Event Agenda

Monday, February 10, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Huddle Room Networking & Registration
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
New Attendee 101
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Huddle Room Networking
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Executive Remarks
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Keynote 1
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Keynote 2
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Publisher Showcase
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Strategy Sessions
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

   The Venue

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Within 4 miles of Camelback Golf Club, this sleek, Pueblo Revival–style resort is also 5 miles from Scottsdale's Arts District and 8 miles from the Desert Botanical Garden. Sophisticated rooms provide pillow-top mattresses, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded rooms add balconies, pull-out sofas and/or microwaves, while luxe suites tack on living rooms with fireplaces. Some also feature private pools.

Our event room rate is $334 plus taxes and fees. The room rate will expire when the block is full or on Friday, January 24, 2020 whichever comes first. Be sure to secure your room today! You can book online here or call +1 480-948-1700 and request the Rakuten Marketing rate.


Mountain Shadows Resort
5445 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Our overflow room block at the Mountain Shadows Resort is available for the rate of $329. The room rate will expire when the block is full or on Sunday, January 19, 2020 whichever comes first. You can book a room at this rate here or by calling +1 877-587-6981 and mentioning the Rakuten DealMaker West event block.


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 E Lincoln Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Our event room rate is $334 plus taxes and fees. The room rate will expire when the block is full or on January 24, 2020 whichever comes first. Be sure to secure your room today! You can book online here or call +1 888-627-3010 and request the Rakuten Marketing rate.

About the Attendees 

Rakuten Marketing’s DealMaker events are the premier gathering place for online performance marketing leaders. Attendees have included hundreds of executives from top companies doing business online, representatives from leading and innovative publisher websites, and online marketers from Rakuten Marketing's client base of over 600 companies.

Representatives from hundreds of companies based both nationally and internationally across a wide range of product categories attend Rakuten Marketing events every year.

Advertisers and Publishers who attended DealMaker Scottsdale 2019 did better in the network!

  • Attending advertisers represented nearly half of US network revenue, an increase of 4% year-over-year and showed an increase in sales net collectively by 10.2% year-over-year
  • Attending US publisher’s represented 75% of our Platinum Publisher base, a top designation. Overall attending publishers saw revenue growth of 4.36% year-over-year. Those US based publishers ramping up with UK publishers, saw growth of 36.54%.

Networking & Community

DealMaker is the event made for making connections! Through our event community you can view the event agenda, see who's sponsoring, and schedule 1:1 meetings with your fellow attendees! As a DealMaker Scottsdale attendee you will also have access to our event app, Attendee Mobile, where you will have access to all the same features as on the site. The event community and app, Attendee Mobile, will launch a few months prior to the event. 


Over 78% of attendees signed up and used our networking community in 2019. Nearly 4,000 meetings were scheduled in the community and over 3,500 private messages were sent.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Maximize your exposure at DealMaker Scottsdale 2020! View the Sponsorship Brochure and email events@rakuten.com for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsor Testimonials
“Rakuten Marketing’s Symposium (now DealMaker) is the most effective networking event of the year! So beneficial to meet with a record number of Publishers in one spot in one day!”
- Kristy McClain, Marketing Manager, Acquisition at Vera Bradley
“…I would say the event is a must-attend for anyone serious about succeeding in the affiliate space.”
-John Park, CEO, Eight Horses
“Symposium (now DealMaker) was great, our team met a lot of great merchants and partners and struck some key partnerships. Very satisfied with the ROI on our sponsorship.” 
-Jeff Unze, VP Business Development – BorderX Lab (Beyond Shopping Discovery App)
Why Sponsor?
Rakuten Marketing Sponsors do better! On average, sponsors outperform the Rakuten Marketing network year-over-year. Additionally, 100% of sponsors surveyed noted they would sponsor future Rakuten Marketing events. While on site, you’ll meet with and make the right connections with our top Advertisers and Publishers!


Contact events@rakuten.com to purchase a sponsorship today!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Any Questions?

If you need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to events@rakuten.com.