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Kyle Dana, Director of Marketing, Digistore24

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Kyle Dana

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Top 7 Affiliate Marketing Events & Conferences in 2022

March 16, 2022

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Top Affiliate Marketing Events

In this article, we’ll be covering our top 4 affiliate marketing conferences, and 3 of our favorite smaller, more curated masterminds and industry events. But before we jump into the actual list, let’s go over a few benefits and discuss why attending networking events is so important for affiliate marketers.

Top 7 Affiliate Marketing Networking Events & Conferences in 2022

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a seasoned affiliate marketer or even a top-player in the industry, attending networking events and conferences is a key component of building and maintaining a successful affiliate marketing business. Events give you the opportunity to create powerful partnerships and strong connections that can expand your influence and footprint across this ever-growing industry.

We all know that the recent pandemic took a big toll on attending these events in-person, but as restrictions are easing up across the country and the world, we’re finally able to travel and enjoy live networking once again! This years calendar is shaping up to be full of exciting events, and we wanted to point out a few that you won’t want to miss. Digistore24 will be present at most of 2022’s affiliate marketing events in one form or another, and we’re also sponsoring a few!

Benefits of Going to Affiliate Marketing Events

Events and conferences are important for beginners because they can serve as a real-time introduction to the industry, with the core of many events being workshops and experts speaking on stage. Even experienced affiliate marketers receive a lot of benefit from attending and learning about new trends and advanced strategies to grow their businesses.  Both new and experienced marketers are also able to meet and connect with valuable connections that will increase the profitability of their businesses.

For affiliates, events serve as an opportunity to find out about the newest and highest performing offers. This is also a time for them to find out how others are promoting top offers and getting the best results. 

For vendors, meeting new affiliate partners, nurturing relationships with current partners, and learning industry trends and tips to scale their offers is among the top benefits. Structured business deals are also set up during these events, as well as gaining support for upcoming offer launches.

In summary, industry events create the perfect mix of learning, networking, doing business and having fun. Here’s what you can expect to gain when you attend:

  • Relationships - Affiliate marketing is highly regarded as a relationship business, so by attending industry events, both vendors and affiliates make invaluable business connections that benefit their business both short and long-term.
  • Live Interactions - Instead of chasing down busy business people via email, messages, groups or forums, you get quality face-to-face interactions with many partners and industry experts, in a more relaxed and fun atmosphere.
  • Huge ROI - For just a ticket price and accommodations, the amount of business the average person is able to get done at an event, as well as the acquired knowledge can be a huge return on investment.
  • Fun! - People in affiliate marketing work hard & play hard, and they do business with people they know, like and trust. So don’t be afraid to unwind and show your fun side between business talks.

Large Conferences vs. Smaller Masterminds and Industry Events

Any successful affiliate marketer knows the value in attending a good mix of large conferences and smaller masterminds and events. While the big conferences bring tons of attendees and a variety of speakers and sessions to choose from, in addition to fancy showroom floors with lots of vendor swag, masterminds and smaller industry events are great for rubbing shoulders and actually getting to interact with the experts speaking on stage and are usually more tailored with high-level strategies and ample time to interact with the other attendees to form stronger connections in a shorter time.

Both kinds of events are highly beneficial and provide great opportunities for meeting your next big affiliate partner or learning about a next top-performing offer to promote.

Let’s take a look at some of the actual events below.

Top 4 Affiliate Conferences in 2022

So what can you expect from these larger conferences?

  • Thousands of attendees
  • Affordable ticket prices
  • Industry-relevant speakers that teach different topics and strategies
  • Large expo hall with booths of advertisers, recruiters and companies that service digital marketers
  • Official and unofficial networking parties hosted by companies. These can be daytime or nighttime events
  • Casual, informal meetups and 1-on-1 business meetings

Let’s explore a few of these events:

1. Traffic and Conversion Summit 2022

Traffic and Conversion is the largest digital marketing event in North America. This year’s edition is a hybrid edition, meaning you can attend both virtually and live. The event will take place in San Diego between the 27th and 29th of September. During the full 3 days, you’ll have access to actionable, proven, and strategic content from industry experts. 

For more details, check out their website: https://trafficandconversionsummit.com

2. Affiliate Summit (East & West)

Affiliate Summit is a well-known brand that hosts multiple affiliate marketing events each year. Affiliate Summit provides educational sessions on the latest industry news and creates a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.

