Blog for Monday, April 10, 2017

Ultimate Retail & eCommerce Networking Event Set for October

By Robert Cardworthy, Editor-in-Chief,

Shoptalk Europe reports it has confirmed 56 of the expected 250 speakers for its event set for October 9-11 in Copenhagen. The event will attract more than 2,000 attendees and at least 200 CEOs.

The pan-European is an event for innovation in retail and ecommerce, and covers the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy.

Shoptalk Europe brings together established retailers and brands, startups, tech companies, investors, media and analysts. It provides an unprecedented opportunity to meet with European and global retailers and brands, startup disruptors, technology providers and venture capital investors.

Among the many themes are three of relevance to the payments world:

I. Cross-Border Commerce

The Cross-Border Commerce track addresses the challenges of international expansion, both online and offline. It addresses how leading retailers are expanding into and across Europe, as well as into new markets in North America, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and beyond. of Physical Retail Stores

II. Innovative Ecommerce Trends

The Innovative Ecommerce Trends track covers major shifts in how products and services are sold online and addresses topics such as marketplaces, brands selling direct, new retail ecommerce models and mobile-centric business models.

III. Digitization of Physical Retail Stores

The Digitization of Physical Retail Stores track addresses how retailers are using new technologies to enhance the in-store shopping experience. Topics covered include in-store mobile offerings, interactive technologies and omnichannel customer experiences.

Other themes to be be covered at Shoptalk Europe include:

    1    Retail Experiences of the Future

    2    Physical Retail Goes Digital

    3    Delivery & Pickup Innovation

    4    Investment & Entrepreneurship

    5    Disruptive Startups & Pioneering Brands

    6    Ecommerce

    7    Cross-Border Commerce

    8    Marketing Evolution

    9    Measurement, Analytics & Insights

    10 Culture & Leadership

    11 Consumer Behaviour, Expectations & Demographics

    12 Regulations & Privacy

Shoptalk Europe will be held at The Bella Center in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017, following the Shoptalk U.S. event, which will take place at the Aria in Las Vegas on March 19-22, 2017. Each event will recur annually, approximately six months apart.

Attendees will range from local and global leaders and startups to high growth companies looking to enter and scale in the European marketplace.

Shoptalk attracts a senior audience with more than 30% C-level executives and an additional 25% EVPs, SVPs and VPs.

Founded by the visionary creators of Money20/20, Shoptalk launched with unprecedented scale--more than 3,100 industry leaders and disrupters, including almost 400 CEOs, attended the inaugural 2016 event in Las Vegas. 

The next Shoptalk will be held on March 19-22, 2017 at the Aria in Las Vegas, followed by Shoptalk Europe, which will take place on October 9-11, 2017 at The Bella Center in Copenhagen.

See You There.