The must-attend eCommerce events in 2019 | Expandly

2019 eCommerce calendar

Anyone who’s anyone in eCommerce will be attending dedicated events, conferences and talks in the UK, Europe and across the globe this year. eCommerce events are crucial for keeping you up-to-date, informed and well connected in your quest to grow your online store. To make it easier, we’ve pulled together the top 2019 eCommerce events, along with some handy tips on making the most of your visits, reasons why you should be attending eCommerce conferences and a useful infographic download for the year ahead.

Top 2019 eCommerce events and conferences

As you’ll see there are lots (and lots) of eCommerce events in 2019. You can download a calendar view here, or read on to decide which ones you should attend.

eCommerce events in January

13 – 15 January 2019 – NRF Retails Big Show – New York

30 – 31 January 2019 – West Coast eCommerce Summit, Los Angeles

eCommerce events in February

13 February 2019 – E-commerce Berlin Expo, Berlin

14 February 2019 – Future of Retail & eCommerce, Paris

18 – 22 February 2019 – eTail West, Plam Springs

19 February 2019 – E-Commerce Germany Awards, Berlin

26 February 2019 – The Delivery Conference, London

eCommerce events in March

5 – 7 March 2019 – eTail Asia, Singapore

6 March 2019 – UK eCommerce Awards, London

7 – 8 March 2019 – eTail Germany, Berlin

12 – 13 March 2019 – Amazonworld Convention, Munich

14 March 2019 – Retail Without Borders, London

17 – 19 March 2019 – Prosper Show, Las Vegas

26 – 28 March 2019 – Post & Parcel Europe, Madrid

26 – 27 March 2019 – E-PACK Europe, Berlin

28 – 29 March 2019 – European Seller Conference, Prague

eCommerce events in April

2 – 3 April 2019 – Savant eCommerce, Amsterdam

3 – 4 April 2019 – InternetRetailing Expo, Birmingham

3 – 4 April 2019 – eDelivery Expo, Birmingham

3 – 4 April 2019 – Northeast eCommerce Summit, Atlantic City

19 April 2019 – eCommCongress, Sofia

25 – 26 April 2019 – European Payment Summit, The Netherlands

29 April – 1 May 2019 – Digiday Retail Summit, Austin

eCommerce events in May

1 – 2 May 2019 – Retail Expo, London

1 – 2 May 2019 – Retail Business Tech Expo, London

6 – 8 May 2019 – Retail Innovation Conference, New York

7 – 9 May 2019 – eTail Canada, Toronto

13 – 15 May 2019 – Imagine, Las Vegas

14 – 16 May 2019 – World Retail Congress, Amsterdam

15 – 16 May 2019 – The Business Show, London

15 – 17 May 2019 – Seller’s Summit, Miami

20 – 21 May 2019 – E-Commerce Summit, Barcelona

22 – 23 May 2019 – Future Stores, London

22 – 23 May 2019 – Future Stores Europe, London

23 May 2019 – Amazon Sellers Conference, Manchester

eCommerce events in June

5 – 6 June 2019 – Deliver, Lisbon

17 – 29 June 2019 – WMX Europe, Dublin

18 – 19 June 2019 – eTail Europe, London

25 – 28 June 2019 – IRCE, Chicago

26 June 2019 – Emerce eCommerce Live!, Amsterdam

eCommerce events in July

9 July 2019 – eTailing Summit, London

15 – 17 July 2019 – Digital Food and Beverage, Austin

24 – 25 July 2019 – Online Retailer Sydney, Sydney

31 July – 1 August 2019 – Commerce Next 2019, New York

eCommerce events in August

19 – 22 July 2019 – eTail East, Boston

eCommerce events in September

11 – 12 September 2019, eTail Delivery. TBC

25 September 2019 – eCommerce Awards for Excellence, London

25 – 26 September 2019 – eCommerce Expo, London

25 – 26 September 2019 – Paris Retail Week, Paris

eCommerce events in October

2 – 3 October 2019 – eTail Nordic, Copenhagen

8 – 9 October 2019 – PayExpo, London

16 October 2019 – AI in Retail, London

22 – 23 October 2019 – MagentoLive, Amsterdam

23 – 24 October 2019 – Festival of Enterprise, Birmingham

eCommerce events in November

5 – 6 November 2019 – Texas eCommerce Summit, Texas

20 – 21 November 2019 – Retail World Berlin, Berlin

eCommerce events in December

Top tips for attending eCommerce conferences

That’s a lot of conferences and events. To make the most of your visits (and generate a bigger ROI from your attendance and travel costs), ensure that you:

Plan your day

Read the agenda in advance, highlight any talks, workshops and stands that you want to visit, and plan your day accordingly.

Plan your evening

The end of the event doesn’t necessarily signal the end of the day. Many shows have after parties and networking events – helping you to make the most out of the event.

Plan your bag

You just don’t know who you’ll bump into at these events – so be sure to bring enough business cards and literature to last you for the day and night. It’s also good to pop your work mobile or iPad in your bag to regularly update your social media account about your attendance.

Plan to make friends (or networks)

These events aren’t just an opportunity to learn – they’re an unmissable opportunity to expand your business network. Make an effort to speak to new people and boost your contact lists. If you don’t feel comfortable sparking up a conversation with someone you don’t know, head straight for the stands – they’ll be starting the conversations for you.

Plan your return

Set aside some time on your return to share what you discovered with the rest of your team, follow up any potential leads from the event, and to make plans for putting your new knowledge into action.

Benefits of attending eCommerce conferences

We know you’re busy and that time out of the office isn’t ideal. However, the benefits of attending eCommerce conferences extend far beyond the free goodie bag on the day itself.

Marketing

eCommerce events provide an opportunity to market your brand and business to a different audience. Not only will you meet potential customers, but you’ll also meet other businesses who could recommend or partner with your brand in the future.

Professional development

Continued professional development is crucial for everyone – no matter how much you know. Learn from other expert’s knowledge and insights into eCommerce and sales, as well as topping up your legal and regulatory knowledge.

Relationships

In addition to meeting potential customers and ambassadors, you’ll have access to a wide range of potential suppliers and business support. These could transform anything from your efficiencies, outgoings and operations.

Future planning

Finally, eCommerce conferences help you to stay one step ahead of the game. You’ll learn about upcoming technology, predicted trends, updated eCommerce software and new ways of working – knowledge that could help survive and transform in the future.

Final thoughts

Pick a handful of conferences that interest you, get them in the diary and let someone else handle your business for the day – it’ll be well worth it.

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