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The Ultimate List Of E-Commerce Events To Follow

After the lovely reactions that we got from our readers on our listing “Top 61 Ecommerce Influencers to Follow“, we wanted to craft another one and this time, we scanned the global e-commerce market with our networking caps on to build an extensive list of e-commerce events from all around the world.

E-commerce is evolving faster every year and this leads to an increasing number of events organised worldwide. As there are so many wonderful, inspiring conferences and trade shows around the world right now, we believed that a categorisation by their months and countries, and specific subjects – if any – would make sense for all you e-commerce folks out there!

You’re always welcome to shoot the ones that we have maybe missed in our comments section.

Here goes the list of top e-commerce events from all around the world from August 2016 onwards.

PS. If you want to follow these events through Twitter, here is the list you can subscribe.

August

Sellers’ Conference For Online Entrepreneurs  – United States / Seattle

25 August – 28 August 2016

SCOE is one of the oldest and most well-respected conferences for online sellers.

Their main aim with the conference is to bring in the latest trends, technologies and insider information, so you’ll stay ahead of your competition and insure your ongoing business success.

Abdullah Haydar, Former Senior Manager at Amazon Marketplace, Jeffrey Cohen, Director of Business Development at Seller Labs and many more will be at Seattle between 25th and 28th of August.

September

Etailing India Expo – India

2 September 2016

eTailing India is India’s largest eCommerce and retail conference and exhibition.

The event provides you a conference full of industry experts and unrivalled agenda content, an exhibition hall filled with the leading service providers.

The founder and CEO of Smartbox, Amit Sawhney and the founder of Etailing IndiaAshish Jhalani are some important speakers from the event.

E-COMMERCE Paris – France / Paris

12 September – 14 September 2016

E-COMMERCE PARIS  is the year’s one of the unmissable events bringing together all the stakeholders of the e-retail sector in France.

With 4 exhibition areas including Technologies, Customer Experience, Digital Marketing and Logistics are filled by more than 500 companies from start-ups to multinational firms.

Retail Global – United States / Las Vegas

20 September – 22 September 2016

Retail Global is one of the most popular events in the e-commerce world.  According to Entrepreneur Magazine, it is on the list of “A Top Ten must attend eCommerce conference in 2016”.

Jason Trichel, Head of US Global Sales and Business Development from Amazon and Stacie Sefton, Co-Founder & CEO of BHFO (eBay’s #1 Seller) proves the excitement and the popularity of the event by their speeches this year.

E-Commerce Show East Africa – Kenya

27 September – 28 September 2016

E-Commerce Show East Africa is one of the favorite E-Commerce events in Africa. It is
an online retailing show for East African businesses: a large scale exhibition, a big visionary keynote conference and free to attend on floor technical seminars.

Emilian Popa, Former CEO of Naspers & Groupon South Africa and Olumide Olusanya, Founder and CEO of Gloo.ng are some important speakers of the event.

Omni-Channel Conference – United Kingdom / London

28 September – 29 September 2016

With 25+ speakers , 10+ hours of content , 6+ hours of networking, Omni-Channel Conference is organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

Anthony Baldwin, Head of Returns at Shop Direct and Mandy Critchley, Head of Partnerships and Insights at mySupermarket are some of the key speakers at the event.

eCommerce Expo – United Kingdom / London

28 September – 29 September 2016

eCommerce Expo is dedicated to the entire breadth of E-Commerce, enabling you to meet your customer needs & grow your business.

Over 5000 eCommerce professionals attend each year from B2C and B2B, SME and enterprise across all vertical sectors including retail, travel & leisure, financial services & transport.

October

eRetailEurope – Amsterdam/The Netherlands

05 October 

This one-day event is designed to help retailers become even greater online by helping them navigate digital trends, advertising, and new technologies. It’s one of the events organised in Amsterdam E-week.

eCommerce and Digital Strategy Forum – United States / New York

05 October – 06 October 2016

This event is organized by Kantar Retail. It is great for learning the key trends in ecommerce, building digital and ecommerce muscle and having an idea about the improvements in online grocery landscape. Also, Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the speakers of the event.

etail Core – Budapest / Hungary

06 October – 07 October 2016

This event is a unique opportunity for senior eCommerce leaders to benchmark, communicate and network in a totally protected environment.

Ukrainian E-Commerce Congress – Ukraine / Kiev

06 October 2016

Ukrainian E-Commerce Congress is also a platform to meeting for industry leaders to exchange the experience between the experts and making new partnerships for business development.

Forum attended by the leaders of the Ukrainian e-commerce such as Nova Posta, EVO.company, Admixer, ModnaKasta, OSD-Group.

eCommerceFuel Live – United States / Tennessee

07 October – 10 October 2016

eCommerceFuel Live is made up of an exclusive group of six-and-seven-figure independent store owners.

