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Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022

Mark your calendar! The best eCommerce conferences of 2022 are here: dates, location, entry fees & more.

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022

The eCommerce space is brimming with immense possibilities and heightened competition. Online businesses are constantly improving standards and techniques to serve customers better. 

The way we see it, it’s not about trends as much as it is about the depth and breadth of knowledge in the space. As technology speeds up and consumer expectations rise, there's an emergent possibility for businesses to do better work. Why else would the US clock increase eCommerce sales by 32.4% year-over-year despite the COVID pandemic?

In this blog post, we’ll cover:

  • The top 24 eCommerce conferences of 2022 
  • What each event promises to offer 
  • What learnings to get out of the experience  

eCommerce conferences and summits, virtual or in-person give you the space to network, share, and build a helpful community. That’s why we’ve hand-picked the best 20 eCommerce events that can help you network better, learn from already established brands, get a better look at business models and so much more. In short, prepare for the future as it unfolds, one relevant eCommerce event at a time. 

Read on to see the best conference contenders of 2022 and proactively learn from industry experts

Unveil the Future of eCommerce: Top Events to Attend in 2022 

1) NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show

Where? Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC

When? January 16-18, 2022

Entry Fee: $1000+

In the past…

The National Retail Federation (NRF) show is a long-standing retail and eCommerce show that enjoys adulation because of its 110-year-long history. Over the years, “the big show” as it is called, has enjoyed attendance by almost 40,000 people on average. More than 100 countries have consistently found representation at the show. As the world’s largest retail trade association, NRF went virtual for the first time in 2021. 

What’s happening in 2022

The show is all set to open with a grand party at the Marriott Marquis at Times Square followed by guided retail store tours. The actual expo will kickstart on January 16th, where many notable industry experts have been invited to speak. 

Why should you attend

  • Relevant exposure to new businesses, insights, and experts through guided expo and retail store tours. 
  • Multiple notable speakers: Carla Harris (Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley), Pete Nordstrom (President & Chief Brand Officer, Nordstrom Inc.), and Corrie Barry (Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy Inc.) amongst others. 
  • The retail show is all set to run on relevant themes that will help you in driving business growth, hiring the right people, and onboarding tech that will prepare you for the future.
  • Many possibilities for retailer-to-retailer connections.

2) White Label World Expo

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - White Label World Expo

Where & when?

ExCel, London, March 2 & 3, 2022

South Hall LVCC USA, Las Vegas, May 25 & 26, 2022

Javits Center, New York, September 25 & 26, 2022

Messe Frankfurt, Europe, October 12 & 13, 2022

Entry Fee: Free

In the past…

The White Label World Expo has enjoyed global attention for years, as the organizers Prysm Group are behind 50 leading expos across the world. What has added to the charm across its many yearly venues is that it is a FREE EVENT!

What’s happening in 2022

The expo promises to be back with several competitive features for eCommerce, retail, and selling/supplying industries. From seminars to keynote sessions and interactions with subject matter experts, White Label World Expo 2022 will be all about learning, insight-gaining, and then applying all the relevant knowledge in growing your business. 

Why should you attend

  • Access to the world’s top suppliers and a multitude of new products
  • Panel discussions that will tackle a wide range of areas including negotiations, pricing, trends, techniques, and much more. 
  • Seamless networking opportunities with the best in the industry. 

3) DTC Day

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - DTC Day

Where? Miami, Florida

When? March 6 - 9, 2022

Entry Fee: Disclosed on registration

In the past…

Running for a few years now, DTC Day has quickly gained recognition by becoming North America’s largest direct-to-consumer brand event. Over the years, the event has successfully targeted hot eCommerce topics such as revenue growth, working around competition, and creating repeated profits. 

What’s happening in 2022

An exciting time with exhibits by over 120 companies and more than 2500 attendees. More possibilities and opportunities are expected to unfold since the event will be a meeting ground for investors, innovators, marketers, developers, and challengers. 

Why should you attend

  • A relevant audience before whom you can launch your brand or build professional connections. 
  • A multitude of serious investors who can support your work or infuse you with more inspiration to look for the right kind of funding. 
  • An outstanding lineup of expert speakers including Kat Dey (Co-Founder & President, Ettitude), Kevin Gould (CEO, Kombo Ventures), and Olivia Landau (Founder & CEO, The Clear Cut) among several others. 

