16 Inspiring Ecommerce Conferences You Need to Attend

Ecommerce Conferences

Ecommerce conferences allow you to network with industry experts, learn new tactics, and help you become better store owner for your customers. When you’re attending a conference, it’s recommended that you stay behind one extra day so that you can start implementing what you’ve learned right away while you’re feeling inspired and excited by what you’ve learned. Going to an ecommerce conference isn’t just about learning, it’s about applying what you’ve learned. The sooner you start implementing new tips and tricks, the sooner you’ll skyrocket your store to 6, 7 or even 8 figures. Here are a few inspiring ecommerce conferences you should consider going to.


eTail ecommerce conference

Dates & Locations:

Mar 14-15, 2017 – Berlin, Germany
May 16-18, 2017 – Toronto, Canada
Jun 20-22 – London, England,
Aug 14-17- Boston, USA
Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2018 –  Palm Springs, USA

Why you should attend: The eTail conference has grown in popularity around the world. There are conferences within Europe, the United States, and Canada, making the conference more accessible if you choose to go to a local event. Each country offers it’s own community’s speakers who cover topics ranging from personalization to user experience.


Shoptalk ecommerce conference

Date: Mar 19-22, 2017

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Why you should attend: With over 330+ speakers from the world’s top brands like Facebook, Apple, Walmart, Amazon, and more, you’ll find that your brain is overwhelmed by great content from top talent. The 2017 conference had five different tracks per day ranging from ecommerce to augmented reality to marketing. They also host networking events for retailers and brands.

Prosper Show 

Prosper Show ecommerce conference

Date: Mar 22-23, 2017

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Why you should attend: Amazon focused ecommerce conferences are hard to find, making the Prosper Show great for you if you’re an Amazon seller. The conference has several former Amazon employees speaking at their event sharing insider secrets on how to make money through their platform. They have streams for private label sellers and advanced sellers allowing you to find the right talks for you.

Sellers Summit

Sellers Summit ecommerce conference

Date: May 18-20, 2017

Location: Fort Lauderdale, USA

Why you should attend: At this conference, you’ll hear from popular speakers such as Steve Chou from the website MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. The speakers at the conference are making 6, 7 or 8 figures with their online endeavours and most of the speakers are regular people. The benefit of having regular speakers speak at the conference is that you get to see how attainable it is to build a successful online empire.


Internet Retailing Expo

Internet Retailing Expo ecommerce conference

Date: Apr 5-6, 2017

Location: Birmingham, England

Why you should attend: Those in Europe won’t want to miss out on one of the best ecommerce conferences around. You’ll hear from top speakers from Lego, Google, Optimizely and more. The conference covers topics like personalization, virtual reality and other relevant ecommerce topics.


Date: Apr 24-27, 2017

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Why you should attend: The Bronto ecommerce conference has some great talks on what’s working for retailers, how to increase engagement, personalization and more. At this ecommerce conference, you can even take certification training classes.

International Ecommerce Day

International Ecommerce Day Ecommerce ConferenceDate: May 23, 2017

Location: Online

Why you should attend: There are multiple online events run throughout the year allowing you to save money on airfare and costly event tickets. The best part about this event is that you get access to the recordings for free for a few days after the conference ends in case you miss out on any of the speakers. This is a great option for those with tight budgets or busy schedules. Oberlo’s very own Tomas Slimas was a previous speaker for this event.

Content & Commerce

Content Commerce ecommerce conference

Date: September

Location: Los Angeles, USA

Why you should attend: Content and Commerce is a great ecommerce conference to attend because it teaches you how to integrate your store into a media brand. The integration of media and ecommerce allows you to drive more traffic to your website allowing you to monetize a greater pool of customers. You’ll learn the tactics being used on popular online stores such as Survival Life, Makeup Tutorials, DIY Ready and more.

Retail Global

Retail Global Ecommerce Conferences

Date: Sept 12-14, 2017

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Why you should attend: Being a global event, this ecommerce conference has attendees and speakers coming from all over the world. Over 23 different countries were represented at the conference making it great for those who want to learn the best ecommerce tactics used in different countries. You’ll learn everything from landing page optimization to how to skyrocket your Amazon sales.


shop.org ecommerce conferences

Date: Sept 25-27, 2017

Location: Los Angeles, USA

Why you should attend: When it comes to great ecommerce conferences, Shop.org’s big event is well worth checking out. Their 2016 attendee list included top brands like Guess?, Hallmark Cards, adidas Group, Sephora USA and more. By attending this conference, you’ll be surrounded by the people running some of the top brands you know and love. 

Ecommerce Expo

Ecommerce Expo ecommerce conference

Date: Sept 27-28

Location: London, England

Why you should attend: With over 7,000 attendees from over 50 countries, this ecommerce conference in Europe is worth attending. There are over 200 speakers at this event so you’re bound to learn a lot of great insights from really successful people. You can even download the 2015 ecommerce expo presentations to determine if this conference is the best fit for you.

Ecommerce Fuel Live

Ecommerce Fuel Live ecommerce conference

Date: Oct 19-21

Location: Savannah, USA

Why you should attend: This ecommerce conference differs from the others because of who they allow to attend. All the attendees are required to have 6 or 7 figure businesses providing you the opportunity to network with those making the same amount as you who may have gone through the same obstacles. Ecommerce Fuel vets through the attendee list to ensure high quality attendees.

NRF Big Show

NRF Big Show ecommerce conference

Date: Jan 14-16, 2018

Location: New York City, USA

Why you should attend: One of the biggest retail conferences around, NRF Big Show has over 35,000 attendees, 300 speakers and over 500 exhibitors. While it doesn’t focus on ecommerce, if your online store grows quickly and you’re looking to expand into physical retail this conference might be worth checking out. Past speakers have included Sir Richard Branson.

Traffic & Conversion

Date: Feb 26-28 2018

Location: San Diego

Why you should attend: Traffic & Conversions ecommerce conference goes a bit further than online retail to include a wider range of businesses. At this conference, you’ll learn what digital marketers are currently doing to grow their businesses. The 2017 conference had 3000 marketers in attendance making it worth checking out. Past speakers have included Daymond John, Gary Vaynerchuk and more.


DX3 Ecommerce Conference

Date: TBD

Location: Canada

Why you should attend: You’ll learn a great deal at this ecommerce conference from mixed reality to building customer loyalty. Past speakers have included experts from David’s Tea, American Express, and Coca-Cola. You can even watch an entire presentation by Eric Edge, the Pinterest head of global marketing on their website.

These are just a few of the annual ecommerce conferences which you can check out. Are you planning on attending any of the ecommerce conferences on this list? Let us know if you have any recommendations you’d like to see on this list!

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