25 Best eCommerce Conferences

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eCommerce is the field the success in which demands remaining up-to-date with evolving technology and trends. In fact, 2021 is a year replete with eCommerce-focused events.

This article covers the 25 best eCommerce conferences which any field-related expert will find extremely useful. They’ll benefit from each of them since such events are perfect for observing current fashion, understanding the prospects, learning the innovations, and establishing new connections for future business growth. So, here are the 2021 most meaningful eCommerce events according to Plerdy.

5th Global Digital Transformation & Customer Experience Summit

The event was held in an online video conference format on April 21-23. There were lots of meaningful keynotes, case studies, panel discussions, and expert talks from Samer Salem, Arnaud Caupin, Luisella Giani, Glyn Martin, Richard Mccrossan, and others.

China Digital Marketing and eCommerce Innovation Summit

On April 26-27, the summit revealed the latest insights on the 2021 China consumer industry and the ways to resonate with Generation Z. Either online or offline, one could witness 50+ speakers representing well-renowned corporations like Chow Tai Fook, Mark Fairwhale, Alibaba Group, Zhihu, Sunning Retail Group, etc.

Adobe Virtual Summit

There were hundreds of sessions and inspiring speakers at the free online event on April, 27-28. Serena Williams, Albert Bourla, Rajesh Subramaniam, Amit Ahuja, Alyssa Raine, and many others delivered their training workshops and Dan Levy was the celebrity host at this Digital Experience conference.

B2B Summit North America

B2B Summit is a virtual event that united hundreds of top analysts, inspirational thinkers, and business owners on May, 3-6. Trevor Noah, Kara Swisher, John Donlon, Monica Behncke, Al duPont, and many other speakers shared their ideas of how to accelerate business growth in 2021.

iMedia Online Retail Summit NZ

May 17-19 united New Zealand’s leading senior eCommerce professionals by invitation. They shared their advanced ideas through presentations, one-to-one meetings, and interactive roundtable discussions. Speakers: Juanita Neville-Te Rito, Steve Sammartino, Sarah Kearney, Christian Baker, Drew Green, and others.

eTail Asia Virtual Summit

The virtual event, having taken place on May 18-20, united Asia’s leaders in eCommerce and digital marketing. The participants got action-packed stories, disruptive strategies, and connections with the most successful retailers. 50+ leading experts shared their views on the future of eCommerce and digital marketing. Among them: Freda Ng, James Chang, Monika Rudijono, Sze-Meng Soon, and Nash Benjamin.

The International Conference on E-business and Mobile Commerce (ICEMC)

The conference was held on May 18-20, in Jikhalsi, South Korea. Dedicated to E-business and Mobile Commerce, it enabled scholars, researchers, and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields. Prof. Sumi Helal, Prof. T.C. Edwin CHENG, and Prof. Kun-Huang Huarng were the keynote speakers there.

iMedia Online Retail Summit: Pure Play

Gold Coast, Australia hosted the Summit on June 7-9. The invitation-only event gathered key pure-play online retailers and marketplaces for face-to-face business meetings. They got involved in networking experiences and learned from insightful presentations by Emmanuel Heymann, Gus Balbontin, Venessa Hunt, Rhiannon Tracey, Joshua Emblin, and others.

Ecommerce Warsaw Expo (EWE)

The biggest event for online sellers in Central Europe was on June 10. It took place in Warsaw, Poland. EWE attracted 5,000 visitors and 140 exhibitors. Damian Wiszowaty, Marek Kich, Lech Bierna, Piotr Buszka, and Marcin Rutkowski made their speeches at the event.

Seamless Asia

The future of Asia commerce was discussed at the virtual conference, dated June 16-17. The participants got insights from more than 120 banking, payments, and e-commerce leaders with Paul Harapin, Nagesh Devata, Alexander Toft, Anil Konidena, Mike Rodgers among them.

NRF: Retail Converge

On  June 21-25 a wide range of retailers was brought together by a virtual NRF: Retail Converge event and inspired by the industry-related leaders by getting relevant deep insights in the field and the latest technologies. Speakers: Mariana Abdala, Laura Alber, Cyril R Abdi, Mercedes Abramo, Robert Allison, etc.

Richmond Retail & eCommerce Directors’ Forum

This Forum hosted 180 senior retailers and 75 retail service providers on June 22, in Sutton Coldfield, UK. The participants chanced to learn from high-profile industry speakers, including Mark Price, Mike Coupe, Peter Cowgill, Justin King, Mary Portas, and others.

International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government (ICMECG)

The 8th ICMECG was held on July 4-6 in Jeju Island, South Korea. A great number of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from all over the world presented their ideas and latest research findings in the e-Commerce and e-Government fields. Among the keynote speakers, there were Prof. Xiaojiang (James) Du, Prof. Ephraim Feig, and Prof. Wojciech Cellary.

