The Top Ecommerce Conferences: Your event calendar for 2024

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With so many ecommerce events coming up in 2024, each promising top-notch speakers, engaging topics and valuable networking opportunities, choosing which ones to attend can be overwhelming. To make it easy to pick the best events for you, we’ve curated a list of 10 must-attend ecommerce conferences for the year, ensuring you have a top-tier event to look forward to each month.

1. Shoptalk

ecommerce event - shoptalk

Date & Location: March 17-20, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas 

Topics:

  • Employing AI to transform your business
  • Harnessing brand power and building brand trust
  • Building loyalty via seamless customer journeys
  • Creating unified retail experiences
  • Navigating changing industry relationships

 

Main Reason to Attend: Dive into an unparalleled learning experience with more than 275 industry-leading speakers at the heart of retail innovation, sharing transformative insights. Notable speakers at this year’s Shoptalk event include Alibaba Group, Amazon, Bloomberg, Forever 21, Google and many more. Seize this opportunity to delve into the surrounding wonders: the majestic Red Canyon, the iconic attractions of Las Vegas, and its world-renowned theater productions. While you’re there, why not stop by CommerceNext’s Topgolf Reception for a chance to network with other retail execs?

2. NEMOA Spring Summit

ecommerce event - NEMOA

Date & Location: 16-18 April, Boston, Massachusetts

Topics: 

  • Catalog Comeback
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • AI in Marketing
  • Millennials & Direct Mail
  • SMS Marketing

 

Main Reason to Attend: Ecommerce event attendees span various key domains, such as Google, Nixon and Lovepop. Not only can you hear from speakers at gender-fluid fashion brand RobRoySW or Gardener’s Supply, but their agenda includes an effective communication seminar from a former FBI Special Agent and Hostage Negotiator. You’re sure to learn how to become an elite listener in your workplace and beyond.

3. Los Angeles eCommerce Summit

ecommerce event - LA Summit

Date & Location: May 16, Los Angeles, CA

Topics: ecommerce strategy, marketing, operations, customer experience, payment, shipping and loyalty.

 

Main Reasons to Attend: It stands out for its unique focus on bridging the gap between technology and creativity in the heart of America’s entertainment and digital innovation hub. Don’t miss your chance to engage with inspiring speakers such as Becca Kaplan from Haus Labs by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Velez from Forever 21. Plus, you can extend your stay in the sunny city to attend another incredible event, focused on Gen AI and the way AWS is transforming businessAWS Summit Los Angeles 2024.

4. CommerceNext Growth Show

CommerceNext Growth Show

Date & Location: June 11-13, New York Hilton Midtown

Topics:  

  • Generative AI for personalized customer experiences.
  • Navigating rising costs with innovative channel strategies.
  • Data-driven online-to-in-store transitions.
  • Evolving loyalty programs for enhanced brand loyalty.
  • Enhancing digital experiences with AI and personalization.

 

Main Reasons to Attend:

    • 150+ Industry Leading Speakers: Gain insights on the latest trends and best practices in dynamic keynotes and breakout sessions from brands like The Estée Lauder Companies, Shein, Walgreens, Tapestry, J. Crew and many more!
    • 2500+ Scaled Retailers & Innovative Tech Companies: Build lasting connections with senior-level leaders from retailers and DTC brands. 
    • 75+ Sessions with Actionable Insights Over 3 Days: Every session leaves you with insights you can implement in the coming days, from modernizing traditional marketing to the omnichannel retail experience to the evolution of loyalty and much more.
    • Unparalleled Networking Opportunities: From parties to VIP dinners, CommerceNext creates an environment for you to connect with peers and make new lifelong friends who can help you do more to advance your business.

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5. The Lead Innovation Summit

The Lead Innovation Summit

Date & Location: July 10th & 11th, New York City

Topics: 

  • Macro Environment 
  • Profitability
  • The Power of AI 
  • Customer Acquisition and Retention
  • The Rise of Immersive Retail Experiences

 

Main Reason to Attend: 

The Lead Innovation Summit is special because it is the largest gathering of executives, thought leaders, and influencers in the fashion, retail and consumer industries, dedicated to exploring and shaping the future of these sectors. You’ll hear from speakers like Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M, Paul Stuart and more. 

There are also some apparel trade shows to attend the following week if you’re looking to extend your stay and meet with suppliers and other industry professionals: Apparel Sourcing New York City 2024, Man/Woman New York 2024 and Premiere Vision New York 2024.