4) DX3 Canada

Where? Toronto Congress Center & Virtual

When? March 8 - 9, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List 

In the past…

Running for 10 years now, DX3 Canada is touted as “Canada’s biggest retail, marketing and technology event”. Year after year, it has seen thousands of attendees, hundreds of speakers, and a multitude of well-known exhibitors and sponsors. 

What’s happening in 2022

Given that the world is still somewhat in the throes of the pandemic and consumer preferences continue to rapidly change, DX3 2022 will focus on building resilience and innovation. 

Why should you attend

  • Retail Summit and Marketing & Innovation Summit where leaders from the respective spaces will share insights, challenge perceptions, and narrate inspiring stories. 
  • DX3 Talks that feature workshops, whirlpools, and roundtables for the exchange of actionable advice and insights. 

5) The Retail Summit

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - The Retail Summit

Where? Dubai Exhibition Centre, Dubai

When? March 14-15, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Prices  

In the past…

Over the years, through the Pandemic, the Retail Summit has remained a platform that brings eCommerce brilliance to the forefront. Retailer and industry advisors from the world over have got together through the event, to make retail a better, more advanced version of itself. 

What’s happening in 2022

Inspirational stories by world leaders, insights by businesses that have pivoted during the pandemic, personal interaction with the best in the business and so much more. 

Why should you attend

  • Talks and ideas by a slew of brilliant speakers including Caito Maia (CEO, Chilli Beans), David Boynton (Chief Executive, The Body Shop), and Laura Burdese (President & CEO, Acqua di Parma). 
  • The Retail Summit Meetings Pods are small, private meeting areas that have been created to allow for business connections to come alive and thrive. 
  • A high street marketplace that will feature some of the best businesses across the world, and an opportunity to showcase your own. 

6) The Prosper Show

Where? Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

When? March 14-16, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

Having begun in 2016, the Prosper Show has come to be the leading conference for Amazon sellers to set out into the future of the eCommerce business. The show combines sharp subject matter education with strategic connections for both sellers and exhibitors to gain from. 

What’s happening in 2022

A melting pot of leaders, speakers, and exhibitors from the Amazon marketplace ecosystem - sharing insights, creating structured and unstructured networking opportunities, and exploring possible solutions for a speedily evolving future. 

Why should you attend

  • Consolidated information and insights on what will sell more, from Amazon ecosystem insiders and leaders. 
  • Prosper features more Amazon professionals, former and current, than any other eCommerce and trade event. 
  • Opportunities to directly connect and interact with the best Amazon solution providers. 

7) Adobe Summit

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Adobe Summit

Where? Virtual Event

When? March 15 - 17 2022

Entry Fee: Free

In the past…

This bi-annual event started as the Omniture Summit in 2003 and is one of the longest-standing events. In its current format, the summit focuses on exploring possibilities and solutions for enterprise clients along the tracks of advertising, analytics, commerce & eCommerce, and marketing automation.

What’s happening in 2022

The March summit is focusing on bringing back quality education and skill-building along with opportunities to network and nurture connections. 

Why should you attend

  • A vibrant community from which businesses can learn and exchange skills. 
  • Hundreds of speaker sessions across dozens of tracks to bring the best of innovations and solutions. 
  • Engage with the summit community beyond the bounds of the online conference. 

8) ECommerce Summit 

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - ECommerce Summit 

Where? Brussels

When? March 24, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

Ecommerce Summit began in 2014 and has since then seen growing popularity amongst attendees and speakers. The one-day event has focused on helping businesses grow on insights, explore new-age models and gather inspiration to create new channels of revenue and growth. 

What’s happening in 2022

A deep-dive into the quickly changing eCommerce landscape, with its omnichannel approaches, varied ways of visitor engagement, and redefining payment systems. The idea is to bring together top-level speakers and leaders who will explore through conversations and dialogue the future course of eCommerce action. 

Why should you attend

  • The illustrious lineup of speakers, supercharged with a depth of professional experience. 
  • For 2022, the lineup includes Sofie Greeroms (Managing Director, Becommerce), Yuefeng Sun (Cloud Evangelist, Alibaba Cloud), and George Lavric (Partner Manager, Optimizely). 

9) ShopTalk

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - ShopTalk

Where? Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

When? March 27 - 30, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

Shoptalk has inspired, educated, and contributed to enlightening perspectives around how consumers discover and shop, since 2015. The average yearly attendance at the event is more than 8000 people. 

