I’m back now from Affiliate Summit in London, and Iâ€™d like to extend a big thanks to all of the attendees, speakers, and sponsors that came out to the Olympia Conference Centre for our first event outside the U.S.
The night before the conference, we had a pre-party sponsored by Buy.at at a place called Firehouse.
This was an Edwardian town house in South Kensington, west London, and it was a blast. Great to meet up with many old and new affiliate marketing friends.
The conference kicked off with a networking breakfast and everybody filed in to register.
Then, David Hall of Affiliate Window kicked off the show with comments and introductions. This was followed by a presentation from myself and Missy Ward on affiliate marketing in the U.S.
Linus Gregoriadis, Head of Research of E-consultancy, delivered the keynote address on the UK Affiliate Marketing Landscape. Tons of interesting, new statistics about the industry.
Since we were in London, I was very happy to pick Shepherdâ€™s Pie as one of the networking lunch options, rather than the typical rubber chicken. The vegetarians in the crowd got to have a meat free lasagna (tough luck for them).
We wound up the day with a cocktail hour to network a bit. Attendees had a chance to step up to the microphone and give an elevator speech about their company.
There were a string of Americans who jumped up to have their say, but the local folks all declined. I guess nobody talks in elevators out there, or perhaps we should have called it a “lift” speech. 😉
All in all, I had a great time meeting up with so many people and picking up some valuable new ideas. Cheers!