriving at Villa Marina
- 4:30 back at ritz carlton
- 6:00 pm board for La Rumba Dinner Cruise(sales around bay of San Juan) http://www.larumbacruises.com/index.html
- 6:30 to 8:30 possibly 9:30 still working out time but dinner and open bar will be provided
This looks like a promising meetup and definitely a fun way to get away from the cold (East Coast) during the month of November. If you are interested in participating with a bunch of veteran affiliates and have fun as well, I suggests you pre register for the Puerto Rico meetup. I will be participating in this event and I already know several affiliates that will be doing the same.