News and Events: The Ngo Guide to Affiliate Summit West 2017
I can’t believe Affiliate Summit West 2017 is here already.
I’ve been coming to this conference almost every year since 2009, and I can’t wait to go.
There’s nothing like catching up with friends, business partners, and meeting up with you guys in person.
Here’s what I’m going to cover in this post.
- Details on the conference
- The Sin City Social – I’m throwing an exclusive party for CharlesNgo.com readers
- Things to do in Vegas – I’ve been to Vegas like 30+ times. Here’s where I recommend you eat and stay at.
- List of ASW 2017 Parties – We gathered up a list of parties for you to visit while you’re here.
Let’s get into it!
Affiliate Summit West 2017 – The Details
Event: Affiliate Summit West 2017
Dates: 15 – 17 Jan 2017
Time: Conference check-in begins Jan 14 12 PM. ASW starts at 10 PM 15 Jan and finishes at 4 PM 17 Jan
Location: Paris Las Vegas Hotel
I recommend the early check in option.
There are thousands of people who will be checking in at 10 AM on the first day, so avoid the awkward lines of hungover affiliates.
Why Affiliate Summit West 2017?
I recently wrote about the best affiliate marketing conferences, and ASW is one of my top two (the other being AWA).
There will be 6,000+ affiliates coming from around the globe all with the same thing in mind: making more money.
The sheer scale of ASW means that all of the big names in the industry have booths, and they really turn it on. There is so much competition between advertisers, traffic sources, and networks that they all work really hard to make ASW incredible.
The keynote speakers for the event are:
- Marty Weintraub, Founder of Aimclear on January 16
- Brian Massey, Founder of Conversion Sciences on January 16
- Sean Dolan, President & COO of PushFire on January 17
I think some of these guys will be good, but not super applicable to all affiliates.
Also speaking are:
The crazy thing about these events is that you can bump into the speakers walking around and have a chat. You’d have a hard time trying to set up a meeting with any of these people outside of a conference like this.
I’ll be spending some time walking around the booths and meeting you guys. Keep an eye on my Snapchat for info on where I’ll be. If you don’t have me on Snapchat, my username is: charles_ngo
There’s one place I will definitely be, at the party I’m hosting…
Introducing: The Sin City Social: Charles Ngo + YepAds + WWWPromoter Party
I’ve thrown several parties at conferences and they’re always amazing.
Check out some of the ones I’ve thrown in the past:
If you’re in Vegas – this is going to be the #1 networking event of ASW.
Here are the party details:
- Name: The Sin City Social
- Location: Ling Ling Lounge at Hakkasan inside MGM Grand – Third Floor (more info here)
- Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Google Maps address here
- Date: Sunday, January 15th 2017
- Time: 8-10pm PST
- Dress code: Smart casual (no flip flops – come on, it’s a club guys)
- RSVP: Required – here’s the link
If you’re bringing a friend, make sure they RSVP!
The venue is handling the door, and they’re not letting anyone in that’s not on the guest list.
Also, this is a nicer venue so please dress appropriately (No free affiliate t-shirts and flip flops lol)
Here’s the link to RSVP if you want to send it to a friend: https://charlesngo.com/sincitysocialrsvp
Thanks To WWWPromoter and YepAds for Sponsoring The Party
YepAds have a huge selection of lead gen, app installs, mobile content, desktop and CPI offers. They have offers in hundreds of GEOs, from LATAM to Asia, Europe to USA.
They’ve got an amazing crew of dedicated affiliate managers who will work with you to build profitable campaigns. They have custom payout frequencies, depending on your needs, and the level you’re at in the affiliate industry.
Sign up with them here and tell them Ngo sent you.
WWWPromoter is a self-serve traffic platform that allows you to easily buy desktop and mobile display inventory. They have banners and full page pop-ads. Super easy to sign up, deposit funds, and start buying traffic, completely self-serve. Make use of their account managers as they are a big assistance in making your campaigns profitable!
Here’s the link to sign up with them.
Again, remember to RSVP.
Don’t procrastinate, I don’t wanna see anyone not be allowed in!
Recommendations in Las Vegas
I’ve spent a lot of time and money in Vegas.
Out of all of the places to eat, stay, and have fun, these are at the top of my list:
This place holds #1 rank for me. The menu features ingredients from small family farms, artisanal producers, and day-boat fisherman. Super legit steak house at MGM.
Amazing lobster and seafood restaurant at The Venetian. Just about everything on the menu is lobster-infused or has lobster in it somewhere.
Traditional Japanese food. These guys bring in a fresh shipment of seafood from Japan each day. Located at The Aria.
