You won’t get too far in any industry without business awareness, contacts, and insights into the most up-to-date trends. If you wish to get a full package at once, think about visiting some of the most recognized affiliate marketing events in 2019.
Still asking yourself why bother? The answer is quite simple. No matter if you are a newcomer or experienced professional, you have to move at least at the same pace as your competitors to stay alive.
Affiliate marketing events, like conferences and meetups, can provide you with some life-giving oxygen with their mix of know-how, inspirational ideas, and always refreshing glimpse into brand new Ad-Tech solutions. They are also helpful in making face-to-face relationships with future partners and clients.
Now, grab a cup of coffee, and take a look at some of the best parties for affiliate marketers to crash in 2019. Enjoy!
#1. Affiliate Summit West 2019
Date & location: January 6-8, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA.
A couple of days after New Year’s Eve nearly 7000 specialists from 80 countries rush to Las Vegas, Nevada, for Affiliate Summit West, one of the most important and biggest annual events in the industry.
Top global brands, technology companies, agencies representatives, media owners, as well as numerous influencers, traffic sources, and professionals spend three days under one roof, talking about new trends, sharing their expertise, and building face-to-face relationships.
If you are a digital marketer there’s no place you’d rather be at the beginning of January.
By the way – my colleagues from the Zeropark team will be there. You’re more than welcome to drop in and have a chat!
#2. Traffic & Conversion Summit 2019
Date & location: February 25-27, 2019 in San Diego, USA.
San Diego is sometimes called America’s finest city. At the end of February, it definitely becomes the finest one for marketing ninjas from all over the world heading to Traffic & Conversion Summit.
The core of this three-day event, engaging more than 6000 attendees and 80 speakers, is actionable content. As organizers states, there is no room for academic theories, just pure and verified expertise from acknowledged professionals who used to be in newcomer’s shoes some time ago.
Sounds perfect for someone who’s looking for a bunch of proven guidelines, right?
#3. LeadsCon 2019
Date & location: March 4-6, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA.
Seems like the Sin City is the capital of affiliate marketing events, as we got one more on our checklist… and it’s not the end!
Another interesting conference in the first quarter of the year is called LeadsCon. It’s a massive performance marketing event and exposition with over 2700 specialists and a significant group of senior-level speakers on site.
It’s an appropriate place to look for insights into the newest trends & technologies concerning performance marketing and create new business opportunities. Boosting ones lead count, increasing sales and conversion rate – it’s what that party is all about.
#4. Affiliate Summit Europe 2019
Date & location: March 12–14, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
It’s time for the first event outside of the United States. Let’s go to Amsterdam to check out Affiliate Summit Europe – beautiful sister of the already mentioned meeting in Vegas.
Like many others on our list, the conference is designed by practitioners, for practitioners. It means a networking first approach with the meet market day, i.e. face-to-face sessions connecting merchants with affiliates.
Add inspirational panels covering the latest trends and challenges of the business, and opportunity via online tools to arrange easy meetings with other attendees and speakers to get the most of what this event in Amsterdam has to offer.
#5. MAU Vegas 2019
Date & location: May 1-2, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA.
You missed affiliate marketers in Las Vegas? Of course, you do!
Even though Mobile Apps Unlocked (MAU) may sound like a holiday reserved for the mobile apps industry only, it’s equally important for performance and affiliate marketing pros.
Representatives of four hundred of the top mobile brands, a 3:1 ratio of marketers to vendors and more than two hundred speakers talking about the business insights – it’s a summary of what you can get in 48 hours at MAU.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But what you learn in Vegas will bring you profits long afterward.
#6. Affiliate World Europe 2019
Date & location: July 8-9, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
Another great alternative for all European affiliate marketing specialists and geeks who not necessarily dream about jet lag and a long trip from one side of the world to another.
Naturally, people choose it not only due to its convenient localization.
Affiliate World Europe, in just a couple of years, has become one of the top annual events in the industry. Attendees appreciate it for a strong focus on networking, approach to data-driven knowledge and innovations.
Very cool for newcomers – and popular at such events – is the official app of the conference. It provides personalized recommendations, the possibility to chat with over 3000 participants, not to mention venue maps and the full list of speakers and exhibitors.
#7. iGB Live 2019
Date & location: July 16-19, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
iGB Live is probably the biggest event focusing on the online gambling industry.
I bet you already know how important (read: profitable) igaming might be for affiliate marketers. So, if it fits your profile, the conference and exhibition (with the latter free to attend for everyone) in Amsterdam is definitely a place you should visit.
Organizers highlight the three pillars of iGB Live: networking, education, and business. Again, it sounds like a very tempting approach for someone who is taking their first steps in the industry.
#8. Affiliate Summit East 2019
Date & location: August 11-13, 2019 in New York, USA.
When something’s happening in the Big Apple, you know it’s going to be a… big one.
Another important event of the year takes place in the middle of summer in New York City. Affiliate Summit East is, first of all, a meeting platform for representatives of all business pieces, from affiliates, merchants, vendors, networks to tech providers, digital agencies & traffic sources.
There are plenty of occasions for networking and picking each other’s brains either individually or collectively during engaging presentations or panels covering industry innovations and challenges.
#9. Dmexco 2019
Date & location: September 11-12, 2019 in Cologne, Germany.
Just like every kid is aware that September means going back to school, marketing specialists know it’s time for a trip to Cologne.
What’s all the fuss about? 40,000 visitors, 1100 exhibitors and 500 speakers from around the world. These numbers speak for themselves, making Dmexco the biggest event in the affiliate industry.
Even though it’s not strictly crafted for affiliates, it has a severe impact on all online businesses and e-commerce activities.
Yep, Cologne in September is the proper place to meet industry leaders, other marketing professionals, and tech pioneers, as well as to see which trends will shape the future of digital marketing.
#10. Affiliate World Asia 2019
Date & location: December 2019 (TBD) in Bangkok, Thailand.
When winter is coming, it’s good to be in Thailand. Sunny weather, marvelous food, and you – just hanging out at the beachside killing time between one party and another…
Think about it while searching for an event to attend. Affiliate World Asia is another great reason to visit the country and a perfect one for digital marketing pros. No wonder it attracts more than 3000 attendees and hundreds of affiliate networks & advertisers representatives.
Fast learning, detailed content, world-class networking – it’s all waiting for you, tempting only as one night in Bangkok can.
Which Affiliate Marketing Event to Attend in 2019?
As you see from my subjective review, there’s a lot of meaningful events for affiliate marketers each year. Pick one (or more) that suits your business profile best, schedule a trip in advance and dive into the ocean full of big fish.
Have an action plan for getting the full value of each event. Listen to the online testimonies of experienced attendees, search for speakers or influencers you wish to learn from, look for partners and clients you’d love to co-operate with and… see you at the spot!