Time flies in a blink, we have moved into the new business year of 2018. As 2017 began to wind down, my eyeballs started searching for e-commerce events in the next year. In this regard, I have found out some key events in 2018, favorable for those who belong to B2B ecommerce platforms. But, before revealing it, I want to share a couple of reasons why it’s essential to attend business events and conferences.
REASONS TO ATTEND BUSINESS EVENTS EVERY YEAR
- To stay competitive and increase your learning, you need to gain knowledge of new strategies from industry gurus and experts. These events are a best place to find them under one roof.
- Physical interaction is always viable in capitalizing the networking opportunity. Such trade fairs and conferences provide plenty of opportunities to build strong peer to peer relationship with industry fellows. Exchanging ideas and information with your fellows, industry experts, and analysts regarding marketing issues will expand your horizons of thinking, making you able to address the problem more effectively.
- You have a chance to listen to speeches from top-notch industry leaders belonging to renowned brands and big corporations to improve your leadership skills.
- Apart from networking and knowledge, you can also test new software and tools in such sessions. Trade fairs and events are the great platforms to seek out effective marketing technology vendors.
- Some people also attend these mind-blowing sessions to find out the answers of key problems they are facing in their organizations and sometimes they also gather at such platforms to seek and hire a talented resource for their company.
- Join these sessions as they can also help you to find out relevant organization and entities to which you can think about developing strategic alliance and joint ventures for mutual gains.
To help you sort out business events of 2018, I have compiled a list of B2B and B2C e-commerce exhibitions, seminars, sessions and conferences to address diverse issues of digital commerce.
1. NRF RETAIL’S BIG SHOW 2018
When: January 14 -16, 2018
Where: New York, USA
Why: To kick off the season of 2018, let’s begin with one of the most prominent conferences of a retail segment – National Retail Federation’s Big Show. The event is expected to draw the crowd of 35000 retail professionals under one roof. It is a three-day event that will bring together the global retail community to exchange industry experiences, business ideas, retail trends shaping the space and latest technologies. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn tricks and tips of retail transformation from industry experts.
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When: March 18 -21, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Industry: E-Commerce and Retail
Why: Shoptalk is merging their EU and US events to make the industry’s first global community and dialogue. In this way, you will have a short trip to some of the brightest and best minds of E-commerce and retail industry. Expanding on four days packed with B2B and B2C professionals, the event will shed light on burning issues of industry, changing patterns of consumer buying behavior and customer preferences.
Shoptalk is selling networking opportunity and has also invited some killer speakers; one of them is Daniel Alegre, President, Retail and shopping of Google.
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3. B2B ONLINE 2018
When: March 7 -9, 2018
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Industry: B2B E-Commerce
If you are a B2B marketer, you can’t take the chance to miss this event. B2B online is one of the most significant premier events for worldwide distributors and manufacturers of the E-Commerce industry. If you value to stay ahead of the curve of B2B innovations, technology, and digital marketing, then it’s time to review your priorities and think about attending the session.
If the opportunity for knowledge is not something you buy, then think about the most prominent networking opportunity to mingle with global B2B manufacturers and distributors.
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4. IRCE 2018
When: June 5 -8, 2018
Where: Chicago, Illinois
IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition) happens to be the largest event of the e-commerce industry. The event calls for strategic sessions to address everyday challenges that e-tailer encounters in their regular operations.
It has also arranged technical solution providers to assist e-commerce retailers in understanding and resolving technical issues and problems of online retail.
Proven tactics of curated programs will be shared to foster the business growth of online retailers. All the components of the conference will arm e-tailers with excellent strategies for 2018 and beyond.
For booking your seat in a conference is available upon request.
5. AKENEO PIM SUMMIT 2018
When: January 17 -18, 2018
Where: Paris, France
Why: Akeneo PIM Summit attracts a robust e-commerce community ranging from analysts to executives across the globe. The focal point of the conference will be sophisticated technologies and hottest trends of the E-commerce industry. The keynote speakers will also talk about core differences between B2C and B2B commerce. Digital marketers can find a lot of creative stuff for improving their marketing strategies and action plans. Therefore, this summit is a must-to-attend session for any organization who is selling online.
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6. WEBWINKEL VAKDAGEN (WEBSTORE BUSINESS DAYS)
When: January 24 -25, 2018
Where: Utrecht, Netherlands
Industry: B2B E-Commerce
Why: If you are seeking valuable business advice and in-depth knowledge of e-commerce industry from top-notch B2B leaders and experienced digital marketers then this two-day event is all about you. The conference aims to bring 11000 retail and marketing minds together at Utrecht to share their experience with each other. The session unveils valuable insights on the topics of e-mail marketing, online payments & delivery, digitization, customer experience, personalization, and customization
Sign up to get the free ticket by email.
7. E-COMMERCE BERLIN EXPO
When: February 15, 2018
Where: Berlin, Germany
Why: By joining this event, you are going to see the pool of intellectuals getting together in the technical hub of Germany. There will be 40 speakers, 100 exhibitions, and 4000 attendants. This dynamic conference will talk about how to empower the whole e-commerce ecosystem from e-tailers to payment solution providers including logistics and hosting. It is highly significant for online retailers to attend the session. When you leave the event, you will have valuable contacts in your bucket along efficient solutions of e-commerce.
No fees, no charges, you can register online to join this event.
8. INTERNET WORLD EXPO 2018
When: March 6-7, 2018
Where: Munich, Germany
Industry: E-commerce Software & Technology
Why: IWE (Internet World Expo) is the leading trade fair of Europe for technology providers and software experts of the e-commerce industry. Around 400 high-tech companies, sponsors and exhibitors will present their services, solutions, and products. Whatever you need for e-commerce like e-payments, logistics, and online marketing will be there.
For free passes to conference for registered visitors.
9. E-TAIL GERMANY
When: March 13-14, 2018
Where: Berlin, Germany
Industry: Omni-channel and E-commerce
Why: Two days full of great insights along with top-notch retail professionals sharing best practices of retail solutions. E-tail Germany is conducted by online retailers to gather multi-channel market players and e-commerce retailers in one place. The purpose is to connect retail community with multi-channel players and explore business strategies on a win-win situation. The hottest topics will be design, usability, search, analytics, customer retentions, new acquisitions, digital engagement, etc.
For visitors, entry and registration fee check out the options.
10. E-COMMERCE ONE TO ONE
When: March 20-22, 2018
Where: Monaco, France
Why: If you are looking for a platform where you can find the leadership of E-commerce ranging from executives to managers and senior management. Then Ecommerce One to One is the right choice to go ahead. This conference is mainly designed for European e-commerce leadership community. Where you can find renowned brands, workshops, distributors and themed conferences and gain a great wealth of intellectual stuff. Don’t miss out the success stories and latest trends of e-commerce by e-commerce leadership.
Seats are limited to 1800 visitors. For registration, the last date to apply is 16 February 2018.
11. INTERNETRETAILING EXPO
When: March 21-22, 2018
Where: Birmingham, England
InternetRetailing Expo is one of the largest events of UK multi-channel retailers. This conference highlights sophisticated technologies that retailers can adopt to improve their business processes. The keynote speakers will address the topics of operational excellence, innovation, B2B e-commerce and much more.
For pre-registration and details, click here.