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Mark your Calendar for Asia Pacific’s Best Ecommerce Events in 2014

As we returned from the eTailing India Expo held in Mumbai from the 27th-28th of February, we started receiving queries on Twitter, Linkedin and other channels about the best Asian and Australian events for an ecommerce company or professional to attend.

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Having done our own research on the most educative events in the retail & ecommerce space, we decided to put together a calendar of all the important ecommerce events that are scheduled to take place in Asia & Australia, this year.

Upcoming Ecommerce Events in Asia Pacific Region,2014

Date of the Event

Title

Venue

About the Event

12 – 13 March, 2014

eTail Asia

Amara Hotel, Singapore

  • Attend on the 12th of March to hear real case studies from retailers who have had success in Asia. Plus get the opportunity to ask your pertinent questions in intimate formats such as the Creative Boardroom.

  • On the 13th of March you will get a comprehensive step by step guide on how to successfully grow your ecommerce business internationally.

  • Some keynote speakers on wide range of ecommerce topics are Jonathan Yabut (CEO, AirAsia), Gary Wheelhouse (Head of Digital, Harvey Norman), Myungjo Choi (MD, South East Asia, Facebook), Saran Chatterjee (Head of Product Management, Flipkart).

14 – 15 March, 2014

International Conference on Supply Chain Management 2014

Mewar University, Rajasthan, India

  • ICSCM 2014’s primary objective is to provide a platform to bring together research scholars and industry experts in the field of supply chain management, operations and logistics with particular focus on emerging markets.

  • Keynote Speakers include Dr. Shahid Al Balushi (Sultan Qaboos University Oman), Ms. Helen Sayers (Petrol Development of Oman & Oasis Life-Skills Training Services), Dr. Rakesh Belwal (University of Queensland Australia & Sohar University Oman), Mr. S K Das (Mewar University)

25 – 26 March, 2014

World Retail Congress Asia-Pacific 2014

Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

  • World Retail Congress Asia Pacific brings together 600+ of the most senior retailers from across Asia. In its fourth year, it gives retailers and service or technology providers the opportunity to review and debate the game-changing opportunities on the horizon within the territory.

  • The event has some leading industrialists and experts as speakers such as Harvey Bierman (Crocs Inc), John Spelich (Group Vice President, Alibaba Group), Deepesh Trivedi (Head of e-commerce, APAC, Facebook), Bonnie Brooks (Vice Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company), Gordon Campbell (CEO, SPAR International)

04 – 05 April, 2014

India Conference on Supply Chain Transformation

The Westin, Mumbai, India

  • The conference will cover areas like contemporary supply chain issues, challenges in world class supply chains sector. The conference will be attended by professionals from all over the country who will talk about the new innovations and the opportunities in the supply chain sector.

  • Keynote Session Speaker: Abré Pienaar (CEO, iPlan) with many more general session speakers.

07 – 09 April, 2014

iMedia Brand Summit

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

  • iMedia Brand Summit provides an intimate environment that allows senior marketing executives to converge and discuss the major strategic issues within digital marketing today. The exclusive, invitation-only event has the legacy of being the ultimate relationship and business building gathering of Asia’s interactive marketing community. Around 250 delegates are expected to attend the event.

  • Speakers like Alice Donaldson (Senior Media Research and Insights Specialist, Exponential), Barney Dunne (Senior Director, Digital Marketing Solutions, APJ, HP Autonomy), Christel Quek (Regional Content Lead, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Twitter), Damien Cummings (Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, ASEAN & Pacific, Philips) would share deep insights on ecommerce issues and concerns.

07 – 09 April, 2014

Customer 360 Symposium

Hunter Valley, Australia

  • The conference program of international and local speakers has been crafted by an experienced Advisory Board of ecommerce industry peers and offers relevant and inspiring content

  • The Symposium is an invitation-only event attracting ANZ’s most influential customer focused, client side executives.

  • Set in the beautiful Hunter Valley, far from the distractions of the office, attendees are given the rare opportunity to participate in an environment where they can openly share ideas and challenges with industry peers.

  • Some Keynote Speakers of the event- Tim Wade (European Director, Marketing & Ecommerce, Best Western Hotels (UK)), Billy Butler (Director, Global Customer Quality, Dell), Stan Phelps (Experience Architect, 9 INCH Marketing (US))

21 – 25 April, 2014

China Retail Focus Week

Shanghai, China

  • The only place where retailers and vendors come together to discuss industry hotspots with eminent international speakers, panelists and attendees.

