Top 10 eCommerce Conferences of 2018 – You Should Attend
If you are looking out for some motivation to build your career in eCommerce or if you are in search of some brand new and creative ideas for your eCommerce business, then this is a must-read piece. As an eCommerce enthusiast, you might have already figured it out how important it is to meet people and grow your network for making your eCommerce business a success. Attending an eCommerce conference will very well satisfy your needs and bring you here a list of such amazing eCommerce conferences you might want to attend in the year 2018:
1. Shoptalk (March 18th – 21st, 2018) in Las Vegas, NV:
Aiming to be the world’s largest conference for retail and eCommerce innovation, Shoptalk offers an opportunity to all the established retailers and brands, investors, startups, media, tech companies, analysts and others to learn, collaborate and evolve. Shoptalk 2018 is expected to witness more than 7500 attendees which are almost 40% more than the 5500 count for the year 2017. Over half of the speakers at Shoptalk are CEOs or founders and almost a quarter are from outside the U.S. thereby making it diversified. It covers the latest trends and technologies evolving in the eCommerce platforms, ranging from grocery to luxury and everything in between. Shoptalk promises to be worthwhile, efficient and informative to all the audiences.
2. Magento Imagine (April 23rd-25th,2018) in Las Vegas, NV:
Las Vegas is going to host one more event among the best eCommerce conferences, which is the Magento Imagine. At Imagine 2018, you can join industry leaders in live breakout sessions, keynotes and customer panels and also network with partners, key merchants, and developers. You can have the opportunity to be among the 3000 attendees coming from 50+ countries and attend over 100 sessions. Technology providers and eCommerce experts are brought together to educate, inspire, collaborate, advance and enjoy a unique Magento experience. Mark your dates now!
3. Sellers Summit (May 3rd-May 5th, 2018) in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida:
Calling itself the ultimate “eCommerce learning experience”, the Sellers Summit aims at teaching you things in two days, which otherwise would take months if not years to learn. It offers a curriculum-based experience where you will learn practical, actionable and up-to-date eCommerce strategies. This eCommerce conference has two separate agendas – one for beginners who are new and just getting started and the other for experienced sellers. This division has been done in an attempt to accommodate sellers of all skill levels.
4. IRCE (June 5th-8th,2018) in McCormick Place West, Chicago:
Next in the list of the best eCommerce events in 2018 is the IRCE which is the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition, a one-stop-shop for all your e-retail needs. With more than 130 various trends and topics, IRCE offers strategic educational sessions that can help you stay ahead of your competition. IRCE’s agenda has been planned in part with the editorial experts from ‘Internet Retailer’ magazine to discuss all the latest trends in eCommerce business. Moreover, the agenda of the IRCE has been structured in such a way that makes it a step above the rest. With this agenda, you have the flexibility to design your own personal conference experience.
5. E-tail East (August 6th-9th, 2018) in Boston, MA:
E-tail East is another eCommerce conference 2018 you should watch out for if you are among the retailers that want world class eCommerce. The community is one of a kind with a perfect balance of quality, quantity and variety. To boost your inspiration and innovation levels, E-tail East has more than 100 speakers representing the best of America’s largest retailers to discuss your growth and education. The speaker’s list includes many noted personalities including Carissa Ganelli, the Chief Digital Officer of Subway, John Mullikan, the CTO of Wayfair and others.
6. E-Commerce Paris (September 10th-12th, 2018) in Paris:
If you are an eCommerce merchant looking out for solutions related to digital marketing through logistics, E-Commerce Paris should be among on the list of eCommerce conferences you need to attend. This conference hosts nearly 800 participating companies and 40,000 online and offline retail professionals seeking innovative providers for marketing, data and customer relation, IT for Commerce and many other aspects of eCommerce businesses. The registrations for the conference will be open in April 2018.
7. Shop.org Retail Digital Conference (September 12th-14th, 2018) in Las Vegas, NV:
If you are an individual or a company looking for inside tracks on how to win the retail revolution, then Shop.org is bringing you the savviest executives from every industry on board. All the attendees can expect valuable conversations coming in with incredible content, enhanced networking opportunities and deep dive discussions that will put them on the learning edge of business innovation. AI-powered retail is expected to be the hottest topics of discussion in this eCommerce conference.
8. Retail Global (October 9th-11th, 2018) in Las Vegas:
Though it has been only three years since it has been started, Retail Global has attracted 683 attendees in the year 2017 coming from different parts of the world. Focused on providing real solutions for retailers, the Retail Global conference offers unparalleled networking opportunities and excellent quality content to all the attendees. You can have access to 100+ local and global industry experts and also can get to interact with targeted and approachable solution providers, all in the two and half days of this conference. Mark your dates to witness this conference aimed at solving the problems practically. There is even a gala charity networking event supporting the ‘Retail Orphan Initiative (Retail ROI)’
9. Luxury Interactive (October 18th-19th, 2018) in New York:
Through fun and interactive networking with every part of the industry, this conference expands your community with the right people, thus helping you improve your career in the eCommerce business. Though the list of speakers has not been released yet, Luxury Interactive can offer you insights on how to prepare your business for the digital future.
10. The Phocuswright Conference (November 13th-15th, 2018) in Los Angeles, California:
If you are looking out for travel industry specific insights, then the Phocuswright Conference is a must attend event. With global leaders and top executives taking the stage, discover the next market-changing innovations, partners, fresh ideas and investment opportunities. The conference also plans signature sessions and roundtable discussions on where the money, the market and its movers will go next. The program is also packed with competitions where the innovators battle for the Travel’s most coveted awards.
If you want to know more about these eCommerce events you can check out their respective websites and be informed about the event updates. Depending on your eCommerce business type and its needs, make your decision on attending these eCommerce conferences for the year 2018. Watch out this space to learn many more interesting things about eCommerce.