Must-Attend Events of 2018 to Add Value In Your eCommerce Business


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 the B2B platform. But, before revealing it, I want to share a couple of reasons why it’s essential to attend business events and conferences.    


  • To stay competitive and increase your learning, you need to gain knowledge of new strategies from industry gurus and experts. These events are the 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 a 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 great platforms to seek out effective marketing technology vendors.
  • Some people also attend these mind-blowing sessions to find out the answers to 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 organizations and entities to which you can think about developing strategic alliances 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. 


When: January 14 -16, 2018

Where: New York, USA

Industry: Retail

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 a 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 the latest technologies. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn tricks and tips for retail transformation from industry experts.

They have invited seriously cool speakers including General Electric Former Vice Chair Beth Comstock and Doug McMillan, President and CEO Wal-Mart, and many more

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When: March 18 -21, 2018

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Industry: E-Commerce and Retail

Why: Shoptalk is merging its 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 the 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 opportunities and has also invited some killer speakers; one of them is Daniel Alegre, President, Retail, and shopping of Google.

For details and further information about booking your seat, please check  

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.

Check out booking and registration options.

4. IRCE 2018

When: June 5 -8, 2018

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Industry:  Retail

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 at a conference is available upon request.


When: January 17 -18, 2018

Where: Paris, France

Industry:  E-Commerce

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 the hottest trends in 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 that is selling online.

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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 the 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.


When: February 15, 2018

Where: Berlin, Germany

Industry: B2C

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 with efficient solutions to e-commerce. 

No fees, no charges, you can register online to join this event.


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 in 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 the conference for registered visitors.


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 the retail community with multi-channel players and explore business strategies in a win-win situation. The hottest topics will be design, usability, search, analytics, customer retention, new acquisitions, digital engagement, etc.

For visitors, entry, and registration fees check out the options.


When: March 20-22, 2018

Where: Monaco, France

Industry: E-commerce

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 E-commerce One to One is the right choice to go ahead. This conference is mainly designed for the 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 on the success stories and the 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.


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.

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