150 reasons you can't afford to miss the eCommerce Show North (Parts 1 and 2)

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by David Prior

The biggest ever gathering outside London of companies spanning eCommerce takes place in Manchester next week, on Wednesday October 11th and Thursday October 12th.

eCommerce Show North will represent an unmissable opportunity to access a world of learning, business development and cutting-edge expertise that will grow your business smarter and faster.

Tickets are free and you can register here:

Over 100 global, national and regional companies are exhibiting alongside over 70 leading speakers from brands, platforms, suppliers and agencies who will all be sharing their expertise with attendees in one of the six dedicated theatres: Market Leaders, Marketing, Intelligent Commerce, Export Success, Digital Transformation and with extra sessions covering a range of subjects including logistics, payments and cyber security.

This week, we are outlining just some of the 150-plus reasons why you cannot afford not to attend and profit from this huge array of talent and expertise:

    1. Speaker: Ross Matthews, Chief Marketing Officer, Icelolly.com
    2. Speaker: Jim Cahill, eCommerce Sector Head, Royal Mail – his team manages over 3,000 customers worth £600M
    3. Speaker: Abigail Brodie, Director of eCommerce at DHL, specialists in international logistics
    4. Exhibitor: Oracle + Bronto providing a cloud-based commerce marketing automation platform to mid-market and enterprise organisations
    5. Several web and cloud hosters exhibitors including UKFast, one of the largest independently owned hosting providers in the UK
    6. SLI Systems - predictive cloud-based platform. Founded in New Zealand, now in five countries
    7. Cloud Technology Solutions: Leveraging the scalability, security and big data of Google Cloud
    8. FHL/Netsuite: A reliable tech partner of UK, European and Global businesses
    9. Steamhaus: A cloud hosting consultancy based in Manchester, provider independent
    10. Exhibitor: MPP Global. Convert Visitors into Subscribers, Predict & Minimise Churn
    11. Theatre sponsor: Magento. Quite simply the World’s #1 Commerce Platform
    12. Theatre: World First, foreign currency specialists
    13. Speaker: Neil Tunbridge, Director, Pivot
    14. Speaker: Jesse Wragg, InterCultural Elements. How Northern Businesses are Making the Most of Cross Border Trade
    15. Speaker: Nilay Oza, Co-Founder, Klevu – conversational commerce & artificial intelligence
    16. Exhibitor: UnifiedVU. One User Interface to connect all your business software
    17. Exhibitor: Statement Agency – leading Shopify agency for growing brands
    18. Exhibitor: M2E Pro – integrating the Magento eCommerce platform with eBay, Amazon & Rakuten marketplaces
    19. Exhibitor: PRWD – Conversion optimisation (CRO) agency
    20. Exhibitor: Greater Manchester Chamber. The Chamber in the UK with over 5000 members
    21. Speakers: Chris Leo and Tom Wild, MadeByPi
    22. Speaker: Gavin Masters, Head of eCommerce Consultancy, Maginus – turbo-charge your B2B Platform
    23. Exhibitor: The Filter – providing personalised customer experience solutions, based in Bath
    24. Speaker: Benoit Bossuet, Temando, global fulfilment solutions for e-retailers and logistics
    25. Speaker: Graham Broughton, MD Europe, We Are Pentagon – Tips when expanding globally
    26. Speaker: Rob Jackson, Head of Paid Search, Mabo Media – optimising Google Shopping
    27. Exhibitor: Best Response Media, websites and SEO, PPC and CRO
    28. Exhibitor: Mastermindset. We help companies grow using a science model
    29. Exhibitor: Exact Abacus. Vertically integrated provider of ERP software, ecommerce and fulfilment services
    30. Speaker: Joseph Darwin. International Digital Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade
    31. Speaker: Mark Leach, Head of eCommerce, Missguided
    32. Speaker: Sebastian Dubois. Head of User Experience, Park Group plc
    33. Exhibitor: Pimberly – a SaaS-based Product Information Management (PIM) platform
    34. Exhibitor: Peoplevox – Warehouse management software
    35. Several ecommerce payment service providers including GlobalPay – a global provider of payment technology services
    36. Exhibitor: WorldFirst. Changing money around the world
    37. Exhibitor: Payoneer. Supporting millions of businesses in over 200 countries with seamless, cross-border payments
    38. Exhibitor: Barclaycard. Multinational credit card and payment services provider
    39. Exhibitor: Worldpay. Payments processing technology and solutions for merchant customers
    40. Exhibitor: Tech North. Accelerating the growth of the digital business sector in the North of England
    41. Speaker: Lawrence Jones. Founder, UKFast
    42. Speaker: James Poole. Strategy & Innovation Executive, MBNA
    43. Exhibitor: dotmailer. A global marketing automation platform
    44. Exhibitor: Allies. A group of ecommerce experts
    45. Exhibitor: 2J Commerce. Magento Enterprise Solution Partner with offices in Sheffield, London and India
    46. Exhibitor: Capita. Translation and interpreting services in more than 180 languages
    47. Speaker: Philip Driver. eCommerce Head, Canon Europe
    48. Speaker: Kristal Ireland. Ecommerce and Retail, Virgin Trains
    49. Exhibitor: Bring Digital. Search, social and web agency
    50. Exhibitor: Bunting. A website personalisation and product recommendation tool for marketers
    51. Exhibitor: M2E. Integrating Magento backend with eBay, Amazon & Rakuten marketplaces
    52. Exhibitor: Moltin. Unified APIs for inventory, carts, the checkout process, payments and more
    53. Exhibitor: Cheetah Digital/Experian. A global enterprise cross-channel marketing solutions provider
    54. Speaker: Melanie Shabangu. Tax Partner, AVASK
    55. Speaker: Emma Scotton, Founder, KnowGlobal
    56. Exhibitor: Branded content marketing agency in Leeds
    57. Exhibitor: InterCultural Elements, eCommerce service provider based in Leipzig, Germany
    58. Exhibitor: Maginus. Delivering complex technology projects for retailers and distributors
    59. Exhibitor: PureClarity is a SaaS eCommerce personalisation solution utilising AI and Big Data
    60. Exhibitor: VisualSoft. Working with retailers to build, grow and sustain their businesses online
    61. Speaker: Dave Furness. Co-Founder, UnderstandingE & silicate
    62. Speaker: James Heyes. Co-Founder, Parcel Station
    63. Speaker: David Lawson. Managing Director, AO Retail UK
    64. Exhibitor: Plentymarkets, a global eCommerce solution headquartered in Germany
    65. Exhibitor: Klevu. Providing online retailers with unique search technology.
    66. Speaker: Darren Ratcliffe. Founder, Digitl
    67. Speaker: Abdul Alim. Co-Founder, Bidooh
    68. Speaker: Scott Hanson, Pimberly. Product information tech.
    69. Speaker: Peter Wright, Managing Director, DigitalLawUK
    70. Speaker: Steph Kershaw, Channel Sales Manager, Magento
    71. Exhibitor: Several logistics and fulfilment companies including 3PL - B2C & B2B eCommerce order fulfilment
    72. Exhibitor: DHL. Global deliveries and other customised logistic services
    73. Exhibitor: Promotional Handling. Fulfilment, logistics and distribution services within eCommerce
    74. Exhibitor: SmartConsign – simplifying the shipping process and carriage management
    75. Exhibitor: ProSKU – warehouse management software for smaller businesses
    76. Exhibitor: PeopleVox. Warehouse Management System (WMS) for eCommerce and multi-channel business
    77. Exhibitor: SmartConsign. A cloud SaaS solution within the logistics industry
    78. Exhibitor: Tamandua. Tools for the 21st century shipping experience
    79. Event Partner and exhibitor: Space 48. Award-winning eCommerce agency that specialises in the Magento eCommerce platform
    80. Speaker: Martin Calvert, Marketing Director, Blueclaw
    81. Exhibitor: Nosto. Working with 10,000-plus online retailers globally across their shopping journey
    82. Speaker: Chris Leo, Director of Innovation, MadeByPi
    83. Exhibitor: Websand. Marketing automation platform
    84. Exhibitor: milklab media. Connecting brands and audiences
    85. Speaker: Richard Silk. Creative Director, Gather
    86. Exhibitor: xsellco. An eCommerce platform helping online sellers of all sizes around the world
    87. Keynote sponsor: MEC. A global media planning agency with expertise in digital and social media
    88. Speaker: Jon Woodall, Founder, Space 48
    89. Exhibitor: Pinpoint. Digital agency in specialising in Magento development and design
    90. Bar sponsor: Knight Corporate Finance. Advising businesses and entrepreneurs in the telecoms, media & technology sector
    91. Exhibitor: The International Business Festival, June 2018. Hosting the world’s biggest business event
    92. Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation is a global technology company
    93. Exhibitor: Pure360. Email & SMS marketing provider working with over 1400 organisations
    94. Speaker: Ann Payne, Agency Development Manager, Google
    95. Exhibitor: Green River Media, Web design and development agency
    96. Speaker: Nilay Oza, Co-Founder and CEO, Klevu
    97. Exhibitor: Fluid Digital, Magento e-commerce and PPC agency
    98. Speaker: Richard Gibbons, Global eCommerce Director, Kellogg Company
    99. Exhibitor: Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce
    100. Speaker: Zak Edwards. Managing Director, Prezzybox