What’s happening in 2022

Once again the 2022 version of Shoptalk will see a multitude of established and new brands coming together, spiking awareness. It is also all set to host the presence of the best decision-makers from around the world.

Why should you attend

  • The Hosted Retailers & Brands Program offers the opportunity to get a complimentary ticket along with travel & hotel reimbursement for brands and retailers. 
  • Peer-to-peer roundtables lasting 45 minutes that enable deep conversations and rich learnings. 
  • The Funding Founders Program where the organizers match founders with startups for introductions and further meetings.

10) World Retail Congress

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - World Retail Congress

Where? Rome Cavalieri Hotel, Italy

When? April 5 - 7, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

In its 14 year-long history, the World Retail Congress has seen more than 1500 illustrious speakers, represented by more than 70 countries and over 14, 000 attendees. 

What’s happening in 2022

The World Retail Congress offers a platform for retailers around the world to come together and learn and share insights. By offering content that is directly tied to consumer behavior and key issues that impact the retail industry, the Congress aims to develop more leaders and disruptors. 

Why should you attend

  • Powerful sessions that cover successes, failures as well as true stories of transformation. 
  • Excellent opportunities for networking, mentoring, and deal-making. 
  • A platform that runs on the tenets of diversity and inclusivity, helping minorities emerge in their own right. 
  • Exposure to fresh talent in the global retail space, through the Future Retail Challenge. 
  • An opportunity to enter the Congress Hall of Fame, an initiative that has honored hundreds of brilliant retailers across the world.

11) Retail Fest 2022

Where? Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

When? April 11-14, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

Australia’s online retailer community has come together through previous editions of the Retail Fest. Lasting through three days, the event usually sees around 75 exhibitors, 1500 attendees, and about 150 speakers. 

What’s happening in 2022

Veering away from the typical conference setting in the past editions, Retail Fest 2022 will feature more opportunities for bonding & networking, the venue being on the beach. More than a conference, it’s expected to be a celebration where professional networking and exchanges will be set against the backdrop of family, fun, and personal time. 

Why should you attend

  • Exhibits by established brands like CAT, Eco Superfoods, Forever New, and Nutricare that have been past attendees. 
  • An awards ceremony to celebrate the best in the game, highlighting the stories of businesses that have managed to stay relevant and successful. 
  • Eminent speakers will be throwing light on the way the eCommerce space will perform in the future. Speakers include Julie Mathers (CEO & Founder, Flora & Fauna), Darren John Aquilina (CMO, Bellini), and Safwan Chowdhury (Chief Growth Officer, Online Marketing Gurus). 

12) Ad World

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Ad World

Where? Virtual

When? May 2-3, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List 

In the past…

Ad World Conference has been able to reach out to thousands across the world while covering the tracks most relevant for today’s business space. From content marketing to lead generation to conversion optimization, this online event offers a wealth of information and learning. 

What’s happening in 2022

The organizers prefer to call the event a “2-day masterclass” and the reasons are obvious. Those attending will enjoy learning from and interacting with experts from across the ad world. Alongside, you will enjoy access to the most creative solutions to make the most popular content platforms work for your business. 

Why should you attend

  • Hyper-focused panels and speeches to throw light on the latest solutions and innovations. 
  • Over 10 super-relevant tracks for attendees to fast-track learning and applying in business. 
  • A lineup of incredible speakers including Simon Morris (Global Chief Creative Officer & VP, Amazon), Tatiana Holifield (Head of Brand Social, Disney Streaming, Hulu - Disney), and Brandon Smithwrick (Senior Content Strategist, Squarespace). 

13) E-Commerce Berlin Expo 

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - ECommerce Berlin Expo

Where? Berlin, Germany

When? May 5, 2022

Entry Fee: Free

In the past…

In 2020, E-commerce Berlin Expo took place in STATION Berlin. 50+ speakers, 180 exhibitors, and 7000 visitors from all over the world exchanged information to create unique e-commerce knowledge. 

What’s happening in 2022

The event promises to offer an opportunity for both e-commerce leaders and businesses to expand their expertise and enhance their market strategies. They will elaborate on details regarding merchants, platforms, hosting providers, fraud prevention solution providers, payment processors, and other online solution businesses. 