Some of the speakers are the founder of ConversionXL – Peep Laja and the founder of Smart Marketer – Ezra Firestone.

V Kongres Ehandlu – Poland

24 October 2016

V Kongres Ehandlu is the one of the biggest eCommerce events that is organised in booming e-commerce scene of Poland.

For those planning to attend the conference series, Daniel Kędzierski, CEO of FastTony.es and Hubert Tworkowski, VP and Partner of Sotrender will be there speaking in Poland.

Nordic E-commerce Summit – Sweden / Malmö

25 – 26 October 2016

Nordic E-Commerce Summit is one of the most remarkable e-commerce summits of Scandinavia.

The conference has been arranged in Stockholm for 11 years and is now arranged in Malmö for the third time. The keynotes in Malmö are eCommerce focused with elements of gaming, travel and new technology.

Marc Randolph, Netflix Co-Founder, is surely the most popular attendee of the summit.

E-Commerce Forum Africa (EFA) – South Africa / Cape Town

27 October 2016

The EFA will hold its annual event on 27 Oct 2016. The event will be held in Cape Town and end with the first AGM.

Luke McEnd, CEO of Google South Africa, Leticia Mentz of the Payments Association of SA (PASA) and a member (to be confirmed) of the Davis Commission on Tax is going to be the keynote speakers.

November

E-Commerce Warsaw – Poland / Warsaw

9 November 2016

It’s known as Targi eHandlu in Poland and one of the biggest events in Eastern Europe. Some of its previous exhibitors are; MasterCard, PrestaShop, Skrill and Paypal.

Swiss E-Commerce Conference –  Switzerland

15 November 2016

During the Swiss E-Commerce Conference, 11 specialised panels of experts will analyze the topics considered fundamental for a thorough understanding of themes related to e-commerce.

Luca Graf, Senior Director Online & Direct Sales at Swiss International Air Lines and Torbjörn Fredriksson, Chief at ICT Analysis Section UNCTAD are one of the speakers of the conference series.

Malaysia E-Commerce Expo –  Asia / Malaysia

22 November – 24 November 2016

Malaysia E-Commerce Expo (ME Expo) provides you with a conference full of industry experts, an exhibition hall filled with the latest and greatest solution providers out there, and an extremely enthusiastic community got together for networking with thousands of like mind industry peers.

If you are in E-Commerce industry or your company wanted to grow your businesses with E-commerce, Malaysia E-commerce Expo is an unmissable event where thousands of e-commerce professionals come together with some of the most innovative suppliers of eCommerce technologies and services for three days of networking, business, education and inspiration.

GPEC Summit November 2016 – Romania / Bucharest

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

It’s the biggest e-commerce event that is organized in Romania. All of the attendants will take part in debate panels and inspirational speeches focusing on the hottest e-commerce and digital marketing topics, all essential for any online business.GPeC Summit the autumn edition will end with the GPeC E-Commerce Awards Gala 2016.

 

December

6th Cross-Border E-commerce Conference & Exhibition – China / Shanghai

1 – 2 December 2016

This event is great for companies who are looking forward to expanding in China market and networking. Some of its speakers are, Pengbo Li – author of Demystify Cross-Border eCommerce – and Wenhui Guo – the chairman of MCPL Ecommerce.

January

The Webwinkel Vakdagen – the Netherlands / Utrecht

18 January – 19 January 2017

The Webwinkel Vakdagen is the premier e-commerce event in The Netherlands. It is one of the biggest events in Europe that focuses exclusively on e-commerce and online business.

Top speakers of the keynotes include Fedor Deichmann, Business Development Manager at Alibaba Group and Marcel Joosten, E-Commerce Director & Board Member at Centralpoint.nl and Centralpoint.be.

February

E-Commerce Berlin – Germany / Berlin

2 February 2017

E-Commerce Berlin Expo hosts more than 3000 visitors and over 90 exhibitors at the beginning of February.

Visiting the trade fair is free of charge, but it requires prior online registration on the website.

E-Commerce Africa –  South Africa / CapeTown

22 February – 23 February 2017

This is the key e-commerce event that takes place in growing e-commerce market of Africa. The eCommerce conference sessions will examine various aspects of development in the industry: how online and mobile retailers are capitalising on growth opportunities; how omni-channel retailers are moving into a digital space and so on.

Dave van Niekerk, CEO of MyBucks and Massimiliano Spalazzi CEO of Jumia Market Africa are one of the speakers that will give the key insights about the industry.

Etail West – United States / California

27 February – 2 March 2017

The ecommerce event that started it all. Born in 1999, eTail is where the top minds at America’s most successful retailers meet and learn.

