Powerlist of the best affiliate marketing & lead generation conferences and industry events in 2019.
One of the most effective ways to build a business is to network with the right people. The right people are often affiliate marketing professionals who are able to provide a boost to your bottom line. Here's where you can connect with them: an affiliate marketing conference.
Luckily, there's no shortage of affiliate marketing conferences. Grab your passport! There are major affiliate marketing conferences all over the world.
In this article, we're going to discover the very best affiliate marketing conferences you can attend this year. Let's get started!
Who: Affiliate Summit West
When: January 6-8, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Affiliate Summit West is one of the biggest affiliate marketing conferences in North America. The first conference was just over 15 years ago, in 2003. Today, more than 6,000 digital marketers attend each year.
A large number of attendees are "high-level decision makers, comprised of online publishers, influencers, media owners, traffic sources, advertisers, global brands, networks, technology firms, agencies, and other solution providers."
During the three days, attendees will be treated to numerous events. Some of the events on the agenda include:
- Tech Talks
- Networking Zone
- The Meet Market
- Exhibit Hall
- RevShare Roundup
Who: London Affiliate Conference
When: February 6-9, 2019
Where: London, England
The London Affiliate Conference is the biggest networking event in the UK. More than 5,200 professionals will take part in the event. This conference boasts over 100 exhibitors and sponsors.
Besides networking, a highlight of attending the London Affiliate Conference is the ability to listen to a great number of speakers. Some of them include:
- Alexander Rehnborg - Senior SEO Performance Manager, Better Collective
- Alex Sakota - Chief Growth Officer, MultiLotto
- Alexandre Tomic - Co-Founder, Alea.com and SlotsMillion
- Alvin Hussey - Insights & Business Development Director, The Hook Group
- Benjamin Cronin - Head of Content Marketing, Pinnacle
- David Levy - Director of Business Development, XL Media
Who: White Knights Conference
When: February 12-13, 2019
Where: Berlin, Germany
If you like video games, you'll love this conference. 4,000 attendees will take part in this event, which is known as a "business conference for the game industry". There will be 150 exhibit booths as well as over 70 speakers.
The biggest names in gaming will be at this conference. They include: "King, Obsidian, Supercell, Rovio, Bandai Namco, Big Fish, Wargaming, Playrix, Pixonic, Facebook, Google".
The White Knights Conference is packed with fun. There are two parties during the event: the pre-gaming party and the main party. The pre-game party is sponsored by Unreal Engine and includes drinks and snacks. The main party takes place the next day and is sponsored by Wargaming Mobile. The main party will feature a hot dinner buffet, drinks, and dancing!
Who: MWC Barcelona
When: February 12-13, 2019
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Connections happen, business gets done, and products are launched at MWC Barcelona. A huge number of people are expected to attend this conference. This year, over 100,000 key decision makers from various companies will be at MWC Barcelona. In addition, over 2,400 companies will be present.
A different theme is featured each year at MWC Barcelona. The theme for 2019 is Intelligent Connectivity. They describe the term as "the powerful combination of flexible, high-speed 5G networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and big data."
Within the main theme, there are 8 core themes. Each of the core themes will be accompanied by exhibits, working groups, and presentations. The 8 core themes are:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Industry 4.0
- Immersive Content
- Disruptive Innovation
- Digital Wellness
- Digital Trust
- The Future
Who: TES Affiliate Conferences
When: March 1-4, 2019
Where: Lisbon-Cascais, Portugal
TES, or, The European Summit, is "where affiliates, media buyers, advertisers, and publishers meet". Network with over 3,500 participants from over 80 countries. This event features over 150 exhibitors and over 100 speakers. This year marks the 10-year anniversary for the event.
The itinerary for TES is jam-packed. Case in point: The day begins at the crack of dawn and doesn't close until well into the night. If you get there early, you'll be able to attend the MojoCDN Early Bird Happy Hour. Some of the main events include:
- Pay Site Executive Roundtable (invite only)
- EPBGill Welcome Drinks
- Meet Market Build-Up
- Affiliate Business Club (invite only)
- BongaCash Opening Party
- Seminar: Blogging and Traffic Generation
- Product Presentation: Programmatic Email
- Seminar: Evolving Challenges for the Dating Industry
- Keynote: Facebook Ad Hacks for growing your business
Who: Affiliate Summit Europe
When: March 12-14, 2019
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Does this conference sound familiar? Above, we covered the Affiliate Summit West which takes place in Las Vegas. This particular conference, however, takes places in Europe.
Affiliate Summit Europe is designed to connect people based upon why they are attending the conference. They write, "Whether your priority is lead generation, brand awareness or positioning, our Exhibitor and Sponsorship packages are designed to connect you with your target audience. At ASEURO19 you will find a selection of Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities, providing various levels of exposure."
There are 4 types of entry passes available: Affiliate (free), Advertiser (free), Networking ($389), and VIP ($659).
Who: ad:tech New Delhi
When: March 14-15, 2019
Where: New Delhi, India
ad:tech New Delhi is all about "Winning the Future". That's the theme for this year's conference. India is positioning itself to be a tech powerhouse over the next few decades.
At this conference, the topics will revolve around how to win the future. Starting off is the keynote speech, given by David Freeman (EVP, Star India). The agenda for the two days is divided into Tracks. They are:
- Track 1: India 2021-Are we Ready?
