The Top 29 E-Commerce Conferences to Attend in 2019-2020

By Ben |  Sep 20, 2019 (5 min read)

Ecommerce | Marketing | Training

In 2019, ecommerce sales accounted for $3.5 Trillion dollars in revenue. With giants like Amazon, Jingdong, Alibaba, Walmart, and eBay becoming the normal way that people shop, every business wants to get a slice of the action.

If you want to learn about the latest trends and innovations in the industry, the best place to learn is from those that are succeeding.

No matter what niche of ecommerce industry you fall under, or what part of the chain you are in, there is a conference you can benefit from.

To make it easier to find the best ecommerce conferences to attend in 2019-2020, here is an up-to-date list of ecommerce conferences in the US and Canada. We’ve listed them in order of the event date closest to the time of this publishing.

List of Top 29 E-Commerce Conferences 2019-2020

1) Connected Commerce 2019 (September 19, 2019) | Nashville, TN

Niche: General Ecommerce, Logicbroker Solutions
Website: https://www.logicbroker.com/event/connected-commerce/

Connected Commerce is a one-day summit for ecommerce enthusiasts alike, however, it’s tailored towards those who use the solutions technology provided by the host of the conference, Logicbroker, an automation and solutions technology broker for retailers.

Some of the speakers include the CEO of Logicbroker, Peyman Zamani and other company execs, talking about topics around how to take advantage of automation solutions to your advantage. Other speakers include Todd Skidmore of Coca-Cola and Amber Roberts of Kroger talking on topics of expanding your network through new channels.

2) B2B Next Conference & Exhibition (Sept 30th – Oct 2nd, 2019) | Chicago, IL

Niche: B2B Ecommerce

This three-day extensive conference includes everything from 70+ speakers to 15 case studies to 12 workshops covering all topics within the rapidly growing B2B ecommerce industry.

The goal of this conference to empower B2B executives with all they need to maximize ecommerce profit. Featuring keynote speaker Patty McCord and other speakers from Staples, Unilever and many more.

Being only the second annual B2B Next Conference, it has quickly become one of the largest B2B ecommerce conferences in the US.


3) Hawkefest (Oct 3rd, 2019) | Los Angeles, CA

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: https://hawkefest.com

The most Hollywood ecommerce event you have ever seen. Labeled as an “anti-conference”, one must apply to attend this circus-themed one-day event hosted by Hawke Media, an outsourced CMO, and marketing agency. 

The agenda includes seminars on accelerating your brand with content marketing, the future of cannabis and omnichannel marketing.

Hawkefest has a variety of speakers from companies like True Religion, VaynerMedia, and Facebook.

If you are interested in attending, you must apply here.

4) Midwest eCommerce (Oct 8 & 9, 2019) | Chicago IL

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: https://retailsummits.com/

Midwest eCommerce touches on both ecommerce and in-store, with topics covering all aspects of the ecommerce industry, from supply chain solutions to B2B and even the next big opportunities in ecommerce.

Some of the featured speakers are from Bosch Tools, FTD Companies and Weber-Stephen


5) Rakuten Optimism (Oct 23rd, 2019) | San Francisco, CA

Niche: General Ecommerce. Rakuten
Website: https://optimism.rakuten.us

Easily the most anticipated ecommerce event on the west coast. This one-day event boasts quite the agenda featuring guest speakers like the Founder & CEO of Rakuten, Mickey Mikitani, as well as Marie Kondo the Founder of KonMari Media, Inc and also Gopi Kallavil of Google.

Over 2000+ attendees, you don’t want to miss out.

You can register here.

6) Texas eCommerce (November 5-6, 2019) | Dallas, TX

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: https://retailsummits.com/txecom

Texas eCommerce brings together 400+ ecommerce professionals to share, learn and evolve their customer acquisition strategies. Topics revolve around both ecommerce and in-store.

The agenda includes managing content in ecommerce, B2B ecommerce, the integration of omnichannel as a strategy, supply chain solutions and mobile engagement. That’s all only on the first day, the second day focusing on in-store.

Featuring guest speakers from Southwest Airlines, Petmate, and CORE Nutrition to name a few.

You can register here.


