Marketing Conference postponed

Calvin Ayre, founder and CEO, announced today that the Marketing Conference scheduled for July 23 through 25 at the Wynn Las Vegas has been postponed to a later date at an international location. The decision was made after BetonSports CEO David Carruthers was arrested and charged with taking sports bets from U.S. citizens July 18.

"The Marketing Conference presents a wonderful opportunity for good discussion about marketing, customer service and about the growth of our industry," Ayre said in a statement on the site.

"However, in the last few days, many of you who planned to attend the conference have expressed a high level of concern over the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government's recent actions against one of the companies in our industry."

To ensure the focus of the conference isn't lost, the date and location will be moved. There's no word yet on how the change will affect the speakers who were scheduled for the conference. Further details will be released in the coming weeks. will issue full refunds for conference registrations and sponsorship fees. Affiliates and advertisers should contact their local account manager about the matter.

"I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you, but in spite of what has happened of late, we chose to act with your best interests in mind," Ayre said. "I assure you that we will make it up to you with a bigger and better conference to be announced in the near future."

The party scheduled in conjunction with the conference will continue as planned at Tao at the Venetian July 25. Those still interested in attending should RSVP to

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