I seldom write about affiliate marketing conferences on this blog, so when I do, you should be all ears.
If you’re serious about making money in affiliate marketing, there is only one event that you can’t afford to miss: Affiliate World Asia.
You might be a newcomer or a veteran in the industry. In both cases, you will get a ton of value out of this conference.
Affiliate World Asia 2016 takes place in Bangkok on December 5th and 6th. If I were you, I wouldn’t wait any longer and I would purchase my ticket ASAP here.
Why should you attend?
This is the biggest conference dedicated entirely to affiliate marketing in Asia with over 2000 people expected to attend.
We all know that affiliate marketing is a fast-pace, fast-evolving, and fast-growing industry. If you take your eyes off the ball for as little as a few months, you’ll be left behind and you might miss out on some of the biggest trends (and huge money).
Most of our work is done online, but you shouldn’t underestimate the power of face-to-face networking. Some of the best opportunities I had as an affiliate came from attending conferences and meeting with the right people.
Networking with industry veterans and other affiliates might not give you a cookie-cutter method to improve your bottom line, but there is a good chance you will have several ah-ha moments while talking about other people’s projects, and get some new twists and ideas you can implement in your own campaigns.
Well, let me just tell you that it’s NOT a team of amateurs.
Have you even heard of the Stack That Money forums? If you haven’t, you’re probably living in a cave.
In its initial stage, STM was exclusively a private affiliate marketing forum.
Over the year, it became a hub for anything related to internet marketing: from the most classic topics such as strategies and traffic sources, to more general information such as company setup and legal information.
The STM crew is an international team (New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, Serbia, Hungary and United States) composed of 8+ experienced marketers with over 30 years of online marketing experience and an 8+ figures yearly affiliate revenue.
By now, it should be pretty clear that these guys know what they’re doing.
Not only is the organizing team composed of veterans in the industry with a proven track record, but they also know the right people and they got some premium speakers to share their knowledge with attendees.
Let’s take a look at the impressive speaker line up for Affiliate World Asia 2016:
- Christian Rudder: Founder & President, OkCupid
- Neil Patel: Co-Founder, Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, Quick Sprout & KISSmetrics
- Matthew Woodward: Multi-award Winning Digital Marketer & Blogger
- Alexander Willemsen: Affiliate Expert & Founder, Scito Media
- Alexander Tsatkin: STM Thought Leader
- Benjamin Yong: STM Thought Leader
- Ben King: Country Head, Google
- Bonnie D’Amico: Senior Affiliate Manager, Shopify
- Charles Ngo: Affiliate Expert & CEO, AFFcelerator
- Craig Roberts: Commercial Manager, Teespring
- Eric Dyck: Director of Marketing, Go2mobi
- Daniel Javor: CEO, JavaBlue & PurpleLeads
- Oded Gendler: STM Thought Leader
- Rishan Bhagowat: Founder, Milky Way Media
- Drew Canole: Founder & CEO, Fitlife.tv
I’m not going to write a long description for each of the speakers because it would take you 45 minutes to read everything.
All I can say is that you should be ready for some massive knowledge bombs to be dropped on you.
If anything, you should attend the conference just to watch the talks by Christian Rudder from OkCupid (9 Ugly Lessons Learnt About Sex and Dating, & How You Can Apply Them To Your Campaign) and Neil Patel from Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, Quick Sprout & KISSmetrics (How To Create a Digital Product That Generates at Least $100,000 a Month).
I mean, seriously, listening to Neil Patel alone is worth paying for the conference pass. That guy has a ridiculously high number of successful projects. If you don’t see the value yet, take a look at this short extract from his bio:
Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.
I don’t know about you, but that’s clearly someone I want to learn from!
What about the meet market?
This part of the conference is your typical meet market. And from checking the floor plan, I can see that it’s even bigger than last year!
Walk around the various booths to make new connections, deals, and find new opportunities to grow your business.
Thanks to face to face interaction, you’ll find more opportunities in a day that you would find in months online.
What about the networking?
Anyone who ever attended a conference will tell you the same: talks and meet markets are nice, but the real value of a conference is in the networking.
Affiliate World Asia got you covered!
This was the biggest surprise (an a good one), when I attended the conference last year. Unlike more traditional events, emphasis is put on the networking aspect.
There are meetups, networking events, and parties, so you get plenty of opportunities to meet the right people to take your online business to the next level.
Is this the right event for you?
I think there is a ton of value in going to AWA if you’re a newcomer in the industry and just getting your feet wet, but also if you’re an industry veteran who want to expand your business further.
This is the best place to keep your finger on the pulse of our industry, and rub shoulders with the best.
For more information about the conference, check the official website.
You can also directly buy your passes by following this link.
If I were you, I wouldn’t wait too long to buy my conference pass. I’ve been told that they’re going really fast, and I don’t know yet if they’re going to cap the number of attendees.
I’ll see you in Bangkok in December!