This article was updated on 16th December 2019.
As an affiliate marketer, you spend a lot of time (probably most of it) on your computer screen. Yet, there’s a whole world beyond, ripe with opportunities for networking, creating business partnerships, and generating real-life leads that can turn into bottom-line revenue for your business.
It’s just a matter of stepping away from your screens, taking a break from your dashboards, and getting out there at affiliate conferences, where those breakthrough educational and relationship-building moments are waiting to be had.
For affiliate marketers, the industry conferences scene is pretty packed all year round, with high-quality events worldwide, from Europe to East Coast USA, West Coast USA, and India.
If you are planning to attend one or more affiliate conferences in 2020, first read our tips for how to get the most out of them. And then, make sure to check out our list below of the 8 affiliate conferences you should consider attending this coming year.
Best Affiliate Conferences in 2020
From Europe to the US, Asia, and the Middle East, from mobile to igaming and everything in between, there’s definitely something for your affiliate business and niche. See you there!
1. Affiliate World Conferences
- When: Affiliate World Europe, 8-9 July, 2020
- Where: Barcelona/ Bangkok
- Conference Link: https://affiliateworldconferences.com/
Ready to meet the world’s biggest names in affiliate marketing? Affiliate World is the event for you! It happens twice a year, in the best cities (Barcelona & Bangkok) and venues you could imagine. But if you are looking for an “extra something” besides meetings and networking, AWC is the place to educate yourself… With world-class speakers, panels and dedicated labs on loads of topics (from Native to lead gen), if there is something you want to learn, AWC is the place to do it.
2. Affiliate Summit
- When: 4 conferences throughout the year
- Where: Las Vegas/ Amsterdam/ NY/ Singapore
- Conference Link: https://www.affiliatesummit.com/
One of the most well-known affiliate marketing events that keeps growing and expanding every year. Affiliate Summit has four annual conferences: Affiliate Summit West (Las Vegas), Affiliate Summit Euro (Amsterdam), Affiliate Summit East (New York) and Affiliate Summit Asia (Singapore). You’ll find great content, and of course, the famous Affiliate Summit “meet market” where you can network to your heart’s content and make the most of your time there.
3. MAC Affiliate Conferences
- When: 21-22 April, 2020
- Where: Moscow
- Rates: TBA
- Conference Link: https://affiliateconf.com/
Looking to break into the eastern European market? MAC Affiliate conferences may be just the place for you with their Kyiv and Moscow-based events. There are an expected 3500 attendees, 250 companies represented and 30 speakers from all over the world, plus don’t miss the networking events and after party of course!
- When: May 24-26, 2020
- Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
- Rates: From $415
- Conference Link: https://www.dmiexpo.com/
Now with two annual events, DMIEXPO (Digital & Affiliate Marketing International Expo) is where leading digital marketing professionals, affiliates, performance marketers and lead gen specialists gather together to hear some of the top speakers from Israel and around the world.
5. TES Affiliate Conference
- When: 28 February – 2 March, 2020
- Where: Lisbon
- Rates: From €399
- Conference Link: https://tesaffiliateconferences.com/
The European Summit has been running since 2009, and has grown to become a leading networking conference and expo for affiliates, buyers, advertisers and publishers, and digital products. Three days of keynote speakers, educational seminars and fantastic “meet market” networking opportunities too.
- When: 24-27 February, 2020
- Where: Barcelona
- Rates: From €799
- Conference Link: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/
Don’t miss the Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile event of the year. There’s more than 100,000 attendees from close to 200 countries, and the organizers claim there are more than 1 million business meetings generated – get your slice of this huge potential while learning all the latest from the world of mobile – or as the conference calls it, “limitless intelligent connectivity”.
7. iGB Affiliate Conference
- When: Throughout the year
- Where: London/ Amsterdam/ Lisbon
- Conference Link: https://www.igbaffiliate.com/events
Targeted to igaming affiliates, iGB hosts three events throughout the year, in London, Amsterdam, and Lisbon. There are loads of educational speakers and topics to choose from, and it’s a great opportunity to network with other igaming industry players, including operators, affiliate programs and affiliates, from Europe and all over the world.
