2020 was difficult for many businesses, but it completely gutted gatherings, meaning events were not on the table anymore. This year, there is an uptick in top eCommerce conferences because vaccines are rolling out, and the pandemic could ease up.
In addition to that, the eCommerce conferences can be streamed live so that interested attendees can watch from safe environments.
The market has changed too, with a strong digital transformation, forcing businesses to change how they view certain things. The events are all geared to help eCommerce operations transition to the next digital age.
NOTE: Some of the eCommerce conferences may have slightly different names, depending on the organisers or version of events chosen. The dates are subject to changes at the discretion of event organisers.
At the end of the article, you can save the interactive calendar of all top eCommerce Conferences for 2021-2022.
Metz, France (September 9 – 10)
#GEN is an opportunity to explore technical topics like development languages and the digital transition and transformation. Here, opportunities exist to create contacts, make start-up pitches, attend conferences and be part of workshops. The ground is set for professionals to share what they know and develop their careers through networking.
Chicago eCommerce Summit
Chicago, IL, United States (September 15, 2021)
In this summit, online retailers come together to talk about loyalty, digital engagement with customers, payment options, shipping, and more. The core pillars of eCommerce are the main focus across the board.
Melbourne, Australia (September 17 – 18, 2021)
After the Alibaba Ecosystem Expo was postponed, this is the next best thing from the retail giant. This event is dedicated to connecting New Zealand and Australian brands and businesses to the growing Chinese market. Real businesses share real stories and lessons they have learned using Alibaba’s system to access opportunities in China and the globe.
Milan, Italy (September 23, 2021)
The 4ECOM event promotes developments and innovations that have come out of Italy, for the online sales sector. Over 500 eCommerce managers will attend, with 20 workshops set up. Conferences will offer insights, while case studies will illustrate the main ideas of eCommerce. One on one meetings are planned as the event seeks to create the ideal environment for networking.
Paris, France (September 28 – 30, 2021)
The three-day event will have over 200 conferences to choose from, workshops to attend, and keynotes from visitors with practical and usable information. There are going to about 600 companies eager to exhibit what they have, so attendees can learn easily and get the most out of the experience.
Online (October 6 – 7, 2021)
The supply chain industry is diverse and complex, with Covid-19 proving that supply chains are the backbone and need to be more resilient. This event will define the future of what the supply chain will be, by introducing agility, better supply chain health, resilience and sustainability. The Reuters-organized event is a must-attend for those wanting to improve supply chains.
Amsterdam, Netherlands (October 12 – 13, 2021)
This Benelux-focused event brings together influential speakers and industry-leading executives to talk about the latest trends and build relationships through networking. The event focuses on all verticals in retail and other digital developments that are aimed at making eCommerce more efficient. Keep up to date with the latest through this event.
London, United Kingdom (October 13 – 14, 2021)
Retail Week Live is the premier event for retail and commerce titans in the UK market. As a delegate of Retail Week Live, you have the opportunity to hear from over 200 speakers, meet 50 of the latest start-ups and network with others to build an ecosystem. It is truly inspiring.
Singapore, (October 20 – 21, 2021)
In two days, you will be educated on end-to-end eCommerce knowledge in this highly-anticipated Expo. Attendees will learn the latest in customer experience, cross-border commerce, mobile commerce, omnichannel retail, last-mile delivery, and more. The discussions promise to be lively, focusing on what’s at the bleeding edge of modern commerce technology.
Dallas eCommerce Summit
Dallas, TX, United States (October 20, 2021)
Over two days, attendees will participate in keynotes, networking lunches, a cocktail party, panel discussions, and more. The summit is a chance for eCommerce entrepreneurs to hear from industry leaders hailing from various sectors, spanning multiple leading brands and diverse retail operations.
Online (October 20 – 22, 2021)
With Covid-19 forcing the entire industry to prioritise digital activity, how do you keep up with the constant change? eTail Nordic Connect is an exclusive invitation-only interactive event where senior Scandinavian retailers can find out about innovations in customers’ experience, fulfilment, and loyalty. It’s all about solutions, networking, and adapting to change.