More reasons will follow tomorrow.

The two-day event will feature dozens of additional talks and seminars from key figures within the sector, covering the complete eCommerce spectrum.

Here's a full list of confirmed speakers so far

There will also be a wide range of industry-critical partners on hand to advise and support visiting eCommerce businesses, including hosting companies, global payment providers and a variety of media partners.

Manchester-based hosting company UKFast is the headline sponsor of the event and CRO specialists Endless Gain, eCommerce website experts Space48, Magento agency Digitl and email marketing automation business dotmailer are all on board as event partners.

Theatre sponsors to have committed to the event so far include global eCommerce platform Magento, business support network Business Growth Hub, international payments company WorldFirst, creative and data-driven digital agency twentysix, B2B marketing specialists SteinIAS and global advertising company Finch.

Here's a full list of the 100 plus eCommerce companies already involved in eCommerce Show North

The event will feature leading exponents of eCommerce with businesses specialising in the full range of available services and solutions, including platforms, payments, analytics, security, marketing, hosting, backbone, logistics, mobile, hardware and innovation.

There will also be a huge range of industry presentations and specialist businesses talks, conference sessions and seminars.

Find out more

eCommerce Show North will be an unmissable event for all those with a connection to the eCommerce sector, from CEOs, CMOs and MDs to heads of digital, developers and technical managers.

There's still time to get involved as an exhibitor, sponsor or partner - please contact Martyn Collins on 07764 406873 or by emailing martyn@prolificnorth.co.uk.