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7 Must-Attend Ecommerce Conferences in 2019 [Part 1]

Year after year there is nothing that gives an eCommerce Business Owner, Employee, or Marketing Agency Partner a better opportunity for networking, discovering new products, and learning about the latest technologies, trends and strategies than an eCommerce Conference.

Good News! 2019 is full of them.

Everywhere from Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, to Vegas and L.A. there are ballrooms and convention halls ready to help those interested in eCommerce learn, grow and expand their knowledge in the next coming months.

530medialab is a huge fan of these eCommerce Conferences and we have compiled a list to help you plan for 2019.

The 7 Best Ecommerce Conferences in 2019

1. eTail West

When: February 19-22, 2019
Where: Palm Springs, California
Featuring Speakers From: Kohl’s, Zazzle, Stitch Fix, DSW, Nordstrom

With more than 3,000 attendees and speakers from a bunch of the nation’s hottest retailers, eTail is one of the premier networking events for those in the eCommerce Industry.

Brochure reads, “With disruptive content, unique session formats and a focus on retail tech, eTail is designed to help you achieve omnichannel excellence and drive profits.

Session topics include globalization, customer acquisition, conversion optimization, AI, customer engagement, social media, digital marketing and more.

2. Traffic & Conversion Summit

When: February 25-27, 2019
Where: San Diego, CA
Featured Speakers: J.J. Virgin, Frank Kern, Jeff Walker

If you want more sales from your website, digital advertising or social media efforts, the Traffic and Conversion Summit is a great place to start. Last year’s event saw more than 5,000 attendees from 53 countries.
One of the largest conferences in the country, so expect it to be equally as well attended this year.

3. ShopTalk

When: March 3-6, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Featuring Speakers From: Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel,Barney’s, DHL, Pinterest, eBay, Walmart

It’s been dubbed “Retail’s Best Show” and ShopTalk is a must-attend for any retailer or merchant — online or not. More than 8,000 people from 3,000 companies are expected to attend this four-day event, which takes place at the Venetian in Vegas. Topics covered will include checkout and payment experiences, fulfillment, logistics, company culture and more. Did we also mention that it is in Vegas??

4. eCommerce Innovation Summit

When: March 20-21, 2019
Where: San Francisco, CA
Featuring Speakers From: Gap, Macy’s, Ebay, Le Tote, Conde Nast

The Innovation Summit is targeted to eCommerce decision makers with the goal of “optimizing your eCommerce strategy.” For those making the decisions (both financial & strategic) for America’s biggest online businesses this is a MUST. Topics include SEO, payments, branding, data science, content marketing, AI, and a bunch more.

5. The Social Shake-up

When: May 7-9, 2018
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
Featuring Speakers From: TOMS, Facebook, IBM, LEGO, Twitter

If you are looking to leverage social media a bit better or you want to turn more social followers into customers, then The Social Shake-up might be for you. Some of the topics to be covered: SEO, crisis management, Instagram marketing, analytics, Twitter branding, social storytelling and brand evangelism. There’s your typical awards ceremony, networking events, and associated webinars — all down in Hotlanta.

6. Imagine 2019

When: May 13-15, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Featuring Speakers From: Magento, Forrester, PayPal, Amazon, Pittsburgh Steelers

Hosted by 530medialab favorite Magento, it doesn’t get more ecommerce-focused than this. With more than 150 speakers and 100 unique sessions, it’s as comprehensive a eCommerce Conference as they come. Over 3,000 attendees from 50 different countries will have the opportunity to learn about mobile development, payments, email marketing, data insights and more. You can also get your Magento certification exams on site – super-plus.

7. B2B Online

When: May 14-16, 2019
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Featuring Speakers From: HP, Siemens, Dell

B2B Online is designed for executives in the manufacturing and distribution arms of online retail  — those in charge of marketing, eCommerce strategy and more. The conference aims to bring executives together “to develop the tools they need to power innovative, future-looking omni-channel experiences.”

This is by no means a definitive 2019 eCommerce conference list – PART 2 coming later this year – but these one’s stood out to us in their own ways. Considering the list of annual conferences is so immense, and many for the second half of the year have yet to be announced, we’ll be sure to update it as we see any new one’s listed.

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