2018 eCommerce Conferences You Must Attend

It's never too early to start to plan conference visits. Since we've already done our own eCommerce conference planning for 2018, we'd thought we'd save you some time. Below you'll find our must attend list of 2108 eCommerce events. We've got you covered from the retail industry to logistics, to Amazon fulfillment. If you end up going to any of these, let us know, we'd love to meet up with you!


NRF: Retail's Big Show

New York, NY January 14-16th 2018

NRF's annual conference showcases the industry's most cutting-edge retail technology. The conference brings in a host of big-name keynote speakers and industry experts.  there are also fantastic breakout sessions and networking events.

This year's keynote speakers include:

  • Martin Barthel, head of global retail and eCommerce strategy at Facebook
  • Arianna Huffington, Founder The Huffington Post
  • Marne Levine, Chief Operation Officer, Instagram
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, and CEO, Chobani

The NFR is the world's most significant retail trade association representing department stores, home goods, grocers, wholesalers, and online retail just to name a few.

For more information visit the NRF website.


Etail West

Palm Springs, CA February 26-March 1, 2018

Learn the latest about what's disrupting the retail industry today and what will change tomorrow. The organization started hosting events in 1999 and is now running nine conferences worldwide.

Conference topics including online and instore strategies, customer acquisition, and omnichannel approaches. Sprinkled into the presentations, you'll also hear about the latest technologies and user experiences both instore and on mobile devices.

This year's keynote speakers include:

  • Chuck Porter, chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
  • Matt Kaness, CEO, ModCloth
  • Maom Paransky, SVP Digital, Gap Inc.

For more information visit the Etail West website.


P2P Summit

Schaumburg, IL March 12-14, 2018

The Path to Purchase summit was formerly known as the Shopper Marketing Summit. This year's events will have all new panel debates, workshops as well as "meet & greets."

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Adam Holyk, SVP & Chief Marketing Office, Walgreens Co.
  • Nicky Jackson, Founder & CEO, RangeMe
  • Wendy Liebmann, Founder, CEO & Chief Shopper, WSL Strategic Retail
  • Ashley McCollum, General Manager, Tasty BuzzFeed
  • Art Sebastian, Vice President Digital Shopping and E-commerce, Meijer
  • Ted Souder, head of Industry, Retail, Google

For more information visit the P2P Summit website.


Prosper Show

Las Vegas, NV March 13-14, 2018

The Propser Show is a very targeted event catering to continuing education for Amazon sellers. If you are selling using either the fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) or fulfillment by Merchant (FBM) models, you may benefit from attending.

Sessions cover topics like how to improve your marketing using video. Or how to manage private label brands. The 2018 show includes three content tracks inducing tracks for advance Amazon sellers as well as private label sellers.

For more information visit the Prosper Show website.



Las Vegas, NV March 18-21, 2018

The shop talk conference boasts an attendance of over 7,500 with over 3,000 companies represented. This world class show touches on a wide range of topics that impact both retail and eCommerce innovation.

Themes cover new technologies and business models and touch on the latest trends in consumer behaviors, preferences, and expectations. Attendees range from small startups to big brands.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Mary Dillon, COO, Ulta Beauty
  • Jeff Gennette, CEO, Macy's Inc.
  • Alon Cohen, President & Co-Founder, Houzz
  • Daniela Alegre, President, Retail, and Shopping, Google

For more information visit the Shoptalk website.


eCommerce Innovation Summit

San Francisco, CA March 20-21, 2018

This conference is billed as a gathering of senior executives working in the areas of eCommerce and sales strategy. You'll connect with current leaders and brands that are working in the retail and online space and take home new ideas and strategies you can implement in your work.

Topics are relevant to any brand that is working in a truly omnichannel environment.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • VP, Product and Engineering, PayPal
  • COO, Tophatter
  • Director of eCommerce, Gap Inc.
  • Chief Marketing Office, Popsugar
  • Senior Director of eCommerce, GoPro

For more information visit the eCommerce Innovation Summit website.


Magento Imagine

Las Vegas, NV April 23-25, 2018

the Magento Imagine conference hosts more than 3,000 attendees and has over 100 45-minute breakout sessions. This type of schedule translates directly into great learning opportunities.

The conference is targeted to eCommerce experts including merchants, agencies and technology providers.

Sponsored by Magento, a top-tier eCommerce platform, you can expect you'll also see hosts of Magento partners, and integrator in attendance as well.

For more information visit the Magento Imagine website.


Sellers Summit

Fort Lauderdale, FL May 3-5 2018

The Sellers Summit is known to have the feeling of an intense 2-day workshop. After the break-out sessions, you'll walk away with a better understanding of profitable strategies to apply to your online eCommerce Business.

Speakers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience including product sourcing from Asia or domestically, how to improve online sales, and marketing automation.

Questions and dialog based on yourour personal needs are a key differentiator of this conference. This unique experience is only achievable because of the small and intimate small group break out sessions.

For more information visit the Sellers Summit website.


B2B Online

Chicago, IL May 7-9 2018

The B2B Online conference is an interactive event for eCommerce, digital, and marketing executives for leading manufacturers and distributors. The agenda is set based on detailed surveys that reveal the most important topics to manufacturers. The most recent survey revealed a need to look at customer experience, data management, content management, SEO and email marketing, and finally eCommerce platforms.

Featured speakers for the 2018 conference will include:

  • Shonodeep Modak, CMO, Industrial Solutions, General Electric
  • Ajit Sivadasa, VP/GM Global eCommerce and Digital Marketing, Lenovo
  • Lucion Sotelo, Chief Marketing Office, Grainger
  • Anne Vranicic, VP Marketing, Valin

For more information visit the B2B Online website.


IRCE 2018

Chicago, IL June 5-8, 2018

The 14th annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) will be held in Chicago's McCormick Place West in June. Last year the show had over 6,300 retailers from over 3,100 unique companies. The show is targeted at retail and brand marketing executives, CEOs and Owners of small to medium-sized businesses and executives from enterprise level retail businesses.

The core of the show is based on keeping e-retailers up to date with the latest changing market and technology trends in the internet retail space. If you are in eCommerce or e-retail, you'll benefit from attending.

with over 250,000 square feet of booths in the exhibition hall, you'll be able to network and connect with all sorts of vendors adn solution providers in the eCommerce space.

For more information visit the IRCE website.


Etail East

Boston, MA August 6-9, 2018

Etail East is the sister conference of the Etail West event and is held in the fall. The Conference will be held at The Sheraton, Boston. If you're planning to visit it's a great chance to visit the bar that inspired the T.V. Sitcom Cheers, Fenway Park, or Boston Commons.

As of December 2017, the Keynote speakers list hasn't been published, but as soon as it's available, we'll update this post.

For the latest information visit the Etail East website.


Retail Global

Las Vegas, NV October 9-11, 2018

The Retail Global conference has been known to specialize in marketing tactics and strategies for online marketing merchants both big and small. The 2018 agenda includes topics ranging from successful content marketing and SEO to how to promote products on Facebook and eBay.

If you are looking to improve your eCommerce conversions, this show will have something for you.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Suzanne Miglucci, President, and CEO, Charles & Colvard
  • Jouzas Kaziukenas, founder, Marketplace Pulse
  • Dr. Debra Jasper, Founder, Mindset Digital
  • Steve Cesari, Chief Ignition Officer, Cesari Ignite.

For more information visit the Retail Global website.




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