  • It’s also a fantastic way to discover great ways to improve performance of physical and online retailers

  • The event offers a close look at the most advanced technology and operation practice with a spotlight on brands with influential marketing tools

23 – 24 April, 2014

Retail World Asia, 2014

Suntec Singapore International Convention Centre, Singapore

  • The 8th annual Retail World Asia is an end-to-end retail solutions and applications focused exhibition and conference where retailers and merchants visit annually to learn about the latest technological innovations enabling them to make informed purchases, learn best practices, assess opportunities and form strategic partnerships and alliances.

  • Retail World Asia is the place to be if you are looking to meet your key prospects and clients and expand your presence in Asia.

  • A few Speakers include the likes of Mr Rajesh Achanta (Associate Director, Supply Chain, Procter & Gamble), Mr Stefan Bruun (Founder and Managing Director, Lion & Lion Digital Agency), Mr Ivan Chak (CEO, PT Great Eastern Life Indonesia).

23 – 24 April, 2014

E Commerce Show Asia

Suntec Singapore International Convention Centre, Singapore

  • This show will be attended by a large number of online retailers, ecommerce players, solution providers, online retail advocators and industry professionals and leaders related to the field of e commerce.

  • Innovative e Commerce solutions, revenue management, pricing and security solutions will be showcased by the exhibitors in E Commerce Show Asia.

22 – 23 May, 2014

Inaugural Cross-border E-Commerce (Import) Conference & Exhibition China 2014

Shanghai, China

  • This event will gather more than 250 high-level participants from various online retailers, and leading Chinese e-commerce import platforms, mainstream vertical on-line retailers, payment services providers, international logistics & warehousing service providers, etc.

  • This event will offer an ideal networking platform for exchanges and communication where you can learn polices and latest ecommerce development of various counties. One can also explore Chinese overseas online shopping client base, seek business opportunities and discuss future trends with industry peers.

  • Keynote Speakers are Frank Lavin (CEO, ExportNow), Vijay Talwar ( President/GM of International Blue Nile) and many more.

04 June, 2014, 03 September, 2014 & 03 December, 2014

ShopTalk Ecommerce Meetup

Brisbane, Australia

ShopTalk is a series of monthly eCommerce meetups for retailers to come together and share a drink, insights and tips in a relaxed and informative environment. Each meetup features a panel of retailers who discuss their experiences and learnings from ecommerce.

*Please note that this event is open to retailers only

21 – 23 July, 2014

Online Retailer Conference & Ecommerce Expo

Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion,  Australia

  • The Online Retailer Conference & eCommerce Expo, now in its fifth year, is the largest event for enterprise and technology solution providers in the southern hemisphere, with a full multi-track conference, half a dozen full-day workshops, and a packed expo floor, culminating in the only awards in Australasia to reward and recognise excellence in eCommerce retailing.

  • Keynote speakers are Simon Russell (John Lewis), Bernard Luthi (CMO, Rakuten (Buy.com)).

10 – 12 November, 2014

Emerging Markets Retail Summit

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

  • Hear the world’s leading retailers speaking on how innovation and customer-centric thinking, as well as constant growth and emerging markets have ensured that they remain relevant, prominent and profitable in today’s challenging retail market. Hear what they believe to be the biggest challenge to global retailing in today’s climate, and how you can overcome it.

  • Speakers include Aniko Kostyal (Mango), Ayaz Maqbool (CEO, Tejuri), David Moore (BD, Russia, MENA, India, SPAR International) and many more.

To be Announced

eTailing India

Jaipur, India

To be Announced

To be Announced

eTailing India

Bangalore, India

To be Announced

 

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Ecommerce Events

1. Keynote Speakers: You get an opportunity to hear and interact with the mentors and stalwarts of the ecommerce and retail industry.

2. Make Connections, Get Ideas: It is a great platform to showcase your product and connect with potential clients. You also get to learn a thing or two from the fellow attendees at the event.

3. Educate Yourself: It is important to keep track of the latest trends and refine your technology/product to meet the ever changing demands of online consumers.

4. Outsourcing Opportunities: Identify resources that could be useful for your company and avail of them by reaching out to others. Interesting partnership opportunities can be built at events & conferences and is a valuable benefit of networking with industry peers.

5. Ensures Growth: Events offer much needed fuel for budding startups as well as for established companies, as it ensures growth by getting companies in touch with technology providers, prospects and thought leaders.


I’d love to know if there are any ecommerce events you’re keen to attend and I’ve missed in the list above. Do comment below and let me know!

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