Why should you attend

  • Industry leaders share their expertise on several EBE stages, providing the attendees with a chance to get inspired by current e-commerce trends, use cases, or predictions. 
  • Interact with e-commerce giants such as Google, Zalando, Facebook, Marley Spoon, YouTube, Douglas, Beiersdorf, MediaMarktSaturn, Audible, and About You.

14) Ecom World 2022

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Ecom World

Where? Virtual

When? May 4-5, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

Only in its second year of running, Ecom World has already become the world’s biggest eCommerce event. In its two-day structure, the event brings together the best minds in the eCommerce business to offer insights on building, scaling, and driving profits. 

What’s happening in 2022

Two days of intense learning for businesses big and small. The event also brings forth networking opportunities that most businesses and business leaders can benefit from. 

Why should you attend

  • Access to some of the best-loved eCommerce brands including Google, Sephora, Amazon, Shopify, and Alibaba, at the same place, same time. 
  • Learning across several relevant topics including but not limited to growth, operations, store design & optimization, paid advertising, and brand building. 
  • Eminent speakers who have trodden the length and breadth of the eCommerce world, including Mirella Crespi (Founder & CEO, Creative Milkshake), Kyle Ranally (Vertical Insights Marketing Strategist, Meta/Facebook), and Ju Rhyu (Co-Founder & CEO, Hero Cosmetics). 

15) Sellers Summit

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Sellers Summit

Where? Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

When? May 4 - 6 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

The orientation of the Sellers Summit in its years of functioning has been to afford a learning space in the eCommerce universe. The event features a multitude of inspiring and inspired entrepreneurs, who in turn discuss solutions and innovations that have worked for them. 

What’s happening in 2022

In the words of the organizers, the Sellers Summit is “more like an intense 2-day eCommerce workshop.” The event will feature talks, discussions, and insight-building sessions that will ultimately help eCommerce businesses apply more successful strategies. 

Why should you attend

  • Hyper-focused learning material that will help business owners run their business on Amazon as well as their own branded store. 
  • Special focus on working through current limitations and challenges to enable businesses to make sustainable profits. 
  • The chosen venue is meant to enable efficient networking as well as getting a decent share of fun and entertainment. 

16) Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 -  Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Where? McCormick Place, Chicago

When? May 10-12, 2022

Entry Fee: Disclosed on registration

In the past…

The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo has always been about integrating three distinct event tracks together, inviting the best in eCommerce, retail, and design to bring to light solutions and possibilities. 

What’s happening in 2022

The flagship Retail Innovation Conference & Expo will yet again feature the Internet Retailer Conference & Expo, design: retail Conference & Expo, and the Retail Innovation Summit. Each of the sub-events is meant to deep dive into the hot topics of disruptive branding, brand storytelling through design, and omnichannel customer experiences. 

Why should you attend

  • Numerous rich networking opportunities, thanks to the event featuring three major tracks as separate conferences & expos. 
  • Plenty of workshop sessions to learn from and apply in the business context. 
  • Curated keynote sessions to inspire and enable attendees. 

17) ICEMC 2022

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - ICEMC

Where? Seoul, South Korea

When? May 13-15, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

Having begun in 2015, the International Conference on E-business and Mobile Commerce (ICEMC) has been at the forefront of events primarily led by research and studied insights. 

What’s happening in 2022

Yet another year of ICEMC promises many interdisciplinary research presentations and sharing of practices. Sessions with eminent keynote and plenary speakers promise deeper insights and understanding of the eCommerce space. 

Why should you attend

  • Presentation of high-quality papers across various foundational and applied eCommerce topics
  • Multiple free discussions with experts who’ve been doing deep study and research in the field. 

18) iMedia Online Retail Summit Pure Play

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - iMedia Online Retail Summit Pure Play

Where? Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast, Australia

When? June 6-8, 2022

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

The iMedia Online Retail Summit has continued to run over the years as an exclusive invitation-only event. It has primarily serviced the eCommerce, advertising, and marketing sectors. 

What’s happening in 2022

An integrative experience bringing together international brands, speakers, and business leaders to explore cutting-edge innovations and solutions. 

Why should you attend

  • A striking lineup of speakers who are otherwise industry leaders. The list includes Matthew Pezzimenti (Director, Founder, Conversion Kings), James Johnson (Director of Technical Services & Strategic Accounts, APAC, Shopify Plus), and Jens Schumacher (Chief Product Officer, Search.io)
  • Hyper-focused retailers-only and networkers-only events
  • Networking and connection-building in a partly formal, partly relaxed atmosphere. 

