Top affiliate marketing events to attend in EMEA in 2020


Acceleration PartnersThe new year creeps up quickly on us all, and before we know it conferences, events, and annual networking opportunities will be before us. Below we’ve chosen the top nine events to attend in EMEA in 2020 that focuses on affiliate, digital and ecommerce marketing.


1. Drapers Digital Festival 

The Drapers Digital Festival brings together a mix of digital-first fashion retailers, ecommerce disruptors and tech giants to show how brands are adapting to rapid changes within the fashion and tech industry. Festival attendees include multiple/multi-channel mono-brand fashion retailers and brands, department stores, concessions and multi-brand fashion retailers, and online-only fashion retailers. In 2020, the festival claims to bring forth their best programme yet, with three streams of essential content that offers practical advice, power talks from industry leaders, live awards judging, competitions, and networking events.

Cost: Ticket pricing starts at £300 for brands and retailers


2. Affiliate Summit Europe

Affiliate Summit Europe is a three-day affiliate marketing conference providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers. The conference opens on day one with its famous “Meet Market” – dubbed affiliate marketing speed dating – with the remaining two days having an immersive exhibition hall and a range of seminars and sessions. Attendees at Affiliate Summit events break out into six main categories: affiliates, affiliate management, advertisers, agencies, solution providers, and networks.

Cost: Tickets start at $479


3. Affiliate Huddle 

Affiliate Huddle is a a one-day, free to attend event for affiliate marketers from the team behind BrightonSEO with knowledgeable speakers, passionate panels and some of the best networking in the UK for affiliate marketers.

Cost: Free


4. eTail Europe 

Since its inception in 1999, to running nine eTail conferences worldwide in 2015, eTail Europe has come a long way. They started before the bubble burst and witnessed everything that happened after that. eTail is where the decision markers in retail digital and ecommerce meet and discuss industry disrupters and future trends. With an “industry-unprecedented 65% retailer rate,” eTail Europe states they are the only event in the retail industry that has more buyers than sellers in attendance.

Cost: Ticket pricing starts at £600


5. Affiliate World Europe 

Affiliate World Europe touts to be “the world’s premier gathering of influential performance marketers and eCommerce entrepreneurs.” Attendees can expect to network within the affiliate industry and get access to leading content. Attendees include performance marketing experts, advertisers, affiliates, industry brands, agency representatives, and more.

Cost: Tickets start at €499 for affiliates, €699 for companies



DMEXCO is a leading global digital marketing trade fair focusing on digital business, marketing and innovation. DMEXCO brings together over 41,000 visitors, including industry leaders, marketing and media professionals, and tech pioneers from across the globe for this two-day exhibition. Both globally informed and locally focused, DMEXCO offers an ecosystem with seminars and debates, outlining the future of the digital economy and driving market value.

Cost: TBD



PI LIVE is a two-day conference and exhibition that connects affiliates, agencies, advertisers, networks, and tech providers. In 2018, PI LIVE hosted over 3,000 delegates from over 60 countries. A unique aspect of PI LIVE is the Influencer Marketing Show, a separate segment of the conference that educates brands, agencies, tech platforms and content creators on how to make smarter decisions in their influencer marketing campaigns. Read more about our participation at PI LIVE this year here.

Cost: Standard ticket pricing starts at £500


8. Festival of Marketing 

The Festival of Marketing is a two-day conference where marketers come together to talk about the learnings and future of marketing. As “the largest global event dedicated to brand marketers”, the Festival aims to celebrate marketing that brings together ideas with expert execution. The festival is headlined by industry experts across twelve stages of content and attendees include some of the biggest brands from across the digital landscape.

Cost: Ticket pricing starts at £495


9. Turn the Talk 

Turn the Talk is an independent, collaborative initiative started by Acceleration Partners and Connected Path aimed at raising industry awareness to ensure that its properly representative of the people that work in it. Turn the Talks actions this through empowering people through hosted events that address what needs to change in the industry, and how it can be done. Turn the Talk hosted its inaugural event in July 2019 and will continue to host more throughout 2020.

Cost: Free


Learn more about how to run a successful affiliate programme in the region by downloading our EMEA affiliate marketing handbook, or get in touch with our team today.