Amsterdam Affiliate Conference Thread (June 2013)

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    alexpratt

    alexpratt Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hey all,

    Time to get this thread going - Any questions, comments etc. re AAC please post in here. I will also post updates here.

    So first things first - The website is here Amsterdam Affiliate Conference

    It takes place June 11th - 14th in of course Amsterdam as part of the iGaming Super Show which includes 6 other co located events - See further information here iGaming Super Show

    Second thing - Book a hotel as they are (and this isn't marketing talking) selling out super fast iGB Affiliate Hotels - iGAMING SUPER SHOW

    Finally and just to make sure you come, this is looking like it will be HUGE... Already we have sold more stands than we have ever sold before... Below is a sample of the companies already booked in to exhibit:

    888, 138 Sungame, 24 Option, 7Red, Affiliate Republik, Affiliates United, Banc De Binary, BET 365, Bet at Home, Bet Victor, BetSpace, Binary United ,Bwin Party, Casino Affiliate Programs, ComeOn, Conan, Coral, Easy forex, EGO, Energy Casino, Europartners, Genesys, Golden Euro, GPWA, Harry Casino, iAffiliates, Intertops, Interwetten, Ladbrokes, Lotos, Lubona, Mr Green, My Bet, Neteller
    Netopartners, Nordic Betsson, Option Fair, Oranje Casino, Paddypower, Per Head, Plus 500, Poker Stars, Prime Gaming, Probability, Red Returns, Referback, Rev Jet, Silverpop, Silver Sands, Skybet, Star Games, Titan, Trader XP, Unibet, Williams Interactive, Winner
     
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    bonustreak

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    Engineer

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    Quite a mix of programs signed up so far -- some great, others extremely rogue. Euro Partners and bwin/Party are still allowed in the doors to recruit new victims? LOL.

    I've never been to Amsterdam; maybe I'll get there someday. Probably not this year, though; once again I have too many irons in the fire. ;D
     
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    Vladi

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    Don't forget Affiliates United - the BEST casino affiliate program in the world!

    :emoticon-0172-mooni
     
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    alexpratt

    alexpratt Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hi Guys - More info below on the event - Busy times!

    AAC Opening Party Venue Announced
    The Official AAC Opening Party will be held at Little Buddha, which offers a night of elegance and sophistication. Little Buddha is sure to impress, it has an extensive cocktail menu as well as providing private seating so that you can make the most of the evening's networking opportunities. To find out more about Little Buddha, or to book a VIP table click here.

    Elite Speakers Confirmed for AAC
    AAC has confirmed an elite starting line up of industry experts including: Mike Litson, Head of iGaming for BlueClaw Media Ltd, Julia Logan a.k.a IrishWonder, SEO Consultant at Irishwonder.com, Matteo Monari, COO at BizUp and Nicky Senyard, CEO at Income Access. Click here for more information.

    Free Networking Tool & Smartphone App
    Start networking today! The online Portal and App combine to enable you to plan your time, set up meetings, make conference session selections and network with other delegates on the move, whether at work, on the train or at the event itself.

    Blueclaw runs SEO Learning Clinic
    Blueclaw's Fergus Clawson (MD) and Mike Litson (Head of iGaming) will be running the SEO learning clinic, where you will be able to discuss your various SEO projects and get expert advice completely free of charge. Click here for more information.

    Meet BrightShare for lunch in Amsterdam
    We are happy to announce that BrightShare will be the exclusive lunch sponsors at the upcoming Amsterdam Affiliate Conference this June 11th-14th. Make plans to be there and meet the team. To find out how you can secure your free lunch please click here.

    Where to go when the conference closes?
    Last week we introduced you to some of the finest spots in the center of Amsterdam. This week we will address a different part of the city, a hearty little neighborhood called "De Pijp". This area is located in the south of Amsterdam and thus very close to the official venue and hotel. Gaming in Holland give us their top tips on making the most of Amsterdam.