7) B2B Online: East (Nov 11-13, 2019) | Miami, FL

Niche: B2B Manufacturers & Distributors
Website: https://b2bmarketingeast.wbresearch.com/

Considered to be the most interactive B2B event, from discussion panels, roundtables, campfires and networking activities. 

B2B Online has a long list of expert speakers from well-known companies like Xerox Corporation and GE Power, touching on all aspects of the industry.

From manufacturers and distributors alike, B2B Online is creating a one-of-a-kind community of B2B ecommerce professionals.

You can register here.

8) Direct Brand Summit (Nov 20-21, 2019) | New York, NY

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: http://www.directbrandsummit.com/

Featured in Inc.com as one of the Top 5 E-Commerce Conferences of 2019-2020, Direct Brand Summit, hosted by IAB, has arguably one of the most notable list of speakers from companies, such as Facebook, Hulu, Google, Pinterest, Roku and many many more.

Direct Brand Summit will have 1000+ attendees, including numerous senior level industry professionals and the summit will focus on how one can grow their brand and give exceptional consumer experiences both on and offline.

You can register here.

9) NRF Retail’s Big Show (Jan 11-14, 2020) | New York, NY

Niche: Retail & Ecommerce
Website: https://nrfbigshow.nrf.com

The World’s Largest Retail Conference and Expo, with over 38K attendees, 16K retailers and 99 countries gathering all in NYC for this four-day conference.

NRF brings attendees a jam-packed agenda of guided retail store tours, interactive sessions on every part of the retail supply chain, speeches from industry thought leaders and countless networking opportunities.

The largest conference brings speakers from the largest companies in the industry, like the CEO of Kohls, the CEO of Mastercard and many more.

You can register here.

10) West Coast eCommerce (Jan 28-29, 2020) | Long Beach, CA

Niche: All General Ecommerce

Another addition of the Retail Summits, this time in Southern California. West Coast eCommerce Conference covers a variety of topics within the ecommerce industry from Supply Chain Solutions, to Paid Advertising. 

Speakers have yet to be announced, but this conference is easily the most affordable ecommerce conference on the west coast with tickets only costing $150.


11) eCommerceFuel Live 2020 (Feb 2-5, 2020) | San Antonio, TX (Sold Out)

Niche: 7-Figure Plus Store Owners

This highly anticipated ecommerce event is exclusively for members of eCommerceFuel and the requirements being a 7-figure plus store owner.

The conference is purposefully small to promote networking and building a community of connected experienced entrepreneurs. 

12) E-Commerce & Digital Strategies Conference by HIDA (Feb 5-6, 2020) | Gables, FL

Niche: Healthcare and Ecommerce
Website: https://www.hida.org/distribution/events-education/conferences/E-Commerce_Conference.aspx

Hosted by HIDA, this conference is tailored to the Healthcare Industry. The focus is primarily on how ecommerce is changing the industry and how one can take advantage of the opportunities. 

Appearing to be the only conference in the US focused on ecommerce within the healthcare industry, it’s a must for any healthcare professionals utilizing or looking to take advantage of ecommerce.

You can register here.

13) eTail West (Feb 24-27, 2020) | Palm Springs, CA

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: https://etailwest.wbresearch.com/

eTail West is a four-day event focussed on the biggest challenges and opportunities within the ecommerce industry. On the website, they claim to provide “actionable tactics to grow your business, no fluff”. 

Some of the speakers include Peter Szulczewski, CEO of Wish, Joe Grusman of Zappos and Rainer Castillo, Co-Founder of Chubbies.

You can register here.


14) DX3 Canada (March 10-11, 2020) | Toronto, CA

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: https://www.dx3canada.com/

Billed as Canada’s largest conference for retailers and marketers. This two-day event has over 3,200 attendees and 100+ speakers each year, with everything from workshops and lab demonstrations to tech leaders showcasing new innovations. 

Previous speakers include experts from companies such as Pinterest, Best Buy, and Snapchat.

15) Shoptalk (March 22-25, 2020) | Las Vegas, NV

Niche: General Retail & Ecommerce
Website: https://shoptalk.com/

Shoptalk is a four-day event for everything retail. With over 8,000 attendees, the event is for both brick and mortar and online shops and it brings out everyone within the industry from investors and real estate developers to tech startups and analysts.

