We just took a look at our calendar and noticed that Affiliate Summit is literally five weeks away. And while we’re getting everything all set (we have brilliant pens–and everybody needs pens), it’s great to see ASE co-founder Missy Ward find some time to talk about the upcoming show at the Hilton New York. Presiding over the Q&A is Adotas Senior Editor and BPN blog contributor Gavin Dunaway. Some of our favorite bits after the break.

– Ward on what affiliates, merchants, and networks can get out of ASE: “Actually, the answers to the questions are synergistic. If you’re in the affiliate marketing industry, you will meet the people who can have a dramatic effect on your business.”

– On the importance of Affiliate Summit monthly mixers: “We realized that affiliate marketers can easily fall into the lone-wolf trap so we decided to launch Affiliate Summit monthly meetups in cities around the world so that affiliate marketers can get together to network and learn from one another.”

– Affiliate Summit Miami? Ward says, “We’re currently focusing on the growth of our East and West shows and are looking at expanding in other cities at other times in the year.”

– Our most favorite bit? This one: “I truly believe that Affiliate Summit’s success lies in the hands of our attendees.”

Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing over at Adotas. Now.

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