There’s no denying that there are plenty of eCommerce conferences to choose from, but I’m sure you’ll agree that finding all of the necessary information to justify attending can be a time-consuming task.
Time that you may not have.
That said, eCommerce events are often well worth the investment, with many providing actionable advice and proven best practices that you can apply to your own business, invaluable opportunities to connect with other online sellers - and perhaps more importantly - the chance to learn from some of the industries leading retailers and eCommerce experts.
So, what are the best eCommerce events to attend in Europe?
To help you as best as we can, we’ve put together a complete list of eCommerce conferences for 2019, including dates, prices and an overview of what you can expect.
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Based in Berlin, Germany, this Amazon event is specifically targeted at sellers that are looking to grow on Amazon.de.
So, what can you expect?
20 expert speakers are due for the two-day event, each sharing their best practices for growing your business on the world’s most competitive platform. This is also ideal for eCommerce businesses who wish to learn about the values of selling in Germany.
The eCommerce conference focused on digital commerce.
If you’re looking for a retail event to attend and want to keep pace with your customer’s ever-evolving expectations, Webwinkle Vakdagen could be one to consider.
In fact, the event showcased over 13,000 visitors and 270 exhibitors in 2018, not to mention more than 200 lectures and keynotes, demonstrating just how vast the conference is.
3. AI Masters
Another Berlin-hosted conference worth attending is AI Masters.
Currently in its second year and with more than 400 visitors and numerous international speakers sharing their insights into the growing world of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and machine learning, AI Masters is a great eCommerce event for learning how to capitalise on these trends as an online seller.
Mobile commerce is dominating the eCommerce space, with 1.6 billion people having used a mobile phone to make a purchase.
With this in mind, Mobile Shopping Europe is designed to equip sellers with valuable information for capitalising on this trend, for example by demonstrating how as a seller you can successfully engage customers on-the-go in order to boost sales.
Packed with advice on how to implement a profitable multi-channel eCommerce strategy, Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019 is well worth a visit if you’re looking for keynotes and workshops that will outline the steps needed to scale your business.
Whether you’re looking to learn more about geo-marketing, checkout and cashier-free payments, beacon technology or any other type of location-based technology, Loca Conference covers some of the key topics at the forefront of retail innovation.
Set in the heart of Paris, this conference will see 600 retailers from across the eCommerce industry gather to hear 30 speakers discuss best practices on a number of topics and trends for 2019/2020.
But what topics will it cover?
If you’re considering attending this eCommerce event, you can expect to hear about everything from store analytics, ibeacons & services, drive to store, contactless payment, new distribution models, connected commerce, point of sale digitalisation are just a few.
8. Net & Work
With a focus on online marketing, shop systems & tools, logistics & internationalisation and marketplaces and payment, Net & Work is an eCommerce conference covering all aspects of online retail.
9. Moda UK
Moda UK is one of the leading European eCommerce conferences for fashion and accessory retailers.
In fact, the three-day conference will showcase upcoming trends, key retail content, catwalk shows of the seasonal collections, and social events. There are also a series of retail-focused workshops tailored to the needs of independent retailers, however do note that they get booked up in early!
If you can’t make this date, keep in mind that the organisers host the event in August as well.
With talks covering everything from blockchain to voice search, right through to Amazon advertising and US sales tax, eCommerce Expo Berlin really is one worth attending.
In fact, with ample networking areas and four interactive stages which will see educational speakers share their thoughts and strategies for the coming year, this German eCommerce event is suited for retailers of all sizes.
With each session focused on either practical knowledge, a success story or general eCommerce insights, there’s tons of value here and the line-up of speakers is said to be the best to date.
Interested in the future of eCommerce delivery? This is the conference to attend.
But what exactly can you expect?
Hosted by Metapack, this one-day conference will cover a range of topics, each designed to help you keep up with the demands of consumers in 2019.
More specifically, you can expect six keynote presentations and talks across four distinct streams - eCommerce and Customer Experience, Logistics and Carrier, Solution and lastly, Technology.
For any business local to the Hampshire area, this is the perfect business to other local business people.
It's main message is to meet people face to face and to see as many retailers and buyers as possible.
This invitation-only gathering is a collaborative event for eCommerce business owners looking to share ideas and solutions.
