It’s not what you know, but who you know, some say. Whether this rings true to you or not, you’re probably looking forward to rubbing elbows with industry leaders and listening to some inspiring keynote speeches this year. With that in mind, we’ve made a short list of Amazon seller conferences you simply can’t miss.
The online retail industry is so dynamic that no Amazon seller, whatever the size or experience, should take success for granted. Staying on top of the latest trends and technologies is the only way to keep that competitive edge.
That’s what Amazon seller conferences are for – bringing you the latest news straight from the horse’s mouth, in bite-sized chunks and from a new angle. After all, there’s only so much you can learn from webinars, blog posts, ebooks and whitepapers.
So we’ve put together a list of eight symposia, some mentioned in a previous post, that no Amazon merchant should miss this year. Here are our top Amazon Seller Conferences in chronological order:
When: twice a year, with the first edition on March 7 through 10 and the second due in September
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Center City, Philadelphia, PA/ location in Seattle, WA, TBA
Who: around 30 speakers and hundreds of visitors, mainly small businesses and family-owned ones
How: Vendorland, Focus Groups, 2-hour networking session, software workshops, Q&A sessions.
Why: The Sellers’ Conference is the oldest conference, now in its 11th year, dedicated to online retailers.
What we like: this conference continues to impress us with the stellar speaker line-up and the variety of topics they cover.
2. Prosper Show
When: between March 21 and 23
Where: co-located with the ASD conference at the Las Vegas Convention Centre in Las Vegas, NV
Who: 37 speakers and around 1,700 attendees, mainly advanced and private label Amazon sellers
How: three-track program with a pre-show workshop
Why: workshops on listings, sponsored products, accounting, supply chain management, branding, compliance, and sales tax, among others.
What we like: many SRO presentations with high-caliber attendees.
*The event just ended this year and it was a really amazing experience for us. Check out our story from the conference here and make sure you save your spot for next year.
When: April 27
Where: Kol Yakov Hall, 1703 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Who: about 400 medium and large sellers are expected to attend
How: series of workshops on Private Label, building your brand and much more as well as networking opportunities
Why: there will be a lot of discussing and brainstorming on hot topics such as ungating, latest suspension reasons, automating and/or handing off the management of your Amazon account
What we like: people are really open to new ideas, which gives us the opportunity to figure out how to improve and implement new projects to be as helpful as possible
When: April 5-6
Where: collocated with EDX at the NEC in Birmingham, UK
Who: 300+ exhibitors and 5,000+ visitors, mainly large sellers
How: 100+ hours of structured content with a pre-show workshop
Why: biggest UK event with 8 free conferences, workshops, 30-minute one-on-one sessions (clinics), and interactive presentations.
What we like: everybody who’s anybody attends this established expo, even though it can be hard to network because of the sheer scale of the event.
When: between June 6 and 9
Where: McCormick Place West, Chicago, IL
Who: over 200 speakers, 600 vendors and over 10,000 visitors each year, trailblazers and retailers of all sizes will be convening in 250,000 square feet of space
How: several tracks and types of workshops – B2B, Amazon & Me and e-Commerce Technology
Why: in its tenth year, it’s the largest trade show in the industry with more than 130 conference sessions, receptions, a win-a-car competition, and access to many after-hours parties organized by exhibitors.
What we like: the speaker roster is massive, the exhibitor list likewise, it feels more like a trade show than a conference, and there’s more of a focus on B2B than at any other event.
When: September 6th and 7th
Where: London, UK (exact location TBA)
Who: about a dozen speakers, including Amazon experts and consultants, and successful UK and US sellers, addressing about 350 growing and high-volume sellers
How: 2-track show with 2 workshops
Why: it’s the only UK conference catering specifically to Amazon sellers
What we like: tiny by comparison with the ones mentioned above, this conference is a meet-up with a welcoming atmosphere.
When: July 21st-22nd
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
Who: new and seasoned Amazon, eBay and Etsy sellers and vendors.
When: 18th to the 20th of May
Where: Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Who: about 100 Amazon sellers, from new to seasoned online retailers of physical products
How: 2-track summit (beginner and advanced) and a pre-summit mastermind experience
When: 2nd and 3rd of June
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Denver, CO
Who: a dozen speakers addressing anyone with an interest in e-commerce, in particular, Amazon sellers
How: video add-on package, workshops, Q&A sessions
This concludes our list of Amazon seller conferences we plan to attend this year and recommend you do as well. If you’d like to share your favorite events with us or ask fellow readers for their impressions, please feel free to use the comment section below.
Meet the SellerEngine Team at the next Amazon focused event!
We’ll be exhibiting at the Amazon Professional Sellers Meetup & Workshop, April 27 2017, in New York.
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