eCommerce events and conferences in 2021 and 2022

eCommerce is one of the few industries that was not affected by the breakout of Covid-19. In fact, it grew significantly during these challenging times.

In the US alone, there was a 32.4% increase in eCommerce sales compared to 2019. This boost in demand for online services came as a result of more than 47,000 chain stores closing their doors.

This has kickstarted an irreversible growth trend: by 2023, eCommerce will account for 22% of all retail sales. It is a time of great opportunities - but also a time of growing competition.

Hence, the numerous eCommerce events set for 2021 and 2022 aimed to help companies stay afloat despite the global pandemic.

Retailers and marketers need to continuously follow the latest trends, developments and advice by top eCommerce authorities.

In this article, we listed the best eCommerce events of 2021 and 2022. The list, curated by our in-house eCommerce experts, is continuously updated with new conferences, tradeshows and exhibitions.

Whether you want to nurture your customer loyalty, decrease cart abandonment rates, boost conversion rates or improve your eStore’s safety - attending one of these conferences, either online or in-person, will set you on the right path.

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Featured eCommerce Events In 2021 & 2022

DesignRush specialists have selected these eCommerce events whose speakers and agenda are most likely to help you grow your retail business in 2021 and 2022.

1. ASGTG 2021: E-Commerce Post COVID-19

ASGST eCommerce event
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  • Date: August 25, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Kol Yaakov Hall, Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 1-day event
  • Key speaker: Ed Rosenberg, Leader of ASGTG at Amazon Sellers Group TG
  • Price: $175-$280
  • Description:

Targeting private labels and Amazon resellers, the all-day event connects experts, speakers and sellers looking to strive in the eCommerce marketplace.

Annual ASGTG meetup has become globally renowned for helping Amazon Sellers get the most out of their digital retail businesses.

2. NRF 2022

NRF eCommerce event
[Source: NRF]
  • Date: January 16-18, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Javits Center, Manhattan, NY
  • Duration: 3-day event
  • Key speakers:
    • Kate Ancketill, GDR Creative Intelligence
    • Pano Anthos, XRC Labs
    • Andrea Bell, WGSN
    • Matt Cleary, TikTok
    • Christina Fontana, Alibaba Group
  • Price: TBA - see the website for updates
  • Description:

An event with 40,000 industry experts, retailers and vendors, NRF 2022 is one of the biggest networking opportunities of the year.

Top industry visionaries share their expertise whose takeaways help transform digital commerce, while the event’s Innovation Lab and Startup Hub point to the future of online retail.

3. Webwinkel Vakdagen 2022

Webwinkel Vakdagen eCommerce event
[Source: Webwinkel Vakdagen]
  • Date: January 26-30, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Hall 7 & 8, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Duration: 4-day event (2-day expo, followed by 2-day conferences)
  • Key speakers:
    • Stephanie Neusser, Sana Commerce
    • Juul Manders, BALR
    • Annemarie Buitelaar
  • Price: TBA - see the website for updates
  • Description:

The 14th edition of the biggest eCommerce event in Benelux (region encompassing Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) will feature inspiring speakers and relevant themes on the growth of eCommerce post-pandemic.

A huge list of exhibitors will display their recent breakthroughs in customer service, distribution, payments and other facets of online retail.

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10 Best North American eCommerce Conferences & Events [2021-2022]

Looking for the best eCommerce conferences? Here is a growing list of some of the key events happening across the continent in the second half of 2021, including some already lined up for 2022.

Toronto eCommerce Conference: eTail

  • Date: 2022 (exact date to be announced)
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto
  • Price: TBA

NYC eCommerce Conference: Grow NY

  • Date: August 3-4, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: Queens, NY
  • Price:
    • Online: Free
    • In-Person: $19

San Francisco eCommerce Conference: Smarter Faster Payments: Remote Connect

  • Date: August 23-26, 2021 (Online)
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Price: ranging from $795 to $1,195

Chicago eCommerce Conference #1: IRCE

  • Date: August 24-25, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
  • Price:
    • Student/Educator Pass: Free
    • Non-Exhibiting Vendor Hall Admission: $899
    • Expo Hall Admission: $179
    • retailX Daily Pass: $1,199
    • retailX Premier Pass: $1,999

Chicago eCommerce Conference #2: Chicago eCommerce Summit

  • Date: September 15, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
  • Price:
    • Live Stream Remote Access: $200 + $13.59 fee
    • General Admission for Vendors: $500 + $31.59 fee

Los Angeles eCommerce Conference: eCommerce Week LA

  • Date: September 27-October 1, 2021
  • Medium: Online (In-Person events are still being considered)
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Price: TBA

Santa Monica eCommerce Conference: ChargeX

  • Date: October 19-21, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA
  • Price: TBA

