E-commerce is a continuous stream
of questions from both beginners and professionals. How to increase sales? How to keep a customer? How to improve the supply chain? How to create the right marketing strategy? All this can often be heard in the world of retail. You can search for answers in forums or among friends. Or you can just visit some of the best eCommerce conferences and take your business
to the next level right away.
Why you should attend an eCommerce conference
The world of retail and e-commerce is developing faster
and showing us previously unimaginable ideas. For example, one of the discoveries of the last decade was the opportunity to purchase goods online and pick them up at the store (BOPIS). Today it has become a common opportunity for most brands.
But every year the eCommerce industry
is growing faster. In addition to standard improvements in the quality of service, artificial intelligence and augmented reality are increasingly used. It gives more opportunities, but gives rise to new problems.
Thanks to eCommerce trends
and conferences, you will be able to find out exactly what challenges market leaders face, what strategies they have developed to overcome difficulties and which new products have not yet seen the world.
4-6 May, 2020
eTail is a series of conferences
that has been held in several locations
around the world since 1999. Today, this series includes more than 10 conferences, some of which are held in the USA and Canada, and others in Europe. In January, a conference was held in Palm Springs, which brought together about 10 thousand participants. eTail Canada promises no less excitement and the same rich program.
- how digital channels transform Retail and eCommerce;
- how to find the best service provider;
- 2020 - the beginning of the era of hyper-personalization;
- future customer relationship.
One of the reasons for attending eTail conferences
is the speakers, who are the best industry experts. So, on eTail Canada you will hear insights from Drew Green (CEO at Indochino), Peter van Stolck (CEO and managing director at SPUD), Jan Brooks (CEO and founder of HelloFresh Canada), Mike Gettys (CEO and founder of Endy) and many others.
28-29 July, 2020
New York, USA
What to expect from retail marketing
? Participants of the two-day CommerceNext conference will answer this question. This year the main emphasis will be placed on the best strategies in the field of digital marketing, the latest successful approaches
to the development of e-commerce and new techniques for attracting customers.
- brand revival;
- brand goal and storytelling as growth catalysts;
- improving the quality of customer service;
- diversification of marketing outside of Google and Facebook.
has over 1200 participants, 50 sessions (including 11 key matches and 30 sessions of the How It Works series) and more than 100 speakers from market leaders. Speakers this year include Emily Boschwitz (vice president of marketing for Hims/Hers), Daniel Boglin (vice president of data management and analytics at TechStyle Fashion Group) and Mallis Barnes (CMO at Trade Coffee)).
Paris Retail Week
Site: Paris Retail Week
15-17 September, 2020
sales have not started yet
For over 5 years, Paris Retail Week
has attracted thousands of visitors and participants with bright performances and a colorful exhibition. In addition to useful insights from market leaders, here you can find successful startups of the last year. PRW is divided into various topics, from flexible customer service to B2B marketing
and multichannel trading, because you can learn something useful for yourself and apply it in your own business.
- logistics and supply chain organization;
- marketing and customer relationship analytics;
- IT for eCommerce.
The program of the event is almost ready and there are already exact numbers. So, at Paris Retail Week
2020 there will be more than 600 exhibition places, about 1000 business meetings and 200 presentations. In addition, more than 25,000 people have registered as visitors. But the list of speakers has not yet been announced, so stay tuned.
The Alibaba E-Commerce Expo
Site: Alibaba Expo
21-22 August, 2020
sales have not started yet
Alibaba is one of the largest global groups providing e-commerce services. Only the leaders of this group can share a lot of insights, and there will be other companies at the conference. One of the goals of Alibaba Expo is to narrow the gap between the Chinese and international markets, as well as to increase the level of small business in the field of eCommerce.
Therefore, in the framework of the upcoming conference, special attention is paid to promoting growing brands.
Today, the program and list of speakers for the 2020 conference
is still unknown. Despite the coronavirus, this year the organizers of Alibaba Expo promise no less excitement than last year. Therefore, stay tuned and get your pass.
eCommerce Expo London
Site: eCommerce London
30 September – 1 October, 2020
London, Great Britain
sales have not started
Last year, this conference was held in Dubai and brought together over a thousand participants. Today, before the conference in London, it’s even more than six months, but the organizers are already searching for speakers and choosing topics. So, at the moment there are already 350 confirmed speakers and B2B and B2C sectors. eCommerce Expo
is designed for both beginners and professionals.
