2nd June 9th July 2007…
Phew! I’ve just returned from the World Internet Mega Summit in Singapore.
Okay, I’ve got some of the photos from the WIS ready in my hard drive. I’ll post a quick summary on the World Internet Mega Summit here, with some candid photos on display. 😉
SIDENOTE: click on any of the thumbnails below to see the enlarged photos.
The Pre-WIS Meeting (May 25th 2007)
We started the afternoon with us Malaysian
Pirates Internet Marketers on “The Amazing Race” to the Mercure Roxy Hotel in Singapore.
The 5 of us were: Me, Khai, Vince Tan, Gobala Krishnan, and Melvin Ng.
We reached Mercure Roxy (a 4-star hotel) late evening and were among the first to attend the Warrior’s Pre-WIS meeting. I spotted Joseph Then, the host of the short session, and a few other Early Birds there, including William Tan.
It was an hour or so later that the room was teeming with enthusiastic Internet Marketers.
There were surprised visits by WIS founders Tom Hua and Brett McFall (nice, shiny head he’s got over there). The Pre-WIS Warrior Gathering kick started with a quick introduction by everyone present then, and the crowd soon turned to the networking phase and name card exchanges. 🙂
Crowd gathering to listen to Joseph Then booming the mic.
L-R: Edmund Loh (me), Gobala, Khai, Vince Tan. At the Back: Andrew Wee
Melvin Ng adopting the faith of terrorism. He believes in achieving peace through power, and digging secrets through sadism. The picture above says it all.
L-R: Me, Gobala Krishnan, James B Allen the Walking Tall.
James “Frowning” Brown.
Ladan Laskhari trying to give the charming eyes while Andrew Wee was too engrossed with the current presentation.
L-R: Dee Ferdinand, Me.
Bruce Gibson the Resell Rights wizard and Michael Lee, the persuasion wizard.
Andrew Hansen with Bob Bastian. Notice how Andrew looks like he’s on a “crack”?
Aurelius, Bob Bastian and me.
The four-some: Bob, me, Joseph Then, and Vince Tan.
And a group photo to conclude the day! 😛
WIS – Day 1
Pirates Internet Marketers and I arrived at the Expo Hall 1 in the morning.
The morning started off with a roar from Pete Miller, the MC of the event, repeatedly greeting the crowd, “HEEEEEEEEEEELLO~ SINGAPORE!!!” (James Brown: “That guy is on drugs.“)
There was even a set of reserved seats for members from the Warrior Forum, courtesy of
Arnold Voosloo Von Diesel Stone Cold Steve Austin Brett McFall.
The World Internet Mega Summit event was attended by about 1,500-2,000 people, judging from the size of the hall. As the entire duration of the summit was geared more towards beginning Internet Marketers, it’s no wonder you would have found me haunting the corridors of the Expo Hall often.
So I was checking out the Joint Venture (JV) table when I came across something really familar.
I think I’ve seen those E-Books somewhere, when they were in Word Document and still under development *hint*.
Oh yeah, I have also snapped a picture with this rich chap who calls himself an Ewen Chia:
He smelled of money and cigar. Awesome lifestyle he must be living.
With most of us having our own stuff to do, Joseph Then offered to take Vince, Melvin, and I to Geylang for dinner. We also spent most of the night playing “Settlers of Catan” in our hotel room and exploring areas outside the Mercure Roxy Hotel.
WIS – Day 2
We came to the Expo Hall in the later half of the day, though I personally found this particular WIS day boring. Admittedly, I was hardly inside the WIS itself.
I spent the night at the nearest Time Zone arcade with Khai. Well, I’ve also spent a lot of $ $ $ over there, because either I was a lousy shooter OR the arcade games were set to cheat mode (which I believe is the case). If there was any consolation at all, at least we won the entire Ghost Squad game… after a couple of kids played 2/3rd of the game for us, that is.
WIS – Day 3
Now seriously… If I knew I wouldn’t be entering the hall often, I shouldn’t have bought the ticket to the WIS, and save SGD197.00 on the vacation. LOL
That’s Patric Chan with me… before I picked his brains for Niche Marketing secrets.
That’s Hazel. I can almost hear her sing, “Don’t ya wish yer momma is HOT like me…” Yes, I wish. 😉
Now here’s something interesting: Kevin Riley
, who is my arch enemy, extended to a bunch of us an invitation to the Bora Bora Beach Bar. He told us to be there by 7pm this night.
