Staying ahead of the pack is vital if you want to continue to attract customers, generate sales and boost your bottom line. But that’s easier said than done in a fast-moving industry like e-commerce. Failing to adapt to the latest trends could be costly for your business, causing you to fall behind the competition.
Ecommerce events are a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, tools and best practices. In this post, we’ll look at some of the best ecommerce events for UK businesses in 2019…
UK Ecommerce Awards – March 6th
Whether you’re lucky enough to be shortlisted or you simply want to mingle with some of the leading ecommerce experts, the UK Ecommerce Awards in London is a must attend ecommerce event for all online retailers. Join industry leaders to celebrate the success of ecommerce in 2018, with Fluid Digital shortlisted for four awards this year.
Retail Without Borders – March 14th
While you’re in London for the awards, be sure to stick around for the Retail Without Borders event the following week. At this leading online marketplace conference, you can learn how to accelerate your online revenue and global brand image as well as planning a success strategy with the help and guidance of some of the best in the business.
Retail Week Awards 2019 – March 14th
Also on March 14th are the Retail Week Awards. The awards recognise the very best in the ecommerce and retail industry, from store managers to digital stars. Categories range from Best New Store to the new Global Impact Award, recognising a company or campaign which has made a positive impact in the world. After the 2018 awards were hosted by Gabby Logan with an appearance Professor Brian Cox, it’s fair to say the bar has been set high – and you don’t want to miss it.
Retail Week Live – March 27th-28th
Retail Week Live in London is a great opportunity to learn from industry experts, find inspiration and discover upcoming trends for 2019. With over 200 world-class speakers from across all areas of ecommerce, unique workshops and interesting seminars, these 48 hours could transform your business and help you stay ahead of the competition this year.
Internet Retailing EXPO – April 3rd-4th
Head to Birmingham at the start of April for the Internet Retailing EXPO and eDelivery EXPO. This ecommerce event includes hands-on, practical training sessions with some of the leading ecommerce companies. With a range of industry experts offering one-to-one sessions, you can take along your business strategy and get invaluable advice on how to boost your bottom line.
Retail EXPO – May 1st-2nd
The Retail EXPO in London is set to be an unmissable event in 2019. With leading exhibitions, insightful conferences and even a digital signage zone, they are aiming to energise retail with the help of UK ecommerce businesses. Head along and discover how they have merged three leading retail exhibitions to give you a clear insight into the future of the ecommerce market.
eCommerce Show North – May 8th-9th
The eCommerce Show North features a range of seminars, demonstrations and workshops on everything from platforms and payments to logistics, marketing and mobile commerce. Held at Manchester’s EventCity, the event will help motivate, inspire and educate businesses, with industry leaders discussing the latest innovations such as VR, AR and AI. Want to know more? Take a look at our round-up of the 2018 eCommerce Show North.
Great British Business Show – May 15th-16th
The Great British Business Show is taking place in London this May. Featuring speakers from all areas of business, from supermodels to innovative entrepreneurs, there’s something for everyone at this exciting ecommerce event. Whether you’re part of an SME or a large corporation, the Business Show can help brands of all sizes to stay on the ball in 2019, with new solutions to age-old problems.
Customer Engagement Conference – June 5th
Want to know more about improving customer engagement? Try the annual Customer Engagement Conference, now in its 10th year. Held in London, the event aims to help businesses engage their audience, achieve customer centricity and make the most of customer data. Speakers from successful UK brands will explore how technology can help across the board, and how new innovations will change the customer experience landscape.
Meet Magento UK – June 19th
Meet Magento returns to London in June, bringing together merchants, developers and technology providers from the global Magento community. Attendees will benefit from expert advice, industry-leading talks and an opportunity to showcase their brand and connect with other like-minded businesses.
Outdoor Trade Show – July 9th-11th
Specifically targeted at outdoor leisure brands, the Outdoor Trade Show is a great opportunity to showcase your business and meet other like-minded merchants. Whether you sell camping equipment, sports clothing or the very best bags and backpacks, it’s a great way to interact with new customers as well as those who have already purchased from you.
Top Drawer Trade Show – September 8th-10th
If your brand is design-led, the Top Drawer Trade Show is definitely for you. The show covers everything from fashion and home design to food and well-being products, exploring the latest trends and how to keep your brand ahead of the competition.
eCommerce Expo – September 25th-26th
Over 250 educational sessions are on offer at the eCommerce Expo in London. The conference will cover everything from omnichannel retail and personalisation to the crucial hurdle of delivery and logistics. It’s the ideal event for any business looking to grow and thrive in a competitive ecommerce industry.
HR Summit – October 8th
The HR Summit will help businesses of all sizes learn how to maximise profit, design productive work strategies and attract the right staff to your business. Many businesses overlook the importance of motivating staff and creating an enjoyable, encouraging work space. Don’t be one of them. Head to the summit to discover how you can boost your productivity in 2019.
PayExpo Europe – October 8th-9th
Payment is a central part of ecommerce, with so many customers lost through needlessly length or complex payment procedures. PayExpo Europe aims to put an end to that, with game-changing payment advice. Interact with major innovators in the industry and discover the latest payment strategies to take your business to the next level.
AI in Retail – October 16th
As we all know, technology is constantly advancing, and it can be hard to keep up. That’s especially true with AI, which still seems mind-boggling to some. The AI in Retail Conference can lend a helping hand. Taking place in London, attendees can learn about innovative ways to introduce artificial intelligence into your online retail business and utilise it to future-proof your brand.
Stay on top of latest trends
Ecommerce is dynamic, there’s no doubt about it. Fortunately, Fluid Digital is an ecommerce agency that stays up to date with all the latest developments. We specialise in ecommerce, creating attractive and effective ecommerce websites to help our clients stay ahead of the competition in a ever-changing digital world.
Whether you sell cars, clothes or combi-boilers, our team can improve your presence online, attract customers and drive sales for your business. Contact us today to find out more.