HAPPY 25th ANIVERSARY - ANDALUCIA.COM
Post Webinar Page
17th of April 2021
Thank you for joining our 25th Anniversary Zoom Webinar. We hope you enjoyed sharing the celebration with us. Here are some credits and source links from the presentations.
Introduction Flamenco Video
Thanks to Peña Flamenca Estepona for extending to us the use of their stage and facilities. Thank you for the beautiful dance and kind words by Eliza González and traditional guitar music inspired by the poetry of Gabriel Garcia Lorca coposed and played by Gaspar Rodríguez. The video was captured by Frank Knipschild of Quanvision with sound recording by Hugo Toscano. If you would like watch it again we will embed it soon on this page.
Master of Zoom webinar
Thanks to Martin Sutton, Managing Director @Top Dot Ltd for being the master of the Zoom webinar.
Martin is a former risk manager for HSBC Group, managing the global domain name portfolio and risks associated with online fraud and security, brand protection and enforcement. Martin also led the bank’s application for the .hsbc top-level-domain. Top Dot Ltd helps companies safeguard their critical digital assets and provides secretariat services to the Brand Registry Group, a non-profit association representing the interests of brands operating dotBrand registries and future applicants.
Andalucia.com - First 25 years
Founder, Chris Chaplow presented ‘Andalucia.com - first 25 years’ sharing, visuals and anecdotes from the 25-year journey.
The 'Keynote' presentation was based on the presentation beautifully created by Sarah Gatward for our 20th Anniversary. Unfortunately Chris had to remove most of the swish for this Zoom presentation edition. Thanks also to Andres Lopez Sheridan for help with webinar sound and production.
Here are some useful sources and references from the presentation.
Search Engine Strategies Conference - London
In Search of Andalucia - informative and humorous travel-book covers the Málaga Seaboard. authors Chistopher Wawn and David Wood. Illustrated by Michelle Chaplow Launched at Hotel Puente Romana in Marbella April 2000.
Andalucia.com Forum set up by Edward Chaudry.
10th Anniversary - Villa Tiberia Marbella, revisited.
20th Anniversary - Treasure Hunts in Estepona and Casares and visit to the Corominas Necropolis museum.
Heavenly Reyna - Heavenly lived in Frigilana village near Nerja for many years as a child as part of ten year tour of the world before returning to Los Angeles. Under stage name of Mozart Dee, trilingual Heavenly undertook an extensive #ignite European tour including concerts in Estepona and Torrox Pueblo in June 2017. As well as taking numerous acting roles Heavenly broadcasts regularly as a Twitch partner.
Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Talleb. Extreme impact of rare and unpredictable outlier events—and the human tendency to find simplistic explanations retrospectively.
Coronavirus in Andalucia, News and Statistics about Coronavirus in Andalucia. A regularly updated page that received 20.000 view a week.
Andalucia.com is currently fourth most popular Travel Destination Website worldwide.
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Michelle Chaplow or co-founder and passionate Andalucia photographer, introduced us to her first NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens). A digital portrait photograph of Eliza Gonzalez, who performed in the introductory video, was encapsulated onto the Ethereum blockchain for prosperity.
Over the next year Michelle intends to mint one Andalucia image per month and these unique tokens will be auction and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to local charities such as Comedor Social in Estepona, Fundación CUDECA, Age Concern, English Cemetery of Malaga.
Here is the first token in the AndaluciaAuras collection on Rarible
More info on the forthcoming auction coming soon.
25th Anniversary Toast
Thank you to everybody who tuned into the 25th Anniversary webinar. We look forward to many more years ahead.
Chris, Michelle and the Andalucia.com team