OMG! We’re just 3 weeks away from Affiliate Summit East 2017, and our team is excited and getting ready to meet all of our affiliates from July 30th to August 1st at Market table #506.
More than 5,500 attendees are going to gather together in the luxurious Marriott Marquis Hotel for an amazing 3-day Marketing shindig, located in the heart of New York City’s Broadway St.
Affiliates from all over the world are occupying Affiliate Summit East each year to:
– Outset new relationships & initiate new business opportunities
– Strengthen old and solid relationships
An opportunity like this can be of great service to you.
It can also be quite overwhelming.
Before you start with all the arrangements, ask yourself this:
Why am I going to Affiliate Summit East?
How Affiliate Summit East can benefit me?
Affiliate Summit East offers countless of benefits to all those attending. Meet Markets, speaking sessions, parties, social gatherings and what not. Think of how you can utilize those benefits to your advantage.
What is your main purpose?
Are you looking to educate yourself? Attend as many sessions as you possibly can? Work on your networking skills? Help others? Initiate strong relationships? Have a good time? All of the above?
Let’s get you sorted. Here are six tips to help you make the most out of Affiliate Summit East.
1. Plan well.
Make sure you’re all set before the event takes place. Book your flights and accommodations in advance, print out enough business cards, set up your Skype connections, prepare your passport, event tickets, session registrations and Meet Market passes. Marking check on these is a sure-fire to avoiding any last-minute slip-ups.
2. Manage your schedule wisely.
Affiliate Summit East 2017 offers various pass types, each with its own perks. Browse the Affiliate Summit website or download Affiliate Summit East 2017 Conference App for the full event agenda and pass options. Go through the speaker lineup and determine who you want to hear, see and network with.
3. Set up your meetings beforehand
Affiliate Summit East occupies more than 5,500 people. Literally, thousands of meetings take place each day and you might end up spending more time looking for people than actually meeting them. Avoid losing precious time. Set up your meetings in advance. These great tools can help you plan and stay up-to-date with all your engagements: Assistant.to, Doodle, and NeedToMeet.
4. What do you plan to talk about?
Are you meeting someone you’ve never met before and want to discuss a new collaboration? Or perhaps it’s someone you’re already acquainted with and want to discuss future opportunities? Whether a casual or an official encounter, prepare your list of topics and questions to make the most out of the meeting. Assist tools like Evernote, Trello, and Listastic for better organizing.
5. Network, interact, engage!
Here’s your chance to have a face to face time with your affiliaXe manager and discuss future plans together. Your AM can let you in on all the latest great offers, tools, and campaigns suited best with your niche and traffic type. Time to put a face to a name, as they say. Our team will be waiting to meet you at booth #506. Come and visit us.
Also, take advantage of all the parties the summit has to offer. It’s an amazing opportunity to encourage fun interactions with other affiliates.
**Tip! If you find yourself short in business cards for some reason, use Skype as your networking tool to add and save important contacts.
6. Enjoy the Big Apple.
New York! You’re there. Dedicate time to properly tour this amazing city, it’s fascinating locations, restaurants, shopping sites, coffee shops, shows & concert arenas, streets and avenues, museums, exhibitions and… we’re out of breath.
Heaven knows New York has a myriad of things to do, and it’s impossible to do them all. Tools and apps such as Ulmon, Foursquare, TKTS, and Time Out New York can be of great assistance, especially if you’re short on time and don’t know the city all that well.
Dine well or simply sip your warm cup of coffee at one of these hot spots.
Catch up on a great concert, basketball game, circus, shows, poetry nights and other entertainment events in New York’s finest arenas and halls.
Don’t suffer from FOMO. Explore the great sites.
Central Park & Carousel
High Line & Chelsea Market
Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building
Go out night clubbing
Enjoy the unusual
Keep these tips in mind and you’re bound to have an educating and unforgettable Affiliate Summit East.
We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts and tips with us in the comment section below.