The best e-commerce conferences to attend in 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to in-person conferences of all kinds in early 2020.

Three years later, the virus is still with us, but thanks to vaccines, masks, and COVID-19 treatments, in-person events are a thing again. That includes e-commerce conferences.

All conferences are fully in-person now with limited virtual options. After all, it’s a lot of work to put on a virtual conference and an in-person one.

So pack your mask just in case and get ready to enjoy some real-life learning and networking.

Here’s our guide to the best e-commerce conferences to attend in 2023.

How to choose which conferences to attend

Before you sign up for any of the events below, take a moment to analyze what you want out of the e-commerce conference.

Is it the opportunity to network with other sellers, or the ability to glean concrete tips from experts? Maybe a little bit of both?

Check the agenda to see how much time is devoted to informal gatherings, workshops, and keynotes.

Think of topics you’re interested in learning or skills you want to develop. Maybe you have specific questions to be answered such as whether e-commerce is worth it.

Location is another factor to consider. How far are you willing to travel? Do you prefer a virtual conference over an in-person one?

Many of the conferences below take place in cities that offer plenty of sightseeing, so keep that in mind, too, if you’re interested in mixing business with play.

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A note on duplicate conferences

Some of the biggest e-commerce conferences hold several satellite events under the same name.

Savant is one of them. Savant’s e-commerce events each have a unique focus and are held in major European cities during different times of the year.

From Savant: “Our annual events have established themselves as the leading hubs to meet senior digital executives and thought leaders in Europe and internationally.

Held at unusual and inspiring venues in Europe’s primary hubs, Savant Events facilitates strategic high-level gatherings for senior executives from the world’s most innovative and influential companies, to discuss the key issues facing today’s professionals.”

Conference attendees in a European city.
If you’re interested in foreign travel, Savant and White Label World Expo offer enticing conference options.

White Label World Expo is another convention held in multiple locations across different dates. This online and retail sourcing show focuses on helping you:

  • Learn how to sell online
  • Source new products
  • Master being an online entrepreneur
  • Boost your product line into an industry-leading brand

White Label World Expo is holding four separate, in-person events in 2023.

You’ll find all of these events and more listed chronologically below.

2023 conferences

CampEcom

When: January 8-10, 2023

Where: Seaworld in Orlando, Florida

In their words: “The First-Ever CampEcom: The most important thing to us, is that every single attendee, whether an 8-figure executive, 6-figure solopreneur, or specialist working at a large company, leaves CampEcom with specific and measurable ways to make immediate impacts in their business.”

Why you should attend: This new and innovative e-commerce conference promises to help Amazon sellers take their business to the next level. Founded by eight-figure Amazon entrepreneurs Brandon and Jennifer Young, CampEcom focuses on peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Choose from two information-packed programs:

  1. 8 Figure Interactive Workshops: Identify value levers, set measurable goals for the next four quarters, learn how to scale your organization, and write job descriptions that’ll attract A players.
  2. Amazon Specialist Interactive Workshops: Learn how to source the best products, design product images that convert, explore ways to win product differentiation, and dive into case studies from those who’ve gone before you.

You’ll receive so much actionable knowledge here that you’ll want to go home and get straight to work after the two-day e-commerce conference.

See the full agenda here.

Ticket info: Price varies depending on which package you choose.

NRF 2022 Retail’s Big Show

When: January 14-17, 2023

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City

New York City skyline.
The Big Apple is a fitting location for the National Retail Federation’s Big Show.

In their words: “No matter what the world has thrown at us, NRF has been there to unite, guide and provide breakthrough insights to anyone and everyone in the industry. As the leading voice for retail, we’re the only organization able to bring our whole community together.”

Why you should attend: Established in 1911, National Retail Federation’s Big Show is the largest and one of the oldest retail conferences and expos in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with experts from some of the most successful brands in the world.

Also, the one and only Simone Biles, the record-breaking Olympic gymnast, is one of the keynote speakers this year! That’s reason enough for us.

Other speakers for 2023 include Marvin Ellison, chairman and CEO of Lowe’s; Kal Penn, actor, writer, and producer; and Winnie Burke, head of fashion and beauty partnerships at Roblox.

Ticket info: Explore your registration options here.

Savant Supply Chain Congress 2023

When: January 24-25, 2023

Where: Amsterdam

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Ponder what you’ve learned while biking along one of Amsterdam’s canals at dusk.

In their words: “An energizing and high-level event like no other in the supply chain space.”

Why you should attend: Senior supply chain professionals from more than 80 leading retailers, brands, and manufacturers will attend for 13+ hours of packed content and 7 hours of facilitated networking opportunities. The focus is on creating a customer-centric supply chain, reducing supply chain waste, and leveraging AI’s role in supply chain.

