PerformanceIN is proud to announce the winners of this year’s bursary scheme for Performance Marketing Insights: London.

Supported by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the scheme allows a carefully selected pool of marketing talent to broaden their performance knowledge and skills by attending the 2014 conference for free.

After consideration from a panel of industry experts, who reviewed over 50 applications from agencies, advertisers, publishers, tech providers and networks, a list including representatives from Performance Horizon Group, Webgains, GetPaidTo and Genie Goals has been finalised and the winners contacted.   

They will join hundreds of other attendees in flocking to the capital’s Westminster Park Plaza between October 28-29 for two days of expert-led event content and wide range of networking opportunities. 

Teaching tomorrow’s leaders

Past winners of the bursary scheme include Webgains’ Edward Pinnock, who last month encouraged all emerging performance marketing talent to apply for a fully-funded pass.

PerformanceIN managing director Sarah Parsonage went on to highlight the event’s ability to teach tomorrow’s budget holders and decision makers about all the innovations and best practices that are unfolding at present. The conference will aim to provide as much through a revamped structure, headed up by the all new Capture, Cultivate and Create session tracks. 

Jake Clark, a bursary winner for 2014 and publisher development executive at global affiliate network AffiliateFuture, claimed the event was “without doubt” the most anticipated of its kind. 

“As a young person in the performance marketing industry, the experience and knowledge I stand to gain from attending this event is absolutely invaluable and second to none.

“From key players to emerging talent, I’m excited to pick up ideas and tips from across the whole of the industry which I expect will stay with me throughout the rest of my career.”     

New partnerships

Another bursary winner in Andrew North, an account executive at affiliate network Webgains, said the chance to forge new business relationships at the event would prove advantageous in the early stages of his performance career. 

As the next wave of startups attempt to make their mark on the industry, events like PMI: London will also be crucial to helping members of the performance old guard meet new clients and make friends for the future.

“I’m delighted to have been selected for a ticket to Performance Marketing Insights through the London bursary scheme as I see it as one of the key events of the year in the sector,” commented North.

“It will allow me to build my knowledge via the various seminars and presentations and give me the opportunity to network with various publishers, advertisers and agencies I work with on a daily basis.”