    Friday Session is Confirmed for Zuidpool
    Everyone loves coming to our affiliate conferences and enjoying days of networking, conferences, exhibitions and late night meetings. But when it's all over, and the expo finally closes, there is no better place to go than the Friday Session for some last minute networking. Click here for more information about the Friday Session.

    Free Wi-Fi For Every Delegate! Thank-you 24option
    If you didn't think that AAC could get any better, you were wrong. Because AAC 2013 is the affiliate conference that keeps on giving - we have one more thing that you will get for free! Wi-Fi. Yes, you read that right! Thanks to 24option every delegate will get free Wi-Fi. Click here for more information.

    Get social with us!
    Everyone wants to get the most out of attending our events, and there is no better place than to start meeting your fellow delegates ahead of time. So why not up your game and join them on Twitter and Facebook and start putting some faces to names? #AAC2013.
     
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    Engineer

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    Brightshare appears to be going rogue, and I urge everyone to skip this "free" lunch since it is being paid for by stealing money from their affiliates.

    If they can afford to fly people to Amsterdam, and if they can afford to buy 2,500 lunches each day, then they can afford to leave their T&Cs alone -- or apply the changes non-retroactively.

    Alex, I think you should consider banning Brightshare from this conference and from all future conferences.
     
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    bonustreak

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    If I were attending there is one thing for sure I would not touch that food! It is just as easy to walk outside to a cafe to eat on my own hard earned dime...
     
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    alexpratt

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    Hey There - Let me look into the situation... I am ashamed to say I don't know all the details as just so busy these days with more events, mags, a b2b sport business I also look after and of course children that I don't have the time i used to have to crawl the forums all the time to keep up
     
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    You should have an email in your inbox from me today :) @sportsbiz email addy.
     
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    alexpratt

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    Replied to it two mins ago - Cheers
     
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    FictionNet

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    I totally agree. Brightshare and Roxy should both be banned from all future conferences. I am seriously considering boycotting any conference where rogue programs are allowed to promote their scams. No affiliates will mean no conferences.
     
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    Vladi

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    I dunno, what about rounding up as many homeless people as you can find in Amsterdam and bringing them to the "free" lunch? Hit BS in the hip pocket where it actually hurts.
     
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    Webzcas

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    I doubt very much this will ever happen. They will probably both end up winning awards in January instead 8)
     
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    pdjoe

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    And yet it is the affiliates that support the conferences ?
     
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    Vladi

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    Sad but true.

    I don't know if "support" is the right word. Maybe.

    It's like Facebook: you sign up for an account for free, and you are the product being sold to advertisers. When you go to an affiliate conference, you are the product being sold to the affiliate programs. We get in free and the programs pay. If there were no affiliates the programs wouldn't pay to be there, but if there were no programs paying to be there no affiliates would go. So it's a chicken and egg thing and the organisers are balancing one off against the other.
     
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    alexpratt

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    Re above - I hope you don#t mind but I would rather not comment right now as progressing some stuff in the background but I hope you understand that I am listening and am not sitting in my gold throne counting the dollars. I totally understand our business model and that it is built on providing affiliates with what they want whether this is in print or a live environment. Sometimes it isn't as simple as you think though so please bare with me or feel free to email alex AT igamingbusiness.com with your thoughts.

    With regards to the event and updating you please see below our latest update on AAC

    Elite Speakers Confirmed for AAC
    AAC has confirmed an elite starting line up of industry experts including: Google, FaceBook, Nevada Gaming Control Board, Playtech, and many moreClick here to see the full list.

    Sponsors Announced for Official Networking Party
    Aliquantum Gaming, featuring Plus-Five Gaming, Betting Jobs and Betting Promotions are proud to be sponsoring the Wednesday night Networking Party for the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference. We have confirmed an amazing venue for Wednesday evening, but in order to maintain an element of surprise, our sponsors have decided to keep that information under wraps. Click here for more information.

    Social and Mobile Gaming Analytics Learning Clinic
    To stay ahead, you need to tap into your customers' desires and craft gaming experiences beyond their expectations. Being successful in the gaming industry requires putting every piece of user data to work. Kontagent will be running a Social and Mobile Gaming Analytics Learning Clinic which will help you apply your metrics in ways that aren't possible with normal analytics. To book your place at this Learning Clinic please click here.