2017 featured keynotes include Jeanne McPhillips, VP of Merchandising at Overstock.com and Sarah Veit Wallis, VP/GM, Lifestyle at Walmart Global eCommerce.

The Delivery Conference – United Kingdom / London

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

The conference is organised by Metapack and mostly related to delivery experience. At the event, 90% of attendees are comprised of C-Suite, senior management and decision makers.

The point shot speakers include Peter Buse CEO of Arvato and Nick Beighton, the CEO of ASOS.

March

Retail Week Live – United Kingdom / London

8 March – 9 March 2017

Retail Week Live is the largest gathering of retail chiefs in the UK. The event brings together more than 1200 people, including 120 CEOs and 180+ speakers from 350+ companies, across two jam-packed days.

Some of the speakers from last year are the UK CEO of Tesco – Matt Davies, the CEO of Virgin Atlantic – Craig Kreeger.

Canada DX3 – Canada / Toronto

8 March – 9 March 2017

Dx3 is Canada’s leading event focused on Data, Creativity, Innovation and Commerce. Neil Stevenson, Executive Portfolio Director of IDEO and Doug Stephens, Founder & President of Retail Prophet were keynote speakers at Dx3 2016. Dx3 has been recognized by Marketing Magazine, Strategy, Tech Crunch, The Globe & Mail and more.

Etail Germany – Germany / Berlin

14 March – 15 March 2017

One of the biggest e-commerce events in Europe, eTail Germany returned for its 4th year with its best ever line-up. This year’s event’s focus is on m-Commerce, digital transformation and personalising customer experiences.

Karsten Uhlig, Head of eCommerce of Bonprix and Simon Thun, Chief Strategy Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Germany were some of the featured speakers of 2016 and the 2017 event will definitely not be any short of extraordinary.

Etail Canada – Canada

15 March – 18 March 2017

eTail Canada’s 2017 topics span from: online marketing, digital engagement, customer acquisition and retention strategies, analytics, mobile, social, email, search, usability, design and more. They claim ‘If you have a pain point, we’ve got you covered. ‘

Jeff Booth, President and CEO of BuildDirect.com and Nancy Richardson, CMO of Clearly were the inspirations of 2016.

Shoptalk – United States / Las Vegas

19 March – 22 March 2017

Shoptalk was created by Anil D. Aggarwal and Jonathan Weiner, the founders of Money20/20, which organises the world’s largest consumer payments events.

It is a platform for established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to come together in an open and friendly environment. It attracted more than 3,100 attendees in 2016 including over 395 CEOs, and is growing to 5,000+ attendees.

E-Commerce One to One – France / Monaco

22 – 24 March 2017

This is a unique gathering that has earned quite a reputation on the French e-commerce scene. For this 6th event, 1,000 decision-makers will be hand-picked to meet in Monaco next March.

Julie Krueger, Retail Industry Director at Google was one of the highlighted speakers of 2016.

eShow Barcelona – Spain / Barcelona

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

Exhibiting at eShowBCN means being part of the largest trade fair circuit eCommerce and Digital Marketing in Spain and Latin America.

For visitors, eShow offers a wide range of content and has created a tool for visitors to find exactly what you are looking for. On the website of eShow the user can select all topics that interest of the fair. The system will show a list of activities and exhibitors that best suit their interests. (Personalisation at its best!)

Mivacon – United States / San Diego

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

Mivacon is great for the new comers into the e-commerce world.

It is organised by Miva and they offer to drill down the event into your areas of interest, from SEO, conversion optimisation, and Google Analytics, to online sales tax, content marketing, and international e-commerce to name just a few.

April

Imagine Conference – United States / Las Vegas

3 April – 5 April 2017

Imagine Conference is a major event dedicated to all things Magento. It will bring Magento merchants, partners and developers from all around the world.

You can even see ‘Magic Johnson’ alongside the CEO of Magento Commerce, Mark Lavelle this year.

Internet Retailing Expo – United Kingdom / Birmingham

6 April – 7 April 2017

InternetRetailing Expo is the place to find a complete range of products and services essential in multichannel retail.
Over 6000 European retailers and 300+ exhibitors from UK and abroad who specialise in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors.

Shopify Unite – United States

20 – 21 April 2017

The conference was firstly organised in 2016 and we are willing to see it in next year. It is dedicated 100% to Shopify ecosystem.

If you have a store running on Shopify, it can be great for you to attend.

Woo Conf – United States / Texas

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

Woo Conf in the United States totally focuses on WooCommerce. It is a great event to meet with WooCommerce developers too.

