The Top Ecommerce Conferences and Events in 2020


For any ecommerce professional, skill development and networking are valuable tools worth having in your back pocket! Knowing the latest trends and updates in the ecommerce space ensures that you’ll be well-prepared to take on challenges in your workplace.

We put together the ultimate list of events and conferences every professional in the ecommerce industry should attend.

Ecommerce Summit

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Dates: West Coast, Jan 28th-29th; Northeast, April 29th-30th; Midwest, Chicago; Texas, November 5th-6th.

Location: West Coast, Los Angeles, CA; Northeast, Atlantic City, NJ; Midwest, Chicago, IL; Texas, Dallas, TX

Description: With several interactive discussion panels and live Q&A sessions with top industry professionals, Ecommerce summit can help many brands gain fresh ideas and find new tools to help build your business. The event also includes a cocktail party reception and combined meals to help with networking.

eCommerceFuel Live 2020

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Dates: February 2nd-5th

Location: San Antonio, TX

Description: Everyone who attends eCommerceFuel is a vetted member of the eCommerceFuel community for 7-figure plus store owners. While it is a more intimate conference you would be guaranteed to connect with experienced and knowledgeable entrepreneurs.

Ecommerce Day 

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Dates: February 4th

Location: Marina del Rey Marriott, Los Angeles; San Deigo, Spring; NYC, Fall; Florida, Winter.

Description: This Educational and Inspirational all-day event is for anyone launching, buying or growing an e-commerce business. Speakers include Google, Shopify, and Events and meetups are held all year in San Diego, Florida, and NYC.


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Dates: West, February 24th-27nd; Europe, June 23rd-24th; East, August 10th-13th.

Location: West – Palm Springs, CA; Europe – London, England; East – Boston, MA

Description: eTail started in 1999 and expanded worldwide in 2015. They have been in the retail industry long enough to see the shift from brick and mortar to online. eTail is where the top minds in retail meet, collaborate and learn about what’s disrupting the industry today and what’ll change tomorrow.

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Dates & Locations: February 19-20, Amsterdam; March 11-12, Mexico; March 25-26, Australia; June, Tokyo; June, Bangalore.

Description: Five countries, two days of content, and one partner community coming together in pursuit of collaboration, progress, and powerful takeaways. Pursuit is a multi-day, international tour designed to support Shopify Partners and developers.

Social Media Marketing World

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Dates: March 1st – 3rd

Location: San Diego, CA

Description: Social Media Marketing World is put on by Social Media Examiner and is a great place to learn the latest strategies and ideas on how to market your products. Sessions cover everything from Messenger bots to analytics and all of the latest social platforms. With over 7000 in attendance the conference is a great resource to bring your social media marketing to the next level.

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Dates: March 4th – 5th

Location: New York City

Description: Adweek’s second-annual Challenger Brands summit helps attendees gain insights from the world’s most disruptive and legendary brands who are succeeding in our rapidly evolving world and competitive landscape. Through the lens of challenger brands, they explore 12 top-of-mind topics impacting the brand marketing ecosystem from ecommerce to live marketing to UX – and beyond. 


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Dates: March 10th – 11th

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Description: According to the company, Dx3 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to retail, marketing, and technology. Through engaging content and immersive experiences, Dx3 connects the world’s top technology brands with Canada’s leading brands, retailers, and agencies. Dx3 is the one-stop-shop for marketers who want to learn how tech is changing their industries and how they can innovate to grow their businesses.



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Dates: March 22nd – 25th

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Shoptalk is held annually in Las Vegas and provides a platform for large retailers and branded manufacturers, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts to learn, network, collaborate and evolve. The conference is led by Anil D. Aggarwal and a team of retail and ecommerce experts.

Independent Retailer Conference

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Dates: March 22nd-25th

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners. It is has been noted as one of the Top 8 Retail Conferences to attend and nationally recognized as a unique, trusted destination for retailers to discover new market data, realistic insight and practical solutions specific  for their one-of-a-kind businesses.

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Dates: March 23rd – 25th

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: This conference is ideal for the established Amazon online seller seeking to learn how to build its business more profitably while meeting leading solution and service providers that can help sellers scale their businesses more efficiently. Aimed at online sellers seeking to improve their business on Amazon, this conference features several ex-Amazon leaders and CEOs/General Managers from leading Amazon marketplace solution providers using workshops and seminars to help sellers learn how to build better online businesses.

Adobe Summit (Magento Imagine Community)

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Dates: March 29th – April 2nd

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Over 3,000 business leaders, innovative retailers, expert agencies, and technical developers connect each year to shape the commerce industry. As a recent addition to Adobe Experience Cloud, Magento brings its Imagine community to Adobe Summit. The commerce customer experience is even more powerful as these two audiences come together.

Traffic and Conversion Summit

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Dates: March 31 – April 2nd

Location: San Diego, CA


Boasting over 6000 attendees, 108 sessions and over 80 speakers, the Traffic and Conversion summit can help businesses stay updated on the latest in digital marketing. They claim that the conference is full of tested proven tactics that help increase traffic, conversions, and sales. You won’t find “conceptual thought” or “theoretical strategies” behind any of the sessions at this summit.

