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For any ecommerce professional, skill development and networking are valuable tools worth having in your back pocket. Knowing the latest trends and updates in the ecommerce space ensures that you’ll be well-prepared to take on challenges in your workplace.

Here’s some of the top ecommerce conferences and events in 2019:

Affiliate Summit

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Dates: West-Jan 6th-8th, Euro-March 12th-14th, East-TBD, Asia-Oct 1st-3rd

Location: West-Las Vegas, NV; Euro-Amsterdam; East-New York, NY; Asia-Singapore

Description: Affiliate Summit is broken out into six main categories: affiliate, affiliate management, advertiser, OPM/agency, solution provider, and network. Not only is it a great place to learn more about affiliate marketing, it is a great conference to network with affiliates that can help drive sales to your business. Affiliates themselves typically account for about a quarter of the attendees at Affiliate Summit.


NRF - Retail’s Big Show

nrf retails big show

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Dates: January 13th-15th

Location: New York City, NY

Description: Traditional retailers need non-traditional solutions, online sellers need an offline presence, tech start-ups need scale, and on and on. You can’t afford to stay in small, specific lines of business. The show claims it’s a marketplace for ideas and relationships. A chance to forge new partnerships, try out best-in-class experiences, and learn from some of the biggest players transforming retail today. This is an event that is guaranteed to drive impact.


eCommerceFuel Live 2019

ecommerce fuel live 2019

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Dates: January 23rd-26th

Location: New Orleans, LA

Description: Everyone who attends eCommerceFuel is a vetted member of the eCommerceFuel community for 7-figure plus store owners. While it is a more intimate conference you would be guaranteed to connect with experienced and knowledgeable entrepreneurs.


Ecommerce Summit

ecommerce summits 2019

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Dates: West Coast, Jan 30th-31st; Northeast, April 3rd-4th; Midwest, October; Texas, November

Location: West Coast, Los Angeles, CA; Northeast, Atlantic City, NJ; Midwest, Chicago, IL; Texas, Dallas, TX

Description: With several interactive discussion panels and live Q&A sessions with top industry professionals, Ecommerce summit can help many brands gain fresh ideas and find new tools to help build your business. The event also includes a cocktail party reception and combined meals to help with networking.


eTail

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Dates: West - February 19th-22nd; Europe - June 18th-19th; East - August 19th-22nd

Location: West - Palm Springs, CA; Europe - London, England; East - Boston, MA

Description: eTail started in 1999 and expanded worldwide in 2015. They have been in the retail industry long enough to see the shift from brick and mortar to online. eTail is where the top minds in retail meet, collaborate and learn about what's disrupting the industry today and what'll change tomorrow.


Traffic and Conversion Summit

traffic and conversion summit 2019

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Dates: February 25th-27th

Location: San Diego, CA

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Boasting over 6000 attendees, 108 sessions and over 80 speakers, the Traffic and Conversion summit can help businesses stay updated on the latest in digital marketing. They claim that the conference is full of tested proven tactics that help increase traffic, conversions, and sales. You won’t find "conceptual thought" or "theoretical strategies" behind any of the sessions at this summit.


Shoptalk

shoptalk 2019

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Dates: March 3rd-6th

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Shoptalk is held annually in Las Vegas and provides a platform for large retailers and branded manufacturers, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, network, collaborate and evolve. The conference is led by Anil D. Aggarwal and a team of retail and ecommerce experts.


Dx3

dx3 canada 2019

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Dates: March 6th-7th

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: According to the company, Dx3 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to retail, marketing, and technology. Through engaging content and immersive experiences, Dx3 connects the world’s top technology brands with Canada’s leading brands, retailers, and agencies. Dx3 is the one-stop-shop for marketers who want to learn how tech is changing their industries and how they can innovate to grow their businesses.


