If you’re looking to master eCommerce for your business, there are several can’t-miss conferences in 2018! In addition to providing networking opportunities, attending these conferences can offer a chance to learn from the best and brightest in the industry. In this post, you will find a chronological list of the top 10 eCommerce conferences to attend in 2018 with amazing speakers covering a wide variety of topics from influencer marketing to digital storytelling.
NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show
January 14-16, 2018
New York, NY
NRF’s Annual Convention & Expo, nicknamed “Retail’s BIG Show” is NRF’s flagship event held annually in New York City. With over 35K attendees, 18K retailers, and 600+ exhibitors, NRF 2018 will be chock full of content, innovation, networking, and innovation. This year’s keynote features Tommy Hilfiger on the “The Power of Disruption.” Don’t miss this chance to hear other incredible speakers, learn about breakthrough trends, and check out the best software solutions (like, Pixlee!)
February 26-March 1, 2018
Palm Springs, CA
The first of the two eTail conferences, eTail west will kick off the year in Palm Springs. This is the event of the year for multi-channel retail innovators. Promoting a community of retailers, this event is steeped in collaboration and learning about what’s disrupting the industry today and what’ll change tomorrow. Separate subject tracks will allow you to get a more focused experience within your field, and meet people who have similar eCommerce goals to your own.
March 18-21, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Calling itself the world’s largest conference for retail and ecommerce innovation, Shoptalk covers everything from new technologies and business models to the latest trends in consumer behaviors, preferences and expectations. For 2018, Shoptalk expects over 7,500 attendees and is bringing their U.S. and European events together into one expansive event in Las Vegas.
April 23-25, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Magento’s annual conference is a great opportunity for ecommerce specialists to join the largest gathering of Magento experts and trailblazers in the world. Expect to mingle with over 3,000 eCommerce experts including merchants, agencies, and technology providers from all over the world. You will also have the chance to join industry leaders in live breakout sessions, customer panels, and keynotes.
May 3-5, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Considered the ultimate “ecommerce learning conference” for entrepreneurs, Sellers Summit is the place where attendees get inspired not by stories, but by gaining all of the knowledge required to run your own successful ecommerce business. This event takes on more of the workshop approach and always provides a great slate of speakers. While this conference is about working hard and learning, networking and having fun are also on the agenda.
June 5-8, 2018
Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) is one of the largest conferences, full of industry experts and multi day speaking tracks, and exhibit hall filled with cutting edge and competitive solution providers. IRCE is definitely a community made for networking with thousands of like-minded industry peers
August 6-9, 2018
Hitting the east coast, eTail East has built a community of eCommerce marketers focused on making eCommerce and multi-channel retail work. Network, learn and check out hundreds of solutions for eCommerce needs.
ROI Revolution Summit 2018
September 12-14, 2018
Bringing together top online retailers with experts in marketing and ecommerce, this Summit has evolved into a unique boutique event where an intimate group of well-networked ecommerce marketing heads can share their off-radar strategies. With two tracks of content and expert speakers, knowledge-sharing and relationship-building are the focus of this event.
Shop.org – Retailers Digital Summit
Sept 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
The famed Shop.org conference is an ecommerce event focused on the future of digital retail and the trends, techniques and technology that will help you increase ROI and profitability. Within the sessions, successful brands and leaders will share their insights to help guide your ecommerce strategy. There are also tech talks to introduce you to new technologies that can transform your business, and of course, plenty of opportunities to network with peers.
October 9-11, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Retail Global offers two and a half days of informative speakers focused on real eCommerce solutions for retailers. The conference includes keynote speakers and stream sessions where you can customize your experience. There is also an exhibition full of leaders in the retail technology sector, as well as multiple networking events.