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    Hey guys

    Who is going to Budapest?

    C'mon, give my bosses a reason to send me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Hey guys

    Who is going to Budapest?

    C'mon, give my bosses a reason to send me

    Cheers
    If the question was:

    Who is going to Outer Mongolia?

    C'mon, give my bosses a reason to send me


    everyone would be saying yes, we are going!

    Sorry, couldnt resist that! Only joking
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    Still undecided. Leaning more toward no as I plan on going to London in January and will bring my wife. I would like to hold back the cash so that we can spend around 10 days there and see more than the bottom of a glass. Now if someone wants to send me to Budapest....
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    I'm in - all booked and raring to go. Love seeing new places.

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    Will be there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalkie View Post
    If the question was:

    Who is going to Outer Mongolia?

    C'mon, give my bosses a reason to send me


    everyone would be saying yes, we are going!

    Sorry, couldnt resist that! Only joking
    Smarty pants :P

    BTW just to clarify, I am NOT going to outer mongolia
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    I plan on attending and hosting a session/seminar as well.

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    I'll be there, as will a bunch of us from the GPWA. We're expecting this to be a very successful conference with a lot of affiliates.

    Personally, I was in Budapest about 20 years ago for a week, and my wife was there for a few days earlier this year. Definitely an interesting place to visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    I'll be there, as will a bunch of us from the GPWA. We're expecting this to be a very successful conference with a lot of affiliates.

    Personally, I was in Budapest about 20 years ago for a week, and my wife was there for a few days earlier this year. Definitely an interesting place to visit.

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    I would love to attend but as I can't seem to get Alex or any of his staff to tell me about exhibiting or sponsorship deals left, I will probably have to pass

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    Hey Simone - I emailed you last week when you PM'd me - email me on alex@igamingbusiness.com and I will reply - I will also check I used the right email ......I would never pause too long when there is possible money on the table

    Oh and yes I will be going to Budapest too WIll also be there Aug 4th/5th if anyone is out there by any chance
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    Budapest is simply awesome, been there numerous times starting when i was just 4 years old and that was in the middle of the cold war.

    My answer as usual is No unfortuantly
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    Thanks Alex. Will email you now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betpartners View Post
    Budapest is simply awesome, been there numerous times starting when i was just 4 years old and that was in the middle of the cold war.

    My answer as usual is No unfortuantly
    Ah!

    So you were a child protege then!

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    i cannot say otherwise i would have to kill you
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    I'll be there, as will a bunch of us from the GPWA.
    Woo Hoo!

    Good to see things are turning around in this tough economy, and that the GPWA will be well represented in Hungary!

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    No - we are not attending Budapest. Same reason as usual - it's difficult for me to justify the time and expense for the travel and week spent away.

    I could see why an affiliate program, or business-to-business company would attend, these events are sure to be good source of new affiliates and contacts.

    However, we are chock full of sponsors on site - with a huge waiting list - and simply have to refuse requests from any new advertisers at present - so there is no space to set up new deals - indeed we need to focus on creating more content to satisfy existing demand.

    So as a busy affiliate - attending would simply be a "junket" - much fun to do - but not value generating at all. In these financial times - I'll simply tuck the 20K cost away and earmark it for future salaries / costs.

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    I think flying from New Zealand to Hungary would be too painful of a flight for an affiliate. If you only go for a week you're losing 2 full days in travel time if not more. Business wise I still think it is worth it but from that distance I would only recommend 1 or 2 big ones like London in Jan. Sydney I think is around the corner and am looking forward to another trip to Oz.

    If there are any affiliates on the fence I would highly recommend to go and not just saying that to justify my own expenses and to get biz done but BAC should be a good event for all.

    In case there are some unanswered questions floating around especially for affiliates who haven't been to a conference here is what you can expect:

    Free for affiliates to attend and this includes access to the conference floors, buffet lunches (still free) every day, seminars (I will be speaking), free passes to all parties and most are usually open bar. In the evenings it is common for operators to take out their affiliates to dinner and I will be taking out affiliates for dinner for one big night if anybody wants to tag along. Usually there is a tourism day and I believe that is sponsored. Overall you'll have a time time spending money unless of course you go to the casino ...

    Business wise you will probably get a lot accomplished. There are seminars throughout the day and you can navigate the floors to get free stuff although most of it is crap but some programs make stuff worth keeping. You can talk to program managers there. You can book 1 on 1 meetings with your affiliate managers and completely fill up your schedule if you want. I usually see and hear about more deals getting done at the conferences but I'll let those affiliates speak up and say if it has been worth it or not.

    See yall in Budapest!

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    Hello everyone! I sincerely think this will be the biggest and most well attended conference of the year. There is so much hype about this show in general and the GPWA cannot wait! I know that many affiliate programs have saved their budget for this event in particular, just about all of my affiliate friends plan to attend, and I truly believe the GPWA mag that will be distributed at this event is going to be our best yet. Stay tuned for my exclusive www.pokerisivut.com story and an exclusive Bodog.com story in addition to MANY other great articles and info.

    Please try to come, it will be worth it professionally and personally, I really think!

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    Team GameOn will be there. Cannot wait

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