Prosper Show

prosper amazon show 2019

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Dates: March 17th-19th

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: This conference is ideal for the established Amazon online seller seeking to learn how to build its business more profitably while meeting leading solution and service providers that can help sellers scale their businesses more efficiently. Aimed at online sellers seeking to improve their business on Amazon, this conference features several ex-Amazon leaders and CEOs/General Managers from leading Amazon marketplace solution providers using workshops and seminars to help sellers learn how to build better online businesses.


Independent Retailer Conference

independent retailer conference 2019

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Dates: March 17th-20th

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners. It is has been noted as one of the Top 8 Retail Conferences to attend and nationally recognized as a unique, trusted destination for retailers to discover new market data, realistic insight and practical solutions specific  for their one-of-a-kind businesses.


Social Media Marketing World

social media marketing world 2019 conference

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Dates: March 20th-22nd

Location: San Diego, CA

Description: Social Media Marketing World is put on by Social Media Examiner and is a great place to learn the latest strategies and ideas on how to market your products. Sessions cover everything from Messenger bots to analytics and all of the latest social platforms. With over 7000 in attendance the conference is a great resource to bring your social media marketing to the next level.


InternetRetailing EXPO

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Dates: April 3rd-4th

Location: Birmingham, England

Description: Internet Retailing Events was born 12 years ago and has a large portfolio of leading events including IRX (formerly InternetRetailing Expo), eDX (formerly eDelivery Expo), IRC (formerly InternetRetailing Conference), InternetRetailing Roundtables and InternetRetailing Dinners. They work in partnership with the leading InternetRetailing and eDelivery Magazine; written by the experts in retail, technology, supply chain and logistics and provides the latest insights and knowledge on developments in internet retailing.


Click Summit

click summit 2019

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Dates: May 7th-9th

Location: Raleigh, NC

Description: Click Summit brings together leaders of world-class experimentation programs from top global brands. Attendees take part in intimate discussions with their peers about today's biggest questions facing the testing and personalization industry. Top-of-mind topics include analytics, personalization, mobile testing, strategy, user research and more.

Ecommerce Innovation Summit

Ecommerce Innovation Summit 2019

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Dates: May 9th-10th

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description: Key topics covered at the Ecommerce Innovation Summit focus on Data Science Innovation, Statistics, Insights within Data, Structured & Unstructured Data, Extracting Knowledge from Data, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, and Knowledge Discovery. This summit is a great choice for CFO’s looking to master these topics and deliver prosperity to their company.

Imagine 2019 - Magento

imagine 2019 magento conference

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Dates: May 13th-15th

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Imagine 2019 attracts the biggest innovators in eCommerce. Join industry leaders, merchants, retailers, agencies and developers for live keynote and breakout sessions, customer panels and networking events.


Sellers Summit

sellers summit 2019

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Dates: May 15th-17th

Location: Miami, FL

Description: This intense 2 day ecommerce workshop offers real, actionable strategies that will help increase your revenue. The Sellers Summit is an "ecommerce learning experience" where you will get inspired not by stories, but by gaining all of the knowledge required to run your own successful ecommerce business.


P2P Summit

path to purchase summit 2019

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Dates: May 15th-17th

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Description: Today's "always-on" shopper is changing how you do business, it is critical to find new partnerships and channels to build experiences that connect with consumers. Learn to collaborate for success at the Path to Purchase Summit (P2PSummit).


SubSummit

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Dates: May 29th-31stLocation: New Orleans, LA

Description: The Subscription Summit is the first and only conference devoted exclusively to those who work in or alongside the subscription commerce industry. SubSummit ’19 connects today’s industry leaders, innovators and partners that are driving the rapid evolution of how consumers discover, buy and experience new products. Join your peers as we all learn and network in New Orleans in May, 2019.

Retail Global

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Dates: May 29th-31st

Location: Queensland, Australia

Description: Founder Phil Leahy successfully launched and built one of the largest eBay businesses retailing CDs & DVDs – achieving Australia’s #1 eBay seller for highest volume of sales in all seller categories for a number of years. He then decided to launch a conference to help others who were tackling marketplaces and cross-border. They make sure to keep up with online retail trends and challenges. Which has helped them remain Australia’s most trusted eCommerce event.


