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Top Tech CEOs gather in Rishikesh, India to network at CloudLeaders Retreat

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The CloudLeaders Retreat has just wrapped up in the serene city of Rishikesh, India. As a distinguished community, the CloudLeaders Network consists of CEOs and CXOs from leading web hosting and cloud technology firms in India and Asia. The primary objective of this network is to foster the exchange of ideas and keep abreast of the latest industry developments, while also organizing events for the cloud and hosting community.  

Nestled amidst the lush Reserved Forest, lies the Atali Ganga Resort in Rishikesh. This enchanting venue played host to the 2023 CloudLeaders meeting from April 28-30, offering a unique experience for all its attendees. With the melodious calls of the barking deer echoing through the trees and the midnight roar of the elusive leopard, this is a place where you can reconnect with the nature, and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the Himalayan foothills. 

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Connecting, Collaborating, and Creating Memories with Exciting Outdoor Activities 

The three-day immersive retreat was a dynamic blend of innovation and entertainment, aimed at fostering personal, professional, and spiritual growth in the tech industry. Over 26 CEOs from the top web hosting and cloud technology companies across India graced the event, drawn by the opportunity to relax, connect, and discover new inspiration amidst the serene beauty of nature. 

The retreat was a unique opportunity for the attendees to unwind from the fast-paced work environment and delve deeper into the latest advancements in cloud technology. It provided a platform for like-minded individuals to connect, share ideas, and collaborate on new projects. 

Pre-party by WebPros

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WebPros hosted a pre-party event on 27th April at Playboy Beer Garden in Dehradun. Attendees mingled over refreshing drinks and delectable food, eager to soak up the good vibes before the main event.

Fun at the banks of the Ganges

The next day, on 28th April, the attendees checked in at Atali Ganga Resort in Rishikesh and enjoyed lunch at the White Water Cafe, which has a beautiful view of the Ganga river. Later that day, the group engaged in activities like tug of war, volleyball, or kayaking at the white sand beach of the Ganges.

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As the day drew to a close, the CloudLeaders Network (CLN) kept the momentum going with an epic party at Atali Ganga Resort. The atmosphere was charged with excitement as attendees bonded over drinks and music, catching up with old friends and making new connections.

The organizers ensured that everyone was well-fed, with a sumptuous dinner spread that satisfied every palate. The ambiance was electrifying, and the energy of the group was contagious.

The CLN party was the perfect way to cap off an exhilarating day of activities, and attendees retired to their rooms, eagerly looking forward to the next day’s adventures.

Exploring Rishikesh

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On the 29th of April, attendees went for a thrilling river rafting experience on the Ganges.
The adrenaline rush, the cool breeze, and the stunning scenery combine to make river rafting in Rishikesh an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever.

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In the evening, they visited the Triveni Ghat to witness the Ganga Aarti, which was followed by a dinner of Mahabhog Thali hosted by L&T Cloudfiniti Datacenters.

From the first bite to the last, the Mahabhog Thali is a feast for the senses, with its mouth-watering dishes, aromatic spices, and colorful presentation.

As the night drew on, the guests retired to the poolside, enjoying the soothing ambiance and engaging in stimulating conversations. They shared insights on how to improve their services, discussed industry trends, and swapped stories about their experiences at the retreat.

Hiking the Himalayas

As the sun rose on the 30th of April, the Web Hosters gathered for one last morning of networking, their hearts heavy with the knowledge that their time together was coming to an end. The air was filled with a sense of camaraderie and connection that had been forged over the course of the retreat, and the attendees knew that they were leaving Rishikesh with more than just memories.

They began the day embarking on a hike to the Himalayas, taking in the breathtaking scenery and enjoying the fresh mountain air. When the retreat came to a close, the attendees had formed strong bonds and friendships that could lead to fruitful partnerships, collaborations, and business opportunities in the tech industry.

The Topics that Rocked the Rishikesh Retreat for Tech CEOs

The Rishikesh Retreat offered the attendees a unique opportunity to become part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who share their passion for innovation and success. The event was more than just a gathering of individuals; it was a tribe of exceptional entrepreneurs who were outliers in their field. The attendees felt an instant connection that transcended the traditional networking experience.

Throughout the retreat, attendees were engaged in thought-provoking discussions that centered on the key ingredients for building successful businesses.

  • The group placed great emphasis on the importance of collaboration and partnerships, stressing that no business can succeed alone.
  • They recognized that building a successful enterprise requires persistence and hard work, and that the road to success is often paved with obstacles.
  • The group also emphasized the need for entrepreneurs to hustle and take calculated risks, investing in teams and continuing education, and developing innovative products to stay ahead in the tech industry.
  • Attendees agreed that investing in employee growth and development was essential to business success.
  • They recognized that a company’s greatest asset is its team, and that investing in their employees’ personal and professional development was key to staying competitive in the tech industry.

Key takeaways:

  1. Networking opportunities: The pre-party event and the retreat provided a platform for attendees to connect with each other and build meaningful relationships.
  2. Adventure activities: Attendees got to enjoy various adventure activities like river rafting, trekking, and beachside activities.
  3. Cultural experience: Attendees got to witness the Ganga Aarti and experience the authentic Temple Bhog Thalis, which gave them a glimpse of the local culture and traditions.

Event Sponsors

The event was sponsored by two industry giants, Acronis and ZNet Technologies, this year. Acronis is a global leader in cyber protection, providing innovative backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sync and share solutions. ZNet Technologies Private Limited, incorporated in 2009, is the leading distributor of cloud services, IT infrastructure services, and cybersecurity services to partners across the globe.

The event was also attended by corporate invitees from L&T Cloudfiniti Datacenters, Web Werks / Iron Mountain Data Centers, ResellerClub, WebPros and Crayon Software Experts.

“The goal of the retreat was to provide a platform for Web Hosters to come together, connect, and build meaningful relationships in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Our aim was to offer a diverse range of activities, from adventure sports to cultural experiences, that would help attendees break out of their comfort zones and broaden their horizons,” quoted Ravish Gupta – CEO and Founder of Webspiders Interweb Pvt. Ltd. and the guiding force of Cloud Leaders Network in India.

“After attending the CloudLeaders Retreat event, I am truly inspired by the learning and networking opportunities that were available to us as tech CEOs. It was a great platform to connect and collaborate with fellow leaders, and I’m excited to bring back the insights and knowledge gained during the event. At ZNet, we are committed to serving the community, and I believe that the valuable experiences gained at this event will help us to better serve our customers and partners, especially as we work closely with the Acronis team,” quoted Munesh Jadoun, Founder & CEO, ZNet Technologies.

The importance of this event for the cloud hosting community of India cannot be overstated. The retreat provided an opportunity for attendees to network, share knowledge, and learn from each other. It also showcased the potential for hosting companies to organize such events that can help in building a strong community and improving collaboration within the industry.

By providing a relaxed and enjoyable setting for individuals to come together, the retreat helped attendees form genuine connections that can lead to fruitful partnerships, collaborations, and business opportunities. Furthermore, the event offered a platform for attendees to experience the beauty and culture of Rishikesh, which is an important tourist and spiritual location in India.

Overall, the Web Hosters retreat organized by CLN was a successful and important event for the cloud hosting community of India, providing an opportunity for attendees to connect, learn, and grow together.

Read next: Cloud computing and security are top priorities for service providers in 2023 – Akamai Partner Survey

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