Top eCommerce Conferences in 2020 That You Can’t Miss

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Market trends are ever-changing and technology is rapidly advancing. As an eCommerce retailer, you might find it hard to keep up with all the buzz! One of the best ways to stay on top of your game is to attend the eCommerce conferences held around the world. You get to listen to motivational and inspirational speeches by executives from the world’s largest retailers. Plus, you get to meet folk from your domain and grow your network. These conferences open up a world of opportunities.

Here, we’ve listed out the top eCommerce conferences that will be held around the world in 2020 that is extremely useful for eTailers, those looking to open an online store, and for those in the eCommerce space in general. 

Top eCommerce Conferences in 2020

NRF Retail’s Big Show 2020 

NRF Retail’s Big Show 2020 

New York City, NY, United States

Dates

11 January 2020 – Opening Receptions

12-13 January 2020 – Conference and Expo 

About

NRF (National Retail Federation) is the World’s largest retail conference and expo garnering over 38,000 attendees from 99 countries.  It is a place where visionary talent meets visionary tech. For those who want to make connections, this is the ultimate conference. The opportunities to create your own network are widespread.  But the main reason to be here is to listen to visionary ideas from over 400 speakers. Learning from their success and failure stories can help you get informed and inspired to transform your business.  This conference is one of the best ones to visit regardless of which eCommerce platform you use.

Getting a pass 

There are two types of passes available for NRF 2020 

Expo Only: The rates for passes vary depending on what kind of retail category you fall under. Retailer members of NRF and non-members can get passes for free if they claim it before 10th January 2020. After this date, the price is $50. For non-retailers, the passes start at $1,500 per person.  They also have workshops for which you can pick up passes at an additional fee. Each workshop costs around $350 per head.

Full Conference: Conference passes are more expensive. Passes start at $1,275 and can go up to $3,275. There are passes for the press and educators at $500 per head.  You can get the full pricing of tickets here.

Magento Imagine at Adobe Summit 

Magento Imagine at Adobe Summit

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA

Dates

29 March to 02 April 2020

About 

This conference brings extraordinary commerce leaders of the world on one stage. The conference will have 90 commerce sessions across eight tracks. Attendees will have access to all keynotes of the Adobe Summit, 400 sessions, and labs and finally, and networking events like the Summit Bash. The summit caters to big brands, small businesses, developers, B2C and B2B companies.

At the summit, you’ll learn proven commerce best practices from industry leaders. Learn from digital commerce agencies, Magento Commerce customers and thought-leaders. For B2B commerce e-tailers, you can discover how other businesses are transforming their sales models and commerce strategies in line with new digital technology. Learn best practices for building a B2B strategy, integrating business systems, and how to manage commerce operations. 

Overall, the summit is beneficial to anyone who wants to learn about current and future commerce trends and technologies.

Getting a pass 

  • You can buy an early bird ticket at $1,695. (By December 15th). 
  • Advance passes are priced at $1,895. (Till January 31st).
  • Regular passes cost $2,095. (February 1st to April 2nd).

For more pricing details ad discounts, visit the official site.

ShopTalk 

ShopTalk

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Dates

22-25 March 2020 

About 

Shoptalk is the fastest-growing event in retail history. In less than 36 months, the event grew to 8,000+ attendees. 

By attending this event, you join the world’s largest retail community to create the future of retail. The event brings together established retailers and brands together with direct-to-consumer and tech startups. It also brings in large tech companies, internet companies, real estate developers, equity analysts, venture capitalists, and media. The event entails groundbreaking sessions, roundtables, curated dinners, one-on-one meetings, deep dives, and case studies. You can also participate in immersive visual experiences, interactive audience sessions, rapid-fire debates, and industry framework sessions.

Getting a pass

Retailers and brands can avail passes for free. Other passes start at $2,100. For the full pricing list, check out their official site.

RetailX

Retailx

McCormick Place, Chicago 

Dates

9-11 June 2020

About

This is one of the best conferences to attend for both physical and digital retailers. You’ll get exposure to big brands, groundbreaking conference speakers, tech talks, and opportunities to network. If you’re looking to optimize your business and stay ahead of the ever-transforming retail landscape, RetailX has a lot to offer. The event also showcases mini pop-up stores that tell their stories while they sell amazing products. These pop-ups are all tied to charitable causes.

Note: Tagalys will be at RetailX at booth no. 1551. Come visit us! We hope to make long-lasting connections with more people from the online retail community. Our team will be available to help you learn more about eCommerce merchandising and conversion.

Getting a pass

You can register to attend RetailX. Expo Hall Access for retailers and brands is free. For others passes range between $129 and $2599.

DX3

Dx3

Toronto, Ontario

Dates

10-11 March 2020 

About 

DX3 is Canada’s largest conference for retail, technology, and marketing. Some of the top eCommerce businesses and digital marketers attend this conference. It’s a great place to exchange ideas, explore creative ways to drive growth and learn about the advancements in technology. You can attend seminars that specialize in eCommerce, retail, and marketing solutions. The conference sees a crowd of 4,000+ attendees and 40+ speakers. 

