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Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2023

Mark your calendar! The best eCommerce conferences of 2023 are here: dates, location, entry fees & more.

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2023

eCommerce has been an interesting space evolving year and year. Even four decades after its inception, the eCommerce and retail industry has seen some groundbreaking developments, paving the way for innovations.

While Covid-19 marked the beginning of an economic slowdown, it has led to a spike in eCommerce and escalated digital transformation. The eCommerce industry is predicted to grow by $11 trillion between 2021 to 2025. 

This is where eCommerce conferences help bridge the gap between the current reality and the future. Be it online or in-person summits, the learning is immense. 

Here’s a list of 24 eCommerce conferences you can forward to in 2023. From actionable strategies to first-hand interactions with retail and eCommerce brands of all sizes, there’s something for everyone. 

1. NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show

NRF 2023: Retail's Big Show

Where? Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC 

When? Jan 15-17, 2023 

Entry Fee: The Conference Pass has many attendee categories. Check the official website of NRF 2023 for more information. 

In the past…… 

The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association with its inception in 1911. Big Show is the flagship event of NRF where over 37,000 retail professionals from 90+ countries come together under one roof for networking and mutual learning opportunities. 

Being a veteran organization, NRF Big Show became a virtual event in 2021. 

What’s happening in 2023

NRF rolls out the brand new Consumer Product Showcase in its 2023 edition. It provides an opportunity for attendees to see breakout products from entrepreneurs, suppliers, small businesses, and brands. 

Why should you attend 

  • Provides retail buyers and merchandisers an incredible opportunity to diversify their product lines by having a direct conversation with small business owners
  • NRF Big Show 2023 has an interesting list of speakers who’re honchos at leading organizations  such as Geoffroy van Raemdonck (CEO, Neiman Marcus Group), Carol B. Tomé (CEO, UPS), Carlos Londono (Vice President & Head of Supply Chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill) and among others
  • Spread over 3 days, you’ll get access to 175+ sessions, 350+ speakers, and 800+ exhibitors 
  • All attendees will get to vote for their favorite product and the best products will receive $15,000 and $10,000 (first and second price) respectively 

2. White Label Expo 

White Label World Expo 2023

Where and When? 

Las Vegas | 3 & 4 May 2023, South Hall LVCC

United Kingdom | 28 Feb & 1 Mar 2023, ExCel London 

Entry Fee: Absolutely free 

In the past….. 

The White Label Expo is the brainchild of Prysm Group, the fastest-growing independent trade organization in the UK. With a growing presence in the US, Europe, and South-East Asia, it has conducted 50+ shows across the world. 

What’s happening in 2023

The White Label Expo 2023 will be better than the last. This edition will help you become the Master Entrepreneur not just by helping you sell online but source new products as well. 

The expo will include the Amazon Pro Sellers Summit, Startup Masterclasses, and more interesting things over 2 days. 

Why should you attend 

  • Experience the knowledge powerhouse for free as you get to listen to 300 speakers, rub shoulders with 10,000 attendees, and 400 suppliers 
  • Take home actionable insights from keynote speakers such as Aditya Agashe (Product Manager, Microsoft), Neel Mehta (Project Manager, Google), Jo Anna Thomas (Transformational Change Program, Oracle), and more industry leaders 
  • Learn the tips, growth strategies, and hacks to optimize product details to sell successfully on Amazon 

3. DX3 Canada 

DX3 Canada 2023

Where? Toronto Congress Centre, Canada

When? March 1 & 2, 2023 

Entry Fee: Yet to be disclosed 

In the past…

If there's one name that deserves credit for being the powerhouse of retail, marketing, and technology, it has DX3.  

If you’re a retailer and eCommerce marketer looking to understand how tech is changing the industry, DX3 is the only place to be. 

What’s happening in 2023 

DX3 will be addressing the elephant in the room — How ready is the retail sector for contingencies? Especially since Covid was a rude awakening. This conference will be discussing the ways the adaptive retail and marketing world will function in a highly resilient, innovative, and technologically driven world. 

Why should you attend 

  • The DX3 conference has a retail summit, a marketing & innovation summit, and a virtual exhibition 
  • Hear from the who’s who of the retail industry about the things you need to succeed
  • Learn from marketing leaders about what it takes to build high-performing brands and run exceptionally great campaigns

4. Prosper Show 

Prosper Show 2023

Where? Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas 

When? March 13-15, 2023 

Entry fee: Check out the pricing details 

In the past…. 

Prosper Show has long been the seasoned Amazon sellers’ go-to guide for scaling their profitability to greater heights. From proven best practices and unstructured and unstructured network opportunities, Prosper Show is a one-stop destination for Amazon selling. 

What’s happening in 2023

This edition will see veteran sellers, former Amazon leadership personnel, and other industry experts will offer the latest insights and information on how to succeed in Amazon. The expo will see 100+ service providers vying for the attention of Amazon sellers as to how partnering with them can help them thrive in their business. 

Why should you attend  

  • Get 1v1 access to top service and solution providers 
  • Blend and connect with your industry peers from the elite Amazon sellers 
  • Get to speak to industry leaders, speakers, and former Amazon experts and take home data-driven insights 

5. Shoptalk 

Shoptalk 2023

Where? Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas 

When? March 26-29, 2023

In the past… 

Founded in 2015, Shoptalk has quickly become the most exciting retail industry event. With retail professionals and brands meeting every year, Shoptalk is an event where the core theme is about how customers discover, shop, and buy. 

What’s happening in 2023

Shoptalk is bringing together the retail changemakers and will explore the latest technologies, events, business models, and quick transformation across consumer behavior across all verticals. It consists of zero pay-to-play content, retail industry narrative, and insights not found elsewhere.