Well, we eventually learned that he picked an obscure spot in Singapore for a gathering, and far away from the Hotel. 🙁 Simply because he thought Singapore is a super tiny island (but a complex “everywhere-looks-the-same” maze) and when he saw the map, he probably went “A-HA, let’s go here. This place looks good“.
We were running late by the time we got there at 7.45PM, and Kevin gave us a sneak surprise from behind just when we were about to board the Sentosa Bus. 😉
It was almost an hour later we were joined together with guys like Bob Bastian, Dee Ferdinand, James Brown, James B Allen, Andrew Hansen, Ladan Lashkari, and more.
Me with John Chan at the Sentosa island. Loyal customer, I say. 🙂
WIS – Day 4 (The Last Day)
Started the last WIS day experience with a surprised ambush from Ian del Carmen. Everyone’s out there to pick my brains. Damn.
The PLRSecretsExposed.com duo is here! Me and Aurelius Tjin. That reminds me: I’d better get Aurelius to update the website with a new set of photos for the header.
A pic with James Brown, a highly successful Internet Entrepreneur. He’s one brilliant guy and I’ve learned a lot from him. If you haven’t met him, you haven’t really lived. Serious!
L-R: Aurelius Tjin, Me (Edmund), James B Allen, Gobala Krishnan, Melvin Ng.
Dylan Loh and Ian del Carmen.
Want my name card? Here you go. 🙂
Stole a photo with James Brown’s wife while he went to the rest room.
Oh we’re such opportunists…
L-R: Khai, Dylan Loh, Vince, JB’s Wife (from Japan!).
Me with Frank Bauer.
Kevin Riley and Lateef. Lateef is from Nigeria. I don’t know what websites he own, but I do know his username ID on the Warrior Forum is successb.
Lateef held hostage by Melvin Ng. Here we go again…
Me with Quentin. He custom-made his own “Warrior Forum” shirt!
Ian and Aurelius pitting out against each other in a “Kame Hame Ha” battle. Ian seemed to be taking it with relative ease while Aurelius was seen struggling.
Me telling off the crowd, “Go get your own ghostwriter!” Khai was probably thinking, “0wn4g6!”
L-R: Frank, Me, Ian, Aurelius.
Coming close to midnight, the Malaysian
Pirates Internet Marketers and I had our last dinner at Geylang (No Sign Board restaurant) with Kevin Riley, James Brown & his wife, James B Allen, and Gordon just before we rushed off to catch a train back home from Tanjong Pagar.
Since you’ve read this far, you don’t even need to guess how much I was enjoying myself, getting to network with others and meet new people in person. It was really interesting to get to build business and friendly relationships beyond just typing a bunch of text and talking in front of the computer screen.
Here’s a quick summary on the amazing people I have met at the WIS event (in alphabetical order):
Andrew Hansen – he has the typical looks of a “surfer dude” with t-shirt, shorts and sandals to go. It’s hard to believe sometimes, that this is the senile guy behind the infamous Niche Marketing on Crack E-Book and Niche Empire Generator software. Have fun with your PS3!
Andrew Wee – Met this Singaporean chap only once at the Pre-WIS gathering. I’d better follow up with this nice guy. He would probably be nice enough to let me on his Super Affiliate Marketing secrets on the house. LOL
Aurelius Tjin – I worked closely with him some time last year on PLR Secrets Exposed. Recently, he pulled off a successful 5-figure launch with Copy & Paste Graphics Volume II. Glad to be among his top 5 affiliate!
Brian Lee – I saw him only once at the WIS. Not too long ago, he created a hot selling report for tourists… particularly the Warrior members who were planning to head to Singapore for the WIS. What an opportunist!
Bruce Gibson – I’ve met this guy on several occassions though briefly. We’ll work together pretty soon, I believe.
Bob Bastian – this guy is tall! He runs one of the earliest PLR membership sites on the Internet called Private Label Publishing. Go check it out.
Collin Fu – He is the living proof that the 1960s are still alive and kicking! Nice to meet you in person.
CheapestCovers Gang – it’s Hafiz a.k.a. Bitol and Najzmi! Hafiz seemed to be smoking forever, though. And apparently, their E-Cover services aren’t the cheapest anymore. LOL
CW Teo – Hmm… met you briefly once. I know you had lots more to talk about your upcoming product. Keep me posted via email! 🙂
David Cavanagh – nice to finally meet you and your family in person. And thanks for sharing a bunch of your insights on Internet Marketing in the shoes of a visionary. They’re priceless!