One of the upcoming events they’re hosting is Affiliate Summit East. On May 24th and 25th, 2022, you can join over 3,000 of the best ecommerce entrepreneurs, affiliates, media buyers, networks and tech suppliers in New York City to mingle and learn.

For all the details: https://www.affiliatesummit.com/east

If you’re on the West Coast, remember to bookmark February 7th, 8th and 9th of 2023 for Affiliate Summit West. This event will take place in Las Vegas next year, where you’ll have the chance to come together with top advertisers and publishers, as well as see cutting-edge speakers and make valuable connections in one of the country’s best-known cities to have a good time in.

To learn more, visit: https://www.affiliatesummit.com/west

3. Affiliate World Conferences

Affiliate World hosts global affiliate marketing conferences for the world's top affiliate marketers and ecommerce marketing experts. Their latest event took place in Dubai, between February 28th and March 1st, and it was amazing! Speakers and industry experts came together from across the world to network, have fun and do big business. Digistore24 was also present at the event, with our own private booth on the showroom floor. 

For upcoming Affiliate World Events, such as Affiliate World Europe in Barcelona, keep an eye on their website: https://affiliateworldconferences.com

4. MailCon

MailCon is the world’s largest email marketing conference. It connects marketing professionals with the latest trends and technology, as well as proven strategies in email marketing, automation, lead generation and much, much more. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times - email marketing is a huge part of affiliate marketing!

MailCon 2022 took place in January in Las Vegas, but make sure to watch for upcoming dates: https://mailcon.com/las-vegas/

Top 3 Affiliate Marketing Masterminds and Industry Events

Here’s what you can expect from these kinds of smaller events:

  • Usually fewer than 150 attendees
  • More expensive tickets
  • Fewer speakers but topics are high-level and chosen based on audience needs
  • Curated networking
  • Breakout groups and live workshops
  • Less overwhelming with fewer attendees and multiple opportunities to have quality conversations
  • One central event; not a lot of different networking events outside the event

Let’s check out some of these events:

1. Copy Accelerator

The latest edition of Copy Accelerator took place in Tampa, Florida, between February 28th and March 2nd, and Digistore24 was a main sponsor! Copy Accelerator markets itself as a Mastermind community dedicated to helping marketers create winning funnels that can scale on cold traffic. It’s a perfect event for both business owners and copywriters alike.

For future events, please check out their website here: https://www.copyandfunnelaccelerator.com/

2. Mimosa Mastermind

Mimosa Mastermind is a destination event for some of the best and brightest affiliate marketers and offer owners. The Mimosa Mastermind business model is centered around each event being like a business matchmaking service. By surveying attendees ahead of time, the team is able to provide each guest with specific recommendations of people to meet during the event. This provides an incredible environment for learning and networking, on top of being one of the most fun events - usually held at a beach resort, like Cabo! The brand puts on invite-only events and Digistore24 has been a proud sponsor for a few of their events.

To learn more, go here: https://www.mimosamastermind.net/celebrate

3. Internet Marketing Party

Internet Marketing Party is an insider event where you can have a round of cocktails while doing business. They host events across the country, and attendance ensures you learn and have fun with top performers in the industry. A revolving door of guests, there are always new and exciting faces from the ever-growing community of digital marketing entrepreneurs. 

These events are perfect if you’re either just starting out, or have already earned millions. Digistore24 frequently sponsors these events. Their most recent event was in Austin, TX. 

For future events, stay up-to-date here: https://internetmarketingparty.com/

Final Thoughts

Are you ready to attend some amazing events and get your networking on? We sure hope so!

As we mentioned, relationships are truly the root of success in affiliate marketing and business in general. If you want to have success in this industry, you have to put yourself out there and get comfortable with making new connections. As an online entrepreneur, it’s easy to go about most of your time being behind a computer screen but trust us, the real and best connections happen in person! 

Go to events and take the time to meet others that are having success and you’ll start to see trends in what’s working best and how you can implement these winning strategies in your campaigns. You’ll meet new affiliates, find new high-performing offers to promote, learn a ton, and have a lot of fun. The best part is, every event is different and we guarantee you’ll get a lot of value from every one that you attend!

Want to become a Digistore24 affiliate? Simply go here to register for free.

Kyle Dana, Director of Marketing, Digistore24

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Kyle Dana

Director of Marketing

Kyle has over a decade of digital marketing experience, including successfully launching & growing several e-commerce brands - using SEO, content marketing, social media, and more. Prior to becoming Director of Marketing at Digistore24, Kyle was an 8-figure affiliate marketer and email list manager.