International events like conferences and expos for every industry are still on. There are arrangements made to ensure safety of participants and some of the events have taken the virtual route. Start-ups and small businesses who want to explore the international e-commerce landscape and discover global markets will benefit from attending these events.
China Internal Cross-Border E-Commerce Supply Chain Fair (CIEFAIR) – Shenzhen, China
Scheduled between the 23rd and 25th of September 2021, the 7th edition of CIEFAIR will be held at the Shenzhen Exhibition & Convention Center. It’s a forum where close to 100 cross-border companies will showcase their products. Global giants like Amazon and eBay will also be a part of the event. If your company is into cross-border e-commerce or if you are a part of a cross-border firm, you can visit or exhibit at CIEFAIR.
Savant eCommerce – London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona
Savant eCommerce is an exclusive conference for senior executives in the global e-commerce industry. Organised by Savant events, the Savant eCommerce conferences are being held across key European cities. Upcoming conferences are to be held in London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm in the October and November months. Savant is an annual event that unites thought leaders from innovative companies.
E-Commerce Operations Summit – Nashville, TN (Tennessee), US (United States)
The E-Commerce Operations Summit, an event dedicated to future-proofing operations will be held on the 17th and 18th of August 2021 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Centre in Nashville, Tennessee. To register for the event, you need to visit the official website and submit attendee information.
E-Commerce Packaging & Supply Chain Expo (ECPAKLOG) – Shanghai, China
ECPAKLOG 2021 will take place between the 22nd to the 24th of December 2021 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China. It will explore the problems and future trends of the E-Commerce industry. Visitors and exhibitors need to pre-register online on the official website.
Seamless E-Commerce, Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates)
Seamless E-Commerce will explore the future of Retail and E-Commerce in the Middle East between 29 and 30 September 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This event will bring together small, medium, large businesses, and governments across the entire value chain who want to bring e-commerce to the MENA (middle east and north Africa) region.
Organised by Savant events, the Savant eCommerce conferences are being held across key European cities.
What’s in it for me?
It has become increasingly difficult to organise physical conferences and events. However, we cannot undermine the fact that eCommerce usage has seen a significant upward surge worldwide. Businesses have had to evolve and adapt to erratic consumer behaviour. As such, it’s important for the industry experts to share their trends and best practices and for small businesses to attend these events.
Being one of the few industries that has had minimal impact and seen high growth during the pandemic, the scaling up of e-commerce will help mitigate challenges faced by other industries. It’s important for e-commerce start-ups to know how to achieve this so that they can survive during the upcoming Covid waves and help other industries, businesses survive as well.