Top Conferences of 2016
We love being a part of conferences. They’re held in great cities all over the country. They welcome industry experts who share the latest trends.
So, here’s a shortlist of the shows we’re most excited about this year. We’re attending some of these, so reach out if you are, too!
- Affiliate Summit East, New York, July 31-August 2, 2016
We’re headquartered in Los Angeles, so any chance we get to visit the Big Apple, we’re all in. The humidity, the over-abundance of cabs, and the chance of a power outage – we love New York. There’s no place like New York and there’s no show like Affiliate Summit, as produced by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward. There are more than 5,000 attendees, multiple staging areas, representatives from all aspects of affiliate marketing, and it’s a must-visit whether you’re new to the business or a veteran. We’ll be attending this one!
- LeadsCon, New York, August 22-24, 2016
LeadsCon, although similar to Affiliate Summit, is definitely a show if its own. Affiliate Summit is a broader show in scope with exhibitors promoting products and services from lead generation to credit card transaction services and everything in between. LeadsCon is more traditional lead generation. The verticals of insurance, travel, finance, and others are represented. This is lead generation in the “I have leads and want to sell them” and “I need leads and want to buy them” sense. It’s straightforward, lead buyers and sellers. We’ll be here as well!
- Dream Force, San Francisco, October 4-7, 2016
CNBC calls it the “Super Bowl of Software.” It’s the largest software conference in the United States. There are more than 150,000 attendees. The show is so big that a cruise ship docks in the San Francisco bay in order to add 1,100 rooms for guests. The top sponsorships are $1.5 million – now that’s a big show!
- &Then, LA, October 16-18, 2016
This is brought to you by Direct Marketing Association. It’s a high-impact, almost inspirational show. There are private rock concerts, big-name keynote speakers, plus, all the splash of LA Live (the site of this year’s show). The excitement is almost palpable. It’s a big show about marketing, with representatives from around the world. It’s in our backyard, so you might see us there.
- ad:tech, New York, November 2-3, 2016
This is a show for everyone – brands, agencies, publishers, technology providers. I’m not sure why, but there’s no ad:tech London show this year, so we’ve migrated our excitement back to New York for this year. ad:tech London has always been hip with a great vibe. We expect New York to be the same. There are over 7,000 attendees from 64 countries, more than 200 exhibitors and 120 speakers. The latest in tech and the business of tech will be on display.
We hope to see you at Affiliate Summit or LeadsCon, which we are definitely attending, and really hope to see you at the other shows too, because our bags are already packed!