I’m back now from Affiliate Summit in London, and I’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.
It was a packed day with lots of education and networking with a diverse group of approximately 600 registered attendees.
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 Shepherd’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!