InternetRetailing EXPO

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Dates: April 1st – 2nd

Location: Birmingham, England

Description: Internet Retailing Events was born 12 years ago and has a large portfolio of leading events including IRX (formerly InternetRetailing Expo), eDX (formerly eDelivery Expo), IRC (formerly InternetRetailing Conference), InternetRetailing Roundtables and InternetRetailing Dinners. They work in partnership with the leading InternetRetailing and eDelivery Magazine; written by the experts in retail, technology, supply chain and logistics and provides the latest insights and knowledge on developments in internet retailing.

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Dates: April 3rd

Location: Devon, United Kingdom

Description: Join 200+ retailers and technology vendors at the largest ecommerce conference in the South West. This conference is hosted by Swanky Agency.

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Dates: May 4th – 6th 

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

Description: eTail is a three day retreat designed to help you increase the profits from your business. You’ll get action-packed strategies and make connections with the top mind’s at Canada’s most successful retailers. No commercials. No egos. We cut out the fluff so you can return to the office with detailed take-aways.

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Dates: May 5th – 7th

Location: Raleigh, NC

Description: Click Summit brings together leaders of world-class experimentation programs from top global brands. Attendees take part in intimate discussions with their peers about today’s biggest questions facing the testing and personalization industry. Top-of-mind topics include analytics, personalization, mobile testing, strategy, user research and more.

Path to Purchase Institute Presents i3

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Dates: May 5th – 7th 

Location: Chicago, IL

Description: A new annual event focusing on the outstanding progress in the ever-changing retail market. This not-to-be-missed experience encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration, introduces new and emerging technologies, and shares cutting-edge case studies, insights, and strategies. With the Institute as its guide, every experience and discussion will be executed through the lens of our core pillars: Intelligence. Innovation. Influence. 

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Dates: May 6th – 8th 

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

Description: At Shopify Unite, Shopify’s partner and developer community comes together to celebrate our shared success, forge new connections, and ignite the future of commerce technology. Commerce is evolving daily, as are the tools and technologies that enable merchants to achieve their business goals. Shopify is building for the long-term—a future of unprecedented opportunity that would not be possible without valued partners and developers.

Sellers Summit

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Dates: May 6th – 8th

Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Description: This intense 2 day ecommerce workshop offers real, actionable strategies that will help increase your revenue. The Sellers Summit is an “ecommerce learning experience” where you will get inspired not by stories, but by gaining all of the knowledge required to run your own successful ecommerce business.


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Dates: May 27th-29th

Location: Dallas, TX

Description: The Subscription Summit is the first and only conference devoted exclusively to those who work in or alongside the subscription commerce industry. SubSummit connects today’s industry leaders, innovators and partners that are driving the rapid evolution of how consumers discover, buy and experience new products. 

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Dates: June 9th – 11th

Location: Chicago, IL

Description: IRCE’s conference offers over 130 strategic educational sessions covering various topics and trends. The content at IRCE is curated and unique, which means speakers are not only knowledgeable but prepared with helpful, actionable presentations for you to learn from. There are multiple tracks and in-depth workshops covering topics that matter to online retailers.

Online Retailer

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Dates: June 22nd – 23rd

Location: Sydney, Australia

Description: Online Retailer offers Australia’s largest range of ecommerce and retail tech solutions under one roof. For 12 years and counting they’ve connected thousands of ecommerce, digital, marketing and retail leaders with the best business solutions, latest tech and insights, and the contacts that matter.

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Dates: June 25th

Location: New York City

Description: It’s the fastest=growing retail event in North America – a day of connection and collaboration with more than 600 leading D2c and online brands, in a setting “more valuable, relevant and authentic” than the average conference, according to the attendees. Join the influential founders, marketers, tech providers, trailblazers, boot-strappers, trendsetters, and visionaries shaping the world of digital commerce.

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Dates: July 14th – 16th 

Location: Dana Point, CA

Description: NRF NXT is an exclusive event for retailers that takes an in-depth look at the latest ecommerce and digital marketing trends, marrying powerful thinking with real-world case studies and advice for applying the same lessons to your business.

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Dates: July 28th – July 29th

Location: New York, NY

Description: CommerceNext is a retail and ecommerce conference for marketers with topics including customer acquisition, social media strategy and retail growth. The conference offers actionable insights from industry peers and allows for networking with 700+ retail executives from around the country.

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Dates: August 26th – 27th

Location: Boston, MA

Description: Over 800 Klaviyo community members, industry experts, and product specialists come together in Boston. For two epic days, everyone participates in presentations, networking, and one-on-one sessions dedicated to owning their marketing and growing their businesses. 

Ecommerce Expo

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Dates: September 30th – October 1st

Location: London

Description: With over 250 expert speakers and educational sessions spanning 11 theaters, the Ecommerce Expo is a great place to learn about AdTech, Customer Personalization, Delivery and Logistics and even how to do business across the border. From presentations to case studies and panel debates, if you are looking for the latest tech trends shaping the future of marketing and ecommerce, you will be able to find it there.

B2B Digital Transformation Conference

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Dates: December 1st – 2nd

Location: Amsterdam

Description: This conference tackles your everyday challenges: customer experience, digital strategy, personalisation, digital marketing, sales enablement and many more. The B2B Online agenda is specifically designed to equip you with strategies and actionable insights for transforming your company into a competitive player in today’s digital landscape.

Be sure to attend events in 2019 to grow your ecommerce knowledge. Attending any events with us? Let us know at [email protected]

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