Confirmed speakers include Volker Schmitz, global head of supply chain for HP; Renato Zavattaro, procurement lead at Nestlé; and Selin Elmas, head of supply chain in Europe for Levi Strauss.

Request the agenda for more information.

Ticket info: See here for non-retailers and here for retailers.

Savant eCommerce London

When: February 21-22, 2023

Where: London

In their words:Savant eCommerce London is your best way to stay up to speed with the industry’s latest trends and innovations, and uncover ways to capture shoppers’ hearts, minds, and wallets. At the event, you’ll be mingling with 130+ eComm, CX, Digital Marketing, Loyalty and CRM leads from the UK’s top brands and retailers.”

Why you should attend: Learn how to navigate the changing e-commerce landscape at Savant eCommerce London, where you’ll dig into topics including:

  • Pricing and affordability strategies
  • Delivering personalized experiences to customers
  • Expanding into untapped overseas markets
  • Exploring new payment methods
  • Enhancing mobile CX
  • Improving market share by making your brand sustainable
  • Using social media to forge customer relationships

Confirmed speakers include Claire Hannah, chief customer and digital commerce officer at Unilever; Bukky Bada, global IT e-commerce business partner at Campari Group; and Mei Chen, director of globalization at Alibaba.

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Ticket info: See here for non-retailers and here for retailers.

eTail eCommerce and Omnichannel Retail Conference

When: February 27-March 2, 2023

Where: Palm Springs, California

In their words:eTail is a four-day retreat designed to help you increase the profits from your business. You get action-packed stories, disruptive strategies, strategic conversations, and connections with top minds at America’s most successful retailers. No commercials. No egos. We cut out the fluff to give you hundreds of strategic takeaways.”

Why you should attend: It’s been an exhausting couple of years, and eTail’s conference-come-retreat is an excellent way to unwind in a beautiful location while connecting with peers in the e-commerce and retail world. This year’s conference in Palm Springs will focus on growing your profits in the post-pandemic era.

Experts from top companies — think Kohl’s, Patagonia, and Walmart — will give keynotes and host workshops dedicated to understanding and retaining customers.

During breaks from the eTail conference, you’ll get to chat with the resident flamingos, enjoy a round of golf, or dine at one of the resort’s six restaurants.

See the full agenda here.

Ticket info: Price varies depending on whether you’re a brand/retailer or a vendor/consultant. See prices here.

White Label World Expo London

When: February 28-March 1, 2023

Where: London

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Don’t forget to sit for at least one famous afternoon tea while in London.

In their words:The White Label World Expo is setting itself as the forefront of educating and showcasing organizations and businesses at the heart of e-commerce, retail, and environmentally sustainable innovations to take entrepreneurship to the next level.”

Why you should attend: This is your chance to learn industry insights from key leaders such as Erika Poletti, solution engineer at Shopify; Meistertzheim Anne-Leila, co-founder of [email protected]; and Harmony Murphy, head of retail MMS UKI at Google.

In addition to keynotes, panels, and workshops led by dozens of industry leaders, you’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for masterclasses that help sellers and companies reduce costs, increase revenues, and keep customers happy.

Ticket info: More information here.

Shoptalk

When: March 26-29, 2023

Where: Las Vegas

In their words:Shoptalk delivers: The best speaker lineup and agenda that leads the industry narrative with unprecedented insights… The best experience and venue, with activities, entertainment, and programs — from our thrilling Industry Night to our world-famous Hosted Program and Tabletalks — that ensure connections are forged and memories are made…The best value for money, with measurable ROI through facilitated meetings as well as free tickets and millions of dollars in travel expenses reimbursed each year to retailers and brands.”

Why you should attend: Organizers call Shoptalk 2023 the world’s largest retail conference. Here are some of the conference tracks on this year’s agenda:

  • Meeting heightened consumer expectations
  • The new retail organization
  • Thriving in a challenging economy
  • Boosting operational efficiencies
  • Retail innovation from around the world

Ticket info: See the agenda and register for tickets.

eTourism Summit

When: April 11-13, 2023

Where: In-person in Las Vegas, with a virtual option

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Learn all day and party — err, sleep — all night at this Las Vegas conference.

In their words:eTourism Summit connects destination marketing pros to the vendors and agencies that support their work by exchanging new ideas in an intimate setting that fosters fantastic networking…In 2023, we’ll continue building the community that is the eTourism Summit. As always, our focus of eTourism Summit is ‘See Tomorrow’ — and (although we try to avoid clichés) there’s never been a more important time to put our heads together and reimagine the future of tourism.”