The agenda includes over 100 sessions covering the latest technologies, trends, and business models, as well as the rapid transformation of how consumers discover, shop and buy everything.

Previous speakers include industry thought leaders from companies such as Best Buy, Pinterest and eBay to name a few. View this year’s speaker list!

You can register here.


16) Imagine 2020 at Adobe Summit (March 29- April 2, 2020) | Las Vegas. NV

Niche: Global Commerce and Magento Users
Website: https://imagine.magento.com/#newsletterForm

Imagine, put on by Magento, is held at the Adobe Summit and attracts more than 3,500 attendees from all over the world each year and more than 150 speakers.

While the speakers haven’t been announced for 2020, Imagine 2019 featured some top names like Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vaynermedia, Gillian Campbell of HP and Troy Brow, President of Zumiez North America to name a few.

Imagine is focused on global commerce and customer experience, while the Adobe Summit covers the entire digital experience and almost all aspects of the industry.

17) Traffic & Conversion Summit 2020 (March 31-April 2, 2020) | San Diego, CA

Niche: Digital Marketing, All General Ecommerce
Website: https://trafficandconversionsummit.com/

A digital marketing conference providing actionable content, inspiration and networking, all tailored to help you increase traffic, conversions, and sales. According to their website, this conference is perfect for Amazon sellers and ecommerce marketers.

Traffic & Conversion attracts over 10,000 attendees each year and features over 100 sessions and 80 speakers.

Previous speakers have included Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuck and Kevin O’Leary.

You can register here.


18) Ecommerce Operations Summit (April 14-16, 2020) | Orlando, FL

Niche: Operations
Website: https://2020.operationssummit.com/

Referenced as the only conference focused on optimizing D2C Omnichannel Operations and Fulfillment. Focused on behind-the-scenes of the ecommerce industry like operations, shipping, and delivery and warehouse and fulfillment.

Previous speakers include experts from companies such as Best Buy, Gap Inc, and Abercrombie & Fitch. This year’s speakers are no different with plenty of industry executives and an exciting agenda. You can register here.

19) Sellers Summit (May 6-8, 2020) | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Niche: Amazon and Entrepreneur Ecommerce
Website: https://sellerssummit.com/

Instead of another ecommerce conference, Sellers Summit is labeled as an intense two-day ecommerce workshop. Tailored towards entrepreneurs, the summit covers both Amazon and running your own online store. 

Perfect for those already have their own online business or looking to start one and that want to learn ecommerce strategies that actually work.

Already, the speaker list includes some top entrepreneurs labeled as making 6 figures or more.

20) The Social Shake-Up (May 12-14, 2020) | Atlanta, GA

Niche: Social Media
Website: https://www.socialshakeupshow.com/

The Social Shake-Up is the perfect event to learn how to leverage social media to increase your ecommerce business. Some of the topics include Instagram marketing, social storytelling and content marketing.

Previous speakers include experts from companies like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp.

You can register here.

21) Digital Travel (May 18-20, 2020) | Indian Wells, CA

Niche: Travel & Ecommerce
Website: https://digitaltravel.wbresearch.com

As the name suggests, Digital Travel is a three-day event with an agenda focused on the digital travel industry. Tailored to travel executives, this year’s conference is said to provide you the skills you need so “you’ll win the booking every time”. Previous 2019 speakers include experts from companies like Airbnb, Expedia and United Airlines to name a few.

You can register here.


22) SubSummit (May 27-29) | Dallas, TX

Niche: Subscription Services
Website: https://subsummit.com/

The largest event dedicated to the rapidly expanding subscription ecommerce industry. Previously held in New Orleans and is now in Dallas, this event is perfect for those wanting to learn best practices, share insights or stay up to date on changing trends within the industry. 

The Subscription Trade Association hosts its annual CUBE Awards during the event to showcase the best in the subscription commerce industry.

Featured 2019 speakers included experts from businesses such as Amazon, Harry’s, and Crayola. You can register here.