Dee Ferdinand – Great to meet you in person! Don’t forget to share some of the many photos you have snapped at the event. To everyone else, Dee has been a close cooperative partner of several Internet Marketers, and has an army of programmers behind him. I look forward to our next Joint Venture.
Dennis Sim – Okay, this guy hails from Penang, and is currently staying in Klang. Great meeting up with you, and I am sure Khai has a lot of money-making opportunities for you in store.
Dylan Loh – Well well well… my long lost brother? Same age (only 5 months different), almost the same height, almost the same looks, only a few hundred kilo metres apart… what gives?
Ernest Tan aka TheLazyPig – met him only once or twice. He appeared as lazy as his brand name claims but deep inside, runs a hardworking mind, devicing schemes involuntarily for making lots of money on the Internet. Give me a continent when you achieve Global Domination. 🙂
Frank Bauer – German guy staying in Aussie. I bought an e-zine ad space from him recently. He’s a really nice guy and is the candidate for “The Next Internet Millionaire”. Vote for him!
Galadriel – our kind, gentle mak cik from Malaysia! 🙂 Nice to meet you and have you join the rest of us on our trip home in the KTM train.
Gobala Krishnan – he was quite obsessed with purchasing a new guitar throughout the trip, and then complain about the weight on our way home.
Hazel – Malaysians, you will probably want to be on a lookout for her in the near future. From what I gathered, she learns pretty quick and I believe there lies a serious motivator inside her.
Ian del Carmen – this is the guy I have been saying “no” to for JVs. When he finally showed up, I realized I said “no” to the wrong person. He was physically big and strong enough to bury me into the ground and could end my Internet Marketing career instantly. So the result? I had to JV with him. Smart, wasn’t I? 😉
James Brown – this guy runs over 500+ niche websites, 10% of which probably belongs to the Internet Marketing arena. You see, he’s like the R2D2 of Internet Marketing; he has been there in the “land before time” in Internet Marketing, and surely knows a lot of stuff we don’t see under the sun, that are costing us MILLIONS!
James B Allen – He doesn’t look like anything in the photos I’ve seen earlier. Maybe it was the hair. Then again, I shouldn’t comment about it because I heard just the same about myself. LOL James is the same guy behind the renowned FROP (Free Report Online Profits) system. Trivia fact: his room number at Mercure Roxy Hotel was #735.
John Chan – this wise sage with TONS of wisdom hails all the way from Hong Kong. He’s a great customer of mine from the Warrior Forum! 🙂
Joseph Then – thanks for hosting the Pre-WIS meeting with your handy skills as a Kids Party Entertainer. I smell SEARIM Volume II coming up!
Kevin Riley – At last! (or is it alas?) I finally get to meet this
tyrant General in person. Kevin is highly famous in the Warrior Forum and is known for producing a lot of powerful reports. One of this trademarked sites include Mission Make Money Online.
Khai – I really wished he didn’t print any name cards for himself. I mean, imagine your ghostwriter a.k.a. “secret weapon” following you to a 4-day seminar packed with Information Marketers?! I’m probably lining up in his list of clients by now. There goes my future projects and huu-rah for my competitors (j/k).
Ladan Lashkari – she did look a little different compared to her photo. Ladan hails from Iran, though personally I’m not familar with her works. A lot of Internet Marketers look up to her especially after her success story was spreaded across several Internet Marketing blogs.
Lesley Chew – somehow, I was expecting to see you there! 😉 Nice meeting you again albeit briefly.
Melvin Ng – our uncle! Thanks for joining us and chipping in your gag bags otherwise the entire adventure won’t even be half as fun.
Samuel Ng – thanks for the DVDs! I’ll check them out and we’ll keep in touch via email on any possible Joint Ventures.
Vince Tan – this was our second time meeting in person. Just before the WIS, Vince launched his first membership site, Vince Tan Ready E-Books, and at this time of writing, I am his Top 3 affiliate. You surely owe me your soul, Vince. Mark July 23rd and September 3rd on your calendar!
PLUS brief encounters with other WIS speakers like Mike Filsaime, Mark Joyner, Tom Hua, Brett McFall, Armand Morin (he looks like a Brazilian Multi-Millionaire Druglord), and Ewen Chia.
If your name isn’t here – and we DID indeed met before, I apologize. There were too many people I have met, but I would appreciate a kind reminder if you drop me a comment in this post, and I’ll have it updated. And if you weren’t there… heck, I’d say, “wish you were here!”
Until the next time, everyone! Keep in touch…
Extended Credit: Thanks to Dee Ferdinand of HeaderPack.com for an extra bunch of photos!