Birds of feather flock together. We have often heard this adage which says, people with similar interests are often found together.
There cannot be a better example than international conferences and events held all around the globe every year.
Networking is one of the most aspects of a growing business. It offers new perspectives and provides in-depth insights.
It helps you meet like-minded people in your niche, grow your contacts & increase your spread. All you need to do is find the right event at the right time and just be there. You will be amazed to see how attending one such conference can change a lot of things for your business.
Growth is directly proportional to learning. Knowledge gives you the power to leverage your business in the competitive market.
It teaches you everything from starting your business, to maintaining it, customer satisfaction, business ethics, upcoming technologies to turning your company into a large empire.
Here are some must-attend e-commerce conferences and events of 2018.
1. eTail West
Date & Location: February 26th – March 1st, 2018 │ JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA.
eTail promises to be one of the most anticipated events year-on-year. The speakers include some of the most elite individuals who strive to transform the world of e-commerce.
Most of their speakers are senior-level managers and VPs who bring out quality content and solid insights. It becomes a must-attend event for anyone in the field of online retailing.
Date & Location: Feb 28th- March 2nd, 2018 │San Diego, CA.
A world-class conference for anyone who is into Social media marketing. Expected footfall is 5000 marketers from all across the globe.
Their tracks and workshops cover social media tactics for every platform, plus video marketing, live video, analytics, influencer marketing, social care, social strategy etc.
This is a great place for networking which gives you one huge opportunity to connect with influencers, bloggers, brands, businesses, vloggers etc.
Folks at Social Media Examiner takes networking very seriously. They pay specific attention to networking; provide enough time, space, and amenities to meet new people through interviews, chats, round-ups etc.
Date & Location: March 18-21, 2018 │ Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Their website says, “Attending Shoptalk is Like Getting a College Degree in Retail and E-commerce!”
Expected footfall for 2018 will be 7500 up by 40% from 5,500 in 2017. ShopTalk launched in 2016 and has become the ‘talk’ of the town. With experienced heads attending the conference, their content has been powerful since inception.
Date & Location: March 28-30 │ Austin, TX
A must-attend conference for folks who are in the field of growth marketing and optimization.
At CXL, speakers share not just inspirational thoughts but provide solid how-to solutions for business growth and optimization. CXL promises to be a 3-day magical event, with tickets including everything from Hotel, meals, and extra fun-day.
At CXL everyone stays together for 3 days where one can network or even pin down key-note speakers for a 1:1 session.
Date & Location: 3-5th April, 2018 │Columbus, OH.
At e-commerce Operations Summit, talks range from Omnichannel operations, Customer experience, Shipping & Delivery, Warehouse & Fulfillment etc.
Its major focus is on direct-to-customer & Omnichannel operations. The conference includes Master Class Workshops, Facility Tours, Roundtables, and Networking. E-commerce operations summit is a must-attend conference to gain in-depth insights into customer service, cost-reduction, warehousing, and shipping.
Date & Location: April 23-25, 2018 │Wynn, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Close to over 3000 commerce professionals are expected to attend the Magento Imagine 2018. This is the largest Magento gathering in the world where you get to collaborate and learn along with delegates from around the world of e-commerce.
Imagine is a great platform to showcase newest technologies, techniques, & strategies. Industry experts share their experience with successful tools and methods.
Date & Location: May 3-5 2018 │Fort Lauderdale, FL
One of the best conferences in e-commerce field for entrepreneurs and opportunists alike.
Sellers Summit is more of a ‘workshop’ based event which helps you test the strategies that you have learned right there at the event.
The Sellers Summit is divided into two primary tracks, where the first track is designed to teach new and inexperienced sellers with a live product to sell and source potential vendors.
The second track is designed for more experienced sellers which helps them take their business to new heights through strategies and seminars designed around sales funnels, SEO, Social media, PPC Advertising, Conversion Optimization, email marketing etc.
Date & Location: June 5-8, 2018 │ McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL
Again, one of the best exhibitions and workshops for anyone who is selling or plans to sell over the Internet. A four-day event decorated with various tracks and workshops that provide best strategies for selling online.
Keynote speakers include top-level management from success internet start-ups. IRCE has dedicated lounge and stations which focus on networking and meeting like-minded people.
A completely sophisticated online retail exhibition for e-commerce sellers.
9. eTail East
Date & Location: August 6-9, 2018 │The Sheraton, Boston, MA
It all started in 1999, and since then eTail has been considered one of the most successful online retailers meet. From start-ups to billion-dollar giants, eTail community is one of the largest growing conferences.
Attendees are greeted with top-level speakers from e-commerce hot-shots like Wayfair, Vistaprint, Keurig, etc. People from Coco-Cola, Disney, Nike, Walmart, Zappos, Amazon, etc are on their attendee list.
eTail becomes one of the most guaranteed ways to become more profitable as a business.
Date & Location: September 12-14, 2018 │The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
Tech talks, new ideas, future potential, upcoming technologies are some of the focus areas that are bound to make you smarter and increase ROI.
Successful brands and leaders share their insights and ideas about the future of e-commerce and help shape a brighter future,
Shop.org has solid content that sheds light on the future of online selling and retailing. Speakers from a wide range of online experience share their ideas and their practical implications that adds to the combined growth of this ecosystem.
Get set go!