Indonesia Ecommerce Summit Expo – Asia / Indonesia

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

Indonesia’s e-commerce market is getting bigger and bigger and this is one of the must-attend event to know it well.

With more than 72 speakers comprising C­-level executives, directors of relevant government agencies and key influential figures in the industry, the Indonesia E­-Commerce Summit & Expo (IESE) 2017 aims to accelerate the growth of the country’s digital economy by gathering key stakeholders and inspiring participants to grow their business digitally.

May

Seamless – Middle East / Dubai

1 May – 2 May 2017

Seamless is bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators from across the entire ecommerce value chain. From storefront creation to digital marketing and from payment to fulfilment and delivery.

Sellers Summit

18 May – 20 May 2017

Accompanied by the host and founder of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, Steve Chou (one of the e-commerce influencers that we listed down on our recent round-up), The 2017 Sellers Summit offers a curriculum-based experience where you will learn practical, up to date and actionable eCommerce strategies that really work.

E-commerce Worldwide – United Kingdom / London

23 May 2017

The eCommerce Worldwide Cross-Border Summit attracts some of the most insightful and experienced speakers from industry leading companies.

Nisreen Shocair, President of Virgin Megastore Middle East & North Africa and Todd Wade, Vice President of IT and E-Commerce – Europe at Skechers are going to be part of the 2017 sessions at London ExCeL. (at Platinum Suite)

Retail Global Gold Coast – Australia / Sydney

24 – 26 May 2017

It is one of the most trusted e-commerce events in Australia. Some of its’ speakers are, Ruslan Kogan – the CEO of Kogan – , Tim Mackinnon – Senior Director Retailer Growth at Ebay and  Britney Muller – the founder of Pryde Marketing.

STORE Conference – Canada / Toronto

30 May – 31 May 2017

STORE is Retail Council of Canada’s two-day conference held annually in Toronto.

With an agenda and networking opportunities targeted to the unique needs of the dynamic retail industry in Canada, STORE is one of THE must-attend events of the season.

E-commerce Live – Netherlands / Amsterdam

31 May 2017

E-commerce Live! is one of the most important large-scale event on e-commerce in the Netherlands with approx. 1.300 visitors in one day.

It’s about exchanging knowledge, tactics, best practices, information from cases and contacts. There are no stands but round tables and great speakers.

Global Ecommerce Summit – Spain / Barcelona

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

Launched eight years ago, the Global E-Commerce Summit is the leading international event that focuses on the most important trends and developments in global e-commerce, cross-border trading and omni-channel retail.

Chen Ouyang,Executive Senior Advisor at Alibaba Research Institute and Jesús Rebollo, CEO of Just Eat Spain were some of the keynote speakers of 2016.

e-Commerce Netcomm Forum – Italy / Milano

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

E-Commerce Forum is the national event dedicated to electronic commerce, sponsored by Netcomm Consortium, and organised by DigitalEvents .

The event, which has become a reference point and now in its eleventh edition , is open to all who want to deepen and expand their knowledge on the entire value chain of online shopping, offering rich insights thanks to the involvement of guests and keynote speakers and to a full range of services and expertise .

ECOM Expo – Russia / Moscow

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

It is the largest exhibition of ecommerce-tech in Eastern Europe.

June

Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition – United States / Chicago

6 June – 9 June 2017

IRCE enables you to explore the latest technologies and service providers in e-commerce market while gaining knowledge and inspiration from the movers and shakers of the industry.

Raj Aggarwal, CEO at Localytics was one of the most highlighted speakers of 2016, and we’ll see what 2017 brings.

Etail Europe – United Kingdom / London

20 June – 22 June 2017

eTail Europe is your one-stop shop for everything multichannel and eCommerce; an event where you’ll learn, be inspired, find innovative solutions for your business and build lasting friendships.

Across 80+ keynotes, panels, workshops and social gatherings, you’ll never forget the three days you spend here.

Thailand E-commerce Summit

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

Thailand eCommerce Summit is an all-day e-Commerce Conference organised by Bangkok Entrepreneurs Co Ltd (“Bangkok Entrepreneurs”, “WebMob”, “Thailand Startup Summit”, etc.).

You can participate in workshops led by some of the best e-Commerce, e-Payment and e-Logistics experts and network with local and regional e-Commerce and Tech industry professionals on a one day event.

July

Forum E-commerce Brazil – Brazil

The exact date is waiting to be announced.

This conference is one of the biggest conferences that is organized in South America. It is organized by the e-commerce blog – E-commerce Brazil. Paulo Silva the CEO of Walmart.com, Neil Patel the co-founder of CrazyEgg and Laszlo Varga the CEO of Euroflorist are one of the speakers of last year.


You’re always welcome to shoot the ones that we have maybe missed in our comments section.