eCommerce is one of the few industries that was not affected by the breakout of Covid-19. In fact, it grew significantly during these challenging times.
In the US alone, there was a
32.4% increase in eCommerce sales compared to 2019. This boost in demand for online services came as a result of more than 47,000 chain stores closing their doors.
This has kickstarted an irreversible growth trend: by 2023, eCommerce will account for
22% of all retail sales. It is a time of great opportunities - but also a time of growing competition.
Hence, the numerous eCommerce events set for 2021 and 2022 aimed to help companies stay afloat despite the global pandemic.
Retailers and marketers need to continuously follow the
latest trends, developments and advice by top eCommerce authorities.
In this article, we listed the best eCommerce events of 2021 and 2022. The list, curated by our in-house eCommerce experts, is continuously updated with new conferences, tradeshows and exhibitions.
Whether you want to nurture your customer loyalty, decrease cart abandonment rates, boost conversion rates or improve your eStore’s safety - attending one of these conferences, either online or in-person, will set you on the right path.
Featured eCommerce Events In 2021 & 2022
DesignRush specialists have selected these eCommerce events whose speakers and agenda are most likely to help you grow your retail business in 2021 and 2022.
[Source: ASGTS] Date: August 25, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Kol Yaakov Hall, Brooklyn, NY Duration: 1-day event Key speaker: Ed Rosenberg, Leader of ASGTG at Amazon Sellers Group TG Price: $175-$280 Description:
Targeting private labels and Amazon resellers, the all-day event connects experts, speakers and sellers looking to strive in the eCommerce marketplace.
Annual ASGTG meetup has become globally renowned for helping Amazon Sellers get the most out of their digital retail businesses.
[Source: NRF] Date: January 16-18, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: Javits Center, Manhattan, NY Duration: 3-day event Key speakers: Kate Ancketill, GDR Creative Intelligence Pano Anthos, XRC Labs Andrea Bell, WGSN Matt Cleary, TikTok Christina Fontana, Alibaba Group Price: TBA - see the website for updates Description:
An event with 40,000 industry experts, retailers and vendors, NRF 2022 is one of the biggest networking opportunities of the year.
Top industry visionaries share their expertise whose takeaways help transform digital commerce, while the event’s Innovation Lab and Startup Hub point to the future of online retail.
[Source: Webwinkel Vakdagen] Date: January 26-30, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Hall 7 & 8, Utrecht, Netherlands Duration: 4-day event (2-day expo, followed by 2-day conferences) Key speakers: Stephanie Neusser, Sana Commerce Juul Manders, BALR Annemarie Buitelaar Price: TBA - see the website for updates Description:
The 14th edition of the biggest eCommerce event in Benelux (region encompassing Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) will feature inspiring speakers and relevant themes on the growth of
A huge list of exhibitors will display their recent breakthroughs in customer service, distribution, payments and other facets of online retail.
10 Best North American eCommerce Conferences & Events [2021-2022]
Looking for the best eCommerce conferences? Here is a growing list of some of the key events happening across the continent in the second half of 2021, including some already lined up for 2022.
Toronto eCommerce Conference: eTail Date: 2022 (exact date to be announced) Medium: Online Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto Price: TBA NYC eCommerce Conference: Grow NY Date: August 3-4, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: Queens, NY Price: Online: Free In-Person: $19 Date: August 23-26, 2021 (Online) Medium: Online Location: San Francisco, CA Price: ranging from $795 to $1,195 Chicago eCommerce Conference #1: IRCE Date: August 24-25, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Price: Student/Educator Pass: Free Non-Exhibiting Vendor Hall Admission: $899 Expo Hall Admission: $179 retailX Daily Pass: $1,199 retailX Premier Pass: $1,999 Date: September 15, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Price: Live Stream Remote Access: $200 + $13.59 fee General Admission for Vendors: $500 + $31.59 fee Date: September 27-October 1, 2021 Medium: Online (In-Person events are still being considered) Location: Los Angeles, CA Price: TBA Santa Monica eCommerce Conference: ChargeX Date: October 19-21, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA Price: TBA Date: October 20, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX Price: Live Stream Remote Access: $200 + $13.59 fee General Admission for Vendors: $500 + $31.59 fee Date: December 7, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: The Westin Hotel, Nashville, TN Price: Live Stream Remote Access: $200 + $13.59 fee General Admission for Vendors: $500 + $31.59 fee Las Vegas eCommerce Conference: Shoptalk Date: March 27-30, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV Price: Attendees: $2,500 Exhibitors: $2,150 Retailers & Brands: $1,850
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Across Europe, the rising eCommerce sector is the catalyst for numerous conferences attended by industry authorities and expert speakers. Here are some of the best ones.
Date: September 14-15, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: Fabriken, Stockholm, Sweden Price: Retailers: €699 Non-retailers: €2,850 Milan eCommerce Conference: 4ECOM Date: September 23, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: Milan, Italy Price: TBA Date: September 28-30, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France Price: n/a Date: October 28-29, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Price: Retailers: €599 Non-retailers: €2,850 London eCommerce Conference #1: eCommerce Expo Date: September 28-30, 2021 Medium: Online Event Only Location: London, UK Price: TBA London eCommerce Conference #2: Retail Week Date: October 13-14, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Magazine, London, UK Price: Retailer and non-retailer (individual): £999 + VAT London eCommerce Conference #3: eCommerce Live Date: June 15-16, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: ExCel, London, UK Price: TBA Date: August 16-17, 2021 Medium: Online Location: Barcelona, Spain Price: Listener registration: €300 Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €400 Non-student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €500 Date: August 16-17, 2022 Medium: TBA Location: Barcelona, Spain Price: Listener registration: €250 Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €350 Non-student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €450 Date: February 24, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: STATION, Berlin, Germany Price: Free Date: March 19-20, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: Zappeion Exhibition & Conference Hall, Athens, Greece Price: Free 4 Best Asian eCommerce Events & Conferences [2021-2022]
Asia also has its fair share of eCommerce conferences, seminars and exhibitions set for the year. Below are events worth checking out.
Date: September 29-30, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Price: $900 Date: October 20-21, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Price: TBA Date: December 9-11, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Price: TBA Date: February 17-18, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, Tokyo, Japan Price: Free 2 Best Australian eCommerce Conferences & Events [2021-2022]
Down under, eCommerce summits and expos are providing valuable insights and relevant expertise on running online retail businesses. Here are some events you can still attend.
Date: September 6-8, 2021 Medium: Online Location: Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast, Australia Price: Invitation-only entry Date: September 17-18, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: MCEC, Melbourne, Australia Price: TBA 5 Best eCommerce Tradeshows Worldwide [2021-2022]
eCommerce tradeshows bring the industry leaders together to discuss, share and showcase their most recent products and services.
The following list of tradeshows is where all the novelties and groundbreaking achievements will appear before setting out to change eCommerce forever. Don’t miss them!
Date: July 27-28, 2021 Medium: Online Location: Virtual event, invite-only Price: n/a Date: August 17-18, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN Price: $849-$1,119 Date: September 21-23, 2021 Medium: In-Person & Online Location: Dallas, TX Price: Online event: $99-$299 for merchants and $99-$199 for suppliers In-Person event: $495-$1,950 for merchants and $1,750-$1,950 for suppliers Date: November 2-4, 2021 Medium: In-Person Location: Ceasars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Price: $280-$735 Date: February 22, 2022 Medium: In-Person Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA Price: TBA