Dallas eCommerce Conference: Dallas eCommerce Summit

  • Date: October 20, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX
  • Price:
    • Live Stream Remote Access: $200 + $13.59 fee
    • General Admission for Vendors: $500 + $31.59 fee

Nashville eCommerce Conference: Nashville eCommerce

  • Date: December 7, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: The Westin Hotel, Nashville, TN
  • Price:
    • Live Stream Remote Access: $200 + $13.59 fee
    • General Admission for Vendors: $500 + $31.59 fee

Las Vegas eCommerce Conference: Shoptalk

  • Date: March 27-30, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
  • Price:
    • Attendees: $2,500
    • Exhibitors: $2,150
    • Retailers & Brands: $1,850

11 Best European eCommerce Conferences & Events [2021-2022]

Across Europe, the rising eCommerce sector is the catalyst for numerous conferences attended by industry authorities and expert speakers. Here are some of the best ones.

Stockholm eCommerce Conference: Savant eCommerce Stockholm

  • Date: September 14-15, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: Fabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Price:
    • Retailers: €699
    • Non-retailers: €2,850

Milan eCommerce Conference: 4ECOM

  • Date: September 23, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Price: TBA

Paris eCommerce Conference: Paris Retail Week

  • Date: September 28-30, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
  • Price: n/a

Amsterdam eCommerce Conference: Savant eCommerce Amsterdam

  • Date: October 28-29, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Price:
    • Retailers: €599
    • Non-retailers: €2,850

London eCommerce Conference #1: eCommerce Expo

  • Date: September 28-30, 2021
  • Medium: Online Event Only
  • Location: London, UK
  • Price: TBA

London eCommerce Conference #2: Retail Week

  • Date: October 13-14, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Magazine, London, UK
  • Price: Retailer and non-retailer (individual): £999 + VAT

London eCommerce Conference #3: eCommerce Live

  • Date: June 15-16, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: ExCel, London, UK
  • Price: TBA

Barcelona eCommerce Conference #1: International Conference on e-Business and e-Commerce ICEBEC

  • Date: August 16-17, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Price:
    • Listener registration: €300
    • Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €400
    • Non-student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €500

Barcelona eCommerce Conference #2: International Conference on e-Business and e-Commerce ICEBEC

  • Date: August 16-17, 2022
  • Medium: TBA
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Price:
    • Listener registration: €250
    • Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €350
    • Non-student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration: €450

Berlin eCommerce Conference: eCommerce Berlin Expo

  • Date: February 24, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: STATION, Berlin, Germany
  • Price: Free

Athens eCommerce Conference: eCommerce & Digital Marketing Expo

  • Date: March 19-20, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Zappeion Exhibition & Conference Hall, Athens, Greece
  • Price: Free
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4 Best Asian eCommerce Events & Conferences [2021-2022]

Asia also has its fair share of eCommerce conferences, seminars and exhibitions set for the year. Below are events worth checking out.

Event #1: Seamless E-Commerce

  • Date: September 29-30, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Price: $900

Event #2: eCommerce Expo Asia

  • Date: October 20-21, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Price: TBA

Event #3: FUTR World

  • Date: December 9-11, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Price: TBA

Event #4: eCommerce Fair Tokyo

  • Date: February 17-18, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, Tokyo, Japan
  • Price: Free

2 Best Australian eCommerce Conferences & Events [2021-2022]

Down under, eCommerce summits and expos are providing valuable insights and relevant expertise on running online retail businesses. Here are some events you can still attend.

Event #1: iMedia Online Retail Summit Australia

  • Date: September 6-8, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Price: Invitation-only entry

Event #2: Alibaba E-Commerce Expo

  • Date: September 17-18, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: MCEC, Melbourne, Australia
  • Price: TBA

5 Best eCommerce Tradeshows Worldwide [2021-2022]

eCommerce tradeshows bring the industry leaders together to discuss, share and showcase their most recent products and services.

The following list of tradeshows is where all the novelties and groundbreaking achievements will appear before setting out to change eCommerce forever. Don’t miss them!

Tradeshow #1: Future Stores Connect

  • Date: July 27-28, 2021
  • Medium: Online
  • Location: Virtual event, invite-only
  • Price: n/a

Tradeshow #2: eCommerce Operations Summit

  • Date: August 17-18, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
  • Price: $849-$1,119

Tradeshow #3: SubSummit

  • Date: September 21-23, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person & Online
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Price:
    • Online event: $99-$299 for merchants and $99-$199 for suppliers
    • In-Person event: $495-$1,950 for merchants and $1,750-$1,950 for suppliers

Tradeshow #4: Affiliate Summit

  • Date: November 2-4, 2021
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: Ceasars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
  • Price: $280-$735

Tradeshow #5: Boston eCommerce Summit

  • Date: February 22, 2022
  • Medium: In-Person
  • Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
  • Price: TBA
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