Gain insight into the challenges and opportunities for 2020. We've composed a list of the best conferences for online merchants and industry professionals to attend this year.
From traditional trade shows to more networking and business-to-business meeting formats, new eCommerce-centered events reflect the growing complexity and intricacies of managing eCommerce operations, as well as the deepening relationship between online sales and brick-and-mortar.
For a retailer or anyone involved in the eCommerce space, participating in these growing slate of events is a no-brainer — whether it’s to build a stronger business network, increase visibility or see what key industry players are up to. In a fast-evolving digital environment, attending leading events is an easy way to anticipate developments and trends: from thought leadership to omnichannel strategies, data science to artificial intelligence, or just new technology.
For 2020, we’ve composed this list of the best conferences for online merchants and industry professionals to attend this year.
Conferences are listed according to 3 categories:
Fintech, Fraud and Payments Events
Paris FinTech Forum | January 28-29 | Paris, France
One of the most exclusive fintech events in Europe, the Paris FinTech Forum brings together all relevant actors to address key issues within the financial services industry.
2600+ attendees | 60+ countries | 150 exhibitors | 250+ speakers
Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) | February 18-20 | Berlin, Germany
Focusing on payments, cards, alternative merchant payments and technology, the MPE event connects all parts of the ecosystem, from both the supply and demand sides.
1000+ attendees | 50+ countries | 70+ exhibitors | 140+ speakers
Money 20/20 Asia | March 24-26 | Singapore
This Asia Pacific event is a marketplace for ideas on the future of payments and financial services. It addresses fintech’s growing disruptive effect.
3500+ attendees | 70+ countries | 300+ speakers
TRANSACT | April 28-30 | Las Vegas, US
This event is the ideal environment where financial institutions, payment providers, and technology innovators create the relationships that will shape the industry.
4000+ attendees | 25+ countries | 200+ exhibitors
CNP Expo | May 19-21 | San Francisco, US
A leading event for card-not-present professionals, CNP Expo provides unique insights, knowledge, and helps foster connections with other professionals.
70+ exhibitors | 50+ hours of educational sessions
FinTech Connect | May 20-21 | Toronto, Canada
Expect to get connected at one of North America’s biggest fintech event: a large-scale expo, 6 strategic conferences, numerous keynote presentations, and interactive workshops.
3000+ attendees | 175+ exhibitors | 250+ speakers
Future of Fintech | June 14-16 | San Francisco, US
At the Future of Fintech event, meet the world’s largest financial institutions, the most groundbreaking startups, and get the latest on financial services.
1000+ attendees | 31 countries | 33 speakers
Money20/20 Europe | June 16-18 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
At the European version of Money20/20, expect to meet all relevant players from across payments, fintech and financial services, from the institutional to the most innovative.
6000+ attendees | 2000+ companies | 82 countries | 1300+ decision-makers
Comprehensive eCommerce Events
NRF Retail BIG Show | January 12-14 | New York, US
At the world’s largest retail conference and expo, share ideas, forge relationships, and learn from the biggest players who are shaping the retail industry.
37000 attendees | 99 countries | 700+ exhibitors | 16000 retailers
Mobile Innovation Summit | February 27-28 | New York, US
Focusing on the developing landscape of mobile technology, this event aims at assessing new key strategies for online merchants to undergo a mobile-first digital transformation.
70+ attendees | 65+ companies | 39 presentations | 75+ speakers
MRC Vegas 2020 | March 16-19 | Las Vegas, US
Addressing the challenges, best practices, strategies, and growth opportunities of eCommerce, MRC Vegas will refresh your knowledge and help you rethink your goals.
1600+ attendees | 30 countries | 60 sessions
Shoptalk | March 22-25 | Las Vegas, US
A leading event for retailers and eCommerce, Shoptalk brings together all the major players of the industry to address new technologies and trending business models.
8000+ attendees | 500+ exhibitors | 3000+ retailers | 200+ speakers
Retail Week Live | March 25-26 | London, UK
Retail Week Live celebrates the evolution of eCommerce and addresses the best strategies that enable retailers to thrive in a fast-changing industry.
1500+ attendees | 300 companies | 200+ speakers | 20+ startups
Magento Imagine 2020 | March 29 – April 2 | Las Vegas, US
Attended by the most creative industry leaders, merchants, retailers, agencies, and developers, Magento Imagine promotes growth and innovation for eCommerce.
3000+ attendees | 60+ countries | 100+ sessions | 150+ speakers
ECOM2020 | April 8-9 | Cape Town, South Africa
With its interactive expo floor, Africa’s largest eCommerce event attracts all the top decision-makers in the industry and offers great network opportunities.
1500+ attendees | 42+ exhibitors | 45+ speakers
MRC Paris 2020 | April 22-24 | Paris, France
With this European event, the Merchant Risk Council provides a unique platform for fraud and payments professionals to learn, network and solve challenges.
600+ attendees | 45+ exhibitors | 70+ speakers
Store 2020 | May 24-28 | Toronto, Canada
As Canada’s largest retail event, Store attracts the biggest names in the retail industry and offers amazing network opportunities.
2000+ attendees | 50+ exhibitors | 85+ speakers
IRCE | June 9-11 | Chicago, US
This unique conference is an opportunity to learn about the topic that matters to you the most. IRCE offers curated content, expert speakers and in-depth workshops.
50+ exhibitors | 130 sessions | 85+ speakers | 600+ vendors
eTail | August 10-13 | Boston, US
This event brings together the whole retail community: meet, collaborate, learn about what is disrupting the industry today and what will change tomorrow.
3000+ attendees | 800+ retailers | 100+ speakers
Paris Retail Week | September 15-17 | Paris, France
Open to all retail and eCommerce professionals, this mega-event represents the entire offer of online and offline retail and highlights its unfailing sense of adaptation.
25000+ attendees | 800+ exhibitors | 436 speakers | 200 workshops
Retail Global | September | Las Vegas, US
Offering workshops, keynote presentations, panels, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for retailers to connect with hundreds of online merchants.
50 speakers | 35 exhibitors
Intix | January 20-23 | New York City, US
Intix is an annual conference for professionals involved in the ticketing industry, that are seeking to gain knowledge or are interested in making connections.
86 exhibitors | 26 partners
FUTR | April 22 | London, UK
Impressive showcases and plenty of networking opportunities at Europe’s only summit focused on fresh thinking and progressive change in the future of retail.
2500+ attendees | 200+ speakers | 70+ exhibitors
World Retail Congress | April 28 -30 | Rome, Italy
The World Retail Congress brings together the leaders of today’s global retail industry – united in their focus on understanding and serving today’s consumers.
1300+ attendees| 120 speakers
Phocuswright Europe | May 18-20 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Compelling content, and top-tier attendees from the travel industry: Phocuswright Europe is where ideas are born, partners are found, strategies are honed and deals are done.
280+ companies | 40+ speakers
Digital Travel Summit Europe | June 8-9 | London, UK
Digital Travel united digital marketing, eCommerce & customer experience leaders from Europe’s top travel companies, sharing practical insights to embrace the latest digital innovations.
400 digital travel executives | 65+ thought-leading speakers