As we are putting the final touches on our team(s)’ travel for 2014 and planning for several new additions to our conference calendar, I thought it may be useful for you to see a list of all the conferences we have considered, reviewed, attended, or plan on attending this year. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it includes the major affiliate, blog, lead gen and e-commerce conferences, focused mainly in the US. If I missed your conference, please add in the comments section!
Affiliate Summit West 2014 – January, 2014
I heard this was a real barn burner and one of the best yet. Our teams came back with more contacts and results of great meetings than any time in the past. We also had several clients in attendance. By all measures it was a very successful affiliate conference.
Affiliate Summit East 2014 – August 10-12
Located at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, this conference has always proven to be fruitful for JEBCommerce and our clients. It’s focus is on affiliate and performance marketing. Take time to meet with your affiliate/advertiser partners and don’t forget to take in a show on the Great White Way. Find out more here https://www.affiliatesummit.com.
Affiliate Management Days – March 19-20
Geno Prussakov puts on a good show I hear. JEB hasn’t had the pleasure of attending one of these events, but we have heard nothing but good things. This event is targeted towards affiliate managers who are responsible for this channel. Find out more here https://www.affiliatemanagementdays.com/.
Commission Junction University 2014 -First or second week of September
Hosted in beautiful Santa Barbara, this event is a must for any CJ affiliate or advertiser. A little smaller than ASW, this event concentrates all the partners and advertisers you’d want to meet with that work on the CJ network. It is always a fantastic event and our crew considers it one of the most important trips they make each year. If your program is on CJ or your advertisers are, you need to be here. Find out more here https://www.cjuniversity.com/.
LinkShare Symposium West – January 30th
Just wrapping up today, this symposium is outstanding. I appreciate the location, the content and the fact that it isn’t 3 or 4 days long :). LinkShare does a great job of showcasing some of their biggest success stories during this event and brings all affiliates and advertisers current on all things Rakuten LinkShare. We haven’t missed one of these in a very long time. Learn more here https://www.linkshare.com/events/symposium_san_francisco_2014/.
LinkShare Toronto – October 2014?
It doesn’t look like LinkShare has a final date for this. But you can go to www.LinkShare.com to find out when this happens. I’ll update this post when they notify us of the date.
LinkShare New York – Mid June
I believe this is LinkShare’s premier event of the year and the one where their awards are handed out – did I mention we took home the 2012 Agency of the Year Award? 🙂 The final dates aren’t announced yet, but plan on mid June.
ShareASale ThinkTank – October?
If companies are truly a reflection of their founder, none demonstrate that more than ShareASale. You think of integrity, ethics, performance and functionality with ShareASale, and it’s founder, Brian Littleton definitely demonstrates those. A big shout out and thank you to Brian and his team for sponsoring our CEO’s trip to Oklahoma this year to rebuild after tornados – Thank you! This event is always spoken of very highly. Don’t miss it – www.shareasale.com.
AvantLink Expo -August 3-5
Another great conference by another great network. And it’s located in beautiful Park City Utah. You won’t want to miss this event. Find out more and register here https://www.avantlink.com/about-us/avantexpo/.
ebay enterprise Client Summit – September?
With one of our newer clients being Charlotte Russe, we’ll be sure to send a formidable contingent to this event sometime in September. Find our more here https://www.ebayenterprise.com/clientsummit/agenda/.
Internet Retailer – June 10-13
This is always a fantastic conference for any retailers. Don’t miss it. https://www.irce.com/
Shop.org Annual Summit – September 29 – October 1
I highly recommend – “Since its inception in 1996, the digital retail industry has joined with Shop.org to create a community of like-minded executives with the common purpose of advancing the retail industry through the sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise. ” www.shop.org.
Pubcon New Orleans – March 17-20, Las Vegas October 6-9
Sorry I’m all worded out, go to this conference. https://www.pubcon.com/
Leadscon Las Vegas – March 25-26
Etail West March 3-6 – San Antonio
Ad-tech San Francisco – March 26-27
I’m sure I missed a few here, but not a bad list to start with. So much more can be accomplished in a face to face meeting, if you haven’t attended some of these, you’ll learn that very quickly at your next one. What other conferences are you heading to this year?