Ecommerce brands always need to be learning and networking. These in-person and virtual conferences will help you stay in the loop and on trend.
The ecommerce world has changed dramatically over the past year. New trends are emerging and you need to keep up with what works.
To learn more about the future of ecommerce (which, let’s face it, is a hot topic right now) and how you can make an impact, you should try to attend as many in-person and virtual events as possible. But which ones?
GoodCarts is pleased to share dozens of the best conferences at the intersection of impact via business and sustainability with the ecommerce and retail sectors. This list is updated regularly to ensure you’re on top of the latest and greatest conferences and events.
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Social Enterprise World Forum
September 28-29, 2021
The SEWF conference brings together more than 3,000 participants from 70 countries who all share a common goal — to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development. Over two days, thousands of enterprises can learn about social entrepreneurship, attend virtual marketplaces, live Q&As, and keynote sessions.
Sustainability Virtual Week
October 4-7, 2021
In the countdown to COP26, global corporations and policymakers join forces to reverse climate change through innovative sessions and ideas for improving sustainability.
October 18-22, 2021
SOCAP is one of the largest and most diverse gatherings of impactful brands and enterprises. Together, investors, entrepreneurs and social impact leaders come together to discuss tough world challenges and market solutions.
Social Venture Circle
December 8-11, 2021
Paradise Point, San Diego
The Social Venture Circle conference returns for an in-person session this December, bringing speakers to the stage who specialize in sustainable policy-making, business, and investing.
February 15-17, 2022
Green Biz invites sustainable business leaders to get together, network and form valuable connections with the green community. Over 80 planned sessions cover everything from resilient supply chains to reaching net zero.
Responsible Business USA
November 16-18, 2021
Responsible Business USA will discuss the initiatives the world needs to reach 2030 in a happy and healthy state. The schedule is packed full of talks about sustainable business models from key business leaders and strategic growth teams.
World Retail Congress
September 14, 2021
This year’s World Retail Congress will focus on how brands can build a roadmap to a better future based on six key pillars.
Paris Retail Week
September 29-30, 2021
Paris Porte de Versailles, Paris
Head to the City of Love for Paris Retail Week to learn about the future of retail and key insights that have emerged over the past year.
Supply Chain Execution 2021
October 6-7, 2021
Supply Chain Execution goes behind the scenes to bring brands information about transportation, warehouse data, and seamless supply chain solutions.
October 13-14, 2021
Retail Week, one of the biggest events in the retail world returns to London this fall. Hear from founders and brands making waves in retail and connect with other like-minded brands.
Sustainable Retail Summit
October 13-14, 2021
The Sustainable Retail Summit has one goal: To teach brands how to take positive, change-driving action to overcome today’s biggest challenges.
January 16-18, 2022
Javits Center, New York
NRF is one of the biggest networking opportunities in the retail world. It brings together more than 40,000 vendors and industry experts in a multi-day learning extravaganza.
March 27-30, 2022
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Join 8,000 other retail changemakers who come together at Shoptalk every year to discuss the future of retail. Sessions include everything from the changing consumer to groundbreaking ethical marketing strategies and tactics.
September 28-30, 2021
This year’s eCommerce Expo puts the future of ecommerce, ethical branding and marketing under the spotlight. Talks and networking events aim to help brands thrive beyond the pandemic.
September 28-29, 2021
New York Hilton Midtown
More than 80 speakers are set to hit the stage at this year’s CommerceNext conference, all of which have talks that emphasize the marketing side of ecommerce.
September – October, 2021
Various European locations
Savant Conferences are hosting a range of events in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm this year with the intent of bringing together senior executives from innovative brands.
November 9-11, 2021
Toronto Congress Centre
Discover the latest packaging technologies at the PackEx conference, including “smart” systems, materials, automation solutions and digital printing.
Global Sustainable Ecommerce Summit
November 10, 2021
The Global Sustainable Ecommerce Summit is a full day of networking, presentations and panels from industry leaders focusing on sustainability in the retail industry. Discussions revolve around efforts retailers are making to ensure their brands are eco-friendly and sustainable.
Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics and Design
January 19-20, 2022
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
The Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics and Design conference brings a niche selection of talks and events based on the perfume and cosmetics market.
Sustainability in Packaging
March 9-11, 2022
Stay on top of new, sustainable packaging trends at the Sustainability in Packaging conference. Listen to brands, business owners and leaders talk about driving industry innovation through packaging solutions.
May 4-6, 2022
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sellers Summit pitches itself as a two-day intense ecommerce workshop, bringing attendees real, actionable strategies that will improve their businesses.
Plan Your Conference Schedule
Regularly attending conferences will keep you in the loop with sustainability issues and other key ethical ecommerce trends – particularly in the wake of the pandemic.
What did we miss that is awesome? Send us more great conferences for our consideration to email@example.com, using the subject line “Conferences for Impact via Ecommerce.” We prefer 1 day plus conferences and not stand alone events.
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We’ve been selective with this listing, for more conference and events, try:
- Ecommerce conferences via BigCommerce
- “Ecommerce” events via Google – look for “Search more events” at the bottom of the Events widget
- SocialImpactListings: Events
- Social Impact Conferences – Often happen yearly
- Business events on Eventbrite – Great for short, smaller scale, often free virtual events
- LinkedIn Events: ecommerce, retail, online retail, sustainability, social enterprise, B Corp,
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