- Track 2: The Big Shift
- Track 3: The Mobile Way
- Track 4: The Power of Deep Content
- Track 5: Metrics That Matter
Numerous large companies are on the list of exhibitors this year. Among them are Comscore, AppNexus, Mediawide, and Google. Google is also one of the sponsors of ad:tech New Delhi, alongside Facebook and Discovery Communications.
Who: Nordic Affiliate Conference
When: March 27-28, 2019
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
The Nordic Affiliate Conference is "where the Nordic affiliate industry does business". If you're in the affiliate industry, you'll want to attend and get a piece of the action. The Nordic Affiliate Conference stands out with how connections are made: It's a lounge-style event. That means there are couches, lounge chairs, and small, intimate tables scattered throughout the event.
Giving the laid-back nature of this conference, what's on the agenda? Presentations, exhibits, and networking take up most of the time at the Nordic Affiliate Conference. Talking about speakers, here are some highlights for this year:
- Julian Buhagiar - Co-Founder, RB Capital
- Michael Caselli - Director of Strategy, iGaming Business
- Joe Ewens - Managing Editor, GamblingCompliance
- Elaine Gardiner - Head of Affiliates, Global Gaming
- Charles Gillespie - Chief Executive, Gambling.com Group Plc
- Gustaf Hoffstedt - Secretary General, BOS
Who: Mobile Beach Conference
When: May 2019 (to be confirmed)
Where: Odessa, Ukraine
The Mobile Beach Conference, like the Nordic Affiliate Conference, is laid back; however, the former takes place on the beach. This event is "an annual event for entrepreneurs, business executives, marketers, tech enthusiasts, startup founders, and investors". The focus at this conference is everything mobile-related.
Join over 1,000 mobile marketing professionals and app developers for a two-day extravaganza. Past speakers include executives from Facebook, Google, HTC, and Samsung.
When you're not drinking on the beach, you can attend one of the numerous events on the schedule. Mobile Beach Conference 2019 has not been confirmed yet; however, the following agenda items took place last year and will likely return this year:
- Pre-Game Party
- Mobile Insights (Google, Facebook, and others present)
- Real Case Studies
- Keynote Speaker Event
- VR/AR for Business
- Startup Competition
- The Future of Virtual Humans
Who: Israel Mobile Summit
When: June 12, 2019
Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
Each year, Israel Mobile Week is celebrated in the country and the Israel Mobile Summit is the highlight. This one-day event is packed with numerous, concurrent events. While this conference is only one day long, there are many spinoffs and "satellite" events before and after this gathering.
Let's talk numbers: Over 2,000 mobile apps professionals will attend the Israel Mobile Summit. If you're in the mobile industry, this conference is a networking goldmine. You'll find entrepreneurs, app developers, game publishers, ad networks, providers, and venture capitalists at every turn.
As of this writing, the master agenda hasn't been published yet (stay tuned!); however, 4 main topics will be the themes of the Israel Mobile Summit. They are:
- Innovation & Growth
- Monetization & Games
- Mobile Advertising
- User Acquisition & Traffic
Who: Affiliate World Europe
When: July 8-11, 2019
Where: Barcelona, Spain
The world's biggest digital marketers and ecommerce entrepreneurs are looking forward to Affiliate World Europe. Does the name Neil Patel ring a bell? He's an online marketing powerhouse, and he'll be speaking at the conference this year. Join over 3,000 people, 60 advertisers, and 50 affiliate networks for this four-day event.
This is a great place to network with people who already making moves in the affiliate world. Case in point: "50% of attendees make over $100k each month". There are numerous, scheduled "Networking Mixers" where you'll be able to meet and connect with these professionals.
There are two additional events that require a separate ticket: Facebook Mastery Live and Ecommerce Mastery Live. Facebook Mastery Live "will teach high-level, white-hat Facebook performance marketing know-how and strategies that give attendees an immediate competitive edge." Ecommerce Mastery Live "is a whole day workshop of leading-edge, directly applicable training for ecommerce entrepreneurs."
Who: Affiliate Summit East
When: Aug 11, 2019
Where: Marriott Marquis, New York City
Over 6,000 digital marketers from online publishers, ad networks, traffic sources, advertisers, technology firms, solution providers, and similar tech companies with am emphasis on affiliate marketing will descend upon the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, August 11th to 13th, 2019 for Affiliate Summit East.
Affiliate Summit was recently sold to a new management company which has had big plans in improving the conference's productivity and overall networking. New features for 2019's Affiliate Summit East include:
- Improved Exhibit Hall featuring Tech Talks, Networking Zones, and a Marketplace
- More speakers and breakout sessions
- Better agenda crafted by top leaders in the affiliate marketing industry
- Exposure to larger companies from across the world
When: September 11-12, 2019
Where: Cologne, Germany
DMEXCO—or, Digital Marketing Expo & Conference—is "the meeting place for key players in digital business, marketing, and innovation."
This event takes place in a massive area of 100,000 square feet which includes 18 stages. And they'll need that much room because 1,000 exhibitors will be present. They also need that many stages. Case in point: There will be 570 speakers at DMEXCO! How about visitors? 41,000 people attended the conference last year; therefore, these numbers can be expected again this September.
DMEXCO gives 5 reasons to visit their exhibit this year. They are:
- Expand your business
- Test and experience products
- Meet industry leaders
- Learn about an inspiring range of topics
- Gain access to one of the largest networking events in the world
2019 Affiliate Marketing Conferences Continued
We listed 12 of the biggest affiliate marketing conferences in the world for 2019. There may be more as the year goes on, so make sure you check back.
Are you thinking of attending one of these conferences? We are. Check with us before you go so you can meet the IPQualityScore team. See you there!