Thank you for visiting our blog. If you are reading this article – it’s mean that you are really interested in affiliate marketing and curious about industry events. Did you miss this year’s AWA conference? Oooh, it’s definitely the thing to be sad and reason to eat a big bucket of ice cream:) But we are here to share with you all highlights of the AWA-2017.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy our story.
Last week, Rainmaker team traveled to amazing Bangkok to attend Affiliate World Asia conference. It’s the world’s largest super affiliate show that takes place in sunny Thailand. The Land of a Thousand Smiles is the one of top place for tourists with its wild nature and crazy nightlife. Thailand is also famous for its spiritual culture, where Buddha’s statues are extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. So, we packed up, said “Bye-bye gray and cold winter” and said “Hey, amazing summer, sun, and palms”! But let’s come back to the main purpose of our visit.
Actually, we attended few brilliant conferences two days prior the AWA-2017. The Blockchain conference with a grand opening on December 4 and affiliate meetup only for girls covering e-commerce best practices – “SheCommerce” on December 5. Do you want to know more about this event? Keep reading!
Who runs the world? Girls! #shecommerce
“SheCommerce” event is the world’s second hands-on workshop created to connect successful entrepreneurs in eCommerce and share their experience. That’s why Darina and Elen arrived few days prior to make this event happen for them.
One of the big topics was Shopify, which, due to the fast development of mobile purchasing has become a billion-dollar source in the e-commerce industry, where women have taken a serious lead. Why? Because most of them have a natural gift to understand consumer behavior, patience, preferences, especially if we are talking about nutra offers.
To sum it up, the insights we received from panels left us really inspired. We got priceless experience and met really incredible women. Being a part of the community makes us feel constant support and help to achieve bigger things.
#AWasia 2017: busy days
The Affiliate World Asia 2017 was a two-day event (December 6-7) with over 30 speakers and 130 exhibitors. Meet market opened its doors on Dec 6 and quickly flooded with 3000 participants. The conference covered areas like new connections and opened great business opportunities shared insights and discussed where the next big booms will be.
The Centara Grand Convention Center was the AWA conference venue and the place to stay. At the 55-storey hotel that offers fabulous city views from its guestrooms and restaurants. AWA conference occupied 3 convenient zones for exhibitors, large networking area in the lounge, bars and outdoors restaurants should also be mentioned. Continuing the Thai theme, the venue was equipped with massage stands to experience real must-have body massage.
Panels and Speeches all took place on the Main Stage and Breakout Stage. We were really impressed by the success and inspiring speech by Rishan Bhagowat (Founder, Milky Way Media) covering “What I Learned Coming out of Retirement at 24 to Build an 8-Figure Performance Marketing Empire”.
This year RAINMAKER came in the team of 6 professional managers, you’ve met during this day.
Natalia – Head of Client Success
Valeriia – Sales Manager
Darina – Brand Ambassador
Elen – VP of Marketing
Maryna – Affiliate Manager
Anna – Affiliate Manager
For the booth design, we tried to make it the most convenient place for affiliates to stay in, have a coffee and discuss new business opportunities in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our friends and business partners, who visited it. It was a great pleasure to meet you.
Moreover, our brand ambassador Darina challenged more and more people to make an “Airplane” pictures. Just take a look:)
#AWAsia 2017: crazy nights
When it comes to affiliate world conferences you have to be prepared not to sleep at all, as the companies will offer you tons of parties to go.
Starting with the official networking drinks and finishing at the nightclubs, the parties took all part of the city. Hosted at the top places, like rooftop bars with amazing views, underground caves, and boat ones, those just didn’t give you a chance to skip them. Here are our highlights from the TOP parties, we visited.
MRKTRS booth at AWA
Our new video recap coming soon!
P.S. ATM we are heading to the STM island and will keep you updated with the live video stream from our facebook page!