Buffet restaurant with a huge selection. Prime ribs, sushi, dim sum, pho, whatever. Amazing restaurant.
Great place for hot sandwiches (Subway style, but way better). It’s located in Planet Hollywood so it’s really close if you’re staying at the Cosmopolitan.
Most affiliates stay at The Cosmopolitan ‘cause it’s so good. Crazy nightlife, world-famous acts play every night, massive casino etc. If you want to feel like a baller, stay here.
If you’re not into the whole casino thing, the Vdara is a great place to stay. I’ll be staying here this year.
I always try to catch a show whenever I’m in Vegas. Here are two that I love.
If you haven’t been to a Cirque du Soleil before you’re in for a treat. This is one of the best shows you could see in Vegas.
Every time I see this guy I come away confused. It’s so different to seeing an illusionist on TV. Highly recommended if you’re near MGM.
What Else Should You Know About ASW 2017?
Make sure you’ve got a plan for networking.
Here are my top 3 tips for networking at conferences:
Parties and Events at ASW 2017
There are not as many parties happening this year, but I’ve compiled a list of the main ones I’ve heard about.
Sunday 15 Jan
Name: 100% Pure Party
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Details: Get Ready With 100% Pure – Free mini-makeover, apps and wine: email email@example.com for suite number.
RSVP: Email for details
Name: Movers and Shakers Cocktails (VIP passes only)
Time: 5 PM – 6 PM
Location: Vendome A
Details: Mix and mingle with other VIP pass holders and kickoff Affiliate Summit West 2017 over cocktails and light fare.
Name: Mobile MeetUp Las Vegas
Time: 5 PM Onwards
Details: Come join AdAction Interactive, several of the mobile industry’s top traffic sources, and other Mobile Masterminds at our Mobile Meetup from 5-7p on Sunday, Jan. 15th, at our suite in Caesar’s Palace. Space is limited and every guest must RSVP in advance. Follow the link below to register.
Name: Clickbooth / LimelightCRM Party
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Location: Skyfall Lounge, Delano
Details: Limelight CRM, Alpha Connect, Clickbooth and Paysafe join together to bring you a night of bottle service, sushi, and great times.
Name: The Sin City Social
Time: 8 PM – 10 PM
Location: Ling Ling Lounge at Hakkasan inside MGM Grand
Details: Charles Ngo has teamed with up with crews at YepAds and WWWPromoter to host an exclusive party for CharlesNgo.com readers. If you’re in Vegas – this is going to be the #1 networking event of ASW.
Name: Break The Ice 2
Time: 8 PM onwards
Location: Paris Las Vegas
Details: Network, drink, party! Do you want to be part of the 200 Evoleaders attending the party? Register today to get your FREE ticket!
Name: Top Golf Las Vegas
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Details: Convert2Meda, Cake, and HasTraffic bring you Top Golf Las Vegas. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres.
Name: ShareASale Tailgate Event
Time: 8 PM – Midnight
Location: JEWEL Nightclub
Details: Optional theme: your favorite sporting attire.And if you needed any more convincing, they will have an open bar, killer DJ, party favors, and awesome magician, Joel Givens.
Name: Clickbetter Party
Time: 8 PM – late
Location: Hardwood Suite, Palms Casino
Details: We always pack our events with the biggest and brightest minds in our industry and this is a serious business opportunity that you DO NOT want to miss! Bar, food, entertainment and a guaranteed good time!
Monday 16 Jan
Name: Affiliate Ball – The Official ASW Party
Details: The official party of ASW 2017. Must be attending ASW to RSVP. DJ Snoopadelic is making an appearance, as are some of the biggest names in the industry.
RSVP: Here (details disclosed inside)
Name: Pepperjam Party
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Location: Fizz, Caesar’s Palace
Details: Connect with advertisers, agencies, and publishers at our annual party. Food, drinks, and networking.
Time: 10 PM onwards
Location: XS Las Vegas
Details: OPM Pros presents PareshConnect at ASW 2017 in Las Vegas! This event is brought to you by PareshConnect.com and OPM Pros.
Tuesday 17 Jan
Name: Affiliate Summit West Pub Crawl
Location: Affiliate Summit West
Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
Details: Chargebacks911 will be participating in the Affiliate Summit West Pub Crawl. From 2-4pm on Tuesday, our booth #510 will host complimentary beer and wine.
RSVP: Details here
If I’m missing any events please send me an email as soon as possible and we’ll add it to the list.
Looking for a guide on ASW / Vegas? Advidi has put together a great piece on how to prep for the event.
If you’re coming to ASW make sure you say hi if you see me around!