eCommerce Conferences to Attend in 2017

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Alicia Doiron

Every year eCommerce, or rather commerce as a whole, is evolving. For this we can thank the ever demanding consumer and the software companies that are creating some mind blowing technology. Retailers, eCommerce agencies, and developers need to keep up to date with these latest trends in order to stay relevant. One of the best ways to do this is by going to a conference.

Listening to industry leaders speak on the future of commerce, networking with professionals in your industry, and meeting tech geniuses is an incredible experience that can help retailers and agencies alike think outside the box and get inspired.

We’ve compiled a list of some very popular conferences that we know will be a great experience for all. We’ll be attending at least one or two, so make sure to connect with us, we're always up for a good chat about eCommerce and technology.

National Retail Federation – Retail’s Big Show

January 15 – 17, 2017

New York

This is an event so huge that it was nicknamed “Retail’s BIG show.” The event is held in New York City over the course of 3 days and brings in a crowd of over thirty thousand attendees. Expect to hear the latest in technology, eCommerce, retail and more from 300 + speakers. And if networking is your thing, there will be lots of chances to do so throughout the massive expo hall.

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Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit

February 25 - 26

Vancouver, BC

The 2 day conference will feature a range of topics covering site building, development and code, design and theming, to business and project management as well as eCommerce. While many of the sessions will be geared towards intermediate to advanced Drupal users, there will be a few that beginners will like too. As sponsors of the event, we’re extra excited about this one!

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Dx3 Canada

March 8 – 9, 2017


Dx3 is Canada’s leading technology, digital marketing, and retail event. It’s a 2 day event that features exhibitors debuting the latest in retail technology and leading industry experts lending their expertise and experience.

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Magento Imagine

April 3 – 5, 2017

Las Vegas

Magento, one of the world’s leading commerce platforms is hosting it’s 3 day event in Las Vegas and is once again expecting to draw in a crowd of over 2500 commerce experts including merchants, agencies, and technology providers from 45 countries. There will be talks from speakers such as Malcolm Gladwell and Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts.

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Unite: Shopify Partner and Developer Conference

April 20 - 21, 2017

San Francisco

One of Canada’s leading eCommerce platforms is hosting their own conference for eCommerce agencies and developers. The conference will give attendants an insider look into Shopify’s platform, and where they think commerce is headed. The sessions will also focus on how to design and build beautiful commerce experiences including websites, app, and themes as well as improving sales and marketing initiatives.

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eTail Canada

May 15 – 18, 2017


eTail Canada is a 3 day event where eCommerce and multi-channel retailers unite to meet and learn. The audience attracts merchants of all sizes: from large enterprise brands to early stage start-ups. It's an amazing event that companies of all sizes benefit from attending.

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May 30 – 31, 2017


Store is a 2 day conference held annually in Toronto by the Retail Council of Canada. The event offers amazing networking opportunities geared towards those in the retail industry. In addition there will be sessions that will feature talks by 70 of today’s industry leaders and visionaries, including some of Canada’s largest recognized executives.

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June 6 – 9, 2017


The Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition is put on by the folks at Internet Retailer magazine. Every speaker is hand selected by the editorial experts to ensure the sessions are current and informative. Attendees can expect to hear talks on everything from retail marketing to SEO techniques. There’s also a huge exhibition hall that will feature the latest eCommerce and retail technology and will give attendants a chance to network with like-minded professionals in the industry.

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Shop.Org Retail’s Digital Summit

Fall 2017

Location TBA

Every fall the Shop.Org Retail Digital Summit takes place and draws in a crowd of over 4,000 eCommerce, omni-channel and retail professionals. The event features inspirational talks, an incredible expo showcasing the latest solutions, and unique networking opportunities.

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If you know of any other events the community might be interested in, leave a comment below.