Top 19 Affiliate Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2016

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Trying to figure out what affiliate marketing conferences to attend this year? Here’s our list of the top 18 affiliate-related conferences and events to keep top of mind this 2016. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to see which events we’ll be attending and perhaps even speaking at. We look forward to seeing and meeting you there!

January

Affiliate Summit West (1/10 – 1/12, Las Vegas, NV) – This three day conference includes networking with affiliates, affiliate managers, advertisers, OPMs/agencies, solution providers, and networks. Plus dozens of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from marketing experts. And most importantly there will be thousands of marketers to meet and do business with at the conference.

NRF Retail’s Big Show  (1/17 – 1/20, New York City, NY) – The NRF’s Annual Convention & EXPO earned the nickname “Retail’s BIG Show” years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail’s BIG Show is NRF’s flagship industry event held annually in New York City. The four-day event offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous EXPO Hall full of technologies and solutions. It’s a one-stop-shopping for industry professionals from around the world.

February

Rakuten Marketing Symposium  (2/10-2/11, Scottsdale, AZ) – Rakuten Marketing Symposium events are the premier gathering place for online performance marketing leaders. Attendees have included hundreds of executives from top companies doing business online, representatives from leading and innovative publisher websites, and online marketers from Rakuten .

eTail West (2/22 – 2/25, Palm Springs, CO) – eTail West is your one-stop shop for all things multi-channel and eCommerce; an event where inspiration meets innovation; socializing meets ROI. Experience tons of sessions, interactive learning, guest speakers and keynotes, all in beautiful Palm Springs.

April

Affiliate Management Days (4/3 – 4/5, San Francisco, CA) – The must attend event for marketing managers and everyone responsible for their company’s affiliate marketing strategy, management and operations. Whether you have an existing affiliate program or you are creating a new initiative, AM Days offers you the most valuable insight into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs.

Performance Marketing Awards (4/26, Park Lane, London) – Alongside celebrating the successes of past 12 months, the Awards provide an opportunity for senior representatives from the industry’s leading advertisers, publishers, agencies, networks and technology providers to come together and connect over an evening of champagne and fine dining; to a backdrop of glitz and glamour.

May

Performance Marketing Summit (5/15, San Francisco, CA) – Produced by Affiliate Summit, Performance Marketing Summit is a 1-day conference series for digital marketers, that takes place in various cities, around the worldLimited to just 100 attendees, the event agenda is packed with networking opportunities, and sessions covering public relations, email marketing, social marketing,  affiliate marketing, SEO and more.

Ad:tech (5/11-5/12, Los Angeles, CA) – ad:tech is a global conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies that will address key industry challenges while driving business forward in an ever-changing marketplace.

ShareASale Think Tank (5/15-5/17) – ShareASale ThinkTank is an annual event that brings together some top clients, as well as up and coming Affiliate & Merchants for two days packed full of workshops, educational sessions, one-on-one meetings and some fantastic networking events.

June

IRCE (6/7 – 6/10, Chicago, IL) – E-Commerce is evolving faster than ever. Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) provides you with a conference full of industry experts, an exhibit hall filled with the latest and greatest solution providers, and a community made for networking with thousands of like-minded industry peers

AvantExpo (6/21 – 6/23, Park City, UT) – AvantExpo is a new breed of network user conferences. Designed to encourage the growth of existing relationships and establish new ones, AvantExpo has proven to be a very actionable and high-impact event three years in a row for merchants, affiliates and agencies. Strictly limited in attendance, the people who come to AvantExpo represent the very best in affiliate marketing industry and walk away with new revenue building strategies and key partners.

July

Performance Marketing Insights (7/4 – 7/5, Amsterdam, Netherlands) – Performance Marketing Insights brings together a global audience of over 900 senior professionals from all facets of Performance Marketing, including affiliate, display, programmatic, paid social, lead generation, content marketing and more.  Over two days of panel debates, case studies, analysis, workshops and tailored networking opportunities, it provides actionable insight and strategy that you can use to grow and optimize your online presence and sales.

Affiliate Summit East (7/31 – 8/2, New York City, NY) – This three-day conference features two tradeshow floors packed with affiliates, merchants, vendors, networks; multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts; and networking tools to help you connect with thousands of other attendees before during and after the event.

August

BlogHer (8/4 – 8/6, Los Angeles, CA)  – Presented by SheKnows Media, the 2016 BlogHer conferences are the world’s largest celebration of women content creators across social media, video, photos, and the web.

eTail East (8/15 – 8/18, Bostin, MA) –  At eTail East, whether it’s an interactive roundtable discussion, case study presentation, panel, or one-on-one Q&A’s, you’ll have the chance to get the solutions you are looking for. You will receive targeted, niche learning opportunities throughout the conference.

September

Shop.org Annual Summit – (9/26 – 9/28, Dallas, TX) – The Shop.org Digital Summit is a 2-1/2 day event specifically for digital and omnichannel retailers. You’ll discover new ideas, get actionable takeaways and build strong relationships with the brightest and most innovative players in the digital retail world.

Commission Junction University (Sept./Oct. 2016 (date TBD), Santa Barbara, CA) – CJU provides the definitive affiliate networking and education experience. Whether you are looking to create new business opportunities, refresh strategies with long-term partners, develop initiatives for your business, or receive hands-on training from our experts, CJU is the can’t miss event of the year.

October

DMA’s &THEN – (10/16 – 10/18, Los Angeles, CA) – &THEN brings marketing’s greatest analysts, artists, strategists, copywriters and CEOs together at the world famous Los Angeles Convention Center in sunny California!

November

ad:tech (11/2 – 11/3, New York, NY) – ad:tech is a global conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies that will address key industry challenges while driving business forward in an ever-changing marketplace.

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