Top E-Commerce & Retail Events That You Shouldn’t Miss in 2022
Let’s face it. The past two years have been challenging for the event industry due to the pandemic and this will likely continue into the foreseeable future.
For those in e-commerce and retail, conferences and summits have always been the best platforms to broaden their professional networks and knowledge. The presence of safe-distancing measures does not seem to have deterred e-commerce advocates from coming together to discuss the latest trends and topics. While some live summits are still being suspended, there are many virtual options available out there. Additionally, we noticed the easing of restrictions after the global rollout of COVID vaccines has translated to a rising number of upcoming hybrid and in-person events as well.
Here are some of the top e-commerce and retail events in 2022 that are essential to gain insights and inspiration for your business strategies:
When: 15th to 17th February 2022
Where: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Australia
About: eTail Australia is the first in-person summit focused on retail and e-commerce in Australia this year. With a mix of industries present, this will be the perfect platform for those looking to benchmark with the best in retail and digital marketing.
Drawn from over 6 months of extensive research, this summit presents actionable strategies to tackle the biggest challenges in retail and e-commerce today. Over the course of three days, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with 250+ industry experts and like-minded individuals through numerous interactive panels, fireside chats, and networking events. There is also a similar Europe event happening on 25th-26th April as well.
When: 2nd to 3rd March 2022
Where: ExCel London, United Kingdom
About: White Label World Expo touts itself as the UK’s largest and most innovative exhibition dedicated to white label products and sellers.It covers everything from sourcing new products, gaining insights and discovering new fulfilment options, to smart retail solutions for both offline and online stores.
If you are looking to start an online business, this e-commerce event is pivotal to help you figure out your niche in the market. Not to mention, tickets to the White Label World Expo will also grant visitors access to the Smart Retail Tech Expo and the Retail Supply Chain + Logistics Expo, with all events being held in the same hall at the ExCel.
When: 11th to 14th April 2022
Where: Broadbeach, Australia
About: This year, Retail Global will be transforming the traditional 3-day e-commerce conference into a week-long celebration on the Gold Coast. Retail Fest 2022 will encompass Award Nights, Marketplace Meetups, Sponsored Parties, E-Commerce Workshops, Charity Galas, and last but not least, the traditional 3-day Retail Global Conference and Exhibition.
With this year’s event ending just before Good Friday, this is a great opportunity to bring your family for an extended break. Once the conference is over, you and your family can enjoy fun and games that will wrap up a week of learning, networking, and sharing!
When: 11th to 12th May 2022
Where: NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom
About: In light of the unprecedented e-commerce boom over the last 2 years, the IRX & eDX returns once again to give companies and retailers the platform to discuss and find new ways to adapt their businesses to maximize future growth.
The conference will feature insightful sessions and innovative speakers, along with over 100 hours of content in two days. It will cover topics such as customer experience and sustainability. In addition to this, the event’s workshop is also an opportunity for retailers to present new products and boost their sales.
When: 14th to 15th May 2022
Where: Athens, Greece
About: ECDM EXPO is the largest professional event on e-Commerce and Digital Marketing in Southeastern Europe. The expo includes at least 6 parallel conferences with dozens of top-class speakers from Greece and abroad. At the ECDM EXPO, companies that provide e-commerce and marketing services, as well as other businesses, active e-retailers, or even potential customers, will have a chance to meet and network.
When: 6th to 8th June 2022
Where: ExCel London, United Kingdom
About: Shoptalk 2022 is a great opportunity for anyone in retail & fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). The event this year is estimated to attract at least 2,500 individuals from established retailers, startups, tech companies, and more. Come to this event to discover the future of retail while taking part in a three days journey of highly relevant content, curated meetings, productive networking and facilitated social engagements. In addition to the event taking place in June, you can also participate in the US equivalent this March which features an all-female speaker lineup.
When: 7th to 9th June 2022
Where: Singapore / Virtual
About: eTail Asia is often known as the most senior-level e-commerce and digital marketing summit for retail in Asia. It is an annual event where you can have a chance to meet and learn from the best in the field. During the 3-days conference, industry professionals will share practical insights for research configuration, business strategy, tailored marketing methods, and practical case studies in the region via interview and chat.
In light of the Covid-19 situation, this year’s event will take a hybrid format – a mixture of an in-person and virtual gathering – so as to ensure the safety and comfort of the attendees as well as to abide by the social-distancing guidelines.
When: 8th to 9th June 2022
Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
About: DELIVER is among Europe’s leading events on e-commerce and logistics. This event brings together the international elite of e-commerce and operations from the world’s largest and most renowned retailers to foster meaningful relationships. Explore the latest trends and innovations through a renowned matchmaking platform and a pioneering one-on-one conference structure plus interactive workshops.
When: 29th to 30th June 2022
Where: Berlin, Germany
About: After a two-year break, the K5 Future Retail Conference is back for the 10th time. On this occasion, the big players of the e-commerce sector meet for two days and give exciting insights into their companies. Remaining true to the motto Content First and Learn From The Best, you will get to experience 2 full days of inspiration, insights and exchange at eye level with e-commerce enthusiasts!
When: 28th to 29th September 2022
Where: ExCel London, United Kingdom
About:This year, eCommerce Expo is set to be bigger and better than ever before with its move to new host venue, ExCel London. The two-day programme includes a plethora of one-to-one meetings, multi-track conferences and networking. Over 250 tops eCommerce brands and providers will be showcasing their products and services over the two-day event to an audience of 10,000+ marketing and digital marketing specialists.
When: 18th to 19th October 2022
Where: Barcelona, Spain
About: The Spanish online retail space is one of the most mature and competitive markets in Europe. Savant eCommerce is an event that takes place in multiple countries across Europe and now its first Spanish edition will take place this October. In addition to Spain, Savant E-Commerce will also be held in Berlin (22nd to 23rd February) and Stockholm (26th to 27th April).
Savant E-Commerce Barcelona will bring together over 120 senior e-commerce executives from leading retailers and innovative start-ups to explore how artificial intelligence can be used to create scalable personalization and how omnichannel needs to function. It will also discuss topics like profitability of the retail business model, voice commerce and marketplaces.
Which E-Commerce Event(s) Are You Looking Forward to the Most?
Participating in the events listed above is undoubtedly a fantastic way for retailers to draw inspiration from. Now with the hottest e-commerce events in your hands, go forth to learn more, share more and connect with more great retailers in the industry!
Looking for something more logistics and supply chain related? Be sure to check out our article containing the top logistics and supply chain events happening this year! Lastly, don’t forget to also add these important E-Commerce Holiday 2022 dates in your calendars to make this your most well planned year yet.
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