The dynamics of affiliate marketing requires us to update our strategies constantly. What better way to do this than to attend affiliate marketing conferences? Not only will you learn from leading affiliate experts, but also expand your network and have the chance to find partnership opportunities.
In this blog, we cover some key affiliate marketing conferences you don't want to miss in 2024.
Why Should You Attend Affiliate Conferences?
Before we dive in with the must-attend affiliate marketing events of this year, let's cover why we should join in the first place and what we can expect when attending.
Affiliate conferences play a key role in making new valuable partner connections, particularly for finding high-performing affiliates that work in your industry. This includes co-marketing and B2B partnership opportunities to expand your affiliate marketing program.
At these affiliate marketing events, you have plenty of opportunities to book meetings (online or in person) with your target affiliates and potential partners. Most conferences also have arrangements for fun networking activities, such as cocktail hour or interactive games.
New Affiliate Technology and Strategies
Top affiliate events showcase trends such as AI, voice search marketing, and affiliate tracking technology. Also, you’ll be informed about new laws and regulations around e.g., cookie and data protection, all in the context of affiliate marketing.
These developments and their implications for affiliate marketing are crucial to understand and integrate with your future affiliate growth plans.
Both expert speaking sessions and networking give you a wealth of information to develop a competitive edge and support your growth.
Top 5 Affiliate Marketing Conferences in 2024
Affiliate Summit East & Affiliate Summit West
Arguably, Affiliate Summit East and West are the two of the most prominent affiliate events in the US. These popular events are hosted by Affiliate Summit Corporation.
Affiliate Summit East has over 3500 advertisers, publishers, media buyers, and industry experts attending this year. You will find many interesting sessions on the agenda such as Content & Commerce, Affiliate Ecommerce Content, and Affiliate Lead Generation topics. And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities for meetings!
Affiliate Summit West is the biggest industry event in the world, with over 6000 attendees in the affiliate space. You will find similar topics on the agenda as Summit East, such as Lead Gen and Ecommerce. Some high-profile speakers sharing their knowledge are partnership leaders from Forbes and Vox Media.
For exhibitors, both Summit East and Summit West offer a “Meet Market” set up, designed to help exhibitors and attendees connect in a speedy networking environment. The Market can help you collect business leads and create new high-value affiliate partnerships. The setup nurtures connections in similar verticals and desired traffic types.
You can also boost your brand awareness through any of their sponsorship offers. Request the Affiliate Summit East sponsorship brochure here, and find the sponsorship offer for Affiliate Summit West here.
Both summits are free to attend.
When and Where?
Affiliate Summit East is hosted from 29-30 July at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. Affiliate Summit West takes place on 15-17 January at the Caesars Forum in Las Vegas.
Affiliate World Conferences: Dubai, Europe, and Asia
A worldwide affiliate marketing conference hosted in 3 places around the world, organized by iStack Conferences.
Affiliate World Conference Dubai is predicted to welcome thousands of attendees to share new affiliate insights, strategies, and opportunities in the affiliate industry. We can expect topics such as optimizing social ads and affiliate tracking to be covered. You can find an extended list of speakers to join the Dubai’s event here.
Prices for attendees start from 759 USD for individuals and 1159 USD for companies.
Affiliate World Conference Europe and Asia
These events are scheduled for a bit later in the year, and will have more information available in mid 2024.
When and Where?
Affiliate World Conference Dubai is a two-day event on 28 and 29 February at the Dubai World Trade Center. Affiliate World Conference Europe is scheduled for September in Hungary, and Affiliate World Conference Asia for December in Thailand.
As Brazil’s first affiliate marketing event, Afiliados caters to affiliate marketers and advertisers in Latin America. The event is focused on bringing content creators and affiliates together with agencies and advertisers.
The language at this event is mainly Portuguese.
An extended schedule of speakers is available now to see whether they suit your interest. Some of the listed topics are The Power of Niche in an Affiliate Program, Promotional Market Challenges, How to Present an Irresistible Offer, and Advanced Copywriting for Affiliates.
When and Where?
This three-day event is hosted on 23-25 May in the Frei Caneca Convention Center in São Paulo.
Tes Affiliate Conferences Portugal and Prague
Tes Affiliate Conferences bring successful affiliates, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs together for two days of knowledge-sharing and networking in Cascais, Portugal, and Prague, Czech Republic.
During the events, top affiliate strategies and insights are shared to boost the success of affiliates and advertisers.
Some of the events on the program are roundtable discussions with industry leaders, SEO with Generative AI, and Meta Ads Mastery for Affiliate Marketing.
There are also tons of opportunities to network with after-work networking drinks, a padel tournament, and coffee, cake, and candy stations.
As an exhibitor, you have many sponsorship packages available in different price categories.
When and Where?
Tes Affiliate Conference Portugal is from the 24 to 27 February at the Oitavos Hotel in Cascais. Tes Affiliate Conference Czech Republic is hosted from the 16 to 19 September in Prague.
Affiliate Summit London
A popular affiliate event with focus on the gaming industry. At the event, you will find iGaming operators, affiliates, and technology enthusiasts coming together in a setting of mutual learning and networking. For 2024, thousands of attendees and over 200 exhibitors are expected to join.
One unique event at the Affiliate Summit London is the annually hosted “iGB Affiliate Awards.’’ The awards recognize outstanding efforts and talent in the affiliate gaming industry. Some of the award categories include “Marketing Campaign of the Year,” “Best Affiliate Manager,” and “Best Tech for Affiliates.”
The event is free to attend.
When and Where?
You can join Affiliate Summit London from 6 to 9 February at the ExCel London Convention Center.
Attending affiliate marketing conferences offers a chance to meet top-notch experts, local specialists, startups, and even unicorn companies. Not all conferences are boring — make it an adventure for yourself.
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