View Poll Results: Why do you attend iGaming conferences?

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  • To get the pulse of the industry.

    9 39.13%
  • To meet with affiliate managers.

    10 43.48%
  • To meet with affiliates.

    8 34.78%
  • To meet with industry suppliers.

    3 13.04%
  • To attend conference or training sessions.

    4 17.39%
  • to attend networking events and parties.

    3 13.04%
  • To travel.

    3 13.04%
  • For some other reason (share in a post).

    0 0%
  • I don't attend iGaming conferences.

    4 17.39%
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    Question Why do you attend iGaming conferences?

    There are many reasons affiliates attend iGaming industry conferences.

    Some examples include getting a pulse on the industry, meeting with affiliates, affiliate managers or industry suppliers. attending networking events or parties, attending conference sessions, or simply to get away for a few days.

    Besides voting in the poll to indicate some of the most important reasons for attending trade shows from your perspective, be sure to post about your personal experiences. Share some of the high points, and maybe some of the low points as well.

    I'm especially interested in understanding how you feel conferences have most benefited you. And how important conference sessions have been for you.

    The reason I am thinking about conferences today is that I attend a lot of them and have just posted an announcement about a conference taking place in London next week in the following thread: GPWA Member 50% Discount on Digital Marketing Forum & Betting on Football Conference.

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    Surprised to see that I'm the only one voting - I don't.

    EDIT: Mind you there were only 2 voters - so the initial post had 5 reason votes.

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    I attend 2-3 conferences a year, only the biggest ones. The main goal is to meet with affiliate managers so my day is always filled with meetings. Conferences are a great opportunity to catch up and meet face to face with the managers. I rarely attend training sessions as I don't find them useful at all.

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    Here's why I would attend iGaming conferences.

    1. The free drinks.
    2. The free goodies.
    3. The pretty ladies.
    4. Meeting other affiliates.
    5. Meeting affiliate managers.

    In that order
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    Usually to negotiate better deals, (when adding new brands) or improve current deals... I usually do just one day then the rest enjoy the country

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    For me personally there are a number of reasons. I want to get to know up close the people I am working with. I have also gotten to know that affiliate managers are much more willing to negotiate a better deal at conferences as opposed to Skype or any other IM. Also, the insights you get from such conferences are often valuable and just talking to people there might give you a whole new stream of ideas to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinowinners View Post
    Also, the insights you get from such conferences are often valuable and just talking to people there might give you a whole new stream of ideas to work on.
    I use this forum for new ideas so one more reason not to go haha
    But gotta admit, swaying people to your terms of a deal is a lot easier in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gil.langelaan View Post
    swaying people to your terms of a deal is a lot easier in person.
    And they feel the same way...

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    TO meet new people and negotiate like an Egyptian or Arabic market for prices )))
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    I attend the conferences as it is a great way to network and meet partners and discover new ones. You will also get a good sense of the pulse of the industry in a less formal manner which may not be ready for publication.

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    Purely for f2f meetings

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