2016 was a huge year for eCommerce merchants, and forecasts indicate that 2017 won’t be slowing down. With global retail online sales set to reach a whopping $2.3 trillion, the eCommerce community – from online sellers, through to shopping platforms, payment processors, and fraud prevention solution providers – will need to collaborate more than ever to be on top of their game.
Industry events provide an opportunity to connect with peers, learn about changing trends, and stay informed of the latest best practice, and cutting edge technologies. We’ve put together a list of the best eCommerce conferences for industry and fraud professionals to attend this year.
PAYMENTS & FRAUD EVENTS
MRC Vegas, 13-16 March, Las Vegas, Nevada
Over 1,500 attendees from more than 30 countries are expected at the Merchant Risk Council’s annual conference for eCommerce fraud and payment professionals.
Innovation Project, 15-17 March, Cambridge, Massachusetts
This high-powered confab provides an opportunity for payment, eCommerce, and retail innovators from around the world to discuss the impact of technology on the industry, and to share insights on the future of eCommerce.
MRC Europe, 24-26 April, London, United Kingdom
With over 500 leading experts in attendance, this is a must eCommerce event for CNP fraud, risk, and payment professionals.
CNP Expo, 22-25 May, Orlando, Florida
Focused on security, fraud, and payments, the CNP Expo features interactive panel sessions with industry experts, and offers a great chance to network with various eCommerce players.
MRC European Platinum Meeting, 27-29 September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This more intimate gathering provides an opportunity for fraud, payment and risk professionals to attend educational sessions and connect through panel discussions & networking events.
MRC US Platinum Meeting, 16-18 October, San Diego, California
With informative sessions led by CNP fraud industry experts, this merchant-focused event lets attendees learn, share, and connect with like-minded eCommerce payment and risk professionals.
Money 20/20 Vegas, 22-25 October, Las Vegas, Nevada
This mega conference brings together over 11,000 attendees from 85 counties to focus on payments and financial services innovations at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data, and technology.
COMPREHENSIVE ECOMMERCE EVENTS
NRF Retail BIG Show, 15-17 January, New York
With 33,000 attendees and over 300 speakers, the NRF Retail Big Show is not only an impressive networking opportunity, but also provides retailers the opportunity to learn about the latest technological innovations.
National Merchant Day, 16 February, New York
Bringing together merchants, solution providers, and consumers, National Merchant Day is all about showcasing and discussing the latest in payments innovation and technology that are transforming the shopping experience.
eCommerce Africa Confex, 22-23 February, Capetown, South Africa
Africa’s largest eCommerce & Fintech event offers sessions on growth opportunities in Africa, omni-channel retail, the challenges of cross-border expansion, and how to drive logistics.
Shoptalk, 19-22 March, Las Vegas, Nevada
Over 5,000 attendees and 250 speakers will attend this blockbuster event, which brings together senior executives, retailers startups, tech companies, and investors. Shoptalk is an opportunity to discover the latest trends, business models, and technologies in eCommerce.
eCommerce Innovation Summit , 17-18 May, San Francisco, California
Attended by senior eCommerce executives and brands, this summit covers omni-channel retail, digital engagement, user interface design optimization, and location-based technology.
STORE 2017, 30-31, May, Toronto, Canada
Attracting over 2,000 leaders from the retail, supplier, and consumer products community, this conference touches on digital innovation and omni-channel retail, marketing strategies, and how to elevate the customer experience.
Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), 6-9 June, Chicago, Illinois
The IRCE’s agenda is set by the editorial staff at Internet Retailer magazine. With over 200 speakers and 600 vendors, the event will focus on new trends in online retail, including technology, marketing, and eCommerce platforms.
Retail Global, 12-14 September, Las Vegas, Nevada
Industry experts, solution providers, and hundreds of merchants from around the world share ideas and network at this event. Geared towards international commerce, the conference is a must for eCommerce merchants with global reach.
eCommerce Paris, 19-21 September, Paris, France
Promoted as a hybrid exhibition-conference, this is one of the largest eCommerce events in Europe. Themes include cross-channel technologies, customer experience, digital marketing, and logistics.
PLATFORM FOCUSED EVENTS
Magento Imagine, 3-5 April, Las Vegas, Nevada
Billed as the premier Magento commerce conference, more than 2,500 experts from over 45 countries are expected to converge to discuss eCommerce technologies, marketing, and strategy.
Unite: Shopify Partner & Developer Conference, 20-21 April, San Francisco, California
An opportunity to gain an inside look into Shopify’s platform, this conference appeals to web designers, marketing, business, and sales professionals who want to learn about designing, building, and promoting the eCommerce experience.
US Salesforce Xchange, 16-19 May, Las Vegas, Nevada
Primarily aimed at businesses using the Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform (formerly Demandware), this event features presentations, roundtables, and other information sessions for relevant merchants.
EU Salesforce Xchange, 12-14 June, Copenhagen, Denmark
This event features presentations, roundtables, and other information sessions for Europe-based retailers using the Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform (formerly Demandware).
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC ECOMMERCE EVENTS
Intix, 24-26 January, New Orleans, Louisiana
A major event for online ticketing professionals, Intix brings together businesses involved in various ticketing sectors (including sports, the arts, festivals, and ticket distribution) to address trends, innovations, and industry challenges.
Luxury Interactive, 16-18 October, New York
Luxury fashion eCommerce retailers attend this conference to discuss a range of strategies for online marketing, digital engagement, and customer acquisition, amongst others.
Phocuswright, 6-9 November, Hollywood, Florida
Attended by over 1,700 travel industry leaders, this conference showcases the next wave of innovation in travel. It will offer an in-depth look at marketing strategies in travel, and will cover best practices for eliminating friction from mobile travel bookings.
We’ll be updating this list continuously, so if you would like to recommend eCommerce events that haven’t been included, let us know.
If you’re interested to meet with Riskified at an event this year, please reach out.