E-Show Barcelona

On July 7-8, Barcelona hosted the leading B2B event for eCommerce and online marketing in Spain, that is E-Show. It covered such topics as an adaptation to changes in consumer habits, new payment models, namely Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), technological innovations (AI and Big Data), and the customer experience personalization methods. The issues related to “same-day delivery,” omnichannel, and sustainability were also discussed. Speakers: Adriaan Landman, Alberto Parente, Aleix Capdevila, Alejandro Vidal, Alexandre Lima, and others.

Internet Commerce Summit (ICS)

The India-based premium new technologies forum dated August 4-5. ICS was focused on the three key-value chains: Technology, CX & Customer Service, Supply Chain & Order fulfillment. Among the speakers, there were Abheek Singhi, Aditya Ranade, Alok Arya, Aman Srivastava, Amit Sawant.

eTourism Summit

eTourism Summit will be held in Las Vegas Convention Center on September, 20-22. It aims to unite marketers’ forces and re-imagine the future of tourism, “See Tomorrow”. You’ll chance to listen to Tim Ash, Ktimene Axtell, Ariel Azoff, Heather D. Bagshaw, Leroy Bridges, and others.

SubSummit

SubSummit, the biggest conference devoted to DTC subscriptions, will take place in Dallas TX, US on Sep 21-23. Meet the key speakers: Sarah McCredie, Edgar Chen, Jill Lodato, Ben Brenner, Rachel Egan-McGovern.

Paris Retail Week

Visit the seventh Paris Retail Week in Paris, France on September 28-30. Get a deep insight into agile customer experience, marketing innovations; marketplaces, logistics, etc. from mentors: Guillaume Lachenal, Bastien Valensi, Justine Hutteau, Matthieu Escande, Elina Hakobyan Roetynck, and others.

CommerceNext IRL

CommerceNext is returning with an in-person summit on September 28-29 at Sheraton New York Times Square. Expect 42 sessions, 600+ attendees, and 80+ speakers among which: Lucinda Newcomb, Noam Paransky, Daria Burke, Bob Sherwin, and Meera Bhatia.

White Label World Expo New York

The White Label World Expo is scheduled for September 30-October 1. Learn how to reinvent and drive growth at scale with Rose Jia. Explore conversational commerce with Google together with Katie Osberg. Build a Scalable, Fast, Casual QSR following Ryan Klepper’s recommendations. Discover how to survive & thrive in any economy with Bill Walsh. Maximize Your eCommerce Sales working with retailers by Victor Elmann’s pieces of advice.

Lengow Day

On October 7, you may access online conferences, consulting rooms, and virtual one-to-one meetings with experts from AliExpress, Kaspersky, Snapchat, Facebook, Micromania, etc. 2000+ key players will exchange their ideas on the current trends in marketplaces and marketing. Held in Paris, France, the conference will be live-streamed

Savant eCommerce

It’s a series of Savant eCommerce events that will take place on October 5-6 in London, October 28-29 in Amsterdam, November 2-3 in Stockholm, February 9-10, 2022 in Berlin, and Supply Chain Congress on October 25-26, 2021 in Amsterdam. Listen to real-life case studies and panel discussions from the representatives of the most innovative companies, including Jonas Hessler, Nina Balvert, Emre Akyar, Jade Goldsmith, Loek Berendsen, etc.

eCommerce Summit & Expo (ECSE)

You may chance to visit eCommerce Summit & Expo on November 24 in London, but you can also view virtual sessions. Learn how to boost your eCommerce by participating in one-to-one business meetings and interactive seminars from prominent industry figures. A keynote speaker at Talk Digital – Andrew Davis.

Shoptalk Fall Meetup

The virtual event, that takes place on October 19-21, is a wonderful opportunity for you to strike up new acquaintances and prospective partners. More than 3500 participants are going to exchange their ideas related to business growth in small groups, ensuring an open friendly environment.

Virtual Customer Engagement Summit

On November 9-11, the Customer Engagement Summit will present you with a realm of case study content relating to the latest CX innovations. The event is totally virtual. The participants will be lucky to hear 40+ speakers, including Anand Roy, Lord Karan Bilimoria, Stanford Swinton, Thomas Reby, Jorma Kremser, and others.

Conclusions

All in all, we’ve considered the most insightful, to our mind, eCommerce events of 2021. Full of meaningful panel discussions, keynotes, case studies, and expert talks, they cover the current trends as well as perspectives of eCommerce and digital marketing. These conferences are a perfect opportunity for retailers to meet prospective partners and grasp fresh ideas on how to grow their business.

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CEO Andrew Chornyy

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