Getting a pass 

Exhibition asses are free till 31st January 2020. After that, passes start at $5(+HST) before 5th March. It’s $15 if you buy it at the venue. 

Full access passes start at $545 +HST. 

Get the full pricing list here.

Savant eCommerce

Savant eCommerce

Berlin, Germany 

Dates

28-29 January 2020

Amsterdam 

10-11 March 2020

Stockholm 2020

2-3 June 2020

London 

16-17 September 2020

Paris 

14-15 October 2020

Barcelona 

4-5 November 2020

About 

Savant is a great event to be at because the organizers remove the fluff and bring to you only what’s important. At Savant, you get access to seminars that are entertaining and informative with concrete takeaways that you can implement for your online business. Topics discussed include data, customer centricity, brands in the digital era, digital transformations and technologies that are driving the future. The event is very relevant and insightful for anyone in the eCommerce space.

Getting a pass 

There is no information provided about the pricing of tickets. You would need to get in touch with Savant for more information.

Paris Retail Week 

Paris Retail

Paris, France

Dates

15-17 September 2020

About 

This three-day event brings together 600 participating companies that represent the entire offer of eCommerce. You will have access to a wide range of conferences, workshops, and keynotes. You’ll get the opportunity to meet new customers and partners, and also learn about new trends and technology in the retail sector. The sectors involved are logistics and supply chain; marketing, data and customer relations; retail tech and digital (in) store; IT for Commerce; and payment solutions.

Getting a pass 

You can request for a badge on their site. For visitors, you can sign up for 50 Euros. This will give you access to conferences and workshops. 

eCommerce Fair Tokyo

Tokyo Fair

Tokyo, Japan

Dates

28-29 January 2020

About 

The biggest eCommerce event in Japan, the eCommerce Fair Tokyo is all set to showcase over 100 exhibitors. Without over 15,000 visitors, this is a great place to be to get your business noticed and to find solutions to help you strategize, plan and succeed.

By attending the fair, you get access to 80+ seminars covering a wide range of topics and trends of the eCommerce space. 

Getting a pass 

The event is free to visit. You need to visit the Organiser Office at the Aomi Exhibition Hall. Produce your business card to receive a visitor’s badge. 

If you wish to exhibit your store, you need to contact them. To attend seminars, it’s best to pre-register. If pre-registration is closed for the seminar you like, you can attend still it on the day provided there is room.

Meet Magento Netherlands

Meet Magento Netherlands

Utrecht, Netherlands 

Dates

16 April 2020

About 

Meet Magento, Netherlands, kicked off in 2009 to bring about a worldwide community movement of Magento users. 

This will be their 12th edition and will bring forth the best speakers to help you get updated on the latest content to exceed in your eCommerce business. 

The event is great for webshop owners, e-commerce managers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and developers.

Getting a Pass 

Early bird passes were sold at 99 Euros. But sales have ended for this event. You can contact them to see if tickets are available.

The Alibaba eCommerce Expo

Alibaba

MCEC Melbourne, Australia

Dates

27-28 March 2020

About

Alibaba is one of the largest and most exciting consumer markets in the world. At this expo, you can learn from Alibaba’s leading experts and executives. You can connect with people from Alibaba and its ecosystem of partners. This enables you to access the fast-growing consumer market and get the tools, information, and network that you need to grow your business. 

The expo is great for big and small businesses, brands and agribusinesses that have found success by connecting to China or are looking to connect. Travel and hospitality companies that are interested in attracting Chinese tourists will also benefit greatly. 

You can expect a footfall of at least 13,000 people with 147+ exhibitors and 45+ speakers.

Getting a pass

There is no mention of pricing for this expo on the official aliexpo website. Kindly contact them for more information. 

eTail

Etail

Sydney Harbour Marriott, Australia 

Dates

16-18 June 2020 

About 

eTail is a meeting place for eCommerce, Digital Marketers, and CX leaders in ANZ’s Retail & travel Industry. It’s your spot to generate leads, close business deals, develop opportunities, and advance and re-engage prospects beyond the eTail event.

The conference has over 30 hours of peer-to-peer conversation, disruptive strategies, intimate and discussion groups. You can connect with experts and top minds of ANZ’s more innovative and successful retail and travel brands. 

Getting a pass 

Passes for eTailers and Retailers begin at AU$999. Check out their site for the full pricing list.

These events are so valuable because you learn about important developments in trends and technology. This could make or break your online business. It’s an excellent opportunity to network and get insights from experts and successful brands and businesses. 

The great part is there’s a conference for online store owners and eTailers in general all over the world. 

We suggest reviewing the conferences, speakers and the agenda ahead of time. Be prepared to meet prospective partners and clients who can help you take your business forward. Lastly, be strategic in your approach. It’s not always wise to focus only on the big brands as you could stand to learn a lot from startups and smaller companies as well. 

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