The Affiliate Summit conference seems to get better each year and this year was no different. I got back from New York a few weeks ago, but I am just now getting caught up and I still have some business cards to follow up on!
There are two main “events” during the conference. The first, Meet Market, is on the first day of the conference (Sunday). The second, Exhibit Hall, is on Monday and Tuesday. This year, PeerFly only exhibited during the Meet Market on Sunday. There were four of us who attended to work the Meet Market and then we scheduled meetings on Monday and Tuesday.
The Meet Market was packed and I got to meet and talk to a bunch of awesome publishers and clients we work with at PeerFly.
The Meet Market has somewhat transformed into a mini Exhibit Hall. A few years ago it was more like a speed dating event where people quickly made their way through, stopped at most tables, gave a quick pitch, and then either scheduled a meeting or moved on.
However, over the past few shows, the Meet Market has gotten bigger, more space is provided for the tables, and it’s not quite as fast paced as it was. I like it much more now and we get a lot of business from it.
This year, because we weren’t exhibiting in the Exhibit Hall, PeerFly got a suite and we scheduled meetings on Monday and Tuesday. We got a free upgrade on our suite because we needed it earlier than the hotel expected, which was awesome!
It was a great space to have meetings with clients and publishers to discuss how we could do more business together.
If you have never attended an Affiliate Summit I highly recommend it. I have attended Affiliate Summit East and West for over 5 years now and it’s always a great show. You will meet a lot of people and have a lot of fun. It’s important to remember why you are there though. You are there to improve your business. There are a lot of distractions at every conference. Don’t let them keep you from doing what you need to do. Plan your meetings ahead of time if possible and keep to a schedule.
If you haven’t read my previous wrap up posts, here are a few I think you’ll like:
- Affiliate Summit West Wrap Up #ASW15
- I Almost Died at Affiliate Summit East
- Affiliate Summit East (ASE12) Wrap Up
I have a new blog design I’ll be launching soon with some awesome new posts lined up. I’m looking forward to finishing the year strong and I hope you are too!
Let’s make some money!