The Affiliate Summit is the biggest affiliate marketing trade show in the world. This is the first time that the show has been held in Boston. While the West show seems to always take place in Las Vegas, Affiliate Summit is still trying to find a permanent home for their East show.
One of the main focus of the Affiliate Summit is face to face networking. To make sure affiliate have lots of face time with affiliate networks, the show features a Meet Market on the opening day. Merchants have tables set up to meet with affiliates to discuss their affiliate programs and build relationships. Vendors that cater to affiliates and merchants also have tables to share information about their products and services.
In addition to the Meet Market, day 1 features knowledge sessions from leading affiliate companies and marketers. The highlight session was put on by John Hasson with his speech entitled, Which PPC Engines Work And How?
The show is not all work and no play. There are many parties happening as well. Tonight, we have a dinner with Ian Fernando and then a party with Share A Sales aboard the Odyssey. Look for more coverage tomorrow.