Dear Affiliate Summit Community, friends and family,
My business partner, Shawn Collins and I have some big news to share with you – Affiliate Summit has new ownership.
Missy Ward and Shawn Collins at Affiliate Summit 2005
We have been acquired by Clarion Events. We have been working on this since the start of the year, and everything fell into place just before we kick off Affiliate Summit East 2017.
As far as Affiliate Summit operations are concerned, Shawn and I are the Co-CEOs and aren’t going anywhere. You’ll see our team, that you’ve gotten to know over the years, in NYC, and we’re all working on Affiliate Summit West now, too.
So, everything is the same, and nothing changes?
Not exactly – under this partnership we have a big opportunity to develop the brand both domestically and internationally and are looking at a possible third Affiliate Summit in the U.S., as well as Affiliate Summit in other countries. This is something we’ve wanted to do for many years, but we didn’t have the resources and know-how to expand globally. Now we do. Look out for announcements soon.
Please ask us any questions you may have. We’re at the Marriott Marquis starting today and we look forward to chatting with you in person.
It is a new chapter for Affiliate Summit, and we look forward to an exciting 2018 and beyond with you.
Missy Ward & Shawn Collins