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2019 is set to be a massive year for the ecommerce industry. It will be a year of many changes, many challenges, and many opportunities.
Knowing which events to attend is critical when it comes to keeping one’s finger on the pulse, being the first to hear about new trends, get inspired, networking, and building your business.
Read on to see our list of the most important ecommerce events of 2019.
The Big Show
Let’s start with the biggest of them all: the NRF Big Show in New York City. With “anyone who’s anyone” in the retail and ecommerce spaces attending, it really is a “Big Show”. Speakers include the likes of Chip Bergh, President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Marvin Ellison, President & Chief Executive Officer at Lowe’s, and Neil Blumenthal, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Warby Parker. Not to mention design superstars like Chip and Joanna Gaines. It’s the world’s largest retail conference and expo with 37,000 attendees, 16,000 retailers, and exhibitors from 99 countries.
The event also prides itself on being “a marketplace for ideas and relationships”, and of course Market Beyond will be there. If you’re attending, you can schedule a meeting with us here.
Let’s Talk Shop
Shoptalk, taking place in March at the Venetian in Las Vegas, is where the “entire retail ecosystem comes together to create the future of retail based on the latest trends, technologies and business models”. What we love about it is the convergence of startups and disruptive technologies, with more established businesses and investors. Shoptalk is very interactive, with tons of sessions and group discussions, not to mention incredible speakers.
Market Beyond will be in attendance of course, and we hope to see you there!
Big On Innovation
Another great conference that tackles the latest in everything ecommerce, is Imagine 2019. The Wynn in Las Vegas is transformed by this Magento/Adobe-powered event, and expect over 3,000 attendees from 60 countries listening to over 150 speakers in more than 100 sessions! The 2018 event had super interesting keynote speakers such as Jamie Foxx, and Eric Broussard, Amazon’s VP of international marketplaces and retail.
Hightail It To eTail West
Billed as “THE eCommerce & Omnichannel Conference”, there is something for everyone at eTail West, held in Palm Springs. Known for the awesome strategic takeaways this event offers, it’s a perennial favorite on ecommerce experts’ calendars. This year, Greg Revelle, CMO of Kohl’s, will share his thoughts on “The Future Of Customer Engagement”, while Dominique Essig, Chief Product Officer at Jetblack will discuss “Future Retail Innovations”. It’s set to be fascinating, informative, and fun – with tons of awesome on-site events.
Ecommerce Down Under
That’s right, it’s the Alibaba Ecommerce Expo, and it’s happening in beautiful Sydney, Australia. For anyone interested in the booming Chinese ecommerce market – and conversely, what Chinese e-tailers have in store for Western audiences – this is a fascinating meeting point that bridges cultures and ideas, and sparks passion and creativity. As the event organizers say: “Don’t miss your chance to learn how you can tap into the e-commerce enabled China opportunity!”
If You Can’t Be There
If you can’t make it to some of these events, don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Market Beyond will keep you up-to-date with the latest in the world of ecommerce; including trends, news, and analyses.
For those that are attending the NRF Big Show, don’t forget to set up a meeting with our team, and we look forward to seeing you there.
For those not attending this event, be sure that we will bring you the latest, freshest, most phenomenal insights from what promises to be a spectacular event. Watch this space.