Why you should attend: In these strange post-pandemic times, many people are hungry for travel but cautious about the economy. At the eTourism Summit, companies will learn how to keep thriving with courses, breakouts, and keynotes like these:

  • TikTok Masterclass
  • Google Analytics 4 Masterclass
  • Are Machine Learning, Virtual Reality and Web 3.0/Metaverse Right for My Destination?
  • Small Team + Small Budget = Big DMO Energy
  • Bright, Shiny New Objects + Products

Last year, attendees heard from speakers like Robyn Augustine, East Coast media sales manager at Priceline.com; Bob Allen, chief storytelling officer at IDEAS; and Ariel Azoff, executive director of brand partnerships at Atlas Obscura.

Take a look at the full agenda here.

Ticket info: See all the registration options here.

Savant eCommerce Berlin 2022

When: April 26-27, 2023

Where: Berlin, Germany

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Attend Savant eCommerce Berlin and sample some of the world’s best beer, all in the same trip.

In their words: “Savant eCommerce Berlin is your best way to stay up to speed with the industry’s latest trends, digital innovations and uncover actionable solutions for your customer-focused and growth strategies. At the premium event, you’ll meet with 180+ eComm, CX, Digital Marketing, Content and Media Retail, Loyalty, Data leads from the DACH’s admired brands and retailers.”

Why you should attend: Learn how to up your e-commerce game at Savant eCommerce Berlin, where you’ll learn about:

  • Growth strategies for your business
  • Content and online engagement strategies
  • Evaluating what is needed to improve the returns experience
  • The demand side of the marketplaces, benefits, and challenges
  • Leveraging AI to scale your business

Confirmed speakers include Omer Waysman, global digital and consumer engagement at Michelin; Loon Lee Spielmann, commercial policy director of partners and e-commerce at Philips; and Melissa Weston, head of marketing in central Europe for Ticketmaster.

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Ticket info: Explore your booking options here.

Savant eCommerce Stockholm 2021

When: May 3-4, 2023

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Check back for more information.

White Label World Expo Las Vegas

When: May 3-4, 2023

Where: Las Vegas

In their words: “Packed with event features to grow your business potential, the White Label World Expo Las Vegas will set its agenda to cover nearly all of the retail, e-commerce, and selling/supplying industries. Multiple summits, specialized co-located events, and networking and investment opportunities are abundant when attending the White Label World Expo.”

Why you should attend: Learn industry insights from key players like Aditya Agashe, product manager at Microsoft; Derric Haynie, CEO and co-founder of EcommerceTech; and Gina Ban, VP of merchandising and operations at StackCommerce. Keynotes include:

  • Limitless Possibilities while Embracing Change
  • How to Create your Skincare with Private Label
  • Building Creative Solutions in a Privacy-First Era

You can also sign up for masterclasses led by Flippa and WhyteSpyder — and make sure you check out the Amazon Pro Seller Summit, too.

Ticket info: More information here.

Savant eCommerce Amsterdam

When: May 23-24, 2023

Where: Amsterdam

Check back for more information.

Savant eCommerce Toronto

When: June 13-14, 2023

Where: Toronto

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Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

When: June 13-15, 2023

Where: Chicago

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The Windy City is the site for the three-day retailX conference.

In their words:The Retail Innovation Conference & Expo is the overall home for the event, but our content sessions and panels are organized into three micro-conferences that are thoughtfully designed based on the unique needs of different job roles and teams.”

Why you should attend: Formerly known as retailX, the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo now comprises three mini-conferences: IRCE, design:retail Conference & Expo, and Retail Innovation Summit.

These conferences will provide insights into:

  • Solving the new customer acquisition equation
  • New tech and trends shaping culture imperatives
  • The hot social communities to join (and why)
  • Embedding sustainability into your omnichannel roadmap
  • Marrying store experience to digital identity
  • Evoking the senses to drive immersion

Previous guests have included Alicia Waters, CFO of Crate & Barrel; Giovanni Zaccariello, SVP of Global Visual Experience at Coach; Ekta Chopra, CDO of E. L. F. Beauty; and John Sheldon, CMO of SmileDirectClub, among many others.

See the full agenda here.

Ticket info: See this page to register as an attendee or an exhibitor.

CommerceNext

When: June 20-21, 2023

Where: New York City

In their words:CommerceNext is a community, event series, and conference for marketers at retail and direct-to-consumer brands…As always, our community of trailblazers and change-makers focus on the future of digital commerce and share the latest strategies for e-commerce growth. At the 2023 e-commerce conference you can expect 120+ industry-leading speakers, 1600+ scaled retailers and innovative tech companies, 50+ sessions with actionable insights, and more!”

