When Affiliate World Asia first started, in 2015, it was the newcomer in an already overcrowded pool of affiliate marketing events. Was it worth attending? We sent one member of our team all the way from Berlin to Bangkok to check it out. By 2018, three years and three editions later, AWA has become one of the best events in the industry, and vene is proud to be an official sponsor.
Two reasons elevate AWA above other industry forums:
- Reputation. It’s one of the events organized by Affiliate World Conferences, the best organized and attended affiliate events in the industry.
- Location. Hosted in Bangkok, a vibrant and exotic Southeast Asia metropole with great weather in December. This makes AWA the perfect escape from the northern hemisphere this time of the year and gets everybody in just the right mood to make money.
Let us now break these two points down and dive into the main aspects that set AWA apart, making it the best place to boost your performance marketing profits.
The latest edition was attended by approx. 3000 people, with an audience made up mainly of affiliates, publishers, networks, and service providers. Throughout the main conference, there were several speeches held by super affiliates (the name given to top affiliates), CEOs and industry experts. These talks were full of business tips, insider knowledge and the fuel for three days of intense and productive networking.
The main topic for AWA 2018 was e-commerce, prompting an array of talks and activities connected to the topic. For instance, the day before the official start of the conference, the shecommerce event took place, with workshops and networking sessions fully dedicated to women in the ecommerce vertical. Two of our team members were among the female-only attendance, giving it rave reviews.
It was interesting to notice how the visitors interacted with the vene booth. There were the early birds, approaching the booth at the beginning of the day and a big wave of attendees showing up at the end (the last 2 hours) of every day. The middle of the day was usually reserved for the activities and speeches constantly taking place.
If the day wasn’t enough to connect with everybody you wanted to, fear not. Buzzing Bangkok doesn’t stop when the sun sets, nor does the AWA. In the evening, there were many events to choose from, such as an official cocktail party, and satellite parties hosted at the best clubs and rooftop bars in the city. This created plenty of legendary opportunities to network while having fun. Work hard, play hard.
It’s not just Bangkok and the VIP attendees’ list that contribute to the successful dynamic of AWA. The conference takes place, since its first edition, at the Centara Grand Hotel, a modern and well-located hotel with an optimal event floor. The halls are spacious yet cozy, with tons of sitting opportunities, making it effortless to connect with partners. And did we mention the business-making rooftop pool?
If it wasn’t clear by now, the vene team is a huge fan of the AWA. We always have a great time, connect with industry peers, and above all – make money. Drop us a line and meet us there next year, or in any other event across the globe, in 2019.
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