With attendees facing similar challenges with their eCommerce leadership roles, it is focused on high-level strategic content, offering interactive workshops and intimate roundtables.
Keep in mind that you can request an invitation by contacting their team.
The eCommerce awards celebrate the best in eCommerce and online retailing across the UK.
In fact, the show recognises successful businesses no matter the size. You can view the full list of categories here: https://www.ukecommerceawards.co.uk/categories
16. eTail Germany
Packed with key notes, case studies and networking opportunities, eTail Germany promises to leave you with strategic takeaways that will help you cut through the noise and deliver a seamless and personalised online shopping experience.
Atomicon is a one-day digital marketing conference, focused on helping attendees create a strategy that drives sales.
In fact, topics will include live video, social media strategy, webinars, Facebook ads, guidance on how to sell online products, video marketing, messenger bots, content ideas generation and the all important sales tactics.
Although not an eCommerce specific event, the conference will certainly help you prepare a plan for boosting visibility and maximising sales.
Tickets are currently sold out but you can join the waiting list using the link.
18. China Connect
As Europe’s only eCommerce conference focused solely on the Chinese market, China Connect really is an event to set your sights on if you’re looking to expand in this country.
In fact, the event itself welcomes 700 professionals from 20 countries, with the purpose of educating attendees on how to succeed in China’s unique and ever-evolving digital market.
By attending China Connect, you will also have the chance to connect with some of the most sought-after marketers in China and perhaps more importantly, explore new business opportunities.
As a dedicated Amazon conference, Amazon World Convention is ideal for any retailer looking to get more from the marketplace.
In fact, this particular Amazon eventis the largest in Europe, with over 17,000 sellers in attendance.
Packed with valuable content and insights on how you can secure more visitors and higher conversions, this really is worth adding to your calendar!
Internet World Expo is said to be Europe's leading eCommerce exhibition, covering the industry’s latest trends and technologies across various categories such as multi-channel, online marketing, logistics, software, e-payment, usability and social media.
The Northern Business Exhibition takes place in Manchester and brings together thousands of professionals each year, making it the largest business show in the North of England.
It is the go-to event for anyone starting or growing a business and promises to offer invaluable advice and best practices across 80 completely free to attend seminars and workshops.
Offering three days of educational content and networking opportunities, 1-1 Retail eCommerce is the place to go for all things eCommerce.
23. E-Pack Europe
Covering all things packaging, E-Pack Europe is an eCommerce event worth attending if you’re looking for unmissable insights into the future of packaging.
More specifically, you will have the opportunity to share your experience and learn from other retailers, receive feedback during the dedicated networking sessions and learn best practices for dealing with the challenges that arise in your packaging supply chain.
With a focus on the challenges of cross-border delivery, sustainability, customer expectations and technological innovations, Post & Parcel Europe is a notable eCommerce logistics events in Spain.
The eCommerce event itself specifically comprises two forums; the Innovation in Operations day and the Post & Parcel Europe Summit, and sees over 250 attendees and 50 speakers come together to discuss the evolving world of delivery.
Set over two days, Retail Week Live is a core event in the eCommerce calendar, giving online sellers the tools and advice to prepare for success in 2019.
Topics you can expect to see covered will include preparing for the next generation of consumers, social engagement, reinventing your brand and sustainability.
With topics based around three pillars - the omni-channel transformation, hyper-connectivity and immediacy - Retail Forum will be covering trends, strategies and technologies at the forefront of retail innovation.
If you’re thinking about attending this event, then you can expect to take away valuable advice from retailers such as Havaianas Europe, Mango, The Body Shop and NESTLÉ
European Seller Conference 2019 is another Amazon conference for sellers looking to learn more about private label selling and FBA.
The speakers will cover strategies and tactics about selling physical products on Amazon marketplaces across Europe and the US. With that in mind, if you’re looking for Amazon training and more specifically invaluable Amazon growth hacks, then this is an event worth attending.
As the UK’s largest dedicated multi-channel eCommerce event, Internet Retailing Expo (IRX) is one to consider.
Held over two days, the event comprises a free-to-attend conference, hands-on workshops, expert clinics and an exhibition area to meet eCommerce suppliers.