Why should you attend 

  • Witness over 275 senior speakers who are thought leaders in the retail verticals deliver their insights 
  • The 2023 edition will feature the new Shoptalk original content whose USP is independent research and data 
  • It will also contain the Shoptalk Retail Zeitgeist, a framework created to understand the highly important forces, challenges, and opportunities in the retail sector. 

6. Sellers Summit 2023

Sellers Summit 2023

Where? Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

When? 23-25 May, 2023 

Entry fee: Check out pricing details 

In the past…. 

The objective of the Sellers Summit in its years of operations is to enable 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 2023 

The Sellers Summit is not a typical conference, it's a 3-day intense workshop where entrepreneurs who have been there and done that teach you how to build an influential brand. It will also help you learn actionable strategies to take your business to 6-8 figures and beyond. 

Why should you attend 

  • Learn to improve Amazon sales and run highly profitable ad campaigns 
  • Manufacture or import goods from Asia or domestically source the products at reasonable prices 
  • Build email sales funnels that generate revenue on autopilot 
  • Implement tried and tested strategies relevant today 

7. Retail Innovation Conference & Expo 

RICE 2023

Where? Mccormick Place, Chicago 

When? June 13-15, 2023

Entry fee: Check out the pricing details 

In the past… 

The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo has a vision of integrating three distinct event tracks, inviting the best in eCommerce, retail, and design to bring to light solutions and possibilities.  

What’s happening in 2023

The RICE 2023 edition is an opportunity to witness how innovative and disruptive brands are rewriting the rules of digital experience. 

Attendees will get to learn the new cutting-edge design trends as well as the practice of incorporating agility, collaboration, and innovation to adapt to omnichannel developments. 

Why should you attend 

  • Get to network with the entire retail and eCommerce ecosystem. From startups to mid-sized retailers to big retailers, this event is an event for everyone 
  • Join a community of 5000+ key decision makers from different functions such as store design, eCommerce, social media marketing, and omnichannel marketing 
  • The IRCE micro-conference will bring together the eCommerce disruptors and digital catalysts fostering innovation

8. eTail Palm Springs 2023

eTail Palm Springs 2023

Where? JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Springs, CA

When? Feb 27- March 2, 2023

Entry fee: Check out the pricing details 

In the past… 

eTail is an event where thousands of retailers meet and hundreds of insights are shared leading to one classic retail experience. This is a place where retail innovators meet which leads to endless possibilities. 

What’s happening in 2023 

eTail 2023 is a four-day conference designed to help retailers and eCommerce increase profits. From interesting stories and disruptive strategies plus insights from top retailers, eTail is the place to be if you want to learn to be a part of the changing retail landscape. 

Why should you attend

  • Get actionable tactics to grow your business 
  • A diverse retail community 
  • The most interactive and omnichannel eCommerce conference ever. You gain knowledge from 30 hours of discussion in creative think tanks, roundtables, structured and unstructured networking 

9. Adobe Summit

Adobe Summit 2023

Where? Virtual Event or attend in Vegas

When?  March 21-23, 2023

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 2023

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. 

10. ECommerce Summit 

Top 24 eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2022 - ECommerce Summit

Where? Brussels

When? TBA 

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

The Ecommerce Summit began in 2014 and has since then seen growing popularity among 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 2023

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 is supercharged with a depth of professional experience. 
  • For 2023, the lineup includes Sofie Greeroms (Managing Director, Becommerce), Yuefeng Sun (Cloud Evangelist, Alibaba Cloud), and George Lavric (Partner Manager, Optimizely). 

11.  Retail Fest 2023

Retail Fest Austrailia 2023

Where? Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

When? 28-31 March, 2023

Entry Fee: Check Price List

In the past…

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

What’s happening in 2023

Veering away from the typical conference setting in the past editions, Retail Fest 2023 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 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

Ad World 2023

Where? Virtual

When? TBA

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 2023

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 this, 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. 

13. E-Commerce Berlin Expo 

E-Commerce Berlin Expo 2023

Where? Berlin, Germany

When? 23 February, 2023

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 2023

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 2023

Where? Virtual

When? TBA

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 2023

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. ICEMEC 2023 

ICEMEC 2023

Where? Seoul, South Korea

When? May 26-28, 2023

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 2023

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. 

16. iMedia Online Retail Summit Pure Play

Where? Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast, Australia

When? TBA

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 2023

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 and 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. 

17. Shopify Unite 2023 

Where? Virtual

When? TBA

Entry Fee: TBA

What’s happening in 2023

TBA 

18. GROW NY  

GROW NY 2023

Where? New York

When? July 11, 2023

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. 

19. Internet Commerce Summit & Awards

Internet Commerce Summit 2023

Where? Hotel Conrad, Dubai 

When? 29-March, 2023

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 2023

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 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. 

20. Paris Retail Week

Paris Retail Week 2023

Where? Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris

When?  19-21 Sept, 2023

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 after year. 

What’s happening in 2023

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.

21. Ecommerce Expo 

Ecommerce expo 2023

Where? ExCel, London/ Online

When? September 27-28, 2023

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 2023

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. 

22. Customer Engagement Summit 2023

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

Where? London, UK

When? TBA

Entry Fee: Live - Free, In-person/subscription - check the 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 2023

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

23. World Retail Congress

World Retail Congress 2023

Where? Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain

When? April 25 - 27, 2023

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 2023

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 World Retail 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.

24. The Retail Summit 

Where? Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

When? March 14-15, 2023

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. Retailers 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 2023

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 Tom Athron (CEO, Fortnum & Mason), Kristina Blahnik (CEO, Manolo Blahnik), and Chris Davis (CMO, New Balance). 
  • 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. 

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 them:  

  • 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   

Editor's Note: Events and conferences listed as TBA will be updated once the dates are announced :)

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