European Casino Affiliate Convention looks at mergers

5 March 2008

NEW YORK -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that several presentations on Mergers and Acquisitions for the affiliate business will take place at the upcoming 6th annual European Casino Affiliate Convention.

The European Casino Affiliate Convention is the largest conference and trade show for marketing in the gaming industry. It attracts the highest proportion of gaming affiliates. The next event is scheduled for April 3-5, 2008 in Amsterdam at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel.

High revenue producing 'super affiliates' generally attend Casino Affiliate Conventions. At the 2007 event, it was estimated that super-affiliates constituted 30-40% of the 500+ affiliates that attended. (ie: A super affiliate at the event generally earns commissions greater than 7500 Euros per month). As a result, speaker presentations and networking sessions are far more advanced and specific to the online gaming affiliate than they will find at other conferences.

CAC2008 in Amsterdam will discuss Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) for both affiliate programs as well as affiliates. According to the website Gampay, is estimated that online gaming affiliates in 2007 earned USD $684 Million (450 Million Euros). In addition to being the largest affiliate market with significant profit margins, large European based corporations are watching the market and have selectively begun M&A's with affiliate websites. Super affiliates have been actively purchasing other affiliate properties, and at the same time, affiliate programs have been active acquiring affiliate websites.

To assist mid to high tier affiliates on the process of Mergers and Acquisitions, CAC2008 will have three M&A experts providing formal presentations on the subject. They are:

Global Leisure Partners - Paul Richardson (Managing Director)

Europa Point Group - Melissa Blau (CEO)

Gamesys - Satya Mahapatra (Business Product Owner)

CAC2008 Amsterdam is expected to be larger than any previous year. The main exhibit hall for the 2008 Amsterdam Casino Affiliate Convention is completely sold out. Few additional sponsorships are available. Attendance at this event is limited and is expected to sell out. The hotel is currently sold out of all sleeping rooms.

The company will also have its first Eastern Europe based Casino Affiliate Convention in Moscow on June 7-8, 2008. Also, the second annual Asian CAC will be in Macau, PR China on November 21-22, 2008.

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Casino Affiliate Convention (CAC) Amsterdam 2008