Why you should attend:

Keep your finger on the pulse of economic changes and the continuing evolution of commerce at CommerceNext. As with many of 2023’s e-commerce conferences, CommerceNext will focus on how to stay relevant in the post-pandemic landscape.

Among the topics on the agenda:

  • Navigating macroeconomic challenges facing retail
  • Scaling marketing creative for customer acquisition
  • Shifting marketing media mix in lieu of privacy changes
  • Social commerce best practices
  • End-to-end customer experience

Past speakers have included leaders from Old Navy, American Eagle, Patagonia, Neiman Marcus, Walmart, and Vera Bradley.

Ticket info: Ticket prices differ based on whether you’re a retailer, general attendee, investor, or member of the media. Explore your ticket options here.

White Label World Expo New York

When: August 29-30, 2023

Where: New York City

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It’ll be a busy summer for conference attendees in New York City.

In their words: “The White Label World Expo New York will set its agenda to cover nearly all of the retail, e-commerce, and selling/supplying industries. Multiple summits, specialized co-located events, and networking and investment opportunities are abundant when attending the White Label World Expo.”

Why you should attend: Learn industry insights from key players, including Kenisha Dennis, social and influencer marketing lead at Meta; Kiera Carter, editorial director of Wix’s blog network; and Rafay Basheer, CRM analytics manager at Walgreens.

Keynote topics include: 

  • The Future of Gender Phluid Fashion
  • Expert Tips to Scale and Sell an Amazon Health & Personal Care Brand
  • The Power of Brand Storytelling and Influencer Marketing

You can also sign up for masterclasses from Heyday by Hootsuite and Harmon Brothers to dig even deeper.

Ticket info: More information here.

Savant eCommerce Copenhagen

When: September 5-6, 2023

Where: Copenhagen

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Savant eCommerce Munich

When: October 10-11, 2023

Where: Munich

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White Label World Expo Frankfurt

When: October 13-14, 2021

Where: Frankfurt, Germany

In their words: “At the White Label World Expo Frankfurt, “the industry’s most influential figures are stepping up to deliver keynote sessions, covering everything from the trends driving the industry, to building your brand online! Listen in as top tips and tricks are revealed, providing you with a wealth of new knowledge to feed into your business.”

Why you should attend: Learn key insights from industry leaders, including Patrick Osborne, manager of customer and marketing analytics at QVC International; Hans Neubert, digital brands manager at L’Oreal; and Maria von Scheel-Plessen, director EMEA at Gucci.

You’ll get to sit in on these keynotes: 

  • How Better Customer Knowledge Helps a Legacy Business Pivot to Online
  • From View to Sale: The Power of Content & Social Commerce
  • What Do Buyers Look for When Buying an E-commerce Business?

If you want to learn more about Amazon FBA selling or need help with your current FBA business, you’ll also get the chance to speak one-on-one with ama-X.

Ticket info: More information here.

Savant eCommerce Barcelona

When: November 7-8, 2023

Where: Barcelona

Check back for more information.

CommerceNext 2022

When: June 21-22, 2022

Where: New York City

Speakers at the CommerceNext conference for e-commerce sellers.

In their words: “CommerceNext is a community, event series, and conference for marketers at retail and direct-to-consumer brands. We harness the collective wisdom of our community to help marketers grow their businesses and advance their careers.”

Why you should attend: The retail landscape has changed and continues to change in dramatic ways. CommerceNext is where you’ll learn about the impact of those shifts across the industry, and in various product categories, as they apply to both traditional retail and DTC brands.

Speakers will include Jamie Gersch, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Old Navy; Charlie Cole, CEO of FTD; and Ekta Chopra, chief digital officer at E.L.F. Beauty.

Sucharita Kodali, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, will deliver the opening keynote about the biggest trends transforming the retail industry.

Ticket info: Register here for tickets.

Final details before you attend

Once you’ve picked the best e-commerce conference (or three) to attend, it’s time to prepare for your trip. Study the agenda and highlight the events you want to attend.

Bring a bag with your laptop and phone, along with all the charging supplies you’ll need for jam-packed days of networking and learning.

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You may want to pack a shirt like this one — it’ll help get conversations started!

Order fresh business cards and get ready to receive more than a few in return. You’ll be meeting new people right and left, and you’ll want to be able to follow up with them after the conference.

Most of all, have a fantastic time. And bookmark this article because we’ll be updating it as new information comes in.

Happy networking!


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Laura Melchor

Laura Ojeda Melchor (she/her) is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Parents.com, Mom.com, Gardener’s Path, and of course, PickFu. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut middle-grade novel, Missing Okalee, was published in the fall of 2021 by Shadow Mountain Publishing. Find her online at lauraojedamelchor.com.