19) Shopify Unite 2022 

Where? Virtual

When? June/July 2022

Entry Fee: TBA

What’s happening in 2022

TBA

20) GROW NY  

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Grow NY

Where? New York

When? July 2022

Entry Fee: TBA

Why should you attend 

As the fastest-growing retail event in North America, it’s a “truly spectacular” day of connection + collaboration with 1000 online brands. You’ll be in good company with the most influential founders, marketers, tech providers, and investors spanning every retail category. 

21) Internet Commerce Summit & Awards

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Internet Commerce Summit & Awards

Where? Mumbai

When? August 3 - 4, 2022

Entry Fee: TBA

In the past…

The Internet Commerce Summit & Awards has remained committed to understanding the changing landscape of customer experience. Hence, the event has continued to focus on three critical value chains - Technology, CX & Customer Service, and Supply Chain & Order Fulfillment. 

What’s happening in 2022

The event will yet again return with sessions, discussions, and experiences across four distinct themes - Lifestyle Commerce, Services Commerce, Marketing & Channels, and Society & Commerce. 

Why should you attend

  • An incredible lineup of expert speakers. In 2021, leaders from across several well-known brands like Piramal, Sleepy Owl, Dyson, and Unilever spoke at the event. 
  • Exclusive sessions that include cohorts, roundtables, cohorts, focused meets, and business clinics, to deepen the experience, exchange, and learning. 

22) Paris Retail Week

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Paris Retail Week

Where? Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris

When?  September 20 - 22, 2022

Entry Fee: Disclosed on registration

In the past…

The Paris Retail Week is quite literally Europe’s biggest offline and online commerce melting pot. This is where you’ll find the most illustrious and ideas-driven investors and decision-makers, year on year. 

What’s happening in 2022

Sessions by noted speakers, several plenary conferences, a full house of exhibits and displays and so much more. 

Why should you attend

  • The event hosts more than 15, 000 professionals in the commerce space yearly. 
  • The exhibit floor covers various products and solutions
  • Solution workshops by different exhibitors bring forth new ideas around innovation and technique. 
  • Solutions featured in the exhibit space cover areas like IT for commerce, logistics & e-logistics, payment solutions, and marketing & customer relations.

23) Ecommerce Expo 

Where? ExCel, London/ Online

When? September 28-29, 2022

Entry Fee: Disclosed on registration

In the past…

With the intent to create innovative disruption in the eCommerce space, Ecommerce Expo has been pivotal in bringing together pureplay, omnichannel, B2B, and B2C brands and retailers together. The idea has been to generate and disseminate marketing-leading insights. 

What’s happening in 2022

A deeper exploration of technologies and other solutions that underpin every eCommerce business. A wholesome round-up of what kept digital commerce afloat through the pandemic and beyond. 

Why should you attend

  • An inspirational line of speakers. In the past leaders across Salesforce, Adobe, Optimizely, and many other well-known brands have spoken at the event. 
  • Dedicated networking sessions can be a win-win for all involved. 
  • Beyond even content hosting to enable maximum visibility and lead generation. 

24) Customer Engagement Summit 2022

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - Customer Engagement Summit 2022

Where? London, UK

When? November 15, 2022

Entry Fee: Live - Free, In-person/subscription - check registration page

In the past…

Over the past decade, the Engage Customer community has witnessed face-to-face live events including conferences, directors forums, and leadership roundtable focus groups including the flagship ‘must attend’ annual Customer Engagement Summit. The summit, now in its ninth year, has grown to become a 2-day event, attended by over 1,200 senior industry professionals. 

What’s happening in 2022

Promoted as Europe’s largest customer engagement event, Engage Customer promises to give top-level speakers from world-class brands the stage as they draw upon real-life case studies to showcase the latest innovations in the CX world. 

Why should you attend

You can get valuable, implementable ideas and strategies to enhance customer engagement through:

  • roundtable sessions
  • networking with peers
  • 20 exclusive presentations

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Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022

Get the Most Out of Each eCommerce Conference

Now that you know which conferences are happening, there are a few things to do to get the most out of it:  

  • Plan ahead and make a list of questions 
  • Step outside of your comfort zone to build new relationships 
  • Make notes during the event so you don’t forget anything
  • Follow up with your new contacts. Say thanks and share relevant news with them to continue nurturing those relationships.
  • Present learnings to your team and document them for future reference   

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