    VIP Tables for Tuesday Night Party
    Following the popularity of our VIP packages at previous networking parties, we are pleased to announce we have a number of VIP tables which are available for purchase at Little Buddha on Tuesday 11th June. To find out more about Little Buddha and to book a VIP table click here.

    Amsterdam Highlight: Upper South Side
    This week's highlight is centered on Amsterdam's 'upper south side', a posh area called Oud Zuid. In this neighborhood, everything is just a little bit bigger, better and more expensive. With the museum district at its heart, Oud Zuid is home to some of the most beautiful buildings in town. Gaming in Holland give us their top tips on making the most of Amsterdam.
     
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    pdjoe

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    Should add a Rogue Partners link
     
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    alexpratt

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    Hey All - Latest update below - Enjoy!

    Want to be a Super Affiliate?
    The boys at Bingoport know all about being a super affiliate, and they are going to be available to share that information with you. Bingoport have offered their services as mentors at AAC. They will be available to help any new affiliates, whether it be getting some advice, introductions or simply a discussion around a business plan. Find out more about the mentoring programme, how to register and what it takes to be a super affiliate click here.

    Want a 250,000 Euro gaming platform for FREE?
    EveryMatrix is looking for iGaming entrepreneurs having the expertise and drive to go from zero to iGaming hero in a few months! This is an excellent opportunity, open to all affiliates and PRiME delegates. Pitch your business plan for a chance to get your own quarter-million platform live in 8 weeks! To find out more click here.

    Wednesday Networking Party Venue Announced
    Aliquantum Gaming, featuring Plus-Five Gaming, Betting Jobs and Betting Promotions are proud to be sponsoring the Wednesday night Networking Party, to celebrate their 10th Birthdays. Held at Panama, a waterfront venue on the northeast edge of central Amsterdam. Click here for more information.

    OBAN Multilingual Runs SEO & PPC Learning Clinic
    OBAN Multilingual is a multilingual search marketing specialist with 10 years experience in running global SEO & PPC campaigns for gaming companies. Through their teams in over 33 markets, they have an intricate understanding of how search behaviours and trends differ by market and how 'non-Google' engines operate. To book your place at this Learning Clinic please click here.

    Win an iPad with Probability Affiliates
    Probability Affiliates, one of the best mobile casino affiliate program, is giving away a brand new iPad in a special AAC prize draw! To participate in the prize draw, visit Probability Affiliates' stand (Booth no. H5) at AAC and speak to a member of their affiliate team. To find out more click here.

    Amsterdam Highlight: The East
    In the east you'll find many famous cultural sights like Artis, Amsterdam's city zoo and 'het Tropenmuseum', one of Europe's leading ethnographic museums. The east is, however, also a great place to go out. In this article Gaming in Holland provide you with some noteworthy establishments in the area.
     
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    Louis_IncomeAccess

    Louis_IncomeAccess Affiliate Program Representative

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    Active Win, the digital marketing company who have recently taken over management of Betfred affiliates, will be representing Betfred affiliates with their new ActiveWins affiliate program at the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference next month. They will be at booth L16. In attendance will be the following members from Active Win and Betfred:

    Warren Jacobs – Managing Director
    Tim Pindar – Head of Digital Marketing at Betfred.com
    Suraj Singh – Marcom Manager
    Lene Raastad – Affiliate Manager
    Graham Hoy – Affiliate Manager
    Adam Rowley – Affiliate Manager
    Ryan Levene – Affiliate Manager

    Affiliates who are interested in arranging a meeting with one of the ActiveWins Affiliate Managers to discuss Betfred, Tote, or Bucky Bingo at the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference to discuss opportunities should email Active Win (info@activewin.co.uk).

    Read more details about the Active Win / Betfred alliance here:
    http://pressroom.incomeaccess.com/36...te-conference/
     

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