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The best ecommerce events to attend in 2020

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Attending ecommerce events is one of the best ways to keep up-to-date with current trends in the market in 2020. Visiting these conferences will ensure that you’re well-prepared to face challenges the new year brings. Along with the valuable knowledge you’ll gain, ecommerce conferences provide you with immense networking opportunities.

In this post, you’ll find some of the top ecommerce conferences and events that you won’t regret attending in 2020.

Top 2020 Ecommerce Events

Traffic & Conversion Summit

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Date: March 31 – April 2, 2020

Location: San Diego, CA

With over 10,000 of the smartest marketers attending, Traffic & Conversion Summit is one of the largest marketing events in the U.S. During 3 full days of the conference, you’ll get tons of actionable ideas and learn what’s working right now in digital marketing. Get ready to learn straightforward, no-fluff marketing techniques from some of the bests in digital marketing.

Shoptalk

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Date: March 22 – 25, 2020

Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

Started in 2015, Shoptalk became the fastest growing event in retail history, growing to over 8,000 attendees by now. More than half of Shoptalk speakers are CEOs or founders, covering the latest trends, technologies, and business models in over 100 groundbreaking sessions.

Independent Retailer Conference

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Date: March 22 – 25, 2020

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center

This ecommerce event is dedicated to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners, Independent Retailer Conference has been noted as one of the Top 8 Retail Conferences to attend. It’s recognized as a trusted destination to discover new market trends and realistic insights for your ecommerce business.

Retail Global

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Date: May 27 – 29, 2020

Location: Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre, Australia

If you visit one of Australia’s most trusted ecommerce events, not only can you learn from the best international influencers’ guidance, you also have the opportunity to network with people that you would perhaps never have even dreamt of meeting. Take the opportunity to talk to the solution providers at this conference. It will give you an insight into everything that’s going on in the industry. Whether you are a small company just starting out or have been in action for a while, chatting to the exhibitors is the best way to find solutions to your problems.

IRCE @ RetailX

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Date: June 9 – 11, 2020

Location: McCormick Place, Chicago

With 15,000 industry professionals attending, this is the meeting place for online and offline retailers. There are multiple tracks and workshops to attend. You’ll surely find the answers to your questions about online retail.

ChargeX: Summit by ReCharge

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While there are no official dates for ChargeX yet, you surely don’t want to miss next year’s summit. Either you’re an agency or store owner looking for industry insights to the ecommerce world, this event is the one for you. We’ll update the article once the official dates have been made public.

NRF NXT

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Date: July 14 – 16, 2020

Location: Southern California

The National Retail Federation’s event, NRF NXT, is an up-close look at the latest trends in data & analytics, digital marketing, and customer experience. With small-group sessions and peer-to-peer networking, it’s the relevant content and hands-on approach that will deliver actionable ideas and opportunities to drive growth for your business.

Retail West

As the largest retail education and networking event in Western Canada, Retail West brings together retailers, thought leaders and decision-makers from across the industry. Get a full-day immersion into insights, latest trends and best practices in the retail industry.

eTail Boston

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Date: August 10 – 13, 2020

Location: The Sheraton, Boston

eTail is a four-day conference focused on increasing profits from your business. Expect action-packed stories, disruptive ideas, and strategic connections with top minds at America’s most successful retailers. The fluff is cut out from this ecommerce event, you’ll learn from those who are in the trenches, doing the work.

eCommerceFuel Live

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Date: February 2 – 5, 2020

Location: San Antonio, TX

Looking to meet and exchange your knowledge with 7-figure store owners? This is the place to go. This one’s a smaller, tight-knit event, but it’s one of the best places to connect with highly experienced entrepreneurs.

DX3

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Date: March 10 – 11, 2020

Location: Toronto, Canada

Through interactive installations and provocative content, DX3 is your one-stop-shop for taking advantage of everything retail, digital marketing, and tech has to offer. Hear from the most innovative retail professionals and tech experts to take your business to the next level.

Sellers Summit

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Date: May 6 – 8, 2020

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Sellers Summit was among the top 11 ecommerce conferences according to Entrepreneur.com. But it’s more than just an ecommerce event, It is much more like an intense, 2-day ecommerce workshop. Whether you sell on Amazon or run your store, you’ll get up-to-date knowledge from industry experts and learn what actually works. Even if you can’t make it to Ft. Lauderdale, you can grab a virtual pass and access the Sellers Summit Session whenever and wherever you want.

CommerceNext

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Date: July 28 – 29, 2020

Location: New York

As customer acquisition costs are on the rise, focus on acquisition strategies comes as no surprise. Hosting 100 speakers from leading retailers and DTC brands, NextCommerce is the event for next-level customer acquisition. With over 50 in-depth sessions and roundtable discussions, the event’s structure allows you to discover the topics that matter to you the most.

Klaviyo:BOS

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Even if you’re not an avid user of Klaviyo, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of it. It’s a marketing automation platform used by tens of thousands of merchants around the globe. Klaviyo:BOS is designed for Klaviyo customers, but that shouldn’t scare you off if you’re using another tool. Learn about creative strategies and data-backed insights from Klaviyo’s leaders and product specialists. Come together with some of the most successful Direct-to-consumer brands for two days where you can connect and collaborate. There are no official dates for Klaviyo:BOS 2020 yet, but we’ll keep this post updated when they are released.

Why you should attend ecommerce events

There are so many great ways to learn and expand your knowledge on your own. You can listen to podcasts, read blogs, watch YouTube videos and attend webinars – just to name a few. Why bother with the time and expense of an in-person ecommerce event?

There are numerous reasons to attend industry events, but my main argument is to “sharpen the saw”. The idea is that you should take some time off every once in a while to get out of the comfort zone of your day-to-day tasks and sharpen your skills.

Additionally, there’s no better chance to meet and network with like-minded entrepreneurs and marketers. Also, this might not be the strongest argument of all time but going to ecommerce conferences is fun! Be sure to attend some of these ecommerce events in 2020 to grow your knowledge. In case you want to chat with us in person, feel free to drop us a line!

This article was originally published by our friends at Recart.

About the author

Steve Hutt

Steve has entrepreneurship in his DNA. In the early days of online commerce, he achieved Power Seller status at eBay, which then propelled him to become a founding partner of VisionPros.com, a contact lens, and eyewear retailer. After a successful exit from his startup, he embarked on his next journey into agency work in e-commerce and digital strategy.

Currently, Steve is part of the Merchant Success Team at Shopify Plus, where he is a Strategic Advisor helping brands continue to grow and scale with the Shopify Commerce Platform.

To maintain a competitive edge and life of learning mantra, Steve also hosts and produces a top-rated weekly podcast show, eCommerce Fastlane, where he interviews Shopify partners and subject matter experts who share the latest marketing strategy, tactics, platforms, and must-have apps, to help Shopify brands build and scale lifetime customer loyalty.