Ecommerce conferences, just like the eCommerce business-scape, have evolved considerably. On the heels of the global ascent of online shopping, new types of hybrid events are appearing: from traditional trade shows to more business-to-business meeting formats, and most of all – retail events that reflect the symbiotic relationship between eCommerce and brick-and-mortar.
For a retailer, or anyone involved in eCommerce, participating in these events is elementary. Whether it is to build a good business network, increase visibility and see what key players are up to. In a fast-evolving digital environment, attending leading events is the best way to anticipate developments and trends: omnichannel strategies, data science, artificial intelligence, new technology, payment systems, and much more.
For 2019, we’ve composed this list of the best conferences for online merchants and industry professionals to attend this year.
Fintech, Fraud and Payments Events
Paris FinTech Forum | January 29-30 | Paris, France
One of the most exclusive fintech events in Europe, the Paris FinTech Forum brings together all relevant actors to address key issues within the financial services industry.
2600+ attendees | 60+ countries | 120 exhibitors | 220+ speakers
Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) | February 19-21 | Berlin, Germany
Focusing on payments, cards, alternative merchant payments and technology, the MPE event connects all parts of the ecosystem, from both the supply and demand sides.
1000+ attendees | 45+ countries | 70+ exhibitors | 135+ speakers
Money 20/20 Asia | March 19-21 | Singapore
This Asia Pacific event is a marketplace for ideas on the future of payments and financial services. It addresses fintech’s growing disruptive effect.
3500+ attendees | 70+ countries | 300+ speakers
TRANSACT | April 30-May 2 | Las Vegas, US
This event is the ideal environment where financial institutions, payment providers, and technology innovators create the relationships that will shape the industry.
4000+ attendees | 25+ countries | 200+ exhibitors
MRC European Spring Conference | May 13-15 | London, UK
With this European event, the Merchant Risk Council provides a unique platform for fraud and payments professionals to learn, network and solve challenges.
600+ attendees | 45+ exhibitors | 70+ speakers
CNP Expo | May 21-24 | San Francisco, US
A leading event for card not present professionals, CNP Expo provides unique insights, knowledge, and helps fosters connections with other professionals.
70+ exhibitors | 50+ hours of educational sessions
Money20/20 Europe | June 3-5 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
At the European version of Money20/20, expect to meet all relevant players from across payments, fintech and financial services, from the institutional to the most innovative.
6000+ attendees | 2000+ companies | 82 countries | 1300+ decision-makers
Future of Fintech | June 12-13 | New York, US
At the Future of Fintech event, meet the world’s largest financial institutions, the most groundbreaking startups, and get the latest on financial services.
1000+ attendees | 31 countries | 33 speakers
The Merchant Advisory Group Annual Conference | September 17-19 | Scottsdale, US
The MAG Annual Conference attracts professionals and key stakeholders in the payment ecosystem, to discuss the most pressing issues. It offers educational sessions around innovation and advocacy.
FinTech Connect | December 3-4 | London, UK
Expect to get connected at the UK’s biggest fintech event: a large-scale expo, 6 strategic conferences, numerous keynote presentations, and interactive workshops.
5000+ attendees | 175+ exhibitors | 250+ speakers
Comprehensive eCommerce Events
NRF Retail BIG Show | January 13-15 | New York, US
At the world’s largest retail conference and expo, share ideas, forge relationships, and learn from the biggest players who are shaping the retail industry.
37000 attendees | 99 countries | 700+ exhibitors | 16000 retailers
Mobile Innovation Summit | February 27-28 | New York, US
Focusing on the developing landscape of mobile technology, this event aims at assessing new key strategies for online merchants to undergo a mobile-first digital transformation.
70+ attendees | 65+ companies | 39 presentations | 75+ speakers
Shoptalk | March 3-6 | Las Vegas, US
A leading event for retailers and eCommerce, Shoptalk brings together all the major players of the industry to address new technologies and trending business models.
8000+ attendees | 500+ exhibitors | 3000+ retailers | 200+ speakers
MRC Vegas | March 18-21 | Las Vegas, US
Addressing the challenges, best practices, strategies and growth opportunities of eCommerce, MRC Vegas will refresh your knowledge and help you rethink your goals.
1600+ attendees | 30 countries | 60 sessions
eCommerce Africa Confex | March 19-20 | Cape Town, South Africa
With its interactive expo floor, Africa’s largest eCommerce event attracts all the top decision-makers in the industry and offers great network opportunities.
1500+ attendees | 42+ exhibitors | 45+ speakers
eCommerce Innovation Summit | March 20-21 | San Francisco, US
Looking to optimize your strategy? The eCommerce Innovation Summit addresses SEO, payments, branding, data science, content marketing, AI, and much more.
100+ decision-makers | 28+ speakers
Retail Week Live | March 27-28 | London, UK
Retail Week Live celebrates the evolution of eCommerce and addresses the best strategies that enable retailers to thrive in a fast-changing industry.
1500+ attendees | 300 companies | 200+ speakers | 20+ startups
Magento Imagine 2019 | May 13-15 | Las Vegas, US
Attended by the most creative industry leaders, merchants, retailers, agencies and developers, Magento Imagine promotes growth and innovation for eCommerce.
3000+ attendees | 60+ countries | 100+ sessions | 150+ speakers
Store 2019 | May 29-30 | Toronto, Canada
As Canada’s largest retail event, Store attracts the biggest names in the retail industry and offers amazing network opportunities.
2000+ attendees | 50+ exhibitors | 85+ speakers
IRCE | June 25-28 | Chicago, US
This unique conference is an opportunity to learn about the topic that matters to you the most. IRCE offers curated content, expert speakers and in-depth workshops.
50+ exhibitors | 130 sessions | 85+ speakers | 600+ vendors
eTail | August 19-22 | Boston, US
This event brings together the whole retail community: meet, collaborate, learn about what is disrupting the industry today and what will change tomorrow.
3000+ attendees | 800+ retailers | 100+ speakers
Paris Retail Week | September 24-26 | Paris, France
Open to all retail and eCommerce professionals, this mega event represents the entire offer of online and offline retail, and highlights its unfailing sense of adaptation.
25000+ attendees | 800+ exhibitors | 436 speakers | 200 workshops
Retail Global | October | Las Vegas, US
Offering workshops, keynote presentations, panels, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for retailers to connect with hundreds of online merchants.
50 speakers | 35 exhibitors
Industry Specific Events
Intix | January 29-31 | Grapevine, US
Intix is an annual conference for professionals involved in the ticketing industry, that are seeking to gain knowledge or are interested in making connections.
86 exhibitors | 26 partners
ITB Berlin | March 6-10 | Berlin, Germany
A focal point for the global tourism industry, ITB Berlin is the biggest travel trade show of its kind. Expect to get the latest on trends and innovation at this leading business event.
28000+ attendees | 5 continents | 200 events | 400 speakers
Ticketing Business Forum | April 9-10 | Manchester, UK
Addressing the specific needs of key executives engaged in the development of ticketing solutions, the Forum is a great opportunity to learn and create relationships.
42 countries | 550+ companies | 20+ speakers
Phocuswright Europe | May 15-16 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Compelling content, and top-tier attendees from the travel industry: Phocuswright Europe is where ideas are born, partners are found, strategies are honed and deals are done.
280+ companies | 40+ speakers
Luxury Interactive | October 14-15 | New York, US
This prestigious event offers curated content for digital luxury senior-level executives. A platform for attendees to meet, connect, share initiatives, and real-life stories.
200+ companies | 50+ speakers