The Online Dating Summit rolls in to Barcelona next month, March 2-5. Like any respectable Brit, it doesn’t take an extradition to lure me over to Spain. You can expect my sunburnt balls to be encroaching on the proceedings with great interest.
If you like to boast about your conference travels over Facebook, you should probably hold fire on this one. An Online Dating Summit sounds borderline desperate to the uninformed friend or relative; like some kind of speed-dating epic for the morbidly single. Rest assured, it’s not.
It’s actually the ‘leading B2B and affiliate conference for the online dating industry’.
You’ll find many recognisable names and brands at the show, assuming you keep your dating clean. It remains to be seen whether the likes of LocalSlags.co.uk put in an appearance. I suspect the dirtier realm of the CPA world could be tough to find on the expo floor.
Be2 and Mate1 will be fun to talk to. As will the many white-label dating providers that I’ve been taking a particular interest in lately.
The venue is Hotel Miramar, which means absolutely nothing to me. Sean Mulkeen seems to specialise in prostituting himself to the various corners of Europe, so maybe you could tweet him for an opinion.
I’ve made it clear in the past that I’m not a huge conference junkie. I don’t see the point in crossing continents for some free pens, a branded T-shirt and enough corporate slang to induce a migraine. But business is business, right? For serious dating affiliates, this looks like a good trip.
Of course, there’s the issue of location too. Ahh, Barcelona.
It’s been seven years since I last visited this great city, and although I only caught a fleeting glimpse before marveling at the Camp Nou, I know enough to say that it’s exactly my cup of tea.
You can tell a lot about a city simply by tallying its average pedestrian footsteps per minute. If London is a stampede to catch the tube, Barcelona is a dawdle to catch the sun. Just the way I like it.
Whether you like affiliate marketing, online dating, or tanking up your expense account with cheap holidays before April, the Online Dating Summit should be worth checking out. Hit me up if you’re going to be there.
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