CommerceNext Selects Dates and Venue for 2020 Ecommerce Conference

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The CommerceNext ecommerce conference will take place on July 28-29th at New York Hilton Midtown

New York, October 17, 2019 — CommerceNext, the annual ecommerce conference for next level customer acquisition, has announced 2020 dates and venue for their flagship conference. Marketing leaders at retail and direct to consumer (DTC) brands can look forward to CommerceNext 2020:  scheduled for July 28-29th at the New York Hilton Midtown. In addition, CommerceNext now offers a widely expanded series of events and programs including over 40 dinners, bi-coastal holiday parties and networking events at major digital retail industry gatherings throughout the year.

With an attendee Net Promoter Score considered “exceptional” among conferences, it is no surprise that the 2019 CommerceNext conference attendance grew 122% to nearly 1,000 retail leaders. CommerceNext 2019 speakers included executives such as Ali Weiss, SVP of Marketing at Glossier; Rachel Shechtman, Founder of Story + Brand Experience Officer at Macy’s; Maureen Sullivan, COO of Rent the Runway; Joe Megibow, CEO of Purple; Denise Incandela, Head of Fashion Group at Walmart; Micky Onvural, CEO Bonobos and Ben Harrell, CMO at Priceline. Additionally, Inc. Magazine named CommerceNext one of the top 5 e-commerce conferences for 2019/2020.

Moving to the New York Hilton Midtown allows CommerceNext to grow to more than 1,200 marketing leaders from retail and DTC brands. CommerceNext will continue many of the elements from its successful 2019 ecommerce conference including:

  • Its unique focus on ecommerce customer acquisition and growth marketing in its programming, speakers and agenda topics and themes.
  • The CommerceNexty’s Awards. Going into their third year, these peer-reviewed awards identify and reward the best marketing performances among retail and ecommerce professionals.
  • The proprietary research benchmarketing marketing investments among retailers and direct to consumer brands.
  • A partnership with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2019, CommerceNext donated over $20,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to fund research and treat pediatric cancer.

The CommerceNext advisory board is a group of seasoned marketing executives from retailers and DTC brands. This group provides critical input on conference programming, including topics and speakers. The 2020 advisory board includes:

Web Smith, Founder, 2PM

Sunil Kaki, EVP of Marketing, Beachbody

Elyse Burack, Head of DTC Marketing, Capsule

Craig Elbert, Co-Founder and CEO, Care/Of

Geoff Sanders, Senior Vice President, Growth, Casper

Emily Hickey, Founder, Chief Detective Growth Consulting

Emily Culp, CEO, CoverFX

Shawn Schwegman, CEO, DemandJump

Andrea Zaretsky, CMO, E*TRADE

Amy Africa, CEO, Eight By Eight

Leslie Emmons Burthey, VP of Marketing, FabFitFun

Vijay Talwar, CEO of EMEA, Foot Locker

Melissa Grillo Aruz, Head of Talent & Business Development, Forerunner

Jason Nickel, former VP of Marketing, Greats

Scott Ableman, SVP of Marketing, GTT

Malena Higuera, General Manager of Dermablend Professional Global & US, L’Oreal

Angela Hsu, SVP of Marketing and Ecommerce, Lamps Plus

Bree Casart, Senior Director of Global Marketplace Development, Nike

Liesel Walsh, VP, CRM of Loyalty & Insights, Party City

Barkha Saxena, Chief Data Officer, Poshmark

Cally Everette, Head of Marketing & Growth,

Joe Megibow, CEO, Purple

Naomi Jacobs, Director of Social Strategy, Qurate Retail Group (QVC, HSN)

David Cost, VP of Ecommerce & Digital Marketing, Rainbow

Charlie Cole, Global Chief Ecommerce Officer, Samsonite

Qun Wei, Head of Data Analytics & Daa Operations, TG-17

Anurag Kadyan, VP of Ecommerce & Digital Marketing, Tourneau

Mike Lackman, CEO, Trade Coffee

Lev Peker, CEO, US Autoparts

Shawna Hausman, former VP of Ecommerce, Victoria’s Secret

Jon Mandell, SVP of Membership Marketing and Global Ecommerce, WW

People interested in attending, sponsoring or speaking at CommerceNext should contact the conference at

About the CommerceNext Ecommerce Conference

CommerceNext was founded by three digital retail veterans who are committed to building communities that help people grow their businesses and careers. The company facilitates learning and networking among retail and DTC brand leaders through an industry-leading conference and a series of 40+ dinners, parties, receptions and special events held throughout the US each year. The company’s flagship conference, the CommerceNext Summit, is now in its third year and will take place on July 28-29th at the New York Hilton Midtown. The conference has grown to include an advisory board of the industry’s most accomplished and innovative brand marketers and the esteemed CommerceNexty Awards. Inc Magazine named the CommerceNext Summit one of the top 5 e-commerce conferences for 2019/2020. To learn more about CommerceNext, visit