29. eDelivery Expo
This delivery event runs in parallel with Internet Retailing Expo and will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to strategise for 2019 and beyond.
This event is a two-day summit, with the first day focused on retail and the second day covering travel and leisure.
By attending eCom Design Summit, you can specifically expect to learn about product design, UX and strategy for some of the world’s most innovative eCommerce platforms.
There will also be keynotes from companies such as Groupon, Farfetch and Visa.
31. Savant eCommerce
This event covers the ever-growing digital ecosystem that is eCommerce. The topics covered in this conference will allow online sellers to stay relevant and competitive.
32. Brighton SEO
Despite not being an eCommerce specific event, the twice-yearly BrightonSEO event covers all things SEO, content marketing and analytics, helping you to create a marketing plan that drives website traffic to your online store.
Reflecting the changing dynamic of the retail industry, Reed Exhibitions will unify its three leading retail shows, transforming to one show, Retail EXPO. The combined show will bring over 15,000 retailers, tech exhibitors and design audiences.
EU-Startups Summit is an eCommerce conference for aspiring entrepreneurs, striving to build international companies from within Europe.
There will be fireside chats with internationally successful founders, invaluable networking opportunities, workshops and a pitch competition with 15 start-up teams.
Last year’s merchantday conference welcomed more than 600 attendees, 20 speakers and 22 exhibitions, and 2019 is set to be even bigger.
Voted the best Amazon conference in Germany, if you’re a native speaker then merchantday could be one to consider attending if you’re looking to expand on the platform.
It’s not all about Amazon though and talks will also cover topics such as European tax law, Google Shopping best practices and targeted print marketing.
Held over two days, Digital Leadership Forum brings together digital, marketing and communication managers from large and mid-size organisations.
More specifically, attendees will have be able to learn a wide range of topics, covering everything from chatbots, to marketing automation, right through to marketing with psychographic profiles.
An exclusive invite for Channeladvisor customers, Connect will be a day to be inspired, have hands- on training and gain insight from industry leaders on the latest trends in eCommerce.
For eCommerce businesses who learn best by networking with others, this event allows you to do just that.
This two-day event brings together more than 25,000 businesses looking to improve and expand their businesses, making it the fastest growing business show in Europe.
39. E-Commerce Day
E-Commerce Day is exactly how it sounds - an entire day dedicated to all things eCommerce.
It’s yet another opportunity to chat to eCommerce experts and insiders, attend over 30 valuable seminars and walk away with knowledge and best practices for scaling your business.
40. eCommerce Summit
eCommerce Summit is an invitation–only event for retailers and brands.
Once invited, however, the free event offers the chance to network with peers facing similar business challenges. As an attendee, you can expect to hear about top-trending topics, with a focus on the following three verticals; fashion & lifestyle, home & living and food & care.
41. Future Stores
Future stores is an event designed solely for retailers with a brick and mortar presence.
In fact, the retail event will specifically cover insights on how to remain competitive by offering the latest in-store experiences and digital innovations.
Designed for retailers, manufacturers and brands in the C2C, B2C and B2B industries, Connect Digital Commerce is another eCommerce event to consider.
43. K5 Conference
How can small retailers position themselves amongst the key players in the industry?
K5 Future Retail Conference 2019 offers networking, masterclasses and lectures to businesses wanting to prepare for the future of eCommerce. In fact, the event will provide insight into the industry’s failures and successes, helping you set yourself up for success in 2019.
It’s no secret that the customer journey is constantly evolving, however keeping pace with these changes and coming up with new ideas and strategies to keep your business competitive is no easy feat.
Fortunately, Retail Customer Engagement Conference covers topics that not only fuels ideas, but that also equips you with the knowledge needed to create powerful customer engagement strategies and capitalise on emerging technologies such as AI, VR and AR.
Deliver gives a select few the opportunity to have exclusive one-to-one sessions and seek strategic advice on how to grow in shipping logistics. The event is also packed with content discussing the key trends in e-logistics.
46. Etail Europe
Etail Europe gives retailers the opportunity to learn about the changing face of eCommerce and more importantly capitalise on the opportunities it offers going forward.
Speakers include La Redoute, BrandAlley, Whittard of Chelsea and Holland & Barrett, so you can expect to walk away with tons of valuable insights.
