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6 Global Digital Retail, E-Commerce Conferences Not To Be Missed in 2021 Gathering the brightest minds across Retail and Ecommerce, these virtual/Hybrid forums are a go-to for digital and digitally transforming Brands

By Shivang Saxena

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Learning from our own experience is the risk that we generally take. But learning from someone else's experience is what we search for, most of the time. As it is said that Rome was not built in a day, a successful retail or e-commerce brand is not built in just a single try, but it takes toil and a lot of unsuccessful attempts. And there are people who have made the answers and can guide others. But, how to meet and listen to them?

This is where these conferences will come in handy, where one can get to know the Retail and Digital leaders first hand, know what they are striving for to be at their potential best, know about risks taken by them, their plans, what they forecast about consumer and his behavior. In short, know stories of what business strategies are working best for digital retail and eCommerce and the brands leading the pack and could therefore also be an inspiration for yours.

Reasons to attend retail/e-commerce conferences

Hyper-focused speeches: Yes, you read that right. At conferences, you will be encountering the world's best leaders and you will get an opportunity to know them personally and what they have had to do to be here at a position where they are.

The platform for building connections: Retail and e-commerce conferences not only let you meet with the leaders but also provide you a platform to introduce your product and ideas to the people over there and helps you to connect with potential future clients. Well, from these face-to-face interactions, you will get to learn a thing or two from the fellow attendees.

Update yourself: It is important to keep track of the latest technology updates or evaluate how to re-organize your technology capabilities in order to meet the ever-changing demands of online consumers.

Outsourcing opportunities: The conference could be an excellent platform to identify resources that could be needed by your company for building your digital capabilities - whether it is people, hardware, software, the event would bring forward interesting partnership opportunities

Ensuring growth: These conferences offer the much-needed fuel for building startups as well as for established companies. It ensures growth by getting connected with the latest technology.

Here's a list of the best upcoming retail eCommerce conferences that you must attend to take your business or startup to its pinnacle. These conferences are scheduled for the upcoming months.

Adobe Summit

Scheduled on: 13-15 April 2021


Official site: https://summit.adobe.com/na/

This summit focuses mainly on providing practices and strategies which immensely boost appreciative reviews from customers. When you join this summit, you will join a world where many business leaders and experts will lead discussions related to marketing automation, advertising, and e-commerce. This summit will also give an insight into what to expect in 2021 and beyond.

IReC 2021

Scheduled on: 19-20 May 2021

Venue: Hotel Sheraton Grand, Bengaluru,India

Official site: https://www.irec.asia/

IReC 2021 is India's largest Digital commerce show which will feature 100-plus speakers and 500 plus audiences from Brands across retail, e-commerce, and Direct to Consumer. The Forum will debate on New Commerce that will emerge from digitization and is about digital-first brands and also the digital transformation of physical brands and new brands coming into existence. With Four signature summits -Leadership Summit, Omnichannel Summit, Digital Commerce Summit, and Ecommerce University for Beginners - this is a must-attend forum for everyone to maximize their business through the right digital strategy. IReC 2021 will also hold IReC Awards, recognizing established as well as new brands which are changing the game. You can book your tickets now and be part of this Mega digital commerce forum in India

Dublin Tech Summit

Scheduled on: 21-22 April, 2021

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Official site: https://dublintechsummit.tech/home/

This two-day event brings to founders an excellent opportunity to promote their startups. It also introduces the latest technological advancements which can provide various shots to accelerate the growth of the startup. In this Summit, a diverse list of influential speakers shares their ideas and experience which is a must for any young entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship and Business Management 2021

Scheduled on: 26-27 October, 2021

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Official site: https://www.meetingsint.com/conferences/entrepreneur

This meeting enlightens the young minds with new tricks and tactics which helps them increase global networking which leads to giving them a global platform. It provides you with an opportunity to learn in a new space. And the end of the workshop, you will be given a certificate showing your participation.

EU | Sillicon Valley 5-Days Entrepreneurship Training

Scheduled on: 20-24 April, 2021

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

Official site: https://expert.innmind.com/bootcamp

This 5-day event helps founders to get access to Silicon Valley resources as well as gives access to international capital, knowledge base and strategic partners. The training consists of interactive workshops with the leaders of leading companies along with demo days with 70-plus VCs and CVCs.


Scheduled on: 1-2 June, 2021

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Official site: https://arctic15.com/

This two-day event is a meet which brings an international crowd of startup founders and executives all under one roof. This is a great event that helps in establishing new connections and which can help promote your business. This also gives you an international platform to showcase your new products and services.

Shivang Saxena

Freelance writer

Shivang Saxena is a New Delhi-based writer-entrepreneur. Reading, writing & entrepreneur-ing always. He's the founder of The Words Vibe. A platform for newbie writers to hone their skills. He's also working with his first book called, "Too Many Thoughts, Too Many People" which is due to get published by end of 2021. 

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