U.S. E-Commerce Conferences 2019: When, Where, Why

Posted on February 19, 2019

Attending e-commerce conferences is a great tool for thriving as an entrepreneur today. These events help with growth, exposure, learning, networking, and a wide range of other things that can help you and your business.

You could always just search YouTube or the conference site for videos and ideas after these events end. But unless you’re physically there, you’re potentially missing out on something that can springboard you to success. If you have the resources, it’s very much worth considering.

The good news is there are many opportunities to attend various e-commerce conferences. There’s also almost certainly one in your part of the country. Here’s the when, where, and why it’s worth going regarding some of the best 2019 e-commerce conferences within the United States:


When: March 3-6

Where: Las Vegas

Why attend: ShopTalk will cover any and every relevant topic within retail today. That’s why more than 8,000 people, 1,000 direct-to-consumer brands, and 150 venture capital firms attend every year. The mix of established companies and startups is nearly even. Also, you’ll be in Las Vegas during the spring. The list of speakers includes more than 280 thought leaders representing a wide range of successful and emerging companies.

B2B Online

When: April 29-May 1

Where: Chicago

Why attend: B2B Online is focused on providing value to digital executives in manufacturing and distribution. The conversations largely revolve around high-level thoughts in marketing as it applies to e-commerce. There aren’t likely to be any topics within that space that aren’t covered by one of the many speakers.


When: July 31-August 1

Where: New York

Why attend: CommerceNext is specifically tailored for marketers within e-commerce. It’s a great place to network and generate new ideas around improving customer acquisition techniques. There were more than 400 digital retail executives in attendance last year with much of the same expected in 2019. eW

eTail Connect

When: September 16-18

Where: San Diego

Why attend: eTail Connect is a leader among e-commerce conferences in connecting attendees to the latest ideas through face-to-face conversations. The event also has a limited number of presentations and instead has more of an emphasis on roundtable discussions ideal for brainstorming. It’s a unique experience that distinguishes itself from others.

Pubcon Florida

When: March 6-7

Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Why attend: Pubcon is a more intimate, low-key event with great potential for networking among startups and business leaders. The event provides the latest ideas in SEO, PPC, social media, content marketing, paid social, local search, Google Analytics and more.

eCommerce Operations Summit

When: April 9-11

Where: Columbus, Ohio

Why attend: The eCommerce Operations Summit is a unique blend of thoughts for direct-to-consumer brands, omnichannel operations, and fulfillment. Executives form Birchbox, Etail Solutions, Brightpearl, and more are among the featured speakers.

The Social Shake-up

When: May 6-8

Where: Atlanta

Why attend: Is social media an area your business could use some improvement? If so, The Social Shake-up is undoubtedly one of the best e-commerce conferences you could attend this year. The speakers attending includes best-selling authors, executives from many top social media platforms, and a long list of other experienced social media thought leaders.