IRCE @ RetailX

irce retail x summit

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Dates: June 25th-27th

Location: Chicago, IL

Description: IRCE’s conference offers over 130 strategic educational sessions covering various topics and trends. The content at IRCE is curated and unique, which means speakers are not only knowledgeable but prepared with helpful, actionable presentations for you to learn from. There are multiple tracks and in-depth workshops covering topics that matter to online retailers.


Online Retailer

online retailer summit 2019

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Dates: June 24th-25th

Location: Sydney, Australia

Description: Online Retailer offers Australia's largest range of ecommerce and retail tech solutions under one roof. For 11 years and counting we've connected thousands of ecommerce, digital, marketing and retail leaders with the best business solutions, latest tech and insights, and the contacts that matter.


Commerce Next

Commerce Next summit 2019

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Dates: July 31st-August 1st

Location: New York, NY

Description: CommerceNext is a retail and ecommerce conference for marketers with topics including customer acquisition, social media strategy and retail growth. The conference offers actionable insights from industry peers and allows for networking with 700+ retail executives from around the country.

Mobile Next (formerly Mobile Shopping)

mobile next 2019

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Dates: September 17th-18th

Location: San Diego, CA

The Mobile Next (previously Mobile Shopping) conference is a cross industry event where the top minds in mobile meet. Learn how to create amazing customer experiences across mobile app and web. Whether you're in retail, travel, CPG, entertainment or food and beverage, Mobile Next is the event for you.


Ecommerce Expo

ecommerce expo 2019

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Dates: September 25th-26th

Location: Olympia, London

Description: With over 250 expert speakers and educational sessions spanning 11 theaters, the Ecommerce Expo is a great place to learn about AdTech, Customer Personalization, Delivery and Logistics and even how to do business across the border. From presentations to case studies and panel debates, if you are looking for the latest tech trends shaping the future of marketing and ecommerce, you will be able to find it there.


B2B Digital Transformation Conference

B2B Digital Transformation Conference

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Dates: November 6th-7th

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Description: This conference tackles your everyday challenges: customer experience, digital strategy, personalisation, digital marketing, sales enablement and many more. The B2B Online agenda is specifically designed to equip you with strategies and actionable insights for transforming your company into a competitive player in today’s digital landscape.

Shop.org

shop.org summit

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Dates: TBD 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Shop.org is changing how retailers, vendors and anyone in the business of innovation come together to win for the consumer. At this event, you’ll explore every topic to optimize your business for right now, while the brightest, cutting-edge startups cover technology that will prepare your business for the future.

Hosted by the National Retail Federation, Shop.org is leading the charge in revolutionizing retail, bringing together the most elite group of international business leaders to drive exceptional businesses that redesign the customer experience. With cutting-edge content, trailblazing discussions and superior networking opportunities, we’ll co-create the future of retail.


Retail West

retail west 2019 canada

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Dates: TBD 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC 

Retail West is the largest industry event tailored for the Western Canadian retail market. It brings together more than 300 vendors, suppliers, thought leaders and decision makers from Canada’s retail industry to network, share ideas and engage in retail opportunities. Emerging trends, challenges, solutions, and real-life case studies will inspire innovative approaches to empower your retail business.

In 2017, over 50 retailers – including Arc’teryx, Best Buy Canada, London Drugs, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Purdys Chocolatier, Saje Natural Wellness, Save On Foods and Spud.ca – shared best practices and networked with over 250 retail leaders and attendees.

 

Luxury Interactive

luxury interactive conference 2019

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Dates: TBD 2019

Location: New York, NY

Luxury Interactive was created in 2007, in response to a tremendous growth opportunity in the luxury space, and a widening gap of understanding how luxury companies can fully take advantage of opportunities in the digital marketplace. For the past 10 years, we have built a loyal audience, where 300 executives gather to network and share their insights into challenges and opportunities in digital and online.

Be sure to attend events in 2019 to grow your ecommerce knowledge. We look forward to seeing you at these events!

 

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