For the first time since the Affiliate Summit started in 2003, the business trade show is all online and FREE, opening its doors to businesses that might not have been able to attend in the past. 

The Virtual Digital Expo (formerly known as Affiliate Ball Virtual Expo) is a worldwide virtual online marketing trade show taking place June 3-5 and our very own Chief of Chaos Matt Frary is one of the keynote speakers addressing the difference between affiliate and influencer marketing. Frary is speaking at 3:30pm EST Thursday, June 4.

“For more than 20 years I’ve worked in affiliate marketing with every cutting-edge technology, and every innovative marketer out there. Darren Blatt is one of those revolutionary thinkers and is always on the cutting edge of everything,” said Frary. “I’m pleased to be asked by Darren to speak at such a game-changing event that addresses the unique situation we find ourselves in during the COVID crisis, providing us access to network and carry our businesses forward. We all need the familiarity of networking with each other, and hearing from experts that we can learn from so that we can all thrive as a community.  Kudos to Darren for putting this together.”

This is the first fully immersive business trade show where you can connect with more than 20,000 pre-registered guests and hear from the top leaders in the industry.

This year the whole trade show will be virtual and very high-tech: digitally walk the global trade show floor and interact live at booths; meet with thousands of potential buyers and sellers; attend informative and fun events; get sales tools, and surprises; generate new business on worldwide hours; leave virtual business cards; collect qualified leads featuring: matchmaker speed networking tool attend a legendary party with live performances; interactive dance floor, talent show, and AFFY Awards!

Frary won an AFFY award that will be presented at the expo, which is the largest business-to-business party at the digital marketing trade shows. Darren Blatt founded the annual ball and surprised Frary with the award in March via FaceTime.

“Matt has achieved great success in building highly-profitable companies and loves to share his knowledge,” said Blatt. “Matt has worked with thousands of startups to drive profitable growth and build award-winning marketing campaigns. A national expert on brand management and customer acquisition, Matt is a frequent speaker and influencer in the affiliate marketing and digital marketing community.”

In 2003, Affiliate Marketing experts Shawn Collins and Missy Ward founded Affiliate Summit for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers. Since then, the Affiliate Summit Inc. brand has grown to include Affiliate Summit Social Events, Performance Marketing Summit, FeedFront Magazine,, and

Frary is the founder and Chief of Chaos at, She Is Media, Elite Media Partners, and owner of DealTaker and other affiliate sites. has been recognized five years in a row as one of Colorado’s top 100 fastest-growing companies; listed five years in a row on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America; a 2020 TITAN 100 CEO, and a 2019 recipient of the Entrepreneur 360 award. Frary is also a Forbes Contributor. He is a graduate of the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management with an MBA in International Finance and Brand Management. He has a BS in International Marketing from the University of Colorado and a Minor in Russian Language. He lives in Colorado with his wife and kids.