Clarion Events acquires Affiliate Summit

27 July 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Clarion Events, the parent company of iGB Affiliate, is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Affiliate Summit Corporation, which includes the Affiliate Summit tradeshow and conference, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, ReveNews.com and the annual AffStat industry benchmark reports. Affiliate Summit has been at the forefront of the affiliate marketing industry since their inception in 2003.

Affiliate Summit joins Clarion Events alongside the iGB Affiliate brand to further the vision of both companies to provide a comprehensive events and information platform for the affiliate marketing sector. With the acquisition, Affiliate Summit will continue to deliver the premier affiliate marketing tradeshow and conference in the U.S. and will now have the opportunity to expand the Affiliate Summit brand internationally.

Additionally, Affiliate Summit Co-Founders, Missy Ward and Shawn Collins with over 20 years' experience in affiliate marketing, will continue running Affiliate Summit in the capacity of Co-CEOs with the support of their highly regarded team.

Shawn Collins added, "Clarion is widely regarded as a leading event organizer, and we will be harnessing their expertise in order to expand internationally and bring our events to the next level. Becoming part of Clarion will add value to our current brands and provide an opportunity to take new products to emerging markets. Bringing Affiliate Summit and iGaming Business together will deliver enhanced benefits to attendees and exhibitors alike."

Alex Pratt, Managing Director – iGB Affiliate, Clarion Events, said, "This is a really exciting acquisition for Clarion, bringing together the biggest affiliate marketing events company with Clarion's resources, expertise and successful affiliate shows in iGaming and finance. Missy and Shawn have established an extremely strong business, and we are looking forward to a successful collaboration to improve the U.S. events, as well as launch the Affiliate Summit brand internationally."

Future Dates:
Affiliate Summit East, New York Marriott Marquis, 30 July to 1 August 2017
Berlin Affiliate Conference, Messe Berlin, 1 October to 4 November 2017
Affiliate Summit West, Paris Las Vegas, 7-9 January 2018

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