Clarion Events buys US-based Affiliate Summit
Acquisition of Affiliate Summit Heralds Exciting New Chapter for Leading Affiliate Marketing Event Companies Affiliate Summit and iGB Affiliate
Clarion Events the parent company of iGB Affiliate is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Affiliate Summit Corporation, which includes the Affiliate Summit tradeshow and conference, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, ReveNews.com, and the annual AffStat industry benchmark reports. Affiliate Summit has been at the forefront of the affiliate marketing industry since their inception in 2003.
Affiliate Summit joins Clarion Events alongside the iGB Affiliate brand to further the vision of both companies to provide a comprehensive events and information platform for the affiliate marketing sector. With the acquisition, Affiliate Summit will continue to deliver the premier affiliate marketing trade-show and conference in the United States, and will now have the opportunity to expand the Affiliate Summit brand internationally.
Additionally, Affiliate Summit Co-Founders, Missy Ward and Shawn Collins with over 20 years’ experience in affiliate marketing, will continue running Affiliate Summit in the capacity of Co-CEOs with the support of their highly regarded team.
“Clarion is widely regarded as a leading event organizer, and we will be harnessing their expertise in order to expand internationally and bring our events to the next level. Becoming part of Clarion will add value to our current brands and provide an opportunity to take new products to emerging markets. Bringing Affiliate Summit and iGaming Business together will deliver enhanced benefits to attendees and exhibitors alike.” said Shawn Collins.
Alex Pratt, Managing Director – iGB Affiliate, Clarion Events said “This is a really exciting acquisition for Clarion, bringing together the biggest affiliate marketing events company with Clarion’s resources, expertise and successful affiliate shows in igaming and finance. Missy and Shawn have established an extremely strong business and we are looking forward to a successful collaboration to improve the US events as well as launch the Affiliate Summit brand internationally.”
Affiliate Summit East, New York Marriott Marquis, July 30th – Aug 1st 2017
Berlin Affiliate Conference, Messe Berlin, Oct 1st – Nov 4TH 2017h
Affiliate Summit West, Paris Las Vegas, Jan 7th-9th 2018
About Affiliate Summit:
Affiliate Summit, started in 2003, is the largest affiliate marketing conference and tradeshow in the world. This three-day conference included an exhibit hall with affiliates, merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts. In addition to the conference and tradeshow, Affiliate Summit also publishes FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, ReveNews.com, and the annual AffStat industry benchmarking reports.
About iGB Affiliate:
iGB Affiliate is the affiliate-facing brand of iGaming Business. It organises the three biggest affiliate events in the industry: LAC, AAC and BAC. Its conferences provide the platform for affiliates to learn from the industry’s best during dedicated conference schedules, and meet affiliate managers from major and rising operators both on the exhibition floor and during well-attended networking events.
The affiliate conferences are the only place you can network with large volumes of affiliates at once. For operators, the conferences are vital to growing their affiliate networks. iGB Affiliate also provides the free iGB Affiliate magazine. With high quality content and strong digital and print followings, it continues to be the only dedicated magazine in the affiliate industry.
About Clarion Events:
Clarion Events can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences. Clarion is a global events business with a number of events across a range of vertical markets. In the affiliate and retail sector, Clarion Events provides a range of services including the iGB Affiliate series of exhibitions, iGB Affiliate Magazine, InternetRetailing Expo, InternetRetailing Conference , and the Internet Retailing Summit.