This year the conference will have many seminars and round tables, and case studies will be conducted. In addition, world leaders from Amazon to BarclayCard UK
will show their presentations.
A detailed program and a list of speakers are not yet available. However, such issues were discussed last year:
All of these topics were highlighted by experts such as Shela Pedler (CMO at Chico’s), Mel Carson (CEO and founder of Delightful Communications), Lauren Gilman (CEO at HelloFresh UK) and others. Given that the organizers are making more and more efforts, we can conclude that this year we should expect no less hot line-up.
Savant eCommerce Conference
Site: Savant Conf
2-3 June, 2020
The Savant eCommerce
conference is not just one event: it is a series of conferences around the world. This year it was presented in January in Berlin, and also in March in Amsterdam. The upcoming conference that you still have time to get to is Savant in Stockholm.
The idea of the conference is to reduce sales costs and improve the quality of recruiting in order to thereby increase growth. In addition, Savant organizers
focus on content as a catalyst for growth.
- pillars of stability and increased income;
- use of personalized shopping experiences;
- do not spare money on CX;
- omnichannel marketing and sales revolution.
such as Christian Mering (CEO and founder of Madeone), Alexander Handcock (senior director of marketing at Selligent Marketing Cloud), Katya Felke (head of eCommerce at Butlers), Jonas Hessler (strategic adviser at Hessler & Co.) will tell you all about these things in Stockholm.
14-17 September, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
$2200 – 3850
Since 2015, this conference has grown from 100 to 8,000 visitors, making it one of the fastest growing events in the history of eCommerce and Retail. Today the key question of the conference
is the following: what factors have become the epicenter of the development of e-commerce over the past 10 years?
was supposed to be held in March 2020, but due to the hype surrounding the coronavirus, it was decided to postpone the event until the fall. Therefore, now the list of topics is updated and is not available.
this year included: Lisley Leifer (Vice President of Business Development at 1800 Flowers), Julie Bowerman (Head of Consumer Affairs at Kellogg), Sarah Rasmussen (Director of Client Relations at Land's End), Kate Minner (marketing director at Sperry) and others.
IRCE @ RetailX
Site: Retail X
9-11 June, 2020
Chicago, Illinois, USA
is back again to please visitors with new startups and provide new information on the development of the eCommerce sector. If you plan to devote your time to only one conference for the whole year, then Retail X may be one of the best choices.
That it is an eclectic mix of developers
, marketers, entrepreneurs, investors and experts in e-commerce.
- physical stores as a new stage in the development of "digital brands";
- global economy and eCommerce;
- shopping and artificial intelligence.
And now about the main reason for visiting this conference
- speakers. At Retail X, you can hear (or maybe meet in person) specialists such as Molz Ali (CEO and founder of Native), Ankit Patel (vice president of merchandising at Boxed), Jason Kang (CRO at Zazzle) and Matt Alexander (CEO and co-founder of Neighborhood Goods).
Ecommerce Operations Summit
Site: Operations Summit
14-16 April, 2020
Orlando, Florida, USA
$1395 - 2145
Want to focus on the logistics and operations of your company? There is a thematic conference
for you. At the same time, it is quite large, because you can definitely find answers to all your questions here. ECommerce Operations Summit is a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to multi-channel operations and DTC.
The main focus here is on customer experience,
diverse strategies, delivery and return, as well as supply chain optimization.
- how market demands have changed the supply chain;
- methods of accelerating supplies;
- optimization of DTC operations.
The list of speakers
includes: Michael Anderson (CEO and co-founder of Etail Solutions), Joseph Ansanelli (CEO at Gladly), Kurt Avalon (CBO At Takeoff Tecnologies) and many others.
Traffic & Conversion Summit
Site: Traffic and Conversion Summit
31 March – 2 April, 2020
San Diego, California, USA
consisting of more than 80 speakers and 10,000 visitors last year, is an annual “update” in the world of digital marketing and sales. Yes, there will be no talk only of eCommerce. But here you can find a lot of chips that are fully applicable in e-commerce.