2017 was a busy year for us. Akeneo attended 33 different events across Europe (France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Holland) and the United States (Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles). We’ve already scheduled several events in 2018 and the new year hasn’t even started yet.
Here are some of the top industry events we are most excited about!
NRF: National Retail Federation
NRF is the world’s most extensive retail event. Billed as “retail’s big show” NRF provides attendees with powerful content to drive future innovation, solutions to solve eCommerce’s biggest problems, networking opportunities, and inspiration from the leading players in retail and technology. Learn how retail brands of all sizes are transforming themselves for the digital age.
APS: Akeneo PIM Summit
January 17-18th 2018 | Paris, France | @akeneopim #aps2018
The Akeneo PIM Summit is an annual gathering where we present news about the company and Akeneo PIM, and where we hear from Enterprise Edition customers about the business value they’re realizing from Akeneo products and partner solutions!
By inviting our Enterprise Edition customers, partners, and Akeneo team together, we have the opportunity to share experiences and best practices within our vibrant ecosystem. Some of our technological partners and sponsors will also present their solutions and value-added tools for our users. This is a very important and exciting time, and we have planned a lot of an amazing things for 2018.
Mark Smith, PIM thought leader and business analyst at Ventana Research was here to introduce his new study about the next generation of PIM systems.
Internet World Expo
Germany is among the biggest and the most mature eCommerce market worldwide. This annual fair opens the 2018 season of big eCommerce events across Europe. The conference hosts 17,000 visitors, with over 400 exhibitors and more than 200 speakers providing for an extensive programme around the future of eCommerce. This year’s conference will examine the future of ecommerce and include special exhibition spaces dedicated to trending topics such as AI, cross-selling opportunities in online trade, and fulfillment services, among others. Akeneo will be exhibiting and will discuss PIM’s role in enabling multi-channel product experiences for retailers and brands.
ShopTalk explores the evolution of how customers discover, shop, and purchase products. This evolution is explored through the latest consumer behaviors, preferences, and expectations coupled with the most recent technologies and business models. This event welcomes:
- Retailers and brands who want to learn about the latest trends, businesses models and technologies.
- Startups who will have opportunities to make important product, distribution, and other partnerships with investors, internet companies, retailers, brands, media, and analysts.
- Investors who are looking for their next great project by meeting our outstanding group of startups, and who are interested in hearing other industry perspectives from all stakeholders to understand and evaluate future trends and opportunities
For the first time in 2018, both ShopTalk Europe and ShopTalk US will be combined into one major event that you don’t want to miss.
One to One Monaco
EC1to1 is three days of trends, business, and networking, providing a great opportunity to get face time with some of the top digital eCommerce players in Europe. The conference schedules one to one meetings to facilitate interactions among attendees and solution providers. Organizations leave the event with useful feedback, new inspiration, and an understanding of future innovations and trends in the industry.
Internet Retailing EXPO
March 21-22, 2018 | Birmingham, United Kingdom | @etailexpo #IRX18
The Internet Retailing Expo is the UK’s largest multichannel retail event and hosts over 5000 European retailers. The conference includes speakers, workshops, and clinics. Targeted at CEOs, Directors, Senior Managers, and Executives responsible for driving multichannel strategies, the conference features multiple tracks so you can easily focus on the topics that concern your organization the most.
April 23-25, 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada | #MagentoImagine
Imagine helps connect the global Magento commerce ecosystem during this amazing three-day conference. Connect with top merchants, partners, developers, and industry leaders for breakout sessions, customer panels, and keynotes. This event promises to:
- Inspire you, with presentations from leading experts and visionaries.
- Help you advance your business with the latest platform developments and solutions.
- Educate you and your team with through networking events and special sessions that can help you further develop your business goals and strategies.
- Invite you to collaborate with all of the amazing people you meet and to unleash new opportunities and ideas.
June 5-7, 2018 | Barcelona, Spain | @clubecommerce #digital1to1
Similar to Monaco’s EC1to1 event, Digital 1to1 provides two days of intensive networking in Barcelona, Spain. Each one-to-one meeting is customized based on agenda, business cases, workshops, and networking activity to help you improve your business interactions around the world. These intensive sessions help retailers expand their digital knowledge by hearing about problems and solutions from international experts.
IRCE: Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition
IRCE offers a conference and exhibition that presents the latest and greatest in eCommerce technology and innovation. This event provides retailers with everything ae-retail business needs to stay ahead of the competition. Learn from industry leaders during the strategic educational sessions and find your next solution in the exhibition. You will have the opportunity to network with some of the biggest US retailers (plus, of course, Akeneo will be there with our partner Oro).
dmexco: Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference
September 12-13, 2018 | Cologne, Germany | @dmexco #dmexco
Germany is extremely advanced in the digital industry, especially in digital commerce. Dmexco allows digital brands to experience the disruptive trends that are changing the industry, while also defining the potential business opportunities of tomorrow. This conference has areas specifically related to PIM and print, but also provide plenty of networking opportunities for all types of organizations.
This conference really combines fair trade companies with digital marketing for a comprehensive digital experience. Here you can meet the up and coming movers and shakers, visionaries, media and marketing professionals, techies, and creative thinkers that are shaping the industry. Explore the latest in “digiconomy” and propel your company into success.
Richmond E-Commerce Forum
Italy is a fast-growing digital market and the Richmond E-Commerce Forum brings together eCommerce organizations from all over southern Europe for an opportunity to learn from industry-leading speakers, explore available solutions, and have one to one meetings with possible business partners. Some of the most prominent retailers have attended in years past, and this is the best opportunity to learn from each other.
These are just some of the events going on next year. We’ve been to a number of them in prior years– but some are new to us. If you want to meet us, please reach out or find our booth at the conference. We always love having a chance to talk with our customers face to face and help eCommerce businesses in any way we can.
Is there another eCommerce event you think is noteworthy? Tell us what you think!