Affiliate Summit West

Jan. 6th, 4pm PT
THE APAC RETAIL OPPORTUNITY IS THE LIVELIEST IN THE WORLD
In spite of increasing costs and uncertain economic prospects, 85% of luxury and business fashion retailers still focus their international expansion efforts in APAC and on the APAC consumer; with the size of the luxury market expected to exceed $135B in 2019. How should merchants, publishers and performance marketers ensure a consistent piece of the pie given APAC nuances? How is consumer behavior different and how do business strategies need to differ?
Chairperson
Janice Tan-David, Managing Director, APAC – Acceleration Partners
Speakers
Ed Hsu, Affiliate Manager, iHerb
Jeff Fish, Co-Founder & Global Head of Strategy – We Chatify by TMG
Nathan Fenster, Director of Strategic Partnerships – Dealmoon

Jan 7th, 11:30am PT
KEYNOTE SESSION – VIEW FROM THE TOP: PERFORMANCE MARKETING IN 2019
The biggest CEOs in the industry discuss the  major takeaways from 2018 and look ahead to the  next 12 months – what are the challenges and opportunities facing the performance marketing industry in North America?  As affiliate marketing goes global what does this mean for the industry in America?
Chairperson
Robert Glazer, Founder and CEO – Acceleration Partners
Speakers
Julie Van Ullen, General Manager, Americas – Rakuten Marketing
Mark Walters, Group CEO – Awin
Todd Crawford, VP Strategic Initiatives – Impact
Waleed Al Atraqchi, President – CJ Affiliate

Jan 7th, 4:15pm PT
TOP 10 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN EXPANDING YOUR PROGRAM GLOBALLY
Expanding a successful affiliate program abroad offers big opportunities for growth – but even more opportunity for headaches and wasted resources without the proper preparations. Robert Glazer, CEO of award-winning Acceleration Partners, will share some of the lessons AP’s biggest clients have learned when taking their affiliate program and business global.  From local regulations to quality publishers to setting expectations, Glazer will give you a succinct guideline of what to consider as you ready your affiliate program for international audiences.
Speakers
Robert Glazer, Founder and CEO – Acceleration Partners