Spring is going to be absolutely amazing for the digital community. There are so many great events that you can't miss.
In this post we share some of our top recommendations. The schedule is absolutely packed, so start planning now, if you want to attend a couple of these gatherings. Hopefully our details about the events will help you choose the most exciting ones.
Let's pull up our calendars and get ready to plan for some of the best ones on the horizon:
April 23-25, 2018
LAS VEGAS, NV, USA
Over 3,000 eCommerce experts from 50+ countries: senior executives, marketers, merchandisers, developers, eCommerce visionaries, key merchants, agencies, technology providers, partners will share their expert advice as well as exchange the latest technologies, strategies, and ideas for transforming the future eCommerce.
Event for: Magento merchants, investors, marketers, and developers
Sucharita Kodali — VP of Principal Analyst Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals @ Forrester
Jason Silva — Futurist & Host of Brain Games
Mark Lavelle — CEO @ Magento Commerce
Andrea Ward — Chief Marketing Officer @ Magento Commerce
The event, full of innovation, high training and knowledge exchange for the Magento and e-commerce community, that provides the opportunity to connect with e-commerce and technology experts and thus find the new effective solutions for e-business.
Event for: Magento experts, eCommerce specialists, marketing professionals, merchants and retailers
Max Pronko — CEO & Founder @ Pronko Consulting
Rebecca Brocton — eCommerce Solution Specialist @ JH
Max Yekaterynenko — Director of Community Engineering @ Magento Inc
March 6-8, 2018
The event for Asian eCommerce & multi-channel retail innovators.
Event for: Large, established online retailers
Koen Besteman — Head of E-Commerce for SE Asia @ IKEA
Jonathan Ye — Head of Digital Marketing, Asia Pacific @ HUAWEI
Simon Torring — Head of Innovation and Omnichannel @ SEPHORA
Anne Jivananta — Head of SEA eCommerce @ Adidas
The event, where the top minds at German most successful retailers meet and learn.
Event for: eCommerce & multi-channel retail innovators
Rahmyn Kress — Chief Digital Officer @ Henkel
Benjamin Bauer — Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer @ Foodpanda
Norman Nielsen — Head of Content Marketing @ Zalando
Christian Moehring — Head of Digital @ IKEA Germany
March 18-21, 2018
LAS VEGAS, NV, USA
Shoptalk covers the rapid evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy. In 2018 Shoptalk brings U.S. and European events together, with more than 7,500 attendees, into one expansive event in Las Vegas to create the industry’s first global dialogue and community.
Event for: eCommerce entrepreneurs
Mary Dillon — CEO @ ULTA Beauty
Jeff Jennette — CEO @ Macy's, Inc.
Alon Cohen — President and Co-Founder @ Houzz
Daniel Alegre — President of Retail and Shopping @ Google
21-22 March 2018,
eCommerce conference and expo that will showcase trends in retail industry and technology through powerful content, practical advice, and the latest innovations sharing.
Event for: eCommerce entrepreneurs
Derek O'Carroll — CEO @ Brightpearl
Alexander Bartholomew — Director of Multichannel @ The Range
Cristina Afonso — Head of Customer Success Manager UK & IE @ Nosto
Saima Alibhai — Managing Principal Consultant EMEA @ Bronto Software
15-17 May 2018,
TORONTO, ON, CANADA
The eCommerce event with top minds at Canada's most successful retailers meet and learn.
Event for: Established eCommerce & multi-channel retail innovators
Andrew Turner — General Manager, Softlines @ Amazon.ca
Brendan Toupin — Director, eCommerce @ Best Buy Canada
Daryl Porter — Vice President, Omnichannel & Online Grocery @ Walmart Canada
Sam Galanis — Head of Retail @ Facebook Canada
Chris Tarrant — Vice President, Store Development & Design @ Starbucks Canada
AUSTIN, TX, USA
ConversionXL is growth & conversion optimization event, focused on the process of turning more visitors into customers.
Event for: Individuals responsible for their company’s SEO, content creation/implementation, and marketing leadership.
Hana Abaza — Head of Marketing @ Shopify Plus
Bangaly Kaba — Growth Lead @ Instagram
Peep Laja — Founder @ CXL
Vab Dwivedi — Director of UX Optimization & Research @ Dell
April 16-18, 2018
AUSTIN, TX, USA
The event for quality, all-inclusive PPC education, presenting the content for every level of PPC marketer.
Event for: Digital marketers in the PPC industry
Brad Geddes — Co-Founder @ AdAlysis
Frederick Vallaeys — Co-Founder @ Optmyzr
SEO & SEM Conferences
The Digiday AI Marketing Summit will dive deep into how marketers can understand and use artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Event for: Data specialists, business analysts, data-driven marketers, and developers
Christopher Caen — Head of Marketing @ Ecovacs Robotics
Lauren Daley — Director of Global eCommerce @ Pfizer
Carla Dunham — VP, Brand Marketing @ Equinox
Ivonne Kinser — CMO @ Avocados From Mexico
Social Media Conferences:
April 24-27, 2018
NEW YORK CITY, USA
The big gathering of professionals with a passion for new ideas, trends, and innovations in social media.
Event for: Social media managers, social marketers, bloggers, and lead generators
Meredith Kopit Levien — EVP & COO @ The New York Times Company
Martha Stewart —Founder @ Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
John Nitti — CMO @ Verizon
Alex Tapscott — Co-author @ Blockchain Revolution
April 30-May 3, 2018
NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA
Collision is “America’s fastest growing tech conference" with over 20,000 attendees from over 110 countries.
Event for: Marketing managers, CEOs, startups, developers
Brad Smith — President @t Microsoft
Susan Herman — President @ American Civil Liberties Union
John Chambers — Chairman Emeritus @ Cisco
Chris Slowe — Chief Technology Officer @ Reddit
Keith Weed — CMCO @ Unilever
Marc Mathieu — CMO US @ Samsung Electronics
Lisa Sugar — Founder & President @ POPSUGAR
Affiliate Marketing Conferences:
AM Days highlight topics that include: affiliate recruitment and communication, fraud prevention, mobile optimization, conversion optimization, problem-solving, and legislative challenges.
Event for: Marketing managers and other individuals responsible for affiliate marketing strategy and management
Dafra Sanou — Head of Global Affiliate Marketing @ Uber
Kana Roberts — Affiliate Marketing Manager @ Microsoft
The event aimed to help marketers market smarter in a digital world.
Event for: Digital Marketers, innovators, startups, retailers
Prue Cox — Director of marketing solutions @ LinkedIn
Anneliese Douglass — Head of Media & PR @ Unilever
Megan Brownlow — Media & entertainment industry specialist @ PwC
Jane Bartush — Strategic Account Executive @ Sysomos
Hope that you will find this list useful. It is our hope that you will attend at least some of above-mentioned events. But, if there’s no opportunity for you to attend any thereof, you can check organizers websites (they tend to publish key takeaways and findings after the event takes place) from time to time and you might get valuable information at no cost.
Would you add an event to this list? Share your thoughts and ideas below!