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17 Industry Conferences and Events That We’re Attending This Year

Jan 29, 2019

Director of Marketing Strategy & Operations

With January (and Affiliate Summit West) behind us, we thought we’d look ahead to this year’s other important conferences that are relevant for affiliate and partner marketers. Every year, there is a plethora of “must-attend” marketing events with which you could fill your entire calendar from January to December. Depending on your marketing specialty or niche, it can be tough to figure out which ones will deliver the most value to you in exchange for your time. 

12 Must Attend Conferences for Partner Marketers in 2019-1

We’ve compiled this list of events with great relevance to affiliate and partner marketers or senior marketers with interest in our channels. While not an exhaustive list of the year’s events, these are ones we’ll be at and they represent good starting point for global marketers. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge, learn from the best in the industry, see the latest innovative technology up close and personal, and/or network, these are great places to say hello.

eTtail West    
February 19 – 22, 2019
JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA

The first of the two annual eTail conferences, eTail West kicks off the year in Palm Springs. From its start in 1999, eTail has become the event of the year for multi-channel retail innovators. Promoting a community of retailers, this event is full of content that can be personalized to give attendees the chance to meet people who have similar eCommerce goals. The full 2019 agenda can be found here.

March 3-6, 2019
The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV

Shoptalk is “where the entire retail ecosystem comes together to create the future of retail based on the latest trends, technologies and business models, including changes in consumer expectations.” The event brings together over 8,000 attendees from over 50 countries. See the full agenda here.

Affiliate Summit Europe
March 12-14, 2019
The Rai, Amsterdam

Affiliate Summit Europe is a European edition of the Affiliate Summit Conferences. The conference moves from London to Amsterdam this year, and will open with the Affiliate Summit Meet Market on day one, followed by the two-day Exhibit Hall and conference; both will be packed with affiliates, merchants, vendors, networks, technology providers, digital agencies, and traffic sources.

The Performance Marketing Awards Ceremony
April 30, 2019
Grosvenor House Hotel Park Lane, London

The PMAs are a black-tie night of networking and  offer the opportunity foster existing and forge new relationships while celebrating the industry’s achievements of the past year. Awards are given in 28 carefully chosen categories, including one that we’re sponsoring, Most Effective Agency. 

iMedia Online Retail Summit: Australia
April 29 – May 1, 2019
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Australia 

iMedia Online Retail Summit is an invitation-only event for senior online retail marketing executives to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face in online retail. The theme for 2019 is “Retailing: who moved our model?” Here are some highlights from the 2018 event. 

Affiliate Huddle
June 6, 2019
Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London

This free conference encourages debate and knowledge-sharing around all things affiliate marketing, with expert keynotes. panel discussions, and networking. 

June 25-29, 2019
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) is one of the largest conferences, full of industry experts and multi day speaking tracks, and exhibit hall filled with cutting edge and competitive solution providers. IRCE is definitely a community made for networking with thousands of like-minded industry peers.

Mumbrella Awards
June 27, 2019
The Star, Sydney

Billed as Australia and New Zealand’s most respected media & marketing awards, the Mumbrella Awards return in 2019 with 30 categories covering media, marketing, advertising, PR and production. With over 900 people attending the awards ceremony at The Star in Sydney in 2018, winning a Mumbrella Award puts brands in the industry spotlight.

Online Retailer
July 24 -25, 2019
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

The Online Retailer Conference & Expo consists of two days filled with cutting-edge ecommerce insights, the latest trends, tech innovation, retail solutions, workshops, and networking. The event also features the Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards, which will take place on July 25 and celebrate the successes across the Australian retail industry.

Affiliate Summit East
August 11-13, 2019
Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

ASE is the NY iteration of the performance marketing industry’s premier global event.  Affiliate Summit East 2019 brings together online publishers, influencers, media owners, traffic sources, advertisers, global brands, networks, technology firms, agencies, and other solution providers. It’s the place to be to see the latest solutions, show off your technology, and build face-to-face relationships.

eTail East
August 19 – 22, 2019
Boston, MA

Hitting the east coast, eTail East has built a community of eCommerce marketers focused on making eCommerce and multi-channel retail work. With separate subject tracks, attendees can get a focused experience and meet people who are relevant to their filed. This conference is an opportunity to network, learn and check out hundreds of solutions for eCommerce needs.

iMedia Brand Summit: Australia
September 2-4, 2019
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Australia

iMedia Brand Summit provides an opportunity for senior brand marketers to converge, debate and discuss the major strategic issues they face. The invitation-only event brings these industry leaders together to discuss shared challenges, as well as network, build relationships and meet potential partners. For 2019, they will be tackling the theme “Turbo charging your customer experiences.” View video highlights from the 2018 event. 

September 11-12, 2019
Cologne, Germany

Dmexco is not specific to the affiliate or partner channel but it is one of the biggest international digital trade shows and a worthwhile event to hear about the tech trends which are now defining the digital economy. It’s not for the faint at heart, boasting more brands, agencies, media, and tech players than any other trade show, with 41K attendees from 95 countries in 2018.

Affiliate Summit Asia Pacific
October 1-2, 2019
Sands Expo Centre, Singapore

As the number one event for affiliate marketers in Asia, ASAPAC combines all of the usual Affiliate Summit specialties – engaging content, exhibitors, interactive sessions, and the Meet Market – uniquely tailored to the APAC market.

The IPMAs 
Oct 21, 2019
London, United Kingdom

2019 will bring the 4th edition of these prestigious industry awards, where we won Best Performance Marketing Technology last year.  Held the night before PI Live starts, the awards ceremony brings together 300+ guests for close-knit networking, entertainment and education. An all-new venue will be announced later this year. 

PI Live
Oct 22-23, 2019
London, United Kingdom

PI Live is a two-day conference and exhibition enabling publishers, agencies, advertisers and retailers to connect; filled with networking and inspiring content to increase your profits from performance marketing. The event draws great speakers and industry experts in the field of performance marketing. Passes can also include the Influencer Marketing Show

Mumbrella Asia Awards
November, 2019
InterContinental Hotel Singapore

Now in its fifth year, the annual Mumbrella Asia Awards is a celebration of the whole media and marketing ecosystem across the region. The awards recognize marketers, brands, agencies, media owners, ad-tech players, consultancies and more. Having doubled in size in 2017, the event continues to gain strength thanks to its robust and rigorous judging process – which ensure only the best work wins.


Have we left out any of your favorite events? Let us know.

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