Must-Attend Ecommerce Conferences in 2021


conferences have always been the best places for industry practitioners to grow both their professional network and their knowledge. This is true whether you’re new to the industry or an old hand; whether you’re a retailer or a vendor. When: August 24-26, 2021

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Where: Stockholm, Sweden
The National Retail Foundation is the world’s largest retail trade association, and their annual conference, dubbed “Retail’s Big Show,” is the must-attend destination for many in the commerce industry–online or offline. In 2021, in light of the coronavirus outbreak, the NRF will be holding two industry conferences.
Featuring speakers from: Indochino, HelloFresh, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware When: On-Demand (available now) Remember, this isn’t the complete list of all 2021 ecommerce conferences–just the ones that stand out the most. We’ll be sure to modify this list with important new conferences as they pop up or as agendas change.  This can actually be an advantage because you no longer have to splurge on travel expenses nor waste time in transit. You can attend conference sessions from the comfort of your own office, whether they’re in Boston or Berlin.
Grow NY advertises itself as one of the fastest-growing retailer conferences in North America, with more than 800 leading D2C and online brands in attendance at every show. The focus is on founders, growth experts, and marketers who want to innovate and drive change. Grow NY combines talks and interactive group labs to help steer discussions and introduce new ideas to attendees. 
The first conference, dubbed “NRF 2021 Chapter 1,” will take place in January and will be entirely virtual. Breakout sessions will be held online over multiple days, with opportunities for virtual networking.  Where: Chapter 1: Virtual / Chapter 2: New York City

Where: Monaco / Online Featuring speakers from: TBD  
When: February 2-3, 2021  
When: March 21-24, 2021
eTail is one of the largest ecommerce events in Canada. Many of Canada’s top retailers and service vendors can be found in attendance, and many attendees forge strong partnerships at this 3-day retreat. eTail features over 30 hours of discussion groups, roundtables, and workshops to help attendees get practical advice from speakers and peers, as well as unstructured networking activities to help you find that perfect business connection. 
Here are some of the best ecommerce conferences 2021 has to offer: And while live conferences have temporarily paused due to the pandemic, you still have many virtual conferences to choose from.
When: March 9-11, 2021
Shoptalk is a popular annual retail conference that easily pulls in over 8,000 participants a year. It’s a platform for all retail-related businesses to gather, network, and collaborate: from large retailers and branded manufacturers to startups and investors. While Shoptalk’s 2020 show has been moved online due to COVID-19, plans are in place to hold 2021’s event in-person. Shoptalk 2021 is slated to have an all-women speaker lineup, which will be announced later this year.  Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Where: London, England / Online
Where: Toronto, Canada
Where: Toronto, Canada
Featuring speakers from: BigCommerce, MediPharm Labs, intelliRANK, RPGECOM
Featuring speakers from: Chapter 1: Verizon, Allbirds, Vogue Business, Alibaba / Chapter 2: Spotify, Gap/Old Navy, Klarna, IBM
Where: Online
Featuring speakers from: TD Bank, SodaStream Canada, Walgreens, Ecommerce Foundation
Where: Toronto, Canada
Where: Knockdown Center, Queens, New York
When: March 2-5, 2021

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