Cologne, Germany (November 9 – 10, 2021)
Formerly known as EHI Omnichannel, the event is now EHI Connect. This event will be hybrid, planned for November 9-10. It will be streamed live and attended by people on-site at the World Conference Center in Bonn. EHI Connect will happen at the same time as EHI Technology, to form a joint exhibit.
Barcelona, Spain (November 16 – 17, 2021)
In Savant’s first event in Spain, more than 120 senior eCommerce from leading retail companies will be in attendance. Attendees will interact with the minds behind innovative startups and gain valuable content over two days. The networking opportunities alone are worth attending, with technology as the tool of expansion.
Amsterdam, Netherlands (November 23 – 24, 2021)
The event’s showcase brings you the latest and best in digital marketing tech and strategy, Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital commerce, virtual reality, mobile marketing, influencer marketing, data analytics, and content marketing. The event covers the most pertinent parts of eCommerce in-depth, offering unparalleled value to attendees.
London, United Kingdom (November 24 – 25, 2021)
Showcasing 500 exhibitors, 200 speakers, 200 masterclasses, and 25,000 visitors (during non-pandemic times), this event is not one you want to miss. It is Europe’s biggest business event, attracting talented and experienced leaders from everywhere to discuss working from home, franchise brands, retraining, networking, and exhibitions.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 9 – 11, 2021)
This multifaceted event is planned to take place over 3 days, focusing on entertainment, lifestyle, and innovation, presented through FUTR Summit, FUTR Live, and FUTR Festival. Each of the spaces is unique in its proposition, allowing individuals to curate their experiences through play and free expression under the music and culture umbrella.
New York City, NY, United States (January 16 – 18, 2022)
Retail’s Big Show is all about offering you tech know-how for your eСommerce startup. You will learn about the latest insights and tech solutions relevant to eCommerce businesses. It will help you to master how you can achieve your business goals faster through the help of tech.
NYC, New York (January 16 – 18, 2022)
NRF is where futurism is the name of the game. All the tech you need to do business is highlighted to present attendees with a global retail community experience that is also a marketplace. Transformative tech and advanced solutions come with key insights into how they can be used to get you to the future you envision faster.
Utrecht, Netherlands (January 26 – 27, 2022)
This is perhaps the biggest digital commerce event of the Benelux. This year, it will celebrate its 14th edition: Webwinkel Vakdagen 2021. After 13 years, there is no doubt that the organizers will present value in a way that only experienced people can. The speakers are inspiring, the themes relevant and the exhibitions numerous.
Tokyo, Japan (February 17 – 18, 2022)
This eCommerce conference is all about creating value and jumping into the future of eCommerce. The event will cover website construction, marketing, billing, logistics, cross-border eCommerce, and other important solutions needed in the industry. Themes will expand on everything from B2B solutions to innovations and startups.
Athens, Greece (March 19 – 20, 2022)
This expo focuses on digital entrepreneurship topics, which tend to be dynamic and an uphill battle for many. It is the industry’s spark, lighting up new paths for innovation, tech-enabled growth, and making full use of the digital ecosystem in Greece, Southeastern Europe, and beyond.
Leaders in Logistics Summit 2022
Copenhagen (March 21 – 23, 2022)
As the name suggests, the summit brings together people from the post and parcel industry. Together, under one roof, they can learn, share ideas and point out parts of the industry that need fixing. It combines logistics and postal operations across EMEA. This will be the second time it’s been postponed.
Berlin, Germany (February 24, 2022)
If you’re in the business of B2B, this is the event for you. eCommerce Berlin Expo has grown to become one of the most significant eCommerce conferences in Europe. In 2021, attendees will get to hear from more than 50 international speakers from Alibaba, Google, Facebook, L’Oreal, Hubspot, and more.
Las Vegas, Nevada (March 27 – 30, 2022)
Shoptalk was first in line to have a serious conversation about digital commerce back in 2015 before anyone else. It has been at the cutting edge of retail, dubbed retail’s best show, with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of over 50, which is unheard of in the events industry. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fastest-growing digital commerce event in retail history.
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Summary of Top eCommerce Conferences
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