6. NRF Nexus 

NFR

Date & Location: July 15-17, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Topics: 

  • The future of commerce
  • Consumer trends 
  • Predictive analytics
  • Social commerce
  • AR/VR

 

Main Reason to Attend: Dive into the dynamic confluence of cross-functional collaboration and tailored networking opportunities at NRF Nexus, where the fusion of retail technology, marketing and digital innovation exemplifies how superior customer experiences are crafted through interdepartmental synergy. Highlighting the distinguished lineup is featured speaker Desi Gosby, Vice President of Emerging Technology at Walmart Global Tech. The company has developed exciting new technology this year that Gosby is sure to discuss at the show. Elevate your experience further with their special networking program, which includes Expert-Led Think Tanks, personalized Matchmaking and a variety of Surprise-and-Delight Activations.

7. eTail Boston

eTail

Date & Location: August 12-15, The Sheraton, Boston 

Topics: 

  • Tech Innovations Showcase
  • Empowering Women in Business
  • Industry Insights Mixer

 

Main Reason to Attend: Dive into an interactive experience at this conference, featuring 30+ hours of varied formats like discussion groups, creative think-tanks and extensive networking opportunities. Seize this exceptional opportunity to gain insights from esteemed speakers like Amanda Effron, CDO at Ikea, Zachary Dennett, VP of Loyalty, Omnichannel, and Hispanic Formats at CVS Health, Dan Marques, SVP of Global Digital Commerce at Crocs, and more. Plus while you’re in Boston you can watch a Red Sox game and partake in the local sports culture with colleagues and friends. 

8. Ecommerce Expo

Ecommerce Expo

Date & Location: September 18-19, ExCeL London 

Topics: 

  • Sustainable eCommerce Practices
  • B2B eCommerce Excellence
  • Emerging Technologies in eCommerce
  • B2C/D2C Marketing Strategies

 

Main Reason to Attend: As the UK’s biggest ecommerce event, you’ll get the opportunity to mingle with over 12,000 ecommerce attendees and learn from world-class experts’ knowledge and experience. Some of last year’s speakers include ASOS, Meta and Shopify, so be ready to be among a community of iconic brands and companies. Additionally, the event, co-located with Technology for Marketing, has 200+ hours of industry content so you’ll be sure to uplevel your ecommerce, marketing and tech skills with their range of topics. 

9. Shoptalk Fall

ecommerce event: Shoptalk Fall

Date & Location: October 16-18, Chicago, IL

Topics: 

  • Innovative store concepts and designs that delight shoppers
  • Tools and tactics to enhance product discovery across channels
  • Expanding into new global markets: partnerships, marketplaces and more
  • Next-generation product design: generative AI and more
  • Spotlight on cutting-edge technology solutions

 

Main Reason to Attend: Each session is skillfully structured—from high-level executive outlooks evolving seamlessly into practical applications—making it essential for those seeking growth through emerging technologies and market expansion tactics. Dave Kimbell, CEO of Ulta Beauty, Stephanie Linnartz, President & CEO of Under Armour and other keynote speakers are waiting for you! 

10. NRF 2025: RETAIL’S BIG SHOW

Must-attend ecommerce event: NRF 2025_ RETAIL’S BIG SHOWDate & Location: January 12–15, 2025, New York

Topics: 

  • The latest from the Foodservice Tech sessions
  • Thermal intelligence: advancing food safety and profitability for retailers
  • Conversational digital humans: The future of retail?
  • Building successful corporate start-up partnerships across food service tech
  • Drive enhanced customer experiences with the power of data

 

Main Reason to Attend: With over 170 sessions, more than 450 speakers, upwards of 1,000 exhibitors, and more than 40,000 attendees, you’re presented with unparalleled opportunities to connect with industry professionals from around the world. Hear from speakers like Walmart, Thrive Global, Under Armour and more.

Consider starting your trip a little early with the SuperSaturday 2025 event, bringing together retail’s most prominent thinkers while generating funds for the retail-led charity, the Retail Orphan Initiative.

Get the Most Out of Each Ecommerce Conference

Now that you’re in the loop about the upcoming conferences, it’s time to gear up for success! Check out our article for savvy tips on prepping for these events and making the most of your experience. 

Whether you’re looking to network, gain industry insights or improve your marketing strategies, these ecommerce conferences offer valuable opportunities for growth and expansion in the digital age.

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