47. ICEG 2019
For businesses that are data-driven, this one's for you.
ICEG 2019 is a conference that brings together scientists, researchers, and students to discuss all aspects of E-commerce, E-Business and E-Government. There will be sessions, presentations, workshops and keynote speeches, equipping your business with the tools and knowledge needed to produce a detailed strategy.
Emerce E-Commerce Live is set to cover everything from e-commerce strategy, cross border trade, digital marketing and conversion, right through to fulfilment, tech and payment, with sessions, panels and roundtables led by the experts.
49. eTailing Summit
eTailing Summit is another UK-based eCommerce conference that brings delegates and suppliers together to network and build long-lasting relationships. There will also be one-to-one meetings, seminars and keynote talks.
In its fourth year, the Paris Retail Week conference is the centre of all things retail, offering talks that cover the entire value chain - new models of distribution, layout and design, the consumer path to purchase, web to store and store to web, omni-channel CRM, shopper marketing, agile logistics and so on.
Rebranded and reinvigorated, eCommerce Expo has evolved into the must-attend event for anyone and everyone involved in B2B or B2C ecommerce.
Whether you’re looking for practical and actionable insights, or techniques and inspiration across a range of eCommerce topics, this two-day event promises it all.
Linn Academy is more than just a meeting place for the eCommerce community.
In fact, this one-day conference offers invaluable opportunities to hear first-hand from some of the biggest success stories in eCommerce and connect with over 800 online retailers and industry experts.
With talks across various eCommerce topics, ranging from international expansion, to marketplace selling, right through to business growth, every single keynote, main-stage talk and workshop will equip you with actionable advice that you can implement straight away.
53. eTail Nordic
Focused on small group learning activities, eTail Nordic brings together some of the leading retailers in Scandinavia, with the purpose of establishing relationships and sharing proven experiences for cutting through the noise and growing a successful business.
Manhattan Exchange allows eCommerce businesses to discover trends and tools available to streamline and optimise supply chains and underpin their omnichannel strategy. The networking sessions are a great way to share ideas on how you can create a frictionless customer experience.
55. Retail HR Summit
The Retail HR Summit is a one-day event held in London, with the purpose of educating business owners on how to attract, retain and develop a talented team of employees.
In addition to helping you establish a HR strategy, this event will also cover cost-effective techniques, the latest digital technology trends in HR, employment law and best practices for employee engagement.
As the UK’s largest payments event, PayExpo explores the trends, changes and best practices in secure pay. It is specifically targeted at online merchants, gaming operators, MNOs, startups and investors. To put it bluntly, anyone interested in making payments faster, easier and more secure.
This invite-only event is designed to help those in an eCommerce leadership role better understand digital trends, advertising and emerging technologies.
Topics will specifically include digital heritage, lifecycle management, online/offline customer experience, bitcoin and blockchain, social commerce and fast fashion.
Centred around four AI pillars - foundational, organisational, technical and practical - AI in Retail Conference 2019 will prepare you for using artificial intelligence in your business.
In fact, wherever you are in your AI journey, the event will provide insights on how to increase conversion rates through voice recognition and shopping assistants, drive higher revenues by making personalised recommendations and make use of data analytics to identify trends and respond more quickly to market demands.
Held on the South Coast of England, this two-day digital marketing conference will give you the chance to hear from experts across a range of areas - SEO, PPC, eCommerce, Web and Social Media - and more importantly obtain actionable insights that will allow you to boost your brand’s visibility and sales.
With a focus on supply chain, operations, logistics and delivery, eDelivery Conference (eDX) is another valuable eCommerce event to consider.
Suitable for online businesses of all sizes, Digital Commerce 2019 not only equips you with the knowledge needed to grow your business today, but it also offers a host of talks and workshops designed to prepare you for the future. also helps to prepare you for the future.
Designed specifically for small business owners, this UK-based event claims to share a wealth of business knowledge and provide opportunities for growth.
Startup Con will bring you an interactive experience with lots to talk about.
Founders, corporates and investors will be amongst the attendees making it the perfect event for aspiring entrepreneurs, and there will be lectures, conferences, live pitches, VR cinemas and a drone park tour across the two days.
With workshops, keynotes, forums and more, Retail World Berlin is another leading eCommerce conference in Germany.
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