- When: March 30 – April 1, 2020
- Where: Las Vegas
- Conference Link: https://www.leadscon.com/leadsconlv-2020/
The ultimate lead gen conference, Leadscon is 3 days of lead gen learning from every possible angle, and tons of networking opportunities and events. Choose a variety of tracks, from Lead Market Mastery to practical workshops, marketing insights and more.
Will we be seeing you at these conferences in 2020? Enjoy!
Best Affiliate Conferences in 2019
Originally published on 6th February 2019.
With so many opportunities for networking and professional development, you probably can’t attend them all, so make sure to choose wisely and strategically, and make your presence known at some of the best affiliate conferences in 2019.
- When: 25-28 February
- Where: Barcelona
- Rates: From €799
- Conference link: Mobile World Congress
Billed as the largest mobile event in the world, MWC is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for affiliate marketers to get up to date with technologies and developments in the mobile space.
With over 100,000 attendees, dozens of conferences, sessions and partner programs, it’s the greatest opportunity for networking as well as education, in everything to do with “intelligent connectivity”.
#2 TES Affiliate Conference
- When: March 1-4
- Where: Lisbon
- Rates: From €349
- Conference link: TES Affiliate Conference
Featuring over 80 speakers in 3 days, The European Summit is one of the leading conferences for affiliates, buyers, advertisers and publishers, and an excellent opportunity for networking.
Besides the packed educational schedule including leading keynote speakers, seminars and professional tracks, there’s also ample leisure events for all-important relationship building time.
#3 Affiliate Summit Europe
- When: March 12-14
- Where: Amsterdam
- Rates: Networking Pass: $279/ VIP Pass: $529
- Conference link: Affiliate Summit Europe
Affiliate Summit heads to Amsterdam with a focus on the European market. This year, ASE is launching a new immersive exhibition hall, with a ‘relax and refuel zone’, professional headshot station and more.
There’s also new content formats and of course the popular Meet Market, a six-hour session of face-to-face networking that sold out fast in 2018.
#4 Ad:techNew Delhi
- When: 14-15 March
- Where: Gurgaon, India
- Rates: From ₹18,500
- Conference link: Ad:tech New Delhi
Get a foot into the huge and growing affiliate space in India at Ad-tech New Delhi. This year the conference is focusing on the future, sparking conversations on the key industry drivers for 2020. Learn from global leaders and experts in marketing and entrepreneurship. With over 6500 attendees from over 30 countries, it’s a worthwhile opportunity for networking too.
#5 Affiliate Summit East
If you missed Affiliate Summit West in January, you’ve got plenty of time to register for Affiliate Summit East in New York. This August, take your pick from around 75 speakers, meet new partners, discover new trends and technologies and much, much more. Don’t forget the Meet Market networking event, and look forward to creating new leads and business opportunities.
#6 Affiliate World Europe
- When: 8-9 July
- Where: Barcelona
- Rates: From €449
- Conference link: Affiliate World Europe
It doesn’t get much better than Affiliate World Europe – two full days of speeches and panels with the world’s top personalities in digital marketing; and an extra two days of special training events.
Don’t miss this valuable networking opportunity with super-affiliates and industry authorities, advertisers and traffic sources (like Outbrain :), and agency reps and brands like Alibaba, Shopify, Spotify and many more.
#7 Affiliate World Asia
Dates & Rates: TBA
Can’t get enough of Affiliate World? Join the Asia conference, and get another chance to meet with the world’s top performers in digital advertising and affiliate marketing, this time with an Asia focus. With two days of sessions and lectures, followed by an optional E-commerce Mastery Live training day (separate ticket required), it’s the perfect way to gather new insights and do some serious networking.
Conference link: Affiliate World Asia
- When: June 1-2
- Where: Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
- Rates: Early bird prices start from $245
- Conference link: DMIEXPO
Now in its 12th year, Digital & Affiliate International Expo is where the world’s leading digital marketing professionals, affiliates, performance marketers and lead gen specialists gather together to hear some of the top speakers from Israel and around the world. Get a healthy dose of networking, industry speakers and panel discussions presenting a wide range of opinions and approaches to broaden your marketing horizons. And you’ll get to enjoy the sunny Israeli summer, at the event venue located just 8 minutes from Tel Aviv, the digital tech hub of the Middle East.
Which affiliate conference will you be attending, and why? Let us know in the comments.