23) CRMC (June 3-5, 2020) | Chicago, IL

Niche: Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Website: https://www.thecrmc.com/register

CRMC is, according to their website, is a conference “designed for retailers by retailers” and is all about CRM strategies, ideas, and challenges within the industry. 

Tailored to retailers and consultants, but also offering tickets for professors and students interested in learning how to win over the customer.

This conference includes retail brand sessions with experts from companies like Best Buy, Disney and Express. 2020 list has not been posted yet. You can register here.


24) RetailX (June 9-11, 2020) | Chicago, IL

Niche: In-store Retail, General Ecommerce
Website: https://retailx.com/

RetailX is an expo and conference offering the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) for online retail and GlobalShop for in-store design, tech, and marketing. They are expected to have over 20,000 attendees and more than 1,200 exhibiting brands.

The agenda has a long list of activities including ecommerce boot camps, sessions all about Amazon and info sessions on ecommerce technologies. 

Some of the featured speakers are top experts from companies like Airbnb, StockX, Walmart, Buzzfeed, Groupon, and eBay.

25) Shopify Unite 2020 (Dates TBD) | Toronto, ON

Niche: Shopify Partners and Developers
Website: https://unite.shopify.com/

Shopify Unite is for all Shopify Partners and Developers to come together and learn and share insights, as well as discuss the future of ecommerce technology.

The agenda includes technical workshops, brainstorming round-tables, networking sessions and more. Held in our neighbors to the north, Canada, if you are a Shopify Partner or Developer you’ll want to get a passport for this one. This year’s speakers include Shopify Director of Product, David Moellenkamp and Director of UX, Cynthia Savard Saucier.

26) Mobile Connect (June 22-24, 2020) | San Diego, CA

Niche: Senior-Level Ecommerce and Mobile Marketers
Website: https://mobileshoppingconnect.wbresearch.com

This invite-only event is tailored for senior-level ecommerce and mobile marketers. The perfect place to connect with like-minded peers in the industry.

The agenda includes interactive workshops, one-to-one networking, and intimate roundtables. Furthermore, the event features top ecommerce speakers

27) Commercenext 2020 (July 28-29, 2020) | New York, NY

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: https://commercenext.com/

CommerceNext is a top ecommerce conference focusing on the topic of customer acquisition. Hosted at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan, the conference boasts two full days of insights, best practices, peer-to-peer interaction, and presentations from today’s digital marketing leaders. The advisory board consists of Casper’s Senior Vice President of Growth, E*TRADE’s CMO, Poshmark’s Chief Data Officer, Nike’s Senior Director of Global Marketplace Development, and plenty more. Join 100+ speakers and 1,200+ attendees for networking opportunities and over 50 keynote and breakout sessions.

28) eTail East (Aug 10-13, 2020) | Boston, MA

Niche: General Ecommerce
Website: https://etaileast.wbresearch.com

Another addition of the eTail Conferences in which are focused on the biggest challenges and opportunities within the ecommerce industry. On the website, they claim to provide an agenda full of “actionable tactics to grow your business, no fluff”. The 2019 conference featured experts from Tapestry, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Birchbox. Click here to view a full list of 2020 speakers.  

29) Digital Transformation Connect (Aug 31-Sept 2, 2020) | San Diego, CA

Niche: Senior Level B2B Execs in Manufacturing and Distribution
Website: https://b2bconnect.wbresearch.com

This invite-only event is tailored for Senior level B2B executives within the manufacturing and distribution industries. The perfect place to connect with like-minded peers in the industry, to benchmark, network and share digital transformation strategies.

Although you likely won’t have time to attend every conference, this list of the best ecommerce conferences throughout the US in 2019-2020 will help you choose the right ones for you. The ecommerce industry is booming and there is a great deal of opportunity for those that keep learning.

These Top 28 Ecommerce Conferences will give you all industry insights, access emerging technology and enjoy networking opportunities.

If you’d like to know about the best ecommerce software on the market today, check out the Top 15 Ecommerce Platforms for 2019-2020. If you are looking for other great conferences to attend, check our Top 17 Digital Marketing Conferences for 2019-2020.

(Have another ecommerce conference you think should be on our list? Reach out to us today to let us know.)

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